or


[05/27/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 27
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!


GHOST WHISPERER (CBS) - The Alphabet has passed on picking up the former CBS series, news which spells the end of the road for the five-year series. "After five wonderful seasons and over 100 episodes, we are disappointed to announce Ghost Whisperer will not be returning for a sixth season," executive producers Kim Moses and Ian Sander said in a statement. "We've had an incredible experience and owe a debt of gratitude to everyone involved. We continue our relationship with ABC Studios and look forward to developing many more successful projects together in the future."


OFF THE MAP (ABC) - Jenna Bans has inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with ABC Studios. The pact will keep the "Grey's Anatomy" alum at the helm of the midseason drama, which she created. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers also serve as executive producers on said hour.


PROJECT RUNWAY (Lifetime) - The cable channel is developing two reality projects that have roots in its "Project Runway" franchise. The first is an untitled effort featuring former contestants Santino Rice and Austin Scarlett as they cross the country finding women in need of a fashion makeover. Rich Bye is executive producing for The Weinstein Co. The second, "Love's Divine," features host Heidi Klum and her popstar husband, Seal, as they travel the country to help couples in need of coaching. No studio is currently attached.


TERRA NOVA (FOX) - Alex Graves ("Fringe") is in talks to direct the pilot of the Steven Spielberg-produced drama, which received a straight-to-series commitment earlier this month. Said hour follows "an ordinary family embarking on an incredible journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a small part of a massive experiment to save the human race." Aaron Kaplan, Brannon Braga, Craig Silverstein, Darryl Frank, David Fury, Justin Falvey, Katherine Pope, Kelly Marcel and Peter Chernin also serve as executive producers. Graves previously helmed the pilot for NBC's "Day One," which ultimately didn't move forward to series.


TILT (ESPN) - Brian Koppelman and David Levien, the duo behind the ESPN drama, have inked a first-look deal at 20th Century Fox Television. The pact gives the studio first crack at Koppelman and Levien's company's output. The pair are best known for their feature work, including "Solitary Man," "The Girlfriend Experience" and most notably "Ocean's Thirteen" and "Rounders."


THE WHOLE TRUTH (ABC) - Maura Tierney ("ER") is in talks to join the cast of the legal drama, a procedural which tells stories from both the prosecution and the defense's point of view. She would play Kathryn Peale, the head prosecutor, a role recently vacated by Joely Richardson. Tierney recently starred in the original pilot to "Parenthood" but ultimately had to drop out of the series due to health issues.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· DAY ONE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ER (NBC)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LOVE'S DIVINE (LIFETIME)
· OFF THE MAP (ABC)
· ON THE ROAD WITH AUSTIN & SANTINO (LIFETIME)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· TERRA NOVA (FOX)
· TILT (ESPN)
· WHOLE TRUTH, THE (ABC)











[08/29/14 - 09:03 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Another Week, Another "Big Brother" Victory
CBS leads the night once again among adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[08/29/14 - 08:10 AM]
Cast of FOX Sports 1's All-Female "The Ultimate Fighter(R)" Overcame Childhood Tragedies to Help Troubled Youth
The franchise's latest installment premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/29/14 - 07:35 AM]
BBC America's "Intruders" Pulls 1.223 Million Viewers
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, August 23.

[08/29/14 - 07:07 AM]
HBO Confirms Nov. 2 and 3 Debut for Miniseries "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, Bill Murray, John Gallagher, Jr., Peter Mullan, Rosemarie DeWitt and Zoe Kazan star in the project.

[08/29/14 - 06:41 AM]
FOX Sports 1 to Air Tony Stewart/Mike Helton Press Conferences Live
Coverage of the press conferences is also available through FOX Sports GO, the app that delivers streaming video of FOX Sports content.

[08/28/14 - 10:27 PM]
"Party Down South" Returns for Season 3 - Announced on the Reunion Special
Look for the new season in Winter 2015 on the cable channel.

[08/28/14 - 05:31 PM]
"Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" Premieres Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC
Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week, America's ultimate automotive event.

[08/28/14 - 02:21 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Enters Its 27th Season in National Syndication September 1, 2014
The show finished the 2013-14 season as the No. 2 syndicated talker in Households, posting an 8% gain over the prior year, and its highest Household rating in 6 years.

[08/28/14 - 01:40 PM]
Lori Loughlin Stars in "Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters," A Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere October 26
Steve Bacic, Sarah Strange and Brendan Meyer also star in the second installment of the "Garage Sale Mystery" movie series.

[08/28/14 - 12:12 PM]
HGTV's Newest Series "Sold on the Spot" Taps Into the Ultimate Buying and Selling Fantasy
In his new series, Josh teams up with house hunters to knock on every door in their ideal location and convince one homeowner to sell their house within 24 hours.

[08/28/14 - 12:08 PM]
FXX Paints Labor Day Weekend Yellow - Five Days Left in Record 12-Day "The Simpsons" Marathon Ends Monday, September 1 at Midnight ET
Following the conclusion of the 12-day marathon on Monday night, "The Simpsons" moves to its regular weekly schedule beginning on Tuesday, September 2.

[08/28/14 - 12:03 PM]
Emmy and Tony Award-Winning Actor David Hyde Pierce Joins "The Good Wife" in Recurring Role for Season Six
The role will mark Pierce's first appearance in a television series since "Frasier" ended its run in 2004.

[08/28/14 - 11:40 AM]
HBO's Banksy Does New York a User-Generated Chronicle of the Street Artist's One-Month Residency in New York City, To Debut Nov. 17
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," says Sheila Nevins.

[08/28/14 - 11:31 AM]
The Reinvention of "The View" Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
Bill Wolff, Brian Balthazar, Ashley S. Gorman and Kathleen Rajsp are among those overseeing the new season.

[08/28/14 - 11:13 AM]
Get Ready for the Hottest Night of the Summer on the Season Finale of "So You Think You Can Dance" Wednesday, September 3 on FOX
Guest judges include Jenna Dewan Tatum, Debbie Allen, Tara Lipinski and Adam Shankman.