or


[01/28/19 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 28
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!


BAKER AND THE BEAUTY, THE (ABC) - Dean Georgaris has scored a second pilot order, this time from ABC for said drama, which tells the story of the unlikely romance between a blue-collar baker and an international superstar. ABC Studios will now co-produce the hour alongside Keshet Studios and Universal Television. David Frankel is already attached to direct and executive produce the project, which is based on the Israeli series of the same name. (Deadline.com)
BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A (HBO, New!) - Robin Thede is set to topline a new half-hour sketch comedy series at the pay channel, which "will feature narrative sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including Thede, as well as celebrity guests." Issa Rae Productions' Issa Rae; 3 Arts Entertainment's Dave Becky and Jonathan Berry; and Jax Media's Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch will executive produce alongside Thede with Lauren Ashley Smith as a co-executive producer and Deniese Davis, Montrel McKay and John Skidmore as producers. (Deadline.com)
CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS) - The Patricia Heaton-led multi-camera comedy, which had a hefty series commitment, is heading to pilot at CBS. The project follows Carol Chambers (Heaton), who after raising her two children and retiring from teaching, embarks on a unique second act: she's going to become a doctor. Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins are behind the half-hour, which is set up at CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
HALF-EMPTY (Amazon) - Cazzie David's single-camera comedy - which follows a sardonic girl in her final year of college whose overactive imagination leads to catastrophic thinking and hilarious mishaps - has received a pilot order from the streaming service. Augustine Frizzell will direct and executive produce the Endeavor Content-based half-hour alongside David and co-writer Elisa Kalani as well as showrunner Sarah Heyward and Annapurna Television's Sue Naegle and Ali Krug. (Deadline.com)
MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (Amazon) - Executive producer Isa Dick Hackett, daughter of Philip K. Dick, has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. The pact will give the company first crack at all output from her Electric Shepherd Productions banner. (Deadline.com)
PRODIGAL SON (FOX) - Chris Fedak and Sam Sklaver's drama has been given a pilot commitment by the network. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter will also serve as executive producers via their Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions. Its logline is as follows: "Malcolm Bright has a gift. He knows how killers think, how their minds work. Why? His father was one of the worst -- a notorious serial killer called "The Surgeon." That's why Bright is the best criminal psychologist around; murder is the family business. He will use his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve crimes and stop killers, all while dealing with a manipulative mother, annoyingly normal sister, a homicidal father still looking to bond with his prodigal son, and his own constantly evolving neuroses. PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and darkly comedic tone."
STATION 19 (ABC) - JoBeth Williams will guest on an upcoming installment as "a supremely confident woman who makes a very lasting impression by shaking things up for some of the characters, both professionally and personally." (Deadline.com)
UNDOING, THE (HBO) - Noah Jupe has been cast in the Nicole Kidman/Hugh Grant-led limited series as Henry Sachs, "Jonathan and Grace's son, age 12. Precocious and artistic, Henry seeks to keep his family together as recent revelations tear them apart." (Deadline.com)
UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC) - The Alphabet has given a pilot order to another Israeli import, a drama which tells the story of how one couple's decision to get married can affect everyone in their lives. Becky Mode penned the hour, which comes from ABC Studios-based Timberman-Beverly Productions and original creators Avner Bernheimer and Anat Weizman. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED MURRAY & PENN PROJECT (NBC) - The Kal Penn-led single-camera comedy - about former New York City Councilman Garrett Shah (Penn), who finds his calling when faced with six recent immigrants in need of his help and in search of the American Dream - has scored a pilot order from the Peacock. Penn and Matt Murray co-wrote the half-hour for Michael Schur's Universal Television-based Fremulon banner. (Deadline.com)
VERONICA MARS (Hulu) - Tyler Alvarez has booked a recurring role on the upcoming revival series as Juan-Diego De La Cruz, "a member of the Pacific Coast Highway biker gang that often find themselves in trouble with Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell)." (Deadline.com)





  [march 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BAKER AND THE BEAUTY, THE (ABC)
· BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, A (HBO)
· CAROL'S SECOND ACT (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HALF-EMPTY (AMAZON)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· PRODIGAL SON (FOX)
· STATION 19 (ABC)
· SUNNYSIDE (NBC)
· UNDOING, THE (HBO)
· UNTIL THE WEDDING (ABC)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)





[03/22/19 - 10:04 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer & Key Art for Brie Larson's Directorial Debut: "Unicorn Store"
Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford also star in the film, due on Friday, April 5.

[03/22/19 - 09:57 AM]
Chris Jacobs Joins All-Star Team of Explorers Led by Josh Gates' in Discovery's Live Broadcast from Egypt
"Expedition Unknown: Egypt Live" airs Sunday, April 7, live on both coasts at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/22/19 - 09:20 AM]
Ina Garten Returns with Brand-New Menu of Spring Dishes in "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" on Sunday, April 21st at 11:30AM ET/PT
Hosted by Ina from East Hampton, New York, the series helps viewers cook with confidence no matter their level of expertise.

[03/22/19 - 09:00 AM]
Kristin Cavallari to Host "Paradise Hotel," Premiering with a Two-Hour Event Thursday, May 9, on FOX
Following the Thursday night premiere, the series will air on Mondays (starting May 13 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), Wednesdays (starting May 15 at 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and, with live elements, on Thursdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

[03/22/19 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Picks Up Television's No. 1 New Comedy, "The Conners," for a Second Season
"We are proud to be continuing the story of the iconic Conners family," said Karey Burke. "This team is fearless in their willingness to tackle contemporary issues with humor and heart, and I have no doubt they will continue to outdo themselves."

[03/22/19 - 08:35 AM]
Video: Sundance Now's "Riviera" Returns June 20 - Official Season 2 Trailer
Behind every great fortune is a great crime, and the second season sees Georgina (Julia Stiles) focused on trying to get away with murder as she fights to retain power within the Clios household and her position at the top of the elusive art world.

[03/22/19 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Opens on Top for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors among adults 18-49 last night.

[03/22/19 - 08:07 AM]
Netflix Original Series "The Politician" Launches September 27
Ryan Murphy's latest original series stars Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zoey Deutch, Lucy Boynton, Bob Balaban, David Corenswet, Julia Schlaepfer, Laura Dreyfuss, Theo Germaine, Rahne Jones, and Benjamin Barrett.

[03/22/19 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases First Look at Its New Sports Gambling Docu-Series "Action"
The series premieres this Sunday, March 24 at 8:00/7:00c on the pay channel.

[03/22/19 - 07:04 AM]
Jeremy Wade Returns to Animal Planet in All-New Series "Jeremy Wade's Dark Waters" Which Launches as a Global Series Premiere
Jeremy returns to Animal Planet in a captivating new series that brings him back to the water's edge to investigate reports of the unimaginable and unexplained.

[03/22/19 - 06:20 AM]
From the Director of "Quicksand" Comes "Home for Christmas," A New Norwegian Original Series from Netflix
In the six-episode series, Johanne finds herself at 30 years old to be the only one among friends and family without a partner.

[03/22/19 - 06:00 AM]
Starz Satisfies Fans' "Now Apocalypse" Binge Cravings with the Full Season Release of the Critically Acclaimed Comedy March 22 at 12 AM ET
Starz also made the series premiere episode available to watch for free in its entirety online on Starz.com, Starz YouTube channel, Reddit and Pride Media platforms (Pride.com, OUT.com and Advocate.com).

[03/21/19 - 06:34 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks Taps Hallmark Channel Super Fans, "Jacks" & "Shawl" as Hosts of New Podcast, "Hallmark Channels' Bubbly Sesh"
The weekly program will debut in April, with "Jacks" and "Shawl" offering sneak peeks at upcoming programming, exclusive talent interviews, and behind-the-scenes production scoop.

[03/21/19 - 06:33 PM]
Hallmark Drama Announces New Original Series "Project Christmas Joy: Alabama" (Working Title)
The new original program coming this Christmas season will give a town in need an extreme Hallmark holiday transformation.

[03/21/19 - 06:32 PM]
Hallmark Drama's "Christmas Cookie Countdown" Series Coming This Holiday Season
The five-episode competition series featuring some of the most talented amateur home bakers around the country and the most exciting yuletide cookie challenges the holiday season has ever seen.