[04/07/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Monday, April 7
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!

AUSTIN GOLDEN HOUR (The CW) - David Rogers has come aboard the pilot, a real-time medical drama set in Austin, Texas. He'll play Ash, the chief resident, in the hour, which also stars Justin Hartley. CBS Paramount Network Television and Simon Fuller's 19 Entertainment are behind the project, which was created by Lance Gentile and Mal Young.

CUPID (ABC) - Emmy nominee Bharat Nalluri ("Tsunami: The Aftermath") has been tapped to direct the pilot to the updated version of Rob Thomas's 1998-99 dramedy. The project, which is based at ABC Studios, will once again tell the story of a man who thinks he's been sent to earth by Zeus to help out romantically challenged souls.

EXIT 19 (CBS) - Rosie Perez, Ramon Rodriguez and Amy Farrington have all joined the cast of the Geena Davis-led drama pilot, about Gloria (Davis), a Manhattan homicide detective and single mom. Perez is set as Lorna, Gloria's Brooklyn-born partner on the police force, with Farrington as Gloria's neighbor and Rodriguez as a smart and flirty cop who works with Gloria and Lorna. ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television are behind the project, which also stars Matthew Lillard. Gene Stein, Nina Wass and creator Jeffrey Bell are the executive producers.

FINNEGAN (ABC) - Gary Fleder ("October Road") is in talks to helm the drama pilot presentation, about the organized crime/vice unit in Los Angeles. Trent Jones penned the ABC Studios-based project, which also comes from fellow executive producer Francie Calfo.

THE LOCATOR (WE, New!) - Troy Dunn, a former private investigator whose career has spawned books and a website - TroytheLocator.com, which enables people to search for their loved ones - is set to be the focus of a new reality series at the cable channel. 10 half-hour episodes have been ordered of the project, which will follow Dunn as he attempts to track down the objects of his clients' searches, all solicited from said website. No production details were given about the series, which will premiere in September.

MARRIED... WITH CHILDREN/UNSOLVED MYSTERIES (Spike TV) - Financial details have emerged about the cable channel's purchase of each show's off-network run. "Married's" deal (read the story) is said to be a five-year pact worth $12 million (or about $47,000 for each of its 259 episodes) while the "Unsolved" pact (read the story) reportedly will run $26 million (or about $150,000 for each of the 175 newly re-edited episodes hosted by Dennis Farina). Said runs will begin in September and October of this year respectively.

OUTNUMBERED (FOX) - Bill English ("Cavemen") is the first to be cast on the comedy pilot, about parents struggling to raise three intelligent and curious children. He'll play the dad's younger brother. Bryan Gordon is directing the half-hour from a script by Larry Levin. The latter is also executive producing alongside Media Rights Capital's Keith Samples and Hat Trick Productions's Jimmy Mulville.

SINGLE WHITE MILLIONAIRE (CBS) - Lance Barber ("Californication") has joined the cast of the multi-camera comedy pilot, about an unassuming millionaire in his 30s (Fred Savage) who is ready to settle down. In addition, sitcom veteran James Burrows ("Back to You") has been tapped to direct the Warner Bros. Television-based half-hour from a script by creator Ricky Blitt. As for Barber, he'll play the best friend of Savage's character from college, a comptroller.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

  [april 2008]  

· EXIT 19 (CBS)

[10/13/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Stays on Top with "Voice," "Blindspot"
Both series hold even with last week among adults 18-49.

[10/12/15 - 03:20 PM]
"American Horror Story: Hotel" Premiere Delivers 12.17 Million Viewers
FX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/12/15 - 02:47 PM]
With 14-Day Multi-Platform Viewing, The Premiere Epsiode of "Limitless" Increases to More Than 17.6 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 22.

[10/12/15 - 01:48 PM]
Modern-Day Medicine Woman Knows No Boundaries When Caring for the Animals of the Last Frontier on Animal Planet's "Dr. Dee: Alaska Vet"
The eight-episode series premieres on Saturday, November 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/12/15 - 01:17 PM]
Adrien Brody and Lorraine Bracco to Guest Star on New Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Dice"
Brody will guest star in one episode playing himself, while Bracco will guest star in two episodes as Toni, a Vegas overlord who owns series star Andrew Dice Clay's gambling debts.

[10/12/15 - 12:15 PM]
Velocity Says Goodbye to Iconic Automotive Series "Overhaulin'" with Star-Studded Final Episodes
Velocity is celebrating its undeniable legacy with four all-new episodes, two of which feature movie stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, and retired U.S. Navy SEAL and "Lone Survivor" co-author Marcus Luttrell.

[10/12/15 - 12:12 PM]
Esquire Network Celebrates Marty McFly's Trip to the Future with a Bingeworthy Marathon of the "Back to the Future" Trilogy on Oct 21, 2015!
Relive all the breathtaking action, groundbreaking comedy and sheer movie-making magic of one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history.

[10/12/15 - 11:32 AM]
CBS Launches MySupergirlIs.Com, Encouraging People to Put a Social Spotlight on the Supergirl in Their Own Lives
The site enables those with a strong and inspiring "supergirl" in their lives to celebrate her publicly with a customized #MYSUPERGIRL graphic featuring her name and photo to share on Facebook.

[10/12/15 - 11:15 AM]
Taye Diggs to Guest-Star in a Multi-Episode Arc on New Drama "Rosewood"
Diggs will portray Dr. Mike Boyce, a world-renowned infectious disease doctor based in Miami and the longtime best friend of Dr. Beaumont Rosewood (Morris Chestnut).

[10/12/15 - 11:05 AM]
With Live +7-Day Playback, CBS Widens Its Premiere Week Lead Over Its Nearest Competitor to 2.5 Million Viewers
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 21-27.

[10/12/15 - 11:00 AM]
Nigel Lythgoe and Gail Berman Get Their Game on with Pop as "Easiest Game Show Ever" Heads Into Production with 20 Episodes
The series puts a new twist on "True or False?" and gives contestants the opportunity to win up to $100,000 cash per episode.

[10/12/15 - 10:43 AM]
VH1 Hosts Roundtable Discussion Moderated by T.J. Holmes on the Reality of Being Openly Gay in the Hip Hop Community with "LHH: Out in Hip Hop" Premiering Monday, October 19 at 11PM
Moderated by ABC News' T.J. Holmes, the open dialogue will include a studio audience that has been touched by the Miles and Milan story line.

[10/12/15 - 10:31 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: Standing as Tuesday's Biggest Gainer, ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." Emerges as the Top Scripted Show in Its Hour
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 6.

[10/12/15 - 10:18 AM]
Video: "Outcast" - Comic Con Exclusive Scene (Cinemax)
The series, based on the Robert Kirkman comic book of the same name, premieres in 2016.

[10/12/15 - 10:11 AM]
Top Women of Country to Perform at Country Music's Biggest Night(TM)
All eyes will be focused on Country Music on November 4 to see the leading ladies of the format, including Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae, and Kacey Musgraves, performing during the three-hour gala.