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[09/19/18 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 19
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!


EXCEPTIONAL, THE (NBC, New!) - Josh Meyers is set to star in a single-camera comedy at the Peacock about Justin, a resident of a Los Angeles condo building who "reluctantly agrees to join the board and, in his first meeting, stumbles into becoming its president. Now Justin has to leave his self-obsessed bubble and engage with his neighbors, finding himself knee deep not only in the issues of the building but also the personal problems of the condo's diverse residents - an endeavor that offers both hilarious challenges and surprising benefits." Meyers will also co-write the half-hour alongside Steven Cragg and Brian Bradle with the Universal Television-based Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions' Seth Meyers (Josh's real life brother) and Mike Shoemaker likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC) - Ming-Na Wen, Reggie Lee and Jimmy O. Yang are all bound for the show's fifth season for a November episode. Wen will play Elaine, "a Chinese-American woman with a smart sense of humor who's everything Jessica (Constance Wu) could dream of in a Chinese BFF." Lee then will portray Julius, "a Chinese-American man who genuinely loves steak, apple pie, the Dallas Cowboys and other all-American things"; with Yang as Horace, "Elaine and Julius's son, a talented, affable artist who skipped two grades and went to Harvard at age 16 on a full scholarship." (Deadline.com)
GODFATHER OF HARLEM (Epix) - Newcomer Antoinette Crowe-Legacy has been cast in the Forest Whitaker-led drama as Elise, "Bumpy's (Whitaker) mixed-race, drug-addicted daughter. A lost soul who suffered for her father's neglect and will forever be his Achilles' heel. She has many gifts - an agile mind, a lithe beauty - and just as many defects - dishonesty and selfishness that grip her to the core." (Deadline.com)
GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC) - Beau Garrett's Jessica Preston will not return to the series for its upcoming second season. (TVLine.com)
POSE (FX) - Sandra Bernhard has been promoted to regular for the show's second season where she'll continue as "the brassy but caring Nurse Judy Katz, who works with HIV/AIDS patients." (Deadline.com)
TACOMA FD (truTV) - Hassie Harrison has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy set in a firehouse in the wettest city in America. She'll play Lucy, taking over for Kirby Bliss-Blanton from the original pilot. No reason for the change was given. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED ALLAN HEINBERG MARVEL PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) has scored a pilot production commitment from the Alphabet, Marvel Television and ABC Studios for a new series about female characters with superpowers. No specifics about which characters from the company's catalogue were given. Marvel Television's Jeph Loeb will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EXCEPTIONAL, THE (NBC)
· FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
· GODFATHER OF HARLEM (EPIX)
· GOOD DOCTOR, THE (ABC)
· POSE (FX)
· TACOMA FD (TRUTV)
· UNTITLED ALLAN HEINBERG MARVEL PROJECT (ABC)





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