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[05/09/19 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 9 - Odds & Ends
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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ADAM & EVE/PATTY'S AUTO/RICHARD LOVELY (FOX) - The network's three remaining comedy pilots will not being moving forward in their current incarnations. Said report further indicates there is "a small chance of [Richard Lovely] being redeveloped" while "Patty's Auto" may be revisited after the upfronts. (Deadline.com)
ANGIE TRIBECA (TBS) - The cable channel has formally pulled the plug on the comedy series after four seasons. Its most recent season rolled out as a two-night stunt in December. (Deadline.com)
BULL (CBS) - Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey are bowing out of the series, which was just renewed for a fourth season. Said decision is reportedly tied to "the wake of the sexual harassment allegations against star Michael Weatherly." (Deadline.com)
FILTHY RICH (FOX) - The Kim Cattrall-led drama pilot remains under consideration at the network with "deals being worked out" for a potential pickup. (Deadline.com)
LOVESTRUCK (FOX) - The pilot for the potential drama - in which the entire first season takes place over the course of single night at a wedding - is not moving forward at the network. Producer 20th Century Fox Television is expected to shop the project elsewhere. (Deadline.com)
MACGYVER (CBS) - Levy Tran's Desi is expected to be named regular on the show's recently ordered fourth season while Terry Matalas has been tapped as co-showrunner alongside Peter M. Lenkov. (Deadline.com)
NANCY DREW (The CW) - Scott Wolf has joined the cast of the just-ordered drama as the title character's father, Carson Drew, "an attorney who has become estranged from his daughter after the death of his wife." He'll replace Freddie Prinze, Jr. from the original pilot as "producers wanted to go on a different direction and the split was amicable." (THR.com)
SOMEONE HAS TO DIE (Netflix, New!) - Manolo Caro ("La Casa de las Flores") has signed a multi-year overall deal with the streaming service. The pact covers his duties on the aforementioned "The House of Flowers" as well as any future development. First up: "Alguien tiene que morir" ("Someone Has to Die"), which is set in Spain in the 1950s. The three-part series "begins when a young man's parents summon him home from Mexico to introduce him to his bride-to-be, and people are shocked when he comes back with Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer. The group realizes that to stay one step ahead of the repressive government, someone will have to die." Caro created the project, with Rafael Ley, Maria Jose Cordova and Carlos Taibo also producing and Monika Revilla and Fernando Perez also writing. (Deadline.com)
WARRIOR (Cinemax) - Dustin Nguyen's Zing has been promoted to series regular for the show's sophomore run while Chen Tang, Celine Buckens, Miranda Raison and Maria Elena Laas have joined the ensemble cast. Tang will play Hong, "a somewhat eccentric but no less deadly hatchet man sent over from China to join the Hop Wei tong's ranks"; with Buckens as Sophie Mercer, "a young, rebellious woman, chafing against the constraints of her blue-blooded upbringing, who crosses family lines to take up the cause of the Irish Workingmen"; Raison as Nellie Davenport, "a wealthy widow who uses her husband's fortunes to ease the plight of young girls forced into prostitution"; and Laas recurring as Rosalita Vega, "a tough, savvy, opportunistic Mexican woman who runs a notorious fight club on San Francisco's famed Barbary Coast." (Deadline.com)
YOU ME HER (Audience) - Production of the series' fifth - and now confirmed as final - season begins on Tuesday, May 21 in Vancouver.





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· ADAM & EVE (FOX)
· ANGIE TRIBECA (TBS)
· BULL (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FILTHY RICH (FOX)
· HOUSE OF FLOWERS, THE (NETFLIX)
· LOVESTRUCK (FOX)
· MACGYVER (CBS)
· NANCY DREW (CW)
· PATTY'S AUTO (FOX)
· RICHARD LOVELY (FOX)
· SOMEONE HAS TO DIE (NETFLIX)
· WARRIOR (CINEMAX)
· YOU ME HER (AUDIENCE)





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