or


[06/10/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 10
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!


BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) - Michael Kenneth Williams, Dabney Coleman and Paz de la Huerta have booked the final principal roles on the drama pilot, which chronicles the early 20th century origins of Atlantic City. De la Huerta will play Lucy, the party girl squeeze of liquor-distributior Nucky Johnson (Steve Buscemi). Williams then is set as Chalky White, the unofficial "mayor" of Chickenbone Beach, the African-American section of Atlantic City, an ex-boxer and confidant of Nucky's who rules his community with an iron fist. Coleman rounds out the bunch as Commodore Kaestner, Nucky's predecessor and mentor. The show's large ensemble cast also includes Aleksa Palladino, Anthony Laciura, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, Paul Sparks, Shea Whigham, Stephen Graham and Vincent Piazza. Martin Scorsese is helming the hour off of a script by Terence Winter. Production is underway with Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg executive producing alongside Scorsese and Winter.


DOLLHOUSE (FOX) - Maurissa Tancharoen reports via her Twitter feed that "Reaper" co-creators Michelle Fazekas and Tara Butters have joined the show's writing staff for its second season. No other specifics however were given.


NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS) - Adam Jamal Craig, who co-starred in the network's failed drama pilot "Washington Field," has joined the cast of the "NCIS" spin-off. He'll play Dominic Vaile, a new young agent at the show's Office of Special Projects. No other specifics were given.


TERRIERS (A.K.A. UNTITLED SHAWN RYAN/TED GRIFFIN PROJECT) (FX) - "The Shield" creator Shawn Ryan is back in business with the cable channel, landing a pilot order for his dramedy about a police detective who becomes a private investigator and takes on a hot-shot young partner. "Ocean's Eleven" screenwriter Ted Griffin penned the hour with Ryan executive producing via his 20th Century Fox Television-based MiddKid Productions for Fox21.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [june 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOLLHOUSE (FOX)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· REAPER (CW)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· TERRIERS (FX)
· WASHINGTON FIELD (CBS)





[08/31/15 - 05:52 PM]
Kesha to Appear on "Jane the Virgin"
She'll play a rocker who moves next door to Jane and isn't exactly a "baby person" in the second episode this season.

[08/31/15 - 03:11 PM]
The Dome Will Come Down and Its Mysterious Origins Revealed During the Series Finale of "Under the Dome," Thursday, Sept. 10
All three seasons will continue to be available for unlimited streaming to fans and members of Amazon's Prime Video.

[08/31/15 - 02:31 PM]
Video: Only Three Weeks Until the Return of "Gotham: Rise of the Villains"
Check out the latest teases for the new season, premiering Monday, September 21 on FOX.

[08/31/15 - 02:01 PM]
TV Land Announces Second Season Orders for Successful Freshman Comedies "The Jim Gaffigan Show" and "Impastor"
"We're really proud of these shows that represent the new TV Land," said Keith Cox. "They have quality writing and great casts, and we're excited to move on to season two for both."

[08/31/15 - 01:40 PM]
Bravo Media's "Below Deck" Earns Highest-Rated Season Premiere in Series History with 1.6 Million Total Viewers
Bravo further spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 25.

[08/31/15 - 12:28 PM]
Lifetime Adds "Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story" to September Original Movie Slate
Colin Egglesfield star in the project, which is based on the true story of reality producer Bruce Beresford-Redman.

[08/31/15 - 12:13 PM]
E!'s New Comedy Debate Series "We Have Issues" Premieres Friday, September 18th
Comedians Julian McCullough and Annie Lederman host the series, which will follow "The Soup" on Friday nights.

[08/31/15 - 11:36 AM]
With Big Money on the Line, Auto Auctions Are Anything But "Chummy" in an All New Season of Velocity's "Dallas Car Sharks"
Velocity turns the key on this new 14-episode season with back-to-back premieres on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00/9:00c and 10:30/9:30c.

[08/31/15 - 11:04 AM]
TNT Brings the Drama with Four Hot Fall Shows
Newcomer "Agent X" joins returning series "The Librarians," "Major Crimes" and "Legends."

[08/31/15 - 10:56 AM]
Oxygen Media Gets in the Game with "Pretty. Strong." Premiering Tuesday, October 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
Following the league's two-time reigning champions the Chicago Bliss, this series delves into the lives of eight women of the gridiron as they navigate life both on and off the field.

[08/31/15 - 10:53 AM]
Chi-Town Gets Inked as VH1 Premieres the New Series "Black Ink Crew: Chicago" on Monday, October 26th at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows a passionate and ambitious group of friends through the unforgiving streets of Chicago as they band together to create new identities for themselves, their families and their business.

[08/31/15 - 10:30 AM]
Disney XD and Maker Studios Launch Talent and Content Incubation Program, "Disney XD by Maker"
Disney XD by Maker will incubate content with Maker's leading creators and will also utilize the Maker Offers platform to allow up-and-coming creators worldwide to participate.

[08/31/15 - 10:24 AM]
A Dud in the Sack Attempts to Please His Wife in Discovery Life Channel's Hilarious Special "How to Make Love to My Wife"
The one-hour special premieres Monday, September 7 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[08/31/15 - 09:54 AM]
"The Willis Family" Sings Into a New Season on TLC
The new season is slated to premiere in early 2016.

[08/31/15 - 09:36 AM]
Explorer Josh Gates Sets Out on All-New Thrilling Adventures Investigating the World's Most Intriguing Legends - The Search for the Real Robin Hood, Blackbeard's Hidden Gold, Genghis Khan's Tomb and More
"Expedition Unknown" returns Wednesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c on Travel Channel.