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[12/17/14 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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SHANNARA (MTV; W: Al Gough & Miles Millar; D: Jonathan Liebesman) - Manu Bennett ("Arrow") has been cast in the upcoming drama, based on Terry Brooks's best-selling fantasy novels about the Shannara family, whose descendants are empowered with ancient magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world. He'll play Allanon, "a druid who is the last of his kind in the world of Shannara. He is described as a wise, perceptive and serious man who knows something incredibly important has begun when the wise tree Ellcrys starts to die. He enlists Wil (Austin Butler) to fulfill his destiny and save the four lands." Aaron Jakubenko and Poppy Drayton also star. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - TV One has renewed its reality series "Hollywood Divas" for a second season (@TVOneTV); Charlie Sheen will guest on "The Goldbergs" as a leather-jacketed bad boy in a homage to the 1986 classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" with Hayley Orrantia in the Jennifer Grey role (People.com); and Gina Torres has booked a recurring role on "Revenge" as "an aspiring socialite named Natalie Walsh" (TVLine.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· HOLLYWOOD DIVAS (TV ONE)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· SHANNARA CHRONICLES, THE (SPIKE TV)





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