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[12/15/16 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 15
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!


HAUNTED, THE (Syfy) - Lyndsy Fonseca and Elizabeth Cappuccino are the first to be cast in the drama pilot, about "four siblings - Juno (Fonseca), Virgil, Eliis and Hester (Cappuccino) - who reunite following their parents' deaths. As they try to overcome their fractured personal relationships they find that they must also face the literal ghosts from their past in order to survive." Fonseca's Juno Bradley is billed as "a woman of science who is forced to come to terms with a new perspective on the world after she realizes she can no longer rely on facts alone"; with Cappuccino's Hester Bradley as "searching for a purpose and determined not to miss out on the fun." (Deadline.com)
HONEYMOONERS, THE (CBS, New!) - Bob Kushell ("The Muppets") is spearheading a modern-day reboot of the iconic multi-camera comedy, about "two couples - best friends and neighbors like the original - who contend with a new dynamic when one couple remarries after divorcing four years earlier." Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman of Timberman-Beverly Productions and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Co. as well as Jeff Greenstein are on board to executive produce alongside Kushell for CBS Television Studios. (THR.com)
LAWYER UP (ABC, New!) - Justin Malen (Office Christmas Party) has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet about "a straight-laced, recent Harvard Law grad who fails the bar exam which forces her to work for her two morally ambiguous older siblings in their small law firm." ABC Studios is behind the half-hour with Bluegrass FanFare's Scott Stuber, Jamie Tarses and Dylan Clark executive producing and Malen serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
LOST IN SPACE (Netflix) - Mina Sundwall has scored a role on the streaming service's remake of sci-fi series as Penny Robinson, "one of the Robinson children, played by Angela Cartwright in the original series." (Deadline.com)
MY KNIGHT AND ME (Cartoon Network, New!) - The cable channel has acquired TeamTO's animated series, "a medieval comedy starring Henri of Orange, a charmingly inept but chivalrous knight; his clever son Jimmy the Squire; and fun-loving Cat the Princess, Jimmy's best friend from Epic High. All together - the knightly trio set out to make the Dark Ages a little lighter... and a whole lot more fun!" Episodes will roll out weekdays at 4:00/3:00c beginning January 2. (Deadline.com)
SEVEN SECONDS (Netflix) - British actress Clare-Hope Ashitey is the latest to be cast in the upcoming drama as K.J. Harper, "an assistant prosecutor in New Jersey caught up in the tragic case." (THR.com)
TOP 30 (Syndication) - The Twentieth Television series - which covers the top 30 news stories of the day in 30 minutes - has been cleared on Fox Television Stations through 2019 following a four-week test run this past summer. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED LIBMAN BROTHERS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Matthew and Daniel Libman have set up a potential comedy at the Peacock about "two brothers with a significant age difference who work together, despite being in very different places in their lives." Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil of Mortal Media and Josh Bycel and Jon Fener also serve as executive producers for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HAUNTED (SYFY)
· HONEYMOONERS, THE (CBS)
· LAWYER UP (ABC)
· LOST IN SPACE (NETFLIX)
· MUPPETS, THE (ABC)
· MY KNIGHT AND ME (CARTOON)
· SEVEN SECONDS (NETFLIX)
· TOP 30 (SYNDICATION)
· UNTITLED LIBMAN BROTHERS PROJECT (NBC)





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