or


[06/18/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 18
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!


DEATH PACT (FX/FX Productions; W: Rob Long & Tad Safran; D: Randall Einhorn) - Randall Einhorn ("Wilfred") has been tapped to direct the Tracy Morgan-led comedy pilot, about a formerly lazy, pot-dealing assistant high school coach, who returns to his hometown as a decorated war hero. He runs across three down-on-their-luck friends and former students and sucks them into his new radical self-help philosophy, which involves harsh consequences for failure. Einhorn, who's based at FX Productions, will work from a script by Long and Safran. (Deadline.com)


THE LEFTOVERS (HBO/Warner Bros.; W: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta; D: Peter Berg) - Liv Tyler and Michael Gaston are the latest to board the drama pilot, which takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it's supposed to. She'll play Meg, "a young woman on the verge of getting married, but needing an escape"; while he's set as Dean, "a man who seems to understand that times have changed and addresses it head-on - often violently." Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston and Justin Theroux also star. (Deadline.com)


LINE OF SIGHT (AMC/AMC Studios/FTVS; W: Blake Masters; D: Jonathan Demme) - Jonathan Demme ("A Gifted Man") has signed on to direct and executive produce the drama pilot, about Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on a quest to discover the accident's cause. Masters is behind the hour, which is set up at AMC Studios and Fox Television Studios. (Deadline.com)


WTF AMERICA (FOX/20th; W: Dan Mazer; D: TBA) - Amanda Walsh, Steve Berg, Rebecca Drysdale and Brad Morris have been cast while Nick Thune and Candace Brown will guest star in the comedy pilot, a hybrid scripted/unscripted project which explores small-town America. No details were given about their respective roles. Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo of the studio-based Imagine Television are also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Selma Blair has been dismissed from "Anger Management" in a much-ballyhooed exchange with Charlie Sheen while a new female regular is expected to fill said void (Deadline.com); Oxygen has reportedly given a series order to its Wendy Williams-produced "Secret Celebrity," in which stars such as Nick Lachey, Ice-T & Coco and LuAnn de Lesseps don prosthetic makeup to find out the public really thinks of them (Deadline.com); "How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)" creator Claudia Lonow has inked an overall deal with Universal Television where she'll join the studio's "Sean Saves the World" (Deadline.com);

Kamar de los Reyes will guest on "Pretty Little Liars" as "a respected swimming coach who is famous for having sent athletes to the Olympics" (THR.com); Loretta Devine and Peggy Lipton are the latest faces bound for the new season of "Psych" (THR.com); Nick Offerman has closed a deal to voice the title character of FOX's upcoming "Axe Cop" (TVGuide.com); and T Bone Burnett won't return as executive music producer for season two of "Nashville" (THR.com).






  [may 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ANGER MANAGEMENT (FX)
· AXE COP (FXX)
· CELEBRITIES UNDERCOVER (OXYGEN)
· DEATH PACT (FX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GIFTED MAN, A (CBS)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO)
· LINE OF SIGHT (AMC)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (FREEFORM)
· PSYCH (USA)
· SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (NBC)
· WILFRED (FXX)
· WTF AMERICA (FOX)





[05/26/18 - 12:13 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Conference Finals Game 6 Since 2012
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 25.

[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown
The Eye splits the adults 18-49 honors with NBC and ABC.

[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 25
Updates include: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces fourth season pickup of "The Expanse"; Barbara Boxer to "Run" for FX; and Mick Betancourt joins Syfy's "Deadly Class" as co-showrunner.

[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
E!'s "Total Bellas" Delivers Series High in P18-34 and W18-34 for Season Three Premiere
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" Special
The two-hour special powers the Alphabet to an adults 18-49 victory last night.

[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson And Erika Tham Join The Cast Of The Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
Hannigan will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Ray will play grandmother Nana Possible.

[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
The campaign has now raised over $42 million for children who need it most in America and around the world - totaling more than $145 million in the campaign's first four years in the U.S.

[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 24
Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
MTV Heats Up Summer with the Return of "Floribama Shore"
The 14-episode run will feature original cast members Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios.

[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen "Hair Live!" Is NBC's Next Musical Event
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
Netflix Re-Teaming with Dee Rees for "The Last Thing He Wanted"
The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair's arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.

[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Entertainment Podcast Network Debuts with Fan Favorites "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Good Place"
Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
"Young & Hungry" Returns for "The Last Bite" with a Two Episode Season Premiere, on Wednesday, June 20
The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.