or


[12/05/11 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Monday, December 5
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!


EYE FOR AN EYE (FX, New!) - Ice Cube is set to star in a potential drama at the cable channel about "a veteran paramedic, who, after too many years of leaving the scenes of violent crimes with a victim struggling to live in the back of his ambulance, snaps and starts going eye for an eye." The search is underway for a writer for the project, which Cube will likewise executive produce alongside his Cube Vision partner Matt Alvarez and Prospect Park's Jeff Kwatinetz and Josh Barry. (Deadline.com)


POSEURS (The CW, New!) - Sara Rue will write and star in a potential multi-camera comedy at the netlet about "two friends - Lucy (Rue), recently dumped by her fiance, and Alexandra, freshly released from rehab - who pose as a lesbian couple and actually get married in order to stay in the nice apartment building that only allows married couples." Said half-hour is set up at Warner Bros. Television with Rue serving as a co-executive producer and her manager Alan David as a producer. (Deadline.com)


A ROPE AND A PRAYER (HBO, New!) - The kidnapping by the Taliban of two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign correspondent David Rohde is set to be the focus of a new film at the pay channel. Michelle Ashford ("The Pacific") is penning the script to the project, which is based on Rohde and wife Kristen Mulvihill's book of the same name, subtitled "A Kidnapping from Two Sides." War correspondent-turned-documentary filmmaker Greg Barker ("Koran By Heart") is on board to direct while Michael London and Janice Williams will executive produce via their Groundswell Productions banner. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Jeff Probst's upcoming syndicated talk show is now cleared in more than 70% of the country for a fall 2012 launch (Deadline.com); Aaron Sorkin's new drama for HBO reportedly has been titled as "Newsroom" (HBOWatch.com); Sage Brocklebank will play Gaston to Emilie de Ravin's Belle on "Once Upon a Time" (EOnline.com); Ryan Kwanten will guest on the Valentine's Day installment of "New Girl" (EOnline.com); Kate Burton and Kate Walsh will return to "Grey's Anatomy" in an episode that envisions "what if" Derek (Patrick Dempsey) stayed with Walsh's Addison (EW.com); Misha Collins will return for at least three episodes of "Supernatural" beginning with the show's 17th installment this season (TVLine.com); Dean Winters will guest as the brother of Will Arnett's Chris on "Up All Night" (TVGuide.com); Titus Welliver is bound for "Grimm" as "a creature who has the ability to morph into a steinadler" (TVLine.com); plus Karolina Wydra likewise will return to "House" as the title character's green card wife (TVLine.com).






  [december 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EYE FOR AN EYE (FX)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· JEFF PROBST SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· NEWSROOM, THE (HBO)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PACIFIC, THE (HBO)
· POSEURS (CW)
· ROPE & A PRAYER, A (HBO)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· UP ALL NIGHT (NBC)





[02/23/17 - 10:19 AM]
ABC's First-Ever Live Post-Oscars(R) Special, Hosted by "black-ish" Star Anthony Anderson, Airs Sunday, February 26
The Emmy-nominated actor will be joined by "Good Morning America" Co-Anchor Lara Spencer, with special contributors Joe Zee, Yahoo Style's editor-in-chief, and ABC News' Chris Connelly.

[02/23/17 - 09:46 AM]
"Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards & Gala" Primetime Special to Air on OWN Sunday, March 5
For the past decade, the star-studded celebration has been at the forefront of spotlighting Hollywood's most creative and accomplished African-American female visionaries both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

[02/23/17 - 09:31 AM]
Starz Announces Highly-Anticipated Original Series "American Gods" to Premiere in the U.S. on Sunday, April 30th at 9PM ET/PT
The series will debut publicly at the festival on March 11 at 11 AM CT at the Vimeo Theater in the Austin Convention Center followed by an extended Q&A moderated by KCRW's Elvis Mitchell.

[02/23/17 - 09:00 AM]
BBC America's "Planet Earth II" Becomes Highest Rated U.S. Nature Show
BBC America further spins the numbers for Saturday, February 18.

[02/23/17 - 08:27 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Off Demo Competition
The Alphabet's "Modern Family" remains the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[02/23/17 - 08:12 AM]
Rap Legend Rick Ross to Host and Perform at the "2017 MTV Woodies" Music Festival Live from Austin on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
Said Ross: "I'm excited to attend SXSW this year. The biggest boss is hosting the 'Woodies' and my album drops March 17. MTV, get ready."

[02/23/17 - 08:04 AM]
Former Mobsters Go Suburban in Oxygen Media's New Docu-Comedy Series "Unprotected" Premiering Tuesday, April 11 at 9PM ET/PT
The series follows the Cantarellas, a boisterous, old-school family that participated in the Federal Witness Protection Program after their testimony led to the conviction of one of the most powerful crime families in the country.

[02/23/17 - 06:47 AM]
Ten Perfect Matches, One New Game on MTV's Spinoff Series "Are You the One: All-Star Challenge"
The new series premieres Wednesday, March 22 on MTV, one week after the shocking March 15 season finale of "Are You the One?".

[02/23/17 - 06:02 AM]
Hallmark Announces Record Number of Original Holiday Films for 2017
"The Hallmark brand is synonymous with family, tradition, relationships, and romance, so for us, it makes sense to have an 'always on' holiday strategy, with the biggest holiday being Christmas," said Michelle Vicary.

[02/23/17 - 06:01 AM]
Four-Time NBA Champion John Salley Joins Hallmark Channel's "Meow Madness"
He will join previously announced Peabody Award-winning sportscaster Mary Carillo as co-announcers of the first-ever feline championship of basketball.

[02/23/17 - 05:07 AM]
Video: New "Top Gear" Trailer Announces New BBC America Premiere Date
Look for the new season on Sunday, March 12 at 8:00/7:00c followed by after show "Extra Gear."

[02/22/17 - 02:28 PM]
Descend Into a Hidden World in Smithsonian Channel's "Americans Underground: Secret City of WWI"
Look for the one-hour special on Monday, March 13 at 8:00/7:00c.

[02/22/17 - 02:00 PM]
Sonar Entertainment Enters Into First-Look TV Deal with Jordan Peele's Monkeypaw Productions
Other Sonar overall producer deals include George Clooney and Grant Heslov's Smokehouse Pictures, and Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey's Team Downey.

[02/22/17 - 02:00 PM]
Eden Brolin Elevated to Series Regular for Season Two of Freeform's "Beyond"
"As soon as Eden appeared on 'Beyond,' we knew she was something special. We're thrilled that viewers will get to learn more about Charlie in season two," said Karey Burke.

[02/22/17 - 01:06 PM]
"VH1 Hip Hop Squares" Kicks Off Monday, March 13th at 10PM ET/PT
Hosted by comedian DeRay Davis, the season kicks off Monday, March 13 with two new episodes per night for a branded "VH1 Hip Hop Squares Week."