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[04/12/19 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 12
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!


BAD TEACHER (CBS) - Hilary Winston has signed a new two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. The pact calls for her to continue to develop new series projects for the studio. In addition to the short-lived "Bad Teacher," Winston has had four comedy scripts go to pilot for Sony. (Deadline.com)
DAILYMAILTV/THE DOCTORS/FACE THE TRUTH (Syndication) - CBS Television Distribution is pulling the plug on its syndicated talk show "Face the Truth" after one season while "The Doctors" and "DailyMailTV" have been renewed for a 12th and third season, respectively. (Deadline.com)
LIFE SENTENCE (The CW) - Co-creators Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith have signed a multi-year exclusive overall deal with producer Warner Bros. Television. The pact calls for the duo to continue to develop new series projects for the studio. (Deadline.com)
PERRY MASON (HBO) - Tatiana Maslany is set to star opposite Matthew Rhys in the network's reimagined take on author Erle Stanley Gardner's unorthodox investigator/defense attorney. Maslany will play Sister Alice, "a rare sight - the leader of the Radiant Assembly of God, preaching three sermons a day (21 a week!) to a hungry congregation and a radio audience that spans the country. Entertainer, politician, God's conduit to the City of Angels, Sister Alice wields great power when she speaks, and plans to use it in ways only she can know." (Deadline.com)
RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, THE (HBO) - James DuMont and his son Kelton will recur on Danny McBride's upcoming comedy series. The former will play Chad, "Jesse Gemstone's (McBride) right hand man and crony, who was a former sinner before changing his ways for the Lord." The latter then is Pontius Gemstone, "the middle son to Jesse Gemstone (McBride) and grandson to Eli Gemstone (John Goodman)." (TheWrap.com)
SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Executive producer Robert Rovner is the latest to sign a multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The pact covers his duties as co-showrunner of the drama as well as any future development. (Deadline.com)





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· BAD TEACHER (CBS)
· DAILYMAILTV (SYNDICATION)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOCTORS, THE (SYNDICATION)
· FACE THE TRUTH (SYNDICATION)
· LIFE SENTENCE (CW)
· PERRY MASON (HBO)
· RIGHTEOUS GEMSTONES, THE (HBO)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)





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