[01/12/18 - 11:27 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 12
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BELLEVUE (NBC) - David Schulner's drama - about "the new director of Bellevue Hospital, whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care" - is heading to pilot at the Peacock. Peter Horton will direct and executive produce alongside Schulner for Universal Television. Eric Manheimer, author of "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital," is producing. (Deadline.com)
DAILYMAILTV (Syndication) - The syndicated series - featuring "top stories from DailyMail.com, ranging from exclusives to breaking news, showbiz, crime, health and science and technology, five days a week" - has been cleared for a second season. (Deadline.com)
DYNASTY (The CW) - J.R. Cacia has been tapped to recur as Rick Morales, "an ambitious and principled political journalist whose focus is on breaking high-profile scandals. Rick's latest story thrusts him into the Carringtons' orbit, where he reunites with Cristal (Nathalie Kelley), a former co-worker and friend - and perhaps more." (Deadline.com)
IN BETWEEN LIVES (NBC, New!) - Moira Kirland ("Madam Secretary") has scored a pilot commitment from the Peacock for a new drama which "centers on a mysterious young woman who reluctantly uses her gift of clairvoyance to help a veteran LAPD detective and a damaged ex-FBI outsider solve the most unnerving and challenging cases the city encounters." Heyday Television's David Heyman and Nancy Cotton will also executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
UPLOAD (Amazon) - Andy Allo has been cast opposite Robbie Amell in the single-camera comedy pilot, "set in the future where humans are able to "upload" themselves into their preferred choice of afterlife. When Nathan (Amell) meets his early death, he is greeted by Nora (Allo) in his version of heaven. The series follows the two as Nathan grows accustomed to life away from his loved ones, and the alive Nora struggles to stay afloat working her job alongside Nathan in the afterlife." (Deadline.com)
WILL & GRACE (NBC) - Vanessa Bayer and Cheyenne Jackson will both drop by an upcoming episode in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity. (TVLine.com)

  [january 2018]  


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