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[06/09/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 9
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!


FAME (Lifetime, New!) - Josh Safran ("Smash") is spearheading a revival of the movie-turned-TV series, which "revolves around a group of adults struggling to balance high pressures of life at a performing arts college along with the trials and drama of their personal lives." Writer Lawrence D. Cohen and original creator Michael Gore were behind a previous attempt in 2001-02 for ABC. MGM Television and A+E Studios will co-produce the new incarnation with Nigel Lythgoe, Chad Gutstein and Charles Segars also among the executive producers. (THR.com)


WAY, THE (Hulu/Universal; W: Jessica Goldberg; D: Mike Cahill) - Actress Michelle Monaghan ("True Detective") and director Mike Cahill (Another Earth) have both signed onto the upcoming drama, which examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. She'll play Sarah Cleary, "a high level member of a controversial movement navigating the truths - and untruths - colliding in her life." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Leonard Roberts has been cast as Dennis Schatzman in FX's "American Crime Story," succeeding Gbenga Akinnagbe (Deadline.com); Chuck Tatham has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where he'll be promoted to executive producer on the studio's "Modern Family" (Deadline.com); NBC has extended the cast options on "Unveiled" co-stars Will Kemp, Stephan James and Mouzam Makkar as part of an effort to redevelop the drama pilot under a new writer (Deadline.com); Sean Maguire's Robin Hood and Rebecca Mader's Wicked Witch have been promoted to series regular on "Once Upon a Time" (THR.com); and Lucy Liu will visit HBO's "Girls" as "a version of herself" (TVLine.com).






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· AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAME (LIFETIME)
· GIRLS (HBO)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PATH, THE (HULU)
· SMASH (NBC)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)
· UNVEILED (NBC)





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