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[05/11/18 - 01:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 11 - CBS Adds Four Dramas, Comedy "Fam" to Series Roster
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):

THE CODE

DESCRIPTION:
drama about the military's brightest minds take on our country's toughest challenges - inside the courtroom and out - where each attorney is trained as a prosecutor, a defense lawyer, an investigator - and a Marine

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Anna Wood as Maya Dobbins
· Ato Essandoh as Trey Ferry
· Dave Annable as John "Sid" Sidney*
· Mira Sorvino as Eisa Turnbull*
· Phillipa Soo as Harper Rein
· Raffi Barsoumian as Carlton Prickett

CREW INFORMATION:
· Carl Beverly as EP
· Craig Sweeny as CRTR/EP
· Craig Turk as CRTR/EP
· Marc Webb as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Timberman as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Timberman-Beverly Productions

* [EDITOR'S NOTE: Both roles are being recast.]

FAM

DESCRIPTION:
multi-camera comedy about a woman's younger half-sister who comes to live with her and her fiancé to escape their train wreck of a father

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brian Stokes Mitchell as Walt
· Nina Dobrev as Clem
· Odessa Adlon as Shannon
· Sheryl Lee Ralph as Rose
· Tone Bell as Jay

CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Kaplan as EP
· Corinne Kingsbury as CRTR/EP
· Dana Honor as EP
· David Rosenthal as EP
· Scott Ellis as DIR (Pilot)
· Wendi Trilling as EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Kapital Entertainment
· Trill Television

GOD FRIENDED ME

DESCRIPTION:
drama about an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is 'friended' by God on Facebook; unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brandon Micheal Hall as Miles Finer
· Javicia Leslie as Ali Finer
· Joe Morton as Arthur Finer
· Suraj Sharma as Rakesh Sehgal
· Violett Beane as Cara Weiss

CREW INFORMATION:
· Bryan Wynbrandt as CRTR/EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Marcos Siega as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Sarah Schechter as EP
· Steven Lilien as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television

MAGNUM P.I.

DESCRIPTION:
reboot of the famed 1980-1988 drama, about Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum
· Perdita Weeks as Juliet Higgins
· Stephen Hill as Theodore "TC" Calvin
· Zachary Knighton as Orville "Rick" Wright

CREW INFORMATION:
· Danielle Woodrow as EP
· Eric Guggenheim as CRTR/EP
· John Davis as EP
· John Fox as EP
· Justin Lin as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Peter M. Lenkov as CRTR/EP

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Davis Entertainment
· Perfect Storm Entertainment
· Universal Television

THE RED LINE

DESCRIPTION:
drama about what happens after a white cop in Chicago mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor; we follow three different families that all have connections with the case as the story is told from each perspective

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aliyah Royale as Jira Calder-Brennan
· Elizabeth Laidlaw as Victoria Renna
· Emayatzy Corinealdi as Tia Young
· Howard Charles as Ethan Young
· Michael Patrick Thornton as Jim Evans
· Noah Wyle as Daniel Calder
· Noel Fisher as Pete Evans
· Vinny Chhibber as Liam Pirro

CREW INFORMATION:
· Ava DuVernay as EP
· Caitlin Parrish as CRTR/CO-EP
· Erica Weiss as CRTR/CO-EP
· Greg Berlanti as EP
· Sarah Schechter as EP
· Victoria Mahoney as DIR (Pilot)

STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Berlanti Productions
· Warner Bros. Television






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· CODE, THE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAM (CBS)
· GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· MAGNUM PI (CBS)
· RED LINE, THE (CBS)





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