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[08/30/18 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 30
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BOSCH (Amazon) - Jacqueline Obradors is the latest set to recur on the show's fifth season as Detective Christina Vega, "who's been brought up to work in homicide. She feels the promotion has been a long time coming and is determined to prove her worth as quickly as possible." (Deadline.com)
BOYS, THE (Amazon) - Jennifer Esposito has booked a five-episode arc on the comic-book-turned-TV series as CIA Agent Susan Raynor. (Deadline.com)
E IS FOR EDIE (Charter, New!) - Jeanie Bergen's semi-autobiographical dark comedy series - about "when a single woman becomes the sole caregiver to her disabled sister" - has reportedly been acquired by Charter Communications. Abominable Pictures is behind the project with Kate Robin, Brittany Cope and Jonathan Stern also serving as executive producers. No other details were given. (Variety.com)
FIX, THE (ABC) - Robert Wisdom is slated to recur on the midseason drama as Buck Neal, "an investigator who works closely with Ezra Wolf (Scott Cohen)." (Deadline.com)
FOR ALL MANKIND (Apple) - Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, Eric Ladin, Arturo Del Puerto and Rebecca Wisocky are all bound for the space race drama. VanSanten will play Karen Baldwin, "the wife of astronaut Edward Baldwin (Joel Kinnaman)"; with Schmidt as "a NASA engineer named Margo Madison"; Ladin as Gene Kranz, "one of the heads of mission control"; Del Puerto as Octavio Rosales, "an immigrant looking for a better life for his family"; and Wisocky as Marge Slayton, "the wife of the head of the astronaut program." (Deadline.com, THR.com)
FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC) - Jaleel White will drop by an upcoming episode as Calvin, "the sarcastic and under-appreciated general manager of a car dealership where Randall Park's Louis buys an RV. Calvin does all the work for the dealership, but he is forced to play second fiddle whenever his boss comes to visit." (TVLine.com)
GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS) - Malik Yoba has scored a recurring role on the freshman drama as Miles's (Brandon Micheal Hall) uncle Terrence, "with whom he has a special bond." (Deadline.com)
IT'S A MAN'S WORLD (YouTube, New!) - Theresa Rebeck has scored a pilot order from the streaming service for a new comedy which centers on Emma, "a successful video game design executive and the sole breadwinner for her family who is used to dodging the land mines that come with being a woman in a male-dominated field. When she gets fired without explanation and finds that she's being blacklisted by everyone in her industry, Emma decides to dress as a man to get a new job and to continue supporting her family. As strange and politically incorrect as Emma's new life may be, she begins to enjoy the newfound ease of access and power that comes with being a man." Rebeck will pen the ITV Studios America-based half-hour (from an original script by Heidi Schreck) and executive produce alongside Assembly Entertainment's Christina Wayne with Jill Greenberg as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
OUR LADY, LTD (Epix) - Jimmi Simpson is set to star opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the drama series as James, "a disgraced firefighter, seizes a chance, illicit opportunity to reverse his life's worsening course. When his plan veers dangerously off track, James must call on strength and fortitude he did not know he possessed in order to survive it all." (Deadline.com)
PURGE, THE (USA) - Jessica Miesel is the latest to recur on the movie-turned-TV series as Alison, "who dreams of a corner office and promotion." (Deadline.com)
SHAMELESS (Showtime) - Co-star Emmy Rossum took to social media today to confirm the upcoming ninth season of the series will be her last. (@emmyrossum)
SNEAKY PETE (Amazon) - Efrat Dor has snagged a recurring role on the show's third season as Lizzie, "an amoral con woman with boundless skill and no moral conscience. She's not mean spirited. She's more of a nihilist. Life has no meaning, so do what you want, and live for the thrill of today." (Deadline.com)





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· BOSCH (AMAZON)
· BOYS, THE (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· E IS FOR EDIE (SPECTRUM)
· FIX, THE (ABC)
· FOR ALL MANKIND (APPLE TV PLUS)
· FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
· GOD FRIENDED ME (CBS)
· IT'S A MAN'S WORLD (YOUTUBE)
· PERPETUAL GRACE, LTD (EPIX)
· PURGE, THE (USA)
· SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME)
· SNEAKY PETE (AMAZON)





[08/16/19 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 16
Updates include: CBS cancels "Instinct" after two seasons; Syfy pulls the plug on "Krypton," spin-off "Lobo"; and YouTube nixes both "Step Up: High Water" and "Wayne."

[08/16/19 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Comedy Series "Silicon Valley" Returns October 27 for Sixth and Final Season
The Emmy(R)-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comedic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

[08/16/19 - 11:00 AM]
Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta
The HBO series is a dual coming-of-age story chronicling the personal and sexual journeys of an empty-nest mother and her college freshman son, who both embrace their newfound freedom with mixed results.

[08/16/19 - 09:09 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Offers First Two Episodes of "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" for Free Early Sampling
The 10-episode series will officially premiere Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/19 - 09:06 AM]
Priscilla Presley & John Eddie to Create "Agent King," An Animated Adult Action Comedy Featuring Elvis Presley as a Covert Government Agent, for Netflix
Mike Arnold will serve as showrunner on the project.

[08/16/19 - 09:00 AM]
Hot Dog! "Mickey Mouse Mixed-Up Adventures," A New Chapter of Disney Junior's Hit Series "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," Debuts Monday, Oct. 14
That same day, a new series of shorts, "Hot Diggity-Dog Tales" starring Mickey and "mouse's best friend" Pluto will also debut on Disney Channel, Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.

[08/16/19 - 08:04 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; CBS Wins Total Viewers
NFL preseason on local stations once again effects the preliminary numbers.

[08/16/19 - 08:01 AM]
"Raising Dion," Starring Alisha Wainwright, Ja'Siah Young and Michael B. Jordan, Comes to Netflix on October 4
The series is the story of a widowed mother who must protect her son after he starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities.

[08/16/19 - 07:19 AM]
"Peaky Blinders" - Season 5 to Launch Friday October 4th, at 12:01 AM PT on Netflix
An epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, "Peaky Blinders" follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament.

[08/16/19 - 06:00 AM]
NFL Films' "A Lifetime of Sundays" to Debut on ESPN and ABC in Celebration of the NFL's 100th Season
The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated Video on Demand until September 15 when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.

[08/16/19 - 05:33 AM]
AMC Commissions Three Part Drama "Quiz," Directed by Stephen Frears and Produced by Left Bank Pictures
The project stars Matthew Macfadyen, Michael Sheen, Sian Clifford, Mark Bonnar, Helen McCrory, Michael Jibson and Aisling Bea.

[08/15/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 15
Updates include: A&E to wrap "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" with two-hour special; NBCUniversal's streaming service adds two projects; and Ewan McGregor to star in Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+.

[08/15/19 - 04:38 PM]
Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami to Direct Aubrey Plaza in Feature Comedy "Hope" for Netflix
The comedic duo are following their female-driven comedy "The Breaker Upperers," which they also co-wrote and starred in, and premiered on Netflix in February.

[08/15/19 - 01:15 PM]
"To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You" Premieres February 12 on Netflix
The sequel will be followed by a third film: "To All the Boys: Always and Forever Lara Jean," already in production.

[08/15/19 - 11:04 AM]
"The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" Announces Live Democratic Presidential Primary Debate Coverage on Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 P.M. Eastern
As part of its Votegasm 2020 coverage, the series will air live at 11:00 p.m. ET on Comedy Central and react in real time across its social media accounts.