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[06/29/16 - 11:32 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 29
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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AMERICAN CRIME (ABC) - Felicity Huffman has joined Regina King as the second cast member to sign up for the anthology's upcoming third installment. (Deadline.com)
ARROW (The CW) - Carly Pope is bound for the new season as Susan Williams, "a journalist from nearby Coast City who comes to Star City looking to make a name for herself by targeting Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) for a big story." (TVInsider.com)
FURST BORN (CBS) - The Eye is keeping the pilot - a domestic take on Robyn Butler and Wayne Hope's Australian comedy about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag-racers - under consideration for midseason. The options on the principal cast - Poppy Montgomery, Katey Sagal, John Carroll Lynch, Swoosie Kurtz, Brooke Elliott, Kelli Goss and Talitha Bateman - have been extended. (Deadline.com)
HIPPO, THE (MTV, New!) - Nancy Hower and John Lehr have sold a potential "workplace comedy set in a live music venue in Los Angeles" to the cable chanel. Said project was further detailed as follows: "In "The Hippo," the music club is packed every night, but the business is mysteriously losing money. When a former district manager from TGIFridays (played by Lehr) is brought in to turn things around, the twenty-something crew rebels. Each episode will feature actual musicians, bands and artists that perform in the club and interact with the cast." Andrew Jameson also serves as an executive producer. (Variety.com)
MY TIME/YOUR TIME (CBS) - The network reportedly plans to redevelop the pilot - which chronicles the relationship of a young couple as they begin dating long distance - for next season with a new cast. Hilary Winston, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are among the auspices. The original pilot featured Jane Levy and Nicholas Braun in the lead roles. (Deadline.com)
NASHVILLE (CMT) - Co-stars Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are reportedly set to return for the series' proposed 22-episode revival on the cable channel. Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Lennon Stella, Maisy Stella and Chris Carmack are also expected back while Will Chase and Aubrey Peeples as previously reported won't return. (TVLine.com)





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· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· ARROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FURST BORN (CBS)
· HIPPO, THE (MTV)
· MY TIME/YOUR TIME (CBS)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)





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