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[06/04/19 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 4
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!


ARROW (The CW) - Joseph-David Jones, who plays Connor Hawke on the series, has been promoted to regular for the upcoming final season. (Deadline.com)
CATCH-22 (Hulu) - Executive producer Richard Brown has signed a multi-year overall deal with Fremantle. There he'll develop new series projects for the indie studio. (Deadline.com)
DEADLY CLASS/HAPPY! (Syfy) - The cable channel has pulled the plug on both comic books-turned-TV series. "Happy!" aired its now de facto finale on May 29 (Live+3 data from the show's May 22 episode saw 486,000 viewers tune in, 222,000 in adults 18-49) while "Deadly Class" signed off back in March (to 704,000 viewers, 344,000 in adults 18-49). Producer Universal Content Productions plans to shop "Happy!" elsewhere. (Deadline.com)
DOLLFACE (Hulu) - Goran Visnjic will recur on the Kat Dennings-led comedy series as Dr. Colin Brooks, an unspecified character. (Deadline.com)
EMPIRE (FOX) - Executive producer Lee Daniels indicated on social media Jussie Smollett will not be returning for the show's final season. (@leedanielsent)
GOOD PEOPLE (Amazon) - Josie Totah is the latest addition to the Whitney Cummings/Lisa Kudrow-led comedy pilot as Tallulah, "a confident, perhaps 'overly woke' Generation Z student liaison in the ombudsman's office. If she wasn't so smart, you'd think she was entitled because she has no problem challenging the older women she works for and educating them when it comes to social injustice." (Deadline.com)
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (Hulu) - Paul Yen has scored a recurring role on the Celeste Ng adaptation as Scott, "an early adoptee of the man-bun that is sexy, but shady and unethical. He manages the local Chinese restaurant where Mia works and can't hide his attraction to her." (Deadline.com)
MRS. AMERICA (FX) - Elizabeth Banks is set to star opposite Cate Blanchett in the limited series as Ruckelshaus: "A pro-choice, socially progressive Republican, she was appointed by President Ford to advance women's rights, and fought to keep the Republican Party from being taken over by Schlafly and the religious right." (Deadline.com)
PUNKY BREWSTER (New!) - Soleil Moon Frye is attached to star in a revival of the 1980s staple, which will see Punky (Frye) is "now a single mother of three trying to get her life back on track when she meets a young girl who reminds her a lot of her younger self." Steve and Jim Armogida are penning the project, which is being developed in-house by Universal Content Productions. Frye, the Armogidas, original creator David W. Duclon and Main Event Media's Jimmy Fox are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)
RANCH, THE (Netflix) - Ashton Kutcher has revealed the show's upcoming fourth season will be its last. Look for 10 episodes later this year and the concluding 10 in 2020. (@aplusk)
SNEAKY PETE (Amazon) - The streaming service has passed on a fourth season for the Giovanni Ribisi-led drama series. (Deadline.com)
VOICE, THE (NBC) - Gwen Stefani has been tapped to take over for the departing Adam Levine for the upcoming 17th season. Stefani previously served as coach on seasons 7, 9 and 12. (Deadline.com)
YOU (Netflix) - Danny Vasquez is slated to recur on season two of the series as Fincher, "a cop who fights a deep sense of burnout by exuding a certain dry, blue-collar charm." (Deadline.com)





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· ARROW (CW)
· CATCH-22 (HULU)
· DEADLY CLASS (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOLLFACE (HULU)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· GOOD PEOPLE (AMAZON)
· HAPPY! (SYFY)
· LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE (HULU)
· MRS. AMERICA (FX)
· RANCH, THE (NETFLIX)
· SNEAKY PETE (AMAZON)
· VOICE, THE (NBC)
· YOU (NETFLIX)





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