or


[04/01/09 - 06:14 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 1
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!


COMMUNITY (NBC) - Alison Brie ("Mad Men") is the latest addition to the comedy pilot, about a band of misfits at a community college. She'll play Annie, a student. Anthony and Joe Russo are helming the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour, which was penned by Dan Harmon.


ENTOURAGE (HBO) - George Segal ("Just Shoot Me") has been tapped for a multi-episode arc on the show's upcoming sixth season. He'll play a Bernie Brillstein-esque veteran manager who is a mentor to Kevin Connolly's character. Jami Gertz, Autumn Reeser and Alexis Dziena are also set for arcs on the new season, due this summer.


THE FISH TANK (CBS) - Dash Mihok has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about a teenager (Drake Bell) living alone in his family's house. He's set as Lee, an offbeat neighbor. Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith co-created the half-hour, which comes from Sony Pictures Television.


THE STATION (FOX) - Rob Huebel and Julio Oscar Mechoso are both joining the cast of the comedy pilot, which revolves around covert CIA operatives in South America. Huebel will play Hank, an assassin, while Mechoso is set as Sherman, one of the aforementioned operatives. Ben Stiller is directing the 20th Century Fox Television-based project from a script by Kevin Napier.


THIS LITTLE PIGGY (ABC) - Kevin Rahm ("Desperate Housewives") and former "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" mainstay Jeff Davis have each booked roles on the comedy pilot, about a man (Davis) and his sister who move in with their eldest brother (Rahm). Rahm will play Henry Graham, who's inherited his parents' large, rambling Portland, Oregon house, while Davis is set as his pretentious brother Eric. Brian Bradley and Steven Cragg are behind the half-hour, which is set up at ABC Studios.


TRUE WEST (AMC, New!) - Brett Morgen ("The Kid Stays in the Picture") is developing a Western-themed reality series for the cable channel. The project, which is still in the early stages of development, is described as "a multigenerational family drama about a group of modern cowboys as they pursue a trade that's quickly vanishing." Morgen is currently scouting prospective subjects and shooting locations.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· FISH TANK, THE (CBS)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· STATION, THE (FOX)
· THIS LITTLE PIGGY (ABC)
· TRUE WEST (AMC)
· WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? (CW)





[02/11/16 - 02:49 PM]
FOX Sports Secures National Television Rights to Titans of Mavericks Big Wave Surfing Event
"This winter has already seen some of the biggest waves ridden around the world," says Melissa Forman.

[02/11/16 - 02:33 PM]
CMT's "Party Down South" Boosts Thursday Night Programming Block with Strong Premiere and Double-Digit Growth in Week 2
CMT further spins the numbers for Thursday, January 28 and Thursday, February 4.

[02/11/16 - 01:51 PM]
AMC Orders New Late-Night Talk Show, "Geeking Out" (Working Title)
The 30-minute show will take a timely look at pop culture through a fanboy lens and feature talk, clips, celebrity interviews and out-of-the-studio segments.

[02/11/16 - 01:28 PM]
Video: "Silicon Valley" - Season 3 Tease (HBO)
The pay channel releases the first tease for the new season, premiering Sunday, April 24.

[02/11/16 - 01:13 PM]
The CW Sets Upcoming Premiere Dates and Returns
Highlights include the premiere of "Containment" (Tuesday, April 19) and the return of "Reign" (Monday, April 25) and "Beauty and the Beast" (Thursday, June 2).

[02/11/16 - 01:09 PM]
History's Epic Event Series "Roots" Set to Premiere on Memorial Day 2016
"Roots" will be simulcast on A&E and Lifetime, in addition to History.

[02/11/16 - 11:40 AM]
HGTV "Fixer Upper" Crushed Cable Ratings Among P25-54 and W25-54 on Tuesday Night
HGTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, February 9.

[02/11/16 - 11:36 AM]
Hulu Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights to Syfy's "12 Monkeys" in New Deal with NBCUniversal
Through the deal, Hulu acquires a full library of programming for series "Battlestar Galactica" and "Saved by the Bell," which are available to stream now.

[02/11/16 - 11:20 AM]
Animal Planet's "Insane Pools: Off the Deep End" Transforms Boring Pools Into Backyard Paradises
This season, the team dives into a slew of firsts, including some of their biggest builds, new locations and extreme, never-before-attempted creations.

[02/11/16 - 11:08 AM]
"The Willis Family" Returns to TLC with a Music and Family-Filled Second Season
The Willis are back with an all-new type of balancing act as they swap life on the road for their home in Nashville in the new season premiering on Tuesday, March 15.

[02/11/16 - 11:01 AM]
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Is Coming to Disney XD this Summer
The fun-filled adventure comedy series will introduce all-new heroes and villains in exciting adventures with many familiar Star Wars characters.

[02/11/16 - 10:05 AM]
FYI(TM) Premieres New Original Series "Bride & Prejudice" Tuesday, March 8 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows three star-crossed couples who desperately want to get married, but whose prejudiced family members do not approve of their unions.

[02/11/16 - 10:01 AM]
Multiple Grammy Award Winners Yolanda Adams and Michael W. Smith to Perform on "The Passion"
Adams will kick off the show with a special live performance and Smith has been tapped for a role as one of Jesus' disciples.

[02/11/16 - 09:51 AM]
Spike's "Bar Rescue" Celebrates 100th Episode on Sunday, March 6 at 9/8c
For said installment, Jon Taffer heads to a Minneapolis, MN suburb to settle the score between two feuding bar owners at Mac & Chester's and SRO.

[02/11/16 - 09:31 AM]
Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins" to Feature Adoption Storyline When the McStuffins Family Welcomes a Baby This Spring
"Doc McStuffins" has been lauded globally for its imaginative storytelling about a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and runs a clinic for stuffed animals and toys.