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[08/06/18 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 6
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!


BAYWATCH (New!) - FremantleMedia International is reportedly eyeing a small screen reboot of the franchise. The news follows word that a remastered HD version of the original is being shopped to global broadcasters. No specifics however were given. (Deadline.com)
BULL (CBS) - Carolyn McCormick will visit the new season as "an authoritative, tough, seasoned, fair-minded judge who doesn't tolerate a lot of drama in her courtroom." (TVLine.com)
CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE (truTV) - Host Chris Gethard took to social media to reveal the series will not be returning for a second season. (@ChrisGethard)
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW) - Skylar Astin is bound for the show's final season as "a love interest for Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom)." (Deadline.com)
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - The Eye has confirmed the show's 14th season currently stands at just 15 episodes. (TVLine.com)
DYNASTY (The CW) - Ana Brenda Contreras has joined the cast of the reboot's second season as the "real" Cristal Flores. She'll take over from the departing Nathalie Kelley via a yet-to-be-revealed storyline. (Deadline.com)
LAST MAN STANDING (FOX) - Molly McCook and Jet Jurgensmeyer have been cast as middle daughter Mandy and grandson Boyd on the show's FOX revival. They'll take over from Molly Ephraim and Flynn Morrison, who played said roles during its ABC run. (Deadline.com)
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS) - Former showrunner Brad Kern has been formally suspended by the network while it "conducts a third investigation into allegations of misconduct." (Deadline.com, 8/5)
PURITY (Showtime) - The pay channel confirmed the Daniel Craig-led drama is on indefinite hold while the actor begins production on the 25th James Bond film. (Deadline.com)
RIVERDALE (The CW) - Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is working on a spin-off series that "will be very different" from "Riverdale" this development cycle. (Deadline.com)
ROOKIE, THE (ABC) - Danny Nucci will recur on the freshman drama as Detective Sanford Motta, "a tough major assault crimes detective in the station." (Deadline.com)
TOM CLANCY'S JACK RYAN (Amazon) - Jovan Adepo, Jordi Molla, Cristina Umaña and Francisco Denis are all bound for the show's sophomore run. Adepo will play Marcus, "a former special crewman in the Navy now repairing boats"; with Molla as Nicolas Reyes, "the powerful and charismatic leader of a South American Country, he uses his intelligence and strategic mind to lead his country and battle his foes"; Umaña as Gloria Bonalde, "a woman who fearlessly balances her career in politics with the demands of motherhood"; and Denis as Ubarri, "a senior government official in a South American country." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED HEDY LAMARR PROJECT (Showtime, New!) - Gal Gadot is in talks to star in a limited series at the pay channel about film actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Sarah Treem will reportedly spearhead the project and executive produce alongside Gadot, Jaron Varsano, The Littlefield Co.'s Warren Littlefield and Endeavor Content. The project comes on the heels of the documentary "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story," which was released last year. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED KELLY CLARKSON PROJECT (Syndication, New!) - NBCUniversal Television Distribution is reportedly shooting a syndicated talk show pilot with "The Voice" star Kelly Clarkson for fall 2019 series consideration. No other specifics were given about the project. (BroadcastingCable.com)





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· BAYWATCH (SYNDICATION)
· BULL (CBS)
· CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, THE (TRUTV)
· CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (CW)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DYNASTY (CW)
· JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· KELLY CLARKSON SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· LAST MAN STANDING (FOX)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· PURITY (SHOWTIME)
· RIVERDALE (CW)
· ROOKIE, THE (ABC)
· UNTITLED HEDY LAMARR PROJECT (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED RIVERDALE SPIN-OFF PROJECT (CW)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)





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