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[12/18/15 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 18
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!


BAD COUPLE (Comedy Central; W: Flint Wainess & Noël Wells; D: Ben Berman) - Morgan Krantz is set to star opposite Noël Wells is the comedy pilot, about Flint and Noël, an inseparable, highly opinionated couple who constantly clash with modern social mores, making life difficult for friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and themselves. Also cast are Lucas Hazlett as Jonas, "Flint and Noël's suave friend who never has a job, but always somehow has money"; Olivia Norman as Claire, "Noel's adorable, yet odd and unfiltered co-worker"; and Lucas Kavner as Eric, "Flint's brother, a put-upon, unlucky-in-love eye doctor." Ben Berman is directing while Chris Romano serves as showrunner. (Deadline.com)


BULLETPROOF (Amazon, New!) - Corey Miller ("Reckless") is spearheading a potential drama at the streaming service about "a female Marine sniper-turned-assassin who is hired to kill a cop." EuropaCorp TV Studios USA president Matthew Gross co-created the hour with Edouard de Vesinne and Thomas Anargyros likewise executive producing. (Variety.com)


UNTITLED GATEWOOD & TANAKA PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Brian Gatewood and Alex Tanaka ("Animal Practice") have sold a new single-camera comedy to the Peacock about "a sports news program dubbed "The Hit Show," where a young YouTube personality is hired to co-anchor with a seasoned pro." Veteran sportscaster Dan Patrick serves as an executive producer on the project, which has a penalty attached, as do Doug Drazin and Happy Madison's Doug Robinson for Sony Pictures Television. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "One Mississippi," "Patriot," "Highston," "Good Girls Revolt" and "Z" have all been ordered to series by Amazon as part of its sixth wave (Facebook.com); Amazon has also renewed "Hand of God," "The Man in the High Castle," "Red Oaks" and "Tumble Leaf" as well as picked up kids pilots "Danger & Eggs," "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and "Niko and the Sword of Light" to series (Deadline.com); Jaime Ray Newman will recur on "Bates Motel" as "an old flame of Alex Romero (Nestor Carbonell) with whom she's still very much in love" (Deadline.com);

Fortune Feimster's Colette Kimball has been upped to series regular on "The Mindy Project" (Deadline.com); Graham Elliot is exiting "MasterChef" after the current "Junior" season (Deadline.com); Megalyn Echikunwoke will transition her animated role of Mari McCabe, a.k.a. DC Comics hero Vixen, to live action on "Arrow" later this season (TVInsider.com); Matt Nable's Ra's al Ghul will turn up in the ninth episode of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (ComicBook.com); Teri Reeves has been cast as the now adult Dorothy Gale on "Once Upon a Time" (TVLine.com); and Cinemax has commissioned a script for a potential third season premiere of "The Knick," which wrapped its sophomore run this evening (Variety.com).






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· ANIMAL PRACTICE (NBC)
· ARROW (CW)
· BAD COUPLE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)
· BULLETPROOF (AMAZON)
· DANGER & EGGS (AMAZON)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD GIRLS REVOLT (AMAZON)
· HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· HIGHSTON (AMAZON)
· IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE (AMAZON)
· KNICK, THE (CINEMAX)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· MASTERCHEF (FOX)
· MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· NIKO AND THE SWORD OF LIGHT (AMAZON)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· ONE MISSISSIPPI (AMAZON)
· PATRIOT (AMAZON)
· RECKLESS (CBS)
· RED OAKS (AMAZON)
· TUMBLE LEAF (AMAZON)
· UNTITLED GATEWOOD & TANAKA PROJECT (NBC)
· Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (AMAZON)





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