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[08/09/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 9
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!


AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) - Sarah Paulson will return to the franchise for its top secret sixth season in a (not surprisingly) top secret role. Cheyenne Jackson, Lady Gaga and Angela Bassett are likewise expected back. (TVLine.com)
CRIMINAL (ABC, New!) - Martin Gero and Brendan Gall ("Blindspot") have scored a put pilot commitment from the Alphabet for a new drama about "after falling prey to a CIA sting, a fast-talking, hedonistic con man and his ragtag team of criminals must complete an ongoing series of missions to clear their names and steal an unknown number of long-forgotten relics that could change the fate of the world." Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions is behind the hour with Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) - Chris Vance ("Supergirl") will guest on the new season as "a British MI6 agent who goes up against Five-0, then teams with them to solve a big story." (TVLine.com)
OBICERA ONE (Hulu, New!) - William Bridges ("Black Mirror") has sold a potential drama to the streaming service about "a group of desperate people whose lives become entangled and endangered when they each gain knowledge of a secret project known as Obicera One." Carlton Cuse and Lindsey Springer also serve as executive producers for A+E Studios. (THR.com)
PARTY OVER HERE (FOX) - The network has quietly axed its late-night sketch comedy series, which starred Nicole Byer, Jessica McKenna and Alison Rich. (Indiewire.com)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) - Jon Rudnitsky is the latest cast member to depart the series, which enters its 42nd season this fall. (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BLACK MIRROR (NETFLIX)
· BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· CRIMINAL (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· OBICERA ONE (HULU)
· PARTY OVER HERE (FOX)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)





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