or


[11/21/08 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 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!


ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (FOX) - Executive producers Mitch Hurwitz and Ron Howard reportedly have closed deals with Fox Searchlight to bring the series to the big screen. Co-stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Jeffrey Tambor have been frequently quoted as saying the long-rumored project was a go however no deals had been in place. Hurwitz will pen the feature and direct with an assist by Howard. Howard's Imagine Television and 20th Century Fox Television co-produced the FOX series.


IN THE MOTHERHOOD (ABC) - "SNL" alum Horatio Sanz has joined the cast of the upcoming comedy, based on the web series about three mothers and girlfriends whose exploits are based on real-life stories of moms across the country. He'll join the previously cast Megan Mullally and Cheryl Hines in the ABC Studios-based project, which comes from Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield. Chelsea Handler, who co-starred in the original incarnation along with Leah Remini and Jenny McCarthy, had been in talks to reprise her role however a deal could not be reached due to her commitments to her talk show on E!. As for Sanz, he'll play Horatio, a stay-at-home dad/unemployed father doing his best to raise his daughter after the mother - the daughter of Mullally's character - left them.


POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS (Showtime) - Jason London ("Wildfire") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about a family run pharmaceutical company. He'll play Silas Hunt, the middle son, peacekeeper and perhaps the only sane member of the eccentric clan. Josh Lucas toplines the project, which comes from writer/director Tim Robbins.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IN THE MOTHERHOOD (ABC)
· POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS (SHOWTIME)
· WILDFIRE (ABC FAMILY)









[04/18/15 - 08:56 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Second Consecutive Week with "Shark Tank"
Plus: The CW's new Friday lineup opens on par with its offerings from a year ago.

[04/18/15 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Dominates Friday with the Top 3 Shows for the 2nd Straight Week
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/18/15 - 08:43 AM]
"Grimm" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 17.

[04/17/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC's "The Night Shift" Collaborates with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Joining Forces
The First Lady and Dr. Biden will also appear in the show's episode airing on Monday, May 4.

[04/17/15 - 11:47 AM]
CBS Announces 2014-2015 Season Finale Storylines, Featuring Dramatic Conclusions, Big Reveals and a Couple of Weddings
The Eye details its May sweeps programming highlights (SPOILERS!).

[04/17/15 - 10:20 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Warner Horizon Television to Develop Family Drama "Harvest"
The project centers on a mild-mannered cemetery caretaker who finds his small town life in jeopardy when his estranged, criminal father tracks him down.

[04/17/15 - 09:04 AM]
The Black Eyed Peas & ESPN Collaborate to Make 2015 NBA Playoffs "Awesome"
The broadcast open stars The Black Eyed Peas members' will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap and features their hit single "Awesome," which they wrote for the NBA Playoffs and to capture the energy and excitement of the action.

[04/17/15 - 09:01 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Spikes 62% to Move Ahead of NBC's "A.D." in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 12.

[04/17/15 - 08:55 AM]
"Dateline" Delivers NBC's Top Total-Viewer Result in the Thursday 10 P.M. Hour in 11 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:37 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Bang Theory" Keeps CBS on Top
The Eye once again leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/17/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC's "Scandal" Returns Up and Wins Its Hour Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 16.

[04/17/15 - 08:22 AM]
LION BABE Covers Legendary Chicago Artist Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up" for ESPN's NFL Draft
"Chicago has such a great music tradition and since the draft is here for the first time, we really wanted to use the song of a legendary artist from this city," said Kevin Wilson.

[04/17/15 - 08:04 AM]
TLC's "My 600-lb Life" Renewed for Season Four Following Highest Rated Season Ever
Currently in production for season four, the series will return to TLC with ten all new episodes and compelling weight loss stories in 1Q 2016.

[04/17/15 - 06:32 AM]
Early Look at BBC America's New Drama "The Last Kingdom" Coming in 2015
The project is an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell's best-selling series of novels "The Saxon Stories," by award-winning writer Stephen Butchard.

[04/16/15 - 03:20 PM]
Jennifer Lopez to Be Honored with the Hero Award at the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
Additionally, Rachel Platten will perform her single "Fight Song" as the RDMA Heroes for Change award is presented to two Radio Disney listeners in recognition of their efforts to make a difference in their communities.