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[02/06/17 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 6
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!


9J 9K 9L (CBS) - Matt Murray has been cast in the multi-camera comedy pilot as Nick, "the smooth, confident doorman of Josh's (Mark Feuerstein) apartment building." (Deadline.com)
BLUEGRASS/BLOOD RED (ABC) - Jack Coleman and Ryan McPartlin are both bound for the Reba McEntire-led pilot. The former will play Deke Adair, "Ruby's ruggedly handsome ex-husband who is now married to Ruby's former best friend, Randa (Amanda Detmer). Deke is a good and decent man who feels badly for the pain he has caused Ruby, but is also honest about the anger he feels towards her." The latter then is set as Valentine French, "the slick and handsome mayor of Oxblood." (Deadline.com)
CASUAL (Hulu) - Judy Greer will recur on the show's upcoming third season as Judy: "Wry and self aware, Judy is a newly single mother, forced to do multiple jobs at a digital branding firm. She is overworked and in desperate need of distraction, something that Alex, her new coworker, is happy to provide." (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO FIRE/PD/JUSTICE (NBC) - Bradley Whitford is bound for the March 1 three-way crossover between the series as Albert Forest, "a high-powered defense attorney who literally wrote the book on cross-examination." (EW.com)
CONDOR (Audience, New!) - Max Irons is set to star in a 10-episode straight-to-series drama inspired by Sydney Pollack's 1975 political thriller "Three Days of the Condor," in turn based on James Grady's novel "Six Days of the Condor." He'll play young CIA analyst Joe Turner (modeled after Robert Redford's iconic role), "whose idealism is tested when he stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions." Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg penned the hour with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Marcy Ross likewise executive producing for MGM Television, Paramount Television and Skydance Television. (Deadline.com)
DIVORCE (HBO) - Jenny Bicks has been tapped showrunner for the series' second season as part of a new overall deal with the pay channel. She replaces Paul Simms, who is exiting over creative differences. (Deadline.com)
GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC) - Rowan Blanchard will drop by the series as Aliza, "the editor of William Penn Academy's student-run sci-fi/fantasy magazine." (TVLine.com)
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) - Kathleen Rose Perkins has scored one of the title roles on (while Dean Parisot is set to direct) the drama pilot as Beth, "the ringleader of the group, a frazzled mother who's beginning to realize she got the short end of the stick, when her husband Dean has an affair. Dispirited, angry, fed up with her life, Beth decides that it's time to stop playing it safe, and robs a supermarket along with her best friend and her younger sister. Beth struggles with guilt and fear in the aftermath of the robbery, but ultimately discovers a new, fierce side to herself, becoming a powerful force to be reckoned with." (Deadline.com)
JALEN VS. EVERYBODY (ABC) - Anna Maria Horsford and Marla Gibbs have both signed onto the Jalen Rose-led comedy pilot as "Jalen's mother, Moms, and Gibbs portrays his grandmother, Grammie. Smart and meddlesome, put together they keep close tabs on Jalen's life and weigh in regularly, critiquing his ESPN shows and his personal life." (Deadline.com)
POWER (Starz) - Larenz Tate is set to recur on the new season as Councilman Rashad Tate, "a city councilman from Jamaica Queens." (Deadline.com)





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· 9JKL (CBS)
· BLUEGRASS/BLOOD RED (ABC)
· CASUAL (HULU)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· CONDOR (AUDIENCE)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVORCE (HBO)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· GOOD GIRLS (NBC)
· JALEN VS. EVERYBODY (ABC)
· POWER (STARZ)





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