or


[01/19/12 - 10:47 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 19
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!


SAVE ME (NBC) - Anne Heche has been tapped for the lead role in the single-comedy pilot, about a woman who lets herself go while in a broken marriage goes through a transformation where she becomes the best version of herself and creates miracles along the way. Her casting lifts said contingency off the pilot's production. John Scott Shepherd penned the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour with Original Film's Neal Moritz and Vivian Cannon also serving as executive producers. Heche will likewise receive a producing credit while Scott Winant is attached to direct and executive produce. (Deadline.com)


TROOPER (A.K.A. UNTITLED ARON ELI COLEITE PROJECT) (CBS) - Aron Eli Coleite's drama, about "a common-sense mother-turned-New York state trooper," is moving forward to pilot at the Eye. Warner Bros. Television-based Bruckhimer Television is behind the hour, which Coleite, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman will executive produce with KristieAnne Reed serving as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED KARYN USHER PROJECT (FOX) - Karyn Usher has scored a pilot order for her drama, about "the orphaned 17-year-old daughter of a CIA operative who is recruited to become an operative herself by a mysterious rogue agent/assassin who serves as both her surrogate father and professional mentor in the spy world." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the hour with Mary Adelstein, Shawn Levy and Becky Clements executive producing via their 21 Laps-Adelstein Productions banner. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Julie Benz, Selma Blair, Nicole Hiltz, Jenica Bergere, Elaine Hendrix, Kate Reinders and Shawnee Smith are among the actresses testing for principal roles on the Charlie Sheen-led "Anger Management" at FX (Deadline.com); Courtney B. Vance is bound for "Revenge" in a four-episode arc as "someone who gets caught up in a public scandal and romantic entanglement that Emily (Emily VanCamp) will leverage to further her agenda" (EW.com); Christian Camargo will guest on "The Good Wife" as "a filmmaker whose documentary on suicide allegedly inspired a young girl to take her own life" (TVLine.com); Lee Thompson Young will stop by "CSI: NY" as a troubled kid-turned-successful Manhattan accountant who becomes the victim of a violent armed robbery (TVGuide.com); and Twentieth Television has cleared "Divorce Court" and "Judge Alex" through the 2013-14 season (Deadline.com).






  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ANGER MANAGEMENT (FX)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVORCE COURT (SYNDICATION)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· JUDGE ALEX (SYNDICATION)
· REVENGE (ABC)
· SAVE ME (NBC)
· TROOPER (CBS)
· UNTITLED KARYN USHER PROJECT (FOX)











[02/01/15 - 08:56 AM]
Netflix Acquires Provocative Documentary "Hot Girls Wanted" at Sundance Film Festival
The film was directed by Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus and produced by Rashida Jones, Bauer, Gradus and Brittany Huckabee.

[02/01/15 - 08:51 AM]
"NFL Honors" Is the #1 Primetime Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 31.

[02/01/15 - 08:30 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "NFL Honors" Powers Demo Victory for NBC
The Peacock's coverage leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/31/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Grimm" Retains 92% of Last Week's Rating in Adults 18-49, Which Matched Its Highest Result Since Its Season Debut
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Wins Friday with the Top 2 Shows - "20/20" Hits 10-Week Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 30.

[01/31/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Takes Home Demo Crown with "Shark Tank"
The network's reality mainstay leads the night among adults 18-49.

[01/30/15 - 11:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 30
Updates include: TBS reportedly cancels "Ground Floor" after two seasons; Busy Philipps joins "Vice Principals" at HBO; and ABC gives pilot orders to 11 projects.

[01/30/15 - 03:44 PM]
Video: "Game of Thrones" - Season 5 Trailer
The show's 10-episode fifth season kicks off on Sunday, April 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/30/15 - 02:01 PM]
Production Has Started in New Orleans on "Zoo," CBS's New Drama Series Based on James Patterson's Bestselling Novel
The series starring James Wolk, Kristen Connolly, Billy Burke, Nora Arnezeder and Nonso Anozie will premiere in summer 2015.

[01/30/15 - 01:30 PM]
HBO Greenlights Miniseries "Lewis and Clark," Starring Casey Affleck and Matthias Schoenaerts, With Production to Begin This Summer
Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman are among the executive producers.

[01/30/15 - 01:01 PM]
Airdate of March 25 Set for "Nashville: On the Record 2," One Hour Music Special Featuring Performances by the Cast and Special Superstar Guest Reba
Direct from Nashville's world famous Grand Ole Opry House, cast members of ABC's acclaimed primetime series "Nashville" will take the stage to perform songs from the show and provide candid interviews backstage.

[01/30/15 - 11:34 AM]
ABC Family Begins Production and Announces Cast of Two Comedy Pilots: "Kevin from Work" and "Tough Cookie"
Both pilots are single-camera and are shooting in Los Angeles.

[01/30/15 - 11:24 AM]
HGTV Delivers Highest Rated Wednesday Night in Its History with "Property Brothers" and "House Hunters"
HGTV spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
USA Network Announces Super Bowl Spot for "Dig"
The 15-second spot will feature clips from the international production, premiering Thursday, March 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Chart Topping Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX Will Get the Party Started for Super Bowl XLIX at "VH1 + Papa John's(R) Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops"
Joining tonight's celebration is Super Bowl XLIX's esteemed National Anthem singer Idina Menzel.