or


[06/24/10 - 08:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 24
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!


FLASH FORWARD (ABC) - Executive producer Jessika Borsiczky has inked an overall deal with ABC Studios. The pact, details of which weren't specified, calls for the former co-showrunner to develop new series projects for the studio as well as potentially join one of its existing properties. Separately, she's booked the single-camera comedy "House of Lies," which looks at the woes of corporate America, at Showtime. Matt Carnahan penned the half-hour project, which is based on Martin Kihn's 2005 book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time."


THE INCURABLES (A&E, New!) - British self-help guru Paul McKenna is set to be the focus of a potential new reality series at the cable channel that "will offer a look into the lives of ordinary people on the verge of a personal crisis over their irrational behavior (from uncontrollable shouting to bizarre facial tics)." Ryan Seacrest Productions and McKenna Media are behind the hour, which has a pilot commitment at the network. Sam Mettler ("Intervention") then will executive produce the project alongside Seacrest and McKenna.


LOVE BITES (NBC) - Jordana Spiro has reportedly dropped out of the newcomer, an upcoming romantic anthology series at the Peacock. It's understood said decision is tied to her second position status on the show as she's still contractually bound to a fifth season of TBS's "My Boys" should it move forward. It's not clear how her exit will be handled.


OFFICE BONUS (VH1, New!) - Reality house 3 Ball Productions ("Dad Camp," "The OCD Project") has booked a pilot order for a new reality series at the cable channel in which a group of pencil-pushing employees are locked in their workplace for 72 hours and must vote for one of them to receive a $50,000 bonus. The company's JD Roth, Todd Nelson and Adam Greener are serving as executive producers. Additional details weren't specified.


UNTITLED GEORGE HAMILTON PROJECT (TV Land, New!) - George Hamilton is developing a reality series at the network which would follow the infamously tangelo actor and his thirtysomething son Ashley, both perpetual bachelors, as the former's other son, 10-year-old George Thomas, comes to live with them in Los Angeles. Dubbed a reality version of "Two and a Half Men," said effort comes from Bunim-Murray Productions. No other specifics were given.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [june 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DAD CAMP (VH1)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH FORWARD (ABC)
· HOUSE OF LIES (SHOWTIME)
· INCURABLES, THE (A AND E)
· INTERVENTION (A AND E)
· LOVE BITES (NBC)
· MY BOYS (TBS)
· OCD PROJECT, THE (VH1)
· OFFICE BONUS (VH1)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· UNTITLED GEORGE HAMILTON PROJECT (TV LAND)





[04/19/18 - 11:00 AM]
Tony and Emmy Award Winner Tyne Daly Joins the Cast of "Murphy Brown" When It Returns to CBS
Daly will play Phyllis, the sister of the beloved, deceased bar owner Phil from the original series, and it's evident that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

[04/19/18 - 10:32 AM]
Johnny Galecki's "SciJinks" Premiering Wednesday, May 16 on Science Channel
Galecki orchestrates a team of inventive scientists who use science to feed people's minds, and to mess with their heads.

[04/19/18 - 10:16 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Series Pickup for "First Wives Club"
A cast announcement will be made in the coming weeks.

[04/19/18 - 10:02 AM]
Sundance Now Acquires Critically-Acclaimed Scripted Comedy "Motherland" from Lionsgate
The critically-acclaimed series, written and created by Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, and Graham and Helen Linehan, will make its exclusive U.S. debut with the first two episodes premiering on the service Thursday, May 10.

[04/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Original Series "Strange Angel" to Launch on Thursday, June 14
Based on George Pendle's book of the same name, the series is inspired by the real life story of Jack Parsons and explores the dramatic intersection between genius and madness, science and science fiction.

[04/19/18 - 09:33 AM]
ABC's "The Gong Show" Is Set to Return for Its Second Fabulous Season
Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers stars as the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland.

[04/19/18 - 09:02 AM]
"Rellik" Episode Three Available to Stream Early
Immediately following the debut of episode two tomorrow night, episode three of the six-part limited series will be available to stream on MAX On Demand and MAX GO, as well as through partners' streaming platforms.

[04/19/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Trailer for Netflix Film "Anon" - Starring Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried
Sal Frieland (Owen) is a detective in a world with no privacy, ignorance, or anonymity; where everyone's lives are transparent, traceable, and recorded by the authorities; where crime almost ceases to exist.

[04/19/18 - 08:51 AM]
The Astronomical Hunt for Treasure Continues in an All-New Season of Discovery Channel's "Cooper's Treasure"
Darrell Miklos, treasure hunter by trade and by birth, sets out once again to unearth sunken riches in an all-new season this summer.

[04/19/18 - 08:43 AM]
"1968," A Four-Part CNN Original Series Event, Debuts Sunday, May 27, at 9 P.M. ET
Tom Hanks, Gloria Steinem, Dan Rather and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are among those interviewed.

[04/19/18 - 08:34 AM]
Lara Spencer Experiences an Entire City in One Weekend in Travel Channel Special "Eat, Drink, Haggle"
The special follows Spencer as she seeks out a city's best-kept secrets for mouth-watering foods, decadent cocktails and wallet-friendly flea market deals.

[04/19/18 - 08:19 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off NBC's "Voice" Special
A special Wednesday episode of the Peacock's franchise boosts the Peacock last night.

[04/19/18 - 06:06 AM]
Amazon Studios Greenlights "Utopia," Signs Gillian Flynn to Overall Deal
"Utopia" is based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly.

[04/18/18 - 06:01 PM]
National Geographic Announces Mary Shelley, Creator of Frankenstein's Monster, As the Subject for Third Season of Critically Acclaimed Scripted Anthology Series "Genius"
A brilliant thinker, radical intellectual and proto-feminist, Mary Shelley (1797-1851) brought to life one of the most enduring stories of the modern age while still a teenager.

[04/18/18 - 05:16 PM]
"Brockmire" Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum... Really
The iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y.