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[07/16/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 16
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!


9-1-1 (FOX) - Charisma Carpenter will guest on the season premiere as "a 9-1-1 caller who has found herself stuck between a rock and a hard place, and in the most crazy of ways." (TVLine.com)
AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) - Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman and Kyle Allen will both guest on the franchise's eighth installment. No details were given about their roles. (Deadline.com)
BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) - Co-creator Vince Gilligan has signed a new three-year overall deal with producer Sony Pictures Television. (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO PD (NBC) - Anne Heche has been tapped for an arc on the new season as Dep. Superintendent Katherine Brennan, "who is smart, to the point and political, but often self-serving. A cunning and formidable opponent, she always keeps her wits about her." (Deadline.com)
ERASE (USA) - Christine Evangelista has been cast in the Denis Leary/Callie Thorne-led drama pilot as Noreen Rodriguez, "Donal and Donna's eldest child. She is a smart and ethical cop who inherited a moral compass from her mother and wants nothing to do with her father." (Deadline.com)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC) - Freeform and UPtv have both acquired the show's cable syndication rights from Twentieth Television. Said repeat runs will kick off later this year. (Deadline.com)
KINGDOM (Netflix) - The streaming service's first South Korean original series has been renewed for a second season in advance of its launch. (Deadline.com)
ORVILLE, THE (FOX) - Leighton Meester will drop by the show's second season in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (EW.com)
RESIDENT, THE (FOX) - Jenna Dewan has snagged a recurring role on the show's sophomore run as Julian Lynn: "Sharp and sophisticated, Julian is a medical device rep with an ability to connect with just about anybody. Her warmth, beauty and charisma make her highly effective at a job she loves. A former dancer, Julian got her life back with the help of a device. Now she's passionate about helping others do the same." (Deadline.com)
SALVATION (CBS) - Co-creators Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro have inked a new overall deal with the show's producer, CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
SEX EDUCATION (Netflix) - James Purefoy has signed onto the Gillian Anderson-led series as Remi, "the ex-husband of Anderson's sex therapist Jean and the father of her son Otis, played by Asa Butterfield." (TVLine.com)
SIMPSONS, THE (FOX) - Tracy Morgan will lend his voice to two upcoming episodes of the animated veteran: himself in the episode "My Way or the Highway to Heaven"; and as "a tow truck driver who crosses paths with Homer and Marge" in the installment "Baby You Can't Drive My Car." (EW.com)
TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO) - Deborah Ayorinde is the latest bound for the show's third season as Becca Hayes, "the estranged daughter of retired Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hayes (Mahershala Ali)." (Deadline.com)
WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC) - Tony-nominated actress Lauren Ridloff has been tapped for a role on the upcoming season as Connie, the series' first deaf character. Ridloff, who is deaf herself, "will appear in multiple episodes and she communicates via American Sign Language." (Deadline.com)





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· 9-1-1 (FOX)
· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ERASE (USA)
· FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
· KINGDOM (NETFLIX)
· ORVILLE, THE (FOX)
· RESIDENT, THE (FOX)
· SALVATION (CBS)
· SEX EDUCATION (NETFLIX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)





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