or


[08/03/11 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 3
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!


40 (HBO) - Michael Rapaport ("The War at Home") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about "four lifelong friends who help each other navigate life at 40, which isn't all they expected it to be." He'll play one of them, a married, neurotic everyman. Ed Burns also stars in the half-hour from Doug Ellin.


90210 (The CW) - Sarah Hagan ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is the latest actress to score a role on the show's upcoming fourth season. She'll play Alana, "one of Naomi's (AnnaLynne McCord) new sorority sisters at California University [who] is described as a born leader who proudly flaunts her extensive vocabulary and book smarts." Other new faces this season include Justin Deeley and Megalyn Echikunwoke.


AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX) - Tim Minear, Jennifer Salt, James Wong and Jessica Sharzer have all been tapped as writers on the upcoming drama. Minear will serve as consulting producer with Salt and Wong as a co-executive producers and Sharzer as a supervising producer. Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk co-created the hour and are executive producing.


BAG OF BONES (A&E) - Anika Noni Rose ("The Good Wife") has scored a role on the upcoming mini-series. She'll play Sara Tidwell, "a blues singer who haunts a bestselling novelist (Pierce Brosnan) embroiled in a bitter custody battle." Anabeth Gish and Melissa George also star in the project, based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, from director Mick Garris and writer Matt Venne.


GAME OF THRONES (HBO) - German actor Tom Wlaschiha ("Enemy at the Gates") is the latest addition to show's upcoming second season. He'll play Jaqen, "one of the criminals being transported along with Arya (Maisie Williams) to The Wall."


A GIFTED MAN (CBS) - Raul Esparza, Tom Nelis, Jenna Stern and Brian Curlan are among the initial wave of guest stars set for the series, co-star Patrick Wilson revealed during the show's panel at the TCA Summer Press Tour. No details about their roles however were given.


THE MANZANIS (ABC, New!) - "Dancing With the Stars" alumnus Kirstie Alley is set to star in a potential multi-camera comedy at the Alphabet about "a very opinionated wife/mother who, along with her family, the Manzanis, moves to repressed country-club town." Marco Pennette and Dave Flebotte are behind the multi-camera project, from ABC Studios and the studio-based Brillstein Entertainment. Said effort was originally set up at the network last year but ultimately didn't move forward and was redeveloped with Alley in mind. Pennette and Flebotte then will executive produce alongside Brillstein's new TV president JoAnn Alfano, Aaron Kaplan and Alley's manager Jason Weinberg.


THE MIDDLE (ABC) - Ray Romano is set to reteam with his "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-star Patricia Heaton in the show's third season opener. He'll play Nicky Kohlbrenner, "a guy from Frankie's (Heaton) past who single-handedly ruined Frankie and Mike's (Neil Flynn) honeymoon." Said one-hour season premiere airs Wednesday, September 21.


NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA) - Jason Gedrick ("Desperate Housewives") has booked a three-episode arc on the summer drama. He'll play Dr. J.D. Aldrigde, "Dani's former grad school professor who unexpectedly falls back into her life" who also "butts heads with Marc Blucas' Matt, her onetime fling and obvious soulmate." His first appearance is slated for the show's August 17 installment.


REVENGE (ABC) - Robbie Amell ("How I Met Your Mother") has landed a recurring role on the freshman drama. He'll play Adam, "a wealthy lad on track to attend Yale who becomes involved in a messy love triangle with rich girl Charlotte Grayson (Christa B. Allen) and blue-collar boy Declan Porter (Connor Paolo)," beginning with the show's second episode.


UNFORGETTABLE (CBS) - Annie Parisse ("Law & Order") is set to recur on the freshman drama, the show's producers revealed during their session of the TCA Summer Press Tour. She'll play the girlfriend/fiancee of Dylan Walsh's character, who was previously involved with Poppy Montgomery's Carrie Wells.


UNTITLED SANAA HAMRI PROJECT (ABC Family, New!) - Sanaa Hamri, Jaylynn Bailey and Terry Rossio are set to team for a potential musical telefilm at the cable channel. Said effort revolves around Harper Hutton, "who drinks a mysterious elixir that shaves decades off of her life. Under a spell, she attends the wedding of her estranged daughter in disguise, with the intent of stopping her from marrying a playboy." Hamri will direct from a script by Bailey and Rossio with Debra Martin Chase ("Just Wright") executive producing alongside Hamri and Rossio.






  [august 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 40 (HBO)
· 90210 (CW)
· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BAG OF BONES (A AND E)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GIFTED MAN, A (CBS)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· LOVESTRUCK: THE MUSICAL (ABC FAMILY)
· MANZANIS, THE (ABC)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· NECESSARY ROUGHNESS (USA)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· UNFORGETTABLE (A AND E)
· WAR AT HOME, THE (FOX)





[05/21/19 - 02:02 PM]
The Milestone 10th Season of "MasterChef" Kicks Off with Another Crop of Talented Home Cooks
This season, the judges take the series to new heights, selecting just 20 incredible home cooks from a batch of top-notch culinary talent.

[05/21/19 - 01:41 PM]
CBS Is America's Most-Watched Network in 2018-2019 for Third Consecutive Season Across Primetime, Daytime and Late Night
CBS further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/19 - 12:18 PM]
Oxygen Presents New Series "License to Kill" Hosted by Dr. Terry Dubrow on Sunday, June 23 at 7PM ET/PT
The series chronicles the harrowing accounts of patients put into jeopardy by medical professionals' insidious use of their expertise.

[05/21/19 - 11:13 AM]
Bravo and Oxygen Roll Out Robust Slate of New Digital Intiatives in 2019
Bravo and Oxygen announced several new digital initiatives that will roll out this year, including loyalty programs for both networks, and the launch of 11 new and returning video series.

[05/21/19 - 09:51 AM]
NBC Wins the September-to-May Season in 18-49 for the 5th Time in 6 Years
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/19 - 09:30 AM]
Werewolves Join Zombies and Cheerleaders as the "Mighty Shrimp" in "Zombies 2," the Eagerly Awaited Disney Channel Original Movie Sequel
Actors Pearce Joza, Chandler Kinney and top social media personality Ariel Martin will join the cast of the Disney Channel Original Movie, debuting next year.

[05/21/19 - 09:02 AM]
Season Four of Popular HLN Original Docu-Series "Death Row Stories" Premieres Sunday, June 2
Formerly on CNN, now exclusively airing on HLN, the eight-episode original series explores the fallibility of the ultimate criminal penalty, capital punishment.

[05/21/19 - 08:12 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
"The Voice" and "The Bachelorette" both lead the night among adults 18-49.

[05/21/19 - 08:12 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Marks the 50-Year Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in "Smithsonian Time Capsule: Beyond Stonewall"
The documentary premieres Monday, June 24 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[05/21/19 - 07:48 AM]
Video: Episode Titles & Trailers - "Black Mirror" Season 5
As previously announced, the new season rolls out Wednesday, June 5 on Netflix.

[05/21/19 - 07:31 AM]
Date Announce & New Images: "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance" on Netflix
Leading the voice cast are Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.

[05/21/19 - 06:32 AM]
CBS' "The Late Late Show with James Corden" Returns to London to Broadcast Special Episodes from the Historic Central Hall Westminster, June 17-20
The London broadcasts will feature Gillian Anderson, Millie Bobby Brown, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Lily James, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Simon Pegg, Sophie Turner and more.

[05/21/19 - 06:01 AM]
Starz Announces July 14th Global Premiere Date and Releases Official Key Art for "Sweetbitter" Season Two
Ella Purnell, Caitlin FitzGerald, Tom Sturridge and Paul Sparks co-star in the new season.

[05/21/19 - 06:01 AM]
Video: Trailer & Key Art Debut - "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" - Launching on Netflix June 7
Inspired by the books of Armistead Maupin, the Netflix limited series begins a new chapter in the beloved story.

[05/21/19 - 06:01 AM]
"CMT Crossroads" Returns to Downtown Nashville with Star-Studded Summer Block Party Featuring Brooks & Dunn and Friends Premiering Friday, June 28 at 10PM ET
Fans are invited to attend the "CMT Crossroads" taping on Tuesday, June 4, at the corner of 5th and Broadway in downtown Nashville.