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[01/01/21 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 28-January 1
Updates include: the five major studios will place their Southern California-based series on an extended hiatus due to the state's surge in coronavirus cases.

[12/04/20 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 4
Updates include: BET+ orders third season of "Carl Weber's The Family Business"; NBC eyes U.S. take on "The A Word"; and Desmin Borges to recur on FOX's "This Country."

[10/30/20 - 10:30 AM]
FOX Makes First New Series Commitment for 2021-22 Season with Pick-Up of Docu-Com "This Country," from Jenny Bicks and Paul Feig
In the half-hour series, a documentary crew goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns.

[10/02/20 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 2
Updates include: ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC extend cast options on various pilots; Netflix to film second season of "Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready"; and Matt Olmstead departs as showrunner of "Law & Order: Organized Crime."

[07/10/20 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 10
Updates include: HBO pulls the plug on "Run"; Aya Cash, Justin Linville board FOX's "This Country"; and Carina Adly MacKenzie exits The CW's "Roswell, New Mexico."

[07/02/20 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 2
Updates include: FOX extends options on all six of its pilots; The CW cancels "Katy Keene" after one season; and CBS's "Big Brother" inches closer to return.

[03/16/20 - 11:22 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 16
Updates include: "The Crown" to finish filming on season four; pilots "This Country," "The Lost Boys" halt shooting; and more than two dozen TV series also suspend or delay production.

[03/13/20 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 13
Updates include: CBS All Access pushes "Tooning Out the News" premiere; production on nearly all broadcast pilots to be delayed or suspended; and The CW's "The 100" to complete final episode.

[03/04/20 - 11:15 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 4
Updates include: Pop TV pulls the plug on trio of scripted series; Starz parts ways with "The Rook"; and Shannyn Sossamon to star in FOX's "The Cleaning Lady."

[02/24/20 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 24
Updates include: Seann William Scott tapped for FOX's "This Country"; Oliver Hudson, Malin Akerman to lead "The Three of Us" at CBS; and Teri Polo among those to take "The Big Leap" at FOX.

[01/30/20 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 30
Updates include: The CW orders pilots for new incarnations of "Kung Fu," "The Republic of Sarah"; Sarah Shahi tapped to star in Netflix's "Sex/Life"; and FOX pilots domestic take on BBC's comedy "This Country."

[12/04/19 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 4
Updates include: Woody Harrelson, Justin Theroux bring "The White House Plumbers" to HBO; Parker Young tapped for CBS's "The United States of Al"; and Hulu shutters writers' room for "Marvel's Tigra & Dazzler Show."







THIS COUNTRY (FOX)
Premieres in TBA 2021 or 2022 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2021/2022 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, October 2020) FOX has made its first new series commitment for the 2021-22 season with the formal pick-up of the docu-com THIS COUNTRY, from writer Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City," "The Big C," "The Greatest Showman") and director Paul Feig ("Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist," "A Simple Favor," "Last Christmas," "Love Life"). The announcement was made today by Michael Thorn, FOX Entertainment's President of Entertainment. Based on BBC's BAFTA-winning comedy created by Daisy Cooper and Charlie Cooper, THIS COUNTRY will be co-produced by Lionsgate, BBC Studios' Los Angeles production arm, FOX Entertainment and Feigco Entertainment. In the half-hour series, a documentary crew goes to a small town to study young adults and their current concerns. Their focus is the daily lives of cousins Kelly (Chelsea Holmes, "At What Cost?") and Shrub Mallet (Sam Straley, "The Kids Are Alright") and their idiosyncratic surroundings. THIS COUNTRY also stars Seann William Scott ("Lethal Weapon," "American Pie") and Aya Cash ("The Boys," "You're the Worst"). In addition, THIS COUNTRY stars Taylor Ortega ("Kim Possible"), YouTuber Krystal Smith and Justin Linville ("What We Do in the Shadows").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Aya Cash as Cheryl
· Chelsea Holmes as Kelly Mallet
· Desmin Borges as Jimmy Jameson
· Jason MacDonald as Bobby
· Justin Linville as Mickey
· Krystal Smith as Big Mandy
· Sam Straley as Shrub Mallet
· Seann William Scott as Father Joe
· Taylor Ortega as Nadine
CREW INFORMATION:
· Angie Stephenson as EP
· Cathy Mason as PROD
· Charlie Cooper as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Daisy May Cooper as EP/CRTR (Original Series)
· Dan Magnante as CO-EP
· Jenny Bicks as CRTR/EP
· Paul Feig as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Rachel Mason as PROD
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· BBC Studios
· Feigco Entertainment
· FOX Entertainment
· Lionsgate Television