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[09/08/20 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 8
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!


BACHELOR, THE/BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC) - Filming has wrapped on "The Bachelorette's" 16th season ahead of its October 13 premiere. The producers are expected to roll into production on "The Bachelor's" 25th season, due to bow in January. (Deadline.com)
BIG BAD WOLFES, THE (CBS) - Jeremy D. Howard has been cast in the Julie Bowen/Stephanie Koenig-led comedy pilot as Lenny, "Frankie's (Bowen) off-center, cosmically attuned assistant who also happens to be her AA sponsor. Attracted to "people, not gender," Lenny balances roles as both doting assistant and harsh critic, depending on what Frankie's chaotic life requires each moment." (Deadline.com)
BRUH (BET+) - Filming on the series wrapped on Sunday after a brief four-day shoot. (Deadline.com, 9/6)
GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC) - Carrie Wampler will recur on the upcoming season as Ren, "a stylish, artsy, rebellious and effortless Manhattan NYC prep school girl who Erica (Hayley Orrantia) befriends at college. She's also Barry's (Troy Gentile) new girlfriend." She'll take over from Kelli Berglund, who would not continue in the role due to her first position status on the new Starz drama "Heels." (Deadline.com)
LUCIFER (Netflix) - Co-star D.B. Woodside has confirmed the show's sixth - and final - season will be 10 episodes. (@dbwofficial)
OLD-ISH (ABC, New!) - Laurence Fishburne's Earl "Pops" Johnson and Jenifer Lewis's Ruby Johnson are set to star in the latest "Black-ish" spin-off in the works at the Alphabet and ABC Signature. The project "will follow Ruby and Earl as they give love a second chance. When they move to a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of L.A., they'll meet characters who represent the old and new faces of the community as they try to make it work as a married couple. Again." Khalabo Ink Society's Kenya Barris is attached to pen the script and executive produce alongside Anthony Anderson; Cinema Gypsy Productions' Fishburne and Helen Sugland; and Artists First's E. Brian Dobbins. Lewis will be credited as a producer. (THR.com)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC) - Featured player Ego Nwodim has been upped to a repertory player for the show's upcoming 46th season. (Deadline.com)
STRATFORD, THE (NBC, New!) - Vincent Angell has sold a potential drama to the network "set in a New York luxury hotel and centers on a young man's search for his father's killer in a modern reimagination of a Shakespearean world. Behind the modern exterior, the characters in the show would be revealed to be updated versions of classic Shakesperean characters." Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions will also executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
TOP GEAR AMERICA (MotorTrend) - Filming on the franchise's latest installment was completed "at the end of August after shooting over the summer." (Deadline.com)
VENTURE BROS., THE (Adult Swim) - Co-creator James Urbaniak took to social media yesterday to confirm the series will not return for an eighth season. Adult Swim's account subsequently indicated, "We also want more Venture Bros. and have been working with Jackson and Doc to find another way to continue the Venture Bros. story." (@JamesUrbaniak, @adultswim, 9/7)





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· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BACHELORETTE, THE (ABC)
· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· HEELS (STARZ)
· LUCIFER (NETFLIX)
· OLD-ISH (ABC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· STRATFORD, THE (NBC)
· TOP GEAR AMERICA (2021) (MOTORTREND)
· TYLER PERRY'S BRUH (BET PLUS)
· VENTURE BROS, THE (ADULT SWIM)
· WILDE THINGS (CBS)





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