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[09/29/23 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Week of September 25-29
By The (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!


7TH HEAVEN/BASKETBALL WIVES/BEVERLY HILLS, 90210/HILLS, THE/LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD/MY SUPER SWEET 16/REAL WORLD, THE/RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS/SLEEPER CELL (Various) - The aforementioned Paramount catalog titles - as well as international titles like "Acapulco Shore," "Catfish Mexico," "La Culpa es de Cortés" and "Dani Who" - are set to exit Hulu in the coming weeks. (Deadline.com, 9/23)
ALLY MCBEAL/ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT/BETTER OFF TED/BOB NEWHART SHOW, THE/BREAKOUT KINGS/DAMIEN/DOLLHOUSE/DON'T TRUST THE BITCH IN APT 23/HILL STREET BLUES/LEGENDS/NAPOLEON DYNAMITE/OUT THERE/PRACTICE, THE/SECOND CHANCE/SHOTS FIRED/SON OF ZORN/SPEECHLESS/TOUCH (Various) - All 18 of the aforementioned 20th Television series are exiting sibling Hulu on September 30. (Deadline.com, 9/23)
ALTER EGO/BEAT SHAZAM/CHERRIES WILD/COSMOS/I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE/MASKED DANCER/NAME THAT TUNE (FOX) - The seven aforementioned FOX series are set to depart Hulu on September 25. (Deadline.com, 9/23)
BLINDSPOTTING/HEELS/RUN THE WORLD/VENERY OF SAMANTHA BIRD, THE (Starz) - The pay channel has canceled its sophomore series "Heels," "Run the World," and "Blindspotting" and is not proceeding with newcomer "The Venery of Samantha Bird." Producers will presumably shop the projects elsewhere. (Variety.com, 9/25)
BUILDING OUTSIDE THE LINES/DESIGN GOALS (Magnolia Network, New!) - The cable channel has commissioned a pair of new originals: "Building Outside the Lines" (eight hour-long episodes) from Painless TV, "follows out-of-the-box designer and builder Jared "Cappie" Capp and his daughter, Alex, as they transform ordinary, pre-existing structures into one-of-a-kind fantasy retreats. And "Design Goals" (six half-hour episodes), from Blind Nil, "features Brittany Baker and Annie Hawkins (Magnolia Network's Home Team with Britt and Annie) who combine clever design, DIY, and thrifty finds to help clients bring their design vision to life." (Deadline.com, 9/29)
CHRISSY & DAVE DINE OUT (A.K.A. FAMILY STYLE) (Freeform) - Chrissy Teigen and David Chang's upcoming food series has shifted from Hulu to sibling Freeform. (Deadline.com, 9/27)
DAILY SHOW, THE (Comedy Central) - Hasan Minhaj is no longer the frontrunner to take over the series "in the wake of a recent report in The New Yorker in which some of the supposedly autobiographical stories that Minhaj has used in his routines were found to be embellished." The network is instead "considering a wider array of candidates to take the reins of the program." (Variety.com, 9/27)
DONGJAE, THE GOOD OR THE BASTARD (Paramount+, New!) - Studio Dragon and Ace Factory are set to team for a spin-off of "Stranger" at the streamer: "Its story will revolve around one of the popular characters in "Stranger," Seo Dongjae, whose future is bleak due to the stigma of his past corruption as a sponsor prosecutor. In the spin-off series, Dongjae is troubled by a redevelopment case. When he takes on the murder case of a high school girl, he begins to walk a dangerous tightrope between his intuition as a prosecutor and his instinct as an opportunist." Lee Su-yeon created the series, to be directed by Park Gun Ho and written by Hwang Hajung and Kim Sangwon. (Variety.com, 9/26)
DREAMING OF CINDE FXXXING RELLA (Paramount+, New!) - Baek Mi-kyoung has booked a hybrid romantic comedy at the streamer: "It is a story of a woman whose dream is to become Cinderella because of her harsh reality. She meets Prince Charming who doesn't believe in love, and through the conflicts they face, she matures into becoming Princess Charming herself. It is a production that seems like a children's story at times, but a hot adult love story at times, too." Kim Min-kyeong will direct from a script by Yu-ja for CJ ENM, Story Phoenix and Keyeast. (Variety.com, 9/26)
EMILY IN PARIS/ETOILE (Netflix/Amazon) - Both U.S. productions are tentatively scheduled to start shooting in Paris come January in advance of the planned citywide shutdown from June to August due to the Olympic Games. Said plans are of course contingent on the WGA and SAG strikes being resolved. (Variety.com, 9/29)
HIGH POTENTIAL (ABC) - The drama, the only scripted pickup by the Alphabet this season, has formally been pushed to a fall 2024 launch. (Deadline.com, 9/29)
HOME ECONOMICS (ABC) - The Alphabet has ultimately decided to pass on a fourth season for the comedy series. (Deadline.com, 9/29)
IN LOVE & TOXIC: BLUE THERAPY (BET+, New!) - The streamer has acquired the U.S. rights to the upcoming U.K. series, which "will explore the complex modern relationships of five young, diverse and aspirational couples from a luxurious, idyllic country house where they meet with relationship coaches to discuss conflicts in their partnerships surrounding topics including race and interracial relationships, class, children, careers and gender role expectations." Luti Media and Trend Centrl are behind the project, which is based on the viral YouTube series "Blue Therapy." Luti Fagbenle is the executive producer. (Deadline.com, 9/28)
LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS, THE (Shudder) - The streamer's flagship series has been picked up for a "supersized" sixth season, due in March 2024 which will spotlight single titles every other Friday night. That's in addition to two Halloween-themed specials in October, a holiday special in December, and a Valentine's Day special in February. (Deadline.com, 9/28)
MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN (Paramount+) - Dianne Wiest's Mariam McLusky will not return for the show's recently ordered third season. (Deadline.com, 9/27)
OFFICE, THE (NBC) - A reboot of the former staple is reportedly in the works from original co-creator and executive producer Greg Daniels. No details are expected until after the WGA strike officially ends. Rumblings of a revival last came in December 2017 however nothing ultimately materialized. (Puck.news, 9/25)
PROS VS JOES (New!) - A reboot of the reality competition, which ran for five seasons on Spike TV from 2006-2010, is being developed by Belgian formats distributor Glow Media. (Deadline.com, 9/28)
PYRAMID GAME (Paramount+, New!) - Kim Jiyeon is set to star in a new drama at the streamer, "a story of a high school girl (Sung Soo-ji) who had to escape being bullied and become a sniper to end the game in Baekyeon Girls' High School, where each person is graded through monthly voting, and an 'F' grade is labeled as a legitimate victim of school violence." Film Monster and CJ ENM Studios are behind the project, created by JQ Lee, directed by BaK So Yeon, and written by Choi Sui. (Variety.com, 9/26)
ROYAL RULES OF OHIO (Freeform) - The upcoming documentary series has likewise shifted from Hulu to sibling Freeform. (Deadline.com, 9/27)
SASHA REID AND THE MIDNIGHT ORDER (Freeform, New!) - The cable channel has commissioned a documentary series "that follows Reid and her secret society who share a common obsession - the dark psychology of those who commit harm and the desire to protect those that law enforcement has ignored. They band together to work outside the system to protect the vulnerable, solve cold cases, and dive into the dark minds of killers using forensic expertise and world-class data skills. Their motto is to have compassion first, but let the evidence lead." Nancy Schwartzman directed the project with showrunner Maija Norris and XTR's Justin Lacob, Kathleen Flood and Bryn Mooser also executive producing. (Deadline.com, 9/27)
WHILE YOU WERE BREEDING (Freeform) - The cable channel will not proceed with Kristin Newman's hourlong comedy series. Producer Freeform Studios plans to shop the 10 completed episodes elsewhere. (Deadline.com, 9/29)





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· ALLY MCBEAL (FOX)
· ALTER EGO (FOX)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BASKETBALL WIVES (VH1)
· BEAT SHAZAM (FOX)
· BETTER OFF TED (ABC)
· BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (FOX)
· BLINDSPOTTING (STARZ)
· BREAKOUT KINGS (A AND E)
· BUILDING OUTSIDE THE LINES (MAGNOLIA)
· CHERRIES WILD (FOX)
· CHRISSY & DAVE DINE OUT (FREEFORM)
· COSMOS (NGC)
· DAILY SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· DAMIEN (A AND E)
· DESIGN GOALS (MAGNOLIA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOLLHOUSE (FOX)
· DONGJAE, THE GOOD OR THE BASTARD (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· DON'T TRUST THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
· DREAMING OF CINDE FXXXING RELLA (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· EMILY IN PARIS (NETFLIX)
· ÉTOILE (AMAZON)
· HEELS (STARZ)
· HIGH POTENTIAL (ABC)
· HILLS, THE (MTV)
· HOME ECONOMICS (ABC)
· I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE (FOX)
· IN LOVE & TOXIC: BLUE THERAPY (BET PLUS)
· LAST DRIVE-IN WITH JOE BOB BRIGGS, THE (SHUDDER)
· LEGENDS (TNT)
· LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD (VH1)
· MASKED DANCER, THE (FOX)
· MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· MY SUPER SWEET 16 (MTV)
· NAME THAT TUNE (FOX)
· NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (FOX)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· OUT THERE (IFC)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· PROS VS. JOES (SPIKE TV)
· PYRAMID GAME (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· REAL WORLD, THE (FACEBOOK)
· ROYAL RULES OF OHIO (FREEFORM)
· RUN THE WORLD (STARZ)
· RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· SASHA REID AND THE MIDNIGHT ORDER (FREEFORM)
· SECOND CHANCE (FOX)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
· SLEEPER CELL (SHOWTIME)
· SON OF ZORN (FOX)
· SPEECHLESS (ABC)
· TOUCH (FOX)
· UNTITLED DANIELS & KOMAN PROJECT (PEACOCK)
· VENERY OF SAMANTHA BIRD, THE (TBA)
· WHILE YOU WERE BREEDING (TBA)





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