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[07/08/16 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 8
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!


AMERICAN CRIME (ABC) - Richard Cabral is the latest co-star set to return for season three of the anthology series. (Deadline.com)
ARROW (The CW) - Co-star John Barrowman has inked a new contract with the series which will see his character Malcolm Merlyn return as well as segue to both "The Flash" and "DC's Legends of Tomorrow." (TVLine.com)
GIRLBOSS (Netflix) - Dean Norris ("Under the Dome") will recur on the upcoming comedy series as Jay, "Sophia's (Britt Robertson) father and her polar opposite." (Deadline.com)
HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) - Rosalind Chao has been cast in the recurring role of Governor Mahoe, beginning with the show's season premiere. (TVLine.com)
HUNTERS (Syfy) - Co-star Britne Oldford is the latest actor to take to Twitter with the news of her series' cancellation. (@BritneOldford)
MICHEL'LE STORY, THE (Lifetime) - Jamie Kennedy ("Heartbeat") is bound for the Ryhon Nicole Brown-led biopic as music manager Jerry Heller, "who helped propel N.W.A to fame." (Deadline.com)
RAY DONOVAN (Showtime) - Jake Hoffman (The Wolf of Wall Street) has scored an arc on the series as Jack Raleigh, "an Instagram star and playboy who is a big-time gambler in Las Vegas." (Deadline.com)
ROADSIDE PICNIC (WGN America) - W. Earl Brown and Michael Lindall have both scored roles on the drama pilot, based on the novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The former will play Buzzard, "a veteran and affluent Stalker who considers himself the de facto leader of his criminal cohorts"; while Lindall is set as Tender, "a brave and daring Army vet recruited to join Red's excursion into the zone." (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· ARROW (CW)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GIRLBOSS (NETFLIX)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· HEARTBEAT (NBC)
· HUNTERS (SYFY)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· ROADSIDE PICNIC (WGN)
· SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE, AND MICHEL'LE (LIFETIME)
· UNDER THE DOME (CBS)





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