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[08/02/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 2
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!


CHI, THE (Showtime) - The network has confirmed Jason Mitchell, who was let go from the series back in May over allegations of inappropriate behavior, will be written out by having his character killed off. (Deadline.com)
DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A (Sundance Now) - Tom Hughes has joined the cast of the show's upcoming second season as Kit Marlowe, "an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era." (Deadline.com)
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (Syndication) - Nancy O'Dell has signed off as co-host of the newsmagazine after nearly a decade. (Deadline.com)
FIGHT LIKE A GIRL (ABC, New!) - Nichole Millard and Kathryn Price have sold a legal drama to the Alphabet "that explores what that phrase means today through the lens of two female trial attorneys who fight with each other as much as they fight for their clients." Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor for Kapital Entertainment will also executive produce the CBS Television Studios-based hour. (Deadline.com)
OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT (Showtime) - The cable channel is in discussions to order a third season of the animated series. (Deadline.com)
SCHOOLED (ABC) - Kali Hawk has joined the cast of the show's second season as Wilma, "a prized, passionate, brilliant, and hard-working science teacher who was poached from an elite school to teach at William Penn. When it comes to all things science, she's easily excitable and knowledgeable to an impressive degree. She has high standards and always expects the absolute best from her students." (Deadline.com)
WRONG MANS, THE (Showtime) - The pay channel has passed on its domestic take on the U.K. comedy created by James Corden and Matthew Baynton. Ben Schwartz, Jillian Bell and Annie Chang toplined the project. (Deadline.com)





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· CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, A (SUNDANCE NOW)
· ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (SYNDICATION)
· FIGHT LIKE A GIRL (ABC)
· OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT (SHOWTIME)
· SCHOOLED (ABC)
· WRONG MANS, THE (HULU)
· WRONG MANS, THE (SHOWTIME)





[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
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[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.