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[11/13/17 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 13
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!


BLACKLIST, THE (NBC) - Nathan Lane will drop by the show's 100th episode, which will air in January. "Lane plays the episode's blacklister-titled criminal Abraham Stern. Loyal to no one, Stern proves that Raymond Reddington (James Spader) isn't the only dangerous man in a three-piece suit. Using his leverage over the finances of others, he manipulates the desperate into committing illegal and immoral acts in pursuit of his ultimate goal, the claiming of a fortune that is his birthright."
DEADWOOD (HBO) - The much-ballyhooed revival movie is reportedly being eyed for a production start next fall. (TVLine.com)
HITMAN (Hulu, New!) - Derek Kolstad (John Wick) is spearheading a small screen take on the video game-turned-film franchise which "centers on Agent 47, a meticulous and lethal assassin with a mysterious backstory." Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon are also slated to executive produce for Fox 21. (Deadline.com)
I AM FRANKIE (Nickelodeon) - The cable channel has quietly ordered a second season of the series. (Deadline.com)
INDUSTRY (HBO, New!) - Mickey Down and Konrad Kay are developing a new series at the pay channel "set inside an American bank in London's financial quarter" which "will follow the young generation just coming into the banking system and how they cope and adapt in the wake of the 2008 financial and banking collapse." Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner's Bad Wolf is behind the project. (Variety.com)
MASKED SINGER, THE (FOX, New!) - Craig Plestis and his Smart Dog Media are looking to import the Asian celebrity singing competition in which "contestants wear elaborate masks and costumes to conceal their identity. As they sing, a panel of judges and viewers are guessing who is behind the mask as they vote for the winner. As contestants are eliminated, their true identities are revealed and they are unmasked on stage. The battles rage on until there is only one masked singer left standing." No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)
ONE TREE HILL (The CW) - Former cast and crew members of the drama series "have written a letter accusing former showrunner Mark Schwahn of sexual harassment and offering support for their former colleague, Audrey Wauchope." E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television, the companies behind Schwahn's current show, "The Royals," have issued a statement saying: "We are monitoring the information carefully. E!, Universal Cable Productions and Lionsgate Television are committed to providing a safe working environment in which everyone is treated respectfully and professionally." (Variety.com)
RELIEF (NBC, New!) - Maria Bello and Jessica Goldberg are set to team for a new drama at the Peacock about "a successful female doctor in L.A. who delivers supplies to her estranged brother on a remote island devastated by an earthquake. A series of dramatic events propel her decision to stay on and become part of a group of volunteers from around the world who are saving lives and healing themselves in the process." Universal Television is behind the hour, to be penned by Goldberg from a story by the duo. Goldberg, Aurora Entertainment's Bello and Mednick Productions' Scott Mednick are the executive producers with Skyler Mednick as a supervising producer. (Variety.com)
ROSEANNE (ABC) - The Alphabet has ordered an additional episode for its upcoming revival, bringing its total to nine. (Deadline.com)
STAR FALLS (Nickelodeon, New!) - The cable channel has given a 20-episode order to Breakthrough Entertainment for a new series which "centers on Sophia, a strong-willed teen who persuades a Hollywood movie star and his family to live in her house while he shoots a movie in town, all with the hopes of setting him up with her mom. But the star's three kids find their new rural life is a drastic change from the L.A. lifestyle they're accustomed to. Everyone's lives are hilariously turned upside down as the kids struggle to help their parents find love and adjust to what could be their new life." Siena Agudong stars as Sophia Miller, with Kamaia Fairburn as Diamond Brooks, Tomaso Sanelli as Nate Rex, Jadiel Dowlin as Phoenix Brooks and Marcus Cornwall as Bo Brooks. (Deadline.com)
SUITS (USA) - Co-stars Patrick J. Adams and Meghan Markle are reportedly not expected to return for a potential eighth season of the series. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED JOANNA QURAISHI PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Joanna Quraishi has set up a hybrid comedy at the Eye about "a millennial woman who sets off to get to know the Middle-Eastern culture and the family of her late father." Jennifer and Ashley Tisdale will also executive produce via their Blondie Girl Productions banner for Warner Bros. Television. Quraishi is a co-executive producer. (Variety.com)





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· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· DEADWOOD (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HITMAN (HULU)
· I AM FRANKIE (NICKELODEON)
· INDUSTRY (HBO)
· MASKED SINGER, THE (FOX)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· RELIEF (NBC)
· ROSEANNE (ABC)
· ROYALS, THE (E)
· STAR FALLS (NICKELODEON)
· SUITS (USA)
· UNTITLED JOANNA QURAISHI PROJECT (CBS)





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