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[08/09/19 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 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!


DADDY ISSUES (FOX) - Erin and Sara Foster are back in business with 20th Century Fox Television, signing a three-year overall deal. The pact calls for the duo to create new series projects. Erin Foster wrote, starred in, and executive produced the 2018 comedy pilot for FOX. (Deadline.com)
LOVE ME (ABC, New!) - Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith have scored a put pilot commitment from the Alphabet for a domestic take on Josephine Bornebusch's Swedish TV series, which "follows the stories of a multi-generational family in Chicago as they search for love in our increasingly detached digital world and explores how their unconditional love for one another helps them navigate the highs and lows of it all." The drama project is set up at their Warner Bros. Television-based In Good Company banner with Bornebusch and Brownstone Productions' Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman also executive producing. Dannah Shinder is a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
ROYALTIES (Quibi) - Kether Donohue is set to star opposite Darren Criss in the comedy series, which follows the ascent of a ragtag songwriting duo - Sara (Donohue) and Pierce (Criss) - as they navigate the strange and hilarious challenges of creating a truly great song, week after week. (Deadline.com)
SHAMELESS (Showtime) - Rachel Dratch and Anthony Alabi will both recur on the upcoming 10th season as Paula, "the corrupt parole officer for Ian (Cameron Monaghan) who uses her power over him and her other parolees to run an elaborate insurance scam"; and Mavar, "who steps in to be a much needed role model for Liam (Christian Isaiah) as Liam explores his racial identity outside of the Gallaghers," respectively. (Deadline.com)
SISTER CODE (BET, New!) - Gregg McBride has set up a new drama at the cable channel which "focuses on the intense rivalry between two sisters, both high-powered lawyers, who are competing for managing partner of their father's law firm. Their clash not only challenges their already difficult relationship and familial bonds but also the high-stakes cases they and their fellow female attorneys handle." Blair Underwood and Tommy Morgan, Jr. will also executive produce via their Intrepid banner. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE PROJECT (ABC) - Debra Jo Rupp will reunite with fellow "That '70s Show" alum Kurtwood Smith on the comedy pilot, which follows "Nate (Bargatze) and his wife Laura (Katie Aselton) who choose to move from California to Nate's native Tennessee, where his parents, played by Rupp and Smith, still live, to raise their 6-year-old daughter." Rupp plays Carol, Nate's mom and Smith's character's wife. (Deadline.com)
Y (FX) - Writer Olivia Purnell has signed a multi-year overall deal with Skydance Television to develop new series projects. (Deadline.com)





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· DADDY ISSUES (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LOVE ME (ABC)
· ROYALTIES (QUIBI)
· SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME)
· SISTER CODE (BET)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE PROJECT (ABC)
· Y: THE LAST MAN (HULU)
· Y: THE LAST MAN (HULU)





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