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[01/20/15 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


48 HOURS 'TIL MONDAY (FOX/Universal; W: Charlie Grandy; D: TBA) - The network has given a pilot order to Charlie Grandy's single-camera comedy. TBD Productions' Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan are also behind the half-hour, whose logline is as follows: "A show about one husband's desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell."


FRANKENSTEIN (FOX/20th; W: Rand Ravich; D: TBA) - Rand Ravich's drama has landed a pilot order from the network. Teakwood Lane Productions' Howard Gordon will also executive produce the hour, detailed by FOX as follows: "Ray Pritchard, a morally corrupt retired cop, is given a second chance at life when he is brought back from the dead. Now younger and stronger, Pritchard will have to choose between his old temptations and his new sense of purpose."


LUTHER (FOX/20th; W: Neil Cross; D: TBA) - The network's import of the famed U.K. series has received a cast-contingent pilot order. Peter Chernin, Katherine Pope, Jane Tranter, Julie Gardner and Idris Elba will executive produce for 20th Century Fox Television, Chernin Entertainment and BBC Worldwide Productions alongside creator Neil Cross. It's detailed as follows: "Based on the format and from the same creators of the successful and award-winning BBC series. Centers on John Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions."


PEOPLE ARE TALKING (NBC/Universal; W: D.J. Nash; D: TBA) - D.J. Nash's comedy - about "about a white and a black couple and examines sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about" - has been ordered to pilot at the Peacock. The multi-camera project, previously reported as single-camera, also comes from executive producer Will Packer of Will Packer Productions. (Deadline.com)


ROSEWOOD (FOX, New!) - Todd Harthan has snagged a pilot commitment from the network for a new drama. Temple Hill Entertainment's Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are also on board to executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television-based hour. The logline provided is as follows: "This close-ended, investigative series centers around the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can't argue with the results that his unique perspective provides."


TAKE IT FROM US (NBC/Sony; W: Barry Schwartz & Greg Malins; D: TBA) - The hybrid multi-camera comedy - about "a couple that tells their son the lessons they learned growing up in the '90s in hopes he and his fiancée can avoid making the same mistakes" - is likewise heading to pilot at NBC. 3 Arts Entertainment's Michael Rotenberg and Jonathan Berry also serve as executive producers on the project. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - VH1 has canceled its freshman reality series "LeAnn & Eddie" (People.com); Vanessa Williams is dropping by "The Mindy Project" in a yet-to-be-revealed role (Instagram.com); Nina Arianda has boarded the new season of "Hannibal" as "a strong, vibrant thirtysomething who is not only unperturbed by her husband's dark and occasionally tortured past - but has worked to help him overcome it" (TVLine.com); and Aya Cash will guest on "Modern Family" as "a college interviewer who meets with Alex (Ariel Winter)" (EW.com).






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· 48 HOURS 'TIL MONDAY (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· LEANN & EDDIE (VH1)
· LUTHER (BBC AMERICA)
· LUTHER (FOX)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· ROSEWOOD (FOX)
· SECOND CHANCE (FOX)
· TAKE IT FROM US (NBC)
· TRUTH BE TOLD (NBC)





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