or


[03/10/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: March 10
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from various wire reports each morning:

ALL GROWN UP (CBS) - Mike McDonald ("Mad TV") has signed on as one of the three male leads in comedy project. He'll play Russell, an acerbic single guy whose two best friends have recently become parents. CBS had signed McDonald to a talent holding deal earlier this year.

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (FOX) - Michael Cera ("The Grubbs") has been cast in FOX comedy pilot, which concerns a widower who becomes a reluctant patriarch of an Orange County family when his father goes to jail for fraud.

THE BROTHERHOOD OF POLAND, N.H. (CBS) - Oscar-nominated actresses Mare Winningham and Elizabeth McGovern have come on board David E. Kelley's latest drama.

CENTURY CITY (CBS) - Hector Elizondo ("Chicago Hope") and Nestor Carbonell ("The Tick") are set to join the legal drama, set in 2053.

COLD CASES (CBS) - Kathryn Morris ("The Contender") has been cast as the lead role of Lily Rush in the Jerry Bruckheimer pilot.

COME TO PAPA (NBC) - Hal Linden has been tapped to play Tom Papa's father in the Peacock comedy.

CRACKING UP (FOX) - Christopher McDonald has signed to play Molly Shannon's husband in the FOX comedy pilot.

HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC) - Emmy winner Tom Skerritt has come on board NBC's two-hour drama pilot.

KAREN SISCO (ABC) - Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown") will take over Dennis Farina's role of dad to the title character (Carla Gugino) in the series version of the 1998 movie "Out of Sight."

MISS MATCH (NBC) - Ryan O'Neal ("Love Story") is joining the cast and will the direct the pilot of Darren Star's latest. Jodi Long ("All-American Girl") has also signed on to the project.

SIXTEEN TO LIFE (WB) - Sprague Grayden ("John Doe") will portray the teen lead in the Frog's "Pretty in Pink" homage.

THE STONES (CBS) - Jay Baruchel ("Undeclared") has joined the cast of the Eye comedy about twentysomethings who must cope when their parents get divorced.

UNTITLED HOWIE MANDEL PROJECT (NBC) - Eddie Jemison ("Ocean's Eleven") has signed on to Howie Mandel's untitled NBC comedy. He will portray a character in the Mandel project who works for the comedian and makes his way into Mandel's life at inappropriate moments.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [march 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ALL GROWN UP (CBS)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BROTHERHOOD OF POLAND, NH, THE (CBS)
· CENTURY CITY (CBS)
· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· COME TO PAPA (NBC)
· CRACKING UP (FOX)
· GRUBBS, THE (FOX)
· HIDDEN HOWIE: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF A PUBLIC NUISANCE (BRAVO)
· HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC)
· JOHN DOE (FOX)
· KAREN SISCO (ABC)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· SIXTEEN TO LIFE (CBS)
· STONES, THE (CBS)
· TICK, THE (FOX)
· UNDECLARED (FOX)











[10/01/14 - 10:00 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Delivers Growth Across Key Demos in Third Quarter
OWN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:47 AM]
New Seasons of Hit Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Shameless," "House of Lies" and "Episodes" to Return Sunday, January 11th
Emmy-nominees William H. Macy, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc are back with their respective series.

[10/01/14 - 09:46 AM]
Bounce TV Posts Double-Digit Viewership Gains in Third Quarter
Bounce TV spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 09:29 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Retains 95% of Its Premiere in Viewers and 92% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 09:15 AM]
Travel Channel's "Booze Traveler" Sends Host Jack Maxwell on the Ultimate Spirit'ual Journey
The series follows Jack Maxwell as he sets out across the globe to find the world's most interesting beverages and the people who drink them.

[10/01/14 - 08:58 AM]
Electus International Unveils Slate for MIPCOM 2014
This new block of television programming includes original series concepts developed by Electus and its creative partners, as well as successful third party series that Electus has acquired for international distribution.

[10/01/14 - 08:50 AM]
CMT to Exclusively Premiere Jason Aldean's New Album, "Old Boots, New Dirt" Beginning Today a Week Before Official Release
Aldean joins the ranks of such top country artists as Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton who have partnered exclusively with CMT First to deliver new music to their passionate fan bases.

[10/01/14 - 08:48 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in Adults 18-49 Among the Big 4 Networks by a 59% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.

[10/01/14 - 08:46 AM]
Live+3: ABC's "Shark Tank" Solidifies Its Rank as Friday's #1 TV Show in Adults 18-49 with Its Strongest-Ever Season Premiere
ABC further spins the numbers for Friday, September 26.

[10/01/14 - 08:36 AM]
Bravo Media Spices Up Fall with "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and "Fashion Queens" Returning Sunday, November 9 at 8PM and 11:30PM ET/PT
Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks are back this season, and joined by media maven Claudia Jordan.

[10/01/14 - 08:32 AM]
ESPN2's 2015 Big Monday Women's Hoops Series Showcases Top Teams
Seven of the top eight teams in the espnW preseason top 25 poll will participate in the nine Big Monday games and 17-of-18 teams on the schedule are ranked the early-season poll.

[10/01/14 - 08:30 AM]
NBCSN Primetime & Total Day Viewership Increase for Fourth Consecutive Quarter
NBCSN spins the numbers for the third quarter of 2014.

[10/01/14 - 08:27 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Continues Win Streak for NBC
The Peacock's reality franchise once again replicates its week ago numbers among adults 18-49.

[10/01/14 - 08:18 AM]
Taylor, Soliman to Meet October 8 in IBF Middleweight Title Showdown on "ESPN Boxing Special"
The winner of the championship bout will face the winner of tonight's Hassan N'Dam vs. Curtis Stevens IBF Middleweight eliminator fight in an ESPN Boxing Special at 9 p.m. on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN.

[10/01/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's New Tuesday Comedies Beat FOX's Comedies
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 30.