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[11/07/17 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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8 COUNT (FOX, New!) - Erika L. Johnson is spearheading a new drama at the network "inspired by the life of famed choreographer and creative director Laurieann Gibson, [that] follows a young choreographer who, in order to redeem her damaged reputation in the cutthroat music/dance world, must invest in an up-and-coming singer, who also has one last shot at stardom." The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Joe Earley also serve as executive producers, as do Gibson and multi-Grammy Award winner Mary J. Blige. A penalty is attached. (Deadline.com)
AFFAIR, THE (Showtime) - Russell Hornsby, Tim Matheson and Dina Meyer are all bound for the new season as Carl Gatewood, "Janelle's (Sanaa Lathan) ex-husband and Noah's (Dominic West) rival for her affection"; and "a couple from Alison's (Ruth Wilson) past, who have shocking information to share about who she is and where she comes from," respectively. (Deadline.com)
CRUSHERS CLUB (NBC, New!) - Virgil Williams (Mudbound) has set up a potential drama at the Peacock about "a struggling boxing gym, which serves as a second home for kids in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods. The gym gains an unlikely ally in Sonia, a single mom from the suburbs who has found new purpose in her life." One Race Television's Vin Diesel will also executive produce for Universal Television with the company's Shana C. Waterman as a co-executive producer. (THR.com)
EMPIRE (FOX) - The network's flagship drama will take a two-to-three week production hiatus "for the writers to regroup for the season's back nine." (Deadline.com)
HOW MAY WE HATE YOU (ABC, New!) - Justin Noble has booked a single-camera comedy at the Alphabet about "two inseparable guest-services associates at a high-end resort property and the co-workers and hotel guests that they're stuck with for eight to 16 hours a day." CBS Television Studios is behind the half-hour, which has a penalty attached and is based on Anna Drezen and Todd Dakotah Briscoe's blog-turned-book of the same name. Trill TV's Wendy Trilling and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor are the executive producers with Noble as a co-executive producer. A multi-camera comedy adaptation was in the works under a different writer, Warren Lieberstein, at CBS last season. (Deadline.com)
MAGICIANS, THE (Syfy) - Felicia Day has been cast in the new season as Poppy: "A postgraduate fellow from Brakebills who is discovered in Fillory doing interesting field work as a Dragonologist, Poppy feels destined to help the gang reinstate magic to universe." (Nerdist.com)
MICK, THE (FOX) - The network has ordered seven additional episodes of the show's sophomore run, bringing its season total to 20. (Deadline.com)
REUNITED (NBC, New!) - Matt Lopez has sold a new drama to the network inspired by the life of Pamela Slaton, "the country's foremost investigative genealogist, who uses her wits, detective skills and take-no-prisoners attitude to track down long-lost loved ones and reunite broken families." Adam Rodin and Epidemic Pictures & Management's Darryl Taja will also executive produce for Universal Television with Slaton herself serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)





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· 8 COUNT (FOX)
· AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
· CRUSHERS CLUB (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· HOW MAY WE HATE YOU (ABC)
· MAGICIANS, THE (SYFY)
· MICK, THE (FOX)
· REUNITED (NBC)





[11/17/17 - 03:31 PM]
CBS Orders More Episodes of "S.W.A.T." & "9JKL"
The Eye has given a full season order to new drama series "S.W.A.T." and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy "9JKL."

[11/17/17 - 02:26 PM]
Panelists Named on New Music Competition Series "The Four: Battle for Stardom," Premiering Thursday, Jan. 4 on FOX
Grammy(R) Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean "Diddy" Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts.

[11/17/17 - 11:22 AM]
Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Deal with Netflix
Said Kohan, "Current climate aside, it's great to be in bed with Netflix."

[11/17/17 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "Dave Chappelle: Equanimity" - New Stand-Up Special Teaser - Netflix
Dave Chappelle's brand new stand-up special premieres December 31 on Netflix.

[11/17/17 - 08:38 AM]
Video: "Easy" Season 2 Returns to Netflix December 1 - Watch the New Trailer
Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Aya Cash, Judy Greer, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Zazie Beetz, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Micucci, Michael Chernus, Jane Adams, Jacqueline Toboni, Evan Jonigkeit, Marz Timms, and Kiersey Clemons star in the upcoming season.

[11/17/17 - 08:15 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for All-New Slate of "Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents..." Half-Hour Specials
The new season will tape on December 8 and 9 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and include performances by Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O'Flanagan, and Sarah Tiana.

[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/17/17 - 08:00 AM]
Our Fourth Season Has a Third Wheel... "Grace and Frankie" Are Back January 19th!
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are joined by Lisa Kudrow in the new season.

[11/17/17 - 06:58 AM]
Netflix and Red Chillies Entertainment Announce A New Original Series Based on "Bard of Blood"
Penned by the young Indian author, Bilal Siddiqi the book will be brought to life as an eight-episode high-octane political espionage thriller series for more than 109 million members around the world.

[11/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 16
Updates include: TV Land cancels "Lopez," "Throwing Shade"; Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian to lead "Take Two" at ABC; and Vicki Lawrence among quartet cast in FOX's "Cool Kids."

[11/16/17 - 02:42 PM]
VH1 Celebrates the Season with "Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday"
The one-hour special invites viewers to kick off the holiday season with Remy Ma and Papoose from VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: New York" as they prepare the ultimate holiday party for their friends and family in North Carolina.

[11/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
NBC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for New Dramas "Good Girls" and "Rise"
They'll follow the spring premiere of "The Voice" and the season finale of "This Is Us," respectively.

[11/16/17 - 01:27 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Returns Tuesday, December 19 at 9PM ET/PT
Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Lisa Vanderpump are joined by new housewife Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and friend Camille Grammer.

[11/16/17 - 12:19 PM]
"32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide," A Searing Look at One Woman's Struggle to Cope with Her Sister's Suicide and Find Healing Through Art, Debuts Dec. 7 on HBO
Hope Litoff's directorial debut tells the powerful story of one sister struggling to know and accept the other in a way she was never able to in life, even as she learns to live with the pain of loss.

[11/16/17 - 12:01 PM]
Steve Harvey to Ring in 2018 on "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square" Sunday, December 31, on FOX
In his first-ever New Year Eve's special with FOX, Harvey will bring his signature humor and hosting talents to this highly anticipated celebration taking place in the heart of New York City's Times Square, featuring views of the Times Square Ball as it drops to ring in 2018.