or


[01/13/09 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 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!


FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J (VH1, New!) - The cable channel will roll out the latest installment of 51 Minds Entertainment's "Love" franchise on Monday, February 2 at 10:30/9:30c. Said hour, which will regularly air on Mondays at 10:00/9:00c, features 14 ladies competing for the heart of R&B star Ray J. Cris Abrego and Mark Cronin are the executive producers. No other specifics were released.


FOX AT THE TCA - Amongst its sea of scheduling announcements today, FOX also confirmed that "American Idol's" Wednesday edition will move to 9:00/8:00c once results shows begin. "Lie to Me," which bows next week at 9:00/8:00c, will then slide back to 8:00/7:00c. And on the development front, FOX has ordered a new pilot for "Boldly Going Nowhere," its sci-fi comedy from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" creators Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, and Charlie Day, while the drama "Virtuality" is being recut by director Peter Berg into an hourlong installment after the two-hour version was deemed too dense.


THE CW AT THE TCA - "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn won't be behind the netlet's "Melrose Place" revival, CW chief Dawn Ostroff confirmed at the network's TCA Winter Press Tour party on Monday night. The search is still underway for someone to spearhead the project, which is expected to receive a pilot order in the coming weeks. As for specifics, Ostroff would only reveal the new incarnation would attempt to capture life in the Los Angeles neighborhood, something the original did not. She also hopes to, like "90210," feature a mix of new and returning characters to the franchise. Also of note: Mike Fleiss's latest entry "Hitched or Ditched" will roll out in the spring, most likely leading out of the upcoming cycle of "America's Next Top Model." The project features couples at a crossroads in their relationship who must decide whether or not to follow through with a lavish wedding in a week's time.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (VH1)
· BOLDLY GOING NOWHERE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J (VH1)
· HITCHED OR DITCHED (CW)
· IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA (FXX)
· LIE TO ME (FOX)
· MELROSE PLACE (CW)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· VIRTUALITY (FOX)





[02/20/17 - 08:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Wins Low Key Night in Demos
The Alphabet wins the evening among adults 18-49 with a modest 0.9 average rating.

[02/19/17 - 08:07 PM]
Upcoming Episodes of "Big Little Lies," "Girls," "Crashing" Available for Early Streaming Next Friday
HBO's originals will be available in advance of Sunday's telecast against the Oscars.

[02/19/17 - 04:18 PM]
BBC America Announces "Blue Planet II" - Successor to Nature Series Phenomenon "Planet Earth II"
This brand new seven-part landmark nature series exploring the world's oceans, will be presented by world renowned broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough.

[02/19/17 - 08:32 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Wins Race in Total Viewers, Adults 18-49
The Peacock's "SNL Vintage" tops the night in the key demographic.

[02/18/17 - 08:25 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Both Viewers, Demos
The Eye's "Blue Bloods" leads the night in each category.

[02/17/17 - 03:05 PM]
ABC Counts Down to Oscar(R) Sunday from Morning till Night with Special Episodes of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Speechless," "Good Morning America" and "The Chew," Beginning Monday, February 20
On "Speechless": When the Dimeos throw their annual Oscar party with other special-needs families, Maya feels threatened by new mom Becca, who seems a little too perfect.

[02/17/17 - 02:37 PM]
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Live Following President Trump's Address to Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 28
Colbert will host from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York and welcome actress Lisa Kudrow and former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest as his guests.

[02/17/17 - 12:20 PM]
Nick Swisher Joins FOX Sports - 2009 World Series Champion and MLB All-Star Serves as Studio Analyst
Recently retired, Swisher, a fan-favorite with an infectious personality throughout his 12-year playing career, makes his 2017 debut on FS1's "MLB Whiparound" this April.

[02/17/17 - 11:09 AM]
TNT's "Animal Kingdom" Returns for Season 2 Tuesday, May 30
The second season has been expanded to 13 episodes, up from its 10-episode freshman run.

[02/17/17 - 10:31 AM]
The Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Are Revealed on "MasterChef Junior"
Throughout this season, the juniors will face a wide array of exciting new challenges, including one served up by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

[02/17/17 - 09:21 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Season 7 Mid-Season Premiere Delivers 15.9 Million Total Viewers
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 12.

[02/17/17 - 09:01 AM]
TBS's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" Is #1 in Late Night Among Young Adults in 2017
TBS spins the numbers for the year to date.

[02/17/17 - 08:37 AM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Stream First Ever Live Boxing Event on Twitter with Broner vs. Grandos, Live on Saturday, Feb. 18
The unique collaboration with Twitter is an extension of the Showtime Free Preview Weekend during which the premium network will be available to more than 73 million television households nationwide from Friday, February 17 through Monday, February 20.

[02/17/17 - 08:27 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Continues Demo Win Streak
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fourth consecutive week.

[02/16/17 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 16
Updates include: Kevin Smith brings "Sam & Twitch" to BBC America; Retta tapped for "Good Girls" at NBC; and Jonathan Krisel to helm "Ghosted" at FOX.