or


[03/22/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: March 21
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

A MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER (FOX) - Daniel Roebuck has joined Norm Macdonald's comedy pilot.

THE HELP (WB) - Keri Lynn Pratt ("Manchester Prep") will play Veronica in the Warner Bros. TV/Original TV comedy pilot.

KID MAYOR (WB) - Tony winner Christine Ebersole has joined the Frog comedy pilot.

THE LYON'S DEN (NBC) - Rick Ravanello ("Monte Walsh") has joined the cast of the Rob Lowe drama.

NOT A CLUE (A.K.A. CRIMINOLOGY 101) (CBS) - Rick Ravanello has snagged a role in the Eye drama, which now runs under the title "Not a Clue."

SKIN (FOX) - Rachel Ticotin has been added to the cast of the drama pilot.

THE SNOBS (A.K.A. THE MALLARDS) (FOX) - Paget Brewster ("Andy Richter Controls the Universe") has been tapped to star in the FOX comedy, which now runs under the title "The Snobs."

UNTITLED BENJAMIN BENITZ PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Benjamin Benitez ("Without a Trace," "Angel," "The Division") has inked a talent holding deal with ABC to star in a drama series project for the network. Earlier this year, he was selected to perform at both ABC's and CBS' diversity talent showcases and was offered the deal by ABC soon thereafter. The pact is set to run through January. Because it came down late in this year's development cycle, Benitez is expected to be considered for casting replacements on fall series as well as midseason shows.

UNTITLED DAN FINNERTY PROJECT (ABC) - Gerald McRaney ("Major Dad") has been cast in Dan Finnerty's untitled comedy pilot.

UNTITLED FLETT-GIORDANO/RANBERG PROJECT (ABC) - John Benjamin Hickey ("The Anniversary Party") has joined the cast of the untitled half-hour. He'll portray one of two gay men who raised Maggie Lawson's character. Lawson stars as a woman whose politics are left-leaning but ends up dating a conservative man.

UNTITLED FRATERNAL TWINS PROJECT (FOX) - Stephen Tobolowsky has been cast in the untitled twins comedy pilot.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [march 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE (FOX)
· ANGEL (WB)
· DAN SHOW, THE (ABC)
· DIVISION, THE (LIFETIME)
· HELP, THE (WB)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· LYON'S DEN, THE (NBC)
· MANCHESTER PREP (FOX)
· MAYOR, THE (WB)
· MINUTE WITH STAN HOOPER, A (FOX)
· MONTE WALSH (TNT)
· NOT A CLUE (CBS)
· SKIN (FOX)
· SNOBS, THE (FOX)
· UNTITLED BENJAMIN BENITZ PROJECT (ABC)
· UNTITLED FRATERNAL TWINS PROJECT (FOX)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[05/23/17 - 04:39 PM]
A Storm is Brewing as TNT's Hit Series "The Last Ship" Returns with a Thrilling Two-Hour Premiere on Aug. 20
Through its first three seasons, the show has ranked one of basic cable's Top 10 summer dramas with adults 18-49.

[05/23/17 - 01:17 PM]
Catch the Premiere of "Big & Little," Tomorrow Night on TLC After "My 600-lb Life: Where Are They Now"
The two-part special follows two morbidly obese little people as they embark on a weight loss journey led by fitness guru and fellow little person, Allison Warrell.

[05/23/17 - 12:38 PM]
Comedy Central Announces Series Extension for "The President Show"
"I'm so grateful that Comedy Central has decided to end its tenure as a cable network by renewing 'The President Show,'" said Anthony Atamanuik.

[05/23/17 - 12:33 PM]
Starz App Now Available on Samsung Smart TVs
The app is also available on Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Apple TV, iPhones and iPads running iOS 8.0 or higher, Roku(R), Sony Android TV, as well as most Android phones, tablets and TV devices.

[05/23/17 - 12:14 PM]
"T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous," Featuring the "Silicon Valley" Star in His First HBO Special, Debuts June 17
The show offers his offbeat take on topics such as nightmares, the differences between marijuana and alcohol, his favorite historical figure and the challenges of talking about death.

[05/23/17 - 11:52 AM]
Nation's Leading True Crime Network Investigation Discovery Explores the Fall of 'America's Dad' in "Bill Cosby: An American Scandal"
This one-hour special takes viewers deep inside the secret life of Cosby and his family, shining a light on the drama and dysfunction behind this seemingly perfect household.

[05/23/17 - 11:25 AM]
Michael Strahan and ITV America Set Overall Deal
Under the partnership, Strahan and Constance Schwartz-Morini will develop unscripted programming for television and digital platforms.

[05/23/17 - 11:01 AM]
Discovery Family's New Original Series "Reno, Set, Go!" Rewards Individuals Facing Tough Times with the Ultimate Gift - A Covert Home Makeover in Less Than 36 Hours
In each 30-minute episode, a family and a team of expert crafters led by designer Cheryl Torrenueva and contractor Roger Morin perform a top-secret renovation for an unsuspecting homeowner while they are purposely kept out of the house.

[05/23/17 - 10:54 AM]
Nickelodeon Renews Top Hits from Top-Ranked Preschool Portfolio
The renewals of "PAW Patrol," "Shimmer and Shine," "Rusty Rivets" and "Nella the Princess Knight" are part of the network's largest preschool content pipeline ever of returning hit shows and new series for the 2017-2018 season.

[05/23/17 - 10:53 AM]
Country Stars Billy Ray Cyrus and Kelsea Ballerini Guest Star in All-New Blaze and the Monster Machines "Wild Wheels" Specials on Nickelodoen
The first special, "Animal Island," featuring Cyrus as Lazard, a greedy lizard-truck, premieres Monday, May 29.

[05/23/17 - 10:48 AM]
DIY Network Greenlights New Real Estate Investment Series "Buyers Bootcamp with Scott McGillivray"
"Anyone who owns a piece of real estate has the potential to make a great return on their investment," said Scott. "In 'Buyers Bootcamp,' I'm going to show them how."

[05/23/17 - 10:11 AM]
"Man Fire Food" Returns with a Smoking-Hot New Season with Host Roger Mooking
On the 13 half-hour long episodes, Chef Roger Mooking continues his search for the most fascinating ways to cook with flames.

[05/23/17 - 10:04 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Season 12 of "SpongeBob SquarePants," Number-One Animated Series Across All TV with Kids
The pickup comes on the heels of the recent announcement for a third SpongeBob SquarePants theatrical from Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies, also slated for 2019.

[05/23/17 - 10:03 AM]
BBC America to Partner with Elisabeth Moss on Developing Mini-Series "Fever"
"Fever" tells the story of the first known healthy carrier of typhoid fever who became known as "Typhoid Mary" as she spread typhoid across the burgeoning metropolis of early twentieth century New York.

[05/23/17 - 09:10 AM]
"DC Super Hero Girls" Embark on New Adventures, With New Animated Series Coming to Cartoon Network in 2018
The new series is a global initiative with Cartoon Network and builds on the successful DC Super Hero Girls direct-to-video movies as well as digital webisodes launched in 2015.