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[05/16/22 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 16
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ALTER EGO/GAME OF TALENTS/MASKED DANCER, THE/MENTAL SAMURAI (FOX) - All four series were mentioned in a report indicating they are being "indefinitely shelved" by the network. (Deadline.com)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: EXTREME/FAMILY GAME FIGHT!/MAKING IT (NBC) - The network has "no plans to bring back" either "Family Game Fight!" or "America's Got Talent: Extreme." Additionally, "Making It" has been "indefinitely parked" for the foreseeable future. All three series however "could return to future schedules." (Deadline.com)
BIG SKY (ABC) - Reba McEntire has signed onto the show's third season as Sunny Brick, "the mercurial matriarch of the Brick Family, a successful backcountry outfitter with a secret history of missing customers." (Deadline.com)
BLACK MIRROR (Netflix) - The streamer is reportedly moving forward with a sixth season of Charlie Brooker's anthology series, almost three years since its last episode aired. (Variety.com)
CINDY SNOW (FOX) - Steve Yockey's single-camera comedy is nearing a straight-to-series order following its spotlight during the network's upfront presentation earlier today. The project is "under a lower-cost model, with the goal to film the show for about $2.2 million an episode, likely in Atlanta." Also mentioned by name were Michelle Nader's "The DL" and a series from D.L. Hughley. (Deadline.com)
JODIE (Comedy Central) - The "Daria" spin-off series from MTV Entertainment Studios is being reformatted as an animated film for a yet-to-be-revealed network in the Paramount Global ecosystem. Joining the previously announced Tracee Ellis Ross are Pamela Adlon as Jocelyn Light; Cole Escola as Ryan; Jojo T. Gibbs as Tiffany; William Jackson Harper as Mack; Zosia Mamet as Greta; Alex Moffat as Barry; Dermot Mulroney as Lionel; Arden Myrin as Britney; Kal Penn as Sandeep; Kofi Siriboe as Raymond; Dulcé Sloan as Cas; and Helene Yorke as Nia. Ellis Ross, Grace Edwards and Ashley Kohler of Awesome Inc. are the executive producers. (Variety.com)
NOT DEAD YET (ABC) - The Alphabet's recently ordered comedy will undergo some retooling: co-stars Jessica St. Clair and Mary Elizabeth Ellis will not continue on the series while Rick Glassman will stay on but not as a series regular. (Deadline.com, 5/14)
ROOKIE, THE: FEDS (ABC) - Kat Foster's Special Agent Casey Fox will not be moving forward on the spin-off series. (Deadline.com, 5/14)
SUPERMARKET SWEEP/WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? (ABC) - The Alphabet has "indefinitely shelved" both unscripted series. (Deadline.com)
WE THOUGHT WE WERE DONE (NBC, New!) - Jon Cryer is in talks to star in a proposed multi-cam comedy pilot for the network in which "after an amicable divorce, Jim and Julia decide to continue to raise their kids at the family home while taking turns on who gets to stay with them. Navigating the waters of divorce and child-sharing gets more complicated for Jim when the owner of his favorite sports team enters the picture and wins Julia's heart." Mike O'Malley is behind the project with Tom Werner, Wyc Grousbeck, Emilia Fazzalari, and George Geyer also executive producing for Lionsgate Television. (Variety.com)





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· ALTER EGO (FOX)
· AMERICA'S GOT TALENT: EXTREME (NBC)
· BLACK MIRROR (NETFLIX)
· CINDY SNOW (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DL, THE (FOX)
· EXTENDED FAMILY (NBC)
· FAMILY GAME FIGHT! (NBC)
· GAME OF TALENTS (FOX)
· JODIE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· MAKING IT (NBC)
· MASKED DANCER, THE (FOX)
· MENTAL SAMURAI (FOX)
· NOT DEAD YET (ABC)
· ROOKIE, THE: FEDS (ABC)
· SUPERMARKET SWEEP (ABC)
· UNTITLED DL HUGHLEY PROJECT (FOX)
· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (REBOOT SERIES) (ABC)





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