or


[08/15/03 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 15
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC) - Jillian Barberie ("Good Day Live," "Ex-treme Dating") has signed on to appear in the show's second episode this season with an option to appear in future episodes. She'll play unsurprisingly, a weather girl. Barberie is best known as the weather girl on Los Angeles' KTTV and FOX's NFL coverage.

THE O.C. (FOX) - FOX is making sure you have every opportunity possible to catch its new drama. In addition to its previously announced Monday encores at 8:00/7:00c, the network has scheduled a second regular encore, this time Fridays at 9:00/8:00c. The change goes into effect tonight as FOX will yank repeats of current Friday, 9:00/8:00c time slot holder "Boston Public" for the time being. "The O.C." will of course continue to air new episodes every Tuesday at 9:00/8:00c.

STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL (ABC) - The upcoming drama series has finalized its cast. In addition to the previously announced Andrew McCarthy as Dr. Hook, Diane Ladd as Mrs. Druse and Bruce Davison as Dr. Stegman the series has added Ed Begley Jr. ("A Mighty Wind," "St. Elsewhere"), Allison Hossack ("Another World") as Dr. Christine Draper, William Wise ("In the Bedroom") as Dr. Louis Traff, Jamie Harrold ("The Sum of All Fears") as Elmer Traff, Lena Georgas as Carrie Von Trier, Del Pentecost ("Coyote Ugly") as Bobby Druse, Janet Wright ("The Perfect Storm") as Liz Hinton, Bill Meilen ("Mysterious Ways") as Dr. Gottreich, Meagan Fay as Brenda Abelson, Ben Ratner as Ollie, Ty Olsson ("Agent Cody Banks") as Danny, Jodelle Ferland ("Carrie") as Mary, Jack Coleman ("Angels in the Endzone") as Peter Rickman, Suki Kaiser ("Nash Bridges") as Natalie Rickman, Julian Richings as Otto and Kett Turton ("Smallville") as Paul.

Production is underway on the 15-hour project, which is executive produced by King and Mark Carliner ("Stalin," "George Wallace") and produced by Tom Brodek ("Stephen King's Rose Red") and Bob Phillips. The series is directed by Craig Baxley ("Stephen King's Rose Red"). Richard Dooling will serve as creative consultant.

According to the network's press release, "The 'Kingdom' is a hospital with a bizarre population that includes a nearly blind security guard, a nurse who regularly faints at the sight of blood and a paraplegic artist whose recovery is a step beyond miraculous. When patients and staff hear the tortured voice of a little girl crying through the halls, they are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers... at their own peril." Look for the two-hour premiere Thursday, February 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

24 (FOX) - Former "N.Y.P.D. Blue" star Andrea Thompson is making a small screen comeback on the FOX series. She's set to play Nicole Duncan, a tech specialist brought in by CTU to play a key role in fighting the season's threat. Thompson had previously given up the acting to become a news anchor, initially for a New Mexico station and then for CNN Headline News. Thompson's "24" gig marks her first major acting role since leaving CNN in March of 2002. Her first appearance will be on the show's third episode this season.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 24 (FOX)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· CARRIE (NBC)
· EX-TREME DATING (SYNDICATION)
· GOOD DAY LIVE (SYNDICATION)
· GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC)
· MYSTERIOUS WAYS (PAX)
· NASH BRIDGES (CBS)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· STEPHEN KING'S KINGDOM HOSPITAL (ABC)
· STEPHEN KING'S ROSE RED (ABC)





[05/26/17 - 12:31 PM]
Senators-Penguins Game 7 Double-OT Thriller on NBCSN Averages More Than 3 Million Viewers
NBCSN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 25.

[05/26/17 - 10:01 AM]
Disney XD's "Star vs. The Forces of Evil" Two-Hour TV Movie Event to Premiere Saturday, July 15
Season three of the fan-favorite and Annie Award-nominated series is slated to debut this fall.

[05/26/17 - 09:07 AM]
"Into the Badlands" Closes Its Second Season as a Top Scripted Series on Cable
AMC further spins the numbers for the series to date.

[05/26/17 - 08:36 AM]
NBC's 10 P.M. "The Red Nose Day Special" #1 in Timeslot in 18-49 and Improves on Last Year's Telecast by 40% in Demo and 27% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 25.

[05/25/17 - 11:55 PM]
3rd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $35 Million for Children in Need, Top Stars Join NBC's Night of Red Nose Day Programming & Live Special
The donation total was calculated after the broadcast finished airing on the West Coast.

[05/25/17 - 03:59 PM]
Video: Netflix Reveals Trailer and Key Art for CounterPunch
The film brings to light the true stories of a number of young boxers determined not only to turn around the fate of the industry, but to also make sure their names end up in the firmament alongside the most remembered and revered champions.

[05/25/17 - 03:50 PM]
Top Ninja Warriors Will Show Off Their Strength on NBC's Annual Three-Hour Special "USA vs. The World" Airing Sunday, June 4 (8-11 PM ET/PT)
Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila are set to host and Kristine Leahy will co-host.

[05/25/17 - 02:36 PM]
ABC Wins Its 4th Consecutive May in Adults 18-49, Delivering Its Longest Winning Streak for the Sweep in Over 25 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the May sweeps period.

[05/25/17 - 02:32 PM]
Production Team for "69th Primetime Emmys" Announced
Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment will executive produce this year's telecast.

[05/25/17 - 01:27 PM]
Video: First Look at Ludacris in MTV's "Fear Factor"
The series returns this Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/25/17 - 11:59 AM]
Rubber Hits the Road on the New Season of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" Premiering Wednesday, June 28th
Celebrity guests this season include President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Ted Koppel, Wanda Sykes, Michael Strahan, Brad Garrett, Josh Duhamel, J. B. Smoove, among others.

[05/25/17 - 10:59 AM]
History Orders Robert Zemeckis Scripted Drama Series "Blue Book"
"Blue Book" chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950's and 60's known as "Project Blue Book."

[05/25/17 - 10:46 AM]
Summer Is Blazing Hot with "Teen Choice 2017" Live Sunday, August 13, on FOX
For 19 years, the special has presented performances and appearances by some of pop culture's brightest stars.

[05/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
The Avengers Return for an Action-Packed One-Hour "Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars" Season Four Premiere on Saturday, June 17, on Disney XD
Picking up right after the events of season three "Ultron Revolution," the fourth season finds Tony Stark trapped in another dimension.

[05/25/17 - 10:04 AM]
"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, June 18 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central
"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers.