or


[08/19/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 19
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!


BLACKMAIL (NBC, New!) - Newcomers John and Thomas Sonntag have sold a new drama to the Peacock about "a young married couple who, after suffering a life-changing incident, decide to get back at the man responsible by threatening to reveal his infidelity to his fiancée. But when things turn out to be more sinister than the couple originally thought, a dark game of cat-and-mouse sets them on the path to knowing what it means to be a real-life power couple." Lucid Road's Aaron Paul will also executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
BOSCH (Amazon) - Jeffrey Pierce ("The Tomorrow People") will recur on the show's third season as Trevor Dobbs, "who is crisp, out of the military, but the military's not out of him. He's a former lieutenant with a tight knit Special Forces group in Anwar Province." (Deadline.com)
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW) - Yael Grobglas ("Jane the Virgin") will drop by the fellow CW series as Trina, "a dynamic young businesswoman who hires Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) and the Whitefeather folks to represent her firm. As a result, Trina sets Rebecca's life on a surprising new course." (EW.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Joey King (Independence Day: Resurgence) is bound for the show's third season as Frances "Frankie" Kane, "a meta-human with the ability to control metal... but her powers come with a dangerous side-effect, causing her villainous alter ego known as Magenta to emerge." (Comicbook.com)
GOLIATH (Amazon) - Diana Hopper (Hidden Truth) is bound for the newcomer as Denise McBride, "the daughter of Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton) and Michelle McBride (Maria Bello)." (Deadline.com)
INTO THE BADLANDS (AMC) - Nick Frost (The Cornetto Trilogy) has joined the cast of the show's sophomore run as Bajie, "a man with questionable morals and who's always looking for the quick score, he is an irreverent and unlikely new ally to Sunny (Daniel Wu)." (Deadline.com)
LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO) - Katja Herbers ("Manhattan") has booked a top secret, recurring role on the show's final season. (Deadline.com)
MAJOR CRIMES (TNT) - Jaime Ray Newman ("Wicked City") will recur on the show's current season as Wildred Darnell, "the mother of a young White Supremacist responsible for killing several mixed race couples and who got involved with a mass shooting inside the law enforcement community." (TVLine.com)
ORVILLE (FOX) - Peter Macon and J. Lee are the latest additions to the series, which follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. They will play members of the ship's crew alongside Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes. (Deadline.com)
SANTA MONICA SHORES (Freeform, New!) - Patrick Sean Smith ("Greek") has set up a high-concept comedy at the cable channel, no details of which were given. Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Kevin Messick of Gary Sanchez Productions also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)
THIS IS US (NBC) - Janet Montgomery, Katey Sagal and Brad Garrett will all recur on the Peacock's newcomer as "an alluring and intense love interest for sitcom actor Kevin (Justin Hartley)"; Kevin's agent; and "the president of the network that airs Kevin's show, 'The Manny,'" respectively. (EW.com)





  [march 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BLACKMAIL (NBC)
· BOSCH (AMAZON)
· CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GOLIATH (AMAZON)
· GREEK (ABC FAMILY)
· INTO THE BADLANDS (AMC)
· JANE THE VIRGIN (CW)
· LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO)
· MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)
· MANHATTAN (WGN)
· ORVILLE (FOX)
· SANTA MONICA SHORES (FREEFORM)
· THIS IS US (NBC)
· TOMORROW PEOPLE, THE (CW)
· WICKED CITY (ABC)





[03/24/17 - 02:58 PM]
TV One Premieres "The Lost Souls Cafe" on Easter Sunday, April 16 at 6 pm ET
Loretta Devine, Christian Keyes, Kiki Haynes and Ernest L. Thomas star in the film adaptation of Donald Welch's popular inspirational stage play.

[03/24/17 - 01:20 PM]
"Into the Badlands" Is 2017's #1 Returning Cable Series
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 19.

[03/24/17 - 10:51 AM]
Univision Network Casts Marco de la O as Star of New Boundary-Breaking Original Series "El Chapo"
The new ripped-from-the-headlines drama explores the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals over a span of three decades - from 1985, when he was a low level member of the Guadalajara Cartel, his rise to power and his ultimate downfall.

[03/24/17 - 10:38 AM]
John Leguizamo Joins the Cast of "Waco" - Premieres on Paramount Network in 2018
Leguizamo joins the cast as ATF agent Robert Rodriguez, who was was sent into Koresh's Mount Carmel to gather evidence and build a federal case against the Branch Davidians but forged a bond with the people inside.

[03/24/17 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Channel Revs Up Motor Line-Up with New Series "House of Cars" (W/T)
The series, produced by Coolfire Studios, is an original unscripted series that proves building cars isn't just for the pros - it's for anyone who thinks they have what it takes to test their chops on a big build.

[03/24/17 - 10:00 AM]
Leah Remini and Kevin James Reunite on the Two-Part Season Finale of the #1 New Comedy "Kevin Can Wait"
In the two-part finale, Kevin agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise his undercover assignment in an ongoing police investigation where he and fellow cop Vanessa Cellucci (Remini) will, once again, pose as husband and wife.

[03/24/17 - 09:30 AM]
AMC to Air Special Edition of "Talking" After Show Following the "Better Call Saul" Season Three Premiere and Finale Episodes
Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the hour-long talk show will feature series cast, producers and celebrity fans discussing the Emmy(R) nominated series' third season.

[03/24/17 - 08:41 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Pulls in Front with NCAA Coverage
The Eye wins the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/24/17 - 08:02 AM]
"J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film," The Grammy-Nominated Music Star's Second HBO Special, Debuts April 15
In the spirit of his previous outing, this exclusive presentation is a multi-narrative show that combines music performances with intimate interviews documented through Cole's lens.

[03/24/17 - 08:00 AM]
"Charlie Hustle" & "The Big Hurt" Reunite as MLB Analysts for FOX Sports' 2017 Season
"Charlie Hustle" and "The Big Hurt" add to an already impressive baseball cast for FOX Sports, which also includes World Series Champions Alex Rodriguez, and Nick Swisher.

[03/24/17 - 07:26 AM]
Giada De Laurentiis Returns to Her Family's Homeland and Showcases the Food and Culture of Florence in New Season of "Giada in Italy," Premiering Sunday, April 9th at 12PM ET/PT
The series shares Giada's passion for all things Italy - especially the food.

[03/24/17 - 02:52 AM]
Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody Joins "Peaky Blinders" for Series Four
Tom Hardy returns as Jewish gang leader Alfie Solomons, alongside series regulars Natasha O'Keefe and Packy Lee.

[03/23/17 - 07:32 PM]
"This Just In" Celebrates First Daytime Emmy Nomination
Since "This Just In's" 22 episode critically acclaimed first season on PopTV continues to be an overwhelming success, a second season is already planned.

[03/23/17 - 02:46 PM]
CBS Announces Mario Lopez as Host of "Candy Crush" Premiering Sunday, July 9 on CBS
In the new CBS series, the game that has become a worldwide phenomenon comes to life as teams of two people use their wits and physical agility to compete on enormous, interactive game boards featuring next generation technology.

[03/23/17 - 02:32 PM]
National Geographic Announces Ensemble Cast for Global Scripted Event Series "The Long Road Home," Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller
Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, E.J. Bonilla, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Sisto star in the eight-part series.