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[11/19/15 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 19
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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HAUNTED (FOX, New!) - Writer/director William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside) has sold a new drama to the network loosely based on Bob Cranmer's book "The Demon of Brownsville Road," about "a military agent who is partnered with her ex-boyfriend, now a rogue demonologist, to help a family overcome a deadly demonic infestation of their home." Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies also serve as executive producers for 20th Century Fox Television with Lisa Arianna as a producer. (Deadline.com)


HYPE (TBS, New!) - "Trainspotting" author Irvine Welsh has set up a gritty half-hour comedy at the cable channel "set in the world of the Miami art scene." Trevor Engelson of Underground and Doug Banker of Five All In The Fifth Entertainment are also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Alex Wolff has joined the cast of HBO's "Divorce" as "the teenage son of one of Frances' (Sarah Jessica Parker) close friends, played by Talia Balsam" (Deadline.com); Evan Jonigkeit has signed onto Netflix's "Frontier" as Captain Chesterfield, "the right hand to Alun Armstrong and the nemesis of Declan Harp" (Deadline.com); Dawn Olivieri is bound for ABC's "Secrets & Lies" as Felicia Sanchez, "a down-and-dirty street cop who worked narcotics before transferring to vice" (Deadline.com); Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have inked a first-look deal with Lionsgate Television, home to their recently sold comedy "Fair & Balanced" at ABC (Deadline.com);

April Grace has snagged a role on Epix's "Berlin Station" as Jemma Moore, "the sharp-elbowed Deputy Director of the CIA" (Deadline.com); Andy Favreau has been cast as Dennis Wilson, "the Beach Boys drummer who spent time with Manson and his followers before their Helter Skelter crimes," on NBC's "Aquarius" (Deadline.com); Harry Hamlin will recur on Epix's "Graves" as Jonathan Dalton, "a billionaire who shares a romantic history with Margaret" (Deadline.com); Greg Grunberg will drop by "Life in Pieces" as "the nephew of Joan (Dianne Wiest) and a former hero to Greg (Colin Hanks) and Matt (Thomas Sadoski)" (EW.com); and Briga Heelan is the latest face bound for The CW's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (Instagram.com).






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· AQUARIUS (NBC)
· BERLIN STATION (EPIX)
· CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVORCE (HBO)
· FAIR & BALANCED (ABC)
· FRONTIER (NETFLIX)
· GRAVES (EPIX)
· HAUNTED (FOX)
· HYPE (TBS)
· LIFE IN PIECES (CBS)
· SECRETS & LIES (ABC)





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