or


[08/21/08 - 06:32 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 21
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) - Travel Channel is the latest cable channel to snag the off-network rights to the Emmy-winning reality series. GSN and Fox Reality Channel have also carried repeats of the series in recent years. As for Travel, the pact with CBS Television Distribution is exclusive to seasons 12-14 of the show. Season 12 then is due to premiere on Wednesdays at 8:00/7:00c starting September 3. No financial details about the acquisition however were released.


DENISE RICHARDS: IT'S COMPLICATED/KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (E!) - Executive producer Ryan Seacrest has reupped his massive overall deal with Comcast Entertainment Group. The new three-year pact covers his duties on "E! News" and the network's "Live From the Red Carpet" specials through 2012 as well as expands Ryan Seacrest Productions's first-look rights to all of the company's networks - which include E!, Style Network, G4, Versus, the Golf Channel, Exercise TV, FearNet, Comcast Sportsnet and PBS Kids Sprout - through 2011. It's believed the new contract is valued in the eight-figure range as his original 2006 pact was worth $21 million. Former WMA agent Adam Sher was recently tapped to run the day-to-day operations of Seacrest's banner.


FORTUNE'S CHILDREN (HBO, New!) - Arthur T. Vanderbilt II's 1989 tome, subtitled "The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt," has been optioned by producer Joel Silver as a possible series for the pay channel. Jim Solomon has been tapped to pen the project, which will depict the Vanderbilt family saga at the turn of the 20th century as the clan grapples with a declining fortune, extravagances and social-climbing instincts. He'll also executive produce alongside Silver and Jane Semel.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· DENISE RICHARDS: IT'S COMPLICATED (E)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FORTUNE'S CHILDREN (HBO)
· KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS (E)





[06/23/17 - 10:01 AM]
ABC Sends "Still Star-Crossed" to Saturdays; Various Repeats to Fill Monday Slot
Look for "Celebrity Family Feud" this Monday, June 26 and "Battle of the Network Stars" on Monday, July 3.

[06/23/17 - 08:17 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Edges Demo Win Over ABC, NBC Summer Launches
The Alphabet and the Peacock fall just short of FOX's game show duo.

[06/23/17 - 08:03 AM]
Video: Have You Met the Incredible Jessica James? Get Your Chance July 28!
Jessica Williams stars in the latest Netflix original film.

[06/23/17 - 07:42 AM]
ESPN's NBA Draft Ratings Up 13 Percent
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, June 22.

[06/23/17 - 07:32 AM]
"Vice Special Report: A World in Disarray," Examining the Past, Present and Future of American Foreign Policy, Debuts July 21, Exclusively on HBO
The exclusive HBO presentation features interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Tony Blair, Samantha Power, Ash Carter and others.

[06/23/17 - 07:27 AM]
Lifetime Moves Up "A Midsummer's Nightmare" Pilot Premiere to Friday, July 14
Said offering was previously scheduled for Friday, July 28.

[06/23/17 - 07:01 AM]
Conan O'Brien Returns to Comic-Con(R) International with All New Pop! Vinyl Figures from TBS and Funko
During the week of Comic-Con(R) International, "Conan" will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre on Wednesday, July 19 - Saturday, July 22.

[06/22/17 - 02:31 PM]
Sharon Leal Joins the Cast of New Drama Series "Instinct"
Leal will portray a friend of Lizzie's (Bojana Novakovic) who has recently been promoted to be their boss in the NYPD.

[06/22/17 - 01:43 PM]
TV Land's "Younger" Simulcasts Coast-to-Coast on June 28th and Launches Live Digital Aftershow
"Getting Younger," hosted by Taylor Strecker, will continue the enthusiastic fan conversation that occurs on social media every week and encourage viewers to submit questions and interact with other superfans and stars alike.

[06/22/17 - 01:23 PM]
HBO Partners with TRAP Karaoke to Promote "Insecure" and "Ballers"
Fans in Cincinnati, Charlotte and Houston will join cast members from both series for an advance double feature screening of the shows' season premieres.

[06/22/17 - 11:45 AM]
Hannah Hart Hits the Road for a Tasty Cross-Country Trip in New Food Network Series "I Hart Food"
The six-episode series launches Monday, August 14 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[06/22/17 - 11:06 AM]
Spike Announces New Docuseries "Gone: The Forgotten Women of Ohio," Premiering July 22 at 9pm ET/PT
The series is the tragic saga of these young women shrouded in a mystery that includes a dark underbelly of a struggling Midwest region plagued by drug and sex trafficking, and a system that seems to have failed to protect these women.

[06/22/17 - 11:00 AM]
FOX Announces Fall Premiere Dates for the 2017-2018 Season
Newcomer "The Orville" will kick things off with two special post-NFL airings on Sunday, September 10 and 17.

[06/22/17 - 10:57 AM]
TV One Announces 11th Season of "Unsung" Featuring Wyclef, Jagged Edge and Ice-T Among Others!
TV One's signature series weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight.

[06/22/17 - 10:13 AM]
ID Premieres Timely Special "Black and Blue" on Saturday Against Background of Controversial Decisions Involving Police Shootings
The special will be available on Investigation Discovery's TV Everywhere app, ID GO, beginning Sunday, June 25.