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[11/18/16 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 18
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!


2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS) - RuPaul Charles will drop by the series in an upcoming episode which has "the Emmy-winning host of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' bump into waitresses/entrepreneurs Max and Caroline at a convenience store/bait shop during their road-trip misadventure to see Randy in Texas. Not only will RuPaul offer the duo a ride, she'll offer Max words of wisdom about romance." (TVLine.com)
BABY DADDY (Freeform) - John Hennigan (WWE's John Morrison) will visit the new season as Ryan "The Hatchet" Davidson, "a hockey player-turned-professional wrestler who convinces Danny to join him in the ring to help promote his second-tier league." (TVLine.com)
GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA) - Justin Bartha (The Hangover) has joined the cast of the upcoming "The Good Wife" spin-off. He'll play Colin, "a rising star in the State's Attorney's office and Chicago's most eligible bachelor. Romantic sparks begin to fly when he finds himself going up against Lucca in the courtroom." (Deadline.com)
HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix) - James Martinez (Run All Night) is set to recur on season five of the series as Alex Romero, "a cunning and progressive congressman from Arizona." (Deadline.com)
I LOVE DICK (Amazon) - Newcomer Sherry Cola will recur on the series as one of Dick's (Kevin Bacon) art school students. (Deadline.com)
LAST SHIP, THE (TNT) - Sibylla Deen ("Tyrant") will recur on the new season as Lucia, "a cunning survivor of the plague with a special interest in the fate of the world. She is disciplined but also ruthless and unforgiving and has an ax to grind with Chandler." (Deadline.com)
NARCOS (Netflix) - Curtiss Cook ("House of Cards") has booked a role on the show's third season as Gilbert Mills, a yet-to-be-detailed character. (Deadline.com)
POSITIVELY SPEAKING (FOX, New!) - Writers Evan Mann and Gareth Reynolds are set to team with director Julie Anne Robinson for a new hybrid comedy at the network about "an up-and-coming motivational speaker who tries to become the next king of self-help." ABC Studios-based Canny Lads Productions is behind the hour with the company's Kelly Pancho presumably executive producing alongside said trio. (Deadline.com)
STRANGER THINGS (Netflix) - Brett Gelman has scored a role on the show's sophomore run as Murray Bauman, "a disgraced journalist turned conspiracy theorist who is investigating a cold case in Hawkins." (THR.com)
TIMELESS (NBC) - Joel Johnstone has been cast in the time travel series as Dr. Henry Howard Holmes a.k.a. H.H. Holmes, "who is considered to be one of America's first documented serial killers." (TVLine.com)
UNTITLED ALLISON KIESSLING PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Allison Kiessling (Expendabelles) has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet about "a book smart Boston Southie who has never fit in with her blue-collar, Irish Catholic family. She finds an unlikely family in a group of misfits at the university research lab that she's been assigned to." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour with Bluegrass FanFare's Jamie Tarses as an executive producer and Kiessling co-executive producing. (Deadline.com)





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· 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS)
· BABY DADDY (FREEFORM)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)
· I LOVE DICK (AMAZON)
· LAST SHIP, THE (TNT)
· NARCOS (NETFLIX)
· POSITIVELY SPEAKING (FOX)
· STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)
· TIMELESS (NBC)
· TYRANT (FX)
· UNTITLED ALLISON KIESSLING PROJECT (ABC)





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