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[03/26/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 26
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!


HOW I MET YOUR DAD (CBS/20th; W: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas & Emily Spivey; D: Rob Greenberg) - Tiya Sircar ("The Crazy Ones") will round out the cast of the comedy pilot, which tells the "How I Met Your Mother" story from a female point of view, that of Sally (Greta Gerwig), and revolves around a new group of friends in New York. She'll succeed Krysta Rodriguez as Sally's best friend Juliet, a sexy, flamboyant force of nature who runs the most successful fashion blog in the country. Anders Holm, Andrew Santino, Drew Tarver and Nick D'Agosto also star. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED WALL STREET PILOT (CBS/CTS; W: Ben Cavell, John Cusack, Kevin McCabe & Taylor Elmore; D: Niels Arden Oplev) - John Cusack will guest star in the drama pilot, about Jackson Holliday (Charlie Cox), a smart, sophisticated, hedge fund trader trying to keep his integrity in the world of Wall Street power and money. The actor, who also co-wrote and is executive producing the hour, will play Ted Strader, "a cynical former Wall Street trader who left the business." David Morse, Maggie Grace, Joseph Lyle Taylor and Sophie Okonedo also star. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "NCIS: Los Angeles" showrunner Shane Brennan has signed a new two-year overall deal with producer CBS Television Studios (Deadline.com); James Remar will guest on "Franklin & Bash" as "a hard-nosed and intimidating strip joint owner who'd rather fire a pole dancer than pay her an extra nickel out of his own pocket" (TVLine.com); Perrey Reeves will visit "Covert Affairs" as the COO at McQuaid Security, "the private military company run by Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop)" (EOnline.com); Amy Acker has been cast as Audrey, "the enigmatic "Cellist" and love of Coulson's life" on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Marvel.com); and Linus Roache is bound for "The Blacklist" as "an extremely dangerous and influential man with political ties around the world" (TVGuide.com).






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· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· COVERT AFFAIRS (USA)
· CRAZY ONES, THE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRANKLIN & BASH (TNT)
· HOW I MET YOUR DAD (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· UNTITLED WALL STREET PILOT (CBS)





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