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[12/07/16 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 7
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!


CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - America Olivo will return to the franchise as Laura, the ex-wife of Antonio (Jon Seda), in an upcoming episode. (THR.com)
COUNTERPART (Starz) - Mido Hamada and Kenneth Choi have both landed roles on the series. The former will play Cyrus, "an officer in Counterintelligence who serves as Aldrich's (Ulrich Thomsen) right hand man"; with the latter as Bob Dwyer, "a director in strategy within the OI, he serves as the checks and balances for the operatives that work under him." (Deadline.com)
DTLA (ABC, New!) - Amy Talkington (Valley Girl) has set up a new drama at the Alphabet about "a celebrity choreographer who must fight to protect her status, family, business and secrets while she grooms a vulnerable young protege who will put her back on top." Richard Arlook (I Smile Back) will also serve as a co-executive producer with Andrew Stearn, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin likewise executive producing for Working Title Television and ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)
MADIBA (BET) - The cable channel's Laurence Fishburne-led Nelson Mandela mini-series will roll out on consecutive Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c beginning February 1. (Deadline.com)
MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE, THE (FOX, New!) - James Renner is developing his book - in which a bestselling true-crime author decides to investigate the murder of an elderly recluse only to discover the reality-altering power of his own obsessions - as a drama at the network. Director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) is already attached to the 20th Century Fox Television-based project, which has a penalty attached. Aja and Christine Conley will likewise executive produce alongside Andrew Stearn, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin of Working Title Television. (Deadline.com)
REIGN (The CW) - The netlet has confirmed the show's upcoming 16-episode fourth season - premiering February 10 - will be its last. (Deadline.com)
TRIANGLE (NBC, New!) - Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy ("Stan Against Evil") have sold a potential drama to the Peacock "set in the exotic and dangerous world of the Bermuda Triangle. Under the authority of U.S. Naval Intelligence, ex-lovers Wes Fallon and Marti Estevez investigate the bizarre phenomena associated with the area while searching for clues to the fate of Wes's brother and Marti's husband, Tom Fallon, who mysteriously disappeared there." Andrew Stearn, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner and Liza Chasin also serve as executive producers for Working Title Television, as will Brooke Kennedy. (Deadline.com)





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· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· COUNTERPART (STARZ)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DTLA (ABC)
· MADIBA (BET)
· MAN FROM PRIMROSE LANE, THE (FOX)
· REIGN (CW)
· STAN AGAINST EVIL (IFC)
· TRIANGLE (NBC)





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