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[11/04/19 - 11:53 PM]
Development Update: Monday, November 4
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!


ARROW (The CW) - Paul Blackthorne is the latest alumnus slated to return for the show's final season. (TVLine.com)
BLACKBALLED (Quibi, New!) - The streaming service has commissioned a documentary series from District 33 and Will Packer Media "about the scandal that led to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling being forced to give up his NBA franchise and being banned from the league for life." Chris Gary, Ryan Simon, Sam Widdoes, Peter Cambor, Will Packer, Kelly Smith and James Widdoes are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
CHARMED (The CW) - Eric Balfour will recur on the reboot series as Julian, "a tech guru turned social activist, he is a handsome, brilliant man with an unexpected boldness who forms a bond with one of the sisters." (Deadline.com)
CLUES (CBS, New!) - Barbara Hall and David Grae have sold a domestic take on Ruti Rudner and Yonatan Cognac's Israeli drama in which "when a private investigator goes missing, his socialite wife and his blue-collar protégé are forced together to solve the mystery of his disappearance while also desperately trying to save the business. But each of the women holds a secret that could jeopardize their budding friendship and pursuit of the truth." CBS Television Studios is behind the hour with Keshet Studios' Peter Traugott, Rachel Kaplan, Avi Nir and Alon Shtruzman executive producing alongside Hall, Grae, Rudner, Cognac and Karni Ziv. (Deadline.com)
EQUALIZER, THE (CBS, New!) - Queen Latifah is set to star and executive produce a reimagining of the classic series about "an enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn." Andrew Marlowe and Terri Miller are spearheading the project, which has a pilot production commitment. Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox, Flavor Unit's Shakim Compere, Martin Chase Productions' Debra Martin Chase and original series co-creator Richard Lindheim will also executive produce for Universal Television and CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
EXTRA/THE REAL/TMZ/TMZ LIVE (Syndication) - Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has landed multi-year renewals on the Fox Television Stations for all four series. "Extra," currently in its 26th season, will back for three additional seasons; while "The Real," now in season six, is good through season eight. No specifics on "TMZ" (12th season) or "TMZ Live's" (seventh season) extension were given. Separately, "The People's Court" has been cleared for three seasons on its flagship station, WNYW in New York. (Deadline.com)
FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE (HBO Max) - Merle Dandridge has joined the cast of Kaley Cuoco's upcoming thriller as Kim, "a no-nonsense lead FBI agent who ends up revisiting some of her own mistakes while investigating all of Cassie's." (Deadline.com)
FLOUIS (ABC, New!) - Brendan Scannell and Amy Reed have booked a multi-camera comedy at the Alphabet about "the extravagant Faye Caldwell, who has spent her life living off high-rolling Vegas sugar daddies. But when her pool of men finally runs dry, she and her codependent adult son, Louis, trade in their stilettos for a fresh start in her hometown of Basic, Indiana." The project, which has a penalty attached, is set up at 20th Century Fox Television with Jeff Richman and Small Dog Picture Company's Jason Winer and Jon Radler likewise executive producing. Scannell is also being eyed to play the aforementioned Louis. (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: SVU (NBC) - Jamie Gray Hyder, who recurs as a former vice officer named Katriona "Kat" Azar Tamin, has been promoted to series regular on the veteran drama. (TVLine.com)
MAD ABOUT YOU (Spectrum) - Carol Burnett will reprise her role as Theresa Stemple - Jamie's (Helen Hunt) mom - on the upcoming revival series. (Deadline.com)
MADE FOR LOVE (HBO Max) - Billy Magnussen is the latest addition to the Alissa Nutting adaptation as Byron, "an unstable, needy, possibly sociopathic tech CEO billionaire." (Deadline.com)
MOSQUITO COAST (Apple TV+) - Melissa George, Gabriel Bateman and Logan Polish have all been cast in the Justin Theroux-led drama. George will play Margot, "Allie's wife"; with Polish as Dina, "Margot and Allie's teenage daughter"; and Bateman as Charlie, "Margot and Allie's son and youngest child." (Deadline.com)
ORVILLE, THE (Hulu) - Anne Winters has joined the cast of the Hulu bound series as Charly Burke. No other details about the role were given. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED HANNAH MARKS PROJECT (The CW, New!) - Hannah Marks has set up a potential series at the netlet billed as "a five-minutes-in-the-future comedic drama about four female friends navigating their 20s. The show explores classic coming-of-age themes including love, friendship, identity and sexuality, all through a futuristic high-tech lens." Red Hour Productions' Ben Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn; and Green Ribbon's Corinne Brinkeroff and Tiffany Grant will executive produce for CBS Television Studios with Marks serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)





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· ARROW (CW)
· BLACKBALLED (QUIBI)
· CHARMED (CW)
· CLUES (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EQUALIZER, THE (CBS)
· EXTRA (SYNDICATION)
· FLIGHT ATTENDANT, THE (HBO MAX)
· FLOUIS (ABC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MAD ABOUT YOU (SPECTRUM)
· MADE FOR LOVE (HBO MAX)
· MOSQUITO COAST, THE (APPLE TV PLUS)
· ORVILLE, THE (HULU)
· PEOPLE'S COURT, THE (SYNDICATION)
· REAL, THE (SYNDICATION)
· TMZ (SYNDICATION)
· TMZ LIVE (SYNDICATION)
· UNTITLED HANNAH MARKS PROJECT (CW)





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