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[06/30/16 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 30
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!


BROCKMIRE (IFC) - Tyrel Jackson Williams ("Lab Rats") is the latest addition to the upcoming Hank Azaria-led comedy, about a famed major league baseball announcer who suffers an embarrassing and very public meltdown live on the air after discovering his beloved wife's serial infidelity. He'll play Charles, "a bright but nerdy youth, the "internet whiz kid" of Morristown. Charles has been hired as an intern/assistant for new team sportscaster, Jim Brockmire. He's the guy who first tips the technologically illiterate Jim that he's a legendary internet meme." (Deadline.com)
CRUEL INTENTIONS (NBC) - The Peacock has picked up the cast options on the drama pilot, effectively keeping the project - a revival of the 1999 cult feature - under consideration for a midseason or summer run. Said ensemble includes Sarah Michelle Gellar, Taylor John Smith, Kate Levering, Samantha Logan, Sophina Brown, Coby Bell and Bryce Cass. (Deadline.com)
FIRST WIVES CLUB, THE (TV Land) - Vanessa Lachey ("Truth Be Told") has booked a lead role on the comedy pilot, a reboot of the 1996 feature. She'll play Sasha, "a driven and successful chef in San Francisco. She has it all - a hot restaurant and a great girlfriend who she plans to marry. But when she reconnects with her old friends after the death of their college roommate, she realizes she may not be as ready to settle down as she thought." (Deadline.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Tom Felton ("Murder in the First") has joined the cast on the show's third season as Julian Dorn, "a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there's more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation." (TVLine.com)
GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo) - Retta's Barbara, Abby's (Lisa Edelstein) co-worker, has been promoted to regular on the series. (TVLine.com)
RAY DONOVAN (Showtime) - Tara Buck ("True Blood") will recur on the upcoming season as Maureen Dougherty, "a no-nonsense patrol cop." (Deadline.com)
ROADIES (Showtime) - Matt Passmore ("Satisfaction") has been cast as Sean, Shelli's (Carla Gugino), oft-mentioned but yet-to-be-seen husband and Taylor Swift's tour manager. (Variety.com)
SHOOTER (USA) - William Fichtner will guest on the upcoming original as Rathford O'Brien, "a former marine who is the only expert marksman alive that Swagger (Ryan Phillippe) respects, and perhaps the only one who might be as good as him. Since retiring from the Marines, Rathford has led a reclusive life, until Swagger seeks out his former mentor. But breaking through to the grizzled and guarded veteran will not be easy." (EW.com)
YOUNGER (TV Land) - India de Beaufort ("Blood & Oil") is the latest to book a role on the new season. She'll play Radha, "an Indian woman who begins dating Charles (Peter Hermann)." (Deadline.com)





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· BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· BROCKMIRE (IFC)
· CRUEL INTENTIONS (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIRST WIVES CLUB, THE (TV LAND)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (BRAVO)
· LAB RATS (DISNEY XD)
· MURDER IN THE FIRST (TNT)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· ROADIES (SHOWTIME)
· SATISFACTION (USA)
· SHOOTER (USA)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· TRUTH BE TOLD (NBC)
· YOUNGER (TV LAND)





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