or


[10/29/13 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 29
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!


ALLEGED (CBS, New!) - David Rambo and Pat Gilfillan are developing a potential drama at the Eye about "a defense attorney who takes on the most important case of his life: defending his own brother, a successful surgeon and father of two who is accused of murdering his wife." Said effort is set up at CBS Television Studios with Junction Entertainment's Jon Turteltaub and Karim Zreik also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


THE ASCENDANT (FOX, New!) - Drew Chapman has booked a potential drama at the network based on his upcoming first novel about Garrett Reilly, "a 26-year-old NYC bond trader and financial wunderkind who recognizes a huge U.S. Treasury bond selloff and an opportunity to become incredibly rich but stumbles upon something much larger - and scarier: the first attack in a covert war of unthinkable proportions." 20th Century Fox Television is producing. (Deadline.com)


GONE FOR GOOD (NBC, New!) - Alexandra Cunningham ("Prime Suspect") has booked another new drama at the Peacock based on Harlan Coben's best-selling thriller of the same name. Film 44's Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey are also on board to executive produce the project, which tracks Will Klein, "whose endless search for his missing and allegedly murderous brother, Ken, is filled with so many twists and turns it leaves him doubting the actions of everybody he's ever loved." Universal Television is producing the project, which was once developed as an original movie at USA. (Deadline.com)


LITHIUM (FOX, New!) - Michael Horowitz ("Burn Notice") has sold a new drama to the network about "three friends who find their up-and-coming battery start-up threatened by a lack of lithium and decide to use unconventional techniques to solve their problem in Bolivia, leading them into even more trouble." Richard Shepard, Bryan Furst and Sean Furst will also serve as executive producers via their 20th Century Fox Television-based Olé Productions. (Deadline.com)


THE PERFECTIONISTS (The CW, New!) - Sara Shepard's latest book series - billed as "a murder mystery drama" - is being eyed as a new series at the netlet. Arika Lisanne Mittman ("Dexter") is penning the adaptation for Warner Bros. Television with Alloy Entertainment's Leslie Morgenstein and Cheryl Dolins also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED BRET MCKENZIE PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Bret McKenzie ("Flight of the Conchords") has set up an animated comedy at the network about "the exploits of a group of employees toiling away at an almost-obsolete NASA space center in Boulder, Colorado." He'll co-write the project, which has a script and presentation order, alongside Tony Gama-Lobo and Rebecca May (IFC's "Out There") for 20th Century Fox Television. (TVGuide.com)


UNTITLED MATTHEW MICHAEL CARNAHAN/STEVE MCQUEEN PROJECT (HBO, New!) - Director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) is set to team with writer Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z) for a new drama at the pay channel about "a young African-American man's experience entering New York high society, with a past that may not be what it seems." They'll co-write the potential hour with McQueen attached to direct and executive produce alongside Russell Simmons, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman. (Deadline.com)


WORK MOM (ABC Family; W: Grant Levy & Dominik Rothbard; D: Ted Wass) - Lilah Richcreek and Doug Savant will round out of the cast of the comedy pilot, about Heather (Renee Olstead), who finally gets promoted at her digital marketing firm and winds up hiring her recently unemployed mother. Her vivacious mother, Eden (Emily Rutherfurd), mixes up the office in a way no one could have predicted. She'll play portray "the beautiful and aggressively confident Rihanna" while Savant will guest as Thomas, "a widower who operates with a brusque manner and a trademark scowl." Brandon Scott also stars. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Morris Chestnut have joined the cast of TNT's "Legends" as Antonio "Tony" Cimarro, "a quick-witted FBI Deep Cover Operative and a natural-born talent for assuming legends" (Deadline.com); Michael London's Groundswell Productions has inked a first-look deal with Fox 21 to develop series projects targeted for cable (Deadline.com); Scarlett Byrne has likewise joined the cast of "Falling Skies" as "a mysterious young woman with special powers and an unusual connection to the alien invaders" (Deadline.com); Juan Pablo di Pace is bound for "Dallas" as new regular Nicolas Treviño, "a powerful self-made billionaire businessman who comes across as a good, genuine guy, even though there are darker parts of his personality which he's hiding" (Deadline.com);

William Sadler, Andrew Dice Clay and Justin Kirk are among the latest faces set to turn up on "The Blacklist" (EW.com); Maya Rudolph and Glenn Howerton will lend their voices to "Family Guy" as "an avid runner who catches Brian's eye" and "the publisher of a children's book that Joe has been toiling on," respectively (EW.com); "Arrested Development" creator Mitch Hurwitz will guest on "Community" as "Greendale Community College's ultimate party animal" (TVLine.com); and Jordana Spiro will recur on "The Good Wife" as "a tough, funny and smart police detective who's not opposed to mixing business with pleasure" (TVLine.com).






  [november 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ALLEGED (CBS)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· ASCENDANT, THE (FOX)
· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CODES OF CONDUCT (HBO)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· DALLAS (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· FALLING SKIES (TNT)
· FAMILY GUY (FOX)
· FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS (HBO)
· GONE FOR GOOD (NBC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· LEGENDS (TNT)
· LITHIUM (FOX)
· OUT THERE (IFC)
· PERFECTIONISTS, THE (CW)
· PRIME SUSPECT (NBC)
· UNTITLED BRET MCKENZIE PROJECT (FOX)
· WORK MOM (ABC FAMILY)









[11/23/14 - 08:57 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the second week in a row.

[11/23/14 - 08:54 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Cameron Diaz, Ranks As the Night's #1 Telecast on the Big 4 Networks in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22.

[11/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Constantine" Jumps 38% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to Hit Its Highest Rating Since Its Series Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
The network's "Shark Tank" posts a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[11/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday for November Sweep in Adults 18-49 - Hits Season Highs Across the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/21/14 - 03:07 PM]
Netflix to Premiere Globally in March 2015 the New Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Comedy Series Starring Ellie Kemper
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories.

[11/21/14 - 01:30 PM]
Disney XD to Sneak Preview New Original Series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" on Friday, December 5
Emmy Award-winner Henry Winkler guest stars as The Snowman.

[11/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
Feast with the Titans in a Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Teen Titans Go!" Airing Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/21/14 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with Very Merry Episodes
These original episodes join the previously announced holiday music specials as well as perennial holiday favorites.

[11/21/14 - 12:02 PM]
VH1 to Air Special Encore Presentation of "Behind the Music: Aaliyah" on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6PM and 10PM
Aaliyah's family members participated in the original production in 2001 and her brother approved the additions made in the updated 2012 version, which will be seen on Sunday.

[11/21/14 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV's "Off The Chain" Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces 2015 Premiere Dates for Returning Favorite Series and an All-New Network Special
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Raising Whitley" are among the returning class.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere "Lip Sync Battle" from Jimmy Fallon's Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
The announcement was made by Jimmy Fallon last night on "The Tonight Show" during his interview with Stephen Merchant.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
"Home & Family" Primetime Holiday Special Premieres on Hallmark Channel November 24th
Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Genie Francis and Marilu Henner are among the scheduled guests.