[03/10/22 - 11:52 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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BEEF (Netflix) - The Steven Yeun/Ali Wong-led comedy series has added David Choe, Patti Yasutake, Young Mazino and Joseph Lee as series regulars with Mario Bello (Jordan) and Ashley Park (Naomi) set as recurring guest stars alongside Justin H. Min (Edwin), Andrew Santino (Michael), Rekstizzy (Bobby), Mia Serafino (Mia) and Remy Holt (June). No other character details were given. Additionally, Japanese director Hikari has been tapped to direct the debut installment as well as multiple episodes across the series. Executive producer Jake Schreier will also direct episodes. (Deadline.com)
FLEISHMAN IS IN TROUBLE (FX on Hulu) - Ava Yaghmaie has been cast in the Jesse Eisenberg-led drama as Joanie, "a fellow at the hospital Toby works at." (Variety.com)
FLIP OR FLOP (HGTV) - Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack both took to Instagram with the news their home renovation series will conclude after 10 seasons (154 episodes) next Thursday, March 17 at 8:00/7:00c. (@therealtarekelmoussa, @christinahaack)
GOOD FIGHT, THE (Paramount+) - Alan Cumming will reprise his "The Good Wife" role of Eli Gold in two episodes of the upcoming season: "The story finds Eli returning to help daughter Marissa (played by series regular Sarah Steele, who Cumming worked with on The Good Wife) navigate her new career as a full-fledged lawyer." (TVLine.com)
NICK CANNON (Syndication) - Nick Cannon's syndicated talk show from Debmar-Mercury is calling it quits after one season. Original episodes will continue to air through the end of the broadcast season. (Deadline.com)
NIGHT COURT (NBC) - India de Beaufort has joined the cast of the reboot series as Olivia, a prosecutor. She replaces Ana Villafañe, who originated the role (then named Monica) from the pilot. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED BOYS SPIN-OFF PROJECT (Amazon) - Aimee Carrero and Shane Paul McGhie have both exited the spin-off series as it shifts creative direction under incoming showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Carrero has since booked a recurring role in Paramount's "The Offer" and a series regular role in Amazon's "The Consultant." On the latter, Carrero will play Patti, "Craig's (Nat Wolff) fiancée." (Deadline.com)
WALKER: INDEPENDENCE (The CW) - Greg Hovanessian has booked a role on the prequel series pilot as Tom Davidson, "the new Sheriff in Independence. Tom's handsome for someone you don't know is the devil. And Abby has reason to believe that Tom is a very bad man indeed. Quick to take over Abby's late husband Liam's job, Tom is now a smiling power in the town." (Deadline.com)
WESTERN (IMDb TV, New!) - Michelle Morgan has scored a pilot order from the streaming service for a half-hour period comedy which "follows Polly, a high-society young woman in the 1800s who travels out West in search of a husband - only to discover that she has been catfished by a teenage boy. Now stranded, Polly, along with the town's other inhabitants, must find their place in this ever-changing new world, confronting and defying all expectations society has of them along the way." Lord Miller's Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Karim Zreik will also executive produce for Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios with Aubrey Lee as a producer. (Deadline.com)

  [march 2022]  


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