or


[09/16/20 - 11:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 16
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!


HAPPY FACE (CBSAA, New!) - Jennifer Cacicio is spearheading a small screen take on the iHeartMedia podcast of the same name, which "tells the story of Melissa Moore, who at age 15 discovered that her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial murderer, known as the Happy Face Killer because he drew smiley faces on his letters to the media and prosecutors. As an adult, Moore has changed her name, guarded her secret and cut off all ties to her father who is currently serving life in prison. But when he contacts her to take credit for more victims, she is pulled into an extraordinary investigation into her father's crimes, the impact they had on his victims' families and ultimately into reckoning with her own identity." The project is set up at the CBS Television Studios-based King Size Productions with Robert King, Michelle King and Jennifer Cacicio likewise executive producing. A writers' room has been opened for the potential series. (Deadline.com)
HAPPY FOR YOU (ABC, New!) - Taylor Cox has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet in which "when the youngest of three sisters announces she's getting married first, it sends her older, unmarried sisters - and their newly separated mother - into an existential tailspin." The project, which has a penalty attached, will also be executive produced by the 20th Television-based Kim Rosenstock. (Deadline.com)
KUNG FU (The CW) - Vanessa Kai has joined the cast of the upcoming drama as Pei-Ling Zhang, "a skilled fighter, spiritual guide, and mentor to Nicky Shen (Olivia Liang), one of dozens of monks that lived and trained in an all-female Shaolin temple buried deep in the mountains of Yuanyang province. After her tragic death at the hands of a mysterious assassin, Pei-Ling lives on in Nicky's memory, evoking the lessons and skills her mentor taught her at the monastery. But as Nicky hunts down Pei-Ling's murderer, she will discover her beloved Sifu had her own dark secrets… and will learn that Pei-Ling's past might hold the key to Nicky's future." (Deadline.com)
MINX (HBO Max) - Ophelia Lovibond has booked the lead role on the comedy pilot, which "centers on Joyce (Lovibond), an earnest young feminist who dreams of producing a magazine by, for and about women and joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women." (Deadline.com)
STUMPTOWN (ABC) - The Alphabet has opted not to move forward with the show's previously ordered second season. Said report indicates "a timing issue related to the production start delay made it impossible for the show to be ready for a fall launch when the network had scheduling needs for the 2020-21 season." Adding, "[the new season] would not have been ready until April, which is the end of the broadcast season, ultimately leading to the cancellation. " Producer ABC Signature plans to shop the series elsewhere. (Deadline.com)





  [november 2020]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HAPPY FACE (CBSAA)
· HAPPY FOR YOU (ABC)
· KUNG FU (CW)
· MINX (HBO MAX)
· STUMPTOWN (ABC)





[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.