or


[06/08/12 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 8
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!


BRICKLEBERRY (Comedy Central) - Kaitlin Olson, Tom Kenny, David Herman, Jerry Minor and Roger Black have all joined the cast of Daniel Tosh's animated comedy, about a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park. Tosh himself voices a cute bear cub named Malloy. The series, from Fox 21, debuts Tuesday, September 25 on the cable channel. (EW.com)


CEDAR COVE (Hallmark) - Dylan Neal ("Ringer") is the latest to join the network's first original drama, about Judge Olivia Lockhart (Andie MacDowell) whose Cedar Cove Municipal Court is the professional milieu and social microcosm of issues the judge will face in her own day-to-day life with family and friends. He'll play "the new editor of the small town's newspaper and potential love interest for Lockhart." Writer Bruce Graham and director Michael Scott are behind the project, which is based on Debbie Macomber's book series. Scott, Macomber, Allen Lewis, Caroline Moore, Dan Wigutow and Harvey Kahn are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Henry Ian Cusick won't return for the second season of "Scandal" while recurring player Joshua Malina has been upped to series regular (THR.com, TVGuide.com); Cinemax's "Strike Back" will kick off its second season on Friday, August 17 with back-to-back episodes (EW.com); "Modern Family" co-executive producer Abraham Higginbotham will be promoted to executive producer as part of a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Billy Brown is set to recur on "Sons of Anarchy" as Damon Pope's (Harold Perrineau) right hand man (Deadline.com); "How to Live with Your Parents" director Julie Anne Robinson has closed a one-year development deal with producer ABC Studios where she'll helm at least one pilot next season (Deadline.com); Creed Bratton has been cast as studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck in Lifetime's original movie "Liz & Dick" (Variety.com); Valerie Cruz is bound for "Homeland" as "a military intelligence officer who goes with Carrie (Claire Danes) on a sensitive mission in Beirut" (EW.com);

Matt Gerald will recur on "Dexter" as "a blue-collar violent criminal" (EW.com); newcomer Meghan Falcone has been tapped as the "hot groupie roommate" of Maggie Grace's Faith on "Californication" (EW.com); Rocky Carroll is the latest "NCIS" co-star set to return for season 10 (TVLine.com); Evan Katz has joined "Body of Proof" as an executive producer while the show is currently casting two new regulars (TVLine.com); Los Angeles Lakers star Metta World Peace will make his acting debut on Lifetime Movie Network's "The Eleventh Victim" as a Georgia detective who works very closely with Jennie Garth's ADA Hailey Dean (TVGuide.com); Greg Grunberg will guest on ABC Family's upcoming comedy "Baby Daddy" as the absentee father to Jean-Luc Bilodeau and Derek Theler's characters (TVLine.com); Disney XD has ordered a second season of "Ultimate Spider-Man" (THR.com); Kristen Hager has been upped to series regular on "Being Human" while Amy Aquino will recur as "a vibrant, strong woman who runs the local soup kitchen" (Deadline.com, THR.com).






  [may 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BABY DADDY (FREEFORM)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· BRICKLEBERRY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· CEDAR COVE (HALLMARK)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· ELEVENTH VICTIM, THE (LIFETIME)
· HOMELAND (SHOWTIME)
· HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS (FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE) (ABC)
· LIZ & DICK (LIFETIME)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· RINGER (CW)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· STRIKE BACK (CINEMAX)
· ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN (DISNEY XD)





[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.

[05/26/16 - 12:01 PM]
NBC Olympics to Provide 4K Ultra HD Coverage of Rio Olympics to Distribution Partners
The coverage will be made available on one-day delay and will include 4K UHD footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, track and field, basketball, the men's soccer final, and judo, as well as Rio scenics.

[05/26/16 - 12:00 PM]
HBO Confirms Fall Debuts for "Westworld," "Divorce," "Insecure," "High Maintenance"
Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, "Westworld" explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.

[05/26/16 - 11:15 AM]
Three-Time Emmy(R) Award Nominee Terrence "J" Jenkins to Co-Host "2016 Miss USA(R)" Airing Live from the New T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, June 5, on FOX
Fans should stay tuned for more exciting announcements about the competition.

[05/26/16 - 10:35 AM]
Jamie Lynn Spears Steps Back Into the Spotlight in New TLC Special "When the Lights Go Out"
The one-hour special premieres Sunday, June 26 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/26/16 - 10:24 AM]
Logo Unveils Summer Slate with New Specials, Returning Series and Groundbreaking Documentaries
Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos launch the all-new summer block on Monday, May 30 as the executive producers of "Secret Guide To Fabulous: Summer," hosted by curators of taste John Gidding, Ronnie Woo, Theodore Leaf and Rob Younkers.

[05/26/16 - 10:02 AM]
Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks Join Comedy Icons Maya Rudolph and Martin Short for Premiere Episode of "Maya & Marty"
The summer series debuts this Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c on NBC.