or


[04/23/10 - 12:09 AM]
Development Update: Friday, April 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 30 PERCENT (CMT, New!) - Peter Knight ("Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire") has booked a pilot presentation order from the cable channel for a new comedy about "a family that must adjust their lifestyle to accommodate a 30% pay cut." Said effort is one of four such presentations recently ordered by the network. Knight penned the script, which is presumably single-camera, and will executive produce.


THE CLOSER/RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT) - As expected, TNT will pair the sixth season of its signature drama "The Closer" with newcomer "Rizzoli & Isles" on Monday nights beginning July 12. Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star as the latter's title characters, Jane Rizzoli, a Boston detective who works closely with medical examiner Maura Isles to solve crimes. The show's 10-episode season will fill the 10:00/9:00c hour, preceded by the aforementioned "Closer."


EASTBOUND & DOWN (HBO) - Michael Pena ("Crash") and Ana de la Reguera ("Cop Out") are joining the cast of the show's second season, which sees Kenny Powers (Danny McBride) in Mexico where he joins a local baseball team. Pena will play Kenny's friend and owner of the baseball team he joins with De la Reguera as Kenny's new love interest. In addition, Steve Little will return as Stevie Janowski, who tracks Danny down in Mexico, while co-stars Katy Mixon, John Hawkes, Andrew Daly, Ben Best and Jennifer Irwin are not expected to return as full time regulars. Casting is underway for Kenny's father with production set to begin next month in Puerto Rico.


THE HARD LIFE (CMT, New!) - Bill Diamond ("Murphy Brown") has landed a scripted comedy at the network "that explores the contrast of modern parenting vs. old school parenting." He'll executive produce the pilot presentation, which is being filmed as single-camera.


MY BOYS (TBS) - The cable channel will roll out the show's fourth season on Sunday, July 25 at 10:00/9:00c. Said development marks its fourth time period in as many seasons - Mondays (season one), Thursdays (season two) and Tuesdays (season three). The new season, which will feature nine episodes, has widely been pegged as the show's last due to co-stars Jordana Spiro and Kyle Howard landing pilots this development cycle - NBC's "Love Bites" and "Perfect Couples," respectively - and the departure of Jim Gaffigan.


UNTITLED DAVID LITT PROJECT (CMT, New!) - David Litt ("The King of Queens") has sold a multi-camera effort to the cable channel about "a man seeking the empty nest and his family who is unwilling to let him have it." Gene Stein and Nina Wass are also behind the project, which has a pilot presentation commitment.


WORKING CLASS (CMT, New!) - Melissa Peterman ("The Singing Bee") is set to topline a potential new comedy at the cable channel about "a blue collar, single mom who into a home she can barely afford in an affluent neighborhood in order to provide the best life possible for her kids." Jill Cargeman ("Gary Unmarried") penned the multi-camera project, which is set to film a pilot presentation. Peterman and her manager Darris Hatch will also receive producing credits.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· 30 PERCENT, THE (CMT)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EASTBOUND & DOWN (HBO)
· GARY UNMARRIED (CBS)
· HARD LIFE, THE (CMT)
· KING OF QUEENS, THE (CBS)
· KROD MANDOON & THE FLAMING SWORD OF FIRE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· LOVE BITES (NBC)
· MY BOYS (TBS)
· PERFECT COUPLES (NBC)
· RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT)
· SINGING BEE, THE (CMT)
· UNTITLED DAVID LITT PROJECT (CMT)
· WORKING CLASS (CMT)





[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.

[05/02/16 - 09:19 AM]
Discovery Impact's "Sonic Sea" Looks at Ocean Noise Pollution - Premieres May 19
Narrated by Academy(R) Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams, the film features interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy Award-winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting.

[05/02/16 - 09:06 AM]
Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award and Perform Medley of Greatest Hits at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Spears joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and collaborations with Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Demi Lovato.

[05/02/16 - 09:00 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Outcast" Debuts June 3
The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman, and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black.

[05/02/16 - 08:57 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Little Big Shots" Tops Demo Race for NBC
The Peacock and ABC share the night's adults 18-49 crown.

[05/02/16 - 08:28 AM]
HGTV Renews Mother/Daughter Home Reno Series "Good Bones"
The 12-episode second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.

[05/02/16 - 08:04 AM]
ESPN Selects Seven Big Ten College Football Games for 2016 Saturday Prime Time
The schedule features eight Big Ten teams, including three teams in the ESPN.com way too early preseason rankings: No. 3 Michigan, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 17 Iowa.