[05/18/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 18
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AMERICAN WOMAN (Paramount) - Diandra Lyle is set to recur on the upcoming Alicia Silverstone-led original as Louise, "Bonnie's co-worker at the department store. Although from completely different backgrounds and experiences, the two of them forge an unlikely and sometimes tumultuous relationship." (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - Reza Tabrizi is formally set to succeed Joe Chappelle as the show's executive producer/in-house director. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO PD (NBC) - Eriq La Salle has signed on as the show's executive producer/in-house director, which he'll take over for the departing Mark Tinker. (Deadline.com)
HALT AND CATCH FIRE (AMC) - Chelsea Talmadge is bound for the show's final season in the recurring role of Vera, "an innocent yet effective Cal Tech graduate and systems architect working for Donna (Kerry Bishé)." (Deadline.com)
MAGICIANS, THE (Syfy) - Trevor Einhorn's Josh and Brittany Curran's Fen have both been named series regulars for the show's third season. (Deadline.com)
NASHVILLE (CMT) - Rachel Bilson and Kaitlin Doubleday's characters have been detailed as Alyssa Greene, "a Silicon Valley marketing expert who is brought in to take Highway 65 to the next level"; and Jessie Caine, "a singer/songwriter who left Nashville a few years ago under a cloud of scandal, but has returned to reclaim her career and the son that was taken from her," respectively. (Deadline.com)
PHILIP K. DICK'S ELECTRIC DREAMS (Amazon) - Richard Madden, Holiday Grainger and Anneika Rose are all set to star in an installment of the upcoming anthology series. Said episode, "The Hood Maker," is "set in a world without advanced technology and where mutant telepaths have become humanity's only mechanism for long-distance communication. But their powers have unintended implications, and when the public begins to embrace mysterious, telepath-blocking hoods, two detectives with an entangled past are brought in to investigate." (Deadline.com)
SUPERNATURAL (The CW) - Co-stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki revealed at today's upfront presentation that an episode next season will take place in the "fully animated world of Scooby-Doo." (TVLine.com)
YOUNGER (TV Land) - Jennifer Westfeldt has booked a recurring role on the upcoming fourth season as Pauline, "a writer that Liza (Sutton Foster) meets at a pitch festival who happens to have a great idea for a book - a fiction novel based on her very real and very unfulfilling marriage. Liza relates and wants to sign her to Empirical, but runs into a snag when she realizes they may have more in common than she thought." (Deadline.com)

  [may 2017]  


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