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[03/17/17 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 17
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!


BALLERS (HBO) - Steve Guttenberg will recur on the upcoming season as Wayne Hastings, Jr., "a Las Vegas billionaire, real estate mogul and casino magnate." (Deadline.com)
BEHIND ENEMY LINES (FOX) - Benito Martinez has signed onto the drama pilot as Mateo Rodriguez, "a respected career Navy man and Executive Officer on the aircraft carrier USS Tyson." He'll take over from Nestor Carbonell, who originally was cast in the role. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO MED (NBC) - Louis Herthum has been cast as the father of Will (Nick Gehlfuss) and Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) in "what is sure to be an intense reunion with his sons" on the April 13 episode. (TVLine.com)
CHICAGO PD (NBC) - Tracy Spiridakos will recur on the veteran drama as Detective Hailey Upton: "Upton is described as someone with killer instincts, humor, and smarts. Always clocking in overtime, she got her detective shield meritoriously on the heels of an undercover assignment that is still shrouded in secrecy, and as a result has had to prove herself to those who thought she didn't earn the detective promotion." (Deadline.com)
CROSSING, THE (ABC) - Marcuis W. Harris has scored a role on the drama pilot as Caleb, "one of the refugees. Once a simple man, Caleb was a janitor in his past life, but his peers have nominated him to represent them as a group in order to find out what's going on." (Deadline.com)
INSATIABLE (The CW) - Alyssa Milano has been tapped for a role on the drama pilot as Coralee, "Bob's (Dallas Roberts) social-climbing wife." (Deadline.com)
LA --> VEGAS (FOX) - Olivia Macklin and Kim Matula are the latest addition to the comedy pilot as Nichole, "a young, fresh-faced exotic dancer"; and Ronnie, "the head flight attendant." (Deadline.com)
LINDA FROM HR (FOX) - Angel Laketa Moore and Ellis Rubin are both bound for the Lauren Graham-led comedy as Sierra, "a quick-witted and honest mother of young triplets, the cool girl from college that no one imagined as a supermom"; and Linda's (Graham) son Howie, "who is awkward and still coming in to his own." (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Jacqueline Obradors has scored a role on the "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off as Marisol Reyes, "the soulful matriarch of the Reyes family and EZ's (J.D. Pardo) mother." (Deadline.com)
RELATIVELY HAPPY (NBC) - Diona Reasonover has booked a role on the comedy pilot as Sydney, "a first-year resident in an ER in the Bronx. She runs the hospital like she runs her life: with tough love. She is Heather's (Genevieve Angelson) best friend and confidante and lives upstairs with her boyfriend/EMT, Royal." (Deadline.com)
S.W.A.T. (CBS) - Alex Russell and Peter Onorati have signed onto the drama pilot as Jim Street ("Cocky, living on the edge, Street has earned himself a reputation as a loose cannon with no regard for safety - he's also the newest member of Hondo's (Shemar Moore) team.") and Jeff Mumford ("Aggressive and confident, Mumford is the leader of the 10-David SWAT team that maintains a healthy rivalry with Hondo and the rest of the crew."), respectively. (Deadline.com)
SCREAM (MTV) - The show's upcoming third season will reportedly hit the reset button with a new storyline and new cast. The search is underway for a new showrunner for the six-episode order. Michael Gans and Richard Register oversaw the show's sophomore run. (Deadline.com)
SINGULARITY (FX) - Langston Kerman has been cast in the Damon Wayans, Jr.-led comedy pilot as Ethan, "an earnest over-thinker who is often in existential crisis and hangs on to the past." (Deadline.com)
TRUSTEE, THE (ABC) - Tim Kang has signed onto the drama pilot as "agreeable Detective Henry Wu. He and his partner, Detective Martinez, are assigned to a case that puts them into conflict with Detective Radley." (Deadline.com)
UNIT ZERO (ABC) - Jamey Sheridan is the latest bound for the Toni Collette-led drama pilot as Mike Barclay, "the Director of the CIA and the one who recognizes that Jackie and her team have what it takes to run the most sensitive operations at the agency." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED SIMMONS FAMILY PROJECT (ABC) - ABC Studios and Amblin Television are financing a pilot presentation for the project, a multi-camera comedy about a legendary rapper (Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons) whose plans for slowing down are thwarted when his wife (Justine Simmons) decides to pursue her own dreams and stardom. The network gave a put pilot commitment to the project (plus a big penalty if it didn't move forward) back in October and the producers are using said penalty to bankroll the production. Don Scardino will direct the truncated version of the original script by Jeremy Bronson next month with ABC getting first crack at the resulting pilot. (Deadline.com)
VALOR (The CW) - Melissa Roxburgh has snagged a role on the drama pilot as Thea, "a cool-eyed CIA officer." (Deadline.com)





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· ALL ABOUT THE WASHINGTONS (NETFLIX)
· BALLERS (HBO)
· BEHIND ENEMY LINES (FOX)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· CROSSING, THE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· INSATIABLE (NETFLIX)
· LA TO VEGAS (FOX)
· LINDA FROM HR (FOX)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· RELATIVELY HAPPY (NBC)
· SCREAM (MTV)
· SINGULARITY (FX)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· SWAT (CBS)
· TRUSTEE, THE (ABC)
· UNIT ZERO (ABC)
· VALOR (CW)





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