[03/17/15 - 11:28 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, March 17 Updates include: Dominic Purcell joins The CW's "Arrow/The Flash" spin-off; Cara Buono bound for "Endgame" at NBC; and Kristin Bauer van Straten cast in ABC's "The Kingmakers."
[03/05/15 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Thursday, March 5 Updates include: Rutina Wesley bound for "The Broad Squad" at ABC; Daniel Sharman tapped for "LFE" at CBS; and Matthew Lillard cast in NBC's "Problem Child."
[02/27/15 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 27 Updates include: Tom Ellis set as "Lucifer" at FOX; Terry O'Quinn to lead ABC's "The Adversaries"; and Dave Annable boards "Heart Matters" at NBC.
[02/20/15 - 11:57 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 20 Updates include: MTV passes on "Self Promotion"; Laurie Holden heads to "Chicago Med" at NBC; and Morris Chestnut set as lead on FOX's "Rosewood."
[01/13/15 - 11:38 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, January 13 Updates include: John Rhys-Davies bound for MTV's "Shannara"; Shoshana Bush to lead ABC Family's "Tough Cookie"; and FOX formally pulls the plug on "Red Band Society."
[10/30/14 - 11:14 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 30 Updates include: Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston's "The Night Manager" lands at AMC; lead roles being cast on CBS's "Supergirl"; and "Game of Thrones" co-stars land big raises.
[10/23/14 - 11:36 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 23 Updates include: Alice Braga to lead "Queen of the South" for USA; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to bring Archie Comics' "Riverdale" to the small screen at FOX; and Lindsey Gort cast in MTV's "Self Promotion."
[10/22/14 - 11:31 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 22 Updates include: FOX gives "Red Band Society" four additional scripts; Amanda Righetti boards "The Colony" at USA; and "Bewitched," "Hitch" TV series in the works at NBC, FOX.
[10/15/14 - 11:33 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 15 Updates include: NBC rescinds series order for "Mission Control"; ABC asks for additional scripts from freshman trio; and Archie Panjabi to depart "The Good Wife" for potential pilot at 20th Century Fox Television.
[09/19/14 - 11:32 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 19 Updates include: CBS gives big commitment to "Supergirl"; HBO lands Joe Paterno/Jerry Sandusky film from Brian De Palma; and Jim Sheridan to adapt "In America" as TV series, also at HBO.
[09/12/14 - 11:18 PM] Development Update: Friday, September 12 Updates include: Brad Copeland to pen ABC's comedy for Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo; Jeff Astrof gets pilot production commitment from CBS; and AMC in talks to co-produce former Xbox series "Humans."
[07/22/14 - 11:15 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, July 22 Updates include: Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood first to board HBO's "Westworld"; Ken Jeong to topline comedy pilot for MTV; and Elisabeth Rohm joins the cast of CBS's "Stalker."
[03/07/14 - 11:19 PM] Development Update: Friday, March 7 Updates include: Felicity Huffman tapped for "American Crime" at ABC; Rebecca Romijn cast in NBC's "The Pro"; and Dave Annable scores a role in FOX's "Red Band Society."
[03/05/14 - 11:01 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, March 5 Updates include: Patricia Arquette to lead latest "CSI" spin-off at CBS; Diogo Morgado cast in The CW's "The Messengers"; and Penelope Ann Miller, Timothy Hutton board ABC's "American Crime."
[02/18/14 - 11:52 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 18 Updates include: CBS eyes "CSI" spin-off focusing on cyber crimes; Karen Gillan to star in ABC's "Selfie"; and Christine Woods lands female lead in NBC's "Two to Go."
[02/14/14 - 11:44 PM] Development Update: Friday, February 14 Updates include: Jane Krakowski to lead FOX's "Dead Boss"; Alyson Hannigan to spend "More Time with Family" at CBS; and Mary-Louise Parker-led "Feed Me" gets pilot order at NBC.
[02/11/14 - 11:56 PM] Development Update: Tuesday, February 11 Updates include: MTV's "Eye Candy," HBO's "The Brink" get series orders; Greta Gerwig to topline "How I Met Your Dad" at CBS; and JoAnna Garcia Swisher is the first to board ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club."
[01/17/14 - 11:24 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 17 Updates include: Tyler Ritter to star "The McCarthys" at CBS; "Red Band Society," "Runner" on track for series at FOX; and Mary Steenburgen to recur on FX's "Justified."
[11/14/13 - 11:27 PM] Development Update: Thursday, November 14 Updates include: Jack Black, Tim Robbins cast in HBO's "The Brink"; Starz's "Power" adds trio; and Paul Scheuring, Shekhar Kapur team for "Rasputin" at FX.
[10/26/11 - 10:59 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 26 Updates include: Jerry O'Connell, Jim Gaffigan to star in comedies for CBS, NBC; Dan Lauria to star in TBS's "Sullivan & Son"; and Austin Butler is the latest to "Intercept" at ABC Family.
SEASON(S): 1 (13 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 1/13/15
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, May 2014) What if a hospital was your high school, boarding school and summer camp rolled into one? What if it was the place where you fell in love for the first time and made friendships that lasted a lifetime? And what if it was all weirdly hilarious and the most fun you ever had in your entire life? This is the world of RED BAND SOCIETY. From Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television, starring Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer ("The Help," "Fruitvale Station") and based on the award-winning Spanish series, "Polseres Vermelles," RED BAND SOCIETY is a provocative, unconventional and, at times, comic high school drama told through the eyes of a group of teenagers who meet as patients in the pediatric ward of Ocean Park Hospital in Los Angeles. The series is part comedy, part drama, with a tone that's unique unto itself. Twelve-year-old narrator CHARLIE (Griffin Gluck, "Back in the Game," "Private Practice") is in a coma in the hospital. Charlie's friends and fellow patients include JORDI PALACIOS (Nolan Sotillo, "Prom"), a 16-year-old who illegally crosses the Mexican border into California to seek out treatment at the renowned hospital. What he soon discovers is that it's not his illness that's going to change his life, but his new friends. Also at the hospital is LEO ROTH (Charlie Rowe, "Neverland," "Pirate Radio"). At 16, Leo is charismatic and independent. But after living at the hospital for a year, he's starting to lose his way. When he's forced to room with Jordi, he's angry and resentful, until he realizes they are more alike than he could imagine. The pediatric ward is run by NURSE JACKSON (Spencer), a caregiver with a take-no-prisoners approach to getting these kids through the most difficult part of their lives. Overseeing much of the treatment in the ward is DR. JACK McANDREW (Dave Annable, "Brothers & Sisters," "666 Park Avenue"), the country's top pediatric surgeon. Also attending to the patients is the naïve and gullible Nurse BRITTANY DOBLER (newcomer Rebecca Rittenhouse), who allows the kids to get away with things they probably shouldn't. Among those taking advantage of Nurse Dobler is Leo's best friend, DASH HOSNEY (Brian Bradley, aka Astro, "The X Factor"). Suffering from cystic fibrosis, 16-year-old Dash is determined to live every day as if it's his last. Also on the ward is 15-year-old EMMA CHOTA (Ciara Bravo, "Big Time Rush"), Leo's on-again-off-again girlfriend, who suffers from an eating disorder. Rounding out this group of patients is "mean girl" KARA SOUDERS (Zoe Levin, "Arrested Development," "The Way Way Back"), a 16-year-old cheerleader who is brought in with heart failure and shares a room with Charlie. Daring everyone to up their game, she also goes head-to-head with Nurse Jackson. Although many young patients who are seriously ill make complete recoveries, that day seems a long way off for these teens. And as they confront questions of life and death which no one at that age should have to face, a kinship based on these shared experiences is created - a bond represented by the red hospital bands issued to them upon admittance. This is the story of the RED BAND SOCIETY. RED BAND SOCIETY is produced by ABC Studios in association with Amblin Television. The series is executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, Margaret Nagle ("Boardwalk Empire," "The Good Lie"), Justin Falvey ("The Americans," "Falling Skies"), Darryl Frank ("The Americans," "Falling Skies") and Sergio Aguero ("No Reservations," "Y Tu Mama Tambien"). Nagle wrote the pilot and developed the project for American television. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (GLEE, "American Horror Story") directed the pilot.