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Development Update: Friday, January 8
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: SECOND DAWN (The CW) - The proposed "The 100" prequel series remains in contention ("possibly for a joint airing on the CW and HBO Max") however the options on the cast have expired. (Deadline.com)
ACTS OF CRIME (ABC) - Sam Esmail's proposed drama is reportedly "heating up" for a pilot order. (Deadline.com)
AMERICAN AUTO (NBC) - The single-camera comedy pilot has completed filming with the network and Universal Television "redoing the casts' deals due to the pandemic-related delays." (Deadline.com)
AT THAT AGE (NBC) - The drama pilot remains under consideration for a pilot order this season. It's understood the cast remains under option. (Deadline.com)
AUGUST SNOW (ABC, New!) - Keegan-Michael Key is attached to star in a small screen take on Stephen Mack Jones's "August Snow" novels at the Alphabet, about "a biracial former detective who grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown. After a distinguished military career, he joined the force like his father, only to be drummed out by a conspiracy led by corrupt cops and politicians. August hit back, winning an $18 million wrongful dismissal lawsuit, then packed his bags to travel the world." Paul Eckstein is penning the project, which has a penalty attached, for CBS Studios. The duo will also executive produce alongside Imagine Television Studios' Brian Grazer and Samie Kim Falvey and Gaspin Media's Jeff Gaspin and Tony Sabistina as well as Key's producing partner Elle Key. Jones will receive a consulting producer credit. (Deadline.com)
BIG LEAP, THE (FOX) - Filming on the drama pilot, which is "already is garnering strong buzz," is slated to resume in February after shutting down last month due to positive COVID-19 cases. (Deadline.com)
BLOOD RELATIVE (FOX) - The drama is set to film its pilot "as soon as its safe." (Deadline.com)
BOSSY (ABC) - The Lucy Liu-led comedy pilot has yet to film following its shut down in November due to the COVID-19 outbreak at CBS Studio Center in Studio City. (Deadline.com)
CLEANING LADY, THE (FOX) - The drama pilot is set to begin production "as soon as its safe." (Deadline.com)
CRAZY FOR YOU (NBC) - The single-camera comedy is still under consideration for a pilot order this season. Its cast was released last year. (Deadline.com)
CSI: VEGAS (CBS) - Production on the sequel series is expected to begin in the coming months to air next season. (Deadline.com)
ECHO (NBC) - The drama pilot, whose cast was released last year, is also under consideration for a pilot order this season. (Deadline.com)
GHOSTS (CBS) - The Eye's import of the U.K. comedy series has completed filming and is under consideration for a series pickup. (Deadline.com)
GOOD SAM (CBS) - The Sophia Bush/Jason Isaacs-led drama pilot is slated to shoot in February in Canada. Additionally, Skye P. Marshall has joined the cast as Lex Trulie, "an ambitious and capable surgeon who has achieved success despite the lack of support of her family. Lex and Sam (Bush) share a bond as the only women in their department, though Lex's loyalty to Sam's father drives a wedge between the friends when Sam replaces him as chief of surgery." (Deadline.com)
GRAND CREW (NBC) - The single-camera comedy pilot has also completed filming with the network and Universal Television likewise "redoing the casts' deals due to the pandemic-related delays." (Deadline.com)
GREEN ARROW & THE CANARIES (The CW) - The netlet has passed on the "Arrow" backoor pilot spin-off. (Deadline.com)
HARLEM'S KITCHEN (ABC) - The Alphabet is not moving forward with the Delroy Lindo-led drama pilot, which had been set to begin filming this month. Producer ABC Signature tried to shop the project elsewhere to no avail. (Deadline.com)
JEFFERIES (NBC) - The multi-camera comedy is remains under consideration for a pilot order this season. Its cast was also released last year. (Deadline.com)
JURY DUTY (CBS) - The multi-camera comedy, whose cast was released last year, remains in contention to shoot a pilot this year. (Deadline.com)
KEVIN CAN F*** HIMSELF (AMC) - Meghan Leathers and Candice Coke have both been tapped for recurring roles on the upcoming series. Leathers plays Jenn, "Sam's (Raymond Lee) genuine but uptight wife who's known him since high school"; and Coke plays Tammy, "a local detective who takes an interest in Patty (Mary Hollis Inboden)." (Deadline.com)
LA BREA (NBC) - The high-concept drama is "believed to be nearing a series greenlight" following its order for six scripts. (Deadline.com)
LANGDON (NBC) - The network's Dan Brown adaptation has completed production on its pilot and is "said to be in strong contention." (Deadline.com)
LOST BOYS, THE (The CW) - The long-in-the-works drama is "believed to be in consideration for this cycle" for a new pilot commitment. (Deadline.com)
MAVERICK (The CW) - The drama is "believed to be in consideration for this cycle" for a pilot order. (Deadline.com)
MOON KNIGHT (Disney+) - Indie horror filmmakers Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead have signed on to direct episodes of the Marvel Studios series. They'll join the previously announced Mohamed Diab. (Variety.com)
NAOMI (The CW) - The netlet's DC Comics adaptation is listed as one of the "buzziest projects" and the network "may go straight to series again on as many as four projects." (Deadline.com)
NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE (ABC) - The Kevin Costner-produced drama is likewise reportedly "heating up" to receive a pilot commitment. (Deadline.com)
ORDINARY JOE (NBC) - The proposed drama has completed filming its pilot and is "believed to be nearing a pickup." (Deadline.com)
OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (FOX) - The drama, which has opened a writers' room, is reportedly "heating up" for a series commitment. (Deadline.com)
OUT THE DOOR (CBS) - The Eye likewise is keeping the drama pilot, whose cast was released last year, under consideration to receive a pilot order. (Deadline.com)
PIVOTING (FOX) - The single-camera comedy pilot is scheduled to film in February. (Deadline.com)
ROOKIE, THE (ABC) - Camille Guaty has scored an arc on the series as Sandra De la Cruz, "a businesswoman with nefarious connections who has been the target of a murder attempt." She'll first appear in the show's January 17 episode. (Deadline.com)
SOMEONE OUT THERE (NBC) - The single-camera comedy, whose cast was released last year, remains under consideration for a pilot order this season. (Deadline.com)
STAY CLOSE (Netflix) - Daniel Francis will recur on the latest Harlan Coben adaptation as "the husband of [Cush] Jumbo's character, Megan, a working mother of three." (THR.com)
THREE OF US, THE (CBS) - The multi-camera comedy has also wrapped filming and is being considered for series by the network. (Deadline.com)
TRIAGE (ABC) - Filming on the medical drama pilot was recently completed. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED FILM RE-ENACTMENT PROJECT (FOX) - The drama pilot likewise will begin production "as soon as its safe." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED MELISSA LONDON HILFERS PROJECT (FOX) - The drama, which also opened a writers' room, remains under consideration by the network for series. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED SARAH HYLAND PROJECT (ABC) - The Sarah Hyland-led comedy is reportedly among the "early contenders" to receive a pilot order this season. (Deadline.com)
WAYS & MEANS (CBS) - The Patrick Dempsey-led drama pilot is scheduled to begin filming this month in New York. (Deadline.com)
WELCOME TO GEORGIA (A.K.A. UNTITLED DALEY, GOLDSTEIN & KINGSBURY PROJECT) (CBS) - The multi-camera comedy is currently scheduled to tape in March in Los Angeles. (Deadline.com)
WILD THINGS (CBS) - The Julie Bowen-led comedy has likewise completed filming and is being considered for series at the network. (Deadline.com)
WONDER GIRL (The CW) - The netlet's DC Comics adaptation is also listed as one of the "buzziest projects" and the network "may go straight to series again on as many as four projects." (Deadline.com)
WORK WIFE (ABC) - Filming on the single-camera comedy pilot has been completed however no decision has been made about a series order. (Deadline.com)
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