or


[06/24/11 - 10:16 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 24
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!


CALIFORNICATION (Showtime) - Natalie Zea ("Justified") is set to recur on the comedy's upcoming fifth season. She'll play a new love interest for David Duchovny's character however no other details were given. The actress recently reupped her deal on the FX series to continue on for the foreseeable future. Zea guest starred in the "Justified" pilot before being upped to series regular in a two-year deal.


LAST H.O.P.E. (Showtime, New!) - Dave Digilio has snagged a script order from the pay channel about the Last Hospital On Planet Earth. Parkes/MacDonald Productions, which has a first-look deal with Universal Media Studios, is producing. The company's Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold then will presumably executive produce alongside Digilio.


LIBERTY (Lifetime, New!) - Amy Holden Jones has landed a new drama at the cable channel about Liberty Kincaid, "a gifted physician and hospital sheriff who not only ensures care for her own patients but also for those being treated by other doctors." Said hour, from Universal Media Studios and Parkes/MacDonald Productions, was originally set up at NBC. Jones then will executive produce alongside Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold.


THE REPUBLIC OF PIRATES (NBC, New!) - Jim Hart and Amanda Wells have booked a period drama at NBC about "the world's most notorious pirates as they forge their own rogue nation, called New Providence, which became the first democracy in the Americas." Tom Fontana is supervising the hour, set during 1715 to 1725, which is based on Colin Woodard's book of the same name. Universal Media Studios and Parkes/MacDonald Productions are producing with the latter's Walter Parkes, Laurie MacDonald and Ted Gold executive producing alongside Fontana.


YEAR ZERO (HBO) - Screenwriter Jim Uhls ("Fight Club") has been tapped to write the long-in-the-works mini-series, a small screen take on Nine Inch Nails' 2007 album of the same name. He'll take over for Daniel Knauf, who was originally attached. The concept recording, which criticizes contemporary policies of the United States government by presenting a dystopian vision of the year 2022, has already been adapted into an alternate reality game. Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown are executive producing alongside Trent Reznor for HBO and BBC Worldwide Productions.






  [june 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· CROSSBONES (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· JUSTIFIED (FX)
· LAST HOPE (SHOWTIME)
· LIBERTY (LIFETIME)
· YEAR ZERO (HBO)





[08/24/16 - 03:32 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Britney Spears Biopic
Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime.

[08/24/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Live with Kelly" Kicks Off 2016-17 Season on September 5, 2016
As the exciting search for Kelly's new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show.

[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads the Way in Season Two of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, "Underground" from Sony Pictures Television
Aisha Hinds has been cast as a recurring guest star in the pioneering role of Harriet Tubman.

[08/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
NASCAR and Nickelodeon Wave Green Flag for Third Season of "Hammer Down"
Premiering Friday, September 23 at 9:30/8:30c on Nicktoons, the third season of "NASCAR Hammer Down" features eight, 15-minute episodes.

[08/24/16 - 12:15 PM]
Investigation Discovery to Showcase Criminal Trial of Jason McCrary in Sixth and Final Installment of Serialized Docu-Series "The Vanishing Women"
Look for the season finale of Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 11:20 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
Look for the world premiere of a new compilation special, "9/11: The Longest War."

[08/24/16 - 11:19 AM]
"Catching Kelce Preview Special" Airs Following New Episode of "WAGS" This Sunday, August 28
"Catching Kelce" will then premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:39 AM]
Video: Discovery Releases First Teaser for "Taking Fire"
The five-part series will now premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:03 AM]
Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" Goes Live for the First Time Ever
The highly-anticipated season 3 of "Lip Sync Battle" premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 09:52 AM]
Music Superstar Ciara Completes Celebrity Judges Panel for the 96th Miss America Competition Live Broadcast
Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster, musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges.

[08/24/16 - 09:46 AM]
GSN's Horror-Themed Game "Hellevator" Returns for Its Second Season with a Special Four-Week Network Event Beginning Friday, October 7 at 9 PM
The series is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate.

[08/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: New Teaser and World Premiere Time Revealed for BBC America's "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"
In addition, the network has announced a series of programming stunts, including an original "Star Trek" anniversary celebration, to premiere in the build up to the new series launch.

[08/24/16 - 09:19 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights Series from James Davis
Davis, host of "Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis," Comedy Central's most watched Snapchat original series, grew up "hood-adjacent" and brings his unique, urban point-of-view to the new weekly series set to premiere in January 2017.

[08/24/16 - 09:16 AM]
Chart-Topping Breakout Artists Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham To Perform at the 2016 "MTV VMA Pre-Show" Live from the Red Carpet at MSG on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV's upcoming live music series, "Wonderland."

[08/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late Than Never" Top Charts
NBC leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.