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[08/02/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 2
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!


AQUARIUS (NBC) - The Peacock will quietly shift the second-year drama to Saturday nights beginning August 27. (@johnthemcnamara)
CHICAGO MED (NBC) - Ato Essandoh (Jason Bourne) has joined the cast of the new season as "the new doctor who serves as mentor to [Colin] Donnell's character." (Deadline.com)
HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (NBC) - Sean Hayes has been cast as dress shop owner Mr. Pinky and Rosie O'Donnell will play the gym teacher in the Peacock's latest musical presentation. (Deadline.com)
HOUDINI & DOYLE (FOX) - The network has pulled the plug on the series following its modest freshman run. (Deadline.com)
LETHAL WEAPON (FOX) - Richard Cabral ("American Crime") has booked a recurring role on the newcomer as Detective Alex Cruz. "Though a tad green and brash, Detectives Riggs (Clayne Crawford) and Murtaugh (Damon Wayans, Sr.) see past Cruz's tattoos and hard demeanor and recruit him to Robbery/Homicide where he quickly becomes an intrinsic addition to the team." (Variety.com)
MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS) - Kevin Nealon has joined the cast of the Matt LeBlanc-led comedy as Don, "Adam's older brother and business partner in their contracting business." (Deadline.com)
SALVATION (NBC, New!) - Writer Warren Leight and director Paul Haggis are set to team for a potential drama at the Peacock which "begins on Fourth of July weekend. A summer storm unexpectedly intensifies and changes track to New York Harbor. Power goes out. Flood waters rise. Most Brooklyn hospitals are forced to evacuate. With few doctors on call, and without any warning, the recently downsized Our Lady of Salvation now becomes the borough's last viable trauma center. Salvation, the first real-time hospital "extreme event" drama, will capture the life-and-death choices nurses, PA's and other front-line caregivers make as they struggle to provide care and triage." The Sony Pictures Television-based project has a pilot production commitment. (Deadline.com)
SNEAKY PETE (Amazon) - Karolina Wydra and Pej Vahdat have both landed arcs on the upcoming drama. She'll play "an exotic, smart and strong woman who used to work with Marius pulling cons"; while he's set as Raj Kumar Mukherjee, "an educated worldly man who likes to gamble and play cards at Vine's secret games with no issue about spending money." (Deadline.com)
STUFF (Freeform, New!) - Darlene Hunt ("The Big C") is developing a single-camera comedy at the network about "the family of women who own and run a consignment shop in Kentucky called Been There Wore That." Aaron Kaplan also serves as an executive producer for Sony Pictures Television. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED DICK WOLF PROJECT (NBC, New!) - "Chicago" franchise guru Dick Wolf is developing a New York crime drama set in the world of the FBI. No other details were given other than "the New York office of the FBI is the biggest in the country, the average age of an FBI agent is 30 and the acceptance rate in the bureau 1%." Universal Television-based Wolf Films is behind the hour. (Deadline.com)
VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (The CW) - Tristin Mays will return as Sarah Salvatore on the show's upcoming final season. (TVLine.com)
WALKING LIONS (NBC, New!) - Gideon Raff ("Tyrant") has sold a new drama to the network billed as "an edge-of-your-seat thriller with shocking twists and turns wrapped around a medical franchise. When a Beverly Hills doctor, driving home from work late one night, inadvertently hits and kills a pedestrian and decides to flee the scene, his life changes forever. The victim's wife finds the doctor's wallet at the scene, but instead of turning him into the police, she decides to blackmail him. The stakes are raised further when the doctor's wife becomes the lead police investigator for the hit-and-run case. Thus begins a gripping and suspenseful story filled with secrets, lies, extortion and ultimately redemption." The project, which is based on the novel by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, comes from Keshet Studios and Universal Television. Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· AQUARIUS (NBC)
· BIG C, THE (SHOWTIME)
· CHICAGO MED (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (NBC)
· HOUDINI & DOYLE (FOX)
· LETHAL WEAPON (FOX)
· MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS)
· SALVATION (NBC)
· SNEAKY PETE (AMAZON)
· STUFF (FREEFORM)
· TYRANT (FX)
· UNTITLED DICK WOLF PROJECT (NBC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· WALKING LIONS (NBC)





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