or


[11/18/11 - 10:46 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 18
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!


BODY OF PROOF (ABC) - The Alphabet has asked for three additional episodes of the Dana Delany-led drama, bringing its season total to 20 episodes. The show's sophomore run includes four installments carried over from its first season ("Missing," "Point of Origin," "Second Chances" and "Hard Knocks"). To date this fall, "Proof" is averaging 9.71 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. (THR.com)


COUGAR TOWN (ABC) - The Alphabet has reportedly rolled back the show's third season commitment from 22 to 15 episodes. Said development is the result of the today's announcement that the series won't be part of its winter schedule - as previously detailed in ABC's upfront presentation back in May - and will instead turn up in the spring. (Deadline.com)


MAN UP! (ABC) - The network reportedly plans to shut down production on the newcomer following the completion of its 13-episode order. Earlier today, the Alphabet announced midseason entry "Work It" will take over the show's Tuesday, 8:30/7:30c slot beginning January 3. Through five weeks, "Man Up!" has averaged 6.69 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49 while lead-in "Last Man Standing" has delivered 9.50 million viewers and a 2.7 adults 18-49 rating during the same stretch. (Deadline.com)


PAN AM (ABC) - The Alphabet and Sony Pictures Television are reportedly in talks to order one additional episode of the series. To date, ABC has aired eight installments from its original 13-episode order. Despite opening on par with lead-in "Desperate Housewives," said run has averaged 6.65 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49 while "Housewives" has averaged 8.99 million viewers and a 2.9 rating among adults 18-49. (Deadline.com)


SULLIVAN & SON (TBS) - Christine Ebersole ("Royal Pains") has joined the cast of the Steve Byrne-led comedy pilot, about a popular and legendary neighborhood bar in a working-class neighborhood in Pittsburgh. She'll play Carol, "a lovable drunk at the bar who perpetually overshares details of her wild life and mother to Steve's childhood friend." Dan Lauria, Brian Doyle-Murray, Valerie Azlynn, Brooke Lyons, Vivian Bang and Brian Scolaro also star in the Warner Horizon Television-based half-hour, which Ted Wass is directing from a script by Byrne himself. Rob Long, Peter Billingsley and Vince Vaughn also serve as executive producers alongside Byrne. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - FX has trimmed "American Horror Story's" two-hour, two-episode finale on December 21 to one 90-minute installment (Deadline.com); Kelly Overton and Louis Herthum are the latest werewolf additions to "True Blood" in six and five-episode arcs, respectively (Deadline.com); Courtney Ford has been tapped as a cellist who connects with Dax Shepard's Crosby on "Parenthood" (EW.com); plus Timothy Busfield will guest on "Blue Bloods" as "a likeable wealthy man who is accused of murder by his neurotic stepdaughter after the death of his second wife" (EW.com).






  [november 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· COUGAR TOWN (TBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
· MAN UP! (ABC)
· PAN AM (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· ROYAL PAINS (USA)
· SULLIVAN & SON (TBS)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· WORK IT (ABC)











[10/31/14 - 03:43 PM]
TNT Greenlights High-Octane Drama "Agent X," Starring Jeff Hephner, Sharon Stone and Gerald McRaney
The network has ordered 10 episodes for the first season of the series, with plans to launch in the second half of 2015.

[10/31/14 - 03:27 PM]
NBC Passes on Back Nine for "Bad Judge," "A to Z"
Said development will spell the end of both series after 13 episodes.

[10/31/14 - 02:08 PM]
The Season Premiere of "Mom" Delivers Series High Ratings
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 12:55 PM]
ABC to Air Charles Schulz' Animated Classic, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving," Wednesday, November 26
A special bonus cartoon from Charles M. Schulz, "This Is America, Charlie Brown: The Mayflower Voyagers," will air with the Peanuts classic.

[10/31/14 - 12:43 PM]
"Northmen - A Viking Saga" Acquired for Distribution and Premium Pay TV Deal with Starz
The film is directed by Claudio Fäh and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich.

[10/31/14 - 12:38 PM]
FOX Premieres: 30-Day Multi-Platform Totals
FOX further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/31/14 - 10:12 AM]
Iggy Azalea to Perform at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
She joins a star-studded lineup of previously announced must-see performers including 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Fergie, Lorde, One Direction, Sam Smith and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[10/31/14 - 09:36 AM]
PBS to Air Second Season of Shine International's Boisterous Sitcom "Vicious" Stateside, Summer 2015
Following a re-commission by UK broadcaster ITV, the series will return with Freddie (Sir Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Sir Derek Jacobi) delivering more biting remarks, snide comments and cruel asides.

[10/31/14 - 08:46 AM]
"Parenthood" Retains 92% of Last Week in Adults 18-49 and 97% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 08:34 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Edges CBS for Demo Crown
The Alphabet snaps the Eye's seven week win streak among adults 18-49.

[10/31/14 - 08:12 AM]
ABC Beats CBS' Thursday Night Premieres to Win the Opening Night Of the November Sweep for the 2nd Straight Year in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 30.

[10/31/14 - 07:50 AM]
Global Mystery Solved: Investigation Discovery Did It!
Since Investigation Discovery debuted in February 2008, it has been one of the fastest-growing networks in U.S. cable television and has seen a parallel growth track internationally.

[10/31/14 - 07:32 AM]
USA Network to Air Academy Award(R) Nominated Film "Do the Right Thing" with Special Introduction by Critically Acclaimed Lead Actress Rosie Perez
On Saturday, November 1, USA Network will air the Spike Lee film, that sparked a national dialogue more than two decades ago about racial tension in America and which still remains relevant today.

[10/31/14 - 03:01 AM]
Death-Defying Stunts and Famous Cars Take Center Stage in Two New Original Reality Series
"Extreme Escapes" (Saturday, November 29) and "Screen Machines" (Tuesday, December 2) are both on tap at ReelzChannel in the coming weeks.

[10/30/14 - 02:50 PM]
"The Meredith Vieira Show" Renewed for Second Season on NBC Owned Television Stations
"'The Meredith Vieira Show' has the full commitment and support of NBCUniversal and we could not be happier to bring it back for a second season," said Ed Swindler.