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[01/26/18 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 26
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!


CAGNEY & LACEY (CBS, New!) - Bridget Carpenter has received a pilot order for a reboot of the iconic 1980s police procedural starring Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless, which "will follow two female police detectives and friends who keep the streets of L.A. safe." CBS TV Studios and MGM Television are behind the project. (Deadline.com)
CHIEFS (CBS) - The David Hudgins-penned drama - about the professional and personal lives of three driven, successful, but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in L.A. County who band together to create a task force to catch a dangerous serial killer - has received a pilot order from the Eye. Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz are also executive producing for Sony Pictures TV and CBS TV Studios. (Deadline.com)
COMPLIANCE (FX) - Mary-Louise Parker and Courtney B. Vance have been tapped for the lead roles in the comedy pilot, about "a private equity manager (Vance) and his government-appointed compliance monitor (Parker)." Sarah Burgess penned the half-hour for FX Productions with Sam Gold now attached to direct. They'll also executive produce alongside Scott Rudin, Garrett Basch and Eli Bush. (Deadline.com)
FAM (A.K.A. UNTITLED CORINNE KINGSBURY PROJECT) (CBS) - Corinne Kingsbury's multi-camera comedy - about a woman's younger half-sister who comes to live with her and her fiancé to escape their train wreck of a father - is also heading to pilot at the network. David Rosenthal, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling are also on board to executive produce for CBS TV Studios. (Deadline.com)
FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC) - Evan Gamble will recur on the upcoming season as Ennis, "a rough-around-the edges type who only really cares about himself." (Deadline.com)
FIX, THE (A.K.A. UNTITLED MARCIA CLARK PROJECT) (ABC) - The drama - from Marcia Clark, Elizabeth Craft and Sara Fain - has received a pilot order. The Alphabet further details the project as follows: "After losing the biggest case of her career and being shredded by the media, former prosecutor Maya Travis has left Los Angeles for a quiet life in rural Oregon. Eight years after her devastating defeat, the murderer strikes again, forcing Maya to return to Los Angeles to confront him one more time. Will she play by the rules, or will she do whatever it takes to get him behind bars?" David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks are also executive producing for ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS) - Jim Reynolds's multi-camera comedy - about the nicest guy in the Midwest who moves his family into a tough neighborhood in L.A. where not everyone appreciates his extreme neighborliness - has received a pilot order from the Eye. Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendi Trilling will likewise executive produce for CBS TV Studios. (Deadline.com)
MAGNUM, P.I. (CBS) - Eric Guggenheim and Peter M. Lenkov's reboot of the former CBS staple has received a formal pilot order. The new take "follows Thomas Magnum, a decorated ex-Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. With help from fellow vets Theodore "TC" Calvin and Orville "Rick" Wright, as well as that of disavowed former MI:6 agent Juliet Higgins, Magnum takes on the cases no one else will, helping those who have no one else to turn to. Action, adventure and comedy aside, Magnum P.I. will also explore a brotherhood forged by the trauma of combat, what it means to return home an ex-soldier, and a commitment to continuing to serve while in the private sector." John Davis and John Fox are also executive producing for CBS TV Studios and Universal TV. (Deadline.com)
MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A (ABC) - D.J. Nash's drama - about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, are all stuck in their lives, but when one of them dies unexpectedly, it's just the wake up call the others need to finally start living - has scored a pilot commitment from the Alphabet. Kapital Entertainment is the studio with Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor executive producing. (Deadline.com)
MOST LIKELY TO... (ABC, New!) - Diablo Cody has booked a pilot order from the Alphabet for a new multi-camera comedy. The project is detailed as follows: "In high school, Liz Cooney had everything and Markie McQueen had nothing. 20 years later, they're reunited under the same roof as single moms and unlikely housemates." Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also executive produce via their Warner Bros. TV-based Berlanti Productions. (Deadline.com)
ONE DAY SHE'LL DARKEN (TNT) - Monique Green is bound for the upcoming drama as Nina, "Fauna's cousin who lives in Watts. She's quieter and more thoughtful than most of her family, but still holds her own." (Deadline.com)
PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS, New!) - Ajay Sahgal has scored a pilot order for a new multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "a family of Indian doctors with a successful group practice in New York City who embark on a project to arrange their youngest son's life, unaware he's made plans of his own." CBS TV Studios is producing. (Deadline.com)
QUEENS (A.K.A. HOLMES SISTERS PROJECT) (ABC, New!) - Pam Veasey has scored a pilot order for a new drama at the Alphabet which "explores the lives of five African-American sisters, all officers in the NYPD, as they face the challenges of their high-risk jobs while juggling the responsibilities of marriage, motherhood and family." Rock'N'Robin Productions' Robin Roberts and Royal Ties' Regina King will also executive produce for ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)
SAFE HARBOR (ABC) - Jason Richman's drama - about "the colorful, complicated lives of cops on and off the beat as we follow them into harrowing, emotional and often humorous situations" - has also been greenlit to produce a pilot. ABC Studios is behind the hour with David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
STATIES (ABC, New!) - Matt Partney and Corey Evett have landed a pilot order from the Alphabet for a new drama about Eliza Cortez, "a hard-charging NYPD detective who's banished to the boonies after a high-profile mistake and is paired with a new partner, Oregon State Trooper Sam King. Sam's investigative techniques don't exactly follow protocol, as evidenced by his talking to trees for clues and his obsession with flying kites. Eliza is a fish-out-of-water in this police procedural set in an eccentric town of quirky characters in coastal Oregon." Michael Seitzman and Christina Davis of the ABC Studios-based Maniac Productions are also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
WHISKEY CAVALIER (ABC) - The Scott Foley-led drama - which follows the adventures of FBI agent Will Chase (codename: Whiskey Cavalier) who, following an emotional break-up, is assigned to work with CIA operative Francesca "Frankie" Trowbridge (codename: Fiery Tribune) - has scored a green light to produce a pilot. Bill Lawrence, Jeff Ingold and writer David Hemingson are the executive producers for Warner Bros. TV with Foley also attached as a producer. (Deadline.com)





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· CAGNEY & LACEY (CBS)
· CHIEFS (CBS)
· COMPLIANCE (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAM (CBS)
· FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (AMC)
· FINEST, THE (ABC)
· FIX, THE (ABC)
· I AM THE NIGHT (TNT)
· MAGNUM P.I. (CBS)
· MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A (ABC)
· MISSION, THE (ABC)
· MOST LIKELY TO... (ABC)
· NEIGHBORHOOD, THE (CBS)
· PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS)
· STATIES (ABC)
· WHISKEY CAVALIER (ABC)





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