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[12/16/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 16
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


LUMEN (TNT/ABCS; W: Chris Black; D: Joe Johnson) - Neil Jackson ("Sleepy Hollow") 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's on board as Prince Dai of Lumen "who's also the long lost husband and father of the family. Stunned to see his wife and son in Lumen, Dai explains how he came to be on Earth and why he left them, unwillingly, to go back to Lumen, his home." Simon Kassianides, Zara Zoe and Sam Jaeger also star. (Deadline.com)


QUALITY TIME (TBS, New!) - Broken Lizard members Paul Soter, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme and Erik Stolhanske have scored a pilot order from the cable channel for a semi-autobiographical comedy about "four college buddies who kept their sophomoric ways in suspended animation throughout their 20s and are now succumbing to reproduction." Entertainment One's Michael Rosenberg and John Morayniss as well as Steven Amato and Michael Wallen are also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


VICE PRINCIPALS (HBO; W: Danny McBride & Jody Hill; D: TBA) - Da'vine Joy Randolph ("Selfie") and Sheaun McKinney ("Graceland") have both been cast in the upcoming Danny McBride-led comedy, which tells the story of a high school and the people who almost run it, the vice principals. Randolph plays Dr. Belinda Brown, "the confident & powerful new Principal at Lincoln High school"; with McKinney as Dayshawn, "a cafeteria worker at Lincoln High, an easy going guy who's friendly but a bit wary of the Vice Principals." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Giacomo Gianniotti has been cast as Jimmy Dougherty, "a Los Angeles detective who was once married to Marilyn (Kelli Garner)," in Lifetime's mini-series "Marilyn" (Deadline.com); David James Elliott will guest on "Scorpion" as "a former Secret Service agent who turns to Team Scorpion to help recover a 15-year-old buried memory when he becomes the only hope of catching terrorists looking to break into a top-secret U.S. nuclear missile silo" (THR.com); Dax Shepard will once again reprise his "Parenthood" role of Crosby Braverman in a January episode of "About a Boy" (THR.com); Peyton List has been cast as Lisa Snart, Leonard's (Wentworth Miller) little sister, on "The Flash" while Nicholas Gonzalez has been tapped as Cisco's handsome and charming older brother Dante (AccessHollywood.com, TVLine.com); and AMC's proposed spin-off of "The Walking Dead" has been revealed as taking place in Los Angeles (TVLine.com).






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· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GRACELAND (USA)
· LUMEN (TNT)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· QUALITY TIME (TBS)
· SCORPION (CBS)
· SECRET LIFE OF MARILYN MONROE, THE (LIFETIME)
· SELFIE (ABC)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· VICE PRINCIPALS (HBO)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)





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