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[04/05/17 - 10:14 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 14 drama projects under consideration for next season.

[03/07/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 7
Updates include: Laverne Cox to play ABC's "The Trustee"; Patricia Clarkson boards "Sharp Objects" at HBO; and Tim DeKay, Zachary Knighton tapped for FOX's "Linda from HR."

[02/24/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 24
Updates include: Freddie Highmore is ABC's "Good Doctor"; Cress Williams to play title role in The CW's "Black Lightning"; and Matt Czuchry cast in FOX's "The Resident."

[02/22/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 22
Updates include: USA mulls "Suits" spin-off for Gina Torres; Brad Garrett cast in "The Get" at CBS; and Anne Heche is bound for NBC's "For God & Country."

[02/17/17 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 17
Updates include: Anders Holm, Andy Favreau to topline NBC comedy pilot; Matt Barr set as male lead in The CW's "Valor"; and Jack Davenport signs onto ABC's "Doomsday."

[02/06/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 6
Updates include: Kathleen Rose Perkins to lead "Good Girls" for NBC; Jenny Bicks tapped as new showrunner of HBO's "Divorce"; and Matt Murray cast in "9J 9K 9L" at CBS.

[02/01/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 1
Updates include: Kenneth Choi to star in NBC comedy pilot; Ernie Hudson cast as dad to "Angie Tribeca" at TBS; and Dean Georgaris among latest to land pilot order at ABC.

[01/27/17 - 11:55 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 27
Updates include: The CW's "Dynasty" reboot snags pilot order; Tahar Rahim to lead Hulu's "The Looming Tower"; and FOX to bring "Behind Enemy Lines" to small screen.

[01/19/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 19
Updates include: Yara Shahidi to star in potential "Black-ish" spin-off; Dean Norris cast in TNT's "Claws"; and ABC orders dramas "The Crossing," "Deception" to pilot.

[01/10/17 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 10
Updates include: ABC orders Reba McEntire-led drama to pilot; "Law & Order's" Richard Brooks to visit NBC's "Chicago Justice"; and Raymond J. Barry to recur on FOX's "Gotham."

[12/12/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 12
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Marco Polo" after two seasons; Terry O'Quinn signs onto NBC's "The Blacklist: Redemption"; and A&E pulls "Gangland Undercover" from its lineup.







BLUEGRASS/BLOOD RED (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
12/12/16 - 4/5/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) When a strange crime occurs in small town Oxblood, Kentucky, Sheriff Ruby Adair (Reba McEntire) is called in to get to the bottom of what appears to be an act of terrorism. Though many people are jumping to conclusions around her, Ruby keeps her cool as she begins to work on the case with Tag Fayad, an FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent whose expertise tells him very quickly that this is not an act of terrorism but something else entirely. Tag's urban perspective immediately clashes with Ruby's small town outlook, but they agree that there may be something sinister going on in this small town that they must uncover. As Tag and Ruby look into the case, Ruby also must deal with the return of her ex-husband Deke to Oxblood. Their estranged adult daughter disappeared a few years ago, leaving behind Ruby's grandson TJ for Ruby to raise. But it was also her disappearance which led to the dissolution of Ruby and Deke's marriage, and Ruby is floored to discover Deke is moving back to town with his new wife, Randa, and a baby on the way. Tag, meanwhile, finds himself an outsider in rural Kentucky. But since he is stationed here, Tag strikes up a relationship with Jennifer, a beautiful young woman he meets at a bar. He also becomes acquainted with a number of the colorful townspeople of Oxblood as Ruby and Tag embark on the case. Ruby and Tag's quest turns up more questions than answers, but the case is thrown for a loop when Jennifer disappears. Tag and Ruby will have to set aside their own differences so they can ultimately see past the lace curtains of this southern town where there are more secrets than anyone could imagine.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amanda Detmer as Randa Post
· Ben Esler as Hollis Pollit
· Emily Rose as Vonda Jean
· Jack Coleman as Deke Adair
· Natalie Hall as Jennifer
· Reba McEntire as Ruby Adair
· Roslyn Ruff as Inez Winemiller
· Ryan McPartlin as Valentine French
· Saamer Usmani as Tag Fayad
· Saidah Ekulona as Velma Winemiller
· W. Earl Brown as Joe Paul
· Will Buie, Jr.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Marc Cherry as CRTR/EP
· Michael Hanel as EP
· Michael Offer as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Mindy Schultheis as EP
· Reba McEntire as EP
· Sabrina Wind as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Acme Productions
· Cherry-Wind Productions