or


[09/22/16 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, September 22
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!


BATES MOTEL (A&E) - Brooke Smith ("Grey's Anatomy") has signed onto the show's final season as Sheriff Dana Green, "the new face of the law in White Pine Bay." (TVLine.com)
G.L.O.W. (Netflix) - Britt Baron, Jackie Tohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Rebekka Johnson, Kate Nash, Sunita Mani and Kia Stevens have all been cast in the Jenji Kohan-produced series. Baron plays Justine, "a teenage runaway"; with Tohn as Melrose, "a Hollywood party girl"; Gatewood and Johnson as Stacey and Dawn, "best friends/hairdressers"; Nash as Rhonda, "a British print model"; Mani as Arthie, "a med student with Hollywood dreams"; and Steven as Tammé, "an 80's TV actress who is always the guest star, never the star." (Deadline.com)
GILMORE GIRLS (Netflix) - Carolyn Hennesy ("General Hospital") will recur on the show's Netflix revival as Toni, "a member of The DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Described as upper-crust, someone who likes to keep things orderly and does not appreciate dissension, Toni has been in the "club" for years with Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop)." (Variety.com)
KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS) - Ray Romano will drop by the newcomer as "a friendly, pushy car salesman named Vic Margolis. Kevin's son (James DiGiacomo) has made a new best friend whose father is Vic, and Vic is overeager to sell Kevin an overpriced car." (EW.com)
LIFE SENTENCE (The CW, New!) - Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith ("Significant Mother") has booked a new dramedy at the netlet about "a young woman diagnosed with terminal cancer. When she finds out that she's not dying after all, she has to learn to live with the choices she made when she decided to live like she was dying." Warner Bros. Television-based Doozer is behind the hour with the company's Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
MAGNUM (ABC, New!) - John Rogers ("The Player") is spearheading a sequel to the classic Tom Selleck-led series "Magnum P.I." at the Alphabet. The project, which has a substantial penalty attached, follows Magnum's daughter, Lily "Tommy" Magnum, "who returns to Hawaii to take up the mantle of her father's PI firm. She and her tribe of friends mix tropical beaches with the seedy underbelly of international crime and modern espionage, even as she tries to unravel the mystery of the blown spy operation that ended her career in Navy Intelligence." UnbeliEVAble Entertainment's Eva Longoria and Ben Spector as well as Kung Fu Monkey's Jennifer Court will also executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL, THE (Comedy Central) - The stand-up series is slated to sign off following its upcoming third season. (TheMeltdownShow.com)
NASHVILLE (CMT) - Murray Bartlett ("Looking") will recur on the former ABC drama as Jakob Fine, "a very handsome, charismatic and successful men's fashion designer." (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Gabrielle Rose will return to the series as Charming's mother, Ruth, later this season, as will Tzi Ma as the mysterious Dragon. (TVLine.com)
POSTAL (Hulu, New!) - Seth Hoffman ("The Walking Dead") is spearheading a small screen take on Matt Hawkins and Bryan Hill's Top Cow comic book about Eden, "a unique town populated and run by fugitive criminals. In Eden, everyone has a secret past, but they come here for a second chance, redemption and the opportunity to be someone new... until their pasts come back to haunt them." Legendary Television is behind the hour with Matt Tolmach Productions' Matt Tolmach and David Manpearl as well as Top Cow's Marc Silvestri also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
SCREAM QUEENS (FOX) - Co-star Jamie Lee Curtis is slated to direct the eighth episode of the show's second season. (Deadline.com)
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (NBC, New!) - Comedian Ron Funches ("Undateable") has sold a single-camera comedy to the Peacock about "the first white family to move into a predominantly black, newly gentrifying neighborhood in Cleveland." Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan will co-write the Warner Bros. Television-based half-hour, which has a penalty attached, alongside Funches with SpringHill Entertainment's LeBron James and Maverick Carter as well as Doozer Productions' Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
THIS MIGHT HURT (FOX, New!) - Jason Winer is looking to revive his 2008 single-camera comedy at FOX about "the brilliant doctors at Wilshire Wellness who struggle to conceal the fact that their multi-specialty private practice has become an ethical and interpersonal sh*t-show." Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner ("New Girl") will co-write the new incarnation, which has script commitment plus penalty, with Small Dog Picture Company's Winer presumably returning to direct for 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED EMMETT TILL PROJECT (HBO) - Steven Caple, Jr. (The Land) has been tapped to pen the mini-series, which is based on the book "Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked The World And Propelled The Civil Rights Movement" by Devery Anderson. Roc Nation's Jay-Z, Jay Brown and Ty Ty Smith; Overbrook Entertainment's Will Smith and James Lassiter; Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan; The Affleck Middleton Project's Casey Affleck and John Middleton; Serendipity Film Group's Rosanna Grace as well as Alex Foster and David Clark are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)





  [april 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BATES MOTEL (A AND E)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GILMORE GIRLS (NETFLIX)
· GLOW (NETFLIX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)
· LIFE SENTENCE (CW)
· LOOKING (HBO)
· MAGNUM (ABC)
· MELTDOWN WITH JONAH AND KUMAIL (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PLAYER, THE (NBC)
· POSTAL (HULU)
· SCREAM QUEENS (FOX)
· SIGNIFICANT MOTHER (CW)
· THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD (NBC)
· THIS MIGHT HURT (FOX)
· THIS MIGHT HURT (ABC)
· UNDATEABLE (NBC)
· UNTITLED EMMETT TILL PROJECT (HBO)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)





[04/23/18 - 11:31 AM]
Logo to Exclusively Air Eurovision Song Contest Grand Finale in the U.S. for Third Consecutive Year
"Logo is thankful to once again partner with the EBU as the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for the global phenomenon that is the Eurovision Song Contest," said Pamela Post.

[04/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
Couples Still Fighting for a Fairy Tale Ending on a New Season of TLC's "90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?"
Nine two-hour episodes will end with a two-part Tell All where we'll hear from the couples on everything that went down this season.

[04/23/18 - 11:08 AM]
Oxygen Media Renews "Cold Justice" and "Criminal Confessions" from Executive Producer Dick Wolf
Both series are in pre-production and are set to return in 2018.

[04/23/18 - 11:01 AM]
"Fast & Furious" Races Onto Netflix as Part of Expanded Relationship with DreamWorks Animation Television
In the series, teenager Tony Toretto follows in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends are recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization bent on world domination.

[04/23/18 - 09:31 AM]
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's Documentary Series, "The Last Defense," to Premiere Tuesday, June 12, on ABC
The seven-episode docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones.

[04/23/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer for "The Rain"
In Netflix's post-apocalyptic YA thriller, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia.

[04/23/18 - 09:00 AM]
CBS All Access Launches in Canada
CBS All Access is available beginning today in Canada at cbsallaccess.ca, on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, and on Apple TV and Chromecast.

[04/23/18 - 08:48 AM]
TBS Renews Ratings Juggernaut "The Last O.G." for a Second Season and Critically Acclaimed "Search Party" for a Third Season
Plus: "Search Party" executive producers Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, who created the series with executive producer Michael Showalter, have inked an overall deal with TBS.

[04/23/18 - 08:18 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "American Idol" Reclaim Demo Crown
The Alphabet tops the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[04/23/18 - 08:15 AM]
Start Your Engines for an All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Street Outlaws"
Look for a special two-hour premiere on Monday, May 28 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/23/18 - 07:31 AM]
Video: A Boy and His... Robot? Netflix's "Lost in Space" Reimagines the Classic Friendship
Will Robinson and the Robot form an unexpected, unbreakable bond that could mean the difference between life and death for the Robinsons.

[04/23/18 - 07:02 AM]
Freeform Kicks Off Summer with "iHeartRadio Wango Tango," on Sunday, June 3
Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the concert will feature performances by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, NF, Miguel, Janelle MonĂ¡e and Marshmello with a special guest performance by Logic, with more to be announced.

[04/23/18 - 07:00 AM]
E!'s Limited Doumentary Series "Citizen Rose" Returns on Thursday, May 17 at 10 PM ET/PT
E!'s limited series returns for a three-part special and picks up where the two-hour documentary left off.

[04/23/18 - 05:02 AM]
ABC's "American Idol" to Make History with the First-Ever Coast-to-Coast Simul-Vote
Viewers will be able to vote by text, via AmericanIdol.com/vote and on the American Idol app.

[04/23/18 - 05:00 AM]
Reelz Announces Summer 2018 Slate with New Specials, A New True Crime Series and Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series as Part of Its Growing Commitment to Original Programming
Returning series include "Scandal Made Me Famous," "Murder Made Me Famous," "The Shocking Truth," "Collision Course" and "Copycat Killers."