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[02/09/18 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 9
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!


FAM/PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS) - Sitcom veteran Andy Ackerman will direct and executive produce both multi-camera comedy pilots for the Eye. (Deadline.com)
GENIUS (NGC) - Tracee Chimo and Sofia Doniants will both recur on the upcoming Antonio Banderas-led "Picasso" installment of the anthology series. The former will play Gertrude Stein, "an American art collector, who uses Matisse and Pablo's rivalry to create art for her own collection"; while the latter is set as Olga, "a ballerina and daughter of an aristocratic Russian General, one of Picasso's wives." (Deadline.com)
HERE COMES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (CBS) - 10-time Emmy winner James Burrows has signed on to direct and executive produce the multi-camera comedy pilot. (Deadline.com)
KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS) - Ralph Macchio will drop by two upcoming episodes as "the president of a company buying a property in Long Island with the intention of turning it into a parking lot." (TVLine.com)
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (CBS) - Michael Dinner ("Justified") is set to direct and executive produce the Eye's small screen take on James Ellroy's noir classic novel-turned-feature. (Deadline.com)
REL (FOX) - Gerry Cohen ("The Carmichael Show") will reunite with former co-star Lil Rel Howery as director of the multi-camera comedy pilot.
STRANGER THINGS (Netflix) - The show's third season of eight episodes is scheduled to being production in April. (TVLine.com)
WIDOW (Facebook Watch, New!) - Elizabeth Olsen is attached to star and executive produce a half-hour dramedy at the streaming service about "a young widow dealing with grief while reconnecting with relationships from her past." Kit Steinkellner penned the project, which has a 10-episode order, with showrunner Lizzy Weiss and director James Ponsoldt also on board to executive produce alongside Robin Schwartz, Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach TV; and Cynthia Pett, Brad Petrigala and Jon Liebman of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Said effort was originally set up at Showtime. (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAM (CBS)
· GENIUS (DISNEY PLUS)
· KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)
· L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (CBS)
· NEIGHBORHOOD, THE (CBS)
· PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS)
· REL (FOX)
· SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS (FACEBOOK)
· STRANGER THINGS (NETFLIX)





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