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[11/03/16 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 3
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!


ATYPICAL (Netflix) - Nik Dodani ("Kevin from Work") will recur on the new comedy as Zahid, "Sam's (Keir Gilchrist) co-worker at the electronics store." (Deadline.com)
FEUD (FX) - Kathy Bates is the latest bound for the anthology series as Bette Davis' (Susan Sarandon) confidante Joan Blondell in the eight-episode drama. "During her five-decade career, Blondell appeared in nearly 100 films, including The Cincinnati Kid, The Blue Veil, Grease and The Champ." (TVLine.com)
JACK RYAN (Amazon) - Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) has been tapped as the female lead opposite John Krasinski in the upcoming drama, about the famed and lauded Tom Clancy hero. She'll play Cathy Mueller, "a doctor specializing in infectious diseases. She is intelligent, competitive, a rising star in the medical world and Jack's love interest." (Deadline.com)
LAKESIDE VA (ABC, New!) - Shelly Gossman ("Raising Hope") has scored a put pilot commitment from the Alphabet for a new single-camera comedy about "a C+ team of VA hospital employees who are underfunded, understaffed, and stopped overworking themselves to make up for it years ago, until a new hotshot female chief of surgery steps in to turn them into an A team." Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak of the Warner Bros. Television-based That's Wonderful Productions also serve as executive producers with Bill Wrubel serving as showrunner. (Deadline.com)
MELTING POTTS (ABC, New!) - Ryan Jaffe ("This Is Happening") has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet about "a blended family made up of equal parts Indian, Muslim, Jewish, and New Jersey. It is about a newly married couple struggling against culture, tradition and generations to build their idea of a "normal" American family." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour with Simpson Street's Kerry Washington and Sharla Sumpter Bridgett likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE, A (Lifetime) - Courtney Love has been tapped for a role on the drama pilot as "a mysterious woman in the woods who is part of the sinister forces that turn the lovers' dream getaway into a nightmare." (Deadline.com)
MURDER ROOM (CBS, New!) - Anna Fricke ("Being Human") has booked a new drama at the Eye about "a woman recruited by her mother into the Vidocq Society, an international think tank of the world's best forensic experts dedicated to solving the unsolvable." Mark Gordon, Jim Young and Tatiana Kelly are also on board to executive produce for CBS Television Studios and the eOne Entertainment-based Mark Gordon Co. (Variety.com)
PATRIOTS (CBS, New!) - Anna Fricke ("Being Human") has set up a potential drama at the Eye about "an estranged brother and sister - an FBI agent and a professor with former ties to Islamic extremism - who unexpectedly reunite to counter violent terrorism in the city of Boston." CBS Television Studios is behind the hour, home to her recent overall deal. Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker of Scott Free Productions will also serve as executive producers. (Variety.com)
UNTITLED TODD KOMARNICKI PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Todd Komarnicki (Sully) has booked a potential drama at the Peacock which "follows the life of the world's leading finder of missing persons as he searches nonstop, driven by the one person he could not find in time... his own daughter." Mark Clayman, Gulfstream Television's Mike Karz and Bill Bindley will also executive produce for Warner Bros. Television. Tim Miller, whose real life journey inspired the project, will serve as an executive consultant. (Deadline.com)
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (Netflix) - Joey Bragg ("Liv and Maddie") is the latest to board the new season as Seth, "a fast-talking camp counselor at Camp Firewood." (Deadline.com)
WORKAHOLICS (Comedy Central) - The long-running comedy series will sign off after seven seasons next year. "We would like to thank Comedy Central, Doug Herzog, Kent Alterman and all of the fans for turning us from Boyz II Men," said Blake Anderson, Adam DeVine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck in a statement to the publication. "It was an incredible run but we've decided to leave on a HIGH note. Get it?" (Deadline.com)





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· ATYPICAL (NETFLIX)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEUD (FX)
· JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· KEVIN FROM WORK (ABC FAMILY)
· LAKESIDE VA (ABC)
· LIV & MADDIE (DISNEY)
· MELTING POTTS (ABC)
· MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE, A (LIFETIME)
· MURDER ROOM (CBS)
· PATRIOTS (CBS)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· THIS IS HAPPENING (NBC)
· UNTITLED TODD KOMARNICKI PROJECT (NBC)
· WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER (NETFLIX)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)





[11/17/17 - 03:31 PM]
CBS Orders More Episodes of "S.W.A.T." & "9JKL"
The Eye has given a full season order to new drama series "S.W.A.T." and has picked up three additional episodes of new comedy "9JKL."

[11/17/17 - 02:26 PM]
Panelists Named on New Music Competition Series "The Four: Battle for Stardom," Premiering Thursday, Jan. 4 on FOX
Grammy(R) Award-winning musician, record producer and songwriter Sean "Diddy" Combs, record-producing hitmaker DJ Khaled, Grammy-winning recording artist and songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label executive Charlie Walk have joined the panel of experts.

[11/17/17 - 11:22 AM]
Jenji Kohan Inks Multi-Year Deal with Netflix
Said Kohan, "Current climate aside, it's great to be in bed with Netflix."

[11/17/17 - 09:02 AM]
Video: "Dave Chappelle: Equanimity" - New Stand-Up Special Teaser - Netflix
Dave Chappelle's brand new stand-up special premieres December 31 on Netflix.

[11/17/17 - 08:38 AM]
Video: "Easy" Season 2 Returns to Netflix December 1 - Watch the New Trailer
Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Aya Cash, Judy Greer, Kate Berlant, Joe Lo Truglio, Zazie Beetz, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Micucci, Michael Chernus, Jane Adams, Jacqueline Toboni, Evan Jonigkeit, Marz Timms, and Kiersey Clemons star in the upcoming season.

[11/17/17 - 08:15 AM]
Comedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for All-New Slate of "Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents..." Half-Hour Specials
The new season will tape on December 8 and 9 at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans and include performances by Emmy Blotnick, Tim Dillon, Devin Field, Megan Gailey, Chris Garcia, Langston Kerman, Mike Lawrence, Ryan O'Flanagan, and Sarah Tiana.

[11/17/17 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/17/17 - 08:00 AM]
Our Fourth Season Has a Third Wheel... "Grace and Frankie" Are Back January 19th!
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are joined by Lisa Kudrow in the new season.

[11/17/17 - 06:58 AM]
Netflix and Red Chillies Entertainment Announce A New Original Series Based on "Bard of Blood"
Penned by the young Indian author, Bilal Siddiqi the book will be brought to life as an eight-episode high-octane political espionage thriller series for more than 109 million members around the world.

[11/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 16
Updates include: TV Land cancels "Lopez," "Throwing Shade"; Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian to lead "Take Two" at ABC; and Vicki Lawrence among quartet cast in FOX's "Cool Kids."

[11/16/17 - 02:42 PM]
VH1 Celebrates the Season with "Remy & Papoose: A Merry Mackie Holiday"
The one-hour special invites viewers to kick off the holiday season with Remy Ma and Papoose from VH1's "Love & Hip Hop: New York" as they prepare the ultimate holiday party for their friends and family in North Carolina.

[11/16/17 - 02:35 PM]
NBC Sets Midseason Premiere Dates for New Dramas "Good Girls" and "Rise"
They'll follow the spring premiere of "The Voice" and the season finale of "This Is Us," respectively.

[11/16/17 - 01:27 PM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" Returns Tuesday, December 19 at 9PM ET/PT
Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, and Lisa Vanderpump are joined by new housewife Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and friend Camille Grammer.

[11/16/17 - 12:19 PM]
"32 Pills: My Sister's Suicide," A Searing Look at One Woman's Struggle to Cope with Her Sister's Suicide and Find Healing Through Art, Debuts Dec. 7 on HBO
Hope Litoff's directorial debut tells the powerful story of one sister struggling to know and accept the other in a way she was never able to in life, even as she learns to live with the pain of loss.

[11/16/17 - 12:01 PM]
Steve Harvey to Ring in 2018 on "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live From Times Square" Sunday, December 31, on FOX
In his first-ever New Year Eve's special with FOX, Harvey will bring his signature humor and hosting talents to this highly anticipated celebration taking place in the heart of New York City's Times Square, featuring views of the Times Square Ball as it drops to ring in 2018.