or


[03/11/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: March 11
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (FOX) - Jason Bateman (of the upcoming "The Jake Effect") has signed on for the lead role in the FOX comedy pilot where he will play Michael, a straight-laced man who must take over his family business when his father goes to jail. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, David Nevins and Mitch Hurwitz are the executive producers.

FUTURE TENSE (NBC) - Christopher Titus ("Titus") is set as the lead in the science fiction drama, which revolves around an elite law enforcement unit in the future. Titus previously had been attached to different NBC project (via the Greenblatt Janollari Studio) as a cop who gets railroaded off the police force and then becomes a bounty hunter. The untitled project never got off the ground.

HEROINE (FOX) - Shawn Reaves ("Auto Focus") has joined the cast of the drama, where he'll portray the brother of the central character (Eliza Dushku), a woman who graduates from college and discovers that she's able to save lives by changing the course of events.

HOPE & FAITH (ABC) - Faith Ford ("Murphy Brown") is set as one of the leads in the ABC comedy pilot. Ford will play a wife and mom of three, whose life is turned upside down when her fraternal twin sister Faith, a struggling actress, moves in.

THE LUNCHBOX CHRONICLES (CBS) - Susan Sullivan ("Dharma & Greg"), Bret Loehr ("Everwood") and Lyndon Smith ("Presidio Med") will round out the cast of the CBS comedy, toplined by Monica Potter and Andy Richter. Sullivan will portray the well-intentioned opinionated mom to Kate (Potter) while Loehr and Smith portray Kate's two children.

MERGE (LIFETIME, New!) - Lifetime has tapped Lisa Rinna to host a pilot for a new reality series which aims to come to the rescue of newly married couples who are trying to decide which of their personal possessions they should trash or stash in their new household. Dalaklis McKeown Entertainment ("Weddings of a Lifetime") will produce the series, with Chuck Dalaklis and Theresa McKeown executive producing.

MY LIFE WITH MEN (ABC) - Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") will play a wife-mom-feminist raising a houseful of men in the ABC comedy pilot.

PLATONICALLY INCORRECT (ABC) - Tom Everett Scott ("Philly") has been set as the male lead in the ABC comedy pilot. The comedy revolves around a man (Scott) and a woman (yet to be cast) who work together as co-hosts of a "Trading Spaces"-type cable access show and are best friends but have kept things strictly platonic.

STILL LIFE (FOX) - David Keith ("High Incident") has signed on to star in the FOX drama pilot.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (A.K.A. UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT) (NBC) - Annie Potts has been cast in the Peacock comedy pilot.

UNTITLED J.A.G. PROJECT (CBS) - Mark Harmon ("Chicago Hope," "St. Elsewhere") has nabbed the lead in CBS' untitled "J.A.G." spin-off, centering on Navy criminal investigation. An upcoming episode of the Tuesday drama will serve as the pilot for the series, similar to "C.S.I.: Miami's" backdoor pilot episode of "C.S.I." last season.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [march 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· CHICAGO HOPE (CBS)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· DHARMA & GREG (ABC)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FUTURE TENSE (NBC)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· JAG (CBS)
· JAKE EFFECT, THE (BRAVO)
· JUST SHOOT ME (NBC)
· LUNCHBOX CHRONICLES, THE (CBS)
· MERGE (LIFETIME)
· MY LIFE WITH MEN (ABC)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PHILLY (ABC)
· PLATONICALLY INCORRECT (ABC)
· PRESIDIO MED (CBS)
· STILL LIFE (FOX)
· STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (NBC)
· TITUS (FOX)
· TRU CALLING (FOX)
· UNTITLED CHRISTOPER TITUS PROJECT (NBC)





[07/27/16 - 01:39 PM]
Netflix Announces Premiere Dates for Nine Series, Including "Black Mirror," "Chef's Table: France," "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" and More
Plus: "Chelsea," Lady Dynamite" and "Real Rob" to all return for second seasons.

[07/27/16 - 01:31 PM]
Multi-Award Winner Laura Linney Stars Alongside Jason Bateman in New Netflix Original Drama Series "Ozark"
Grounded in dark reality, this money-centric present day story revolves around financial planner Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy Bird (Laura Linney) and their family's sudden relocation from the suburbs of Chicago to a summer resort community in the Missouri Ozarks.

[07/27/16 - 01:11 PM]
Nickelodeon to Feature First Lady Michelle Obama in an All-New Episode of "All in with Cam Newton," Airing Friday, July 29, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
In this episode, Cam Newton takes 10-year old Rosie Smolowitz to the White House to meet First Lady Michelle Obama, who talks to Rosie about her dream of one day becoming President of the United States.

[07/27/16 - 01:02 PM]
Suspense Thriller and Six-Part Television Event "Wolf Creek" to Premiere This October Only on Pop
The TV series stars John Jarratt, who reprises his movie role as the murdering psychopath Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback - except this time, things are different.

[07/27/16 - 12:31 PM]
Spike Backs "Bar" Business and Star Jon Taffer
The fifth season of "Bar Rescue" will debut on August 7, with the additional "Back to the Bar" specials airing throughout the "Bar Rescue" run of original episodes on Sunday nights.

[07/27/16 - 11:31 AM]
"The Walking Dead" and "Fear the Walking Dead" 2016 Comic-Con Trailers Rack Up a Record 25 Million Views in Four Days
Since their release on Friday afternoon in San Diego, the season seven trailer for "The Walking Dead" has notched 17.6 million total views across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and AMC.com.

[07/27/16 - 11:30 AM]
Video: "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life" - Date Announcement - Netflix
The four-part event premieres Friday, November 25 on the streaming service.

[07/27/16 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Developing "Peep Show" Series Based on UK Comedy Created by Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong
With the original series having aired its ninth and final season for Channel 4 in the UK, series creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong will be consulting producers on the US adaptation.

[07/27/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Crackle Releases Extended Trailer and Key Art from Its New Scripted Original Series, "StartUp," Starring Martin Freeman, Adam Brody, Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero
Launching Tuesday, September 6, the series is set amongst the unconstrained, yet opportunistic streets of Miami and weaves a complex and exciting narrative, focusing on the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success.

[07/27/16 - 09:19 AM]
The Wild, Wild West Meets Its Match with Animal Planet's "North Woods Law: Washington State"
The series, formerly known as "Rugged Justice," returns Thursday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/27/16 - 09:05 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Their Reign
The Peacock wins the night among adults 18-49 as well as total viewers.

[07/27/16 - 08:59 AM]
Travel Channel Refreshes Sunday Ratings with Water-Themed Fun
Travel Channel spins the numbers for Sunday, July 24.

[07/27/16 - 08:06 AM]
Smithsonian Channel Celebrates National Parks 100th on August 28
The one-hour special tells the story of how this radical idea evolved into an enduring mission shaped by the creativity, resourcefulness and passion of individual Americans.

[07/27/16 - 06:01 AM]
CMT Announces Season Two Pickup of Hit Comedy "Still the King"
The one-hour season finale airs Sunday, August 14 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/26/16 - 01:51 PM]
Bravo Media Delivers a Dramatic Two-Night "Shahs of Sunset" Reunion Airing Tuesday, August 2 at 9PM ET/PT and Wednesday, August 3 at 10PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen sits down with Reza Farahan, Asa Soltan Rahmati, Mike Shouhed, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi and Shervin Roohparvar to discuss - or debate - this season's most "shah"-king moments.