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[09/11/20 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC) - Co-star Julia Butters, who plays Anna-Kat on the series, is leaving the show to pursue other opportunities following her role on "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." She'll be replaced by Giselle Eisenberg when the series returns for its fifth season. (Deadline.com)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix) - Jeremy Tardy, who recurs as Kenyan student Rashid Bakr, will not return for the upcoming final season "due to [his] experience with Lionsgate and their practices of racial discrimination." (Deadline.com)
FOR LIFE (ABC) - Filming on the show's second season in New York City has been paused "as a result of some inconsistent [COVID-19] test results, and out of an abundance of caution." (Deadline.com)
ON BEAT (Quibi, New!) - Creature Films and Entertainment One are set to team for a new documentary series at the streaming service which "follows a group of young dancers in real-time. Balancing their personal relationships and professional journeys, these young dreamers have one goal in sight: conquer the dance scene." Tara Long, Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez are among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
THIS IS US (NBC) - The drama is being targeted to begin filming its fifth season on September 24. (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOR LIFE (ABC)
· THIS IS US (NBC)





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