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)





[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Celebrates the Holiday Season with Three Back-to-Back Shows
John Cena and Casey Affleck will follow the previously announced Emma Stone.

[12/02/16 - 01:03 PM]
Animal Planet Highlights One Organization's Mission to Protect and Rescue Animals in New Series "The Guardians"
In this all-new series, Animal Planet introduces this volunteer-run organization called Guardians of Rescue and follows its quest to help any animal in need - anywhere, anytime.

[12/02/16 - 12:00 PM]
Beloved Actress Betty White to Be "Young & Hungry" with a Guest Star Role on Freeform's Original Comedy
White will play Ms. Wilson, Gabi's neighbor who she encounters after a misunderstanding with Josh leaves Gabi confused about what to do.

[12/02/16 - 11:38 AM]
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Hits Series Highs in The CW's #DCWeek Finale
The CW spins the numbers for Thursday, December 1.

[12/02/16 - 11:28 AM]
E!'s New Docu-Series "So Cosmo" - Set at the Glamorous Epi-center of Pop Culture, Cosmopolitan Magazine - Premieres Wed., Feb. 8 at 8 PM ET/PT
Plus: look for a preview special on Tuesday, December 20 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/02/16 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Shares Their Holiday Spirit with Annual Gift-giving Initiative Pop Up Santa and Holiday-themed Shorts "Funny Or Die Presents Santa's Shorts"
All of these jolly holiday moments can be seen during "25 Days of Christmas" airing December 1 - 25, on the Freeform app and on 25DaysofChristmasTV.com.

[12/02/16 - 10:44 AM]
TBS Heads into "Final Space" with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, "Final Space" is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake.

[12/02/16 - 09:58 AM]
AMC Releases First Look Photos from Season Two of "Into the Badlands"
The 10 episode second season will debut in March of 2017.

[12/02/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: Craving More "Comedy Bang! Bang!"? Watch Four Never-Before-Seen Clips on IFC.com!
After 110 episodes of top-notch couch guests and wildly unpredictable interviews by host Scott Aukerman, the series is coming to an end after five "slightly off" seasons.

[12/02/16 - 09:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Thursday Night Football"
The Peacock eclipses the competition among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/02/16 - 08:10 AM]
"The Handmaid's Tale" First Look Photos
Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski and Samira Wiley co-star in the drama, premiering in April.

[12/02/16 - 07:27 AM]
American Heroes Channel Commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor with Premiere of "Pearl Harbor: The Heroes Who Fought Back"
The one-hour special premieres Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[12/02/16 - 06:53 AM]
HGTV's "Fixer Upper" Season Four Scores Its Highest-Rated Premiere Ever
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 29.

[12/01/16 - 01:09 PM]
OWN's Hit Tyler Perry Drama "The Haves and the Have Nots" Returns with All-New Episodes This January
The series returns for season four with all-new episodes on Tuesday, January 3 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/01/16 - 12:19 PM]
"Arrow" Shoots to Season Highs as #DCWeek Continues
The CW spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 30.