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[04/12/18 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 12
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!


FINDING JUSTICE (BET, New!) - Seven Bucks Productions has landed a six-episode order for a new docu-series which "tells the powerful stories of heroes, leaders, advocates and change agents in African American communities across America as they uncover injustices and fight to bring healing and change." The company's Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia will executive produce alongside Leepson Bounds' David Leepson. (Deadline.com)
L.A.'S FINEST (A.K.A. UNTITLED BAD BOYS SPIN-OFF PROJECT) (NBC) - The proposed Gabrielle Union/Jessica Alba-led spin-off project has landed the official moniker of "L.A.'s Finest." (Deadline.com)
MAD ABOUT YOU (TBA) - Co-stars Helen Hunt and Paul Reiser, as well as co-creator Danny Jacobson, have all closed deals with Sony Pictures TV to return for a potential revival. NBC originally aired the series from 1992-99, where it received five Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series. Hunt won Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series four years in a row (1996-99). No network is currently attached. (Deadline.com)
RUN (HBO, New!) - Vicky Jones has scored a pilot order from the pay channel for a "romantic comedic thriller about ex-lovers who made a pact 15 years ago that if they ever needed to escape life, they could send each other a simple text message - "RUN" - and impulsively disappear together." Entertainment One is behind the project with DryWhite's Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who will recur on camera as Flick, and Wigwam Films' Emily Leo also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
TRIAL & ERROR (NBC) - Michael Hitchcock will recur on the upcoming second season as Jesse Ray Beaumont: "A genius, paranoid horologist from the Deep South, Jesse was tried and convicted for the murder of Lavinia's (Kristin Chenoweth) brother Chet nine years ago." (Deadline.com)





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· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FINDING JUSTICE (BET)
· LA'S FINEST (SPECTRUM)
· MAD ABOUT YOU (SPECTRUM)
· RUN (HBO)
· TRIAL & ERROR (NBC)





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