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[07/25/17 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 25
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!


CHICAGO FIRE/MED/PD (NBC) - Executive producer Danielle Claman Gelber has inked a first-look with Universal Television to develop new series projects. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO PD (NBC) - Tracy Spiridakos, who recurred as Detective Hailey Upton this past season, has been named a series regular for season five. (Deadline.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Tom Felton's Julian Albert is exiting the series after one season as a regular. It's not clear how his character will be written out. (EW.com)
LETHAL WEAPON (FOX) - Australian actor Andrew Creer has been tapped for a recurring role as Zach Bowman, "a good-looking, eager detective on the robbery/homicide division who partners with Detective Bailey (Michelle Mitchenor)." (THR.com)
NATHAN FOR YOU (Comedy Central) - Star Nathan Fielder took to Twitter with the news his series will return for its fourth season on Thursday, September 28. Additionally, look for a one-hour special "Nathan for You: A Celebration" on September 21 that checks in on participants from previous seasons. (@nathanfielder)
OLIVE FOREVER (USA) - Tatyana Ali, Malcolm-Jamal Warner and Christian Antidormi have all been cast in the drama pilot. Ali will play Alison, "Olive's foster mother, a quick-witted, tender community college professor who strives to guide Olive away from her criminal past." Warner then will portray Taylor, "Olive's foster father, an open-hearted community college professor who offers Olive help when no one else would"; with Antidormi as "a smooth-talking mysterious figure that matches and challenges Olive's skills." (Deadline.com)
RIGHT STUFF, THE (NGC, New!) - Tom Wolfe's famed book-turned-feature, "documenting the stories of the first Project Mercury astronauts selected for the NASA space program," is being developed as a TV series by the cable channel. Writer Will Staples is spearheading the Warner Horizon Television-based project with Appian Way Productions' Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson likewise executive producing. (@NGC_PR)
TAKEN (NBC) - Jessica Camacho has joined the cast of the series as Santana, "a scary-smart, rule-breaking former Army captain who possesses an acerbic wit and calculated bravado." (Deadline.com)
YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX) - Colin Ferguson will recur on the upcoming season as Boone, "a friend of Ty's (Stephen Schneider) whom Gretchen (Aya Cash) begins dating. He's a middle-aged guy who lives in Eagle Rock and runs a nonprofit - and who represents the kind of fun-loving, down-to-earth guy Gretchen never had in Jimmy (Chris Geere)." (THR.com)





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· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· LETHAL WEAPON (FOX)
· NATHAN FOR YOU (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· OLIVE FOREVER (USA)
· RIGHT STUFF, THE (NGC)
· TAKEN (NBC)
· YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX)





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