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[05/27/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 27
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CASSIUS & CLAY (FX, New!) - Megan Ganz ("Modern Family") and Adam Reed ("Archer") are set to team for a new animated series at the cable channel which "follows two women living as bandits in a futuristic, postapocalyptic America." Kaitlin Olson stars as Ordwood Cassius, "a hard-drinking, quick-thinking, fast-talking bullshitter who has more debts than sense"; with Lake Bell as Shopcarter Clay, "the fastest gun in the postapocalyptic South; she doesn't go looking for trouble, she shares a station wagon with it." Said ensemble also includes Susan Sarandon, Jeffrey Tambor, JB Smoove, Robert Patrick, Stephen Root, Kevin Michael Richardson and Katy Mixon. FX Productions and Reed's Floyd County Productions will co-produce the project, which has a pilot order. (Deadline.com)


GORBURGER SHOW, THE (HBO, New!) - T.J. Miller, Josh Martin and Ryan McNeely are looking to bring their web series - "a talk show hosted by a giant blue space monster (voiced and puppeted by Miller) who has invaded a Japanese morning talk show and held its staff hostage as he attempts to understand what it means to be human by interviewing celebrities, musicians, cultural icons, and Moby" - to the small screen. The half-hour project has a pilot commitment with Martin and McNeely directing from a script they co-wrote with Miller. Ed Helms, Johnny Knoxville and the aforementioned Moby will also appear in the debut installment. 3 Arts Entertainment's Dave Becky; Funny or Die's Sean Boyle and Mike Farah; as well as The Lonely Island's Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg are among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Yani Gellman, originally pegged to be recast on ABC's new drama "Oil," may still continue on the show (Deadline.com); newcomer Blondy Baruti, star on ABC's comedy pilot "Golden State," has signed a talent holding deal with the network and ABC Studios (Deadline.com); Josh Meyers's Barry, "a freelance photographer who shoots weddings and bar mitzvahs at the country club," has been upped to series regular on Amazon's "Red Oaks" (Deadline.com); former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has signed an overall production deal with Endemol Shine North America (Deadline.com); Stephanie Erb is bound for three episodes of "Ray Donovan" as "the head of the Fish and Game Department" (Deadline.com);

Richard Schiff will recur on the new season of "The Affair" as "a high-profile city attorney who has been Bruce Butler's (John Doman) longtime family lawyer," while Joanna Gleason will drop by as "an editor in-chief of a prestigious publishing label and Hudson Valley bohemian" (Deadline.com, Variety.com); Tanaya Beatty, Stephen Hill, Creed Garnick and Aidan Kahn have all signed onto HBO's "Lewis & Clark" as Sacagawea, York, William Bratton and Gibson, respectively (Deadline.com); Television 360 and Endemol Shine Studios are looking to bring Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley series to the small screen (THR.com); Denise Richards will guest on The CW's "Significant Mother" as a "notorious cougar who who winds up on a date with Josh Zuckerman's Nate" (TVLine.com); and Ally Walker will visit Netflix's revival of "Longmire" in an unspecified role (TVLine.com).






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· AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· ARCHER (FXX)
· BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· CASSIUS & CLAY (FXX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOLDEN STATE (ABC)
· GORBURGER SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· LEWIS & CLARK (HBO)
· LONGMIRE (NETFLIX)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· RED OAKS (AMAZON)
· SIGNIFICANT MOTHER (CW)
· UNTITLED BLONDY BARUTI PROJECT (ABC)





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