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[04/17/14 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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ANIMATION DOMINATION HD (FOX) - The network will shutter the one-hour block after its June 28 airing, less than a year after its launch. Said brand however will continue on digital platforms, including FoxADHD.com, serving as an incubator for potential primetime series. No indication was given about the futures of the four series that comprised the block: "Axe Cop," "High School USA," "Golan the Insatiable" and "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." (BroadcastingCable.com)


ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC/ABC Studios; W: Stephanie Savage; D: Nick Cassavetes) - Bret Harrison and Aaron McCusker have both scored roles on the upcoming drama, which tells the true story of the women behind NASA's early astronauts and the struggles they face when their lives and families are catapulted into the spotlight overnight." Harrison will play Gordon "Gordo" Cooper, "one of the original astronauts [whose] wandering ways pushed his wife, Trudy, to the brink of divorce, but he's convinced her to come back so he can have his shot at space." McCusker then is set as Wally Schirra, "another one of the original astronauts who's also a prankster." Azure Parsons, Desmond Harrington, Dominique McElligott, Erin Cummings, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Odette Annable and Zoe Boyle also star. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Stephen Lang will recur on "Salem" as "an old-line, hard-core Puritan who led the way across the ocean to the Promised Land in the late 1600s" (Deadline.com); Daniel London likewise is bound for fellow WGN America series "Manhattan" as Oppenheimer, "a genius and the guiding force behind the Manhattan Project" (Deadline.com); Blake Anderson is among the faces set to appear in next week's "Parks & Recreation" finale (EW.com); and Coby Ryan McLaughlin will visit "Graceland" as "a mainstay in the Los Angeles Police Department's Gang Task Force, who is sharp as a tack and loyal to a fault" (THR.com).






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· ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB, THE (ABC)
· AXE COP (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOLAN THE INSATIABLE (FOX)
· GRACELAND (USA)
· HIGH SCHOOL USA (FOX)
· LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. (FOX)
· MANHATTAN (WGN)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· SALEM (WGN)









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