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[04/03/18 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 3
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO) - Crystal Fox and Mo McRae have both joined the cast of the show's second season while Kathryn Newton (Abigail Carlson), Robin Weigert (Amanda Reisman), Merrin Dungey (Adrienne Quinland) and Sarah Sokolovic (Tori Bachman) are all slated to return. Fox will play Elizabeth Howard with McRae as Michael Perkins. (Deadline.com)
DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (The CW) - Jes Macallan's Ava Sharpe is set to become a series regular for the show's just-ordered fourth season. She joins Matt Ryan's John Constantine, who is also due back as a regular. (EW.com)
GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA) - Katrina Lenk will recur on the current season as Nafatali Amado, "the fiancée of Colin Sweeney (Dylan Baker)." (Deadline.com)
MRS. FLETCHER (HBO, New!) - Actress Kathryn Hahn, director Nicole Holofcener and writer Tom Perrotta are set to team for a small screen take on the latter's novel, "about an empty-nest mom (played by Hahn) and her college-student son who embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results." The comedy has a pilot order from the pay channel with Jessi Klein and Sarah Condon also serving as executive producers. Hahn's Eve Fletcher is further detailed as "a divorced woman who drops her only child off at college and returns home to a very empty nest. Hoping to jump-start her love life, she adopts a sexy new persona and discovers that her world is full of unexpected - and sometimes complicated - erotic possibilities." (Deadline.com)
PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS) - Mike Castle has scored a role on the multi-camera comedy pilot as Mike, "a physician from rural Ohio who is married to Leela (Hina Abdullah) and primarily is concerned with living to the age of a 120." (Deadline.com)
SALVATION (CBS) - Jonathan Silverman, real-life husband of co-star Jennifer Finnigan, will recur on the upcoming season as Roland Kavanaugh, "White House Counsel for President Mackenzie's administration." Additionally, Taylor Cole will return as Fiona Lane, "Harris' onetime fling who joins the government's asteroid deflection team (... as flings do... ) and thus creates friction for Harris and Grace." (TVLine.com)
UNTITLED ANISTON & WITHERSPOON PROJECT (Apple) - Kerry Ehrin has signed onto the much-ballyhooed project as showrunner as part of an overall deal with the company. She'll succeed creator Jay Carson, who has parted ways due to creative differences. (Deadline.com)





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· BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA)
· MORNING SHOW, THE (APPLE TV PLUS)
· MRS. FLETCHER (HBO)
· PANDAS IN NEW YORK (CBS)
· SALVATION (CBS)





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[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
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[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
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