or


[07/08/08 - 06:15 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 8
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!


HALLMARK AT THE TCA - The cable channel confirmed various air dates for its original projects during its session at the TCA. In the coming weeks look for "Every Second Counts" (previously known as "The Ride of Her Life"), featuring Stephen Collins and Magda Apanowicz, on July 12; "Murder 101: Locked Room Mystery," once again starring Dick Van Dyke, on August 1; "Dear Prudence," toplined by Jane Seymour, on August 23; and "For the Love of Grace" (previously known as "Saving Grace"), with Mark Consuelos, Chandra West and Corbin Bernsen, on August 30. Meanwhile during the holidays, keep an eye out for a record eight originals, including "Mail Order Bride," "Accidental Friendship" (November 15), "An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving" (November 22, previously known as "Thanksgiving Reunion"), "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year," "A Christmas House," "Moonlight and Mistletoe," "The Christmas Choir" (December 6) and "A Kiss At Midnight." And finally in 2009 there's "Expecting a Miracle" (January 3, previously known as "Second Honeymoon"), starring Jason Priestley and Teri Polo, as well as the next two installments of Janette Oke's "Love Comes Softly" franchise - "Love Takes Wing," featuring Cloris Leachman and Haylie Duff; and "Love Finds a Home," which is still in the script stage.


NUMB3RS (CBS) - Aya Sumika has been upped to series regular for the show's upcoming fifth season. She'll continue on as Special Agent Liz Warner, a role which she's recurred as for the past two seasons. Said promotion comes as co-star Diane Farr exits the series. Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard, Navi Rawat, Dylan Bruno and Peter MacNicol round out the cast while Sophina Brown was previously announced as a new recurring character.


PRETTY/HANDSOME (FX) - Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk's drama pilot has officially been declared dead by producer 20th Century Fox Television. FX passed on the show, about a family man (Joseph Fiennes) who decides to get a sex change, back in March however the studio had been shopping the project to other networks in the past few months. Blythe Danner, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jake Cherry, Jonathan Groff, Robert Wagner and Christopher Egan also starred in the hour. Brad Pitt and Dede Gardner also executive produced via their Plan B Productions banner.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [july 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ACCIDENTAL FRIENDSHIP (HALLMARK)
· CHRISTMAS CHOIR, THE (HALLMARK)
· DEAR PRUDENCE (HALLMARK)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EVERY SECOND COUNTS (HALLMARK)
· EXPECTING A MIRACLE (HALLMARK)
· FOR THE LOVE OF GRACE (HALLMARK)
· KISS AT MIDNIGHT, A (HALLMARK)
· LOVE COMES SOFTLY (HALLMARK)
· LOVE FINDS A HOME (HALLMARK)
· LOVE TAKES WING (HALLMARK)
· MAIL ORDER BRIDE (HALLMARK)
· MOONLIGHT & MISTLETOE (HALLMARK)
· MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, THE (HALLMARK)
· MURDER 101 (HALLMARK)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· OLD FASHIONED THANKSGIVING, AN (HALLMARK)
· OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS (HALLMARK)
· PRETTY/HANDSOME (FX)











[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.