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[04/04/16 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 4
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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RISING (Freeform, New!) - Selena Gomez is developing a new drama at the cable channel "set in a low income Latino neighborhood and is told through the eyes of an 18-year-old girl destined for greatness." The project, from Universal Cable Productions, is currently searching for a writer. Mandy Teefey and Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan also serve as executive producers with Los Angeles high school senior Ana Cobarrubias serving as a consultant. (Deadline.com)


WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON (Hulu/Paramount; W: Chris Hutton & Eddie O'Keefe; D: Brett Morgen) - Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) is the latest to score a role on the drama pilot, a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983. He'll play Officer Teddy Green, "the police chief's second in command - a competent detective who underestimated the small-town job. However, he's sharp enough to spot something on a surveillance video that turns out to be a vital clue." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - William Sadler will recur on Epix's "Berlin Station" as Clay Williams, "an edgy, authoritative, lifetime military man and Director of the Counter Terrorism Center who arrives at Berlin Station with a mission to help solve a difficult situation" (Deadline.com); Duane Henry will drop by the last two episodes of "NCIS" this season as Clayton Reeves, a potential series regular going forward (Deadline.com); Katey Sagal has been tapped to play Vivian Pressman in ABC's upcoming remake of "Dirty Dancing" (Deadline.com);

Faye Dunaway will recur on Amazon's "Hand of God" as "the calculating, rapacious and traditional materfamilias of the powerful Harris family" (Deadline.com); Caitlyn Jenner will appear in season three of "Transparent" in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity (AP.com); Echo Kellum's Curtis Holt will be upped to series regular on "Arrow" next season (TVLine.com); Katie Cassidy will appear as her Earth 2 incarnation, Black Siren, on "The Flash" (TVLine.com); Ian Harvie has scored an arc on "Mistresses" as "a rich financier who hires Rochelle Aytes' April to decorate his house" (TVLine.com); and Aimee Carrero's Ana Montes will return to "Blindspot" for its season finale (EW.com).






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· ARROW (CW)
· BERLIN STATION (EPIX)
· BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRTY DANCING (ABC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· MISTRESSES (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· RISING (FREEFORM)
· TRANSPARENT (AMAZON)
· WHEN THE STREET LIGHTS GO ON (HULU)





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