or


[06/19/03 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 19
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (FOX) - Jeffrey Tambor ("That Was Then") has officially joined the cast of the upcoming FOX comedy. The actor had previously been attached only as a guest star on the series. The sitcom stars Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth, a widower with a 13-year-old son who's forced to take over the family business when his father, played by Tambor, is arrested for questionable accounting practices. Earlier this season Tambor was cast in the CBS pilot "Rubbing Charlie" which did not go forward as a series.

THE BERNIE MAC SHOW (FOX) - New co-executive producer Rich Appel ("A.U.S.A.") has signed a multiyear, seven-figure development deal with the show's distributor, 20th Century Fox Television. As part of the pact he'll create and executive produce his own projects for the studio in addition to working on its existing properties. The deal marks over a decade of work at 20th Century Fox by Appel who's best known for his years on animated series "The Simpsons" and "King of the Hill."

NAVY C.I.S. (CBS) - Sasha Alexander ("Presidio Med") has signed on to the "J.A.G." spin-off as a tough, competitive Secret Service agent who joins the Naval Criminal Investigative Service team in the center of the show and butts heads with the team's leader, played by Mark Harmon. Alexander had previously been attached to the Eye pilot "Expert Witness," which did not go forward to series.

SIGNIFICANT OTHERS (Bravo) - The NBC-owned cable network is set to go forward with six episodes of the unscripted series, which was previously in development at the Peacock for this summer. Based on a short by commercial director Robert Roy Thomas, the project features improv actors posing as couples in therapy. The series is expected to bow next year on the channel and if things go well it could have episodes wind up on NBC. NBC executives are hoping to use the arts-oriented Bravo as an incubator for other potential new series as well.

TRADING SPACES (TLC) - Executive producer Denise L. Cramsey has signed a multiyear overall development deal with Universal Domestic Television. The pact calls for Cramsey (who's been with "Spaces" since its second season) to create and develop lifestyle reality programming for the studio.

24 (FOX) - The producers of the drama have opted not to pick up actress Penny Johnson Jerald's option for next season. Generally speaking, such news means the actress would be extremely unlikely to appear at all next season on the series. However considering that "24" producers did the same thing last season with Sarah Clarke (who went on to appear in a half-dozen episodes this past season), that may not be the case at all. Both network and studio reps are extremely tight-lipped about the show's third season as only Keifer Sutherland has been confirmed as returning this fall.

UNTITLED GILMORE GIRLS SPIN-OFF (WB) - The Frog has scrapped its spin-off of "Gilmore Girls," citing cost issues due to filming on location in Venice, California. The network had previously committed to six episodes of the series, which centered on Rory's former beau Jess (Milo Ventimiglia) going to live with his estranged father (Rob Estes), for midseason 2004. It's not clear however if Ventimiglia will return to the parent series due to the news.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [june 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 24 (FOX)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· AUSA (NBC)
· BERNIE MAC SHOW, THE (FOX)
· EXPERT WITNESS (CBS)
· GILMORE GIRLS (CW)
· JAG (CBS)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PRESIDIO MED (CBS)
· RUBBING CHARLIE (CBS)
· SIGNIFICANT OTHERS (BRAVO)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· THAT WAS THEN (ABC)
· UNTITLED GILMORE GIRLS PROJECT (WB)





[10/26/21 - 11:01 AM]
The CW Network and TBS Team Up to Simulcast The Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, January 9
The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement.

[10/26/21 - 10:30 AM]
Hulu Originals Elevates Ashley Chang to Vice President, Content Development, Drama, and Beth Osisek to Vice President, Original Documentaries and Limited Series
Chang previously served as director of Drama for Hulu Originals, bringing in several new and upcoming titles to the platform.

[10/26/21 - 10:22 AM]
Paris Hilton Wedding Docuseries "Paris in Love" to Begin Streaming November 11 on Peacock
The 13-part wedding docuseries will begin streaming November 11, with new episodes dropping every Thursday.

[10/26/21 - 10:01 AM]
ABC Picks Up "The Wonder Years," "Home Economics" for Full Seasons
The network confirmed the news on social media this morning.

[10/26/21 - 10:00 AM]
TLC's New Series "Addicted to Marriage" Follows Women Who Love to Be in Love
Meet Monette, Shae, Amy, and Kecia, who collectively have been down the aisle a total of 20 times.

[10/26/21 - 09:40 AM]
Logo's Award-Winning Digital Series "Logo Live" Hosted by Johnny Sibilly Returns on Tuesday, November 2
With over 2 million views and 15M impressions, the series combines live discussions and heartfelt pre-taped conversations that play live within the feed.

[10/26/21 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Studios Launches "25 Stories," A New Partnership with Jenny Lumet and Alex Kurtzman
The new studio pod will be led by veteran network executive Bruce Evans, who joins as executive vice president.

[10/26/21 - 09:05 AM]
Video: "Alex Rider" Season Two Official Trailer Now Available
The fan-favorite spy series will be available to stream exclusively on the service starting Friday, December 3.

[10/26/21 - 09:01 AM]
Food Network Kicks Off the Holiday Baking Season with Seasonal Favorites and All-New Series
The holiday baking season is upon us as Food Network readies seasonal favorites, all-new series and festive specials that are sure to inspire as well as entertain, all part of the nearly 100 hours of holiday programming lined up for viewers.

[10/26/21 - 09:00 AM]
HBO Renews Drama Series "Succession" for a Fourth Season
The season three premiere of the drama series drew over 1.4 million viewers across all platforms, marking a series high and the best premiere night of any HBO Original series since the launch of HBO Max.

[10/26/21 - 09:00 AM]
Video: "A Man Named Scott" - Official Trailer - Prime Video
Director Robert Alexander's "A Man Named Scott" explores Kid Cudi's journey over a decade of creative choices, struggles and breakthroughs, making music that continues to move and empower his millions of fans around the world.

[10/26/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Procession" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Six men who were sexually abused by Catholic clergy as boys find empowerment by creating short films inspired by their trauma.

[10/26/21 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ Debuts Trailer for New Docuseries "The Line," Featuring Exclusive Interviews with SEAL Team 7
All four parts of "The Line" will premiere globally on November 19, 2021 on Apple TV+.

[10/26/21 - 07:10 AM]
HGTV Announces "Build It Forward," A New Series in Collaboration with Lowe's
The series will premiere on HGTV and discovery+ in early 2022 with a companion mid-form series available on HGTV.com, social and TV Everywhere.

[10/26/21 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "The Unforgivable" - Sandra Bullock - Official Trailer - Netflix
Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Sandra Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past.