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[01/10/19 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 10
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!


ARTHUR'S LAW (TBS, New!) - The cable channel is developing a domestic take on the German comedy, which follows "unemployed Arthur Ahnepol, played by Jan Josef Liefers, who ekes out a bleak existence. Drawn from the strains of his unhappy marriage and bored to death, he makes a morbid plan: he wants his obnoxious wife to die. With the money from the life insurance there's no obstacle for a restart with his beloved mistress. But an unwritten law dominates the life of the unlucky fellow: every problem solved by Arthur has a far worse effect. And so, he sets off an avalanche of disastrous events." No auspices were given. TBS will also have the rights to run the German version with subtitles. (Deadline.com)
BLUFF CITY LAW (NBC, New!) - Dean Georgaris has scored a pilot order from the Peacock for a new drama about "the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah Strait and his brilliant daughter, Sydney Keller, they take on the toughest David-and-Goliath cases while navigating their complicated relationship." Universal Television-based David Janollari Entertainment is behind the hour with David Janollari and Michael Aguilar likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
CAUGHT IN PROVIDENCE (Syndication) - Judge Frank Caprio's syndicated court show has been cleared for a second season by stations covering nearly 90% of the country. (Deadline.com)
COUNTERFEIT (HBO, New!) - Husband-and-wife duo Andrew Gettens and Lauren Mackenzie have set up a new half-hour comedy at the pay channel about "a couple, desperate to have a child, who learn there's no way for them to conceive the old-fashioned way. And with no resources (and a loudly ticking biological clock) they start counterfeiting money to pay for IVF." Pacesetter Productions' Jessica Rhoades will also executive produce alongside the duo. (Deadline.com)
GLOW (Netflix) - Breeda Wool will recur on the upcoming season as Denise, "a former Showgirl, and current Dance Captain, of Rhapsody at the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino. She lives in Vegas full time, desperate to stretch out her career on the stage and provide for her young daughter." (Deadline.com)
HUNT, THE (Amazon) - Al Pacino is on track to star in and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is in talks to direct the Jordan Peele-produced drama series, which follows a diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City. He'll play the Nazi hunter who mentors Logan Lerman's Jonah Heidelbaum. (Deadline.com)
PRISM (NBC) - Daniel Barnz's drama, billed as a provocative exploration of a murder trial in which every episode is told through the perspective of a different person involved, has been ordered to pilot by the Peacock. Universal Television is producing. (Deadline.com)
SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Jonathan Bennett will guest on the show's 14th episode this season as Quentin, "a wide-eyed government attaché who is grateful when Supergirl saves his life. However, when he shows his true colors by attending an anti-alien rally, Supergirl aims to prove to Quentin that not all aliens are bad." (TVLine.com)
VERONICA MARS (Hulu) - Adam Rose's Max is the latest alum set to return for the revival series on Hulu. (TVLine.com)





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· ARTHUR'S LAW (TBS)
· BLUFF CITY LAW (NBC)
· CAUGHT IN PROVIDENCE (SYNDICATION)
· COUNTERFEIT (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLOW (NETFLIX)
· HUNTERS (AMAZON)
· PRISM (NBC)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)





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