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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:

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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 (NGC)
· 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)





[08/17/18 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 17
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[08/17/18 - 12:30 PM]
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[08/17/18 - 11:18 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 11:00 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 10:16 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 10:08 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 10:01 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 09:18 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 08:28 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 08:00 AM]
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[08/17/18 - 07:31 AM]
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[08/16/18 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 16
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[08/16/18 - 02:31 PM]
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[08/16/18 - 01:03 PM]
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[08/16/18 - 12:38 PM]
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