[11/10/17 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ARROW/DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW/FLASH, THE/SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg has been suspended by Warner Bros. Television over "a pattern of alleged sexual harassment and inappropriate physical contact over a period of years, according to 15 women and four men who have worked with him." An investigation has been launched by the studio. Kreisberg denies the allegations in said report. (Variety.com)
CARNIVAL ROW (Amazon) - Jon Amiel has been tapped to replace Paul McGuigan as director of the upcoming fantasy series. No specifics were given about what triggered the change. Production began last month. (THR.com)
COPS, THE (TBS) - Production on the animated series has been suspended following co-creator/co-star Louis C.K.'s admitted sexual misconduct. TBS ordered 10 episodes of the project back in January. (Deadline.com)
FOSTERS, THE (Freeform) - Vincent Ventresca will recur on the show's upcoming cycle as Henry Mullen, "Grace's father, an absentee dad, who is determined to visit his daughter despite copious amounts of friction with his ex-wife." (Deadline.com)
KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (ABC) - The Alphabet has ordered three additional episodes of its freshman drama. (Deadline.com)
LOVE AFTER LOVE (NBC, New!) - Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has sold a domestic take on the Argentinan series "Amar después de amar" in which "an extramarital affair is exposed in a car crash that leaves the man in a coma and the woman missing - soon to be found dead of a gunshot wound. As their spouses try to piece their lives back together, police struggle to solve an ever-deepening mystery." Universal Television is behind the hour with Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor as well as Telefe's Diego Piasek also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)
MAGICIANS, THE (Syfy) - Jaime Ray Newman will recur on the new season as Irene McAllistair, "a member of Brakebills' Board of Trustees who has known Dean Fogg for many years. Irene is also part of an old and powerful family of magicians." (TVLine.com)
MAYOR, THE (ABC) - The broadcaster has asked for three additional scripts of the new comedy. (Deadline.com)
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE (Amazon) - Producer BBC has nixed the Agatha Christie adaptation following rape allegations against co-star Ed Westwick. Said the company: "These are serious allegations which Ed Westwick has strenuously denied. The BBC is not making any judgement but until these matters are resolved we will not include Ordeal by Innocence in the schedules. The independent production company making White Gold has informed us that Ed Westwick has paused from filming while he deals with these allegations." (Deadline.com)
PATH, THE (Hulu) - Dena Tyler has scored an arc on the new season as Claudia, "a devoted follower of Lilith (Sarita Choudhury), not the Meyerist Movement." (Deadline.com)
SUITS (USA) - Rebecca Rittenhouse and Morgan Spector have both booked roles on the Gina Torres-led backdoor pilot episode. Spector will play Mayor Bobby Golec, "the handsome, charismatic and enigmatic workingclass mayor of Chicago who is up for re-election in six months." Rittenhouse then is set as Keri Allen: "Born and raised in Chicago, Keri is a driven and ambitious city attorney and the unofficial right hand to the mayor." Anton Cropper is directing from a script by Aaron Korsh and Daniel Arkin with Doug Liman, David Bartis and Gene Klein of Hypnotic also serving as executive producers for Universal Cable Productions. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED LOUIS C.K. PROJECT (Netflix) - The streaming service has nixed its second standup special from the comedian following his admitted sexual misconduct. C.K.'s existing specials however will remain available. (Deadline.com)

  [november 2017]  


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