or


[08/11/09 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 11
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!


AMERICAN IDOL (FOX) - Simon Cowell is finalizing a deal with CKX, the parent company of co-producer 19 Entertainment, that will keep the much beloved/reviled judge on the series through the 2011 season. CKX chairman and CEO Robert Sillerman broke the news during the company's second-quarter earnings call. It's understood the pact will likely rocket Cowell beyond his current $36 million a year salary to the $45 million range. Host Ryan Seacrest recently inked a three-year, $45 million deal with 19 Entertainment to continue in said role as well as develop series projects for the company.


UGLY BETTY (ABC) - "America's Next Top Model" alum Yaya Dacosta has booked a recurring role on the show's upcoming fourth season. She'll take over for Jowharah Jones as Nico, Wilhelmina's defiant daughter who gets caught up in one of the show's latest mysteries. No reason was given for the recasting, which was reported by Entertainment Weekly.


UNTITLED WILL ARNETT PROJECT (FOX) - "Arrested Development's" Mitch Hurwitz and Jim Vallely are set to reteam with co-star Will Arnett for a new comedy at the network about "a rich Beverly Hills jackass (Arnett) who falls in love with a charitable tree-hugging woman who can't stand his lifestyle or values." The single-camera project is a result of a development deal the actor inked with FOX last year. Arnett, Hurwitz and Vallely are co-writing the half-hour for Hurwitz's Sony Pictures Television-based Tantamount banner. The latter duo are executive producing alongside Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Peter Principato and Paul Young with Arnett serving as a producer.


THE VOW (Lifetime, New!) - Gabrielle Union ("Cadillac Records") is set to topline a new original movie at the cable channel based on Denene Millner, Angela Burt-Murray and Mitzi Miller's novel of the same name. The project, which is being developed by Sony Pictures Television, revolves around "three women who attend a wedding and all decide to be engaged within the next year." Union is also executive producing the potential film alongside Tracey Edmonds and Sheila Ducksworth with Nzingha Stewart attached to pen the script.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW)
· ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· RUNNING WILDE (FOX)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· VOW, THE (LIFETIME)









[04/15/14 - 03:06 PM]
NHL Regular Season Sets Viewership Records Across NBC & NBCSN
NBC spins the numbers for its NHL coverage to date this season.

[04/15/14 - 03:02 PM]
Monday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "DWTS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Warehouse 13," MTV's "16 & Pregnant" and TBS's "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show."

[04/15/14 - 02:00 PM]
A Special Behind-the-Scenes Preview of "24: Live Another Day" Airs Saturday, May 3, on FOX
The half-hour special features interviews with the series' Emmy Award-winning director, producers and series stars.

[04/15/14 - 01:51 PM]
"The Maya Rudolph Show" Special Set to Air on NBC May 19
Andy Samberg, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Chris Parnell, Craig Robinson and Sean Hayes are among those slated to appear.

[04/15/14 - 01:15 PM]
Discovery Channel's "Naked and Afraid" #1 Ad Supported Program in Cable Among Men on Sunday
Discovery spins the numbers for Sunday, April 13.

[04/15/14 - 12:24 PM]
Nickelodeon's First Preschool Literacy Mobile App Tops Educational, Kids and Paid App Lists
The app aims to help kids develop phonemic awareness, letter knowledge and letter-sound associations, and promote excitement about words and learning to read.

[04/15/14 - 12:13 PM]
"48 Hours: Father and Son" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, April 12.

[04/15/14 - 12:10 PM]
Abby Lee Miller to Make Over Struggling Dance Studios in New Series "Abby's Studio Rescue," Premiering June 17
Each week, the show follows Abby as she dishes her tough love and no-nonsense advice while giving dance studios a second chance to finally bring home the gold.

[04/15/14 - 12:01 PM]
Stephen Colbert to Visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," Tuesday, April 22
CBS announced last week that Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The Colbert Report," will be the next host of the "Late Show."

[04/15/14 - 11:41 AM]
Video: "Salem" - First Full Season Trailer
The new series launches this Sunday, April 10 at 10:00/9:00c on WGN America.

[04/15/14 - 11:37 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 in Primetime Delivery of Adults 18-34 Among All Basic Cable Networks
Turner spins the numbers for the week of April 7-13.

[04/15/14 - 11:28 AM]
Sunday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "Game of Thrones" Holds Onto Demo Crown
Plus: numbers for MTV's "2014 Movie Awards," AMC's "Mad Men" and HBO's "Veep."

[04/15/14 - 11:24 AM]
Saturday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: FOX Tops Charts with NASCAR Sprint Cup
Plus: numbers for Syfy's "Bermuda Tentacles," Lifetime's "Death Clique" and TLC's "Sex Sent Me to the ER."

[04/15/14 - 11:07 AM]
Second-Place Chelsea v. Sunderland Saturday on NBC at 12:30 PM ET Highlights NBC Sports Group's Weekend Slate of Matches
Lead Premier League play-by-play announcer Arlo White is joined by Jim Beglin for the call from Stamford Bridge.

[04/15/14 - 10:49 AM]
Werdum and Browne Clash in Epic Heavyweight Bout at FOX UFC Saturday
Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace and No. 2-ranked Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) matches wits and fists with Hawaiian knockout artist and No.3-ranked Travis Browne (16-1-1) to determine who faces champion Cain Velasquez next.