[05/01/15 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 1 - Odds & Ends Updates include: HBO passes on Mike White's "Mamma Dallas"; Nathaniel Buzolic cast in The CW's "Significant Mother"; and HBO's "The Leftovers," USA's "Mr. Robot" add new faces.
[04/22/15 - 11:34 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 22 Updates include: J.K. Simmons to lead "Counterpart" for Starz; Jimmi Simpson cast in SundanceTV's "Hap & Leonard"; and Marc Blucas joins "Underground" at WGN America.
[04/20/15 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Monday, April 20 Updates include: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood sign onto the "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" spin-off; Mitch Pileggi's Walter Skinner back for FOX's "The X-Files" revival; and Janina Gavankar lands role on CBS comedy pilot.
[12/08/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 8 Updates include: Pivot pulls its flagship nightly program "TakePart Live"; Mark Hamill to reprise role of The Trickster on "The Flash"; and Maggie Siff bound for Showtime's "Billions."
[04/10/14 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 10 Updates include: Parker Young joins Geoff Stults in CBS's "Cuz-Bros"; Conrad Green, Jon Kroll board FOX's "Utopia"; and Steven Cree joins the cast of Starz's "Outlander."
[06/26/13 - 11:21 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, June 26 Updates include: MTV cancels "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous"; "I Am Victor," "To My Assistant" extend cast options; and Lauren Iungerich departs MTV's "Awkward."
[06/25/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 25 Updates include: Amy Brenneman boards HBO's "The Leftovers"; Syfy postpones Jamie Foxx's horror anthology; and E! nears cast-contingent pilot orders.
[06/24/13 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 24 Updates include: Julianne Nicholson to lead Sundance's "The Descendants"; CBS gives "The McCarthys" a new pilot order; and James McCaffrey to visit USA's "Suits."
[06/20/13 - 11:06 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 20 Updates include: Ray Romano books return to NBC's "Parenthood"; Jesse Lee Soffer officially on board "Chicago Fire," "Chicago PD"; and Zach Grenier named series regular on CBS's "The Good Wife."
[06/18/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 18 Updates include: Selma Blair dismissed from FX's "Anger Management"; FOX's "WTF America" casts leads; and Randall Einhorn, Jonathan Demme to helm pilots.
[06/10/13 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Monday, June 10 Updates include: HBO's "The Leftover" lands quartet; Tom Felton joins TNT's "Murder in the First"; and NBC eyes reshoots for "I Am Victor" pilot.
[06/04/13 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, June 4 Updates include: Justin Theroux joins HBO's "The Leftovers"; Bridget Regan to recur on USA's "White Collar"; and Bobby Cannavale in talks for HBO's "History of Music."
[04/12/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Friday, April 12 Updates include: Peter Berg to direct HBO's "The Leftovers"; Kristin Chenoweth to join Matthew Broderick in CBS comedy pilot; and Patty Duke, Meredith Baxter to guest on "Glee."
[02/08/13 - 11:06 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 8 Updates include: Christina Applegate departs NBC's "Up All Night"; Aimee Teegarden reports for "Oxygen" at The CW; and Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta's "The Leftovers" is a go at HBO.
[06/28/12 - 11:07 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 28 Updates include: Damon Lindelof to spearhead "The Leftovers" at HBO; David Manson to supervise AMC's untitled legal thriller pilot; and Sivert Glarum, Michael Jamin to run IFC's "Maron."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's second) on 8/13/14
DESCRIPTION: (from HBO's press release, August 2014) HBO has renewed the drama series THE LEFTOVERS for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. Created by Damon Lindelof (Emmy(R) winner for "Lost") and acclaimed novelist Tom Perrotta (Academy Award(R) nominee for "Little Children"), the series is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television. Lindelof serves as showrunner. Currently debuting hour-long episodes on Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT), and based on Perrotta's bestselling novel of the same name, THE LEFTOVERS is an original look at The Rapture... or was it The Rapture at all? Set in a small New York suburb, the intimate family drama focuses on the residents of the fictional town of Mapleton, whose preconceptions are shattered in the wake of a global event dubbed "The Sudden Departure." Three years after the fateful day when 140 million people disappeared without a trace, the series looks at the ways ordinary people react to inexplicable events that can unite or divide families and communities, examining how their untold grief and the strain of an unprecedented calamity can turn faith into cynicism, paranoia, madness or cult-like fanaticism.