[11/05/10 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 5
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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OUTNUMBERED (FOX) - Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty") is the first to be cast in the comedy pilot, about two parents who are overwhelmed by their three kids. She'll play the mother, Sue Tulley, "a frazzled, at-her-wit's-end, working mother of three, a multi-tasker by necessity and somewhat of a hot-head." Said half-hour is based on the U.K. series of the same name, which featured Claire Skinner in the mother role. Larry Charles is directing the project from a script by Barbara Wallace and Thomas R. Wolfe with 20th Century Television, Chernin Entertainment and Hat Trick Productions co-producing. FOX previously took a stab at a domestic take in 2008 with Brooke Bloom and Ken Marino in the lead roles.

UNTITLED MARK WILSON/PATRICK MCKENNA PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Actors-turned-writers Mark Wilson and Patrick McKenna have booked an ensemble cop drama at the Eye set in a Canadian-U.S. cross-border town. Canadian broadcaster CTV is co-producing the potential hour, which comes from White Pines Pictures ("The Border"), as part of a script development deal the company inked with CBS back in August. Wilson and McKenna will co-write the script under the supervision of David Barlow who will executive produce alongside White Pines principal Peter Raymont. Said company previously booked "One U.N. Plaza," a drama "set against the backdrop of the United Nations in New York City," at the network during the last development cycle which didn't move forward.

UNTITLED RUSSELL PETERS PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Comedian Russell Peters (Showtime's "Comics Without Borders") is set to be the focus of a potential comedy at the network loosely based on his life. Rob Long ("Cheers") is on board to pen the script to the project, which comes from Universal Media Studios. American Work's Ravi Nandan and Scot Armstrong will also executive produce alongside Long and Peters. Peters "was raised in Canada to parents who had immigrated from India, was married earlier this year and is expecting his first child in 2011." In addition to hosting "Borders," Peters toplined his own stand-up special ("Red, White and Brown") on Showtime in 2008.

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (The CW) - Executive producer Kevin Williamson has inked a hefty three-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The pact, financial details of which weren't released, calls for the prolific writer/producer to remain at the helm of the CW hit as well as develop new series projects for the studio.

  [november 2010]  


[11/30/15 - 12:54 PM]
"Kobe Bryant's Muse" to Re-Air on Showtime(R) Tomorrow Night as Part of the Network's Sports Line-Up
The film includes intimate and exclusive footage in the aftermath of Bryant's shoulder injury which ended his 2014-2015 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

[11/30/15 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Announces Winter and Spring Scheduling Plans
Highlights include the launch of "Angel from Hell" on Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[11/30/15 - 12:17 PM]
Premiere of Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Is the #1 Primetime Cable TV Telecast of 2015 in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/30/15 - 11:33 AM]
Hulu's "Seinfeld: The Apartment" Fan Experience to Return in Los Angeles
"Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th - 20.

[11/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Family Announces Fourth Season Pick-up of Hit Drama Series, "The Fosters"
The critically acclaimed family drama will premiere all-new episodes from the third season on Monday, January 25.

[11/30/15 - 11:06 AM]
Bravo Media Walks Down the Aisle with Four New Couples in the Super-Sized Season Three Premiere of "Newlyweds: The First Year" January 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 6.

[11/30/15 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders a Third Season of Hit Animated Series "Star Wars Rebels"
To date, "Star Wars Rebels" ranks as Disney XD's #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11.

[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:02 AM]
All the Legends Are True in the ABC Family Series Premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 P.M., EST/PST
Plus: "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.