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[07/27/16 - 11:07 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 27
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!


AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC) - Meg Donnelly has joined the cast of the new comedy as Taylor, "the eldest of the three Otto children who was an awkward homely dork up until about three months ago when she suddenly got beautiful and is embarking on a new stage in her life." She replaces Johnny Sequoyah from the original pilot. (Deadline.com)
ELEMENTARY (CBS) - Nelsan Ellis ("True Blood") has been tapped for a three-episode arc as Shinwell Johnson, "a former drug dealer who's struggling to get his life back on track after a long stint in prison. A surgical patient of Watson's (Lucy Liu) more than a decade ago, Shinwell reappears in her life as a helpful tipster in a murder investigation." (TVLine.com)
GRIMM (NBC) - Chris McKenna ("State of Affairs") will guest on the series as Lt. Grossante, "a formidable and driven military-type cop." (TVLine.com)
HOMELAND (Showtime) - Elizabeth Marvel ("House of Cards") has been cast as President-Elect Elizabeth Keane on the upcoming sixth season. (Deadline.com)
LAST TYCOON, THE (Amazon) - The streaming service has reportedly ordered the pilot - starring Matt Bomer, Kelsey Grammer, Rosemarie DeWitt and Lily Collins - to series. (Deadline.com)
MACGYVER (CBS) - Tristin Mays ("The Vampire Diaries") will round out the cast of the newcomer as Riley Davis, "a highly unpredictable computer hacker who isn't exactly thrilled to be working alongside MacGyver and his team - but it sure beats rotting in prison, right?" (TVLine.com)





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· AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ELEMENTARY (CBS)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)
· HOUSE OF CARDS (NETFLIX)
· LAST TYCOON, THE (AMAZON)
· MACGYVER (CBS)
· STATE OF AFFAIRS (NBC)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)





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