or


[06/23/11 - 10:56 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, June 23
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!


GAME OF THRONES (HBO) - Natalie Dormer ("The Tudors") has joined the cast of the show's upcoming second season. She'll play Margaery Tyrell, "a beautiful and shrewd young woman from the influential House Tyrell [who's] pledged to marry the late King Robert's brother, Renly Baratheon, as part of House Tyrell's support for his bid to seize the Iron Throne from King Joffrey."


A GIFTED MAN (CBS) - Pablo Schreiber ("Lights Out") has been upped to series regular on the upcoming drama. He'll continue on as Anton, "a shaman and New Age spiritual healer to Michael Holt (Patrick Wilson)," a role which he guest starred in the pilot.


THE GOOD WIFE (CBS) - Lisa Edelstein has booked her first post-"House" role on the CBS drama. She'll play "a lawyer and born poker player whose sexiness is enhanced by her obvious intelligence" in what's billed as a multi-episode arc. No other details however were confirmed.


LIFE AT THE MARMONT (HBO, New!) - Actor John Krasinski ("The Office") and Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin ("The Social Network") are developing a potential eight-hour mini-series at the pay channel about Hollywood mainstay The Chateau Marmont. Sorkin is attached to pen the project, which will be based on Raymond R. Sarlot and Fred Basten's book "Life at The Marmont" and will "tell the interconnected stories of the people who frequented the famed Hollywood landmark over several generations." He'll likewise executive produce alongside Sunday Night Productions' Krasinski, who's expected to star, and Marmont's current owner Andre Balazs and his daughter Alessandra.
OUTLAW COUNTRY (FX) - Veteran character actor Stephen Root has joined the cast of the pilot, a drama set against the backdrop of Southern organized crime and Nashville royalty. He'll play Jack Folcum, a shrewd businessman gangster associate and rival of John Hawkes's character. Luke Grimes, Haley Bennett and Mary Steenburgen co-star in the project, which is undergoing some retooling under incoming director Adam Arkin.


THE TRANSPORTER (Cinemax) - Francois Berleand, Delphine Chaneac and Rachel Skarsten have all joined the cast of the upcoming drama, a small screen take on the Jason Statham film franchise of the same name with Chris Vance taking over the role of Frank Martin. In addition, Stephen Williams ("Lost") has been tapped to helm the premiere installment. Berleand will return as Inspector Tarconi from the films while Chaneac will recur as Olivia, a reporter who knows a lot about Frank's work, and Skarsten as Delia, the daughter of someone from Frank's past. Andrea Osvart co-stars as a former CIA operative and Frank's handler.


VINYL (Showtime, New!) - Jason Smilovic and Todd Katzberg have booked a potential drama at the pay channel which explores "every aspect of the music business through multiple vantage points - from the record executives and rock stars to the drug pushers and the prostitutes, from the stage to the boardroom to the DJ booth" - in 1970s Los Angeles. Barry Levinson is on board to direct the hour, with Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas executive producing alongside Smilovic and Barry Grieff, Andy Meyer and Katzberg co-executive producing.


WEEDS (Showtime) - Andy Milder is set to reprise his role of Dean Hodes on the show's seventh season. No details about his character's return however were given. Meanwhile, Pablo Schreiber has booked a five-episode arc on the series however no other specifics were given.






  [june 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GIFTED MAN, A (CBS)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LIFE AT THE MARMONT (HBO)
· LIGHTS OUT (FX)
· LOST (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· OUTLAW COUNTRY (FX)
· TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES (TNT)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· VINYL (SHOWTIME)
· WEEDS (SHOWTIME)





[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
Megyn Kelly to Sit Down with Laverne Cox during "MEGYN KELLY presents," Airing Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
As previously announced, the special also will feature Kelly's first extensive sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.