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[04/27/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 27
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!


10TH DATE, THE (Lifetime, New!) - Writer/director Nzingha Stewart ("With This Ring") is back in business with the cable channel for a potential backdoor pilot telefilm "that follows four friends who embark on an often hilarious journey to successfully get to that elusive 10th date - a holy grail in the dating world when they think a man finally feels committed." Wendy Finerman and Lisa Zupan are executive producing the A+E Studios-based project, which is awaiting a green light for production. (Deadline.com)


ZERO K (FX, New!) - Don DeLillo's latest novel is being developed as a potential drama at the cable channel. The upcoming tome "follows billionaire Ross Lockhart whose younger wife, Artis Martineau, has a terminal illness. Lockhart is a significant investor in a secretive, remote compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until medical advances can restore individuals to improved lives." Scott Rudin of Scott Rudin Productions is executive producing. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Chris Wood will recur on the new season of "Mercy Street" as Captain Lance Van Der Berg, "a handsome young Union captain lodging at the Green home when he strikes up a budding romance with Alice Green (AnnaSophia Robb)" (Deadline.com); Paula Jai Parker is likewise bound for "Ray Donovan" as "a lounge singer at Buffalo Bill's Casino in Primm, NV" (Deadline.com); Carolina Guerra has scored an arc on TNT's "Animal Kingdom" as Lucy, "an earthy, sexy woman, who is Baz's (Scott Speedman) sometime lover" (Deadline.com); Kathryn Kates is set to recur on AMC's "Feed the Beast" as Ruth Klein, "a know-it-all, tough accountant who works for Aidan (John Doman)" (Deadline.com); Nadia Hilker has booked a top secret role on "The 100" (TheWrap.com); and Eric Millegan's Zack Addy is eyed to return for the final season of "Bones" (TVLine.com).






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· 100, THE (CW)
· ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT)
· BONES (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEED THE BEAST (AMC)
· LOVE BY THE 10TH DATE (LIFETIME)
· MERCY STREET (PBS)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· WITH THIS RING (LIFETIME)
· ZERO K (FX)





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