[09/11/14 - 11:45 PM] Development Update: Thursday, September 11 Updates include: HBO passes on Ryan Murphy's "Open"; Bravo pushes back season premiere of "Shahs of Sunset"; and Akiva Goldsman, Marc Haimes bring DC Comics' "Titans" to TNT.
[04/17/14 - 11:28 PM] Development Update: Thursday, April 17 Updates include: FOX to shutter its "Animation Domination HD" block; Bret Harrison, Aaron McCusker cast in ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club"; and Stephen Lang to recur on WGN America's "Salem."
[04/16/14 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, April 16 Updates include: NBC passes on David Koechner sketch comedy project; MTV's "Finding Carter" adds quartet; and Geno Segers, Afton Williamson upped to regulars on Cinemax's "Banshee."
[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 5 Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."
[11/06/13 - 11:35 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, November 6 Updates include: FOX gives pilot order to "Fatrick"; Steve Carell to write and direct "Tribeca" at TBS; and Zendaya to lead Disney Channel's "Super Awesome Katy."
[11/01/13 - 11:11 PM] Development Update: Friday, November 1 Updates include: Vinnie Jones is the first to "Galavant" at ABC; Shane West, Tamzin Merchant join WGN America's "Salem"; and Joshua Sternin, Jennifer Ventimilia book comedies at ABC.
[10/28/13 - 11:34 PM] Development Update: Monday, October 28 Updates include: David Arquette to put on a "Happy Face" for Lifetime; Janet Montgomery, Xander Berkeley board WGN America's "Salem"; and Channing Tatum, A&E team for reality project.
[10/14/13 - 11:22 PM] Development Update: Monday, October 14 Updates include: Susan Sarandon, Eva Amurri Martino to star in NBC comedy pilot; Jessica Walter joins TV Land's "Jennifer Falls"; and Seth Gabel boards WGN America's "Salem."
[10/07/13 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Monday, October 7 Updates include: Ashley Madekwe first to board WGN America's "Salem"; Beau Garrett boards Bravo's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce"; and Amy Price-Francis cast in Amazon's "Bosch."
[08/21/13 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, August 21 Updates include: Nickelodeon orders six more episodes of "The Haunted Hathaways"; E! extends "The Soup Investigates"; and FX gives pilot order to animated "Bigfoot."
[08/13/13 - 11:42 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, August 13 Updates include: Lifetime greenlights "Deliverance Creek" backdoor pilot; Brendan Gleeson to lead HBO's "The Money"; and Sandra Oh to depart ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" at season's end.
[07/12/12 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Thursday, July 12 Updates include: Bravo to develop former ABC drama "The Joneses"; Elizabeth Banks to guest on FOX's "Family Guy"; and Brannon Braga lands a potential drama at FX.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 6/28/15; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from WGN America's press release, January 2015) WGN America has set the premiere date for the highly anticipated second season of its hit supernatural thriller "Salem," which will make its return on Sunday, April 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 9:00 p.m. CT. The network also released the first-look photo from the new season of "Salem," currently in production in Shreveport, LA for its 13-episode sophomore run, featuring recurring guest stars Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess," "Spartacus") and Stuart Townsend ("Betrayal," "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman"). From creators and writers Brannon Braga ("Cosmos," "24") and Adam Simon ("The Haunting in Connecticut"), "Salem" season two opens at the dawn of the witch war set into motion at the end of season one, with its catalyst and Salem's deadliest witch, Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery, "Made in Jersey," "Human Target") at the center of the mayhem as she faces off against new and old adversaries vying for her throne. In the wake of the destruction caused by the Grand Rite, completed by Mary and inadvertently triggered by Isaac Walton (Iddo Goldberg, "Mob City") in the season one finale, the fates of Captain John Alden (Shane West, "Nikita, "ER"), Cotton Mather (Seth Gabel, "Arrow," "Fringe"), Tituba (Ashley Madekwe, "Revenge"), Anne Hale (Tamzin Merchant, "Jane Eyre"), Mercy Lewis (Elise Eberle, "The Astronaut Farmer") and Isaac hang in the balance.