[08/08/12 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 8
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BROTHERS-IN-LAW (TV Land) - Jay Mohr and Ellen Woglom have joined the cast of the multi-camera comedy pilot, which revolves around the family dynamic between a husband (Josh Cooke) and the eccentric fiance of his wife's twin sister. They'll play the latter couple in the project, which comes from co-creators Bill Martin and Mike Schiff. Stuber Productions is producing. (Deadline.com)

BUDA BRIDGE (HBO, New!) - Oscar-nominee Michael R. Roskam ("Bullhead") has booked a Belgian-set drama at the pay channel about "a series of violent crimes and strange science that bring mayhem to the dark capital of the European state" after a woman is found dead on Buda Bridge. Roskam will write, direct and serve as a co-executive producer on the potential hour with Michael Mann and Mark Johnson executive producing. (Deadline.com)

CLANDESTINE (Syfy, New!) - Todd Stashwick and Dennis Calero have sold a potential drama to the cable channel "described as a swash-buckling space drama/adventure and revolves around mercenaries who masquerade as part of an Intergalactic fleet." John Shiban is attached to supervise the script and executive produce for Universal Cable Productions with Stashwick and Calero serving as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)

GUN MACHINE (FOX, New!) - Warren Ellis's upcoming novel, about "a beleaguered New York City detective who stumbles upon a cache of hundreds of guns that trace back to a wide array of seemingly unrelated unsolved murders," of the same name is being developed as a drama at the network. Dario Scardapane is on board to pen the adaptation for the 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment, with Ellis, Scardapane, Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope all serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)

I'M NOT DEAD YET (TV Land) - Ben Falcone ("What to Expect When You're Expecting ") has booked the lead role on the comedy pilot, about a man who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment, and so he decides to finally start speaking his mind and live life to the fullest. Jon Sherman is behind the single-camera project, which is co-produced by DBS Satellite Services and Electus. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Robert Zemeckis's ImageMovers banner has inked an overall deal with Fox Television Studios (Deadline.com); BET is on track to order its Gabrielle Union-led drama "Being Mary Jane" to series (Deadline.com); Patrick Macmanus and Grant Scharbo's proposed take on "Sleepy Hollow" for The CW has found a studio home at Warner Bros. Television (Deadline.com); "Guys With Kids" consulting producer Betsy Thomas has inked a two-year overall deal with producer Universal Television (Variety.com); Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Frankie Muniz will appear as themselves on the season premiere of "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" (EW.com); Daniel Sunjata will recur on "Smash" as a new love interest for Debra Messing's Julia (EW.com); Shohreh Aghdashloo is bound for "The Mob Doctor" as a legendary cardiothoracic specialist (EW.com); Pablo Schreiber will guest on "White Collar" as "a brilliant and volatile avant-garde artist who studied under a legendary New York sculptor" (TVLine.com); Michael Des Barres is set to drop by "NCIS" as "an aging has-been one-hit wonder from the late 1970s who lived hard, blew his earnings in the '80s and has been skirting creditors ever since" (TVLine.com); Aubrey Dollar, Mili Avital and Mike Doyle are among the first faces to visit ABC's "666 Park Avenue" (TVGuide.com); and Said Taghmaoui has been tapped as a new series regular on "Touch" with Adam Campbell and Ray Santiago also set to recur (THR.com).

  [november 2015]  


[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.

[11/24/15 - 12:30 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Star Wars Special" to Air Wednesday, November 25 on ABC
Said encore replaces the previously announced repeat of "Nashville" that night.

[11/24/15 - 12:29 PM]
TV One's Hit Scripted Comedy "Born Again Virgin" Returns with All-New Episodes Tuesday, December 8 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
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[11/24/15 - 11:30 AM]
Music Icon and Animal Activist Emmylou Harris to Be Honored on "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration" Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 26, On FOX
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[11/24/15 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Series "Dark Net" to Premiere Thursday, January 21st at 11 PM ET/PT
Each half-hour episode will shed light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more.

[11/24/15 - 11:04 AM]
ABC Family Announces Winter Premiere Dates
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[11/24/15 - 11:01 AM]
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The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 16-22.

[11/24/15 - 10:38 AM]
With the Cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Kimmel" Draws Its 4th-Biggest-Ever Monday Audience
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 10:16 AM]
New Year, New You! TLC Amps Up Friday Nights with the Return of Fan-Favorite TLC Talent
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[11/24/15 - 10:00 AM]
Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster Are Back as "Sesame Street" Debuts Its 46th Season Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 on HBO
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[11/24/15 - 09:01 AM]
LL Cool J to Host the 17th Annual "A Home for the Holidays," An Entertainment Special Celebrating Families, To Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 18 on the CBS Television Network
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[11/24/15 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Surging ABC in Demo Race
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while the Alphabet is the most-watched network.

[11/24/15 - 08:37 AM]
NBC Sweeps 6 of 6 Monday Half-Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 08:35 AM]
ABC Ranks as Monday's Most Watched Broadcaster for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 08:06 AM]
New Premiere Date and Time: Travel Channel's New Series "Planet Primetime"
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