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[12/01/16 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 1
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!


CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (CBS) - Charisma Carpenter will appear on the show's 12th episode this season as "a yoga-obsessed divorcee whose traveling partner is suspected to have been killed by the Yeti while trekking in the Himalayas." (TVLine.com)
FAMOUS IN LOVE (Freeform) - Executive producer Melissa Carter has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Horizon Television. Said pact will cover her duties on the upcoming series as well as any future development. (Deadline.com)
FERAL (The CW, New!) - Daegan Fryklind has booked a new drama at the netlet about "20-year-old Trident Marven, who steps out of the woods after years of isolation, unaware that she carries a secret which puts her at the center of an unfurling conspiracy." Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Warner Bros. Television-based Brownstone Productions are also behind the hour. (Variety.com)
FOSTERS, THE (Freeform) - Kara Royster ("Pretty Little Liars") has snagged a recurring role on the series as Dawn, "a flirtatious student who causes some jealousy between Callie (Maia Mitchell) and A.J. (Tom Williamson)." (Deadline.com)
HOLY SH*T (ABC, New!) - Comedian Nick Thune has been tapped to star in a new comedy for the Alphabet which "follows the staff of a struggling church and their edgy new pastor (Thune) as they fight to survive in the modern world." Thune and Kevin Parker Flynn will pen the script for ABC Studios with Orchard Farm Productions' Mila Kunis, Lisa Sterbakov, Cami Curtis and Susan Curtis as well as 3 Arts Entertainment's Dave Becky and Michael Rotenberg executive producing. (Deadline.com)
MANIFESTO (Discovery) - Keisha Castle-Hughes is in talks to star in the upcoming Unabomber series at the cable channel. She'd play Tabby, "a street agent who partners with FBI special agent Jim "Fitz" Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington). She has no experience in the department but is studying psychology, so they put her in the Behavioral Unit." (Deadline.com)
REAL LOVE (The CW, New!) - Stefanie Leder ("Faking It") is developing a whimsical romantic dramedy at the netlet "centering on a brilliant female programmer who writes the code for "the perfect boyfriend" but unexpectedly falls for her creation when he becomes self-aware." CBS Television Studios-based Solar Drive Productions is behind the hour with the company's Michael Weatherly and Tiffany Grant as executive producer and co-executive producer, respectively. (Deadline.com)
SEVEN SECONDS (Netflix) - Emmy-winner Regina King ("American Crime") has signed onto the upcoming drama series as Latrice Butler, "a devout churchgoer and proud wife and mother. After she and her family move out of the projects and become first-time homeowners, Latrice is shaken to her core when she learns that her 15-year-old son, Brenton, has been involved in an incident. Suddenly aware that there's more to Brenton than she and her husband were aware of, Latrice is rocked by the power of her anger at her son's predicament, an anger that will change her life, her relationship with her husband and more." (THR.com)
STRAIN, THE (FX) - K.C. Collins (Robocop) will recur on the show's final season as Roman, "who helps the main characters in their fight for survival. The Strain has the very survival of humanity at stake, with New York City is a battleground. Written off by the federal government, the citizens are on their own in the ultimate showdown between humans and strigoi." (Deadline.com)
TRUSTEE, THE (ABC, New!) - Jay Sherick and David Ronn (Baywatch) have sold a potential drama to the Alphabet about "a very good, but slightly reckless narcotics detective who finds out that her police station's "trustee" - a nonviolent felon assigned to help cops with odd jobs, filing, custodial work - has insight into a case she's trying to crack, and the two women are forced to team up." Said effort comes from Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman's Warner Bros. Television-based Brownstone Productions. (Variety.com)
UNTITLED TRAE CROWDER PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Comedian Trae Crowder is set to topline a potential single-camera comedy at the network in which Trae, "based on Crowder's Liberal Redneck character, returns to his conservative Tennessee hometown to start a job at an energy research facility with his California-born wife in tow." Crowder will also co-write the half-hour alongside John Enbom for the Warner Bros. Television-based Spondoolie Productions. Enbom, Danielle Stokdyk, Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge then are the executive producers with Crowder as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN CRIME (ABC)
· CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAKING IT (MTV)
· FAMOUS IN LOVE (FREEFORM)
· FERAL (CW)
· FOSTERS, THE (FREEFORM)
· HOLY SH*T (ABC)
· MANHUNT: UNABOMBER (SPECTRUM)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (FREEFORM)
· REAL LOVE (CW)
· SEVEN SECONDS (NETFLIX)
· STRAIN, THE (FX)
· TRUSTEE, THE (ABC)
· UNTITLED TRAE CROWDER PROJECT (ABC)





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