or


[01/07/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: January 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF (ABC) - Rod Lurie's ("Line of Fire") drama project has been given a two-hour cast-contingent pilot order. The project, which Lurie will write and executive produce with Marc Frydman through his Touchstone Television-based banner, is a political drama about the first woman to serve as president of the United States. Unlike "The West Wing" however, the series will spend more time examining the president's family life.

THE EVIDENCE (ABC) - John Wells Productions' latest has been give the green light to produce a pilot. The drama, which is set up at Warner Bros. Television, unlike most procedural crime series, will present all the evidence and then try to deconstruct the crime. Dustin Thomason ("The Rule of Four") and Sam Baum ("Young MacGyver") created the series and will write and executive produce the pilot. Wells himself however will not be an executive producer.

THE OSBOURNES (MTV) - The cable channel has confirmed the show's current third season will be its last on the network. The back half of said season is set to premiere Monday, January 17 at 10:30/9:30c.

WASHINGTON STREET (CBS) - David Eigenberg ("Sex and the City") has been cast in the comedy pilot, about the tenants in a modest apartment building who form a family, led by a nurturing single mom (Cynthia Watros). Eigenberg will play a college professor and the neighbor of Watros' character. Shawnee Smith also stars in the project, which comes from Warner Bros. Television and CBS Productions.

WESTSIDE (ABC) - The Alphabet's L.A.-based drama set in the cutthroat world of real estate has been given the go-ahead to produce a pilot. Silvio Horta ("Jake 2.0") is behind the project, which is set up at the Warner Bros. Television-based Class IV Productions with Steve Pearlman and Andrew Plotkin also serving as executive producers.

WHAT ABOUT BRIAN? (ABC, New!) - J.J. Abrams' Touchstone Television-based Bat Robot Productions has set up yet another pilot for the 2005-06 season, this time from feature writer Dana Stevens ("City of Angels"). The project, which has been given a production green light, revolves around a single man in his 30s still trying to figure out his life after all his friends have gotten hitched. Abrams and Stevens will executive produce the pilot along with Bryan Burk ("Lost").

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF (ABC)
· EVIDENCE, THE (ABC)
· JAKE 2.0 (UPN)
· LINE OF FIRE (ABC)
· LOST (ABC)
· OSBOURNES, THE (MTV)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SOLD! (ABC)
· WASHINGTON STREET (CBS)
· WHAT ABOUT BRIAN (ABC)
· YOUNG MACGYVER (WB)











[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Retains 92% of Its Week-Ago Rating, Despite a Significantly Stronger NFL Game on CBS This Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar Christian(R) and WWE(R) Hall of Famer Edge(R) Reunite on Syfy's "Haven" in an All-New Episode Airing November 28
Jay Reso will appear in an all-new episode airing November 28, and will reprise the role for two additional episodes airing later in 2015.

[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps CBS Run on Top
The Thursday football franchise heads to NFL Network only beginning next week.

[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" Will Premiere on Wednesday, November 5
Season 3 consists of 16 thirty-minute episodes: 8 new episodes will air in 2014, and the remainder of Season 3 will air in 2015.