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[05/07/15 - 05:00 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 7 - FOX Orders Comedy "The Grinder," Drama "Rosewood" to Series
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!

Here is the latest project being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2015-16 season (via press release):

THE GRINDER (Twentieth Century Fox Television)
Format: Single-Cam comedy
EP/W: Jarrad Paul & Andrew Mogel
EP/NW: Nicholas Stoller
Director/EP: Jake Kasdan
Star/EP: Rob Lowe

Logline: Rob Lowe stars as beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson (aka "The Grinder"), with Fred Savage starring as his brother, Stewart. When his long-running hit series comes to an end, he finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family's law firm.

CAST: Rob Lowe as Dean, Fred Savage as Stewart, Mary Elizabeth Ellis as Debbie, William Devane as Dean Sr., Hana Hayes as Lizzie

ROSEWOOD (Twentieth Century Fox Television)
EP/W: Todd Harthan
EP (N/W): Temple Hill Entertainment (Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen)
EP/D: Richard Shepard

Logline: This investigative series centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can't argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.

CAST: Morris Chestnut as Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., Jaina Lee Ortiz as Det. Villa, Gabrielle Dennis as Pippy, Anna Konkle as TMI, Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Bella






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GRINDER, THE (FOX)
· ROSEWOOD (FOX)





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