[06/20/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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BLIND JUSTICE (ABC) - Viewers on the west coast will get the chance to see the show's until-now-unaired finale ("Fancy Footwork") tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) following Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

FAMILY GUY (FOX) - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment will release "Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story," an original feature-length DVD of the recently resurrected animated series on Tuesday, September 27. The 83-minute installment is comprised of three interconnected episodes from the show's fourth season that have yet to air ("Stewie B. Goode," "Bango Was His Name Oh" and "Stu & Stewie's Excellent Adventure") in which Stewie, the maniacal baby genius, sets out on a road trip to find his real dad after a near-death experience. The single-disc release will also include audio commentary, deleted scenes and other bonus features. More than 4 million units of the three "Family Guy" DVD releases have been sold thus far, generating more than $100 million in revenue.

LOVE, INC. (UPN) - Warren Littlefield (and his Littlefield Co.) is setting up shop at Touchstone Television after four years at Paramount Network Television, where he executive produces the upcoming UPN comedy "Love, Inc." The move is part of a new two-year pact Littlefield has signed with Touchstone, which takes effect on July 1. It's not clear how or if the deal will affect the company's involvement on "Love, Inc."

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

  [june 2005]  


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