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[09/21/15 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 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!


SLEEPLESS (Hulu, New!) - Mike Cahill (Another Earth) is set to write and direct a small screen take on Kenneth Calhoun's novel "Black Moon," about "the outbreak of an insomnia epidemic, with the story told intimately through the eyes of an ensemble of complicated characters." The potential 10-episode effort is set up at the ABC Signature-based Tall Girls Productions with the company's Melissa Rosenberg and Kate Schumaecker executive producing alongside Cahill. (Deadline.com)


UNDER HER THUMB (NBC, New!) - Alison McDonald ("Red Band Society") has snagged a put pilot commitment from the Peacock for a new drama billed as "a campy cautionary tale set in the morally bankrupt world of high-end New York City real estate." Universal Television-based Will Packer Productions is behind the hour with McDonald and Packer executive producing and Korin D. Huggins serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED JOANNA COLES PROJECT (NBC, New!) - A fictional series inspired by Joanna Coles, the editor Cosmopolitan magazine, is current being developed at the Peacock. Sarah Watson ("Parenthood") is spearheading the Universal Television-based project, which has a penalty attached, about "the lives - and love lives - of the staff responsible for the number one women's magazine in the world." The Distract's Ruben Fleischer and David Bernad will also serve as executive producers alongside Coles and Watson with Holly Whidden as a co-producer. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - FOX has extended its commitment to the midseason comedy "Cooper Barret's Guide to Surviving Life" from six to 13 episodes (Deadline.com); Kevin Michael Martin's Eric Miller and Bren Foster's Wolf Taylor have both been upped to regulars on "The Last Ship" (Deadline.com); Balthazar Getty is bound for Showtime's upcoming "Twin Peaks" revival in a yet-to-be-revealed role (TVLine.com); and E! is reportedly moving forward with a second season of Caitlyn Jenner's "I Am Cait" due in March (Buzzfeed.com).






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· BOLD TYPE, THE (FREEFORM)
· COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· I AM CAIT (E)
· LAST SHIP, THE (TNT)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· RED BAND SOCIETY (FOX)
· SLEEPLESS (HULU)
· TWIN PEAKS (SHOWTIME)
· UNDER HER THUMB (NBC)





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