or


[04/17/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: April 17
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

LIVING IT UP WITH ALI & JACK (Syndication) - Rob Dauber ("The Restaurant") has been named supervising producer on the upcoming syndicated talk show hosted by Ali Wentworth and Jack Ford. Kim McCabe ("The Oprah Winfrey Show") and Mimi Pizzi ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") have also signed on as producers while Jeffry Culbreth will join as talent producer. The series, which has been cleared in 87% of the country, bows in September.

HOUSE OF DREAMS (A&E, New!) - The cable network has greenlighted a new reality series that will bring competing couples together to plan, design, build and decorate their dream house. The twist is that only one of the families gets to keep the home. Rob Grader of Granada USA is behind the project, which will be produced by Charles Tremayne, Nancy Dubuc and Rob Sharenow. The series, which will feature the usual elimination element of most reality programs, bows this summer.

PARADISE HOTEL (FOX, New!) - FOX has committed to eight weeks of a new summer reality soap opera entitled "Paradise Hotel." The series, which premieres June 16, will run Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00/8:00c and follow 12 guests (six single men and six single women) at an exclusive resort (a la "Big Brother"). Each week a guest is voted off by the other contestants. The twist however is that viewers will have the opportunity to literally become part of the show. While specifics have yet to be revealed, the idea is to have viewers call a toll-free number for a chance to win a seat in the show's studio audience, which will be used for "breaking the fourth wall" reactions to the contestants' antics. Members of the audience will then compete (again the details are not clear) to replace the kicked off member and join the other contestants on the resort. Tom Gutteridge and Charles Thompson are the executive producers of the project, which is from Mentorn, a production subsidiary of the United Kingdom's The Television Corporation.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BIG BROTHER (CBS)
· HOUSE OF DREAMS (A AND E)
· LIVING IT UP! WITH ALI & JACK (SYNDICATION)
· OPRAH WINFREY SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· PARADISE HOTEL (MYNETWORKTV)
· RESTAURANT, THE (NBC)
· ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)





[02/23/17 - 12:27 PM]
E! Goes "Live from the Red Carpet" with Hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic at the Oscars Sunday, February 26th Starting at 1:30P ET and 10:30A PT
The network's second screen live coverage will include a live, immersive 360 experience utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology enabling fans to enjoy the red carpet like never before.

[02/23/17 - 12:00 PM]
Matthew Broderick Cast in "Katrina: American Crime Story"
Broderick will portray Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

[02/23/17 - 11:22 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" to Feature Original Song from Executive Producer John Legend, "In America," in Season Two Premiere
By tweeting #UndergroundWGN, fans will automatically unlock a :60, extended version of the trailer that includes the song preview.

[02/23/17 - 11:10 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns with Back-to-Back Shows
Look for Octavia Spencer/Father John Misty on March 4 followed by Scarlett Johansson/Lorde on March 11.

[02/23/17 - 11:03 AM]
History(R) Greenlights Navy Seal Team Six Drama Series "Six" for a Ten Episode Second Season from A+E Studios in Association with Weinstein Television
Two new episodes remain in the current season airing Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c, with the season one finale airing on Wednesday, March 8.

[02/23/17 - 10:56 AM]
Super Plus Official Plus Delicious - "The Get Down" - New Episodes April 7
Netflix confirms the release date of Part II from the series.

[02/23/17 - 10:29 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Explores Claims of a Wrongful Conviction in Investigation Discovery's Special "Murder in Lehigh Valley"
"This is an incendiary case that continues to provoke passion on both sides," said Morrison.

[02/23/17 - 10:19 AM]
ABC's First-Ever Live Post-Oscars(R) Special, Hosted by "black-ish" Star Anthony Anderson, Airs Sunday, February 26
The Emmy-nominated actor will be joined by "Good Morning America" Co-Anchor Lara Spencer, with special contributors Joe Zee, Yahoo Style's editor-in-chief, and ABC News' Chris Connelly.

[02/23/17 - 09:46 AM]
"Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala" Primetime Special to Air on OWN Sunday, March 5
For the past decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

[02/23/17 - 09:31 AM]
Starz Announces Highly-Anticipated Original Series "American Gods" to Premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT
The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 AM CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRW's Elvis Mitchell.

[02/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
BBC America's "Planet Earth II" Becomes Highest Rated U.S. Nature Show
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 18.

[02/23/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" remains the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[02/23/17 - 08:12 AM]
Rap Legend Rick Ross to Host and Perform at the "2017 MTV Woodies" Music Festival Live from Austin on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Said Ross: "I'm excited to attend SXSW this year. The biggest boss is hosting the 'Woodies' and my album drops March 17. MTV, get ready."

[02/23/17 - 08:04 AM]
Former Mobsters Go Suburban in Oxygen Media's New Docu-Comedy Series "Unprotected" Premiering Tuesday, April 11 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows the Cantarellas, a boisterous, old-school family that participated in the Federal Witness Protection Program after their testimony led to the conviction of one of the most powerful crime families in the country.

[02/23/17 - 06:47 AM]
Ten Perfect Matches, One New Game on MTV's Spinoff Series "Are You the One: All-Star Challenge"
The new series premieres Wednesday, March 22 on MTV, one week after the shocking March 15 season finale of "Are You the One?".