[12/13/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 13
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ARROW (The CW) - Colton Haynes will reprise his role of Roy Harper in an arc on the series later this season. (Deadline.com)
CHAMPIONS (NBC) - Ginger Gonzaga has scored a recurring role on the midseason comedy as Dana, "an intelligent, put-upon bookkeeper at the gym who is biding her time at Champions until she gets a better job anywhere else." (Deadline.com)
FAMILY'S FAMILY (NBC, New!) - Kenny Smith ("Black-ish") has sold a semi-autobiographical comedy to the Peacock about "brothers-in-law Brandon Turner, an African-American liberal, non-sports obsessed, believe-what-you-want-to-believe kind of guy, and Tom McQuillan, a white conservative, hockey-loving, Mass-every-Sunday kind of guy." Universal Television-based David Janollari Entertainment's David Janollari is also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)
GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, THE (ABC) - The Alphabet has fired judge Johnny Iuzzini amid sexual misconduct allegations and pulled the remaining episodes of the series from its schedule. "In light of allegations that recently came to our attention, ABC has ended its relationship with Johnny Iuzzini and will not be airing the remainder of 'The Great American Baking Show' episodes," an ABC spokesperson said in a statement. "ABC takes matters such as those described in the allegations very seriously and has come to the conclusion that they violate our standards of conduct. This season's winner will be announced at a later date." (Deadline.com)
IMPOSTERS (Bravo) - Abby Miller and Bruce Davison are both bound for the new season as Charlotte, "an avid collector who gets drawn into a con"; and Cy Roberts, "a retired con man," respectively. (Deadline.com)
IZOMBIE (The CW) - Co-star Robert Knepper will continue as a series regular following an investigation after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor. "We were deeply concerned about recent allegations regarding Robert Knepper. As a result, we conducted an internal inquiry with some of the cast and crew of iZombie," Warner Bros. Television said in a statement. "We found no evidence of wrongdoing on the set of the show. We have taken and will continue to take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and well-being of all involved, which is our top priority." (Deadline.com)
LAST O.G., THE (TBS) - Saladin K. Patterson has been tapped as the new showrunner of the upcoming Tracy Morgan/Tiffany Haddish-led comedy. He'll replace co-creator John Carcieri, who exited after production on the show's freshman run wrapped this fall. The series was previously slated to launch in October, but has since been pushed to the spring. (Deadline.com)
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (Amazon) - Executive producer Will Graham has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. Said pact will give the streaming service first crack at the output from his newly launched Field Trip Productions banner. (Deadline.com)
NCIS (CBS) - Gabrielle Carteris will drop by the veteran drama as Julie Hart, "the mother of a high school student who witnessed a crime that Gibbs' team is investigating. Julie is described as having a huge heart and being fiercely loyal to her daughter - to a degree that paves the way for a bit of a twist." (TVLine.com)
POWER (Starz) - Executive producer Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has extended his overall deal with the network until 2019. (Deadline.com)
REVERIE (NBC) - Jon Fletcher will recur on the midseason drama as Oliver, "brilliant guy, co-founder of Onira-Tech and partner to Alexix (Jessica Lu) and was a significant part of the company... until his feelings for Alexis turned romantic and were unrequited." (Deadline.com)

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