[04/04/16 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 4
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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RISING (Freeform, New!) - Selena Gomez is developing a new drama at the cable channel "set in a low income Latino neighborhood and is told through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl destined for greatness." The project, from Universal Cable Productions, is currently searching for a writer. Mandy Teefey and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan also serve as executive producers with Los Angeles high school senior Ana Cobarrubias serving as a consultant. (Deadline.com)

WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON (Hulu/Paramount; W: Chris Hutton & Eddie O'Keefe; D: Brett Morgen) - Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) is the latest to score a role on the drama pilot, a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983. He'll play Officer Teddy Green, "the police chief's second in command - a competent detective who underestimated the small-town job. However, he's sharp enough to spot something on a surveillance video that turns out to be a vital clue." (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - William Sadler will recur on Epix's "Berlin Station" as Clay Williams, "an edgy, authoritative, lifetime military man and Director of the Counter Terrorism Center who arrives at Berlin Station with a mission to help solve a difficult situation" (Deadline.com); Duane Henry will drop by the last two episodes of "NCIS" this season as Clayton Reeves, a potential series regular going forward (Deadline.com); Katey Sagal has been tapped to play Vivian Pressman in ABC's upcoming remake of "Dirty Dancing" (Deadline.com);

Faye Dunaway will recur on Amazon's "Hand of God" as "the calculating, rapacious and traditional materfamilias of the powerful Harris family" (Deadline.com); Caitlyn Jenner will appear in season three of "Transparent" in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity (AP.com); Echo Kellum's Curtis Holt will be upped to series regular on "Arrow" next season (TVLine.com); Katie Cassidy will appear as her Earth 2 incarnation, Black Siren, on "The Flash" (TVLine.com); Ian Harvie has scored an arc on "Mistresses" as "a rich financier who hires Rochelle Aytes' April to decorate his house" (TVLine.com); and Aimee Carrero's Ana Montes will return to "Blindspot" for its season finale (EW.com).

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[03/21/18 - 03:35 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Two of "Meet the Peetes"
"Viewers have welcomed the Peete family into their homes and have fallen in love with their heartfelt and touching narratives that families everywhere can relate to," said Michelle Vicary.

[03/21/18 - 03:34 PM]
Hallmark Expands Pet Adoption Initiative, Adoption Ever After, with New, Original Special "Cat Bowl"
"Cat Bowl" will feature adult cats and seniors playing a feline Hall of Fame game, Saturday, February 2, 2019.

[03/21/18 - 03:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel to Launch First Ever Interactive "Home & Family" Dream Holiday Home Contest
The contest offers the chance for one lucky viewer to win a holiday-themed home redecoration that will turn heads and be the envy of decorators across the country.

[03/21/18 - 03:32 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Six of "When Calls the Heart"
Currently in its fifth season, "When Calls the Heart's" ratings momentum has carried over from season four.

[03/21/18 - 03:31 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Adds Three All-New, Original Movie Franchises to Lineup
"The Chronicle Mysteries" will join the previously announced "Picture Perfect" and "Crossword Mysteries."

[03/21/18 - 12:56 PM]
Jay Ali Joins the Cast for Season Three of the Netflix Original Series, "Marvel's Daredevil"
He will portray Rahul "Ray" Nadeem, an honest, but ambitious FBI agent willing to go to any length for his family.

[03/21/18 - 12:15 PM]
An All-New Supersized "Jay Leno's Garage" Premieres Thursday, April 19 at 10PM ET/PT
Celebrity guests this season include Jamie Foxx, Billy Crystal, Terry Crews, Tyler Perry, Mitt Romney, Trevor Noah, James Taylor, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Martha Reeves, Guy Fieri, Chris Hardwick, and more.

[03/21/18 - 11:02 AM]
Video: First-Look and New Promo Available from NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
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[03/21/18 - 10:53 AM]
Video: Go Inside FX's "Legion" with 360 Video Experience
The video culminates with an exclusive look at the first two and half minutes of the Season 2 premiere.

[03/21/18 - 10:36 AM]
TV Land's Hit Series "Younger" Returns for Season Five on Tuesday, June 5 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, series star Miriam Shor will make her television directorial debut with an episode to air in July.

[03/21/18 - 10:30 AM]
"Queen Sugar" Season Three Debuts with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 on OWN
Continuing a creative initiative established in the show's first season, series creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for the third consecutive season.

[03/21/18 - 10:00 AM]
USA Network Unveils Spring Schedule
Newly announced return dates include "Colony" (Wednesday, May 2), "Queen of the South" (Thursday, June 21) and "Shooter" (also Thursday, June 21).

[03/21/18 - 09:30 AM]
NFL Expanding Coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft to Include Two Broadcast and Four Cable Television Networks
NFL Network and FOX will team up to simulcast live coverage of Rounds 1-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

[03/21/18 - 09:15 AM]
Viceland Lights Up Its Second Annual "Weed Week"
To mark the occasion, the network adds a healthy dose of smoke to its air with sneak previews of new seasons of two of its most popular shows.

[03/21/18 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Trailer for Netflix Film "Come Sunday" - Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
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