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[10/30/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 30
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!


COLONY (USA/Legendary/UCP; W: Carlton Cuse & Ryan Condal; D: Juan José Campanella) - Tory Kittles ("True Detective") has been cast in the drama pilot, about a family torn by opposing forces and making difficult choices as they balance staying together with surviving the struggle of the human race. He'll play Broussard, "a strong but kind man with a hidden past and a double life." Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amanda Righetti, Peter Jacobson, Alex Neustaedter and Gonzalo Menendez also star. (Deadline.com)


DAEDALUS 6 (FX, New!) - Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit ("Super Fun Night") have set up a new half-hour at the cable channel, "a science fiction comedy set in the distant future." Michael Showalter and Jonathan Stern of Abominable Pictures are also attached as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


NIGHT MANAGER, THE (AMC, New!) - The cable channel has given the limited series, based on the John le Carre novel and starring Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston, a straight-to-series pickup of six-to-eight episodes. David Farr penned the adaptation, about Jonathan Pine, "a British soldier turned luxurious hotel night auditor. Pine crosses paths with a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who specializes in weapons. The woman provides Pine with incriminating documents, which he forwards to a friend in British intelligence. After Sophie winds up dead, Pine works with intelligence operatives and goes undercover as part of a sting against Roper to avenge Sophie's death." Ink Factory is producing. (THR.com)


UNTITLED DAN KOPELMAN PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Dan Kopelman ("Rules of Engagement") has booked a multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "four best friends from college who are still living together as bachelors 10 years after graduation." Said effort comes from Warner Bros. Television with Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment also serving as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)


ZOOBIQUITY (FOX, New!) - Stephen Nathan and Jonathan Collier ("Bones") are developing a new drama at the network about "a dynamic group of doctors helping treat patients by searching for correlation in an unexpected place - the animal kingdom." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the hour, which is based on the 2013 nonfiction book written by Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers. Spencer Medof will also executive produce with Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers producing. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Adam Rodriguez is bound for at least five episodes of NBC's "The Night Shift" as "an Air Force vet that served in Iraq whose personal experiences have led him to investigate his cases with an Eastern medicine perspective" (Deadline.com); "Friends with Better Lives" co-star Zoe Lister-Jones has inked a talent holding deal with producer 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Kelly Reilly, Michael Irby, Abigail Spencer and Leven Rambin are among the latest faces on track for "True Detective" (Deadline.com);

"Game of Thrones" co-stars Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau have closed deals to continue on the series through its seventh season, with each being paid close to $300,000 an episode (Deadline.com); Fred Melamed has been cast as the father to Ben Schwartz's Clyde on "House of Lies" (THR.com); Adrian Lester will recur on "Red Band Society" as "a disheveled, world-renowned international neurologist with unconventional methods" (TVLine.com); Tuc Watkins will visit "Major Crimes" as "a judge who is acting as a Special Master" for Phillip Stroh (Billy Burke) (TVLine.com); Diane Neal will travel to "NCIS: New Orleans" as her "NCIS" character, Agent Borin (TVLine.com); and Kara Zor-El (aka Kara Danvers) and Alexandra "Alex" Danvers are being cast as the lead characters on CBS's "Supergirl" (TVLine.com).






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· BONES (FOX)
· COLONY (USA)
· DAEDALUS 6 (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES (CBS)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· HOUSE OF LIES (SHOWTIME)
· MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· NIGHT MANAGER, THE (AMC)
· NIGHT SHIFT, THE (NBC)
· RED BAND SOCIETY (FOX)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SUPER FUN NIGHT (ABC)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)
· UNTITLED DAN KOPELMAN PROJECT (CBS)
· ZOOBIQUITY (FOX)





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