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[10/06/23 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 2-6
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!


BROS (Netflix, New!) - Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon will topline a new Hebrew-language TV series at the streamer, due on November 9, which "follows Pini and Nisso (Savyon and Amir), inseparable childhood friends, co-owners of a local Jerusalem bar and die-hard fans of soccer team Beitar Jerusalem. Their friendship is tested when their lives take unexpected turns, their bar faces closure and their favorite team is set to play the most important match in its history." Efrat Boimold, Yaniv Swissa, Shlomi Avraham, Yael Sztulman, Omer Hazan, Shir Abramov and Swell Ariel Or also star with Adar Shafran, Moshe Edri, Roni Abamowsky and Danna Stern producing for Firma Productions and United King Films. Amir and Savyon also created the project. (Deadline.com, 10/3)
CHICAGO/FBI/LAW & ORDER SERIES (Various) - Andrea Newman has been named sole showrunner for "Chicago Fire's" upcoming 12th season, while Matt Olmstead will serve as showrunner on Season 3 of "FBI: International." No other changes were made on the remaining Wolf Entertainment series (Rick Eid remains on "Law & Order," David Graziano on "Law & Order: SVU," Gwen Sigan on "Chicago PD," Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider on "Chicago Med," Rick Eid on "FBI" and David Hudgins on "FBI: Most Wanted"), save for "Law & Order: Organized Crime," which isn't slated until midseason. (Deadline.com, 10/4)
COUPLE NEXT DOOR, THE (Starz) - Hugh Dennis and Kate Robbins are set to star opposite Sam Heughan and Eleanor Tomlinson in the upcoming drama. Dennis will play "nosey neighbour Alan Richardson," while Robbins, "is his wife Jean. Unaware that Alan has taken to using a telescope to watch Becka for his own gratification, Jean is able to take delicious revenge on her peeping tom husband when he starts to take things to a new level." (Deadline.com, 10/5)
DAILY SHOW, THE (Comedy Central) - Roy Wood, Jr. is exiting the series where he has served as a correspondent since 2015. (@roywoodjr, 10/5)
DREW BARRYMORE SHOW, THE (Syndication) - Co-head writers Chelsea White, Cristina Kinon and Liz Koe have declined to return to the series, which is now slated to return on October 16. (THR.com, 10/4)
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (Syndication) - Rachel Smith has been named anchor of the series' weekend edition beginning October 7. (Variety.com, 10/6)
HEAD, THE (Max) - The Mediapro Studio is currently in development on a third season of the series however it has yet to receive a production greenlight. (Variety.com, 10/3)
HELL OF A DATE (Amazon, New!) - Erik "Jerka" Johansson, Hanna Alström, Adam Pålsson, Alba August, Valter Skarsgård and Nina Zanjani are set to star in the streamer's first Swedish action series: "The action is set to a backdrop of Sweden facing primitive power outages and ominous predictions about the coming winter. Reluctant widower Arthur (Johansson) gets recruited to help his colleague, star journalist Cristina (Zanjani), who dares to question the mainstream narrative. Feeling cornered by the police and other powers, he becomes her partner-in-crime, in the craziest, most hazardous day of his life — the only problem being he has a date with Mille (Alström), and as not to arouse any suspicion, it needs to happen as planned." Milad Avaz is directing the four-part series for Drive Studios and written by director Avaz, Jacob Katz Hansen and Anna Neye. Maj-Britt Landin serves as executive producer and Christian Potalivo as producer. (Deadline.com, 10/3)
ICARLY (REBOOT SERIES) (Paramount+) - The streamer has pulled the plug on the revival after three seasons. "The series had a great three-season run and delivered on what fans really wanted to see with Carly and Freddie finally getting together," said a Paramount+ spokesperson. "We want to thank the entire cast, the writers, directors and producers along with the whole crew for their dedication, creativity and talent." (Deadline.com, 10/4)
KELLY CLARKSON SHOW, THE (Syndication) - The series will roll out its fifth season, which has relocated from LA to New York, on October 16. (Deadline.com, 10/4)
LOL: LAST ONE LAUGHING UK (Amazon, New!) - The UK is the latest region being targeted for the "LOL: Last One Laughing" franchise. No auspices were given for the project, which has yet to be greenlit. (Deadline.com, 10/4)
QUEER FOR FEAR (Shudder) - Sam Wineman, a producer on the series, has "sued the streaming service, AMC Networks and Bryan Fuller for sexual harassment, a hostile work environment and retaliation." The report adds that "in response, a new suit for defamation and malicious prosecution could be coming soon, an attorney for Fuller says." (Deadline.com, 10/5)
SIMPSONS, THE (FOX) - Kylie Jenner will guest star as herself in the show's November 5 episode, the latest edition of "Treehouse of Horror." (TVInsider.com, 10/4)
SORT OF (Max) - The upcoming season of the Max comedy series will be its last. (@sortofbilal, 10/5)
WELCOME TO FLATCH (FOX) - The network has canceled the comedy series after two seasons. "The comedy Welcome to Flatch will not be returning to FOX for a third season," it said in a statement. "While audience response was not as strong as we had hoped, we were thrilled with the creativity of the enormously talented Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig, as well as the outstanding, dedicated cast and crew they assembled. We look forward to collaborating with them again in the future and are thankful for all of our partners at Lionsgate, Jenny's Perkins Street Productions, Paul's Feigco Entertainment, BBC Studios' Angie Stephenson, and Charlie Cooper and Daisy May Cooper." (FOX.com, 10/6)





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· BROS (NETFLIX)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· COUPLE NEXT DOOR, THE (STARZ)
· DAILY SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DREW BARRYMORE SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT (SYNDICATION)
· FBI (CBS)
· FBI: INTERNATIONAL (CBS)
· FBI: MOST WANTED (CBS)
· HEAD, THE (MAX)
· HELL OF A DATE (AMAZON)
· ICARLY (REBOOT SERIES) (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· KELLY CLARKSON SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· LOL: LAST ONE LAUGHING [SPANISH LANGUAGE] (AMAZON)
· LOL: LAST ONE LAUGHING UK (AMAZON)
· QUEER FOR FEAR (SHUDDER)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SORT OF (MAX)
· WELCOME TO FLATCH (FOX)





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