[08/02/12 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 2
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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HOTEL CALIFORNIA (NBC, New!) - Ol Parker ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel") has scored a script order from the Peacock for a new drama about "a high-end Los Angeles hotel and its general manager and permanent resident Jamie Jones, who's determined to keep the property as the place to stay in the city." Universal Television and Working Title Television are behind the project, with Daniel Pipski executive producing alongside Parker. (THR.com)

UNTITLED JOSH MEYERS/SETH MEYERS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers is set to team with his younger brother, Josh Meyers, for a new multi-camera comedy at the Peacock. Universal Television-based Broadway Video is behind the half-hour with Lorne Michaels and Peter Grosz ("The Colbert Report") executive producing alongside the duo. No other details were given. (THR.com)

UNTITLED TOM BRADY PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Tom Brady ("Hell on Wheels") is set to pen a potential United Nations-set drama at the Peacock about "an interpreter at the international organization's New York HQ working with ambassadors and politicians from various countries as they deal with political and military crisis around the world." Said hour comes from Parkes-MacDonald Productions with the company's Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reiff have been tapped to oversee Starz's "Noir," replacing Sean Jablonski who in turn took over for Steven Lightfoot (Deadline.com); "Revenge" executive producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen have inked a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios via their Temple Hill Entertainment banner (Deadline.com); Brit Morgan will guest on the season premiere of "Two and a Half Men" as "a woman who meets Ashton Kutcher's Walden at a bar whom he takes back to his beach house" (THR.com); Anna Chlumsky, Roger Bart and Raul Esparza are among the latest faces bound for an upcoming episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (THR.com); Peter Horton will guest on "CSI: NY" as an old flame of Sela Ward's Jo (TVGuide.com); Jay Hernandez has booked an eight-episode arc on "Last Resort" as "a handsome and seemingly nice-guy charmer who tests the loyalty of Scott Speedman's character's estranged wife" (EW.com); and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's Storyline Entertainment has reupped with Sony Pictures Television, home to their TV movie and mini-series efforts, for another two years (Deadline.com).

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[12/01/15 - 05:40 PM]
ABC's "Marvel's Agent Carter" Season Premiere Moves to January 19
Due to the scheduling of the State of the Union Address on January 12, "Marvel's Agent Carter" will return for a second season of adventure and intrigue on a new date.

[12/01/15 - 12:13 PM]
Hollywood's A-List Heads to Ovation TV for No-Holds-Barred Interview Show, "Los Angeles Times' The Envelope"
The series is hosted by Rebecca Keegan and Mark Olsen who sit down with the year's critically acclaimed directors and actors for an in-depth discussion of their awards-worthy films and the filmmaking process.

[12/01/15 - 12:10 PM]
truTV Expands Scripted Slate with Pre-Launch Renewal of "Those Who Can't," And Begins Development on Three New Scripted Projects
"Those Who Can't" centers on a trio of trouble-making high school teachers played by show creators and executive producers Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy.

[12/01/15 - 11:46 AM]
"War & Peace" Reimagined for a New Generation Premieres on Lifetime, A&E and History January 18
The epic features an award-winning cast including Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton, Jim Broadbent, Gillian Anderson and others.

[12/01/15 - 10:49 AM]
TV One Celebrates Eddie Murphy in PBS' "18th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor" Special This Friday, December 4 at 8 P.M. ET
Originally broadcast on PBS stations nationwide, the special taped at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and features star-studded appearances by leading entertainers and comedians.

[12/01/15 - 10:13 AM]
Video: Starz Releases First Look at "Outlander" Season Two
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[12/01/15 - 10:07 AM]
"Behind the Magic: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" to Air on ABC, Sunday, December 13
Ginnifer Goodwin narrates the one-hour special, which explores the moment where folklore met filmmaking.

[12/01/15 - 09:46 AM]
An All-New "The Biggest Loser" Returns January 4 with a New Host, Theme, Logo, Gym and Format and Eight Compelling Contestant Teams of Two
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[12/01/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "The Voice," "Superstore"
The Peacock wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by wide margins.

[12/01/15 - 08:06 AM]
Video: Netflix Presents "A Very Murray Christmas"
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[12/01/15 - 07:41 AM]
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The film was previously slated to debut the week prior on Monday, December 14.

[12/01/15 - 07:35 AM]
Nickelodeon Presents Series Finale of Landmark "Nick News with Linda Ellerbee," Commemorating 25 Years on Air, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 8PM (ET/PT)
Ellerbee, who has announced her retirement, will highlight some of Nick News' most poignant episodes and discussions, while presenting the story and philosophy behind the award-winning series.

[12/01/15 - 07:30 AM]
Juanes, Seth MacFarlane and Trisha Yearwood Added to Lineup for "Sinatra 100 - An All-Star Grammy Concert," Sunday, Dec. 6 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, Zac Brown, Harry Connick, Jr., Celine Dion, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Carrie Underwood and Usher.

[12/01/15 - 07:03 AM]
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They join previously announced performers One Direction, who will headline the Billboard Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

[12/01/15 - 06:51 AM]
Video: MTV Reveals Stunning Opening Title Sequence for "The Shannara Chronicles"
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