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[08/08/14 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
Updates include: Geena Davis to visit ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"; Yvette Nicole Brown boards "The Odd Couple" at CBS; and James Marsden part of latest casting wave on HBO's "Westworld."

[08/04/14 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
Updates include: Netflix chief confident on more "Arrested Development"; "The Big Bang Theory" co-stars ink new three-year contracts; and Natalie Zea cast in ABC's "Members Only."

[07/16/14 - 11:50 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 16
Updates include: Bryan Cranston to bring "All the Way" to HBO; Peter Shinkoda cast in "Marvel's Daredevil" at Netflix; and trio bound for PSN's "Powers."

[06/27/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 27
Updates include: Steven Brand boards "Galyntine" at AMC; Sarah Chalke to drop by FOX's "Backstrom"; and Dan Fogler joins the cast of ABC's "Secrets & Lies."

[05/12/14 - 02:34 PM]
Video: FOX 2014 Programming Presentation - Official Trailers
Get your first look at "Backstrom," "Empire," "Gracepoint," "Mulaney," "Utopia," "Wayward Pines" and more!

[05/12/14 - 05:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall 2014 Schedule and New Portfolio of Content
"Our portfolio of content this year reflects the biggest investment in programming we've ever made," said Kevin Reilly.

[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 14
Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.

[01/15/14 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 15
Updates include: NBC adds three comedies to pilot roster; Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome team for Comedy Central project; and Kendrick Sampson boards FOX's "Gracepoint."

[01/13/14 - 01:18 PM]
FOX at TCA: Reilly Declares End of Pilot Season
Plus: the FOX chief on the future of "Bones," "The Mindy Project" and "The X Factor" as well as more on its Batman origin story "Gotham."

[01/07/14 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 7
Updates include: Danny Cannon to helm FOX's "Gotham"; Anna Friel, Jake Robinson tapped for NBC's "Odyssey"; and Denis Leary to lead FX comedy "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll."

[01/07/14 - 03:45 PM]
FOX Cracks the Case with Hart Hanson's New Crime Drama "Backstrom"
Rainn Wilson stars as the title role in the project, which was originally developed by CBS.

[05/13/13 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 13
Updates include: HBO's "Criminal Justice" set as seven-part limited series; Britne Oldford joins ABC Family's "Ravenswood"; and CBS puts the brakes on additional pickups.

[03/21/13 - 11:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 21
Updates include: Mamie Gummer boards CBS's "Backstrom"; Ashley Williams joins ABC's "Keep Calm and Karey On"; and FOX pushes filming on "The Wild Blue."

[03/19/13 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 19
Updates include: Steve Coogan to lead "Doubt" for ABC; Terry O'Quinn joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and ABC locks in "Once Upon a Time" spin-off.

[03/18/13 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 18
Updates include: Rainn Wilson tapped as "Backstrom" at CBS; Amber Tamblyn joins "Anatomy of Violence," also at CBS; and ABC's "Bachelor Pad" won't return this summer.

[03/15/13 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 15
Updates include: Stephen Fry to assist "Super Clyde" on CBS; Amanda Peet joins HBO's "Togetherness"; and Alex Kapp Horner is cast in FOX's "I Suck at Girls."

[03/12/13 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 12
Updates include: James Spader to head NBC's "The Blacklist"; Tom Berenger joins FOX's "Gang Related"; and Stephen Lang to get "Reckless" at ABC.

[03/01/13 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 1
Updates include: Marg Helgenberger, Dennis Haysbert return to CBS with pilots; Jim Parsons, Taylor Kitsch join HBO's "The Normal Heart"; and Annie Potts to star in ABC's "Murder in Manhattan."

[01/22/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 22
Updates include: "Betrayal," "Venice" among ABC's go pilots; FOX greenlights "Delirium," "I Suck at Girls"; and NBC, CBS round out today's 23 pilot orders.

[07/30/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 30
Updates include: "Backstrom" lands Hart Hanson, CBS; Ron Howard books "Conquest" at Showtime; and Noah Hawley, John Wells land projects at ABC, FOX.

[08/29/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 29
Updates include: literary heroes April Woo, Evert Backstrom land at CBS, FOX; Christina Millian eyes ABC's "Maid in Miami"; and Chris Hardwick to host potential AMC talk show.







BACKSTROM (FOX)
Premieres in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, May 2014) From creator/executive producer Hart Hanson (BONES), BACKSTROM is a subversive and comic crime procedural about an unhealthy, offensive, irascible - albeit brilliant - detective who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau's Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.). Detective Lieutenant EVERETT BACKSTROM (Emmy Award nominee Rainn Wilson, "The Office") is a man with no filter. After a five-year banishment to the traffic division for offensive behavior, he has returned from disgrace to lead Portland's newly minted S.C.U. Tasked with navigating the city's most sensitive and serious cases, he must solve each crime as he tries, and fails, to change his own self-destructive behavior. To no one's surprise, Backstrom's return is far from well-received, especially by his commanding officer, Police Chief ANNA CERVANTES (guest star Inga Cadranel, "Orphan Black"). Backstrom's second-in-command and the person who actually supervises the day-to-day operations of the S.C.U. is Detective NICOLE GRAVELY (Genevieve Angelson, "House of Lies"). The ambitious and optimistic yin to Backstrom's yang, she extends herself to the limit to counterbalance his erratic and controversial behavior. By her side is Detective Sergeant JOHN ALMOND (Dennis Haysbert, "24," "The Unit"), a tested veteran of the Bureau who doesn't approve of Backstrom's xenophobic antics; although he tries to find the light in people, when it comes to Backstrom, he sees only darkness. The group's forensics liaison is Sergeant PETER NIEDERMAYER (Kristoffer Polaha, "Ringer," "Life Unexpected"), a handsome, free-spirited, philosophical man whose open approach to the universe pushes all of Backstrom's buttons. Managing the chain of evidence at S.C.U. headquarters is civilian support NADIA PAQUET (Beatrice Rosen, "The Dark Knight"), a beautiful French immigrant with a profound ability to navigate both cyberspace and legal bureaucracy. She also takes a liking to Backstrom and, at least technically, fills Backstrom's doctor's prescription to "make a friend." On the street, uniformed officer FRANK MOTO (Page Kennedy, "Blue Mountain State," "Weeds") proves his value by suppressing the perpetrators and swiftly maneuvering around hostile conditions. Meanwhile, GREGORY VALENTINE (Thomas Dekker, "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), who serves as Backstrom's tenant, decorator and underworld connection, has a genuine fondness for the abrasive cop. Using his dark instincts and peculiar abilities, Backstrom always manages to outsmart his foes, manipulate his peers and, with the help of his eccentric team, solve the case, even as he less ably adjusts to the progressive sensibilities of 21st century Portland. BACKSTROM is from Far Field Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series is created and written by Hart Hanson, and based on Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson's hit series of books of the same name. The series is executive-produced by Hanson, Kevin Hooks ("Last Resort," "Detroit 1-8-7"), Persson, Niclas Salomonsson and Mark Mylod ("Shameless," "Once Upon a Time"), who directed the pilot.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Beatrice Rosen as Nadia Paquet
· Dennis Haysbert as Det. Sgt. Almond
· Genevieve Angelson as Det. Gravely
· Kristoffer Polaha as Sgt. Niedermayer
· Page Kennedy as Officer Moto
· Rainn Wilson as Det. Lt. Backstrom
· Thomas Dekker as Gregory Valentine
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Camryn Manheim as Gregory Valentine
· Mamie Gummer as Nicole Carlton (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Miller as CO-EP
· Hart Hanson as CRTR/EP
· Josh Levy as PROD
· Karyn Usher as CO-EP
· Kevin Hooks as EP
· Leif G.W. Persson as BOOK/EP
· Mark Mylod as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Niclas Salomonsson as EP
· Rainn Wilson as PROD
· Steve Beers as CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Far Field Productions