[07/20/20 - 11:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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81 WORDS (FX, New!) - Steven Canals is developing a limited series at the cable channel about gay rights pioneers Frank Kameny and Barbara Gittings, "who risked their career and reputation to conspire with the GAYPA - a clandestine group of closeted psychiatrists - and challenge the American Psychiatric Association's definition of homosexuality." The project is based on Alix Spiegel's installment of "This American Life" and Bennett Singer and Patrick Sammon's upcoming PBS documentary "Cured," all of whom will receive producing credits. Pal Pictures' Elisabeth Seldes and Neri Tannenbaum will executive produce alongside Canals via his 20th Century Fox Television-based Story Ave. Productions. (Deadline.com)
BRIANBOX (Hulu, New!) - David Kajganich is spearheading a small screen take on Christian Cantrell's short story which "takes place after a climate engineering experiment fails and casts the planet into a sudden ice age, forcing the world's most powerful nations to compete for the last remaining habitable regions along the equator. As the surviving superpowers turn on each other, a young weapons specialist is brought in to create a revolutionary, self-replicating, A.I. army, that will transform the fate of humanity." The project is set up at Fox 21 Television Studios with The Littlefield Company's Warren Littlefield also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
GROWN-ISH (Freeform) - Co-star Yara Shahidi and her business partner and mother, Keri Shahidi, have signed an overall deal with ABC Studios. The pact calls for the duo to develop new series projects via their newly launched production company 7th Sun on an exclusive basis. (Deadline.com)
INVINCIBLE (Amazon) - Robert Kirkman's upcoming comic-book-turned-animated series has cast Zachary Quinto and Khary Payton in unspecified roles. They'll join the previously announced ensemble which includes Steven Yeun (Mark Grayson), Zazie Beetz (Amber Bennett), Andrew Rannells (William Clockwell), Walton Goggins (Cecil Stedman), Mark Hamill (Art), Gillian Jacobs (Atom Eve), Jason Mantzoukas (Rex Splode), Seth Rogen (Allen the Alien) and J.K. Simmons (Omni-Man). (EW.com, 7/18)
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS (Hulu) - Grace Van Patten is the latest to be tapped as one of the title roles on the limited series. She'll play Zoe alongside the previously announced Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans, Manny Jacinto, Melvin Gregg and Samara Weaving. (Deadline.com)
STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS (CBSAA) - Paul Scheer will recur on the upcoming animated entry as Lt. Commander Andy Billups, "the chief engineer on the USS Cerritos." (Deadline.com)
WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC) - Margot Bingham has been cast on the series as Stephanie, "an enigmatic survivor of the zombie outbreak in Charleston, West Virginia, who connects via radio with Josh McDermitt's Eugene Porter." Said role had already appeared in voice during two episodes this past season. (Deadline.com)

  [november 2020]  

· 81 WORDS (FX)

[11/27/20 - 08:46 PM]
NFL Pushes Ravens-Steelers to Tuesday; NBC Sends "The Voice," "Transplant" to Thursday
The matchup, original slated for Thanksgiving, is on the move for the second time.

[11/27/20 - 09:12 AM]
Video: "The Available Wife" - Official Trailer - Coming to UMC
In the film, due on December 17, Nicole Wright, a successful music CEO, realizes that her life is about to crumble in front of her.

[11/27/20 - 05:38 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ and Mariah Carey Unveil Official Trailer for "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," Offering a First Look at the Holiday Extravaganza, Set to Debut December 4
Combining musical performances, dynamic dancing and groundbreaking animation, the undisputed Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to make the whole world merry.

[11/26/20 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "3 Caminos" - Official Trailer - Amazon Prime Video
The streaming service's latest original bows Friday, January 22.

[11/26/20 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "The Prom" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who just wants to attend prom with her girlfriend.

[11/25/20 - 12:13 PM]
"Married at First Sight" Heads Down the Aisle in Atlanta for Season 12 on January 13 with Three Hour Megasized Premiere
Season 12 is set to be the most romantic, diverse, and surprising season yet as ten brave-but-loveless singles meet their new spouse at the altar and enter a legally binding marriage at first sight.

[11/25/20 - 12:06 PM]
NFL Moves Ravens-Steelers Thanksgiving Primetime Game to Sunday, November 29
In its place, NBC will rebroadcast "The National Dog Show" alongside a repeat of "The Wall."

[11/25/20 - 10:47 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer and Key Art for Max Original "House of Ho" Premiering Thursday, Dec. 10
The series follow the lives, loves, and conflicts of the Hos, a wealthy Vietnamese-American family in Houston who've built a multimillion-dollar empire.

[11/25/20 - 10:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out 2020 with Three Shows in December, Live Coast-to-Coast
Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Wiig are on tap to host in the coming weeks.

[11/25/20 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "On Pointe" - Official Trailer - Disney+
Get a glimpse into the students from the School of American Ballet in the series, due on Friday, December 18.

[11/25/20 - 10:00 AM]
An Incredible Lineup of Talent Set to Join the "Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - At Home Holiday Special"
NBC News' "Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host the joyous event.

[11/25/20 - 09:00 AM]
More Performers Announced for the One-Hour Concert Special "Play On: Celebrating The Power of Music to Make Change," on a New Date and Time, Tuesday, Dec. 15
The one-hour special was previously scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/25/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top in Demos
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS leads the night in total viewers.

[11/25/20 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Max Highlights - December 2020
Newly announced premieres include "House of Ho" on December 10 and "Homeschool Musical Class of 2020" on December 17.

[11/25/20 - 06:33 AM]
FOX College Hoops Tips Off 2020-21 Season with Thanksgiving Week Feast
Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network's lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports' lead game analysts.