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[01/11/21 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 11
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!


DES & LOU (NBC, New!) - David Slack has sold a new drama to the network in which "a charming Spanish spy working for Interpol and a cynical American agent from the CIA form a joint task force to stop the plans of a dangerous organization. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship." Universal Television is behind the hour with Hazy Mills Productions' Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner as well as Tiny Riot Entertainment's Jason Egenberg also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
DEXTER LIMITED SERIES (Showtime) - Julia Jones, Alano Miller, Johnny Sequoyah and Jack Alcott have all booked roles in the revival season. Jones will play Angela Bishop, "the first Native American Chief of Police in her town in upstate New York"; with Miller as Logan, "a sergeant for the Iron Lake Police Department and the assistant wrestling coach for the local high school"; Sequoyah as Audrey, "Bishop's brash and opinionated teenage daughter"; and Alcott as Randall, "with whom Dexter (Hall) has a meaningful encounter." (Deadline.com)
GOSSIP GIRL (HBO Max) - Donna Murphy has been tapped to play a high-school headmistress on the upcoming reboot series. (Vulture.com)
I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (Amazon) - The streamer's TV take on the film franchise has cast Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom and Bill Heck in yet-to-be-revealed roles. Production on the project will begin this month in Hawaii. (Deadline.com)
PHYSICAL (Apple TV+) - Geoffrey Arend has joined the cast of the Rose Byrne/Rory Scovel-led series as Jerry, "a longtime friend of Danny (Scovel) and Sheila (Byrne) from their activist days at Berkeley. He's come to stir up some good, and possibly bad, trouble." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED THE BATMAN PROJECT (HBO Max) - Joe Barton has been tapped as the new showrunner of upcoming "The Batman" companion series. He'll take over from Terence Winter, who exited in November over creative differences. (Deadline.com)
WILLOW (Disney+) - Jon M. Chu has bowed out of directing the TV series' debut installment due to scheduling issues. (@jonmchu)
WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT (ABC) - Julia McDermott, Carter Jenkins and Chris Coy are the latest additions to the limited series. They'll play the Mississippi trio at the center of Emmett Till's murder: Carolyn Bryant, her husband Roy Bryant, and his half-brother J.W. Milam, respectively. (Deadline.com)





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· DES & LOU (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER: NEW BLOOD (SHOWTIME)
· GOSSIP GIRL (HBO MAX)
· I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (AMAZON)
· PHYSICAL (APPLE TV PLUS)
· UNTITLED THE BATMAN PROJECT (HBO MAX)
· WILLOW (DISNEY PLUS)
· WOMEN OF THE MOVEMENT (ABC)





[12/06/21 - 01:08 PM]
Performers and Presenters Announced for the 2021 "People's Choice Awards" Tomorrow, December 7 at 9:00PM ET/PT
The 2021 "People's Choice Awards" will air simultaneously on both NBC and E! on Tuesday, December 7 at 9pm ET/PT from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA.

[12/06/21 - 12:15 PM]
All Seasons of "The Office" Coming to Freeform, Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022
To celebrate this new addition, Freeform will air two marathons over New Year's weekend, starting with a countdown of the 30 Best Episodes, as determined by fans and multiple publications, on Saturday, January 1, from 1 p.m.-12 a.m EST/PST.

[12/06/21 - 12:01 PM]
Video: "Punk'd" Season 2 - Official Trailer - The Roku Channel
New season, no shame. Chance the Rapper is back pulling the strings to prank his celebrity friends.

[12/06/21 - 11:35 AM]
"Ken and Barbie Killers: The Lost Murder Tapes" Follows Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka on a Chilling Crime Spree, Captured on Video
ID will air the shocking story over back-to-back nights on Sunday, December 12 and Monday, December 13 beginning at 9/8c, and viewers can binge the entire four-part series on discovery+.

[12/06/21 - 11:13 AM]
E! Saddles Up with New Series "Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules" Premiering Wednesday, January 12 at 9:00PM ET/PT
A special sneak peek of the premiere episode will air on Tuesday, December 7 at 11:00pm ET/PT immediately following the "People's Choice Awards" on E!.

[12/06/21 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "The Fungies" - New Episodes - HBO Max Family
Seth is back! Watch Seth and his fungitown family take on tons of exciting adventures.

[12/06/21 - 10:01 AM]
All-New Special "TMZ's Merry Elfin' Christmas: Bye, Bye 2021!" Premieres Thursday, December 23 at 9/8c on FOX
Joel McHale, Howie Mandel, WWE Champ Becky Lynch, Nene Leakes, and Chrishell Stause are among the featured guests.

[12/06/21 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "MacGruber" - Official Trailer - Peacock Original
After rotting in prison for over a decade, America's ultimate hero and uber patriot MacGruber (Will Forte) is finally released.

[12/06/21 - 09:20 AM]
Television Nominations Announced for the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards
The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics Choice Awards gala, which will broadcast LIVE on The CW and TBS on Sunday, January 9 from 7:00 - 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT).

[12/06/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Matrix Resurrections" - Official Trailer 2 - HBO Max
"The Matrix Resurrections" will be available on December 22 in theaters and on HBO Max, streaming only on the Ad-Free plan in the US for 31 days from its theatrical release.

[12/06/21 - 09:00 AM]
FX Evolves Into Multiplatform Global Programming Brand for Both Linear and Streaming
Additionally, beginning this month, Hulu subscribers will see a shift in "FX on Hulu" branding within the platform and will now find their favorite FX programming, including next day shows from FX linear channels and exclusive original programming, in the new "FX" hub.

[12/06/21 - 08:08 AM]
HGTV's "White House Christmas 2021" Set to Air on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6 pm ET/PT
During the special, which also will be available to stream on discovery+, First Lady Jill Biden will lead host Genevieve Gorder on a room by room tour of the White House as staff and volunteers bring the holiday spirit to life.

[12/06/21 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix Is A Joke: The Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2022 Festival
Produced by Netflix in association with Live Nation, the 11-day comedy fest in Los Angeles will feature over 130 artists.

[12/06/21 - 08:01 AM]
An Extraordinary Group of Renowned Artists Salutes This Year's Honorees in "The 44th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," Wednesday, Dec. 22 on CBS
This year's honorees include Lorne Michaels, Bette Midler, Justino Díaz, Joni Mitchell and Berry Gordy.

[12/06/21 - 03:01 AM]
Video: "Munich - The Edge of War" - Official Trailer - Netflix
In select theaters December and on Netflix January 21.