[05/30/13 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 30
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!

THE FAMILY GUIDE (NBC/Universal; W: D.J. Nash; D: David Schwimmer) - Jenna Elfman ("1600 Penn") is in talks to join the cast of the midseason comedy, about Henry (Eli Baker), a 14-year-old boy who watches his family - blind father Mel (J.K. Simmons), immature mom Joyce, rebellious older sister Katie (Ava Deluca-Verley) and their dog Elvis - come closer together post-divorce. She'd succeed Parker Posey, who exited the series shortly after its pickup. Lance Lim also stars while Jason Bateman serves as the show's narrator. (TVLine.com)

QUARRY (Cinemax; W: Graham Gordy & Michael D. Fuller; D: John Hillcoat) - Skipp Sudduth ("The Good Wife") has boarded the drama pilot, about "a Marine sniper (Logan Marshall-Green) who returns home from Vietnam in 1973 to find that he's been shunned by those he loves and demonized in public." He'll play Lloyd, the father to Logan Marshall Green's title character who "is coarse and a veteran like Quarry who lives with a woman who completely disagrees with the Vietnam war and isn't supportive of his son." Noah Taylor also stars. (THR.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have both confirmed their exits from "American Idol" (@Nicki Minaj, @PMK_BNC); "Revenge" co-stars Ashley Madekwe and Connor Paolo won't be back for season three as the former's option wasn't picked up while the latter was written out (Deadline.com); Sam Page and Molly Parker have both joined the cast of "House of Cards" in unspecified roles (TVLine.com); Eli Attie has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where he'll join the studio's "Mind Games" as a co-executive producer (Deadline.com);

John Glenn, who penned NBC's "Hatfields & McCoys" pilot, has signed a two-year overall deal with Universal Television (Deadline.com); Vali Chandrasekaran likewise has set up shop at ABC Studios via a two-year overall deal (Deadline.com); Robin Schwartz will succeed JoAnn Alfano as the head of TV for Brillstein Entertainment Partners, which recently signed a new two-year overall deal with ABC Studios (Deadline.com); and "Dexter" executive producer Tim Schlattmann has inked a blind two-script deal with Warner Bros. Television (Deadline.com).

  [october 2016]  

· 1600 PENN (NBC)

[10/27/16 - 02:40 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Original Docuseries "Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath"
Remini, along with high level former Scientology executives and Church members, delves deep into shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences.

[10/27/16 - 02:06 PM]
Unexpected Motherhood Explored in Lifetime's Two New Series, "30 Something Grandma" and "Knocked Up"
Look for the newcomers on November 15 and December 6, respectively.

[10/27/16 - 02:05 PM]
truTV's Short-Form Comedy Series "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack" Returns Wednesday, Nov. 2
In this weekly showcase, comedy fans will be treated to a lineup of original offerings from some of the biggest and brightest creators spanning a variety of styles from character-driven shorts to animation to music videos and much more.

[10/27/16 - 01:06 PM]
Universal Cable Productions Announces Multiple Licensed Product Partners for "Mr. Robot"
Available just in time for Halloween, Rasta Imposta's iconic fsociety mask is available now at retailers nationwide including Amazon, Costume Super Center, Hot Topic, Party City, Spirit Halloween and Spencers.

[10/27/16 - 12:49 PM]
WE tv Announces New Paranormal Docu-Series "Ghosts in the Hood" Premiering on Thursday, January 5, 2017
The show follows the ghost-hunting team of O.P.O. (Official Paranormal Operations), who go where other ghost hunters typically don't - from the LBC to Altadena - bringing their signature humor along with them.

[10/27/16 - 12:46 PM]
Are You Cameron Ready? Netflix Announces Launch Date for Unscripted Series "Chasing Cameron"
The 10-episode series, which follows digital influencer Cameron Dallas, will launch globally on December 27 at 12:01am PST.

[10/27/16 - 11:54 AM]
Video: "24: Legacy" Trailer Reaches 7.0 Million Views in 24 Hours
The two-night premiere event airs Sunday, February 5, following "Super Bowl LI," and continues Monday, February 6, on FOX.

[10/27/16 - 11:33 AM]
Freeform Serves Up a Fifth Season of Popular Comedy "Young & Hungry"
The new season will kick off production next week and will premiere in 2017.

[10/27/16 - 11:17 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer for "Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60"
Filmed at the The Wilbur Theatre in Boston, the outrageously funny stand-up special features Carvey's distinctive brand of comedy.

[10/27/16 - 11:10 AM]
Ali Khan's Search for the Best "Cheap Eats" Across the Country Continues on the Series Return on Cooking Channel
Come along and join this budget-conscious culinary tour beginning on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/27/16 - 11:01 AM]
Pop Orders Second Season of Its Original Scripted Comedy "Nightcap" in Advance of Its Nov. 16 Series Premiere
Pop will premiere with two back-to-back episodes featuring guest stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Andy Cohen in episode one, and Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Norton and Nate Berkus in episode two.

[10/27/16 - 10:33 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Six New and Returning Series Growing the Network's Robust Slate
The network confirmed new season orders for fan-favorites "Southern Charm" season four as well as "Shahs of Sunset" season six and "Million Dollar Listing New York" season six.

[10/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Mommy Dead and Dearest," The Shocking True Crime Story About the Murder of Dee Dee Blanchard and the Disturbing Life of Her Daughter, Gypsy Rose, to Debut in March 2017, Exclusively on HBO
In the film, provocative documentarian Erin Lee Carr again explores a crime in the age of social media.

[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
Freeform Celebrates 20 Years of Christmas Cheer with the "25 Days of Christmas" Programming Event Starting Thursday, December 1
This year's merriest programming stunt includes the network television premiere of "Holiday Joy" and the Freeform premieres of "Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups," "Snow Buddies" and "Just Friends."

[10/27/16 - 10:00 AM]
"Bones: The Final Chapter" to Premiere Tuesday, January 3, on FOX
The 12-episode run will celebrate the inventive series and bring the storylines of Brennan (Emily Deschanel), Booth (David Boreanaz) and the Jeffersonian-FBI team to a close, allowing the show's loyal fans to say goodbye to these indelible characters.