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[12/07/17 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 7
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!


BREADWINNERS (FOX, New!) - Kyle Bornheimer is set to topline a new single-camera comedy for the network about "when an out of work dad (Bornheimer) decides to try and reinvent himself as a chef, he tumbles head first into the wild world of the current foodie revolution, dragging his family along with him." He'll also co-write the 20th Century Fox Television-based half-hour alongside Ben Sutor with Amy Slomovits and Brady McKay of Haven Entertainment and Trevor Engelson of Underground Films likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (Netflix) - Lena Waithe will recur on the show's sophomore season as P Ninny, "a braggadocious MC who stars on a ridiculous Love & Hip Hop-like reality series called Trap-House Tricks." (EW.com)
DIETLAND (AMC) - Mya Taylor and Mark Tallman have both scored roles on the upcoming drama as Barbara, "a newly minted member of the transgender community who resides at Verena Baptist's Calliope House"; and Jake, "Verena Baptist's other husband, a Jewish cowboy with serious handyman skills who lives at Calliope House, the feminist collective started by Verena," respectively. (Deadline.com)
ROSEANNE (ABC) - Estelle Parsons and Sandra Bernhard will reprise their roles of "Roseanne and Jackie's late-in-life-lesbian mom Beverly Harris" and "Roseanne and Jackie's lesbian pal Nancy Bartlett," respectively, on the upcoming revival series. (TVLine.com)
UNTITLED ANDERSON & HORNSBY PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Blake Anderson ("Workaholics") and David Hornsby ("How to Be a Gentleman") are set to team for a new single-camera comedy about "a high-strung father (Hornsby) must deal with a new family dynamic when his ex-wife marries a younger, free-spirited dude (Anderson) who becomes the stepdad to his children." Said duo will also write and executive produce the project for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)





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· BREADWINNERS (FOX)
· DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIETLAND (AMC)
· HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN (CBS)
· ROSEANNE (ABC)
· UNTITLED ANDERSON & HORNSBY PROJECT (CBS)
· WORKAHOLICS (COMEDY CENTRAL)





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