or


[05/13/08 - 11:18 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 13
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!


THE AMAZING RACE (CBS) - Fans of the Emmy-winning reality series will have twice the number of "Race"s next season. Various sources have confirmed the Eye has asked producers for a second edition for the 2008-09 season. While scheduling won't be confirmed until tomorrow, it's believed like "Survivor," one edition will air in the fall (its 13th) with another in the spring (its 14th).


HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER/THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE/RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS) - The Eye has renewed all three half-hours for next season, where they'll join fellow returning comedies "The Big Bang Theory" and "Two and a Half Men" as well as newcomers "Project Gary" and "Worst Week." Said pickups are believed to be part of CBS's efforts to once again expand its comedy presence outside its signature Monday lineup. The news marks the third season for "Rules" and the fourth for "Mother" and "Christine," the latter of which was rumored to be heading to ABC if CBS passed. In other comedy news, Eye sibling CBS Paramount Network Television is reportedly looking to co-produce "Week" alongside Universal Media Studios. TV Week's Josef Adalian suggests the studio will do so with the caveat that CBS schedule the show out of "Two and a Half Men" on Monday nights, a slot believed to be reserved for "Gary." Not surprisingly, none of the parties involved will comment until CBS announces its 2008-09 lineup tomorrow.


MOONLIGHT/SHARK/THE UNIT (CBS) - The hammer has come down on "Moonlight" and "Shark," one day before the Eye's upfront presentation to the advertising community. Conversely, "The Unit" - which hasn't aired a new episode in 2008 - has been picked up for a fourth season. Both "Moonlight" and "Shark" have struggled in their post-strike returns. In "Shark's" case, its 75.86% average retention rate of "NCIS" among adults 18-49 fell well short of previous occupant "The Unit's" 85.57% rate this season. Meanwhile, "Moonlight's" 2.2 average rating in the key demographic fell 12% shy of bookends "Ghost Whisperer" and "NUMB3RS" (2.5 each). A similar fate befell last year's Friday, 9:00/8:00c occupant "Close to Home" - a 2.6 average rating compared to "Ghost" (3.0) and "NUM3ERS" (3.0), a dip of 13.33%.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MOONLIGHT (CBS)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· SHARK (CBS)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNIT, THE (CBS)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)











[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.