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[08/23/16 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 23
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 HOUSEWIFE (ABC) - Wendie Malick has been cast in the freshman comedy as "Katie's (Katy Mixon) distant mother, Kathryn, described as a less-than-perfect parent and a former flight attendant for Pan Am who, naturally, is a touch narcissistic and is a thorn in Katy's side during the holidays." (EW.com)
CHICAGO MED (NBC) - Mekia Cox has booked a recurring role on the new season as "the adult daughter of Dr. Robin Charles (Oliver Platt), who has followed her father into the medical profession. Robin Charles is an epidemiologist who is brought in to assess a difficult case, and it will further complicate her already strained relationship with her father." (Deadline.com)
CONNOISSEUR (USA, New!) - John Cho (Star Trek Beyond) is attached to star in a potential drama at the network about Clay Park, "a brilliant con artist who dupes the wealthiest, most powerful people in the country into paying millions for fake wine, but his hustle forces him into a deadly bargain with an organized crime syndicate, puts him in the cross-hairs of the FBI, and unearths the details of a tragedy that fractured his family years ago in Korea." Gary Lundy will pen the script with Cho and Ben Watkins likewise executive producing. Blue Monday Productions' Eli Dansky will serve as a producer. (Variety.com)
DEPARTED, THE (Amazon, New!) - Jason Richman ("Detroit 1-8-7") is spearheading a small screen take on the Oscar-winning 2006 Martin Scorsese movie, which will now be "set at present-day Chicago, amidst the shifting tides of warring ethnic drug gangs. In it, a young cop goes undercover to infiltrate a ruthless Latino gang, which simultaneously plants its own man in the police department. The show follows these two embattled moles as they attempt to fulfill their mission and stay alive." Amazon Studios, Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group, Plan B Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television will co-produce the hour with Graham King, Roy Lee, Michael Connolly, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Sarah Esberg, Tripp Vinson, Doug Davison and Gianni Nunnari among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
FEUD (FX) - Sarah Paulson has signed on to play legendary Oscar-winner Geraldine Page in Ryan Murphy's latest anthology series. (@MrRPMurphy)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Todd Lasance ("The Vampire Diaries") will recur on the new season as The Rival, "who in DC Comics lore is a self-made, black-suited speedster." (TVLine.com)
GET DOWN, THE (Netflix) - Aaron Rahsaan Thomas has signed a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television following his stint on the studio's recently launched Netflix original. (Deadline.com)
GET SHORTY (Epix) - Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano are on track to star in the upcoming series, a reimagining of Elmore Leonard's 1990 novel-turned-feature. O'Dowd would play Miles Daly, "who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles." Romano then is eyed for Rick, "a washed up producer of low quality films who becomes Miles' partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood." John Travolta and Gene Hackman originated said roles in the feature incarnation. (Deadline.com)
GOTHAM (FOX) - Mexican actress Naian Gonzalez Norvind is slated to recur as Alice Tetch, "the younger sister of Benedict Samuel's Jervis Tetch (aka the Mad Hatter). Set to debut in the third episode of Season 3, Alice was born with a powerful ability that she cannot control - an ability her brother believes is a gift, but that she has always seen as a curse. As such, she has spent much of her life alone, running from her brother - who will stop at nothing to be reunited in hopes of unleashing her gift on the world." (Variety.com)
HOBBS (ABC, New!) - Michael Caleo ("Rescue Me") has sold a new drama to the Alphabet about Tommy Hobbs, "a former Heisman Trophy winner who joins the Miami police force after not being drafted by the NFL, as well as a meticulous, rule-following detective who has trained her whole life to become a police officer." SMAC Entertainment's Michael Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini also serve as executive producers for ABC Studios. (THR.com)
IZOMBIE (The CW) - Natalie Alyn Lind ("The Goldbergs") will guest star on the new season as Winslow Sutcliffe, "an entitled and somewhat bratty girl who plays an important role in Liv and Clive's investigation into her best friend's murder." (TVLine.com)
OUTCAST (Cinemax) - Madeleine McGraw's Amber Barnes, daughter of Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit), has been promoted to series regular for the show's second season. (Deadline.com)
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX) - Cheri Oteri is set to appear in the new season in an unspecified guest role. (TVLine.com)
THIS IS US (NBC) - Ryan Michelle Bathe is bound for the newcomer in a recurring role as Yvette, strong and outspoken, "an unlikely new friend to Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore)." Bathe's real-life husband Sterling K. Brown co-stars in the series. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED ROBERT DURST PROJECT (Lifetime, New!) - Matt Birkbeck's book "A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst" is being developed as an original movie by the cable channel. Emmy-nominee Bettina Gilois ("Bessie") will pen the script Lincoln Square Productions and A+E Studios with Linda Berman and Rudy Bednar among the producers. "The film will tell the troubling story of Robert Durst through the eyes and relationship of his wife, Kathy Durst, who disappeared in New York in 1982." Durst, subject of HBO's "The Jinx," is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence in Louisiana for weapons possession. (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· BESSIE (HBO)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· CONNOISSEUR (USA)
· DEPARTED, THE (AMAZON)
· DETROIT 187 (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEUD (FX)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GET DOWN, THE (NETFLIX)
· GET SHORTY (EPIX)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· HOBBS (ABC)
· IZOMBIE (CW)
· JINX, THE: THE LIFE AND DEATHS OF ROBERT DURST (HBO)
· LOST WIFE OF ROBERT DURST, THE (LIFETIME)
· OUTCAST (CINEMAX)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· THIS IS US (NBC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)





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