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[10/16/19 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 16
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!


CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS) - Jane Kaczmarek will drop by the newcomer as Phyllis, "a friend of Carol's (Patricia Heaton) from her teaching days. The two "happily reconnect" after Phyllis ends up in the hospital following a fall." (TVInsider.com)
INTO THE DARK (Hulu) - Kyle Howard, Julian Sands, Dustin Milligan, Angela Sarafyan, Molly Hagan and Natalie Hall have all been cast in "A Nasty Piece of Work," the anthology's December 6 installment. Said effort, directed by Charles Hood from a script by Paul Soter, follows "a mid-level employee at a large company who finds out he's not getting the Christmas bonus or promotion he was expecting. But then his boss invites him over for dinner with a proposal for how he can climb the corporate ladder... by beating his professional rival in a violent competition." (Deadline.com)
OUTSIDER, THE (HBO) - Derek Cecil and Max Beesley are both bound for the latest Stephen King adaptation as Andy Katcavage and Seale Bolton, respectively. (Deadline.com)
PANDORA (The CW) - The netlet has commissioned a second season of the sci-fi action series. (Deadline.com)
SERVICE, THE (FOX, New!) - Drew Lindo has sold a potential drama to the network in which "10 years after her best friend, Josh, vanished, journalist Maya Ford is shocked to see him re-emerge in New York as an operative for The Service, a secret organization that creates elaborate public deceptions to change the lives of its clients. As she follows the man she once knew into The Service's web, she'll discover that its unseen influence has the power to change the world." Warner Bros. Television-based Quinn's House and FOX Entertainment are behind the project, which has a penalty attached. Martin Gero will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
THREE OF US, THE (CBS, New!) - Frank Pines has landed a multi-camera comedy at the Eye about "adult siblings who are children of divorce and must circle the wagons when their sister's husband unexpectedly announces he wants to call it quits on their marriage." CBS Television Studios-based Fulwell 73 is behind the project with the company's James Corden, Ben Winston and Jeff Grosvenor presumably executive producing alongside Pines. (Deadline.com)





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· CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· INTO THE DARK (HULU)
· OUTSIDER, THE (HBO)
· PANDORA (CW)
· SERVICE, THE (FOX)
· THREE OF US, THE (CBS)





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