[05/08/15 - 12:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 8 - CBS Locks in Six Additional Series Orders
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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


EP/ Writer: Michael Seitzman
EP: Marti Noxon
EP: Linda Goldstein-Knowlton
EP: Ryan McGarry
EP/Director: David Semel
Studio: ABC Studios

Logline: Medical drama set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation where the extraordinary staff struggle in the face of a broken system to protect their ideals and the patients who need them the most.

Cast: Marcia Gay Harden, Bonnie Somerville, Raza Jaffrey, Luis Guzman, Melanie Kannokada, Harry M. Ford, Ben Hollingsworth, William Allen Young

CRIMINAL MINDS: Beyond Borders (Planted Spinoff)
*Filmed as a Criminal Minds episode on Feb. 8 as a planted spin off.
EP: Mark Gordon, Erica Messer, Nick Pepper
W: Executive Producer Erica Messer
Director: Glenn Kershaw
ABC Studios in association with CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company

Logline: Focuses on a division of the FBI that helps American citizens who find themselves in danger abroad.

Cast: Gary Sinise, Daniel Henney, Tyler James

EP/ Writer: Craig Sweeny
EP/Director: Marc Webb
EP: Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin
EP: Bradley Cooper & Todd Phillips
EP: Ryan Kavanaugh, Tucker Tooley & Tom Forman
Studio: CBS Television Studios i.a.w. K/O Paper Products and Relativity Media

Logline: A drama based on the 2011 feature. The series follows Brian Finch as he discovers the power of the mysterious drug NZT, and is coerced into using his newfound drug-enhanced abilities to solve weekly cases for the FBI.

Cast: Jake McDorman, Jennifer Carpenter, Hill Harper, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

EP/ Writers: Bill Lawrence & Blake McCormick
EP: Arthur Sarkissian
EP: Brett Ratner
EP: Jeff Ingold
EP/Director: Jon Turteltaub
Studio: Warner Bros. Television
Based on the New Line Cinema feature film

Logline: A stoic, by-the-book Hong Kong police officer is assigned to a case in Los Angeles where he's forced to work with a cocky African-American LAPD officer who has no interest in a partner.

Cast: Justin Hires, Jon Foo, Aimee Garcia, Wendie Malick


Single Cam
Writer/EP: Tad Quill
EP/Director: Don Scardino
Studio: CBS Television Studios

Logline: When Amy enters Allison's life and claims to be her guardian angel, they form an unlikely friendship and Allison can't be sure if Amy is an angel or just nuts.

Cast: Jane Lynch, Maggie Lawson, Kyle Bornheimer, Kevin Pollak

Single Cam
EP/W: Justin Adler
EP/NW: Aaron Kaplan
EP/Director: Jason Winer
Studio: Kapital Entertainment i/a/w 20th Century Fox Television

Logline: A comedy about one family told through the separate stories of its different family members.

Cast: Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister Jones, Colin Hanks, Angelique Cabral, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg

  [may 2015]  


[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
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[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 09:44 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 09:23 AM]
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[03/22/18 - 08:34 AM]
Seth Rogen Announces All-Star Lineup for Netflix Comedy Special
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[03/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
"The Rain" Is Coming to Netflix May 4
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[03/22/18 - 08:10 AM]
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[03/21/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 21
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[03/21/18 - 03:35 PM]
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[03/21/18 - 03:34 PM]
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[03/21/18 - 03:33 PM]
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