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[02/10/20 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS) - Jason Tracey is reportedly spearheading a revival of the former network staple as an event series timed with its 20th anniversary this fall. William Petersen and Jorja Fox are among the original co-stars being targeted however no deals have closed. CBS Television Studios and Jerry Bruckheimer Television would once again co-produce. (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Co-executive producer Sean Tretta has signed a two-year overall deal with the show's producer, Fox 21 Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
PRODIGAL SON (FOX) - Dermot Mulroney will recur on the show's final five episodes this season as Nicholas Endicott, "a charming and sophisticated New York City billionaire and patron of the arts who is also an old friend of Jessica's from before Martin Whitly's (Michael Sheen) arrest. When they both witness a murder, Jessica and Nicholas are thrust back into each other's lives, much to Martin's (Michael Sheen) disdain." (Deadline.com)
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (Quibi) - Kiernan Shipka and Diane Kruger have scored the lead roles on the upcoming series: "SWIMMING WITH SHARKS is a contemporary update of George Huang's original film that both celebrates and skewers the Hollywood studio system. In this adaptation, Lou, a young female assistant (Kiernan Shipka), works for Joyce, a sole female studio head (Diane Kruger), at a company filled with manipulators, schemers and intrigue, but little do they know Lou is poised to outwit them all."
TURNER & HOOCH (Disney+) - Josh Peck has scored the title role on the streaming service's TV take on the 1989 film, which has received a formal 12-episode series order. He'll play U.S. Marshal Scott Turner, a role originated by Tom Hanks in the movie. The drama's logline: "When an ambitious, buttoned-up U.S. marshal (Peck) inherits a big unruly dog, he soon realizes the pet he didn't want may be the partner he needs." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the project with Matt Nix as an executive producer and Josh Levy as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)





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· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
· SWIMMING WITH SHARKS (QUIBI)
· TURNER & HOOCH (DISNEY PLUS)





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[02/21/20 - 02:40 PM]
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[02/21/20 - 02:01 PM]
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[02/21/20 - 01:06 PM]
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[02/21/20 - 12:09 PM]
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[02/21/20 - 12:01 PM]
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[02/21/20 - 10:02 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 09:54 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 09:32 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 09:31 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 09:28 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 09:27 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 07:59 AM]
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[02/21/20 - 06:01 AM]
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[02/20/20 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 20
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