or


[05/07/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: May 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Note: As we get closer to the upfronts, much of our daily "pilot update" will be focused on the buzz surrounding particular pilots. Keep in mind that such information often changes quickly so those that were sure things yesterday may be dead in the water today.

COUPLING (NBC) - The Peacock's plans for the BBC import may be put on hold but not due to quality issues. The series' racy content continues to raise eyebrows and may end up driving away advertisers. NBC has promised however that if it does make the schedule it will not air before 9:30/8:30c, after the annointed "family hour" ends.

HAPPY FAMILY (NBC) - The John Larroquette/Christine Baranski comedy pilot continues to be mentioned as a strong contender for the post "Frasier" Tuesday, 9:30/8:30c slot this fall.

LAS VEGAS (NBC) - James Caan's ensemble drama is heavily favored to receive either a Friday or Sunday slot on the Peacock's schedule.

LINES OF DUTY (ABC) - Jeff Melvoin ("Northern Exposure," "Mister Sterling") has joined Rod Lurie and Marc Frydman as an executive producer on the Alphabet's early pick-up from DreamWorks TV and Touchstone TV. Melvoin will help series creator Lurie, who has a busy feature schedule, execute the show on a day-to-day basis.

THE LYON'S DEN (NBC) - The Rob Lowe-led legal drama remains a strong contender for a fall series order.

MISS MATCH (NBC) - The Alicia Silverstone-led drama pilot continues to look like a shoo-in for a series order as various sources have indicated producers have begun staffing the series.

THE O.C. (FOX) - Bob DeLaurentis ("Providence") has been named executive producer/showrunner of the network's newly picked-up drama series from Warner Bros. TV. He will executive produce the series alongside McG, Josh Schwartz and Joseph Dougherty.

ONCE AROUND THE PARK (NBC) - Despite strong early buzz, the Peacock's Heather Locklear-led project now seems unlikely to receive a series order for the fall thanks to reportedly poor viewer testing. While a midseason order with some changes is a possibility, NBC executives may scrap the show's concept (Locklear plays a divorced mother of two kids) entirely and start over with a new project for the actress. A decision on the series is expected by week's end.

SKIN (FOX) - Jerry Bruckheimer's latest is steadily building buzz at the network.

STILL LIFE (FOX) - The Kip Koenig-produced drama appears to be slowly gaining momentum to make FOX's fall or midseason schedule.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (NBC) - Solid buzz continues to keep the Timothy Busfield/Annie Potts comedy afloat for a possible fall series order.

TOUCH 'EM ALL MCCALL (NBC) - Like "Once Around the Park," despite early buzz on the project thanks to star Tom Selleck's involvement, the Peacock comedy pilot appears to have little chance of making the network's schedule.

UNTITLED TRACY MORGAN PROJECT (NBC) - The "SNL" star's comedy pilot is being eyed for Tuesday nights, possibily paired with Whoopi Goldberg's project for the Peacock.

UNTITLED WHOOPI GOLDBERG PROJECT (NBC) - The "Hollywood Squares" host's project is looking good to land on the Peacock's Tuesday schedule this fall.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· COUPLING (NBC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· HAPPY FAMILY (NBC)
· HOLLYWOOD SQUARES (SYNDICATION)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LINE OF FIRE (ABC)
· LYON'S DEN, THE (NBC)
· MISS MATCH (NBC)
· MISTER STERLING (NBC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· ONCE AROUND THE PARK (NBC)
· PROVIDENCE (NBC)
· SKIN (FOX)
· STILL LIFE (FOX)
· STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (NBC)
· TOUCH 'EM ALL MCCALL (NBC)
· TRACY MORGAN SHOW, THE (NBC)
· WHOOPI (NBC)





[09/04/15 - 12:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Family Comedy Series "Stuck in the Middle"
Jenna Ortega stars as Harley Diaz, an engineering whiz who uses her inventions to navigate life as the middle child in a family of seven kids.

[09/04/15 - 09:56 AM]
Every Major CBS News Broadcasts Posts Year-to-Year Viewer Growth and Strong Deliveries of Adults 25-54
CBS News further spins the numbers for the week of August 24-30.

[09/04/15 - 09:43 AM]
ESPNU Extends College Football Weekend, Debuts "College Football Sunday" Program
ESPNU will extend the college football weekend with the debut of "College Football Sunday" starting this week, September 6, and continuing throughout the college football season.

[09/04/15 - 08:31 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother," "Big Bang" to Another Victory
Said duo are the night's top draws among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/04/15 - 08:01 AM]
Fall Into Music with CMT in September as Network Launches New Original Specials, Documentaries, Artist Collaborations, Live Performances, Album Premieres and More
The music-filled month kicks off Labor Day Weekend on September 5 live from Charleston as Darius Rucker performs a surprise pop-up show before his hometown in a brand new installment of "CMT Instant Jam."

[09/04/15 - 07:31 AM]
Beasts of No Nation - Main Trailer and Key Art Debut
The powerful new Netflix film starring Idris Elba recently had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and will screen at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and London Film Festival.

[09/04/15 - 06:07 AM]
ESPN's 2015 Thursday Night Doubleheader Sees Significant Ratings Increases Over 2014 Thursday Night Opener
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, September 3.

[09/04/15 - 04:03 AM]
truTV and "Impractical Jokers" Take Over New York's South Street Seaport in Epic, First-Ever Live Event Celebrating Hit Series 100th Episode
The network recaps last night's special event, hosted by Howie Mandel.

[09/03/15 - 08:23 PM]
Video: "Billy on the Street" - New Season: Sneak Peek
Get your first look at the show's truTV incarnation, premiering Thursday, October 8.

[09/03/15 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Late Show With James Corden" To Host Top Entertainment Celebs, Sept. 8 - Sept. 10
Corden will welcome Alison Brie, Bradley Cooper, Fall Out Boy, Andrew Garfield, Wiz Khalifa, Jeremy Renner and Jason Sudeikis in the course of just three days.

[09/03/15 - 02:16 PM]
Check Out John Diggle's New Costume on "Arrow!"
David Ramsey's character will be donning this gear in the premiere episode of "Arrow" on Wednesday, October 7.

[09/03/15 - 02:13 PM]
Darius Rucker's Surprise "CMT Instant Jam" from Charleston, SC Premieres Saturday, September 5 at 10 P.M., ET/PT
The one-hour show features Rucker performing on the beach at local venue The Windjammer to hits including "Homegrown Honey," "Don't Think I Don't Think About It," "Alright," Hootie and the Blowfish favorite "Only Wanna Be With You" and more.

[09/03/15 - 02:10 PM]
"Grandfathered" Celebrates Grandparents Day with 1-800-Flowers Promotion
Starting today, use promo code "Grandfathered" to receive 20% off an exclusive collection of flowers and treats.

[09/03/15 - 01:22 PM]
"In The Cut" Viewership Explodes in Week Two, Second Episode & Series Become Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 1.

[09/03/15 - 12:58 PM]
"The Chew" Is All About You! Season Five Kicks Off Tuesday, September 8 on ABC
Hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz return for a fun-filled season as your ultimate guides in entertaining from help with a quick fix fabulous meal to aide in a kitchen calamity.