or


[03/18/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: March 18
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (FOX) - Jessica Walter ("Play Misty for Me"), Will Arnett ("The Mike O'Malley Show") and Tony Hale have been added to the cast of the comedy pilot.

THE BREAK (FOX) - "Boomtown" scribes/producers Chris Brancato and Albert Salke have come on board to produce the FOX pilot as part of a seven-figure, three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV. The duo, who are also behind the ABC western pilot "Then Came Jones," will also create their own series for the company as well as develop shows with other writers under the Brancato/Salke Prods. banner.

CHASING ALICE (WB) - The rest of the cast is set for the Frog drama which is inspired by the "Alice in Wonderland" mythology. Joining the previously cast Sophia Winkleman and Theresa Russell are Shemar Moore ("Birds of Prey") as Lionel, Ivana Milicevic ("Mind of the Married Man") as Dinah, Greg Serano ("The Postman") as Adam, Al Sapienza ("Lethal Weapon 4") as Blanc and Zack Ward ("Titus") as Eclipse.

HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC) - Kal Penn ("National Lampoon's Van Wilder") has joined the cast of the two-hour pilot as Harrison.

NAKED HOTEL (ABC) - ABC has rolled back Armyan Bernstein's drama project to midseason consideration.

THE O.C. (FOX) - Kelly Rowan ("Boomtown") is on board the FOX drama pilot where she will join the previously cast Peter Gallagher. Rowan will play a wealthy Newport Beach heiress in the drama.

RUBBING CHARLIE (CBS, New!) - The Eye network has greenlighted the pilot, a single camera comedy starring Scott Wolf ("Party of Five") as altruistic doctor who realizes he doesn't know what he wants out of life. Big Ticket Television is behind the project, which reportedly has been in development for more than two years. Tom Palmer ("Murphy Brown," "Living in Captivity") will write and executive produce the pilot.

UNTITLED KEVIN HART PROJECT (ABC) - Faizon Love ("Wonderland") has joined the cast of the untitled comedy pilot.

UNTITLED TOM HERTZ PROJECT (ABC) - Josh Braaten ("Dumb and Dumberer") has been added to the cast of the untitled project from 20th Century Fox TV and Brad Grey TV.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [march 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· BIG HOUSE, THE (ABC)
· BIRDS OF PREY (WB)
· BOOMTOWN (NBC)
· BREAK, THE (FOX)
· CHASING ALICE (WB)
· HOMELAND SECURITY (NBC)
· MARRIED TO THE KELLYS (ABC)
· MIKE O'MALLEY SHOW, THE (NBC)
· MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN, THE (HBO)
· NAKED HOTEL (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· PARTY OF FIVE (FOX)
· RUBBING CHARLIE (CBS)
· THEN CAME JONES (ABC)
· TITUS (FOX)
· WONDERLAND (ABC)





[04/30/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 as "Shark Tank" Surges to a 10-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[04/30/16 - 08:31 AM]
"Dateline" Grows, "Grimm" & "Caught on Camera" Maintain 100% Week-to-Week
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[04/29/16 - 10:01 PM]
Winner Announced on "Hell's Kitchen"
The winner received a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas, a total prize value of $250,000.

[04/29/16 - 04:26 PM]
Discovery Channel Dominates April with More Top Ten Unscripted Cable Series with Men Than Any Other Network
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 04:10 PM]
Video: Watch First Looks at "MasterChef" Premiering Wednesday, June 1, at 9/8c, on FOX!
Judging the battle rounds will be Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, who will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation.

[04/29/16 - 04:04 PM]
It's Official: Season 2 of Netflix's "The Ranch" Coming in 2017!
Co-stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Sam Elliott shared the news in a video message this afternoon.

[04/29/16 - 03:22 PM]
Science Channel Delivers Highest Rated and Most Watched April Among Total Viewers and Key Demos
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 12:36 PM]
Hulu Announces Straight-to-Series Order for "The Handmaid's Tale" from MGM Television
The series will be created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller with Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield serving as executive producers.

[04/29/16 - 12:32 PM]
Season Eight Winner Sawyer Fredericks and Hot Band DNCE to Appear on "The Voice" Tuesday, May 3
Fredericks not only won season eight but also set a record for the first artist to have 14 songs in the iTunes Top 200 singles chart in one week.

[04/29/16 - 12:18 PM]
Showtime 2016 Summer Programming Overview
Highlights include the return of "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth" on Sunday, July 10 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/29/16 - 11:16 AM]
Velocity Keeps Foot on the Gas in April with High Single and Double-Digit Ratings Increases
Velocity spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 10:44 AM]
New Premiere Time Alert - "NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed" Three Night Special Events Premieres May 8, 15 and 22 tt 9PM ET/PT
The three-part event will now air at 9:00/8:00c instead of 10:00/9:00c as previously announced.

[04/29/16 - 09:51 AM]
NBC Olympics and Snapchat Partner to Present Unique Perspectives of the 2016 Rio Olympics & U.S. Olympic Team Trials
NBC Olympics will co-produce the NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel with Buzzfeed, a regular contributor to both the Snapchat Discover platform and NBC's content projects.

[04/29/16 - 09:11 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows to Season High Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 09:01 AM]
AMC Releases New Photos and Promo from "Preacher" - Highly Anticipated Series Launches May 22
Check out the latest images of Sheriff Root (W. Earl Brown), DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Derek Wilson).