or


[09/08/16 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 8
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!


99 PROBLEMS (CBS, New!) - Austen Earl ("The Millers") has sold a hybrid format comedy to the Eye about "three very different couples from different backgrounds who all have a child in the same first-grade class and are exposed to the same inciting problem each week - which affects them in different ways." Amigos de Garcia's Greg Garcia and Alix Jaffe also serve as executive producers for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
AMERICAN HERITAGE (ABC, New!) - Taylor Hamra ("Nashville") has sold a new drama to the Alphabet about "two families of vastly different cultures who suddenly collide when they realize their histories aren't so dissimilar after all and are forced to work together to run LA's premier real estate company." Sony Pictures Television-based Pascal Pictures is behind the hour, which has a penalty attached. The company's Amy Pascal and Rachel O'Connor will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
BLACK LIGHTNING (FOX, New!) - Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil's proposed small screen take on the DC Comics hero has found a home at FOX with a pilot production commitment. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions also serve as executive producers of the project, from Warner Bros. Television and Akil Productions. (Deadline.com)
DAMNATION (USA) - David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) has signed on to direct and executive produce the drama pilot. (Deadline.com)
FIRST RESPONDERS (NBC, New!) - Writer Jesse Stern and director Brad Peyton have sold a potential drama to the Peacock billed as "a dynamic, high-action procedural about young veterans struggling to reintegrate into society, while heroically saving civilian lives along the way. The elite team is the best Search and Rescue operation in the country, and is run by husband-and-wife duo, Doc and Lil Pierce, whose Southern California coastal base provides a sense of community and surrogate family for their ex-military staff." ASAP Entertainment's Jeff Fierson, One Race Television's Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent also serve as executive producers for Universal Television with Shana Waterman as a co-executive producer. (Variety.com)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC) - Anthony Edwards will guest on the new season in a yet-to-be-revealed role. (EW.com)
NIX, THE (New!) - Nathan Hill's bestselling first novel is being developed as a TV series by director J.J. Abrams and actress Meryl Streep. Said effort details "a sprawling generational tale that focuses on a hippie-era mother who gets national press exposure for throwing rocks at a conservative governor on the presidential campaign trail. Before you know it, her estranged son - a professor, aspiring novelist and general underachiever - seizes an opportunity to get himself out of debt by writing a scathing profile of his estranged mother." Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot Productions is producing. (Deadline.com)
WOMEN IN BLACK (ABC, New!) - Amy B. Harris ("Wicked City") has sold a new drama to the Alphabet billed as "a funny and touching exploration of four widows at very different ages and stages of their lives as they deal with love and loss, the challenges of parenting, the hilarious horrors of dating, and the joys of starting anew as they learn how to define themselves by the futures they create and the friendships they make." ABC Studios is behind the hour with Jamie Tarses, Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark of the newly launched Bluegrass FanFare likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
WORLD'S END (TBS) - Aasif Mandvi, Maya Kazan, Robin Bartlett, Ajay Naidu and James Ortiz will round out the cast on the comedy pilot. Mandvi will play Dr. White, "the head of Kingsley Hospital"; with Kazan as Maggie, "who initially flirts coquettishly with Henry (Hamish Linklater), then bites his hand and claims he assaulted her"; Bartlett as Hildy, who "suffers from a catastrophic depression and year-round seasonal affect disorder - yet has a luminous beauty to her"; Naidu as Karl Magnus, "a mathematic genius who becomes an unlikely revolutionary leader amongst the inmates"; and Ortiz as Martin, "Dr. White's prized patient and mentee at Kingsley Hospital that gives every impression of being on staff." (Deadline.com)





  [january 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 99 PROBLEMS (CBS)
· AMERICAN HERITAGE (ABC)
· BLACK LIGHTNING (CW)
· DAMNATION (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIRST RESPONDERS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MILLERS, THE (CBS)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· WICKED CITY (ABC)
· WOMEN IN BLACK (ABC)
· WORLD'S END (TBS)





[01/20/18 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Keeps Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"MacGyver" and "Hawaii Five-0" lead the night in adults 18-49, while "Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program.

[01/19/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 19
Updates include: FOX orders first wave of pilots; Netflix's "The Kominsky Method" fills out cast; and "The Flash's" Keiynan Lonsdale moves to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[01/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
The Final Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Begin February 19 on Disney XD
The final episodes will unfold over three weeks, with two back-to-back episodes premiering every Monday night on Disney XD, until its epic 90-minute conclusion on Monday, March 5.

[01/19/18 - 09:59 AM]
Netflix Announces New Original Documentary Series Launching Winter/Spring 2018
"Flint Town" and "Wild Wild Country" will join the previously announced "Ugly Delicious," among others.

[01/19/18 - 09:24 AM]
Steve Harvey's "Steve" Renewed for Season Two
"Steve" has already been sold in 90% of the U.S. on NBC Owned Television Stations as well as leading station groups across the country including Sinclair and Hearst.

[01/19/18 - 09:23 AM]
Discovery's Street Outlaws Are Racing to a City Near You in the All-New Series "Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings"
A sneak peak airs Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00/9:00c and all-new episodes continue on Wednesday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/19/18 - 08:17 AM]
Joel McHale Unveils New Weekly Series Coming to Netflix
"The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale" is a new, weekly half-hour topical series that takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe.

[01/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition in Viewers, Demos
Plus: ABC and The CW's dramas return up from their fall finales.

[01/19/18 - 07:26 AM]
David Bromstad Helps Lottery Winners Hit the Real Estate Jackpot in New Season of HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home"
The 14 fresh episodes will follow David as he and his instant-millionaire clients tour three spectacular properties to find the family their forever home.

[01/18/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 18
Updates include: Gabrielle Union-led "Bad Boys" spin-off gets pilot order from NBC; Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Catherine Dyer to visit FOX's "The Resident"; and Damon Lindelof renews overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

[01/18/18 - 06:31 PM]
Freeform Sends Zoey Off to Sophomore Year with a Season 2 Order of "grown-ish"
The premiere boasted Freeform's highest debut for a comedy in nearly six years.

[01/18/18 - 05:01 PM]
Breaking News from Freeform's First-Ever Freeform Summit
The network reveals premiere dates for "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," "The Bold Type" and "Famous in Love" and more!

[01/18/18 - 12:21 PM]
Video: "Brockmire" Returns to the Booth in the Big Easy - First Season 2 Teaser Released
In a first look, Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) arrives in New Orleans, seeking redemption while wallowing in excess and looking to get his once-legendary baseball broadcast career back on track.

[01/18/18 - 11:52 AM]
Video: A Series Inspired by the Greatest Corruption Scandal of All Time - "The Mechanism" Will Be Revealed on March 23
Get ready to join a small group of dogged investigators on the hunt to discover the inner workings of the biggest corruption scheme of all time and the impact their pursuit will have on everyone involved - including themselves.

[01/18/18 - 11:06 AM]
"Party of Five" Reboot from Sony Pictures Television, with Original Creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, Lands Put Pilot Commitment at Freeform
The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.