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[04/03/17 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 3
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!


BROTHERED UP (CBS) - John C. McGinley has signed onto the comedy pilot as Commander Lee, "who treats his officers with respect and dignity and always tries to ensure that the team is happy." (Deadline.com)
CONDOR (Audience) - Actress Mira Sorvino and director Lawrence Trilling have both signed onto the recently ordered 10-episode series. She'll play Marty Frost, "an investigator who has come out of retirement to take over the investigation after an attack at Joe's office." Trilling then will direct the first three episodes and executive produce. (Deadline.com)
DAILYMAILTV (Syndication) - The new daily syndicated series has been cleared in 105 markets covering 66% of the U.S. with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Tribune Broadcasting and Gray Television among the participating station groups. Carla Pennington, Jay McGraw, Martin Clarke and Dr. Phil McGraw are executive producing for the CBS Television Distribution-based Stage 29 Productions. (Deadline.com)
DICE (Showtime) - Ron Livingston will recur on the show's sophomore run as Sydney Stein, "an entertainment lawyer who can schmooze you up one minute and turn on you the next. Sydney agrees to do a big favor for Dice, but when Sydney gets into a big mess himself, he turns to Dice for help." Other guests stars this season include Billy Gardell, Laraine Newman, Mike Starr, Mary Holland and Tony Orlando. (Deadline.com)
JACKSON STATE (HBO, New!) - Writer Scott Lasser and director Elliott Lester have sold a new drama to the pay channel which "will explore how the current wave of opiod abuse has ravaged many small towns across America that were once the backbone of the country." Storyscape Entertainment's Bob Cooper and Charlie Hartsock will also serve as executive producers. Eric Watson is producing. (Deadline.com)
JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON (Amazon) - Bar Paly will recur on the upcoming comedy following her stint as Krisztina, "the stunning actress who is the female lead in Jean-Claude's movie," in the pilot. (Deadline.com)
KINGDOM (Audience) - Co-star Jonathan Tucker took to Twitter on Saturday with the news the show's upcoming third season will be its last. (@jonathanmtucker)
LONG ROAD HOME (NGC) - Roland Buck is the latest to board the mini-series as Specialist Martin, "one of the rescuers." (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Raymond Cruz has been cast in the "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off as Che "Padre" Romero, "a full patch member of Mayans MC. With road-worn experience, he keeps a paternal eye out for the club. He is the voice of reason amongst the chaos." (THR.com)
ORVILLE (FOX) - Chad L. Coleman and Larry Joe Campbell have both been cast in Seth MacFarlane's upcoming sci-fi series which follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet. No details were given about their characters. (Deadline.com)
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA) - Paola Andino is slated to recur on the new season as Olivia "Chaparra" Gutierrez, "a party girl with a brash mouth and a taste for trouble who ushers her best friend Isabela Vargas (Sandy Valles) into the narco-brat lifestyle - much to the chagrin of Isabela's parents, the drug empire power couple at odds with each other, Camila and Epifanio Vargas." (Deadline.com)
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBSAA) - Sonequa Martin-Green's character, originally billed as Lt. Cmdr. Rainsford, has been revised to First Officer Michael Burnham. (@startrekcbs)
TICK, THE (Amazon) - Scott Speiser has booked a yet-to-be-revealed series regular role on the upcoming comedy series. (Deadline.com)





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· BROTHERED UP (CBS)
· CONDOR (AUDIENCE)
· DAILY MAIL, THE (SYNDICATION)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DICE (SHOWTIME)
· JACKSON STATE (HBO)
· JEAN-CLAUDE VAN JOHNSON (AMAZON)
· KINGDOM (AUDIENCE)
· LONG ROAD HOME, THE (NGC)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· ORVILLE (FOX)
· QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· STAR TREK: DISCOVERY (CBSAA)
· TICK, THE (AMAZON)





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