or


[04/22/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 22
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our newly revamped "Series in Development" charts. Visitors can now filter our listings by network, genre and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

ADDICTED.COM (Lifetime, New!) - Kelly Lynch ("Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story"), Jeremy Sumpter ("Clubhouse") and Lyndsy Fonseca ("I Do, They Don't") are all set to star in a new original movie for the cable channel. The project, from WTTV in association with Jaffe/Braunstein Films, revolves around a popular suburban high school sophomore (Sumpter) whose addiction to Internet porn wreaks havoc in his life and begins to tear his family apart. Lynch will play the boy's mother with Fonseca as his girlfriend. Tom McLoughlin is directing from a script by Wesley Bishop and Richard Kletter with Simon Wright, Howard Braunstein, Michael Jaffe, Mike Bremer and Paul Goff all serving as executive producers. No air date however has been set.

THE ANDY MILONAKIS SHOW (MTV, New!) - Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla and Daniel Kellison's Jackhole Industries has scored a 10-episode order for a new comedy series starring comedian Andy Milonakis. The project, which will debut on Sunday, June 26 as part of MTV's latest "Sunday Stew" lineup, revolves around the off-kilter young comedian's activities (which include creating absurd short films of himself and his surroundings) after being trapped in his apartment on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Milonakis has appeared on Kimmel's late-night ABC talk show several times, where he gained a following thanks to his "Super Bowl Is Gay" sketch.

BLIND JUSTICE (ABC) - The Alphabet has quietly confirmed the freshman drama will finish airing its remaining installments this season following the May sweeps period. Only 11 of the 13 produced episodes will have aired during the regular 2004-05 season (9/20/04-5/25/05). The first of the two unaired episodes, "Under the Gun," is set to air on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00/9:00c. Here's how the network's press materials describe the episode: "Dunbar's gun is stolen and he suspects it may have been used in a murder, and a high school boy with connections to drug dealers is shot dead, on "Blind Justice," TUESDAY, MAY 31 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network."

FOUR KINGS (NBC) - Shane McRae ("One Life to Live") has been revealed to be the fourth "king" in the comedy pilot, about four friends since childhood living in New York. He's playing Bobby in the Warner Bros. Television-based project, who's described in the casting notice as: "Mid 20's. A mellow musician, kinda sexy, kinda grungy. He's not quite beautiful enough to be an Abercrombie & Fitch model, but is beautiful enough to be an Abercrombie & Fitch cashier. Though he was born just outside of New York City, he comes off more like a guy that grew up in Malibu, but without the surfer accent. Bobby is not dumb, but there is a very good chance he doesn't know who the Secretary of State is." In addition, Todd Grinnell's role has been confirmed to be that of Jason: "Mid 20's. A stylish, opinionated, vain, weight-obsessed whirlwind of metrosexual energy. This guy is totally put together. The body, the hair, the look. You would never know by looking at him that he was the fat kid on the playground. He's convinced he knows the "right" way to conduct your life, even better than you do. Though his concerns seem shallow, he cares deeply about the people in his life." Josh Cooke (as Ben), Seth Green (as Barry) and Kiele Sanchez (as Jenny) also star in the pilot, which comes from executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan.

SCORE (MTV, New!) - Joe Simpson, father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, has booked a 20-episode order from the cable channel for a new reality series in which two aspiring musicians attempt to win a potential date over by writing and performing an original song. Singer Ryan Cabrera has been tapped to host the series, as well as work with contestants on writing, arranging and performing the songs. It's also understood both songs will be made available for download after each episode airs on MTV's web ste. Casting on the series is set to start this summer for a fall premiere on the cable channel. Rob Lundgren and Yann DeBonne are executive producing "Score," with Simpson serving as a co-executive producer and Jessica Samet, Mikey Ireland and Beth Greenwald producing for MTV.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· ANDY MILONAKIS SHOW, THE (MTV2)
· BLIND JUSTICE (ABC)
· CLUBHOUSE (CBS)
· CYBER SEDUCTION: HIS SECRET LIFE (LIFETIME)
· FOUR KINGS (NBC)
· HOMELESS TO HARVARD: THE LIZ MURRAY STORY (LIFETIME)
· I DO, THEY DON'T (ABC FAMILY)





[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
Megyn Kelly to Sit Down with Laverne Cox during "MEGYN KELLY presents," Airing Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
As previously announced, the special also will feature Kelly's first extensive sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.