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[10/19/15 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 19
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!


ADULT CHILDREN (CBS, New!) - Gabrielle Allan and Jennifer Crittenden have set up a new comedy at the Eye about "a sunny, single, self-possessed woman in her thirties who has her neat and tidy life turned upside down when her washed-up father, a self-described seventies rock icon, forces himself back into her life and reconnects her with a collection of emotionally challenged half-siblings." Said effort, from CBS Television Studios, is inspired by their respective dads. Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment and former CBS head of comedy Wendi Trilling also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


DICK ERNEST (CBS, New!) - Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky ("Hello Ladies") have sold a period multi-camera comedy to the Eye set in 1957 about Dick Ernest, "the patriarch of the Ernest family, has his mainstream values challenged when his beatnik nephew moves in and starts putting "modern" ideas into the heads of the rest of the family." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour, which has a penalty attached. (Deadline.com)


I'M DYING UP HERE (Showtime/Endemol; W: Dave Flebotte; D: Jonathan Levine) - Alfred Molina, Dylan Baker, Al Madrigal, Jon Daly, Robert Forster and Cathy Moriarty are all slated to appear in the Jim Carrey-produced drama pilot, which centers on L.A.'s celebrated and infamous stand-up comedy scene of the 1970s. Molina plays Carl, "a marginal at best talent manager, dated in dress and relevance, who despite his high opinion of himself is not very successful"; with Baker as Johnny Carson; Madrigal as Edgar Martinez, "a loose cannon comedian who lives in his own world, loves to party, doesn't take it all too seriously"; Daly as Arnie, "a struggling comic who does a little of everything at the club; Goldie's devoted second in command"; Forster as Guy Appuzo, "Clay's (Sebastian Stan) dad"; and Moriarty as Angie, "Appuzo Clay's mom." (Deadline.com)


IN THE WILD (FOX, New!) - Natalie Krinsky ("Red Band Society") has sold a new drama to the network which "chronicles the almost-adult lives of the industry's newest recruits as they learn how to live on their own for the first time while navigating the high stakes VC tech world." Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan are also on board to executive produce the project - which is based on Nellie Bowles's article "The Real Teens of Silicon Valley" from The California Sunday Magazine - via their 20th Century Fox Television-based 6th & Idaho banner. (Deadline.com)


SICKOS (NBC, New!) - Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit ("Super Fun Night") have sold a potential comedy to the Peacock about "a group of new ER residents, who not only work together, but also live together in the doctor dorm next door to the hospital." Said effort comes from Sony Pictures Television-based Olive Bridge Entertainment with the company's Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)


WILL, THE (ABC, New!) - K.J. Steinberg ("Mistresses") has set up another drama at the Alphabet billed as "a mystery revolving around the surviving members of an eccentric and wealthy patriarch who dies and leaves his massive inheritance to the various members of his family, but with strict, mysterious, and sometimes bizarre conditions attached to the gifts." Sony Pictures Television is behind the project, which has a penalty attached. Good Talk Productions and Amblin Television's Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are also on board to executive produce. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix has reportedly closed a deal with Warner Bros. Television and executive producers Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino for a limited-series revival of "Gilmore Girls" consisting of four 90-minute episodes/mini-movies (TVLine.com); NBC has trimmed the series orders from its midseason single-camera comedies "Hot & Bothered" and "Superstore" from 13 to 11 episodes each, while multi-camera "Crowded" is expected to complete its 13-episode order (Deadline.com); ABC Family has extended "Baby Daddy" by 10 episodes, bringing its fifth season's total count to 20 (THR.com);

Alexander Cary has been tapped as the showrunner of NBC's small screen adaptation of "Taken" (Deadline.com); Carlos Gomez will recur on "Queen of the South" as "drug lord Javier Acosta, who calls the shots from his compound in Colombia" (Deadline.com); Televisa USA is behind "Charo in Charge," a potential reality series featuring the Spanish-American actress and her family (Deadline.com); Donald Faison will drop by "House of Lies" as "a big-money earning entrepreneur" (Variety.com); and Val and Maks Chmerkovskiy will drop by Netflix's "Fuller House" as "the love interests of sisters Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and D.J. (Candace Cameron Bure) Tanner" (usmagazine.com).






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· ADULT CHILDREN (CBS)
· BABY DADDY (FREEFORM)
· CROWDED (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DICK ERNEST (CBS)
· FULLER HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE (NETFLIX)
· HELLO LADIES (HBO)
· HOUSE OF LIES (SHOWTIME)
· I'M DYING UP HERE (SHOWTIME)
· IN THE WILD (FOX)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA)
· RED BAND SOCIETY (FOX)
· SICKOS (NBC)
· SUPER FUN NIGHT (ABC)
· SUPERSTORE (NBC)
· TAKEN (NBC)
· TELENOVELA (NBC)
· WILL, THE (ABC)





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