or


[08/09/10 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 9
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!


BREAKOUT KINGS (A&E) - Serinda Swan ("Smallville") has joined the cast of the FOX-turned-A&E drama, about a team of former cons working with U.S. Marshals. She'll play Erica Reed, "an expert at finding people who don't want to be found -- then killing them." Swan's addition fills the void left by Nicole Steinwedell, who co-starred in the FOX pilot but won't continue on the series.


CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS) - Creator Anthony E. Zuiker has resumed day-to-day involvement on the franchise, following a five-year absence. There he'll work alongside showrunner Carol Mendelsohn, who's been at the helm of the series since 2002.


ENLIGHTENED (HBO) - Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs") has signed on to helm two episodes of the upcoming comedy, about "a self-destructive woman (Laura Dern) who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life, which creates havoc at home and work." Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Timm Sharp and Amy Hill co-star in the half-hour, which comes from creator Mike White. Separately, Demme is developing "The Long Fall" at the pay channel, based on Walter Mosley's detective novels, alongside Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone. Demme is co-writing the script with Mosley and is also attached to direct.


OFF THE MAP (ABC) - "Friday Night Lights" alum Zach Gilford has joined the cast of the midseason drama, about a tiny town in the South American jungle which has one understaffed, under-stocked medical clinic. He'll play a plastic surgeon, an "all-American frat boy," who comes to work at the clinic. Enrique Murciano played a similar role in the original pilot, whose character is being written out.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BREAKOUT KINGS (A AND E)
· CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ENLIGHTENED (HBO)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· OFF THE MAP (ABC)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)









[12/22/14 - 08:14 AM]
A&E Presents "Duck Dynasty," "Wahlburgers" and Series Premiere of "Donnie Loves Jenny"
Look for all three series back-to-back beginning Wednesday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[12/22/14 - 07:36 AM]
Destination America Expands Weekend Wrestling Lineup with Addition of "TNA Wrestling's Greatest Matches"
With a special live broadcast, "Impact Wrestling" debuts on Destination America on Wednesday, January 7 from 9-11 PM ET, televised from New York City's legendary Manhattan Center.

[12/22/14 - 07:04 AM]
Syfy Acquires New Unscripted Series "Troy: Street Magic," Featuring One of England's Hottest Young Magicians
The 10-part series showcases 25-year-old magician Troy Von Scheibner as he hits the streets of London to astound unsuspecting locals, tourists and hipsters alike with his distinctive blend of close-up magic and spectacular stunts.

[12/21/14 - 07:16 PM]
Bengals-Steelers to Be NBC "Sunday Night Football" Game on December 28
The final Week 17 NFL schedule will be announced following the Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals game tomorrow night.

[12/21/14 - 10:00 AM]
2014 "Thursday Night Football" Season on CBS and NFL Network Earns Overnight Ratings Increase of 45% Over Last Year
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/21/14 - 09:11 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Evening with "Thursday Night Football" Special
The Eye's primetime NFL coverage wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/21/14 - 08:56 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," With Host Amy Adams, Was the #1 Big 4 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night in Both Households and 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, December 20.

[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 05:41 PM]
NBC Shuffles Its Friday Lineup; "Constantine" to Open Night
Beginning January 16, look for "Constantine" at 8:00/7:00c followed by "Grimm" at 9:00/8:00c and "Dateline NBC" at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.