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[08/03/15 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 3
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!


BAD COUPLE (Comedy Central, New!) - Flint Wainess and Noël Wells have scored a pilot order from the cable channel which "follows Flint and Noél, an inseparable, highly opinionated couple who constantly clash with modern social mores, making life difficult for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and themselves." Wells will also star in the project, for which no other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)


MONSTROPOLIS (ABC, New!) - Feature writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan (Saw V) have scored a put pilot commitment at the Alphabet for a new drama in which "monsters are real, living amongst the humans in the city of New Manhattan (aka Monstropolis). But now someone is killing monsters, and it is up to one disgraced detective to stop the killer... or become the next victim." Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan will also executive produce for ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Carla Gugino has been tapped as the new female lead of Showtime's "Roadies," where she'll take over for the departing Christina Hendricks, while Tanc Sade has signed on as Christopher House, "the tortured songwriter and guitarist for the Staton-House band" (Deadline.com); Trevor Jackson has joined the cast of "American Crime" as Aaron Lacroix, "a standout student at an elite private school who finds himself at the center of a scandal involving the sexual assault of a fellow student" (Deadline.com); Christina Applegate is attached to star in a potential dramedy based on Kenneth Anger's book "Your Time Is Up" (Deadline.com);

Max von Sydow and Ian McShane have both scored roles on "Game of Thrones" as the Three-Eyed Raven and a yet-to-be-revealed character, respectively (Deadline.com); Sony Pictures Television is eyeing a potential reboot of Norman Lear's 1977 syndicated sitcom "All That Glitters" (Deadline.com); Scottie Thompson will recur on "12 Monkeys" as Mantis, "a calculating and menacing time traveler" (Deadline.com); production on HBO's six-hour mini-series "Lewis & Clark" has been halted with the departure of director John Curran and director of photography Rob Hardy (Deadline.com);

Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein's Vendetta Productions has renewed its first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television, with a drama series adaptation of Walter Kirn's autobiographical book "Blood Will Out" among its current projects (Deadline.com); Adam Busch will visit "Empire" as "a sexy, gifted, avant-garde gay artist who's doing a photo shoot" as well as USA's "Colony" as "a science teacher who hates the forced-curriculum he has to teach now that they've been colonized" (Deadline.com); NFL legend Jerry Rice will cameo as himself on "Hawaii Five-0" (EW.com); Brooke Lyons will appear in three episodes of "The Affair" as Noah's (Dominic West) publicist (TheWrap.com); and Jack Coleman will reprise his role as William Bracken on the new season of "Castle" (TVLine.com).






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· 12 MONKEYS (SYFY)
· AFFAIR, THE (SHOWTIME)
· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· BAD COUPLE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· BLOOD WILL OUT (TNT)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· COLONY (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· LEWIS & CLARK (HBO)
· MONSTROPOLIS (ABC)
· ROADIES (SHOWTIME)





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