or


[04/25/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: April 25
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

DREAM JOB (ESPN, New!) - The sports channel is set to get into the talent search game as ESPN is developing "Dream Job," a new reality series that will document an "American Idol"-esque competition to find a new "SportsCenter" anchor. The winner will then get a one-year contract to host one of ESPN's many "SportsCenter" editions. No specifics beyond that were announced.

THE GAME (Showtime) - More details about Spike Lee and Alex Tse's drama pilot for the pay channel have emerged. The series "takes a gritty look at the dangerous world and life choices of a diverse group of characters in and around the unique gang culture of San Francisco," according to a press release from the network. "Nick is a 19 year-old white teen who wants desperately to work in corporate America, but resorts to arranging drug deals and credit card fraud to make ends meet. He and his parents are gentrified out of their once low-income area and forced to move into the city's last slum, Hunters Point. There, he and his family are victimized by members of the "V-Dub" gang, especially Leon, the gang's second in command. Leon is a hot head who looks for trouble and enjoys confrontations with their rival gang, the Point Mob. Leon's behavior irks his fellow gang member K-Luv, who is more interested in money than violence. K-Luv befriends Nick who helps him burn CDs for bootlegging purposes after seeing how profitable this has become in Chinatown."

"In Chinatown, Lincoln is a Chinese teen who leads a crew called the Grant Street Boys. They make their living collecting "protection" money for and doing the bidding of Mr. Tsing, the leader of a Chinese crime organization. Lincoln is skimming money from the funds he is extorting from local merchants and he will do anything, including murder, to keep this a secret. But that's not all he's holding back from Mr. Tsing -- he is secretly having an affair with his precious daughter Angela." All roles have yet to be cast in the project, which will be directed by Lee and executive produced by Lee and Sam Kitt through his production company 40 Acres and a Mule. Production is set for a June start date.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· DREAM JOB (ESPN)
· SUCKER FREE CITY (SHOWTIME)





[08/17/17 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Hold Off ABC, "CMA Fest"
The Peacock edges the Alphabet by one-tenth of a ratings point among adults 18-49.

[08/16/17 - 12:11 PM]
OWN Announces New Drama Series from Academy Award-Winning "Moonlight" Writer/Producer Tarell Alvin McCraney
Haunted by the death of his closest friend, and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty, a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out.

[08/16/17 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime's Twisted Secrets September Features the Premieres of the Movies "Ten" Starring China Anne McClain, Vampire Flick "Drink, Slay, Love" from Producer Bella Thorne and "Sea Change" Based on the YA New York Times Bestseller
Based on the teen horror novel by Gretchen McNeil, "Ten" is the story of a weekend retreat gone wrong.

[08/16/17 - 11:41 AM]
Video: Watch the New Trailer for TNT's "Good Behavior"
The new season will premiere Sunday, October 15, now at the later time of 10:00/9:00c.

[08/16/17 - 10:09 AM]
TLC's "My Giant Life" Returns with a Brand-New Season of Tall Tales to Tell on Sunday, September 17th at 10/9c
Haleigh, Alicia Jay, Katja, Lindsay, Krista and Coco will take viewers inside their everyday lives as they deal with issues that far surpass height than ever before.

[08/16/17 - 10:05 AM]
Joy Nash Cast as Lead in AMC's Upcoming Series "Dietland"
Set against the backdrop of the beauty industry, this part-character drama and part-revenge fantasy explores society's obsession with weight loss and beauty in a bold, original and wickedly entertaining way.

[08/16/17 - 10:00 AM]
Carlton Cuse Signs Multiyear Pact with ABC Studios
Under the Genre Arts banner, Cuse will develop projects and collaborate with other writers to bring their visions to the screen under the new agreement.

[08/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
USA Network and Universal Cable Productions Confirm Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torres to Air in the Current Season of "Suits"
When Jessica Pearson is forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics, she must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate this unknown territory.

[08/16/17 - 08:23 AM]
An All-New Season of "Victoria" Premieres January 14, 2018 on "Masterpiece" on PBS
More than 16.2 million viewers tuned in for "Victoria's" premiere season, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years - second only to "Downton Abbey."

[08/16/17 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Win Streak
The Peacock, powered by "America's Got Talent," has won Tuesday night for 13 consecutive weeks.

[08/15/17 - 01:43 PM]
Julian McMahon Joins Cast of Hulu Original Series, "Marvel's Runaways"
While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, McMahon will be a pivoltal player in the Runaways' rebellion against their parents.

[08/15/17 - 01:14 PM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Chronicle the 2017 United States Naval Academy Football Team with Weekly Docu-Series "A Season with Navy Football"
After chronicling The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles in its first two seasons, the original franchise returns to reveal a vastly different picture of student-athlete life.

[08/15/17 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Newest "Garage Sale Mystery Month" Premiere Scores as Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Telecast in Network History
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/15/17 - 11:20 AM]
Video: Netflix Announces the Launch Date and Debuts Trailer for Original Documentary Short "Resurface"
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Mention and will launch globally on Netflix on September 1.

[08/15/17 - 10:44 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Calls All Aboard with "Mighty Cruise Ships" and "Mighty Trains"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Sunday, September 3 at 8:00/7:00c.