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[07/07/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BUNKED (Disney Channel, New!) - Joey Manderino ("Austin & Ally") has snagged a pilot order from the network for a new comedy about "a tech-savvy teenage girl as she tries to adapt to life as a counselor at a sleep-away camp in Wisconsin. She barely has the skills to unzip a sleeping bag, let alone lead young campers through any outdoor adventures, but with a little help from new friends, and some insect repellent, she might be able to pull it off." Dan Staley also serve as an executive producer on the project, due to film in September. (Deadline.com)


GRACE & FRANKIE (Netflix; W: Howard J. Morris & Marta Kaufman; D: Tate Taylor) - Sam Waterston ("The Newsroom") has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy, which focuses on nemeses Grace (Jane Fonda) and Frankie (Lily Tomlin) facing the last chapter of their lives, though not in the way they expected. When their husbands announce they are in love with each other and plan to get married, the women find their lives both turned upside down and to their dismay, permanently intertwined. He'll play Sol, Frankie's aforementioned husband. Martin Sheen also stars. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Brandon Routh has been cast as DC Comics hero Ray Palmer - "an unparalleled scientist and inventor [who] will play an unexpected role in the lives of Oliver and (rumored love interest) Felicity as the new owner of Queen Consolidated" - on "Arrow" (TVLine.com); Marin Ireland has booked an arc on "Masters of Sex" as Pauline, the wife of Frank (Christian Borle), who "comes to town seeking Masters' help in conceiving a child" (Deadline.com); Ness Bautista will recur on Netflix's "Sense8" in an unspecified role (Deadline.com);

Scott Silveri has inked a three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Lorraine Toussaint has joined the cast of ABC's "Forever" as Lt. Joanna Reece, "a weathered, fiftysomething police vet who's seen it all" (TVLine.com); Naya Rivera will return for the final season of "Glee" as a recurring guest star and not as a series regular (TVLine.com); and Nick Roux will visit two episodes of "Jennifer Falls" as "Gretchen's (Dylan Gelula) new boyfriend at her new high school" (THR.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· AUSTIN & ALLY (DISNEY)
· BUNK'D (DISNEY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOREVER (ABC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· GRACE AND FRANKIE (NETFLIX)
· JENNIFER FALLS (TV LAND)
· MASTERS OF SEX (SHOWTIME)
· NEWSROOM, THE (HBO)
· SENSE8 (NETFLIX)





[08/18/19 - 08:30 AM]
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[08/17/19 - 08:28 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
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[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
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[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
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[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
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[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
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