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[06/05/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 5
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!


WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (HBO, New!) - Zev Borow ("Forever") is looking to bring David Shafer's darkly comedic debut novel - about "three young adults grappling with the usual thirtysomething problems - boredom, authenticity, and omnipotent online oligarch" - to the small screen. Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment is behind the half-hour comedy with Shafer himself as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has opted not to go forward with its docu-series featuring Atlanta resident Jay Williams who says he fathered 34 children with 17 different women (Deadline.com); "Gang Related" creator Scott Rosenbaum has been tapped as showrunner of USA's new drama "Queen of the South" (Deadline.com); Erika Christensen, Cobie Smulders, Grace Gummer, Dylan Baker, Peter McRobbie, Treat Williams and Bill Irwin are all bound for HBO's "Confirmation" as Shirley Weigand, Harriet Grant, Ricki Seidman, Orrin Hatch, Alan Simpson, Ted Kennedy and John Danforth respectively (Deadline.com, THR.com) ; Argentinian filmmaker Damián Szifrón is spearheading "The Stranger," a proposed sci-fi limited series from MRC (Deadline.com);

Jason George's Ben Warren has been upped to series regular on "Greys Anatomy" (THR.com); Denise Thé has been promoted to executive producer on "Person of Interest" (THR.com); David Ogden Stiers will guest on "Rizzoli & Isles" as the adoptive father of Sasha Alexander's Maura Isles (THR.com); Collette Wolfe is bound for "You're the Worst" as "a cute and spunky improv teacher who introduces Edgar (Desmin Borges) to the world of comedy" (THR.com); and Martin Starr will visit "Married" as "an awkward loner renting Russ and Lina's guest house" (EW.com).






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· CONFIRMATION (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOREVER (ABC)
· GANG RELATED (FOX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· MARRIED (FX)
· PERSON OF INTEREST (CBS)
· QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA)
· RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT)
· UNTITLED JAY WILLIAMS PROJECT (OWN)
· WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (HBO)
· YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX)





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