[05/07/12 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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GO ON (NBC) - Tyler James Williams (Disney Channel's "Let It Shine") has been made a series regular on the upcoming comedy, about Ryan King (Matthew Perry) an irreverent yet charming sportscaster, who after his wife dies, finds surprising solace from the members of his support group. He plays Owen ("young, awkward and, before Ryan's entrance, a nonparticipant"), a member of said group. Allison Miller, Bill Cobbs, Julie White, Khary Payton, Laura Benanti and Suzy Nakamura also star in the Universal Television-based half-hour, from writer Scott Silveri and director Todd Holland. Williams also guest starred on the Martin Lawrence-led pilot "Over and Out" at CBS as Devon, the preppy son of Lawrence's character. (Deadline.com)

WORKING CLASS HERO (FOX, New!) - Paget Brewster ("Criminal Minds") has joined the cast of the animated presentation, about a world where superheroing is just another low-paid government job and centers on Jeff (Patton Oswalt) a dad whose powers are no match for his misfit superhero co-workers and his demanding family. She'll play Karen, his overly supportive wife, who as an EMT is the family's main financial support. Mike Barker, Jordan Blum and Brent Woods are all behind the project, which is set up at 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - TBS is reportedly mulling a two-season, 30-episode pickup of "Cougar Town" should ABC pass on a fourth season (Deadline.com); NBC is on track to order a 13-14 episode final season of "30 Rock" (Deadline.com); "Up All Night" executive producer Jon Pollack has joined newcomer "Go On" as a co-executive producer (Deadline.com); Showtime has ordered a third season of "Gigolos" with production set to resume next month however co-star Jimmy Clabots will not return (TVGuide.com); "30 Rock" supervising producers Josh Siegal and Dylan Morgan have signed a two-year, seven-figure overall with Sony Pictures Television but will continue on the Universal Television-based comedy (Deadline.com); Dylan Baker is set to recur on USA's upcoming "Political Animals" as the show's Vice President (Deadline.com); James Cromwell is in negotiations for a 10-episode arc on "American Horror Story" as a doctor who works at the institution run by Jessica Lange's character (Deadline.com); TNT has passed on its 1880s Western saga "Gateway" (Deadline.com); Biff Yeager is the latest "Gilmore Girls" alum to drop by "Bunheads," where he'll play the town's hardware store owner (TVLine.com); and Matthew Lillard will guest on "Leverage" as a corrupt businessman who has successfully evaded jail (TVLine.com).

  [october 2015]  

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[10/06/15 - 01:08 PM]
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[10/06/15 - 11:53 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 10:33 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
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[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
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