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[12/04/15 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 4
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!


BROTHERHOOD (HBO, New!) - Playwright Robert Askins has sold a new comedy to the pay channel which "takes place at the largest Baptist university in the world where a young man joins a secret organization that has two goals: party harder than anyone else and write the funniest, most incisive campus humor magazine in history." Jon Krisel, Danica Radovanov, Good Universe's Joe Drake, Nathan Kahane and Spencer Wong are also attached to executive produce with Krisel likewise directing. (THR.com)


FURIOUS (The CW, New!) - Sue Chung ("Gotham") has set up a potential drama at the netlet about "a trio of women who work outside the law to deliver justice against those who evade punishment in the legal system. At the same time, they seek personal revenge against the people responsible for destroying their own lives." Jennifer Johnson is also on board to executive produce the hour for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


IMPORTED (NBC, New!) - Robert Borden ("Outsourced") is back in business with the Peacock for an import of the Israeli comedy, "a fish out of water story about an American family who moves to London when one of their sons is drafted by a top English soccer club." Said effort is set up at Universal Television with Keshet Studios' Peter Traugott presumably also executive producing. (THR.com)


MANIFESTO (Discovery, New!) - Newcomer Andrew Sodroski is developing a new anthology drama series at the cable channel which will "explore how the FBI caught infamous criminal masterminds, with each closed-ended season following a different case. The first season will focus on the FBI agent, a highly specialized linguist, who using unconventional means brought Ted Kaczynski, aka the "Unabomber," to justice after nearly a 20-year manhunt." Gian Pirates Entertainment's Troy Searer as well as Trigger Street's Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti are also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


VATICAN CITY (Amazon, New!) - Robert King and Michelle King ("The Good Wife") have sold a new drama to the streaming service which "tells the story of an American, female, on-screen reporter working at a financial news network in Rome. There she comes to the attention of the liberal pope, Clement, who, knowing he can't buck tradition and make women priests, decides to shake up the curia by making her the papal spokesperson. Once there, she's forced to navigate 2000 years of sexism and a boss who 1.2 billion people consider infallible." Said duo will executive produce via their King Size Productions for CBS Television Studios with the company's Liz Glotzer and Scott Free's Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - IFC has passed on a second season of "Gigi Does It" (@mrDaveKrumholtz); Rachel Shelley will return to "Once Upon a Time" as Milah later this season (EW.com); and Kathryn Hahn will guest on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as "the infamous former flame whom Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) has disturbingly referred to as Mommy" (EW.com).






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· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC)
· BROTHERHOOD (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FURIOUS (CW)
· GIGI DOES IT (IFC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· IMPORTED (NBC)
· MANHUNT: UNABOMBER (DISCOVERY)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· OUTSOURCED (NBC)
· VATICAN CITY (AMAZON)





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