or


[05/17/10 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 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!


BLEEP MY DAD SAYS (CBS) - The Eye is moving forward with the comedy pilot, about a twentysomething (Ryan Devlin) who moves back in with his larger-than-life dad (William Shatner). Said pickup marks the second comedy series order by the network for the 2010-11 season, the other being "Mike & Molly." David Kohan, Justin Halpern, Max Mutchnick and Patrick Schumacker are all behind the Warner Bros. Television-based half-hour, which also stars Nicole Sullivan, Stephanie Lemelin and Will Sasso. Devlin, as previously reported, is expected to be recast.


A LEGAL MIND/NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (A.K.A. DR. DONNA) (USA) - The cable channel has ordered cast-contingent 90-minute pilots for both drama projects. The former, announced last month, revolves around a brilliant but unmotivated college dropout who's hired by one of Manhattan's top corporate lawyers on a recruiting trip. Aaron Korsh penned the Universal Cable Productions-based project, which is also executive produced by David Bartis and Gene Klein of Dutch Oven. The latter, put in the works back in December, then tracks a female therapist who improves the fortunes of a pro football team and finds herself in demand from other teams and high-profile professionals. Elizabeth Kruger and Craig Shapiro co-wrote the script with Kevin Dowling attached to direct. Sony Pictures Television is the studio while Dowling, Donna Dannenfesler and Joe Sabatino will also executive produce.


LOVE BITES (NBC) - Greg Grunberg has been upped to series regular on the upcoming comedic anthology. The "Heroes" alum guest starred in the pilot as Judd, a married Venice Beach tattoo artist who improbably meets the only person on his "Celebrity Exemption List" (i.e., the list of famous people you get to sleep with if you ever get the chance) - Jennifer Love Hewitt, as herself - while on a flight to a friend's bachelor party. He joins fellow regulars Becki Newton and Jordana Spiro. The newcomer launches on Thursday nights this fall.


TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS) - TMZ.com reports Charlie Sheen has closed a deal with Warner Bros. Television to return to the veteran sitcom for two more seasons. No financial specifics were given other than it's understood to be less than his $2 million per episode asking price. Last week co-star Angus T. Jones, whose contract was also up, likewise signed a deal to continue with the series through the 2011-12 season.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BLEEP MY DAD SAYS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HEROES (NBC)
· LOVE BITES (NBC)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· SUITS (USA)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)





[08/25/16 - 02:27 PM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" Premieres New Season From Las Vegas on Monday, September 12
Las Vegas has become one of the premier entertainment capitals of the world, and beginning this fall, "Millionaire" will originate from its new production home at Bally's Las Vegas.

[08/25/16 - 02:25 PM]
FOX Brings Live MLS Matches Alongside NFL Coverage For First Match Ever
The network will feature two MLS matches airing live adjacent to regional National Football League broadcasts as part of a joint MLS and NFL lineup on Sunday, September 18.

[08/25/16 - 01:04 PM]
A&E Network Premieres Two-Hour Documentary Ahead of the 20th Anniversary of JonBenet Ramsey's Brutal Murder
A&E reveals never-before-seen case details, including Burke Ramsey's 1998 interview tape detailing his first-hand account of the events at that time.

[08/25/16 - 11:50 AM]
Ann Coulter, Jewel, Ralph Macchio, Nikki Glaser Added to #LoweRoast Roster
They'll join Jimmy Carr, Pete Davidson, Peyton Manning, Rob Riggle, Jeff Ross and Roast Master David Spade.

[08/25/16 - 11:38 AM]
Real Estate/Renovation Stars Dave and Kortney Wilson Prep for Season Two of HGTV's "Masters of Flip"
Look for the first of 14 new episodes on Monday, October 3, at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 11:01 AM]
Video: IFC Releases First Full Trailer for the "Season 51" Return of Emmy-Nominated "Documentary Now!"
As previously announced, the series returns Wednesday September 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/25/16 - 11:00 AM]
"CBS All Access" Subscription Service Now Available on Xbox One
For $5.99 a month, CBS All Access offers more than 7,500 on-demand episodes from the current season and previous seasons of classic shows, as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live in more than 150 markets across the U.S.

[08/25/16 - 10:44 AM]
HBO's "The Night Of" Heads Into Finale with Strong Momentum Averaging 7 Million Viewers
HBO spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/25/16 - 10:02 AM]
FYI Greenlights New Original Series "Stove Tots"
Production begins immediately on 13 one-hour episodes with the series slated to premiere in 2017.

[08/25/16 - 10:01 AM]
IFC's Comedy Crib Partners with the New York Television Festival
The exclusive Comedy Crib collaboration will highlight the selected projects through the end of the year.

[08/25/16 - 10:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Lineup of Comedy Programming for Upcoming Months
Highlights include new specials from Jerrod Carmichael, Pete Holmes and T.J. Miller.

[08/25/16 - 09:34 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets Premiere Date for "Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee"
Oscar nominee and two-time Sundance Film Festival winner Nanette Burstein delivers a deep investigation into the mysterious life of visionary anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee.

[08/25/16 - 09:33 AM]
History(R) Commemorates the 15th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks with a Week of Original Primetime Specials
A new special, "15 Septembers Later," will premiere on Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/25/16 - 09:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Got Talent" Seal Another Victory
The Peacock continues its win streak among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/25/16 - 09:00 AM]
"ACM Honors" Performers Added - Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert and More!
Plus: Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30, at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.