or


[01/19/11 - 10:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 19
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!


17TH PRECINCT (A.K.A. UNTITLED RONALD MOORE PROJECT) (NBC) - The Ronald D. Moore-penned hour - "an ensemble drama in the "Hill Street Blues" vein, albeit set in the town of Excelsior, where magic and supernatural elements rule over science" - has been ordered to pilot by the Peacock. Sony Pictures Television, where Moore's overall deal is based, is producing.


BONES (FOX) - Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Green Mile") is the first to be cast in the proposed spin-off, about Walter Sherman, a former military policeman who can find anything. He'll play Walter's partner Leo Martinez, "a gentle-giant cowboy philosopher." Said hour, which will air as the 17th episode this season (entitled "The Finder"), is based on "The Locator" books written by Richard Greener.


THE LAST DAYS OF MAN (A.K.A. MAN UP) (ABC) - Jack Burditt's comedy, about "a man who tries to maintain his manliness in a world increasingly dominated by women," has snagged a pilot commitment from the Alphabet. Becky Clements, Marty Adelstein and Shawn Levy also serve as executive producers on the half-hour, which comes from 20th Century Fox Television and their studio-based 21 Laps-Adelstein banner.


THE OFFICE (NBC) - Ricky Gervais will reportedly make a cameo on the show's January 27 episode. "It's a little more than if you blink, you'll miss it, but if you don't set your TiVo right, you'll miss it," executive producer Paul Lieberstein told Vulture. "Ricky had wanted to do something [with the U.S. Office] and it felt like we shouldn't go the whole series without them connecting."


SHARK TANK (ABC) - The Alphabet will roll out the show's sophomore season on Friday, March 25 at 8:00/7:00c, where it will take over for the departing "Supernanny." The reality series features budding entrepreneurs as they "try to convince five tough, multi-millionaire tycoons (Barbara Corcoran, Kevin Harrington, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary) to part with their own hard-earned cash and give them the funding they need to jumpstart their business ideas." Said group will be joined by Jeff Foxworthy and Mark Cuban in three episodes each.


TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (ABC) - The "heart stopping competition" series, featuring "a game of cat and mouse between two teams," is set to launch Thursday, April 14 at 8:00/7:00c. Six episodes have been ordered of the project, which comes from "The Amazing Race" executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Elise Doganieri. Full details are expected to be revealed tomorrow when said date is formally announced.






  [january 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 17TH PRECINCT (NBC)
· AMAZING RACE, THE (CBS)
· BONES (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FINDER, THE (FOX)
· LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SHARK TANK (ABC)
· SUPERNANNY (ABC)
· TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN (ABC)





[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.