or


[01/22/07 - 12:19 AM]
Development Update: Monday, January 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 signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


12 MILES OF BAD ROAD (HBO) - Linda Bloodworth-Thomason's dramedy has been ordered to series by the pay channel. The project, about the matriarch (Lily Tomlin) of a wealthy Texas family whose real estate business and absurd wealth complicate the simplest family matters, was created by Harry Thomason and Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. The hourlong series reportedly was going to be redeveloped as a half-hour but the network opted to stick with its current format. The exact number of episodes ordered has yet to be determined. Michael Engler directed the pilot while Loucas George and Doug Jackson also serve as producers.

Commitment: Ordered to series (TBA episodes)
Cast: Cameron Richardson, David Andrews, Eliza Coupe, Gary Cole, Ivana Milicevic, Katherine Lanasa, Kim Dickens, Leslie Jordan, Lily Tomlin, Mary Kay Place, Sean Bridges, Texas Battle
Writers: Harry Thomason, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Director: Michael Engler
Executive Producers: Harry Thomason, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason
Producers: Doug Jackson, Loucas George
Studio: Mozark Productions


THE APOSTLES (FOX, New!) - Charles Pratt, Jr. ("Vanished") has landed a pilot commitment from FOX for a new drama that follows a group of cops whose pressure on the job often bleeds into their off-duty lives. He penned the script and will executive produce the hour, which is based at 20th Century Fox Television.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Charles Pratt, Jr.
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Charles Pratt, Jr.
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television


IN TREATMENT (HBO) - The pay channel has ordered 40 additional episodes of the Gabriel Byrne-led comedy, about a therapist (Byrne) who is calm, smooth, insightful and nonconfrontational with his patients but turns into a testy, self-doubting individual full of barely concealed anger when he is a patient seeing his own shrink. It's not clear if the network plans to air the project as a five-night-a-week serial, as was the case for the Israeli series it was based on. Hagai Levi, Rodrigo Garcia, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson are the executive producers.

Commitment: Ordered to series (45 episodes)
Cast: Blair Underwood, Dianne Wiest, Embeth Davidtz, Gabriel Byrne, Melissa George, Mia Wasikowska
Writer: Hagai Levi
Director: Rodrigo Garcia
Executive Producers: Hagai Levi, Mark Wahlberg (Closest to the Hole Productions), Rodrigo Garcia, Steve Levinson (Levinson Entertainment)
Producers: Leonard Torgan, Sarah Lum
Studio: TBA


SUSPECTS (ABC, New!) - Ed Zuckerman ("Runaway") and Guy Ritchie ("Revolver") are set to team for a new procedural drama at the Alphabet which tells the story of each suspect in a recently committed crime until the truth about which one of them committed the crime is revealed. Zuckerman penned the script to the Sony Pictures Television-based hour, which has a pilot order at the network. Ritchie then will direct and executive produce alongside Zuckerman and 25C Productions' Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Ed Zuckerman
Director: Guy Ritchie
Executive Producers: Carl Beverly (25C Productions), Ed Zuckerman, Guy Ritchie, Sarah Timberman (25C Productions)
Studio: Sony Pictures Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 12 MILES OF BAD ROAD (HBO)
· APOSTLES, THE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IN TREATMENT (HBO)
· RUNAWAY (CW)
· SUSPECT (ABC)
· VANISHED (FOX)





[02/23/17 - 12:27 PM]
E! Goes "Live from the Red Carpet" with Hosts Ryan Seacrest and Giuliana Rancic at the Oscars Sunday, February 26th Starting at 1:30P ET and 10:30A PT
The network's second screen live coverage will include a live, immersive 360 experience utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology enabling fans to enjoy the red carpet like never before.

[02/23/17 - 12:00 PM]
Matthew Broderick Cast in "Katrina: American Crime Story"
Broderick will portray Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina.

[02/23/17 - 11:22 AM]
WGN America's "Underground" to Feature Original Song from Executive Producer John Legend, "In America," in Season Two Premiere
By tweeting #UndergroundWGN, fans will automatically unlock a :60, extended version of the trailer that includes the song preview.

[02/23/17 - 11:10 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns with Back-to-Back Shows
Look for Octavia Spencer/Father John Misty on March 4 followed by Scarlett Johansson/Lorde on March 11.

[02/23/17 - 11:03 AM]
History(R) Greenlights Navy Seal Team Six Drama Series "Six" for a Ten Episode Second Season from A+E Studios in Association with Weinstein Television
Two new episodes remain in the current season airing Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c, with the season one finale airing on Wednesday, March 8.

[02/23/17 - 10:56 AM]
Super Plus Official Plus Delicious - "The Get Down" - New Episodes April 7
Netflix confirms the release date of Part II from the series.

[02/23/17 - 10:29 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Explores Claims of a Wrongful Conviction in Investigation Discovery's Special "Murder in Lehigh Valley"
"This is an incendiary case that continues to provoke passion on both sides," said Morrison.

[02/23/17 - 10:19 AM]
ABC's First-Ever Live Post-Oscars(R) Special, Hosted by "black-ish" Star Anthony Anderson, Airs Sunday, February 26
The Emmy-nominated actor will be joined by "Good Morning America" Co-Anchor Lara Spencer, with special contributors Joe Zee, Yahoo Style's editor-in-chief, and ABC News' Chris Connelly.

[02/23/17 - 09:46 AM]
"Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala" Primetime Special to Air on OWN Sunday, March 5
For the past decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

[02/23/17 - 09:31 AM]
Starz Announces Highly-Anticipated Original Series "American Gods" to Premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT
The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 AM CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRW's Elvis Mitchell.

[02/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
BBC America's "Planet Earth II" Becomes Highest Rated U.S. Nature Show
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 18.

[02/23/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" remains the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[02/23/17 - 08:12 AM]
Rap Legend Rick Ross to Host and Perform at the "2017 MTV Woodies" Music Festival Live from Austin on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Said Ross: "I'm excited to attend SXSW this year. The biggest boss is hosting the 'Woodies' and my album drops March 17. MTV, get ready."

[02/23/17 - 08:04 AM]
Former Mobsters Go Suburban in Oxygen Media's New Docu-Comedy Series "Unprotected" Premiering Tuesday, April 11 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows the Cantarellas, a boisterous, old-school family that participated in the Federal Witness Protection Program after their testimony led to the conviction of one of the most powerful crime families in the country.

[02/23/17 - 06:47 AM]
Ten Perfect Matches, One New Game on MTV's Spinoff Series "Are You the One: All-Star Challenge"
The new series premieres Wednesday, March 22 on MTV, one week after the shocking March 15 season finale of "Are You the One?".