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[05/27/20 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 27
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC) - The network and producers Fremantle and Syco Entertainment have issued a statement about the results of its internal investigation into Gabrielle Union's departure from the series as judge. It reads in part: "Through the investigation process, it has been revealed that no one associated with the show made any insensitive or derogatory remarks about Ms. Union's appearance, and that neither race nor gender was a contributing factor in the advancement or elimination of contestants at any time. The investigation has shown that the concerns raised by Ms. Union had no bearing on the decision not to exercise the option on her contract." (Deadline.com)
LINCOLN LAWYER, THE (CBS) - The high-profile legal drama, which didn't move forward at the network, may find a new home at Amazon. Author Michael Connelly, whose similar book-turned-TV series "Bosch" airs on the streaming service, revealed said news on the newly launched "Bestsellers" podcast in an episode due to go live on Thursday. In the novels, the titular "Lincoln Lawyer" Mickey Haller is the half-brother of Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. (THR.com)
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (Hulu) - Manny Jacinto is set to star opposite Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy in the limited series based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same name. He'll play Yao, "a bright-eyed man-kid with a hipster vibe. After a life and death encounter with Masha (Kidman), Yao finds himself as her right hand man at Tranquillum, a wellness resort with unusual practices. He's deeply committed to Masha's self-improvement techniques and teachings and is in entirely in her thrall." (Deadline.com)
TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020 (Netflix) - Fuji Television has pulled the plug on the series following the death of pro wrestler and star Hana Kimura. "We would like to express our sincere condolences for the death of Hana Kimura, who appeared on the program. We also deeply mourn the bereaved families," the company said in a statement. "Regarding 'TERRACE HOUSE TOKYO: 2019-2020,' we have decided to stop recording, broadcasting, and distribution on FOD in the future. We take this issue very seriously and would like to continue to earnestly respond to it." (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (NBC)
· BOSCH (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LINCOLN LAWYER, THE (CBS)
· NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (HULU)
· TERRACE HOUSE: TOKYO 2019-2020 (JAPAN) (NETFLIX)





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