or


[09/29/09 - 06:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 29
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!


BBQ PIT MASTERS (TLC, New!) - The cable channel has commissioned eight episodes of a new reality series focusing on the world of competitive grilling. Original Media ("L.A. Ink") is behind the project, which is set to launch on Wednesday, December 2. Said order comes on the heels of second season pickups for its fellow food-based efforts "Cake Boss" and "Ultimate Cake Off." The former averaged a solid 2.2 million viewers during its freshman run while "Cake Off" is currently drawing over 1.0 million per installment.


GOSSIP GIRL (The CW) - Kevin Zegers ("50 Dead Men Walking") has booked a multi-episode arc on the much-ballyhooed soap. He'll play Damien, an international bad-boy love interest for Taylor Momsen's character. No other specifics were given.


PUSHING DAISIES (ABC) - Executive producer Barry Sonnenfeld has inked a two-year, first-look deal with ABC and its production sibling ABC Studios. The pact calls for the prolific director/producer to develop new series projects for the duo as well as direct one of their upcoming pilots. Already in the works is an untitled multi-camera comedy about "a harried mom who finds a suit that turns her into a 'supermom' when she puts it on." Laura House penned the half-hour, which has a script commitment, which Sonnenfeld will executive produce (and potentially direct) alongside Stu Bloomberg. Separately, Sonnenfeld is still shepherding CBS's "Things a Man Should Never Do Past 30," based on David Katz's frequent feature for Esquire. Said half-hour is being reworked into a multi-camera comedy by David Litt for Sony Pictures Television.


UNTITLED CRAIG WRIGHT/MARK BURNETT PROJECT (CBS, New!) - "Dirty Sexy Money" creator Craig Wright is set to team with reality guru Mark Burnett for a potential new drama about "a lawyer who, after a near-fatal car crash, is offered a second chance at life by the ghost of his ex-wife." The news marks Burnett's first scripted effort since the WB pilot "Commando Nanny" back in 2004. The Eye has committed to a script to the Sony Pictures Television-based hour with a penalty attached should it not go to pilot. Wright will pen the hour and executive produce alongside Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel").


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BBQ PITMASTERS (DA)
· CAKE BOSS (TLC)
· COMMANDO NANNY (WB)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· LA INK (TLC)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
· THINGS A MAN SHOULD NEVER DO PAST 30 (CBS)
· TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (CBS)
· ULTIMATE CAKE OFF (TLC)
· UNTITLED BURNETT & WRIGHT PROJECT (CBS)
· UNTITLED HOUSE & SONNENFELD PROJECT (ABC)









[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.

[12/19/14 - 08:00 AM]
FOX's TV Everywhere Content Now Available to More Than 20 Million DirecTV Customers Nationwide
In addition, DirecTV will make the feeds of FX, FXX, FS1, FS2, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD available for out-of-home streaming on the DirecTV Everywhere platform.

[12/19/14 - 07:28 AM]
Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern Gives Viewers a Tasty Look at Foods That Define Global Locations on New Series "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations"
The 13-episode series, an extension of the popular "Bizarre Foods" franchise, takes viewers on an international journey to iconic cities around the world for a taste of their quintessential, not-to-be missed dishes.