or


[09/28/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 28
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 CLEANER (A&E) - The cable channel has passed on ordering a third season of the original drama series, which wrapped its run earlier this month. The show's September 15 swan song drew about 1.1 million viewers, down 39% from its season two launch (1.8 million on June 23). Both numbers in turn were off significantly from its bow last year (2.6 million on 7/15/08). Benjamin Bratt starred in the hour as "extreme interventionist" William Banks. Jonathan Prince and Robert Munic were the co-creators. Earlier this year A&E pulled the plug on its other scripted drama "The Beast."


DEADLY HONEYMOON (LMN, New!) - Summer Glau ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Chris Carmack ("The O.C.") and Zoe McLellan ("Dirty Sexy Money") are set to star in a new original movie for the network inspired by the real-life mysterious disappearance of groom George Allen Smith. Glau and Carmack will play Lindsey and Trevor Forrest, young newlyweds who embark on their 10-day honeymoon cruise only to have Trevor go missing, presumed to have fallen overboard to his death, after "a night of wild partying, infidelity and strange encounters with a group of Eastern European passengers." McLellan then is set as an investigator who begins to question if his death really was an accident. Paul Shapiro is helming the project from a script by Ron McGee with Michael Jacobs, Fernando Szew, Ricardo Galindez and Roy Trice are executive producing. Production is set to begin next month for an unspecified premiere date next year.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BEAST, THE (A AND E)
· CLEANER, THE (A AND E)
· DEADLY HONEYMOON (LMN)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (FOX)





[10/17/18 - 02:01 PM]
Warning: This May Make You Cry - "Orange Is the New Black" - The Final Season, 2019
Netflix revealed the news on social media this afternoon.

[10/17/18 - 02:00 PM]
Joshua Bassett Lands the Lead Role in "High School Musical: The Musical"
The series for Disney's upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming service will be filmed in Salt Lake City, Utah, in a single camera documentary style.

[10/17/18 - 12:30 PM]
ABC Gives a Full-Season Order to Hit New Comedy "Single Parents"
On average through its first three episodes, the ABC freshman comedy is drawing an audience of 5.6 million viewers and is delivering a 1.6/7 in Adults 18-49.

[10/17/18 - 10:32 AM]
"People Magazine: Sexiest Chef Alive" to Be Revealed in Primetime Special on Food Network
Host Jess Cagle gives viewers an up-close look at 10 rising culinary stars who are in the running for the title.

[10/17/18 - 10:14 AM]
Netflix Announces Multi-Generational Live Action Family Comedy Series "Family Reunion," Co-Starring Loretta Devine and Tia Mowry
In the Netflix original series, Mowry plays Cocoa McKellan, a free spirited mother from Seattle.

[10/17/18 - 09:30 AM]
Season Five of Disney Junior's Groundbreaking Animated Series "Doc McStuffins" Premieres Friday, Oct. 26, on Disney Channel
The new season will bring the series to a total of more than 150 episodes, shorts and specials.

[10/17/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Demo Push by ABC Debuts
The Alphabet's premiere of "The Conners" leads all programs last night among adults 18-49.

[10/17/18 - 08:11 AM]
Reclaimed Materials Get New Life in DIY Network Series "Heritage Hunters"
San Francisco-based salvage expert Michael "Bug" Deakin and his team of craftsmen hunt for history-rich materials to repurpose into timeless pieces for clients' homes.

[10/17/18 - 07:32 AM]
Garth Brooks to Premiere His New Television Special, "Garth: Live at Notre Dame!" Dec. 2 on CBS
The special will capture Brooks while he performs the first live concert ever held at the legendary Notre Dame Stadium, at the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana, on Saturday, October 20.

[10/17/18 - 07:16 AM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "People Magazine Investigates" Returns for a Thrilling Third Season
Returning Monday, November 5, the 15-episode season takes viewers to the epicenter of America's most compelling crimes.

[10/17/18 - 06:55 AM]
MTV to Honor Janet Jackson as 2018 "Global Icon" at "MTV EMAs" Airing Worldwide on November 4
Jackson will perform a medley of her greatest hits including her recent smash single, "Made for Now."

[10/17/18 - 06:32 AM]
Video: "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" - Studio Spot - Netflix
In a never before seen sneak peek of the weekly topical show, Minhaj treated viewers via Instagram to a hint of the show's high tech, interactive set.

[10/17/18 - 06:17 AM]
"Elite" Has Been Renewed for Season 2!
The streaming service announced said pick-up via social media this morning.

[10/17/18 - 06:00 AM]
CBS to Premiere "The World's Best" Immediately Following CBS Sports Broadcast of "Super Bowl LIII"
James Corden hosts the series, with Drew Barrymore, RuPaul Charles and Faith Hill as the three American judges.

[10/17/18 - 12:46 AM]
MTV Studios and Facebook Watch Join Forces to Reimagine MTV's "The Real World" Around the World with Three All New Seasons
Drawing on Facebook's global platform, the new seasons will be native productions in Mexico, Thailand and the United States, respectively, to explore friendship, and the cultural and social environment in each.