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[09/26/19 - 11:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 26
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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100, THE (The CW) - Chad Rook will recur on the show's final season as Hatch, "a charming Eligius convict who is determined to forge a better life for those he loves." (TVLine.com)
ABSENTIA (Amazon) - The streaming service has formally renewed the Stana Katic-led series for a third season. Filming has already begun on the new season, which is due in 2020. New to the series this season are Will Pascoe as showrunner, succeeding Samantha Corbin-Miller; and Geoff Bell and Josette Simon as co-stars Colin Dawkins and Rowena Kincade, respectively. (Deadline.com)
ALL OR NOTHING (Amazon) - The streaming service is reportedly in talks for a new edition featuring another Premier League soccer club, Tottenham Hotspur. (Deadline.com)
CHI, THE (Showtime) - Kandi Burruss will recur on the new season as Roselyn Perry, "the estranged wife of Douda (guest star Curtiss Cook), back at his side to influence his political agenda and to help herself." (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - Yuri Sardarov, who plays Brian "Otis" Zvonecek, has confirmed his exit from the series after last night's installment. (@yursar)
CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (The CW) - Ashley Scott will reprise her role of Helena Kyle (a.k.a. Huntress) from the short-lived The WB series "Birds of Prey" during the network's upcoming "Crisis on Infinite Earths" crossover event. In addition, Osric Chau has been cast in the event as DC Comics hero Ryan Choi (a.k.a. The Atom). (TVInsider.com, TVLine.com)
FOR LIFE (ABC) - Timothy Busfield will recur on the midseason drama as Roswell, "a legal mentor and trusted friend of Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock)." (Deadline.com)
GILDED AGE, THE (HBO) - Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Amanda Peet and Morgan Spector are the first to be cast in Julian Fellowes's latest drama, set in the opulent world of 1885 New York. Baranski will play Agnes van Rhijn, "a proud and stubborn aristocrat who will never accept that the world has changed, and that ancient values are being replaced by new ones"; with Nixon as Ada Brook, "another victim of the collapse of the old south, but unlike her sister Agnes, she never found a way to get out until it was too late, and she was forced back on her sister's charity"; Peet as Bertha Russell, who "comes from the ordinary middle-class"; and Spector as George Russell, "a classic robber baron of his own time, Russell is pleasant enough in company." (Deadline.com)
MODERN FAMILY (ABC) - Co-creator Steve Levitan has signed a new four-year, eight-figure overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, extending his run at the studio to 20 years. (Deadline.com)
RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK (Logo, New!) - The show's U.K. incarnation has found a U.S. home on the cable channel beginning Friday, October 11 at 8:00/7:00c. Serving as judges are RuPaul Charles, Michelle Visage, Alan Carr and Graham Norton with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, RuPaul Charles, Bruce McCoy, Sally Sanders and Steven Corfe executive producing for World of Wonder Productions. (Deadline.com)





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· 100, THE (CW)
· ABSENTIA (AMAZON)
· ALL OR NOTHING (AMAZON)
· CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOR LIFE (ABC)
· GILDED AGE, THE (HBO)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE (VH1)
· RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE UK (LOGO)





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