[08/27/20 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 27
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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9-1-1 (FOX) - John Harlan Kim's Albert Kim, "the younger half-brother of firefighter Howie "Chimney" Kim (Kenneth Choi)," has been promoted to regular for the show's upcoming fourth season. (Variety.com)
BIOHACKERS (Netflix) - The German series has quietly been renewed for a second season with filming set to begin in the coming months in Freiburg and Munich. (Deadline.com)
INVASION (A.K.A. UNTITLED KINBERG & WEIL PROJECT) (Apple TV+) - Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar and Shioli Kutsuna are set to star in the project, which is "set across multiple continents and follows an alien invasion through multiple perspectives around the world." Neill will play John Bell Tyson, "a weathered rural lawman on the verge of retirement"; with Anderson as Trevante Ward, "an extraordinary soldier stationed in Afghanistan"; Farahani as Aneesha Malik, "first generation Syrian immigrant, wife and mother living in Long Island"; Nassar as Ahmed Malik, "Aneesha's husband and a Syrian immigrant and successful businessman"; and Kutsuna as Mitsuki, "an intelligent member of mission control in Japan's space program JASA." Filming is now underway in New York, Manchester, Morocco and Japan with Jakob Verbruggen serving as director and executive producer alongside Simon Kinberg, David Weil, Audrey Chon, Amy Kaufman, Andrea Baldwin and Elisa Ellis. (Deadline.com)
JUNGLE (Amazon, New!) - Chas Appeti and Junior Okoli's Nothing Lost banner has booked six half-hour episodes of a new series at the streaming service which "follows the connected lives of two separate strangers, each facing their own struggles, viewed through the prism of UK grime and drill music, and giving a perspective of inner city London." No other specifics were given. (Deadline.com)
MULTIVORCE, THE (CBSAA, New!) - Kirker Butler and Scott Mosier are set to team for a potential adult animated series at the streaming service about "the Gundersons, a seemingly normal American family: mother, father, three kids dealing with the complicated realities of divorce. However, instead of the kids having to spend every other weekend at their father's shitty bachelor apartment across town, they spend every other weekend with their warrior queen mother in her very exciting (and often very dangerous) kingdom somewhere in the Multivorce." The project is set up at CBS Television Studios with Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
SPHERE (HBO, New!) - Denise Thé has set up a small screen take on Michael Crichton's novel at the pay channel which "plunges us one thousand feet into the ocean, where a group of scientists confronts the surreal, beautiful, and deadly mysteries of the universe, only to find the people closest to us may prove to be the most alien." Warner Bros. Television is behind the project with Kilter Films' Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and Athena Wickham and Team Downey's Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey and Amanda Burrell also executive producing. Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson starred in Barry Levinson's 1998 film incarnation. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED STUDIO LAMBERT PROJECT (Amazon, New!) - The company has commissioned eight episodes of an "immersive reality dating format" in which "a group of unlucky-in-love Brits attempt to find love by going back to school - or more precisely an American high school out of a classic movie." Tim Harcourt is executive producing for Studio Lambert. (Deadline.com)

  [november 2020]  

· 9-1-1 (FOX)

[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.