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[05/12/16 - 02:54 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 12 - NBC Adds "Chicago Justice"; CBS, The CW Begin Pickups
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!

Here are the latest projects being picked up to series for the 2016-17 season (via press release):

CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC)

Powerhouse creator Dick Wolf delivers a captivating new installment to the hit Chicago franchise. Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State's Attorney's dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigates heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city's high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. It all starts with a gut-wrenching case when one of Chicago's finest is shot in the line of duty.

The cast includes Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.

Dick Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Arthur Forney executive produce "Chicago Justice." "Chicago Justice" is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment.

FREQUENCY (The CW)

In this reimagining of the New Line Cinema film, a female police detective in 2016 discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the 'butterfly effect' wreak havoc in the present day. (Deadline.com)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER: Jeremy Carver
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz
DIRECTOR: Brad Anderson
AUSPICES: Warner Bros. Television / Lin Pictures
CAST: Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley, Daniel Bonjour

KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)

Official description to come. (Deadline.com)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITERS: Bruce Helford, Kevin James, Rock Reuben
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jeff Sussman
DIRECTOR: Andy Fickman
AUSPICES: CBS Television Studios, Hey Eddie Productions, Sony Pictures Television
CAST: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Gary Valentine, James DiGiacomo, Lenny Venito, Leonard Earl Howze, Mary Charles Jones, Ryan Cartwright and Taylor Spreitler

NO TOMORROW (The CW)

When a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. (Deadline.com)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Corinne Brinkerhoff
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/WRITER: Maggie Friedman
WRITERS: Scott McCabe & Tory Stanton
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Ben Silverman
DIRECTOR: Brad Silberling
AUSPICES: CBS Television Studios in association with Electus
CAST: Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, Jonathan Langdon

RIVERDALE (The CW)

Set in present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, "Riverdale" is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life - the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale's wholesome façade. (Deadline.com)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER / WRITER: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater
DIRECTOR: Lee Toland Krieger
AUSPICES: Warner Bros. Television / Berlanti Productions
CAST: Lili Reinhart, Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols, Mädchen Amick






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· CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FREQUENCY (CW)
· KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)
· NO TOMORROW (CW)
· RIVERDALE (CW)





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