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[02/04/15 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 4
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!


BROTHERS IN ATLANTA (HBO; W: Bashir Salahuddin & Diallo Riddle; D: Tim Story) - Finesse Mitchell ("Saturday Night Live") has booked a role on the Lorne Michaels-produced comedy pilot, about struggling entertainers and best friends Langston (Diallo Riddle) and Moose (Bashir Salahuddin) trying to navigate relationships and life in the black Mecca of Atlanta. He'll play Walter, "one of the backup singers to Shirle (Maya Rudolph) and a nemesis to Moose." Jaden Smith also stars. (Deadline.com)


INSECURE (A.K.A. UNTITLED ISSA RAE PROJECT) (HBO; W: Issa Rae & Larry Wilmore; D: TBA) - The Issa Rae-led comedy, which focuses on the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman, has been ordered to pilot at the pay channel. Rae and Larry Wilmore are behind the half-hour, with 3 Arts Entertainment's Michael Rotenberg, Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry likewise serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED DANA KLEIN PROJECT (FOX/20th; W: Dana Klein; D: Pamela Fryman) - Jenna Elfman ("Growing Up Fisher") has been tapped for the lead role on the multi-camera comedy pilot, about Ellen, a working mom who is in constant competition with her perfect, stay-at-home sister-in-law. "Ellen constantly second-guesses herself and, by extension, her husband. She worries she's a bad mom/wife/daughter-in-law and often takes on more than she can handle in an effort to prove otherwise." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Phillip Noyce has signed on to helm the NBC drama pilot "Warrior" (Deadline.com); Mira Sorvino is set to recur on "Stalker" as "a well-respected FBI Agent who began her career at TAU and once ran the division" (Deadline.com); Derek Luke has boarded DirecTV's "Rogue" as "the leader of the 13th Street Kings, a powerful street gang" (Deadline.com); a drama from Imagine Television based on Robert B. Baer's book "The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins" is set to be taken out to cable networks next week (Deadline.com); Marcia Cross, Robert Vaughn, Susie Essman and Mercedes Ruehl will all visit the February 25 episode of "Law & Order: SVU" (EOnline.com); and Laverne Cox will guest on "The Mindy Project" as "a cousin of Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) who helps Mindy Kaling's character get her confidence back" (EOnline.com).






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· BROTHERS IN ATLANTA (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GROWING UP FISHER (NBC)
· INSECURE (HBO)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· ROGUE (AUDIENCE)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· STALKER (CBS)
· UNTITLED DANA KLEIN PROJECT (FOX)
· WARRIOR (NBC)





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