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[03/28/17 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 28
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) - Billy Eichner has been tapped for the franchise's seventh installment as "a close confidant of [Sarah] Paulson's character and mostly will be wearing mysterious tank tops." He'll appear in "six or seven of the 11 episodes." "Horror" mainstay Evan Peters also appears in the new season. (Deadline.com)
CHI, THE (Showtime) - Sonja Sohn and Jenn An are both bound for the upcoming drama as Laverne, "Brandon's (Jason Mitchell) unpredictable and dysfunctional alcoholic mother with whom he shares a very strained and resentful relationship"; and Sarah, "who grew up in the restaurant business, albeit a down market family one, and now runs her husband Steve's hip/urban diner (which her parents don't approve of) in Chicago's busy restaurant scene," respectively. (Deadline.com)
LINDA FROM HR (FOX) - Dominic Burgess is the latest addition to the comedy pilot as Gordon, "a lovable, gossipy office-mate of Linda (Lauren Graham) whose recent divorce left him with nothing but custody of the cats." (Deadline.com)
LIVING BIBLICALLY (CBS) - Tony Rock has been tapped for a role on the comedy pilot as Vince, "Chip's (yet to be cast) best friend at the office. The two share a love of gossip and bond over their mutual hatred for their co-worker, Gary. Vince loves winding Chip up but is not afraid to give him a reality check to keep him centered." (Deadline.com)
LORE (Amazon) - Robert Patrick has signed onto the unscripted horror anthology series, which will present tales dealing with frightening, psychologically disturbing, and often paranormal true events that have spawned modern-day nightmares. No details however were given. (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Andrea Londo is the latest to board the "Sons of Anarchy" spin-off as Carnalita, "who, as a child, watched her family die at the hand of the Galindo cartel. Now, street-wise and driven, she protects the lost children orphaned by cartel violence." (Deadline.com)
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS) - Christopher Paul Richards has been cast in the comedy pilot, which examines one man's life over a 50-year span: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day (Bobby Moynihan) and a 65-year-old in 2042 (John Larroquette). He'll play Justin, "teenage Alex's new stepbrother who is super-psyched to finally have a little bro - despite being just 39 days older." (THR.com)
REAL LIFE (CBS) - Ryan Hansen has booked the male lead on the comedy pilot, which chronicles the relationship of two twentysomethings, Nora (Rebecca Rittenhouse) and Drew (Hansen), who go from being co-workers on opposite coasts to working in the same office. Said role however is now billed as a guest star as "an idea emerged to possibly reconfigure the series going forward, focusing on Nora and her dating life." (Deadline.com)





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· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LINDA FROM HR (FOX)
· LIVING BIBLICALLY (CBS)
· LORE (AMAZON)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· REAL LIFE (CBS)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)





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