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[05/13/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 13 - Odds & Ends
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!


BITCHES (Hulu, New!) - Nzingha Stewart and G.L. Lambert have sold a potential import of the 2013 Brazilian series "As Canalhas," in which "a different woman each week confides her dirty deeds and misadventures to her hair stylist: stories of confronting dominant husbands, turning the tables on frenemies, and finding sweet vengeance after being cruelly pushed to the edge." Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld, Jonathan Krauss and Fernanda Torturra are also among the executive producers with Nicky Weinstock producing. (Deadline.com)


KNIGHTFALL (History/A+E; W: Don Handfield & Richard Rayner; D: TBA) - Tom Cullen is set to star in the upcoming drama, which chronicles the mysterious but true accounts of the Knights Templar. He'll play Landry, "a veteran warrior of the Crusades who becomes the leader of the Templars and serves as the driving force behind their quest to retrieve Christianity's most prized relic: The Holy Grail." (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - CBS plans to retool its recently ordered revival of "MacGyver" with Lucas Till and George Eads as the only principals set to return (out are Addison Timlin, Joshua Boone and Michelle Krusiec) as well as Peter M. Lenkov succeeding Paul Downs Colaizzo and Brett Mahoney as showrunner (Deadline.com); Jenna Fischer has exited fellow CBS newcomer "Man with a Plan" as producers plan to recast the role of Andi in the Matt LeBlanc-led series (Deadline.com); Lionsgate Television is actively searching to give "Nashville" a new home following its cancellation by ABC (@LionsgateTV); Netflix's "Will Arnett"-led "Flaked" is reportedly on track for a second season order of six episodes (THR.com); Robert Singer and Andrew Dabb has been tapped as the new showrunners of "Supernatural" following the pickup of Jeremy Carver's "Frequency" to series at The CW (Deadline.com); and writer Sonny Lee and producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are making the rounds with "a futuristic comedy project [with] multiple production commitments on the table" (Deadline.com).






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· BITCHES (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLAKED (NETFLIX)
· FREQUENCY (CW)
· KNIGHTFALL (HISTORY)
· MACGYVER (CBS)
· MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)





[11/21/17 - 08:01 PM]
A Special All-Athletes Edition of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Is Set to Premiere in Spring 2018 on ABC
10 athletes from all corners of the sports world will be teamed up with the show's professional dancers and compete on the ballroom floor for a chance to win the coveted Mirrorball trophy.

[11/21/17 - 12:43 PM]
"Antiques Roadshow" Appraiser Brings Guest to Tears in Stunning Season Opener!
Season 22 rolls out Monday, January 8 at 8:00/7:00c on PBS.

[11/21/17 - 12:07 PM]
The CW's Midseason Finale Dates
"Riverdale" and "Dynasty" will close out the network's 2017 originals on Wednesday, December 13.

[11/21/17 - 12:00 PM]
"Little Women: Atlanta" Returns with New Episodes on December 13th Followed by the Premiere of the Home Makeover Series "Little Women: Terra's Big House"
"Little Women: LA's Terra Jole and her husband Joe star in the latter series.

[11/21/17 - 11:50 AM]
Oxygen Media Uncovers Infamous Crimes in "Mysteries & Scandals" Hosted by Soledad O'Brien Premiering Friday, January 5 at 9 PM ET/PT
The 13 episode, hour-long series investigates some of the most legendary and intriguing crimes, murders, and scandals that shook the nation and impacted pop culture through vivid first-hand accounts, re-enactments and archival footage.

[11/21/17 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Announces Premiere Dates for "LA to Vegas" and "The Resident"
Plus: the network reveals return dates for the rest of its winter lineup.

[11/21/17 - 11:09 AM]
OWN Rings in the New Year with the Series Premiere of Tyler Perry's Comedy "The Paynes" January 16
Additionally, "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "If Loving You Is Wrong" will return Tuesday, January 9 and Wednesday, January 10, respectively.

[11/21/17 - 10:55 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Survives Winter's Extremes with "Panama's Animal Highway" and "America's Badlands"
Look for said specials on Wednesday, December 13 and December 20 at 8:00/7:00c, respectively.

[11/21/17 - 10:34 AM]
NBC Picks Up Third Season of "The Good Place"
The critically acclaimed Thursday night comedy will return for another 13-episode season.

[11/21/17 - 09:33 AM]
Stars of Screen, Stage and Sport to Gather in Silicon Valley to Celebrate Science at 6th Annual "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony Sunday, December 3
For the first time, the show will be streamed live on the Facebook and YouTube platforms of Breakthrough Prize and National Geographic.

[11/21/17 - 09:07 AM]
"Ink Master: Angels" Soar Into a Second Season on Paramount Network
The second season of 10 hour-long episodes will debut on the Paramount Network in March 2018.

[11/21/17 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"Dancing with the Stars" and "The Good Doctor" top said categories, respectively.

[11/21/17 - 08:09 AM]
"Unexpected" Is TLC's #1 New Series in 2017
TLC further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[11/21/17 - 08:06 AM]
"Charles Manson: The Final Words" New Documentary to Premiere Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 9PM ET/6PM PT
The documentary, narrated by musician and director Rob Zombie, focuses on the Manson family murders told from Manson's perspective using never-before-seen case files, pictures and exclusive interviews with Manson himself from inside California State Prison.

[11/21/17 - 07:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Winner Alexander Skarsgard Set to Star in The Ink Factory, BBC and AMC's "The Little Drummer Girl"
Production on the six-part mini-series begins early next year with global sales handled by Endeavor Content/IMG.