[08/01/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 1
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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A.P. BIO (NBC) - Jean Villepique has joined the cast of the midseason comedy as Michelle, "a fellow teacher at Whitlock High. She loves to be silly and get a little wild with Mary (Mary Sohn) and Stef (Lyric Lewis)." She'll take over for Vanessa Byer, who played said role in the pilot. (Deadline.com)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) - Emma Roberts has signed onto the show's seventh installment, "Cult." (Instagram.com)
BLACK AMERICA (A.K.A. UNTITLED AARON MCGRUDER PROJECT) (Amazon) - Aaron McGruder's alternate history drama for the streaming service has been further detailed as "Black America" in which "newly freed African Americans have secured the Southern states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama post-Reconstruction as reparations for slavery, and with that land, the freedom to shape their own destiny. The sovereign nation they formed, New Colonia, has had a tumultuous and sometimes violent relationship with its looming "Big Neighbor," both ally and foe, the United States. The past 150 years have been witness to military incursions, assassinations, regime change, coups, etc. Today, after two decades of peace with the U.S. and unprecedented growth, an ascendant New Colonia joins the ranks of major industrialized nations on the world stage as America slides into rapid decline. Inexorably tied together, the fate of two nations, indivisible, hangs in the balance." (Deadline.com)
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Jamie Kennedy will reprise his season three role of serial killer Floyd Feylinn Ferell during the upcoming 13th season. (TVLine.com)
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW) - Jes Macallan is set to recur on the show's third season as Special Agent Ava Sharpe, "a hard working agent for a secret branch of the Federal Government (the Time Bureau) dedicated to the regulation of time-travel and the protection of history." (Deadline.com)
GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA) - Michael Boatman's Julius Cain and Nyambi Nyambi's Jay Dipersia have both been named regulars for the upcoming second season. (THR.com)
HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) - Joey Lawrence has scored a two-episode arc on the series as Aaron Wright, "the brother of world-class hacker Ian Wright (Nick Jonas), who Five-0 encounters when he uses his computer to free a dangerous arsonist from prison." (Variety.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Australian actress Emma Booth has scored a major recurring role on the upcoming seventh season as The Witch. Additionally, Giles Matthey will reprise his role as Gideon, the son of Belle (Emilie de Ravin) and Rumple (Robert Carlyle). (Deadline.com, EW.com)
PATRICK MELROSE (Showtime) - Allison Williams will guest on the Benedict Cumberbatch-led limited series as Marianne, "an acquaintance that Patrick (Cumberbatch) encounters during his playboy years in New York." (Deadline.com)
SCANDAL (ABC) - Shaun Toub and Jay Hernandez are both set to recur on the show's final season in top secret roles. (Deadline.com)

  [august 2017]  

· A.P. BIO (NBC)

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[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 10:45 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 09:21 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 09:16 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 08:19 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 07:55 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 07:10 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 07:06 AM]
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[03/16/18 - 07:01 AM]
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[03/15/18 - 11:22 PM]
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