[02/27/17 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 27
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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AMY'S BROTHER (FOX) - Annie Mumolo has booked a principal role on the comedy pilot, in which an unconventional family is formed when a successful type A man and his estranged sister, plus her two children, find themselves not only back in each other's lives but also living under one roof. She'll play the aforementioned Amy. (Deadline.com)
DOOMSDAY (ABC) - Rachelle Lefevre and director Joachim Ronning have both signed onto the drama pilot. She'll play Faye Walsh, "the whip-smart and shrewd Deputy Director of Homeland Security who is at the helm when the Doomsday team reassembled to help thwart an attack on U.S. soil. Coldly pragmatic, she initially has little reverence for her assemblage of geniuses but during the course of the mission, she develops a growing respect for the team." (Deadline.com)
DRAMA HIGH (NBC) - Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) is the first to be cast in the drama pilot, about an extraordinary working class high school drama department and the incredible students who come alive under a passionate teacher and family man whose dedication to the program galvanizes the entire town. She'll play one of the students, Lilette Suarez. (Deadline.com)
EL JEFE (CBS) - Roberto Aguire has been tapped for a role in the drama pilot as Gustavo "Tavo" Medina, "the middle child and undisputed "brain" of the Medina family who is a computer and technology expert with the San Diego PD." (Deadline.com)
GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA) - Nyambi Nyambi will recur on the newcomer as Jay Dipersia: "Smart, witty, and even-tempered, he's the kind of guy you want on your side in a fight. He and Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), Lockhart's new assistant with aspirations to be an investigator, form an unlikely friendship as she pushes him to teach her the intricacies of investigation." (Deadline.com)
INCORPORATED (Syfy) - The cable channel has pulled the plug on the series after one season. The series opened to modest 892,000 viewers (299,000 adults 18-49) in Live+3 on November 30, wrapping last month with a double-episode finale on January 25. (Deadline.com)
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS) - Kelen Coleman has scored a role on the comedy pilot as Abby "who, having inherited her dad's love of basketball, is the general manager of the Chicago Bulls in 2042." (Deadline.com)
SEARCHERS (The CW) - Newcomer Josh Kidd has been cast in the drama pilot as Paul "Zin" Shepherd, "a former military pilot who joins Fable's team for the paycheck but stays for a deeper, more personal reason." (Deadline.com)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBSAA) - The much-ballyhooed series will now reportedly roll out "sometime late summer, early fall." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED GRANDY & KALING PROJECT (NBC) - J.J. Totah is the latest addition to the comedy pilot as Michael, "a gay, opinionated teenage handful, and a talented pianist/singer who's moved from Ohio to New York City to go to the Manhattan Academy of Arts until his sponsor fell through." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED KOURTNEY KANG PROJECT (NBC) - Derek Hough will guest star in the comedy pilot as Mr. Riley, "the new social studies teacher at Katie's (Isabella Russo) Catholic school and the hottest man she has ever seen. Fun, charismatic, and good-natured, he is surprised when Katie expresses interest in him." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED MARVEL ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES (FOX) - Stephen Moyer has snagged the lead role on the drama pilot, which will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. He'll play said father, Reed, "an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA's office with his responsibilities to his family." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED SINGLE DAD PROJECT (ABC) - Rob Riggle has booked the lead role on the comedy pilot, about Josh Keeler, "an intellectual but emotionally challenged single dad who moves to Queens with his two young daughters and forms an unlikely family with the other residents in their apartment building. Keeler is a smart, confident nonfiction writer who seems to know a lot about everything - except being a single father. He's an oddball with swagger: Friendly and outgoing, he will confidently tell you the history of the silk road while you're getting your mail." (Deadline.com)
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS) - Jeremy Piven has scored the lead role on the drama pilot, about Jeffrey Tanner, "a charismatic tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter's murder, as well as revolutionizing crime-solving in San Francisco." Additionally, Adam Davidson has signed onto direct the project. (Deadline.com)

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