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[05/20/16 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 16-20
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!


F-UNEMPLOYMENT (MTV, New!) - Gregg Sulkin ("Faking It") is back in business with the cable channel for a new comedy which "enters on a once-popular British child actor who falls from the limelight after a stint in rehab. Now that he's broke and unemployed, he has to rely on the help of his childhood friend and new neighbors to navigate a normal life." Drew Hancock will co-write the half-hour, no other details of which were given. (Deadline.com, 5/18)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Rhyon Nicole Brown has been cast in the title role of Lifetime's "The Michel'le Story" with Curtis Hamilton set as Dr. Dre and R. Marcos Taylor as Suge Knight (Deadline.com, 5/17); David Sutcliffe will recur on "Mistresses" as "an extremely handsome, charming and confident suitor with sparking eyes" (Deadline.com, 5/17); Luke Mitchell has confirmed his exit from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" following this week's finale (Deadline.com, 5/17); Rya Kihlstedt has scored an arc on Amazon's "One Mississippi" as Caroline, "Tig's mom, beautiful, wealthy, well-bred and well-educated Southern lady" (Deadline.com, 5/17);

Sara Ramirez has signed off from "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 years (Deadline.com, 5/19); Ciara Renée likewise won't be back on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (Deadline.com, 5/19); Frank Spotnitz has opted to depart Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle" over "clashing with the streaming service over the production of the Season 2 of the show" (Deadline.com, 5/19); Netflix's upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival has an official name, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" (Deadline.com, 5/19); SundanceTV is reportedly on track to order a second season for "Hap & Leonard" (Deadline.com, 5/20); and Ewan McGregor has signed onto FX's "Fargo" as two central characters, twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy (Deadline.com, 5/20).






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· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAKING IT (MTV)
· FARGO (FX)
· F-UNEMPLOYMENT (MTV)
· GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE (NETFLIX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HAP & LEONARD (SUNDANCE)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· ONE MISSISSIPPI (AMAZON)
· SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE, AND MICHEL'LE (LIFETIME)





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