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[10/25/16 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 25
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 CRIME (ABC) - Ana Mulvoy-Ten ("House of Anubis") has joined the cast of the show's third season as Shae Reese, details of which were not released. (Variety.com)
FAMILY BUSINESS (CBS, New!) - Liz Feldman ("One Big Happy") has set up a multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "a successful woman who gives up her corporate career and reluctantly returns to Brooklyn to help run the family business in a time of need." Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling of Kapital Entertainment will also executive produce for CBS Television Studios, home to Feldman's overall deal. (Deadline.com)
FRONTIER (Netflix) - The streaming service has ordered a second season of the Jason Momoa-led drama in advance of its debut next month on Discovery Canada (and subsequently on Netflix in 2017). (THR.com)
GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC) - Susie Essman will visit fellow "Curb Your Enthusiasm" alum Jeff Garlin later this season as Edie Robb, "a Hollywood power manager whom Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg grew up with and who was coincidentally just inducted into the Personal Managers Hall of Fame in 2016." (EW.com)
LAST SHIP, THE (TNT) - Jackson Rathbone ("Finding Carter") will recur on the show's fourth season as Giorgio, "a rich, Greek-American playboy who is charming but also is a dangerous thug. He uses his considerable wealth and power to make the Mediterranean his playground." (Deadline.com)
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (TNT) - Darren Mann is the latest to be cast in the drama pilot as Lukas, "the alpha male of a cluster of teenage bullies. He has made Henry (Benjamin Wadsworth) his personal whipping boy and delights in tormenting him to the brink of unconsciousness." (Deadline.com)
MONSTERS OF GOD (TNT) - Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") has scored the female lead on the drama pilot: Cynthia Lancaster, "wife to Dillahunt's Col. "Terrible" Bill Lancaster (Garret Dillahunt), who despite the peace between the Comanche and locals sets out on a quest to kill off every single member of the tribe, bringing wild chaos to the town of Slater. Cynthia, meanwhile, will let no one get in the way of her obsessive quest to institute her wildly feminist ideals." (Deadline.com)
NOTORIOUS (ABC) - The Alphabet has opted to trim the newcomer's order from 13 to 10 episodes. All of the produced installments of series, starring Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata, however are expected to air. (Deadline.com)
SEARCHERS (The CW, New!) - Jason Rothenberg ("The 100") has sold a new drama to the netlet about "a group of unlikely heroes who find themselves on the journey of a lifetime. Ten years after the death of their parents, a pragmatic brother and free spirited sister are forced to team up when they learn that their mother's terrifying and bizarre stories may be a road map to discovering the great legends, myths, and unexplainable mysteries of the world." Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are also on board to executive produce via their Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions. (Deadline.com)
SEVEN SECONDS (Netflix) - David Lyons and Beau Knapp have been tapped to star in the 10-episode series from writer Veena Sud and director Gavin O'Connor. Lyons will play Mike Diangelo, "an Alpha male lifer on the Jersey City police force who is the de facto leader of his small Narcotics squad." Knapp then will play "a cop new to the team who is eager to please his squad leader/father figure Diangelo." (Deadline.com)
SUPERNATURAL (The CW) - Alicia Witt will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the series as Lily Sunder, "an old enemy of Castiel's." (TVLine.com)
TERRANAUTS, THE (The CW, New!) - Zach Helm (Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium) is developing a small screen take on T.C. Boyle's recently published novel about "eight scientists enlisted to run a biosphere that will prove vital for humanity's survival in an off-Earth colony. Their goal is to successfully create a sustainable environment to house generations to come, but things don't quite go as planned." Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak of the Warner Bros. Television-based That's Wonderful Productions will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
WE BARE BEARS (Cartoon Network) - The cable channel has ordered a third season for the animated series, which "follows bear siblings Grizzly (voiced by Eric Edelstein), Panda (Bobby Moynihan), and Ice Bear (Demetri Martin) as they attempt to assimilate into human society." The new episodes will feature the return of characters Nom Nom (Patton Oswalt), Chloe (Charlyne Yi), Charlie (Jason Lee), Lucy (Ellie Kemper) and Ranger Tabes (Cameron Esposito) as well as new guest stars such as comedian Ron Funches and voice actor John DiMaggio. (Deadline.com)





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· 100, THE (CW)
· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY BUSINESS (CBS)
· FINDING CARTER (MTV)
· FRONTIER (NETFLIX)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· HOUSE OF ANUBIS (TEEN NICK)
· LAST SHIP, THE (TNT)
· LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (TNT)
· MONSTERS OF GOD (TNT)
· NOTORIOUS (ABC)
· ONE BIG HAPPY (NBC)
· SEARCHERS (CW)
· SEVEN SECONDS (NETFLIX)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· TERRANAUTS, THE (CW)
· WE BARE BEARS (CARTOON)





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