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[05/12/17 - 11:50 AM]
Development Update: Friday, May 12 - CBS Locks Up Freshman Class
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!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2017-18 season:

9JKL (FKA 9J 9K 9L)

DESCRIPTION:
comedy about a guy who lives in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents' apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby's apartment, 9L, and attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· David Walton as Andrew
· Elliott Gould as Harry
· Linda Lavin as Judy
· Liza Lapira as Eve
· Mark Feuerstein as Josh
· Matt Murray as Nick
· Paul Feig as Himself

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Dana Klein as CRTR/EP
· Mark Feuerstein as CRTR/EP
· Pamela Fryman as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Wendi Trilling as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Kapital Entertainment

INSTINCT

DESCRIPTION:
drama based on the upcoming book by James Patterson about a former CIA operative (Cumming) who has since built a normal life as a gifted professor and writer but is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alan Cumming as Dylan Reinhart
· Bojana Novakovic as Lizzie
· Daniel Ings as Tracy
· Khandi Alexander as Monica Hernandez
· Naveen Andrews as Julian

CREW INFORMATION:
· Alan Cumming as EP
· Alex Kurtzman as EP
· Bill Robinson as EP
· Heather Kadin as EP
· James Patterson as BOOK/EP
· Leopoldo Gout as EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Rauch as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· James Patterson Entertainment
· Secret Hideout

ME, MYSELF & I

DESCRIPTION:
single-camera comedy which examines one man's life over a 50-year span: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Bobby Moynihan as Alex Riley (40)
· Brian Unger as Ron
· Christopher Paul Richards as Justin
· Jaleel White as Darryl
· John Larroquette as Alex Riley (65)
· Kelen Coleman as Abby
· Mandell Maughan as Maggie
· Sharon Lawrence as Eleanor

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Dan Kopelman as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· Randall Einhorn as EP/DIR (Pilot)

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Kapital Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television

S.W.A.T.

DESCRIPTION:
reboot of the 1970s series billed as an intense, action-packed procedural following an African-American SWAT lieutenant torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alex Russell as Jim Street
· Jay Harrington as David "Deacon" Kay
· Kenny Johnson as Dominique Luca
· Lina Esco as Christina "Chris" Alonso
· Peter Onorati as Jeff Mumford
· Shemar Moore as Daniel "Hondo" Harrelson
· Stephanie Sigman as Jessica Cortez

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas as CRTR/EP
· Danielle Woodrow as EP
· Justin Lin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Marney Hochman as EP
· Neal H. Moritz as EP
· Pavun Shetty as EP
· Shawn Ryan as CRTR/EP
· Shemar Moore as PROD

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· MiddKid Productions
· Original Film
· Perfect Storm Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television

SEAL TEAM (FKA UNTITLED SEAL TEAM 6 PROJECT)

DESCRIPTION:
drama which follows the lives of the elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· A.J. Buckley as Sonny
· David Boreanaz as Jason
· Jessica Paré as Mandy
· Max Thieriot as Clay
· Neil Brown, Jr. as Ray
· Toni Trucks as Diaz

CREW INFORMATION:
· Ben Cavell as CRTR/EP
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Christopher Chulack as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Ed Redlich as EP
· Sarah Timberman as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

WISDOM OF THE CROWD

DESCRIPTION:
drama based on the Israeli format about a 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

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Blake Lee as Josh Novak
· Jake Matthews as Tariq Siddiqui
· Jeremy Piven as Jeffrey Tanner
· Monica Potter as Alex
· Natalia Tena as Sara Morton
· Richard T. Jones as Tommy Cavanaugh

CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam Davidson as DIR (Pilot)
· Alon Shtruzman as EP
· Avi Nir as EP
· Dror Mishani as EP
· Peter Traugott as EP
· Rachel Kaplan as EP
· Shira Hadad as EP
· Ted Humphrey as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Algorithm Entertainment
· CBS Television Studios
· Keshet Studios
· Universal Television






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· 9JKL (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· INSTINCT (CBS)
· ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· SEAL TEAM (CBS)
· SWAT (CBS)
· WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS)
· YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)





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