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[07/24/15 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 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!


BLACK HEART (ABC, New!) - Kelly Masterson ("Killing Kennedy") has sold a new drama to the Alphabet about "the unlikely ascension of the second son to the throne of a multi-billion dollar, family-owned energy company." ABC Studios is behind the hour with Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (FOX, New!) - Alec Sulkin and Julius Sharpe ("Dads") have scored a put pilot commitment from the network for a new single-camera comedy in which "the hilarious ins-and-outs of an Internet company are revealed as police investigate why everyone who worked there has disappeared." 20th Century Fox Television is producing. (Deadline.com)


Z (Amazon; W: Dawn Prestwich & Nicole Yorkin; D: Tim Blake Nelson) - Holly Curran is the latest to be cast in the Christina Ricci-led pilot, about celebrated American novelist - and wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald (Gavin Stenhouse) - Zelda Fitzgerald. She'll play Tilde, Zelde's sister. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Showtime has pulled the plug on "HAPPYish" after one season (Deadline.com); Faran Tahir has been cast in "American Crime" as Rhys Bashir, "the chairman of the board at the local school" (Deadline.com); Colin Salmon will recur on CBS's "Limitless" as "Jared Sands, a former intelligence officer who now works as a fixer for Mora (Bradley Cooper)" (Deadline.com); Joseph Siravo has been tapped to play Fred Goldman, "the father of the slain Ron Goldman (Jake Koeppl)," in FX's "American Crime Story" (THR.com);

Lance Gross is bound for "Sleepy Hollow" as Daniel Reynolds, "the FBI special agent in charge - aka Abbie's (Nicole Beharie) new boss" (THR.com); Dustin Ybarra is likewise set for an arc on NBC's "The Player" as Donovan, "a high-strung tech wizard who is capable of going unnoticed in a crowd" (THR.com); Amy Irving will visit "The Good Wife" as "an iconic photographer looking to defend her early photographs" (EW.com); and Zach McGowan has scored an arc on "The 100" as "a rogue Grounder warrior who will stop at nothing to get what he wants" (TheWrap.com).






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· 100, THE (CW)
· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX)
· BLACK HEART (ABC)
· DADS (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HAPPYISH (SHOWTIME)
· KILLING KENNEDY (NGC)
· LIMITLESS (CBS)
· PLAYER, THE (NBC)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· WHERE ARE THEY NOW? (FOX)
· Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (AMAZON)





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