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[10/14/16 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 14
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!


29 (NBC, New!) - Brian Gallivan ("The McCarthys") is developing a single-camera comedy based on Adena Halpern's book about Ellie Jerome, "a young-at-heart 75-year-old who feels she has more in common with her 29-year-old granddaughter, Lucy, than her 55-year-old daughter, Barbara. When she finds herself confronted with a cake full of candles, Ellie wishes more than anything that she could be twenty-nine again... and gets her wish." John Davis and John Fox of the Sony Pictures Television-based Davis Entertainment are also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES (Amazon, New!) - Chuck Lorre is developing an eight-episode event series based on Tom Wolfe's famed novel-turned-feature, about "ambition, racism, social class, politics and greed in 1980s New York City. The tale is told through three main characters: WASP bond trader Sherman McCoy, Jewish assistant district attorney Larry Kramer and British journalist Peter Fallow." Margaret Nagle ("Red Band Society") will pen the drama for Warner Bros. Television-based Chuck Lorre Productions and Amazon Studios with David Corn serving as a consultant. (THR.com)
GLITCH (Netflix) - The Australian drama, about a police officer and a doctor face an emotionally charged mystery when six local residents inexplicably return from the dead in peak physical form, has picked up for a second season by the streaming service in advance of tomorrow's launch. Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Matchbox Pictures are co-producers. (Deadline.com)
MOGADISHU, MINNESOTA (HBO) - Norwegian actress Thea Sofie Loch Næss is latest to be cast in the drama pilot as Lacy, "Sameer's (Ezana Alem) girlfriend who is in search of a deeper connection with Sameer, and wants to incorporate him more fully into her life." (Deadline.com)
MONSTERS OF GOD (TNT) - Brian Geraghty ("Chicago P.D.") has scored a role in the drama pilot as Major Ellroy McQueen, "the handsome, well-groomed and thoughtful new executive officer to Colonel Lancaster (Garret Dillahunt) - an appointment that doesn't sit well with the Colonel. Always careful to only say as much as he needs to, McQueen is well aware of Lancaster's ruthless tendencies, and must determine the best way to approach this new position." (THR.com)
REVERSIBLE ERROR (NBC, New!) - Barbara Curry (The Boy Next Door) has set up a potential drama at the Peacock about "a former high-powered attorney who is freed from prison after her conviction for murdering her husband is reversed. Now she must piece her shattered life back together, and find her husband's true killer, before a vindictive D.A. finds a way to prosecute her again." Chris Morgan and Ainsley Davies are also on board to executive produce via their Universal Television-based Chris Morgan Productions. (Deadline.com)
SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (Netflix) - DeWanda Wise ("Shots Fired") has booked the female lead in Spike Lee's contemporary update of his groundbreaking film: Nola Darling, "a Brooklyn-based artist in her late 20s struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her friends, her job and her three lovers: the cultured model Greer Childs; the protective investment banker Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead Mars Blackmon (Anthony Ramos), who still wears Jordans but now is a social-media phenomenon." Tracy Camilla Johns originated the role in the film. (Deadline.com)
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (Netflix) - Marisa Ryan and Mark Feuerstein have both signed onto the show's second season, billed as "Ten Years Later." She'll reprise her role of Abby while he's on board as "a new character, a friendly, hard-working guy and a core member of the group who has definitely always been there every step of the way. In the ten years since that infamous summer, he's now a powerful business man, successful and in love." (Deadline.com)
WHOLE NINE, THE (CBS, New!) - Chris Case, Derek Elliot and Jack Donaldson are developing a new multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "a pro football player who moves into a gated community and is surprised when his overbearing family shows up on his doorstep wanting to move in." The project is inspired by the life story of Arizona Cardinals football star Calais Campbell. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of the CBS Television Studios-based Tannenbaum Co. will executive produce alongside Case, Campbell, Doug Banker of Five All in the Fifth Entertainment with Elliot and Donaldson as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)





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· 29 (NBC)
· BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES (AMAZON)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLITCH (NETFLIX)
· MCCARTHYS, THE (CBS)
· MOGADISHU, MINNESOTA (HBO)
· MONSTERS OF GOD (TNT)
· REVERSIBLE ERROR (NBC)
· SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (NETFLIX)
· SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
· WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (NETFLIX)
· WHOLE NINE, THE (CBS)





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