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[03/31/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 31
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CHICAGO PD (NBC) - Executive producer Matt Olmstead will step down as showrunner following the show's current fourth season. The search is underway for a replacement. (Deadline.com)
GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA) - Jason Biggs's Dylan Stack is the latest "The Good Wife" alum slated to reprise his role on the spin-off. (THR.com)
HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC) - Originally scheduled for Monday, August 7, the series will now return on Thursday nights at 8:00/7:00c on June 22.
LA --> VEGAS (FOX) - Ed Weeks ("The Mindy Project") has been cast in the comedy pilot as Micah, "an accountant and regular on the flight between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, where he visits his family on weekends. Plagued by more than a few demons, he's a recovering alcoholic/gambler/sex addict who is separated from his wife. As people who have both made a lot of mistakes in their past, he and head flight attendant Ronnie (Kim Matula) have a strong connection." (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: TRUE CRIME (NBC) - Lesli Linka Glatter has been tapped to helm the first two episodes of the anthology series, subtitled "The Menendez Murders." Rene Balcer will pen the script. (Deadline.com)
LOOMING TOWER, THE (Hulu) - Wrenn Schmidt and Ella Rae Peck are both bound for the docudrama. Schmidt will play Diane Priest, "a smart and profoundly ambitious CIA analyst working under Martin Schmidt (Peter Sarsgaard)." Peck then is on board as Heather, "a special-education teacher from small-town Ohio. Empathetic but strong-willed, she and Ali (Tahar Rahim) slowly begin to connect despite multiple failed dates and the challenges that come with their often long-distance relationship." (Deadline.com)
MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (NBC) - The summer drama will now launch one day earlier in a new time period: Monday, July 24 at 10:00/9:00c.
NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC) - The show's upcoming fourth season, due on June 22, will now air on Thursday nights at 10:00/9:00c.
REDLINERS (NBC) - Quinn Shephard is the latest addition to the drama pilot as Katie Rhymer, an unspecified character. (Deadline.com)
SHELTER (NBC) - Nadia Gan has scored a role on the medical drama pilot as Jackie Lao, "a brusque doctor, who is a self-made millennial with a chip on her shoulder." (Deadline.com)
SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE (NBC) - To accommodate the new Monday premiere date of "Midnight, Texas," the show's second season will now wrap with a two-hour finale on Sunday, July 23 at 9:00/8:00c.
WALL, THE (NBC) - The upcoming second season of the game show, likewise due on June 22, will air at 9:00/8:00c on Thursdays through July 27 before moving to the 8:00/7:00c hour on August 10.
WORLD OF DANCE (NBC) - The Peacock has pushed the reality competition's premiere from Monday, May 8 to Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c.





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· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD FIGHT, THE (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT (NBC)
· LA TO VEGAS (FOX)
· LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME (NBC)
· LOOMING TOWER, THE (HULU)
· MIDNIGHT, TEXAS (NBC)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· REDLINERS (NBC)
· SHELTER (NBC)
· SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE (NBC)
· WALL, THE (NBC)
· WORLD OF DANCE (NBC)





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