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[05/20/16 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 16-20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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F-UNEMPLOYMENT (MTV, New!) - Gregg Sulkin ("Faking It") is back in business with the cable channel for a new comedy which "enters on a once-popular British child actor who falls from the limelight after a stint in rehab. Now that he's broke and unemployed, he has to rely on the help of his childhood friend and new neighbors to navigate a normal life." Drew Hancock will co-write the half-hour, no other details of which were given. (Deadline.com, 5/18)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Rhyon Nicole Brown has been cast in the title role of Lifetime's "The Michel'le Story" with Curtis Hamilton set as Dr. Dre and R. Marcos Taylor as Suge Knight (Deadline.com, 5/17); David Sutcliffe will recur on "Mistresses" as "an extremely handsome, charming and confident suitor with sparking eyes" (Deadline.com, 5/17); Luke Mitchell has confirmed his exit from "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" following this week's finale (Deadline.com, 5/17); Rya Kihlstedt has scored an arc on Amazon's "One Mississippi" as Caroline, "Tig's mom, beautiful, wealthy, well-bred and well-educated Southern lady" (Deadline.com, 5/17);

Sara Ramirez has signed off from "Grey's Anatomy" after 10 years (Deadline.com, 5/19); Ciara Renée likewise won't be back on "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (Deadline.com, 5/19); Frank Spotnitz has opted to depart Amazon's "The Man in the High Castle" over "clashing with the streaming service over the production of the Season 2 of the show" (Deadline.com, 5/19); Netflix's upcoming "Gilmore Girls" revival has an official name, "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" (Deadline.com, 5/19); SundanceTV is reportedly on track to order a second season for "Hap & Leonard" (Deadline.com, 5/20); and Ewan McGregor has signed onto FX's "Fargo" as two central characters, twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy (Deadline.com, 5/20).






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· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAKING IT (MTV)
· FARGO (FX)
· F-UNEMPLOYMENT (MTV)
· GILMORE GIRLS (NETFLIX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HAP & LEONARD (SUNDANCE)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· ONE MISSISSIPPI (AMAZON)
· SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE, AND MICHEL'LE (LIFETIME)





[02/23/18 - 11:14 PM]
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[02/23/18 - 02:01 PM]
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[02/23/18 - 01:52 PM]
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[02/23/18 - 01:01 PM]
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[02/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 10:18 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 10:05 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 10:00 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 09:31 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 08:31 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 08:30 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 08:24 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 08:02 AM]
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[02/23/18 - 05:01 AM]
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