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[08/03/17 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 3
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ALEXA & KATIE (Netflix) - Jack Griffo and Kerri Medders have both been cast in the multi-camera comedy series. He'll play Dylan, "a smart, cute friend of Lucas (Emery Kelly)"; while she's set as Gwenny, "a driven and competitive girl who is Alexa's (Paris Berelc) longtime rival." (Deadline.com)
DAMNATION (USA) - Gabriel Mann will recur on the upcoming drama as Martin Eggers Hyde, "a refined, witty, extremely well-educated and well-spoken individual who is also a brilliant visionary." (THR.com)
DARK TOWER, THE (TBA) - Glen Mazzara has been tapped as showrunner for the proposed TV incarnation of the Stephen King book series from Media Rights Capital and Sony Pictures Television. Originally set up at NBC in 2010 with Akiva Goldsman and Ron Howard at the helm, the project subsequently moved to HBO in 2011 before being shelved indefinitely as the feature got off the ground. Idris Elba's Roland Deschain, Dennis Haysbert's Steven Deschain and Tom Taylor's Jake Chambers are expected to appear in the TV series, which will be based on "Wizard in Glass," the fourth book in series. Goldsman and Howard as well as Brian Grazer remain attached as executive producers. (THR.com)
ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (Showtime) - David Morse has scored a role on the limited series as Gene Palmer, "a corrections officer who is friendly with Richard Matt (Benicio Del Toro) and unwittingly aids in his escape." (Deadline.com)
HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC) - Julius Tennon, real life husband to star Viola Davis, will guest on the upcoming season in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (Deadline.com)
THIS IS US (NBC) - Sylvester Stallone will drop by the upcoming season as "Kevin's costar/father figure in the Ron Howard movie the Pearson son was cast in at Season 1's end." (TVLine.com)
TITANS (DC) - Australian newcomer Teagan Croft is the first to be cast in the upcoming series as Raven, "the daughter of a demon, is a powerful empath who must keep her emotions in check or risk unleashing her demonic side." (Deadline.com)
WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY, THE: THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE! (ABC) - The Alphabet has formally postponed its live musical from October 3. Said decision was expected as the network revealed last month its fall Tuesday lineup would launch on said date. (Deadline.com)
YELLOWSTONE (Paramount) - Wendy Moniz will recur on the upcoming drama as Montana Governor Lynelle Perry, "who's convinced John Dutton's (Kevin Costner) son, Jamie Dutton (Wes Bentley) is a natural for the political life." (Deadline.com)





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· ALEXA & KATIE (NETFLIX)
· DAMNATION (USA)
· DARK TOWER, THE (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA (SHOWTIME)
· HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC)
· LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, THE (ABC)
· THIS IS US (NBC)
· TITANS (DC)
· YELLOWSTONE (PARAMOUNT)





[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.

[08/15/19 - 01:15 PM]
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" Premieres February 12 on Netflix
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[08/15/19 - 11:04 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 P.M. Eastern
As part of its Votegasm 2020 coverage, the series will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time across its social media accounts.