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[07/21/15 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 21
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!


STAY (ABC Family; W: Spenser Cohen; D: Jon Turteltaub) - Alicia Coppola, Brianna Brown and Leonard Earl Howze are the first to be cast in the drama pilot, an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a recently widowed police detective and his two daughters who are stranded at a foreboding hotel and must unravel the hotel's mysteries to escape. Coppola plays Alison, "Jake's mother and the wife of the conservative, emotionally withdrawn Frank, whom she fears"; with Brown as Eva, "another guest at the Grayfield Hotel, who's seeking shelter from the storm"; and Howze as Wagner, "a helpful bus driver who brings several people to the Grayfield Hotel when his bus breaks down in the storm." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Tim Robbins took to Twitter with the news that HBO has renewed "The Brink" for a second season (@TimRobbins1); Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose will both guest on "The X-Files" as FBI agents (Deadline.com); Joey Pollari is the latest bound for "American Crime" as Eric Lupton, "a basketball player from a working class family who attends school on a basketball scholarship" (Deadline.com); Megan Hilty, Maury Sterling and Aaron Staton are among the new faces set to drop by "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" (THR.com); Laura Bell Bundy has snagged a role on ABC Family's "Recovery Road" as "a reality TV producer who enters the Springtime Meadows rehab facility with her cameras in tow and disrupts the residents' lives" (USMagazine.com); Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of "Gotham" as the GCPD's new captain, Nathaniel Barnes (TVLine.com); and "The Alienist" author Caleb Carr will serve as a consulting producer on TNT's upcoming series adaptation (Variety.com).






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· ALIENIST, THE (TNT)
· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· BRINK, THE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (BRAVO)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· RECOVERY ROAD (FREEFORM)
· STAY (ABC FAMILY)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)





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