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[05/08/17 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 8 - Odds & Ends
Updates include: Jennifer Morrison to exit ABC's "Once Upon a Time"; Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette to lead Showtime limited series; and Amazon orders "The Dangerous Book for Boys" to series.

[04/05/17 - 10:13 AM]
2017 ABC Program Development Guide - Comedy Series
ABC details its 12 comedy projects under consideration for next season.

[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.

[01/31/17 - 11:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 31
Updates include: Jason Katims brings "Drama High" to NBC; Lucy Hale to lead "Life Sentence" at The CW; and Emma Stone/Jonah Hill-led "Maniac" a go at Netflix.

[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.

[01/26/17 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 26
Updates include: Brandon Micheal Hall to lead ABC's city mayor project; Craig Robinson/Adam Scott-led "Ghosted" gets pilot order from FOX; and NBC gives green light to three comedy pilots.

[01/13/17 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 13
Updates include: FOX passes on "Fatal Attraction" event series; TBS likewise moves on from "Nightmare Time" pilot; and National Geographic Channel renews "Mars."

[12/06/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 6
Updates include: ABC confirms pilot order for "Libby & Malcolm"; Cedric the Entertainer to star in CBS comedy; and Whoopi Goldberg eyes acting return at Bravo.

[11/17/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 17
Updates include: Courtney B. Vance to star in ABC's "Libby & Malcolm"; Holly Hunter first to board Alan Ball's new HBO drama; and Russell Hornsby cast in Netflix's "Seven Seconds."

[09/28/16 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 28
Updates include: Molly Parker to lead "Lost in Space" at Netflix; Garret Dillahunt set to star in TNT's "Monsters of God"; and Jon Seda to transition from "Chicago P.D." to "Chicago Justice."







LIBBY & MALCOLM (ABC)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/28/16 - 5/8/17
STATUS:
currently in development (2017-2018 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Libby Wright (Felicity Huffman) is a smart, opinionated Red-state Republican and Malcolm Black (Courtney B. Vance) is a smooth-talking Blue-state Democrat. Polar opposites - except when it comes to love. Against all odds, this unlikely couple just got married, and are now settling into their new home in Los Angeles along with Malcolm's three kids: nerdy and neurotic eleven year-old Malcolm Jr. aka MJ (Jahi Winston), confident thirteen year-old Cassius (Sayeed Shahidi) who knows how to game the system, and fifteen year-old Naya (Monique Green), the uber-smart, defiant daughter who has no interest in having a booty-less white stepmom. Libby and Malcolm also co-host their new political show "Black & Wright", where these fiery pundits go head-tohead on all of today's hot button issues. Randal Martin (Gary Cole) is their crazy, bordering-on-sociopathic executive producer who loves to stoke their fire. For this, he's hired two segment producers to keep their arguments in overdrive: Zevina "Zev" Adler (Caitlin McGee), a techno journalist who lives by the tweet-based 24- second news cycle, and Bernie Wilson (James Lesure), a put-upon old-school newsman who hates the vapid Twittersphere. Together, Libby and Malcolm duke it out on-air to sway an audience of millions, hoping to get their polarized viewers to vote "red" or "blue" on the show's signature Lean-O-Meter. But when this fiercely competitive couple drops the ball at home, they realize they have to set aside their differences and find the middle ground to raise Malcolm's three kids and prove the skeptics wrong about this marriage of total opposites. All's fair in love and ratings in this family comedy from creators/executive producers Kenya Barris and Vijal Patel (black-ish).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Caitlin McGee as Zev
· Courtney B. Vance as Malcolm Black
· Felicity Huffman as Libby Wright
· Gary Cole as Randal Martin
· Jahi Winston as M.J.
· James Lesure as Bernie Wilson
· Monique Green as Naya
· Sayeed Shahidi as Cassius
CREW INFORMATION:
· Anton Cropper as DIR (Pilot)
· Courtney B. Vance as EP
· E. Brian Dobbins as EP
· Felicity Huffman as EP
· Kenya Barris as CRTR/EP
· Vijal Patel as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Khalabo Ink Society
· Principato-Young Entertainment