or


[09/23/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 23
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!


THE MOUNTAIN (NBC, New!) - Muse Entertainment is set to team with the Peacock for a two-hour backdoor pilot about "a single mom with three kids who inherits a property from a supposedly dead uncle [where] they discover a treasure trove of history." Doug Barr wrote and will direct the Canadian co-production, which is set to begin filming in Montreal and Magog, Quebec next month. Barr will also executive produce alongside Michael Prupas and Jeff Grant with Joel Rice and Irene Litensky producing.


SOUTHLAND (NBC) - Clifton Collins ("Star Trek") has joined the cast of the show's second season. He'll play Ray Suarez, a character who is still being fleshed out by producers. His addition is designed to fill the void left by Amaury Nolasco, who has departed the series after filming three episodes. No reason was given for either development.


UNTITLED MIKE MARKOWITZ PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Mike Markowitz ("It's All Relative") has landed a pilot presentation order from the network for a new half-hour which is described only as a "medical comedy." The project is set up at the Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot Productions. The company's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk then will serve as executive producers alongside Markowitz.


UNTITLED BROADWAY MUSICAL PROJECT (Showtime, New!) - Steven Spielberg ("United States of Tara") is back in business with the pay channel, this time for a new drama which will chronicle the development of an original Broadway musical, one which will ultimately be released on the real stage. Storyline Entertainment's Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are in talks to executive produce the drama as are musical veterans Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Spielberg then will executive produce alongside DreamWorks Television principals Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank. Said project, which could be an hour or half-hour, is still in the early stages of development as the team is now in the process of meeting with writers. As for specifics, the series "will offer a behind-the-scenes look at every aspect of launching a tuner, from penning the songs to recruiting investors," while a new musical being churned out after each respective season.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· IT'S ALL RELATIVE (ABC)
· SECRETS OF THE MOUNTAIN (NBC)
· SMASH (NBC)
· SOUTHLAND (TNT)
· UNITED STATES OF TARA, THE (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED MIKE MARKOWITZ PROJECT (FOX)





[10/23/19 - 11:16 AM]
Video: YouTube Originals: "Virtually History" Releases Official Trailer
In the special, viewers will see three people with a family connection to the Berlin Wall transported back in time through the power of VR centered around historic photographs from this period.

[10/23/19 - 10:41 AM]
TV One's Original Holiday Film "Dear Santa, I Need a Date" Premieres Sunday, December 8 at 7 P.M. ET/6C
Ray J, Reagan Gomez-Preston, Anne-Marie Johnson, Reginae Carter, B. Simone and MAJOR star in the romantic comedy.

[10/23/19 - 10:30 AM]
Disney Channel Greenlights Live-Action Mystery Series "Sulphur Springs"
The 11-episode series follows 12-year-old Griffin Campbell, whose family has just uprooted their lives to move to a new town and take ownership of an abandoned hotel in hopes of restoring it back to the lively vacation destination it once was.

[10/23/19 - 10:10 AM]
"Creepshow" Is a Monster Hit for AMC's Shudder - Series Seen by Record Number of Viewers
Since "Creepshow" premiered on September 26, 54% of all members on Shudder's direct-to-consumer platforms have viewed an episode of the series.

[10/23/19 - 10:05 AM]
Sparkling Cast Lineup Flirts with Love, Lust and Soulmates in AMC's New Episodic Anthology from Emmy(R) Award-Winning Writer Will Bridges and Brett Goldstein
Currently shooting in Madrid, Spain, the series will star Sarah Snook, David Costabile and Sonya Cassidy, among others.

[10/23/19 - 10:02 AM]
HBO Max Orders Four "Adventure Time: Distant Lands" Specials from Cartoon Network Studios
These four new specials will continue the "Adventure Time" stories that captured imaginations and introduced unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buds who traversed the mystical Land of Ooo and encountered its colorful inhabitants.

[10/23/19 - 09:15 AM]
Production Has Begun on Disney Junior's "The Chicken Squad"
Inspired by Doreen Cronin's popular book series, "The Chicken Squad" follows Coop, Little Boo and Sweetie - a trio of young chicken siblings - and Captain Tully, a seasoned watchdog, who use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve problems in the neighborhood and keep the peace in their backyard.

[10/23/19 - 08:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage of Game 1 dominates the evening in all categories.

[10/23/19 - 08:10 AM]
Video: YouTube Originals Debuts Trailer for First Interactive Special "A Heist with Markiplier"
The first-person narrative will result in 31 possible endings with the entire production encompassing 61 videos.

[10/23/19 - 08:00 AM]
Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!nk and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban Set to Perform at "The 53rd Annual CMA Awards" on ABC
Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.

[10/23/19 - 07:03 AM]
Video: "The Devil Next Door" - Main Trailer - Netflix
A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible.

[10/23/19 - 06:45 AM]
Video: Seth Meyers Netflix Standup Special Trailer - "Lobby Baby" - Fake Toy
"Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby" premieres Tuesday, November 5 on the streaming service.

[10/23/19 - 06:15 AM]
Video: Official Trailer for EPIX Series "Belgravia"
The limited series is a story of secrets and scandals amongst the upper echelon of London society in the 19th century.

[10/22/19 - 09:14 PM]
Video: Netflix Previews Quartet of Upcoming Anime Series
Get your first look at "Eden," "Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045," "The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.: Reawakened" and "Levius."

[10/22/19 - 04:00 PM]
All Five CBS Freshman Series Receive New Production Orders
The critically acclaimed new drama "Evil" has been renewed for a second season in 2020-2021.