or


[05/04/10 - 11:42 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 4
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!


BODY OF PROOF (ABC) - Sunil Nayar ("Three Rivers") has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Said pact, which begins next month, calls for him to develop new series projects for the studio as well as serve as showrunner on its ABC pilot "Body of Proof" should it make it to series.


CAPRICA (Syfy)/FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DirecTV) - Patrick Masset and John Zinman have inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The pact calls for the duo, who currently serve as co-executive producers on both series, to develop new projects for the studio in addition to staff on one of 20th's 2010-11 season offerings.


NIKITA (The CW)/OUTSOURCED (NBC) - Staffing has reportedly begun on both pilots, a positive indicator each project is on track for a series commitment. The former is a revival of the film/TV franchise of the same name with Maggie Q as the title character. Craig Silverstein, McG and Peter Johnson are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The latter then revolves around a customer service manager (Ben Rappaport) who's sent to India to train his replacement when his department is outsourced. David Skinner, Ken Kwapis, Robert Borden and Tom Gorai are behind said half-hour, which is based at Universal Media Studios.


TEAM SPITZ (CBS) - Kurtwood Smith ("Worst Week") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about a bombastic high school football coach (Rob Riggle) at an upscale private school. He'll play Charles Kersey, the "nervous and flop-sweaty" principal of the school. Smith, who's already attached to fellow CBS pilot "Hitched," replaces Bob Odenkirk in the project, which is in reshoots to accommodate the change. CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television are behind the half-hour, which also features Jonathan Slavin, Max Ehrich and Sarah Chalke. Ted Wass is directing from a script by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff.


UNTITLED SAMUEL L. JACKSON/NEIL LABUTE PROJECT (Showtime, New!) - Samuel L. Jackson and Neil LaBute are developing a new drama at the pay channel about a white supremacist family in the Pacific Northwest. Jackson conceived the idea for the hour, to be penned by LaBute, and will executive produce via his Uppi TV banner alongside Amanda Tracey. The company recently re-upped its two-year production deal with CBS Television Studios.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· CAPRICA (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HITCHED (CBS)
· NIKITA (CW)
· OUTSOURCED (NBC)
· TEAM SPITZ (CBS)
· THREE RIVERS (CBS)
· UNTITLED JACKSON & LABUTE PROJECT (SHOWTIME)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)









[11/23/14 - 08:57 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Saturday Night Football" Tops Demos for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49 for the second week in a row.

[11/23/14 - 08:54 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Cameron Diaz, Ranks As the Night's #1 Telecast on the Big 4 Networks in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22.

[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.