or


[09/10/12 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 10
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!


ANONYMOUS (FOX, New!) - Jason Katims ("Parenthood") has scored a put pilot commitment for a new drama at the network about "a rebellious, hot-shot wunderkind who is plucked as the CIA's latest recruit and teamed with a seasoned handler with whom he forms an unlikely father-son relationship." Feature writer Simon Kinberg ("Sherlock Holmes") will executive produce the hour alongside Katims for Universal Television with Michelle Lee serving as a producer. (Deadline.com)


HOLIDAY (NBC, New!) - Gina Fattore ("Californication") is developing a new drama at the Peacock billed as "the story of a large extended multi-cultural family told only through the holidays." Universal Television, home to Fattore's recently signed two-year overall deal, is behind the hour with Dawn Parouse Olmstead also attached as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED HOBERTS PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Tim and Michael Hobert have sold a semi-autobiographical comedy to the Eye about "a newly married man who happens to be from a big family... he just doesn't know it yet." Warner Bros Television is behind the multi-camera project with Tim Hobert ("The Middle") executive producing and Mike Hobert serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED NASTARAN DIBAI PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Nastaran Dibai ("Retired at 35") has booked a script commitment from the Alphabet for a new comedy about "a widow who is trying to move on with her life." Dibai herself lost her husband/writing partner Jeffrey Hodes a year ago. The presumably multi-camera project comes from ABC Studios with Aaron Kaplan, Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel executive producing alongside Dibai. (Deadline.com)


WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL (NBC, New!) - Sri Rao ("General Hospital") has landed a potential drama at the Peacock described as an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-esque soap "set in the White House, told from the point of view of a young female doctor who has a secret from her past." Storyline Entertainment's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are also on board to executive produce the hour alongside Rao for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Simon Cowell wrote on his Twitter feed that he "just heard Randy [Jackson] is back" on "American Idol" (@SimonCowell); "Beauty and the Beast" executive producer/pilot director Gary Fleder has inked a two-year deal with CBS Television Studios, ending his Mojo Films' six-year run at ABC Studios (Deadline.com); and Liza Minnelli will reprise her role as Lucille Austero on Netflix's revival of "Arrested Development" (TVGuide.com).






  [may 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· ANONYMOUS (FOX)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOLIDAY (NBC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· RETIRED AT 35 (TV LAND)
· UNTITLED HOBERTS PROJECT (CBS)
· UNTITLED NASTARAN DIBAI PROJECT (ABC)
· WHITE HOUSE CONFIDENTIAL (NBC)









[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.