[02/26/15 - 11:51 PM] Development Update: Thursday, February 26 Updates include: ABC gives "How to Get Away with Murder" a second season; Danny Pudi to star in NBC's "Strange Calls"; and The CW eyes a joint spin-off of "Arrow" and "The Flash."
[01/29/15 - 11:44 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 29 Updates include: Kevin Connolly-led "Fantasy Life" gets pilot order at FOX; NBC greenlights pilot for import of U.K.'s "Cuckoo"; and Anna Gunn is the latest cast in CBS's "Criminal Minds" spin-off.
[12/15/14 - 10:26 AM] FOX Nixes Second Season of "Gracepoint" While envisioned as a "limited series," the newcomer like the U.K. original "Broadchurch" could have potentially returned for a second cycle.
[02/12/14 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, February 12 Updates include: Cristin Milioti is the first to board NBC's "A to Z"; FOX gives series order to Will Forte's "Last Man on Earth"; and Jonathan Ryland is NBC's "Lifesaver."
[02/10/14 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Monday, February 10 Updates include: Nick Zano to get "One Big Happy" at NBC; Tom Cavanagh cast in The CW's "The Flash"; and Kevin Alejandro lands role on ABC's "Clementine."
[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 24 Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.
[01/23/14 - 11:51 PM] Development Update: Thursday, January 23 Updates include: Jane Kaczmarek to star in FOX's "Here's Your Damn Family"; Michael J. Weithorn lands six-episode order at FOX for "Weird Loners"; and nine more scripts get pilot commitments.
[01/22/14 - 11:17 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 22 Updates include: David O. Russell, Susannah Grant land series order at ABC; Jaimie Alexander, Lina Esco to be "Open" for HBO; and Ann Peacock to pen CBS mini-series "The Dovekeepers."
[01/15/14 - 11:29 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, January 15 Updates include: NBC adds three comedies to pilot roster; Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome team for Comedy Central project; and Kendrick Sampson boards FOX's "Gracepoint."
[01/10/14 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 10 Updates include: NBC gives pilot orders to "A to Z," "Mason Twins"; Jessica Lucas boards FOX's "Gracepoint"; and Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo re-team for potential ABC comedy.
[12/27/13 - 11:23 PM] Development Update: Week of December 23-27 Updates include: Nick Nolte is latest to join FOX's "Gracepoint"; Pamela Fryman to helm comedy pilot at FOX, CBS; and FOX opts not to make drama pilot "The Wild Blue."
[12/20/13 - 11:13 PM] Development Update: Friday, December 20 Updates include: Reece Ritchie first to board FOX's "Hieroglyph"; Adam Goldberg cast in CBS's "Gaffigan"; and Scott Eastwood, Tania Raymonde exit NBC's "Chicago PD."
[12/19/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Thursday, December 19 Updates include: ABC greenlights pair of drama pilots; Disney-ABC Domestic Television cancels "Katie"; and David Mamet to bring "7 Deadly Sins" to FOX.
[12/16/13 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Monday, December 16 Updates include: Rosie Perez cast in ABC's "An American Education"; Telma Hopkins boards FX's "Braddock & Jackson"; and Kevin Zegers joins FOX's "Gracepoint."
[12/03/13 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, December 3 Updates include: Kevin Rankin, Virginia Kull board FOX's "Gracepoint"; Twentieth Television renews "Dish Nation"; and Louis C.K. inks overall deal with FX Productions.
[10/28/13 - 11:34 PM] Development Update: Monday, October 28 Updates include: David Arquette to put on a "Happy Face" for Lifetime; Janet Montgomery, Xander Berkeley board WGN America's "Salem"; and Channing Tatum, A&E team for reality project.
[10/02/13 - 11:32 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 2 Updates include: David Tennant to topline FOX's "Broadchurch" import; Colin Hanks cast in FX's "Fargo"; and Emily Rutherfurd to star in ABC Family's "Work Mom."
SEASON(S): 1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 12/15/14
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2014) When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents. Welcome to GRACEPOINT, a new 10-episode mystery event series based on "Broadchurch," the U.K.'s critically acclaimed hit crime drama. GRACEPOINT is an expansion of the original series, introducing new characters, identifying new suspects and threading new storylines through the gripping narrative. Leading the investigation is Detective EMMETT CARVER (David Tennant, "Broadchurch," "Dr. Who"), who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town's police force. That job previously had been promised to Detective ELLIE MILLER (Emmy Award winner Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"), who, in light of the tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss. Det. Miller must break the news to her doting husband, JOE (Josh Hamilton, "American Horror Story") and her son, TOM (newcomer Jack Irvine), who was the best friend of the murder victim, DANNY SOLANO (Nikolas Filipovic, "Falling Skies"). Danny is survived by his grieving parents, MARK (Michael Peña, "End of Watch") and BETH SOLANO (Virginia Kull, "Boardwalk Empire"), and his rebellious older sister, CHLOE (newcomer Madalyn Horcher), who has an older boyfriend, DEAN IVERSON (Kendrick Sampson, "The Vampire Diaries"), unbeknownst to her parents. All of Gracepoint is pulled into the investigation, including JACK REINHOLD (Emmy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Nick Nolte, "Luck"), a private man who runs the kayak rental service on the beach, as well as the local wildlife observation program, for which Danny volunteered. SUSAN WRIGHT (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook"), a mysterious woman, lives in the RV park near the coast, with her dog. The town's minister, PAUL COATES (Kevin Rankin, "Justified"), becomes the de facto spokesperson for the community as the media descends on Gracepoint. Danny's death also impacts tourism, with the decline in visitors felt most harshly by hotel owner GEMMA FISHER (Sarah-Jane Potts, "Kinky Boots,"), a vivacious Brit with secrets of her own. Also touched by Danny's death is Mark's apprentice at his plumbing company, VINCE NOVIK (Stephen Louis Grush, "Lucky 7"). The investigation is followed closely by the town's local newspaper reporter, OWEN BURKE (Kevin Zegers, "Transamerica"), who is Det. Miller's nephew. Owen's ambition is fueled by San Francisco Globe reporter RENEE CLEMONS (Jessica Lucas, "Cloverfield"), who has a history with Detective Carver and sets up camp in Gracepoint to cover the case. The riveting crime series carves a powerfully dark wake through the town of Gracepoint with a startling conclusion, as the detectives piece together what happened on the night of Danny's death. Produced by Shine America in association with Kudos and Imaginary Friends, GRACEPOINT is executive-produced by Anya Epstein ("In Treatment," "Homicide"); Dan Futterman ("Capote," "In Treatment"); the original series' creator, Chris Chibnall ("Dr. Who," "Camelot"); Kudos' Jane Featherstone ("The Hour," "Utopia"), John Goldwyn ("Dexter"); and Shine America's Carolyn Bernstein ("The Bridge"). Futterman and Epstein serve as showrunners. Chibnall wrote the premiere episode, and James Strong ("Broadchurch," "Downton Abbey") directed.