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[05/09/18 - 02:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 9 - ABC Begins Drama Pickups with "A Million Little Things," "The Rookie"
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!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series by the aforementioned network for the 2018-19 season (via press release):

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS

They say friendship isn't one big thing, it's A MILLION LITTLE THINGS and that's true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life. After one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way they discover that friends may be the one thing to save them from themselves. ABC Studios and Kapital Entertainment bring us this dramedy from writer/executive producer DJ Nash.

Cast & Credits

Writer & Executive Producer
DJ Nash

Executive Producers
Aaron Kaplan
Dana Honor

Cast
Stephanie Szostak
David Giuntoli
Anne Son*
Romany Malco
Christina Moses
James Roday
Kristen Connolly
Christina Ochoa
Lizzy Green

Production Company
KAPITAL ENTERTAINMENT

* [EDITOR'S NOTE: Said role, Katherine, is being recast.]

THE ROOKIE

Starting over isn't easy, especially for small town guy John Nolan (Nathan Fillion) who, after a life altering incident, is pursuing his dream of being an LAPD officer. As the force's oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from some higher ups who see him as just a walking midlife crisis. If he can't keep up with the young cops and the criminals, he'll be risking lives including his own. But if he can use his life experience, determination, and sense of humor to give him an edge, he may just become a success in this new chapter of his life. From executive producer/writer Alexi Hawley and The Mark Gordon Company with ABC Studios.

Cast & Credits

Writer & Executive Producer
Alexi Hawley

Executive Producers
Nathan Fillion
Mark Gordon
Nick Pepper
Michelle Chapman
Jon Steinberg

Cast
Nathan Fillion
Afton Williamson
Eric Winter
Richard T. Jones
Melissa O'Neil
Titus Makin
Alyssa Diaz
Mercedes Mason

Production Companies
ABC STUDIOS
MARK GORDON COMPANY






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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A (ABC)
· ROOKIE, THE (ABC)





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