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[03/27/17 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 27
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Matthew Morrison will reportedly drop by the veteran drama as Paul Stadler, the "scary-ass husband" of Camilla Luddington's Jo Wilson. (Deadline.com)
HARRY (Syndication) - NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has cleared the series for a second season on Fox-owned stations in 17 major markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. "I love my show! To continue sharing an hour every day with my audience is a great honor and thrill - can't wait for season 2," host Harry Connick, Jr. said in a statement. (Deadline.com)
SPACED OUT (NBC) - Matt Shively and Christine Woods have been tapped for the lead roles on the comedy pilot, about a working class genius and his struggles to fit in with an established team all made more difficult when their job is building a rocket to Mars. He'll play said fellow, Peter Gibbons, "the newest member of the propulsion team at Space One, is like a kid in a candy store. After working in his father's body shop, Peter's now living his dream as the new team leader of the company sending the first unmanned rocket to Mars." Woods then is set as Maxine "Max" Donovan, "Space One's alpha female engineer. Max is a born leader who's not a happy camper when her boss appoints the new guy as the team leader." Shively's involvement is in second position to his ABC comedy "The Real O'Neals." (Deadline.com)
STITCHERS (Freeform) - Anna Akana ("Miss 2059") is set to recur on the show's upcoming season as Amanda, "a cool and confident medical examiner who starts working with the Stitchers team and has an instant spark with Camille (Allison Scagliotti)." (Deadline.com)
TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG (Amazon) - Miles Teller (Whiplash) has been tapped to star in the upcoming drama, which "explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following killers' existential journeys in becoming samurai." Teller will play Martin, "a police officer entangled in the world of assassins." (Deadline.com)
TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO) - David Milch is reportedly in talks to join creator Nic Pizzolatto for a potential third season of the crime drama franchise. No other specifics were given. (Deadline.com)
WESTWORLD (HBO) - Louis Herthum's Peter Abernathy, the "father" of Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), has been promoted to regular for the show's second season. (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HARRY (SYNDICATION)
· REAL O'NEALS, THE (ABC)
· SPACED OUT (NBC)
· STITCHERS (FREEFORM)
· TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG (AMAZON)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





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