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[01/01/21 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 28-January 1
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CONNERS, THE (ABC) - Candice Bergen will drop by the show's January 13 episode as Ben's (Jay R. Ferguson) mother, Barb: "Their relationship can best be described as cool. Despite being from Lanford, Barb has a superior air and a sharp tongue, but she's much more agreeable when she's had a few drinks. She's judgmental about Ben's relationship with Darlene (Sara Gilbert), and describes the Conner house as, 'Like one of those places they break into on that program Cops.'" (Deadline.com, 12/30)
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-BASED TELEVISION SERIES (Various) - The five major studios - CBS Studios, Disney Television Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Universal Television and Warner Bros. Television - have indicated they will place their Southern California-based series on an extended hiatus, "responding to an appeal by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which urged the film and TV industry to consider pausing production for a few weeks during the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases throughout the county." The 42 series are now scheduled to return as follows (Deadline.com, 12/31):

9-1-1 (FOX/Disney, 1/18)
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX/Disney, 1/18)
All American (The CW/Warner Bros., 1/11)
All Rise (CBS/Warner Bros., 1/22)
American Crime Story: Impeachment (FX/Disney, 1/18)
American Horror Story (FX/Disney, 1/18)
American Housewife (ABC/Disney, 1/18)
Atypical (Netflix/Sony, 1/11)
B Positive (CBS/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Big Shot (Disney+/Disney, 1/18)
Black-ish (ABC/Disney, 1/18)
Bob (Hearts) Abishola (CBS/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC/Universal, 1/18)
Call Me Kat (FOX/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Diary of a Future President (Disney+/CBS Studios, 1/11)
Good Girls (NBC/Universal, 1/11)
Grey's Anatomy (ABC/Disney, 1/18)
Hacks (HBO Max/Universal, 1/11)
Jeopardy! (Syndication/Sony, 1/11)
Kenan (NBC/Universal, 1/11)
Last Man Standing (FOX/Disney, 1/18)
Love, Victor (Hulu/Disney, 1/18)
Lucifer (Netflix/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Mayans M.C. (FX/Disney, 1/18)
Mixed-ish (ABC/Disney, 1/18)
Mom (CBS/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Mr. Mayor (NBC/Universal, 1/11)
NCIS (CBS/CBS Studios, 1/11)
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS/CBS Studios, 1/11)
Never Have I Ever (Netflix/Universal, 1/11)
Rebel (ABC/Disney, 1/18)
SEAL Team (CBS/CBS Studios, 1/11)
Shameless (Showtime/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Station 19 (ABC/Disney, 1/18)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndication/Warner Bros., 1/11)
The Goldbergs (ABC/Sony, 1/11)
The Orville (Hulu/Disney, 1/18)
This Is Us (NBC/Disney, 1/18)
Wheel of Fortune (Syndication/Sony, 1/11)
Why Women Kill (CBS All Access/CBS Studios, 1/11)
You (Netflix/Warner Bros., 1/11)
Young Sheldon (CBS/Warner Bros., 1/11)


THIS COUNTRY (FOX) - Jason MacDonald will recur on the upcoming comedy series as Kelly's (Chelsea Holmes) father, Bobby. (Deadline.com, 12/30)





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· 9-1-1 (FOX)
· 9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)
· ALL AMERICAN (CW)
· ALL RISE (CBS)
· AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX)
· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· ATYPICAL (NETFLIX)
· B POSITIVE (CBS)
· BIG SHOT (DISNEY PLUS)
· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· BOB (HEARTS) ABISHOLA (CBS)
· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC)
· CALL ME KAT (FOX)
· CONNERS, THE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIARY OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT (DISNEY PLUS)
· ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· GOOD GIRLS (NBC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· JEOPARDY (SYNDICATION)
· KENAN (NBC)
· LAST MAN STANDING (FOX)
· LOVE, VICTOR (HULU)
· LUCIFER (NETFLIX)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· MIXED-ISH (ABC)
· MOM (CBS)
· MR. MAYOR (NBC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· NEVER HAVE I EVER (NETFLIX)
· ORVILLE, THE (HULU)
· REBEL (ABC)
· SEAL TEAM (CBS)
· SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME)
· STATION 19 (ABC)
· THIS COUNTRY (FOX)
· THIS IS US (NBC)
· UNTITLED ANIELLO, DOWNS & STATSKY PROJECT (HBO MAX)
· WHEEL OF FORTUNE (SYNDICATION)
· WHY WOMEN KILL (CBSAA)
· YOU (NETFLIX)
· YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)





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