or


[07/17/09 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, July 17
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!


CSI: NY (CBS) - "Shark" alum Sarah Carter has joined the cast of the veteran "CSI" spin-off. She'll play "a twentysomething forensic school graduate with aspirations to be a CSI who works as a crime scene clean up technician and harbors a secret." She'll presumably make her first appearance in the sixth season opener.


FUTURAMA (Comedy Central) - Talks have reportedly broken down with the show's original voice cast to reprise their roles on the 26 new episodes set to be produced for the cable channel. The news marks the latest struggle by 20th Century Fox Television to produce the series on a cable budget as the show is already using a smaller writing staff and a shorter delivery schedule. As for specifics, Variety reports co-stars Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Maurice LaMarche and Tress MacNeille were asking for about $75,000 per episode, a number the studio apparently isn't willing to match. Subsequently, 20th has put out a casting call for replacement voices. "We love the 'Futurama' voice performers and absolutely wanted to use them, but unfortunately, we could not meet their salary demands," the studio said in a statement. "While replacing these talented actors will be difficult, the show must go on. We are confident that we will find terrific new performers to give voice to Matt [Groening] and David's [X. Cohen] brilliantly subversive characters." Said development however doesn't mean a deal with the original voice cast can't be reached as negotiations are still ongoing.


MELROSE PLACE (The CW) - Brooke Burns ("Miss/Guided") has landed a multi-episode arc on the upcoming revival of the perennial FOX soap. It's understood she'll play Vanessa, the mentioned but unseen wife of Thomas Calabro's character in the pilot with whom he has a young son, Noah. Calabro's Michael Mancini is also the estranged father of co-star Shaun Sipos's character.


THE STATION (FOX) - John Goodman has joined the cast of the Ben Stiller-produced comedy pilot, about "a group of lackluster CIA operatives at a covert South American outpost, where they're charged with installing a new dictator." He'll play Ted Gannon, a gruff CIA vet and head of its Altamara Station. Goodman joins the previously cast Justin Bartha, Whitney Cummings, Rob Huebel and Julio Oscar Mechoso. In addition, David Wain ("Role Models") has come aboard to direct the 20th Century Fox Television-based half-hour, from a script by Kevin Napier. Stiller then is executive producing via his Red Hour Films banner alongside Jeremy Kramer and Stuart Cornfeld.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [july 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FUTURAMA (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· MELROSE PLACE (CW)
· MISS/GUIDED (ABC)
· SHARK (CBS)
· STATION, THE (FOX)











[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[10/20/14 - 10:19 AM]
FX Networks to Unveil "Simpsons World" October 21
It will include instant and on-demand access to every single "Simpsons" episode - all 552 episodes (25 Seasons) - and each new episode from the current 26th season will be available for viewing the day after its original broadcast on FOX.

[10/20/14 - 10:01 AM]
Disney-ABC Announces ABC Owned Station Group as Launch Partner for Upcoming Syndicated Daytime Talker "The F-A-B" (Working Title) with Tyra Banks
Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley will co-host the series, due in the fall of 2015.

[10/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
In a Straight-to-Series Order, FOX Greenlights First Comedy-Horror Anthology, "Scream Queens"
The series, produced by 20th Century Fox Television, is from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Ian Brennan and Dante Di Loreto.

[10/20/14 - 09:55 AM]
James Denton to Star in "The Good Witch" Alongside Catherine Bell and Bailee Madison in Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Primetime Series Based on the Network's Most Successful Original Movie Franchise
Denton will play Cassie's new next-door-neighbor, a divorced doctor and single dad who stirs things up in Middleton when he discovers Cassie's signature charm is more than just a magic touch.

[10/20/14 - 09:52 AM]
Video: "The Comeback" Trailer (HBO)
The series returns with the first of eight new episodes on Sunday, November 9.

[10/20/14 - 09:51 AM]
"Getting On," An Offbeat, Comedic Look at the Dysfunctional Staff of a Beleaguered Hospital, Begins Its Second Season Nov. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars on the second season include: Betty Buckle, Jayma Mays, Carrie Preston, Alia Shawkat and Jean Smart.

[10/20/14 - 09:49 AM]
Golden Globe-Nominated Drama Series "The Newsroom," Starring Emmy(R)-Winner Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, Created by Aaron Sorkin, Kicks Off Third and Final Season Nov. 9, Exclusively on HBO
New to the guest cast in season three are B.J. Novak, Kat Dennings, Mary McCormack, Joanna Gleason and Clea DuVall.

[10/20/14 - 09:35 AM]
Showtime(R) Creates Compelling New Destination for Music Documentaries on Showtime 2(TM)
This collection gives a profound and unique insider's perspective on superstar artists and bands including Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, David Bowie, Genesis, The Eagles, Green Day and Bob Dylan.

[10/20/14 - 09:01 AM]
Daniel Cormier Joins "UFC Tonight" on FOX Sports 1
Cormier joins an accomplished broadcast team, including co-host and former UFC multiple title contender Kenny Florian, veteran combat sports journalist Karyn Bryant and four-time World MMA Awards Journalist of the Year Ariel Helwani.

[10/20/14 - 08:49 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Continues NBC's Reign
The Peacock's NFL franchise is up more than 16% from last week among adults 18-49.

[10/20/14 - 08:33 AM]
National Geographic Channel Unleashes Chef Eric Greenspan on an American Road Trip Documenting His Gastronomic Quest for the Quintessential Meat Experience
"Eric Greenspan Is Hungry" premieres Monday, November 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[10/20/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Builds Year Over Year on Sunday for the 4th Straight Week This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/14 - 08:23 AM]
"Sunday Night Football" Delivers Its Best Overnight Rating Since the Sunday Season Premiere on September 7
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, October 19.

[10/20/14 - 08:19 AM]
Pack Your Survival Gear - The Weather Channel Greenlights Second Season of "Fat Guys in the Woods"
Host and survival expert Creek Stewart will take groups of three average Joes into the woods to battle Mother Nature and teach them the art and science of outdoor survival while armed with only the most basic of tools.