[12/12/14 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - The Eye is once again looking to spin off the veteran drama, this time following "FBI agents helping American citizens who find themselves in trouble abroad." Showrunner Erica Messer is penning the project, which will be set up via backdoor pilot in a February episode. Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper will likewise executive produce for ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)

LUMEN (TNT/ABCS; W: Chris Black; D: Joe Johnson) - Simon Kassianides ("Marvel's Agents of SHIELD") has scored a role on the drama pilot, about a family of four who finds themselves transported to the mystical alternate world inspired by the work of a missing author's (Wynn Everett) best-selling series of fantasy books. He'll play Bevan Gravewood, "the Captain of the Emperor's Royal Guard in Lumen." Zara Zoe and Sam Jaeger also star. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Aleks Paunovic will recur on The CW's "iZOMBIE" in a yet-to-be-revealed role (Deadline.com); Marc Singer has been cast as General Matthew Shrieve, the leader of a group known as the Creature Commandos from the comics, in "Arrow" (CBR.com); Michaela Watkins will drop by "The Goldbergs" as Adam's Spanish teacher (TVLine.com); Jaime Murray will visit "Sleepy Hollow" as "a corpse-inhabiting evil spirit" (TVLine.com); Eddie Cibrian has scored an arc on "Baby Daddy" as "a charming, chivalrous, genuinely good guy who has just been transferred to a prestigious New York office, where he will be the new managing partner" (EW.com); and Judah Friedlander and former NBA star Scottie Pippen are both bound for ABC's "Fresh Off the Boat" (EW.com).

  [december 2014]  


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