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[04/26/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 26
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!


CHANCE (Hulu/Fox 21; W: Alexandra Cunningham & Kem Nunn; D: Lenny Abrahamson) - Clarke Peters ("Treme") has been cast in the Hugh Laurie-led drama, about Eldon Chance, a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist. After an ill-advised decision regarding an alluring patient who may or may not be struggling with a multiple personality disorder (Gretchen Mol), Chance finds himself in the crosshairs of her abusive spouse (Paul Adelstein), who also happens to be a ruthless police detective. He'll play Carl, a "gay, cultured, well-spoken and old-school antiques dealer who knows his business inside and out - as well as how to increase an object's market value through means both legitimate and not." (Deadline.com)


ROB RIGGLE'S SPORTSBOOK (TBS, New!) - "The Daily Show" alumnus Rob Riggle has scored a pilot order from the cable channel for "a weekly late-night program showing the humor in the 24-hour digital cycle of sports, talk, news and entertainment, anchored from the sports and entertainment capital of the world: Las Vegas." Chris Pizzi will also executive produce alongside host Riggle for Principato-Young Entertainment and IMG Original Content. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix will recast the role of Capheus on "Sense8" for season two, with Toby Onwumere taking over for Aml Ameen (Deadline.com); Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have scored the rights to Rebecca Traister's book "All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation" (Variety.com); "Scandal" star Kerry Washington has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios to develop series via her Simpson Street banner (Deadline.com); Bella Dayne has been cast in AMC's "Humans" as a yet-to-be-revealed character (Deadline.com); and Wendy Moniz will recur on DirecTV's "Kingdom" as "a major new love interest for her onetime 'Guiding Light' squeeze (and current real-life husband) Frank Grillo" (TVLine.com).






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· CHANCE (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HUMANS (AMC)
· KINGDOM (AUDIENCE)
· ROB RIGGLE'S SPORTSBOOK (TBS)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SENSE8 (NETFLIX)
· TREME (HBO)





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