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[06/08/21 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 8
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


BACHELOR, THE/BACHELORETTE, THE/BACHELOR IN PARADISE (ABC) - Host Chris Harrison has formally exited the franchise "in the form of mid-range eight-figure payoff and promise to keep his mouth shut," according to said report. (Deadline.com)
FIRST LADY, THE (Showtime) - Kate Mulgrew has been tapped to recur on the anthology series as Susan Sher, "a longtime friend of the Obamas who worked with Michelle in Chicago health care. Sher was originally hired as the President's associate counsel but then rejoined Michelle Obama as her closest confidante and chief of staff." (Deadline.com)
HUNGRY (NBC) - The Demi Lovato-led comedy pilot has cast Anna Akana as Wednesday, "who looks exactly like what she is - a trophy wife"; Alex Brightman as Cooper, "so sweet, wry and self-deprecating that people are surprised when he tells them he's a cop"; Ashley D. Kelley as Nicole, "a divorce lawyer who is not fazed by anything - except a weight clause in a prenup, which gets her mad"; Jay Klaitz as Danny, "a big guy with big appetites"; and Rory O'Malley as Linus, "who is witty, smart and speaks in a way that suggests a lot of time watching RuPaul's Drag Race." (Deadline.com)
MOM (CBS) - Co-creator Gemma Baker has signed multi-year overall deal with Universal Television, ending her run at Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)
NIGHT COURT (NBC) - Ana Villafañe has scored a role on the reboot series pilot as Monica, "the court's assistant district attorney. Type A, superficial and tightly wound. Monica sees the night court as a stepping stone to bigger and better things. She's above this place and all the people in it, but it's a good way to get some courtroom experience under her belt. It's all part of her plan to land a job at one of the big firms. Thirty will be here before she knows it and if she's not wildly successful by then... well it's best not to think about it." (Deadline.com)
TERMINAL LIST, THE (Amazon) - Catherine Dyer is the latest bound for the Chris Pratt-led drama as Rachel Campbell, "James Reece's (Pratt) mother-in-law. After an unspeakable tragedy befalls her family, Rachel wears her grief on her sleeve, and lets her doubts about her son-in-law be known." (Deadline.com)





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· BACHELOR IN PARADISE (ABC)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIRST LADY, THE (SHOWTIME)
· HUNGRY (NBC)
· MOM (CBS)
· NIGHT COURT (NBC)
· TERMINAL LIST, THE (AMAZON)





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