or


[08/16/10 - 06:58 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 16
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!


COMMON LAW (USA) - Michael Ealy ("FlashForward") is the first to be cast on the drama pilot, about "two cops with a problem ... each other." He'll play one of them, Travis Marks, "a maverick ladies' man who served time in juvie." He can't stand his partner Wes Mitchell so their Captain sends them to couples therapy. Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley are behind the project, which comes from CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment.


DEXTER (Showtime) - Chris Vance ("Burn Notice") has landed a recurring role on the show's upcoming fifth season. He'll play Cole, "a meticulous, physically fit, well-spoken personal aide to a famous businessman," in at least three episodes. It's not clear when his first episode will air.


GOSSIP GIRL (The CW) - Sam Page ("Greek") is set to turn up on the upcoming season of the netlet's signature soap. He'll play Serena's (Blake Lively) new love interest in a multi-episode arc set to begin in October. No other details were given.


LIFE & TIMES OF TIM (HBO) - The pay channel has reportedly ordered a third season of the animated comedy, despite passing two months ago. Producer MRC Studios took the series to Comedy Central, Adult Swim and TBS before HBO ultimately decided to bring it back for another 10 episodes. Steve Dildarian, Leynete Cariapa, Mike Clements, Jimmy Miller and Tom Werner are the executive producers.


RAISING HOPE (FOX) - Kate Micucci ("'Til Death") is returning to the freshman comedy as Shelly, "the owner of a baby and doggy day care center." The actress was originally cast in the pilot as Michelle, the cousin of Lucas Neff's character. The role was subsequently recast as male, with Skyler Stone ultimately taking over. Executive producer Greg Garcia nevertheless remained high on Micucci and constructed the new character for her to play.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· COMMON LAW (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
· FLASH FORWARD (ABC)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· GREEK (ABC FAMILY)
· LIFE & TIMES OF TIM, THE (HBO)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)











[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 10:40 AM]
Pizza Aficionados Sal Basille and Francis Garcia Return to Travel the Country on a Culinary Expedition in Cooking Channel's "Pizza Masters"
The six-episode series launches Friday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.