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[06/16/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 16
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!


RETURNED, THE (A&E; W: Carlton Cuse & Raelle Tucker; D: Keith Gordon) - Leah Gibson and Rhys Ward are both bound for the ensemble drama, which focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. She'll play Lucy, "a sexy, free-spirited traveler who works as a waitress at the local bar, The Dog Star Tavern"; while he's set as Adam, "an expert hunter with a dark nature and a complicated family history that he's struggling to overcome." Agnes Bruckner, India Ennenga, Jeremy Sisto, Tandi Wright, Mark Pelligrino, Sophie Lowe, Kevin Alejandro, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mat Vairo and Sandrine Holt also star. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC Studios has extended the options of its cast members on the ABC drama pilot "Clementine" (Deadline.com); Jack Coleman is set to reprise his role of Noah Bennett on NBC's "Heroes" revival (Deadline.com); Jennifer Johnson has inked an overall deal with Warner Bros. Television where she'll join "The Following" as an executive producer, serving as day-to-day showrunner for creator Kevin Williamson (Deadline.com); Chris Fedak has likewise set up shop at the studio for two years, joining newcomer "Forever" as an executive producer (Deadline.com);

Cartoon Network plans to reboot its former mainstay "The Powerpuff Girls" for a 2016 launch (Deadline.com); Andrew W. Marlowe is stepping down as showrunner of "Castle" to focus on development with David Amann set to fill said void (Deadline.com); Condé Nast Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox Television for scripted series (Deadline.com); James Marsters will guest star on Lifetime's "Witches of East End" (@RichardHatem); Bex Taylor-Klaus is bound for TNT's "The Librarians" as "a type-A, overachieving high school senior who's desperate to be a normal girl" (TVLine.com); and Erin Karpluk will recur on "Rookie Blue" in a yet-to-be-revealed role (TVLine.com).






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· CASTLE (ABC)
· CLEMENTINE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· FOREVER (ABC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· LIBRARIANS, THE (TNT)
· RETURNED, THE (A AND E)
· ROOKIE BLUE (ABC)
· WITCHES OF EAST END (LIFETIME)





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