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[08/01/19 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 1
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!


BLACK-ISH (ABC) - Loretta Devine has been tapped to recur on the new season as Lynette, Pops's (Laurence Fishburne) new fiancée. (Deadline.com)
BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC) - Vanessa Bayer will reunite with Andy Samberg for an episode during the upcoming season. No other specifics were given. (Deadline.com)
CONSOLE WARS (CBSAA, New!) - Writer Mike Rosolio and director Jordan Vogt-Roberts are spearheading a limited series based on Blake J. Harris's book of the same name, subtitled "Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation." The Legendary Television-based project is in addition to a feature documentary directed by Harris and Jonah Tulis, also at the streaming service. Circle of Confusion's Julian Rosenberg will executive produce alongside the group. (Deadline.com)
EVIL (CBS) - John Glover is bound for the freshman drama in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (Deadline.com)
GOLIATH (Amazon) - Showrunner Larry Trilling has signed an overall deal with Amazon Studios. The pact covers his duties on the series, which is slated to return for a third season, as well as any future development. (Deadline.com)
HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (Quibi, New!) - Guy Branum is looking to bring the 2003 romantic comedy starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey to the small screen at the short-form video service. The project will follow "a glib young online columnist and an oversexed advertising executive who both need to prove, once and for all, that they're capable of being monogamous. They soon discover, however, keeping a relationship is harder than Andie Anderson made it look." Paramount Television is producing. The CW was behind a previous effort in 2007 from Lynda Obst and Marc Rosen. (Deadline.com)
JEOPARDY!/WHEEL OF FORTUNE (Syndication) - Harry Friedman will step down as executive producer of both series when his current contract expires next May, capping a 25-year career. (Deadline.com)
MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE (CBSAA) - Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly's small screen take on the Walter Tevis novel-turned-David Bowie film was reportedly set up at Hulu prior to moving to CBS All Access. Writers Alex Kurtzman and Jenny Lumet subsequently came aboard to spearhead the project. (Deadline.com)
PRETTY (CBS, New!) - Lindsey Kraft and Santina Muha are set to star in a potential single-camera comedy at the Eye about "a ballsy, passionate woman (Muha) who moves from Jersey to L.A. to pursue her dreams of finding love and becoming the next Oprah." Kraft will also pen the project from a story by her and Muha. Kaley Cuoco, Michelle Nader and Danielle Stokdyk are the executive producers for the Warner Bros. Television-based Yes, Norman Productions with Kraft and Suzanne McCormack as co-executive producers and Muha as a producer. (Deadline.com)
SHOWTIME (HBO) - Jason Clarke has been tapped to play NBA legend Jerry West in the network's 1980s Los Angeles Lakers drama pilot, which is set to begin production next month. He's further billed as "the cantankerous tortured genius of basketball, who ought to be the perfect man to build the Lakers into a dynasty - if only he can get past his own worst enemy: Jerry West." (Deadline.com)
SWEET MAGNOLIAS (Netflix) - JoAnna Garcia Swisher has signed on to star in the upcoming drama as Maddie Townsend, "a low-key but resolute, warm and loving woman with a vocabulary like Southern poetry. She finds herself at a crossroads in her life and her best friends are trying desperately to convince her that now is the time for reinvention." She replaces Monica Potter, who had previously been tapped for the role. No reason for the change was given. (Deadline.com)
TWENTIES (BET) - Rapper Sean "Big Sean" Anderson has joined the cast of the Lena Waithe's upcoming comedy series. He'll play Tristan: "A student in Nia's yoga class. Tristan is a bit of a Luddite; he doesn't have a cellphone, rejects a lot of modern technology's triumphs, and maybe more of a nut than Nia can handle. In fact, Tristan is not a serial killer who flies under the radar to evade the law, he just believes in leading a natural life without the false dopamine hits that come from selfies and text messages and social media." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED THOMAS JOHN PROJECT (CBSAA, New!) - Celebrity medium Thomas John (Lifetime's "Seatbelt Psychic"), "a former Chicago drag queen who says he is a psychic medium with paranormal abilities," is set to be the focus of an upcoming series on the streaming service. James Corden's Fulwell 73 is behind the project, due later this year or early next year. No other details were given. (Deadline.com)





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· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC)
· CONSOLE WARS (CBSAA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EVIL (CBS)
· GOLIATH (AMAZON)
· HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS (QUIBI)
· JEOPARDY (SYNDICATION)
· MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH, THE (CBSAA)
· PRETTY (CBS)
· SEATBELT PSYCHIC (LIFETIME)
· SHOWTIME (HBO)
· SWEET MAGNOLIAS (NETFLIX)
· TWENTIES (BET)
· UNTITLED THOMAS JOHN PROJECT (CBSAA)
· WHEEL OF FORTUNE (SYNDICATION)





[08/18/19 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts in Viewers, Demos
The Eye is the network to beat on a low key evening.

[08/17/19 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
Said networks share the honors on a repeat heavy evening.

[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.