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[06/22/15 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 22
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!


GUNSIGHTS (AMC, New!) - Chris Provenzano ("Justified") is developing a new drama at the cable channel based on Elmore Leonard's 1979 novel of the same name. Said effort, set in 1893, "centers on two tough men and friends, scout Dana Moon and Army man Brendan Early, who used to work together, including a mission chasing an Apache chief into Mexico. Now, the two former partners are on the opposite sides of a conflict between a mining company and a scattering of settlers on an Arizona mountainside: Apaches, Mexicans, and former 10th Cavalry regulars. Brendan is employed by the mining company attempting to drive the settlers out of their homes, while Dana is an Indian agent, defending them." Provenzano penned the script and will executive produce via his new overall deal with AMC Studios. (Deadline.com)


Z (Amazon, New!) - Christina Ricci is set to star in and executive produce a new pilot at the distributor about "celebrated American novelist (and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald) Zelda Fitzgerald." Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin penned the script for Killer Films. (TVLine.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Richard Cabral and Elvis Nolasco are the latest "American Crime" co-stars set to return for season two in new roles (Deadline.com); Molly Bernard's Lauren Hiller has been promoted to series regular on TV Land's "Younger" (Deadline.com); Jax Media has begun production on their first self-funded pilot presentation, a comedy titled "Search Party" (THR.com);

Amazon is reportedly in negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to bring the former CBS pilot "Sneaky Pete" to the streaming service (Variety.com); Aisha Tyler will recur on "Criminal Minds" as "a psychologist with an eye on forensic psychology and its application toward the criminal justice system" (EW.com); Ashton Kutcher will "guest star" in an upcoming episode of "Shark Tank" (TVLine.com); and CBS is said to be on track to film a new pilot for its drama "Doubt" using a rewritten script and new leads, succeeding KaDee Strickland and Teddy Sears (Variety.com).






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· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOUBT (CBS)
· GUNSIGHTS (AMC)
· JUSTIFIED (FX)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· SNEAKY PETE (AMAZON)
· YOUNGER (TV LAND)
· Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (AMAZON)





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