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[09/11/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 11
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!


9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX) - Liv Tyler is set to star opposite Rob Lowe in the spin-off series as Chief Paramedic Michelle Blake, "who's a little rock 'n' roll, sometimes a bad girl but always boss. Equal parts compassionate and ruthless, Michelle is brilliant and wry, and the only one who can match wits with Owen in the station, where she often will put him in his place. While always on point at work, Michelle has an obsession she struggles to control: finding out what happened to her little sister Iris, who disappeared two years ago. She'll stop at nothing to discover the truth, even if it means burning her own life down." (Deadline.com)
BONES (FOX) - Co-stars Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz and executive producers Kathy Reichs and Barry Josephson have reached a settlement over the "breach of contract and fraudulent inducement complaint" against 20th Century Fox Television. No financial details were disclosed. The new comes four months after a California judge tossed $128 million in punitive damages from the initial $179 million judgment awarded to the group earlier this year. (Deadline.com)
FARGO (FX) - Uzo Aduba is the latest bound for the new season of the anthology series as Zelmare Roulette, "a ruthless recent escapee from prison who joins forces with the Cannon family." (Deadline.com)
NEVER HAVE I EVER (A.K.A. MINDY KALING COMING-OF-AGE COMEDY SERIES) (Netflix) - John McEnroe has been tapped to serve as narrator on Mindy Kaling's upcoming comedy series, about the complicated life of a modern-day first generation Indian American teenage girl, inspired by Kaling's own childhood. McEnroe is "the idol of lead character Devi's (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) dead father." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED CRAFT & FAIN PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain have sold a potential drama to the Eye about "four women who, fed up with feeling unseen after a neighbor mysteriously disappears from their tranquil Florida community, band together to find her by turning their "invisibility" into a superpower to gain access and uncover clues where others can't, discovering that they have an uncanny knack for crime solving." CBS Television Studios is behind the hour with Storied Media Group's Todd Hoffman also executive producing. (Variety.com)
WASHINGTON BLACK (Hulu, New!) - Esi Edugyan's award-winning novel is being developed as a limited series at the streaming service. The project "tells the story of George Washington Black, an 11-year-old field slave on a Barbados sugar plantation who must flee in the company of his master's eccentric inventor brother, Christopher Wilde, after a shocking death threatens to upend both of their lives." Selwyn Seyfu Hinds is penning the project, which has a penalty attached. Sterling K. Brown will also executive produce via his 20th Century Fox Television-based Indian Meadows Productions alongside Edugyan; Hinds; director Anthony Hemingway via his Anthony Hemingway Productions; and The Gotham Group's Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Jeremy Bell, D.J. Goldberg and Lindsay Williams. (Variety.com)
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS) - Craig T. Nelson has been tapped to recur on the upcoming season as Dale Ballard, "a Little League baseball coach who butts heads with George Sr. (Lance Barber) about Missy (Raegan Revord) wanting to join the team." (Deadline.com)





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· 9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)
· BONES (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FARGO (FX)
· NEVER HAVE I EVER (NETFLIX)
· UNTITLED CRAFT & FAIN PROJECT (CBS)
· WASHINGTON BLACK (HULU)
· YOUNG SHELDON (CBS)





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