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[09/10/18 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 10
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!


BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS) - Bob Newhart will reprise his Emmy-winning role of Arthur Jeffries (aka Professor Proton) during the show's upcoming final season. (TVLine.com)
BROTHERLY LOVE (NBC, New!) - The life of NBA Rookie of the Year Ben Simmons is set to be the focus of a single-camera comedy at the Peacock about "a unique sibling relationship within a multi-ethnic family. Together, they pursue their dreams while navigating life in the spotlight in Philadelphia, a passionate city where sports is in your blood, and your blood is always boiling." Warner Bros. Television is behind the project, which has a penalty attached, with co-executive producers Patrick Kang and Michael Levin penning the script. Kourtney Kang and SpringHill Entertainment's LeBron James and Maverick Carter are the executive producers while Simmons and his brother Sean Tribe will be consulting producers. (Deadline.com)
COVE, THE (The CW, New!) - Chad Fiveash and James Stoteraux have set up a potential drama at the netlet about "estranged sisters in the aftermath of their father's death as they return to the Caribbean resort island they frequented as a family, only to discover the sun-drenched paradise is hiding many secrets, including the missing treasure that was their father's obsession and may ultimately hold the key to eternal life." Warner Bros. Television is behind the hour with Compari Entertainment's Robert Zemeckis and Jack Rapke likewise executive producing and Jackie Levine co-executive producing. (Deadline.com)
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Luke Perry has booked a return trip to the veteran drama as cult leader Benjamin Cyrus. (EW.com, 9/9)
DO, RE & MI (Amazon, New!) - Gaumont Television has sold a new animated musical series for preschoolers to Amazon Studios about "three birdy best friends named Do, Re & Mi who live in a world filled with rhythm, beats and melodies." Jackie Tohn and Michael Scharf created the project, which has commitment for 52 11-minute episodes. Kristen Bell, Ivan Askwith and Corey Powell also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)
FULLER HOUSE (Netflix) - Leslie Grossman will guest on the show's fourth season finale as a doctor at the hospital where Kimmy Gibbler's brother's child is born. (TVLine.com)
GOOD TROUBLE (Freeform) - David Lambert's Brandon is the latest bound for "The Fosters" spin-off series. He joins previously announced visits by Terri Polo (Stef), Sherri Saum (Lena), Hayden Byerly (Jude) and Noah Centineo (Jesus). (Deadline.com)
GRAND HOTEL (ABC) - Executive producer Eva Longoria will step in front of the camera on the midseason drama as Beatriz, "the former owner of the hotel and the first wife of Santiago (Demian Bichir). Beatriz is described as a shrewd businesswoman, a devoted mother, and a loyal friend. But secrets from her past continue to haunt her family." (EW.com)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) - Michael Che, Colin Jost and Kent Sublette will return as co-head writers on the upcoming 44th season. (Deadline.com)
SUPERSTORE (NBC) - Eden Sher ("The Middle") will guest on the new season as Penny, "an enthusiastic, quirky and fun young woman who knows - yes, knows - she's the perfect addition to the Cloud 9 family." (Deadline.com)





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· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BROTHERLY LOVE (NBC)
· COVE, THE (CW)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DO, RE & MI (AMAZON)
· FOSTERS, THE (FREEFORM)
· FULLER HOUSE (NETFLIX)
· GOOD TROUBLE (FREEFORM)
· GRAND HOTEL (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SUPERSTORE (NBC)





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