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[10/25/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 25
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!


BOSCH (Amazon; W: Eric Overmeyer & Michael Connelly; D: TBA) - Amy Aquino ("Being Human") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, "a police procedural based on Michael Connelly's novels about Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver), a veteran police homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department." She'll play Lt. Grace Billets, "Harry's immediate supervisor on the LAPD, in charge of the detectives who work out of Hollywood Station." Amy Price-Francis also stars. (Deadline.com)


CHARMED (CBS, New!) - Christopher Keyser and Sydney Sidner are developing a reboot of the Aaron Spelling-produced 1998-2006 drama, about a sisterhood of witches - played by Holly Marie Combs, Alyssa Milano, Rose McGowan and Shannen Doherty over the course of the original WB series - who use their powers for good. CBS Television Studios is behind the project with Keyser, Sidner and the Tannenbaum Company's Eric and Kim Tannenbaum presumably executive producing. No other specifics were given. (Vulture.com)


DELIVERANCE CREEK (Lifetime/Warner Horizon; W: Melissa Carter; D: Jon Amiel) - Riley Smith ("90210") has scored a role on the post-Civil War set backdoor pilot movie, about Belle Barlowe (Lauren Ambrose), a mother of three who "attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary and is pushed into becoming an outlaw by the corrupt bank that runs their town." He's set as Toby, "Belle's old beau who he jilted and left her to marry a man she didn't love." Christopher Backus also stars. (Deadline.com)


GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo/UCP; W: Marti Noxon; D: TBA) - Sophina Brown ("Numb3rs") has been cast in the drama pilot, about Abby (Lisa Edelstein), the famous author of a best-selling self-help book series who is hiding the fact that she's separated from her husband (Paul Adelstein) as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her early 40s in Los Angeles. She'll play Abby's best friend Kate in the project, which has also tapped Carrie Fisher for a cameo as "Abby's book editor, Cat, who's got a no prisoners approach to Abby's career." Beau Garrett and Janeane Garofalo also star. (Deadline.com)


NINE: NINE TIME TRAVELS (ABC, New!) - Derek Simonds is looking to import the Korean drama series, about "a man with the ability to travel 20 years back in time who, in trying to alter a murder which destroyed his family, sets off a chain of events that impact the woman he loves and threatens his own life." "Mistresses" co-star Yunjin Kim is among the executive producers on the project, as are Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein of the ABC Studios-based Fake Empire banner. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Kelly Oxford has set up a semi-autobiographical comedy at the network inspired by her "real-life work in a retirement home and centers on a 30-year-old single mom who runs the recreation department of a senior center." The single-camera project is set up at Warner Bros. Television where Oxford will pen the script and serve as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - NBC is reportedly casting for a new cycle of its currently limboed reality franchise "The Celebrity Apprentice" (Deadline.com); David Spade is set to topline a new stand-up special for Comedy Central due to tape in December (Deadline.com); Adina Porter's Lettie Mae Thornton has been upped to series regular on "True Blood" (Deadline.com); Gilles Marini and Mary Lynn Rajskub are both bound for "2 Broke Girls" in a storyline revolving around Max (Kat Dennings) enrolling in the Manhattan School of Pastry to advance her baking skills (Deadline.com); Ezra Buzzington will recur on "Crossbones" as Eisengrim, "one of Blackbeard's (John Malkovich) henchmen" (Deadline.com); Noah Bean has scored an arc on FOX's "Gang Related" as "a Stanford educated, rich hedge fund owner" (Deadline.com);

Craig Robinson will visit "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" as "a small-time criminal who may be integral to a case that Jake (Andy Samberg) has been investigating for many years" (EW.com); Peta Sergeant is bound for "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" as a "force of nature in Wonderland" (THR.com); Jamey Sheridan will guest on "Suits" as "one of the partners who was ousted by Jessica (Gina Torres) in her takeover of the firm" (THR.com); Jane Seymour will drop by "Back in the Game" as Danny's (Griffin Gluck) teacher, who sets her sights on James Caan's The Cannon (THR.com); and Kristoffer Polaha will guest on "CSI" as "a blue-collar mechanic who comes to the aid of Sara, Finlay and Morgan when their car breaks down, but he may have darker intentions" (THR.com).






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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· 90210 (CW)
· APPRENTICE, THE (NBC)
· BACK IN THE GAME (ABC)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BOSCH (AMAZON)
· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX)
· CHARMED (WB)
· CHARMED (CBS)
· CROSSBONES (NBC)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DELIVERANCE CREEK (LIFETIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GANG RELATED (FOX)
· GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (BRAVO)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· NINE: NINE TIME TRAVELS (ABC)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND (ABC)
· SUITS (USA)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (FOX)











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