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[07/22/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 22
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!


WAY, THE (Hulu/Universal; W: Jessica Goldberg; D: Mike Cahill) - Sarah Jones ("Alcatraz") is the latest addition to the upcoming drama, which examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. She's set as Alison, "a defector of The Way scarred by the strange disappearance of her husband." Aaron Paul, Kyle Allen, Michelle Monaghan and Rockmond Dunbar also star. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "The Comedians" co-creator Ben Wexler has revealed via Twitter that FX passed on a second season of the series (@mrbenwexler); Steven Van Zandt likewise confirmed Netflix has canceled "Lilyhammer" after three seasons (@StevieVanZandt); Syfy is moving forward with a fourth installment in its "Sharknado" franchise (@SharknadoSyfy); Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood and Dean Haglund will reprise their roles as The Lone Gunmen in FOX's "The X-Files" revival (@dhaglund); Sonya Walger has joined the cast of ABC's "The Catch" where she'll take over for Bethany Joy Lenz as Zoe (Deadline.com);

Hope Davis, Connor Jessup and Angelique Rivera are among the new faces cast in season two of "American Crime" (Deadline.com, TheWrap.com); Jimmy Akingbola will recur on "Arrow" as DC Comics villain Baron Reiter (Deadline.com); Kendrick Sampson has been tapped for a yet-to-be-revealed role on "How to Get Away with Murder" (Deadline.com); Chris "Ludacris" Bridges will drop by the new season of "Empire" (@Ludacris); Aubrey Peeples's Layla Grant has been upped to series regular on "Nashville" (TVLine.com); Lily Rabe will return to "American Horror Story" for its new "Hotel" edition (EW.com); and Shannyn Sossamon is the latest to join the cast of "Sleepy Hollow" as Pandora, "a mysterious new presence in Sleepy Hollow who seeks assistance from Witnesses Ichabod and Abbie" (TVLine.com).






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· ALCATRAZ (FOX)
· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· ARROW (CW)
· CATCH, THE (ABC)
· COMEDIANS, THE (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
· LILYHAMMER (NETFLIX)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· PATH, THE (HULU)
· SHARKNADO (SYFY)
· SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE (SYFY)
· SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO! (SYFY)
· SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS (SYFY)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· X-FILES, THE (FOX)





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