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[08/04/14 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 4
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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MEMBERS ONLY (ABC/ABC Studios/CTS; W: David O. Russell & Susannah Grant; D: R.J. Cutler) - Actress Natalie Zea ("The Following") and director R.J. Cutler ("Nashville") have both signed onto the drama project, an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-esque soap set at a private country club. She'll play "the beautiful, pedigreed, well-educated Mickey, the most together member of the club's founding family." Betsy Brandt, Boris Kodjoe, Callie Hernandez, Chris Conroy, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Luke Mitchell and Michael Landes also star. Cutler then will work from a script by David O. Russell and Susannah Grant. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos is "positive" that another season of "Arrested Development" is in the offing (USAToday.com); "The Big Bang Theory" co-stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have agreed to new three-year contracts with Warner Bros. Television valued at potentially $1 million per episode (Deadline.com); Vince Vaughn has reportedly been approached for season two of "True Detective" (Deadline.com); Janeane Garofalo's Lyla is departing Bravo's "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" as "part of the natural evolution of the character" (TVLine.com); David Spade will guest on "The Goldbergs" as a "shifty guy who works at an old school '80s photo shop making fake IDs for local teenagers" (EW.com);

Brian Geraghty has joined the cast of "Chicago Fire" as Sean Roman, "a new uniform cop partnered with Burgess (Marina Squerciati)" (THR.com); Eddie McClintock is bound for FOX's new drama "Backstrom" (@EddieMcClintock); Joelle Carter will visit NBC's "Constantine" as Jasmine Fell, "a beautiful but damaged ex-model and back-up singer who is married to a rock star" (TVLine.com); David Cubitt is bound for "Arrow" as Mark Shaw, better known in the world of DC Comics as Manhunter (THR.com); Emily Heller will recur on "Ground Floor" as "a cute girl from the same small town as Jenny (Briga Heelan)" (TVLine.com); Hugh Bonneville will visit ABC's "Galavant" as Peter the Pillager, "a Pirate King who Galavant and Co. encounter on their journey" (TVLine.com); and Josh Segarra's Billy is the latest to be upped to series regular on "Sirens" (THR.com).






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· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· ARROW (CW)
· BACKSTROM (FOX)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CONSTANTINE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· GALAVANT (ABC)
· GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (BRAVO)
· GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC)
· GROUND FLOOR (TBS)
· MEMBERS ONLY (ABC)
· SIRENS (USA)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)





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