[06/24/09 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 24
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!

FIND MY FAMILY (ABC) - The Alphabet has ordered six episodes of the reality series, in which cameras follow those looking for a long-lost relative, friend or love. Tim Green and Lisa Joyner are co-hosting the hourlong project, which will feature two reunions in each episode. Production was completed earlier this year on a pilot, with RelativityReal's Tom Forman; RDF's Chris Coelen, Greg Goldman and Tony Yates; and Julie Laughlin-Jones all serving as executive producers. Based on the Dutch format "Lost Without a Trace," the show rose to prominence with its successful Australian incarnation, also titled "Find My Family." No premiere date was specified.

FRINGE (FOX) - Meghan Markle ("90210") has scored a recurring role on the show's upcoming second season. She'll play "an attractive, brash and quick-witted junior FBI agent." Additional details about her character weren't released. Meanwhile, co-producer Brad Caleb Kane has confirmed via his Twitter account that the entire first season writing staff, save for showrunner Jeff Pinkner, will not be returning for year two. The series, which saw a fair amount of turnover during its freshman run, wrapped its first season with Kane, J.R. Orci, Andrew Kreisberg, David H. Goodman, J.H. Wyman and Brooke Kennedy as its producer-level or above staff, not including co-creators Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and J.J. Abrams.

MARTIN LAWRENCE PROJECTS (Various, New!) - Actor/producer Martin Lawrence has lined up a pair of script commitments at FOX and Starz. At the former he's booked an animated half-hour from writer/producer Rodney Barnes based on Martin's experiences growing up in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland area. The project, which is set up at 20th Century Fox Television, would then track "the misadventures of 13-year-old Martin as he comes of age in D.C." At the cable channel then is an untitled single-camera comedy based on the comedy of Gary Owen. Said half-hour revolves around a white guy from a trailer park who marries a well-to-do black woman. Lawrence will executive produce both efforts via his Runteldat banner ("Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up").

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

  [june 2009]  

· 90210 (CW)

[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
In advance of the celebrated return of the fan favorite, the network will also air "Pretty Little Liars: 5 Years Forward," a one-hour behind-the-scenes glimpse at the highly anticipated series time jump on Tuesday, November 24.

[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
"The Lion Guard" television series will premiere in early 2016.

[10/09/15 - 08:51 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Extends CBS Win Streak on Thursdays
The Eye leads the night for the fourth consecutive week.

[10/09/15 - 08:43 AM]
The Table Is Set for a Second Serving of "Dinner at Tiffani's" on Cooking Channel
From birthday bashes, to farmer's market-inspired meals, to surf and turf dinners, throughout the new season's 16 half-hour long episodes, Tiffani showcases her culinary talents and entertaining skills for throwing effortless get-togethers.

[10/09/15 - 07:25 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" to Return for Fourth and Final Season Jan. 29, 2016, Exclusively on Cinemax
Alan Ball, Greg Yaitanes, Jonathan Tropper, Peter Macdissi, Adam Targum and Ole Christian Madsen will executive produce.

[10/08/15 - 01:33 PM]
truTV's "Impractical Jokers" to Keep the Laughs Coming with Season 5 Renewal Order
The 26 episode order comes in the wake of the series' biggest episode ever, a live highwire walk at South Street Seaport to celebrate their 100th episode.

[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.