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[06/24/15 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 24
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!


US. (HBO, New!) - Jason Katims ("Parenthood") has set up a new potential drama at the pay channel described as "a sweeping examination of the often baffling, sometimes unexpected but ultimately heart-wrenching ways love and human connection can be found today through a vast web of seemingly unconnected people." Michelle Lee will also executive produce via her and Katims's Universal Television-based True Jack Productions. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Lifetime has nixed a second go-round for its new drama "The Lizzie Borden Chronicles" (TVLine.com); James Frain is bound for "Gotham" as Theo Galavan, brother of DC Comics villain Tabitha Galavan (a.k.a. Tigress) (Deadline.com); "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail has inked a seven-figure overall deal with producer Universal Cable Productions (Deadline.com); Charisma Carpenter is the latest cast in FOX's "Scream Queens" as the mother of Ariana Grande's character (Deadline.com); The Weinstein Company is looking to bring Andy McNab's Nick Stone novels to the small screen (Deadline.com); Lili Taylor has been tapped to return as a series regular on "American Crime" (Deadline.com);

Nathaniel Parker has joined the cast of "Of Kings & Prophets" as King Achish, succeeding Mark Ivanir from the original pilot (Deadline.com); Melia Kreiling will recur on "Tyrant" as Daliyah, a yet-to-be-detailed character (Deadline.com); Chris Backus has scored an arc on WGN America's "Underground" as Jeremiah Johnson, "a well-dressed dandy, but a threatening slave catcher" (Deadline.com); Phil Klemmer has been tapped to run "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" at The CW (Deadline.com); Mageina Tovah is bound for "You're the Worst" as Amy Cadingle, "Paul's nerdy new girlfriend" (THR.com); and CBS Television Distribution and Stage 29 Productions are teaming with British news dynamo The Daily Mail and executive producers Carla Pennington, Jay McGraw and Phil McGraw for a new syndicated offering (Variety.com).






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· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· DAILY MAIL, THE (SYNDICATION)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES, THE (LIFETIME)
· MR ROBOT (USA)
· OF KINGS AND PROPHETS (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· TYRANT (FX)
· UNDERGROUND (WGN)
· US. (HBO)
· YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX)





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