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[04/12/17 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CHI, THE (Showtime) - Adam Glass has signed a two-year overall deal with Fox 21 Television Studios where he'll join the upcoming Showtime drama as a co-executive producer. Glass most recently served an executive producer/co-showrunner on "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders." (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - Kris Bryant and Jake Arrieta of Chicago Cubs are both slated to appear on the show's May 16 season finale as themselves. Sportscaster Mike Tirico will also be featured in said installment. (Deadline.com)
CONDOR (Audience) - The Max Irons/Mira Sorvino-led drama - about Joe Turner (Irons), "a young CIA analyst whose idealism is tested when he stumbles onto a terrible but brilliant plan that threatens the lives of millions" - has rounded out its principal cast. William Hurt will play Bob Partridge, "a decorated field operative, who's tried to make changes for the better while at the CIA, including recruiting a team of the country's top young minds to come up with out-of-the-box solutions to some of the United States' most intractable problems." Bob Balaban then is set as Reuel Abbott, "a brilliant and exacting man who has risen to the top tier of CIA management in his 30-year career there."

Also on board are Leem Lubany as Gabrielle Joubert, "an elite Special Forces operative whose formidable physical talents are matched by a deep emotional imbalance"; Kristen Hager as Mae Barber, "an ER doctor, mother of two and wife to a CIA agent who she will soon realize is not the man she thought she knew"; Angel Bonanni as Deacon Mailer, "a former Special Forces operative who was captured and tortured by terrorists, fueling a hatred for radical Islam and making him the perfect operative for an extralegal CIA assassination program"; Christina Moses as Sharla Shepard, "an FBI agent who's surprised to find herself detailed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force"; Katherine Cunningham as Kathy Hale, "a corporate lawyer who's lonely and dissatisfied with her buttoned-up life"; Gabriel Hogan as Boyd Francis, "a Special Forces operative who is part of the Joint Terrorism Taskforce response team"; and Kristoffer Polaha as Sam Barber, "a career Special Forces operative and Joe Turner's closest friend." (Deadline.com)


SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Calista Flockhart will reprise her role of Cat Grant on the show's final two episodes this season. (Deadline.com)
UNREAL (Lifetime) - Tracie Thoms is set to recur on the upcoming season as Fiona, "a close friend of Quinn (Constance Zimmer) since early in their careers. Fiona is a high-end executive in the entertainment industry; a fun-loving, gorgeous gay woman with swagger." (Deadline.com)
VIKINGS (History) - Erik Madsen has been tapped as King Hemming, "a Danish King that leads a Viking Army against the Saxons," on the show's fifth season. (Deadline.com)





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· CHI, THE (SHOWTIME)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· CONDOR (AUDIENCE)
· CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)
· UNREAL (HULU)
· VIKINGS (HISTORY)





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