or


[11/17/09 - 06:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 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!


ASSISTED LOVING (NBC, New!) - Father and son Jay Tarses ("Public Morals") and Matt Tarses ("Worst Week") are developing a new comedy at the Peacock about a gay man who helps his father find love after the family matriarch dies. The project is set up at Sony Pictures Television with Matt's sister, Jamie Tarses, also attached as an executive producer. No other details about the half-hour were given.


EAGLEHEART (Adult Swim) - Chris Elliott has been tapped for the lead role on the comedy pilot, about "a low-level television executive sent to Texas to produce the action series 'Eagleheart' [who] finds himself stuck in a never-ending power struggle with his temperamental star/creator/executive producer (Elliott), a veteran action star past his prime who uses the show as a soapbox for his right-wing politics and conservative paranoia." Michael Koman and Andrew Weinberg are behind the project with Troy Miller and David Kissinger also executive producing for Dakota Pictures and Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions, respectively.


HORRORBOTS (Cartoon Network) - Nate Corddry ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") has snagged lead voice duties on the upcoming animated series, about "two outsider teenage droids who are only slightly less horrific than the ultrapowerful robots who populate their planet, Killglobe, [who] now they face their greatest challenge yet: high school." He'll play one of them, Thrasher. Michael Buckley created the series while Joe Deasy serves as a co-executive producer.


REX IS NOT YOUR LAWYER (NBC) - Abigail Spencer ("Mad Men") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about Rex Alexander (David Tennant), "a top Chicago litigator who begins suffering panic attacks and takes up coaching clients to represent themselves in court." She'll play Lindsey Steers, "an ambitious lawyer at Rex's law firm who also is his fiancee." Jeffrey Tambor also stars in the hour, which comes from Universal Media Studios and BermanBraun.


RIZOLLI (TNT) - Lorraine Bracco ("The Sopranos") is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about the crime-solving team of Boston police detective Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and medical examiner Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander). She'll play Rizzoli's mother Angela, "who despite her tough Boston exterior is a beautiful woman, loyal wife and mother of three," on the series, which is based on the Tess Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli mystery novels. Warner Horizon Television is producing.


THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW (Syndication) - Debmar-Mercury has cleared the series for two more seasons on Fox-owned stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas. Said pickup, which will keep the series going through the 2011-2012 season, comes just six months after its national rollout. The New York-based "Williams" has averaged a 1.1 household rating this fall.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [november 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ASSISTED LIVING (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EAGLEHEART (ADULT SWIM)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· REX IS NOT YOUR LAWYER (NBC)
· RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT)
· ROBOTOMY (CARTOON)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)









[11/22/14 - 09:02 AM]
"Constantine" Jumps 38% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 to Hit Its Highest Rating Since Its Series Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos for Fourth Consecutive Week
The network's "Shark Tank" posts a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49.

[11/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday for November Sweep in Adults 18-49 - Hits Season Highs Across the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, November 21.

[11/21/14 - 03:07 PM]
Netflix to Premiere Globally in March 2015 the New Tina Fey and Robert Carlock Comedy Series Starring Ellie Kemper
"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" was originally slated to premiere on NBC and instead will now launch exclusively across all Netflix territories.

[11/21/14 - 01:30 PM]
Disney XD to Sneak Preview New Original Series "Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero" on Friday, December 5
Emmy Award-winner Henry Winkler guest stars as The Snowman.

[11/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
Feast with the Titans in a Special Thanksgiving Episode of "Teen Titans Go!" Airing Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.

[11/21/14 - 01:08 PM]
Emmy(R) and Tony Award(R) Winner Ellen Barkin to Guest Star on "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
She's set as Dani Kirschenbloom, a headhunter who works closely with Thom Payne (Steve Coogan).

[11/21/14 - 12:52 PM]
CBS Celebrates the Holidays with Very Merry Episodes
These original episodes join the previously announced holiday music specials as well as perennial holiday favorites.

[11/21/14 - 12:02 PM]
VH1 to Air Special Encore Presentation of "Behind the Music: Aaliyah" on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 6PM and 10PM
Aaliyah's family members participated in the original production in 2001 and her brother approved the additions made in the updated 2012 version, which will be seen on Sunday.

[11/21/14 - 11:00 AM]
Season Three Premiere of Bounce TV's "Off The Chain" Series Reaches Over 1.7 Million Viewers
Bounce TV spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19.

[11/21/14 - 10:24 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces 2015 Premiere Dates for Returning Favorite Series and an All-New Network Special
"The Haves and the Have Nots," "Love Thy Neighbor" and "Raising Whitley" are among the returning class.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
Spike TV to Premiere "Lip Sync Battle" from Jimmy Fallon's Eight Million Plus Productions, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant
The announcement was made by Jimmy Fallon last night on "The Tonight Show" during his interview with Stephen Merchant.

[11/21/14 - 10:06 AM]
"Home & Family" Primetime Holiday Special Premieres on Hallmark Channel November 24th
Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Genie Francis and Marilu Henner are among the scheduled guests.

[11/21/14 - 09:46 AM]
First Look Photo from the New Season of the Hit Showtime(R) Drama Series "Penny Dreadful"
The new season is currently in production in Dublin, Ireland for a 2015 debut on the network.

[11/21/14 - 09:17 AM]
William Shatner Joins "Haven" Cast As Recurring Guest Star
Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.