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[12/05/17 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 5
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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ACE OF SPADES (Hulu, New!) - David Matthews is developing his memoir as a half-hour comedy at the streaming service which follow his "absurd double life as he pretends to be a rich, white Jewish teenager in segregated 1980s Baltimore." Jonathan Krisel is attached to direct and executive produce the hour alongside Danica Radovanov, Nicole Clemens and Nicole Romano for Anonymous Content and Paramount Television. (Deadline.com)
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW) - Co-star Franz Drameh has confirmed his exit from the series following tonight's episode. (@OfficialfranzD)
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) - Kevin Zegers is the latest to be tapped for a top secret role on the show's fourth season. He joins fellow newcomers Garret Dillahunt, Jenna Elfman and Maggie Grace. (Deadline.com)
MICK, THE (FOX) - Jennie Garth will guest on the show's January 2 winter premiere as "a pretentious, new-age parent who just happens to also be named Jennie Garth." (Variety.com)
RANCH, THE (Netflix) - The streaming service has released co-star Danny Masterson following renewed attention to "a cloud of suspicion over accusations by four women that he had raped them in the early 2000s." Masterson has already completed filming on the back half of season two (which drops December 15) as well as the first half of season three (due in 2018). Production on remaining 10 episodes for season three will begin in early 2018. The actor released a statement denying the allegations: "From day one, I have denied the outrageous allegations against me. I have never been charged with a crime, let alone convicted of one. In this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the current political climate, it seems as if you are presumed guilty the moment you are accused. I understand and look forward to clearing my name once and for all." (Deadline.com)
WILL & GRACE (NBC) - Molly Shannon is the latest alum set to return to the series as "wackadoodle Val Bassett, Jack's onetime stalker." (TVLine.com)





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· ACE OF SPADES (HULU)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
· MICK, THE (FOX)
· RANCH, THE (NETFLIX)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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