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[08/18/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 18
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 GODS (Starz) - Corbin Bernsen ("Psych") has been cast as Vulcan, "one of Mr. Wednesday's (Ian McShane) oldest allies. He's created a comfortable life for himself by harnessing his powers for the modern world, which makes him resistant to Wednesday's plans." (Deadline.com)
APB/SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX) - Director Len Wiseman has signed a new two-year overall deal with producer of both series, 20th Century Fox Television. He'll continue as an executive producer as well as develop new series projects via his Sketch Films banner. (Deadline.com)
ARROW (The CW) - Wil Traval ("Marvel's Jessica Jones") has been tapped to play Christopher Chance, a.k.a. Human Target, "a professional bodyguard and master of disguise who assumes the identities of those targeted by assassins," on the series. Mark Valley and Rick Springfield both previously brought the character to the small screen on series for FOX and ABC, respectively. (TVLine.com)
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW) - Brittany Snow (Pitch Perfect) has booked a three-episode arc on the series as Anna, "a hip and cool L.A. chick and beauty entrepreneur who sweeps into town and shakes everything up for Rebecca." (TVLine.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Ashley Rickards ("Awkward") has been cast as Rosalind "Rosa" Dillon, a.k.a. The Top, who's "the Bonnie to Mirror Master's Clyde (Grey Damon) and one of the most dangerous members of the gallery of Rogues," this season. (EOnline.com)
ISSUES (Freeform) - Emmy-nominee Melora Hardin ("Transparent") has signed onto the drama pilot as Jacqueline, "the quietly tough and confident Editor in Chief of Scarlet Magazine who can intimidate without saying a word, but she also has a strong nurturing side, and encourages Jane to find her voice as a writer." (Deadline.com)
LOST BOYS, THE (The CW, New!) - Rob Thomas ("iZombie") is developing a small screen take on Joel Schumacher's cult 1987 feature, starring Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman, newly envisioned for a seven-season, anthology-style run spanning 70 years. "Season 1 will be set in San Francisco during the Summer of Love, 1967. Each season, the humans, the setting, the antagonist and the story all change - only the vampires, our Lost Boys, who like the Peter Pan characters never grow up, remain the same." Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge as well as Gulfstream Television's Mike Karz and Bill Bindley will executive produce for Thomas's Warner Bros. Television-based Spondoolie Productions. (Deadline.com)
MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime) - Camryn Manheim will guest on the show's fourth season as Jade, "a new-age guru who runs a partnering seminar for singles." (Variety.com)
RIDIN' DIRTY (FX, New!) - Allyn Rachel ("Couple Time") has sold a half-hour comedy to the network centered in the world of horse jockeys, about Vicky Gursky, "the baddest chick in the business, who is determined to become the first woman in history to win the Triple Crown." The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Joe Earley are executive producing alongside Melanie Truhett. (Deadline.com)
SHAMELESS (Showtime) - June Squibb is bound for the new season as Etta, "a salty and peppery 80-year-old Southside Chicago woman who has owned the neighborhood laundromat forever." (TVLine.com)
UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix) - Co-executive producer Sam Means has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal Television. (THR.com)





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· AMERICAN GODS (STARZ)
· APB (FOX)
· ARROW (CW)
· AWKWARD (MTV)
· BOLD TYPE, THE (FREEFORM)
· COUPLE TIME (FOX)
· CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· IZOMBIE (CW)
· LOST BOYS, THE (CW)
· MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (NETFLIX)
· MASTERS OF SEX (SHOWTIME)
· PSYCH (PEACOCK)
· RIDIN' DIRTY (FX)
· SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· TRANSPARENT (AMAZON)
· UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (NETFLIX)





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