or


[01/24/12 - 11:23 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 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!


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (ABC) - Jonathan E. Steinberg's take on the classic fairy tale has been ordered to pilot by the Alphabet. Said project, set up at ABC Studios, is detailed as being "set in a mythical, dangerous world wherein a beautiful and tough Princess discovers an unlikely connection with a mysterious beast." Gary Fleder and Mary Beth Basile of Mojo Films are executive producing alongside Steinberg. Said project is not to be confused with The CW's "Beauty and the Beast" pilot, which is a revival of the cult 1987-1990 series on CBS. (Deadline.com)


FIRST CUT (A.K.A. UNTITLED JENNIE SNYDER URMAN PROJECT) (The CW) - The Jennie Snyder Urman-penned drama, about "a brand new doctor who, glad to leave her nerdy past behind for a fresh start in the adult professional world, discovers that, sadly and comically, life at the hospital where she works is no different than high school," has received the green light to produce a pilot. CBS Television Studios is behind the hour, which is being executive produced by Urman and Dan Jinks. (Deadline.com)


LIKE FATHER... (A.K.A. UNTITLED BILL LAWRENCE PROJECT) (FOX) - Bill Lawrence's comedy, centering on a father-son relationship, has formally been ordered to pilot by the network. Lawrence will also direct the single-camera project as well as executive produce alongside Doozer's Jeff Ingold for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


RAY DONOVAN (Showtime) - Paula Malcomson ("Caprica") has booked the female lead on the drama pilot, about Hollywood's best professional "fixer" (Liev Schreiber), who's called in to solve the complicated, confidential and controversial problems of the city's elite. She'll play his wife, Abby, "a Boston tough girl who is still finding it hard to assimilate into the fast lane of Hollywood." Allen Coulter is helming the hour from a script by Ann Biderman. Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Select Fox Television Stations - including WNYW New York and KTTV Los Angeles - are set to carry a six-week test run of Bethenny Frankel's Telepictures talk show this summer (BroadcastingCable.com); former Sony Pictures Television executive Jeanie Bradley has been tapped to oversee Jennifer Love Hewitt's Fedora Films, home to her upcoming series "The Client List" (Deadline.com); "The Ricki Lake Show" is now a go in 93% of the country, including all top 50 markets (Variety.com); Madchen Amick will guest on "In Plain Sight" as "a savvy political operator who comes to Albuquerque with news about the office" (EW.com); and Scotty McCreery will play himself on the April 23 installment of "Hart of Dixie," where he'll sing his hit country single "The Trouble With Girls" (HuffingtonPost.com).






  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (ABC)
· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW)
· BETHENNY (SYNDICATION)
· CAPRICA (SYFY)
· CLIENT LIST, THE (LIFETIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMILY OWENS, MD (CW)
· HART OF DIXIE (CW)
· IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA)
· LIKE FATHER… (FOX)
· RAY DONOVAN (SHOWTIME)
· RICKI LAKE SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)











[09/02/14 - 03:36 PM]
New "Supernatural" Season 10 Poster Revealed!
The new season of "Supernatural" kicks off Tuesday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/02/14 - 01:59 PM]
FOX Sports Continues Soccer Lineup with 2016 UEFA EURO Qualifiers
Starting in September and spanning through November, FOX Sports and its family of networks have 54 live games over the first four qualifying match days, in addition to several international friendlies.

[09/02/14 - 01:59 PM]
Discovery Is "All-In, All-Night" with Three Hours of Poker Themed Programming on September 10th
The cable channel will up the ante with three brand new specials as a part of poker themed night.

[09/02/14 - 01:41 PM]
CBS Sports and NFL Network "Run This Town" for Thursday Night Football Open with Music Featuring Rihanna and Narration by Don Cheadle
The 16-game "Thursday Night Football" schedule kicks off on September 11 with the Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday doubleheader on December 20.

[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
Netflix Orders Third Season of "Hemlock Grove"
Showrunner Charles H. (Chic) Eglee will return for the ten-episode final season which is slated to premiere on Netflix in 2015.

[09/02/14 - 01:20 PM]
"Houdini" Mesmerizies 3.7 Million Viewers
History spins the numbers for Monday, September 1.

[09/02/14 - 01:07 PM]
New Series "Live Free or Die" Follows Five Americans Who Left Their Mainstream Lives to Survive off the Land, Premieres Sept. 30 at 10 PM
National Geographic Channel's new series examines one of America's most remote subcultures, following five individuals living in the country's backwoods and swamps with few of the trappings of modern society.

[09/02/14 - 12:11 PM]
TNT Announces Restaurants Set to Participate in New Series "On the Menu," Premiering Friday, Oct. 3
Host Ty Pennington and legendary Chef Emeril Lagasse headline the series in which everyday cooks will vie for the chance to have their own dishes served in major restaurant chains across the country.

[09/02/14 - 12:07 PM]
Get Ready for Football Season with Birchbox Man and "The League"
All Birchbox Man subscribers will receive the box, containing everything they need from the best in grooming and lifestyle in preparation for the big game.

[09/02/14 - 12:03 PM]
Top Five Home Cooks Named on "MasterChef"
Plus: auditions for season six begin Saturday, September 13 in San Francisco and San Diego.

[09/02/14 - 11:42 AM]
WatchESPN Launches to Mediacom, Suddenlink, NCTC and NTTC Customers
Access to WatchESPN is now currently available to 75 million households nationwide.

[09/02/14 - 11:22 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network to Premiere Eight New Shows This Fall
Highlights include "Lakefront Bargain Hunt," premiering Sunday, September 14 at 8:00/7:00c on HGTV.

[09/02/14 - 11:02 AM]
Spike TV Presents a Compelling Inside Look at the Life of America's Greatest Daredevil, Evel Knievel
The 90-minute special will premiere on Spike TV Wednesday, September 10 at 11:00/10:00c.

[09/02/14 - 10:30 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "MasterChef," "American Ninja Warrior" Top Demos
FOX and NBC both share the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/02/14 - 10:20 AM]
ABC Family Scares Up Some Fun During Its 16th Annual "13 Nights pf Halloween" Holiday Programming Event, Airing October 19th - 31st
The fright fest features brand-new Halloween-themed episodes of "Melissa & Joey" and "Baby Daddy," an all-new "Pretty Little Liars" fan appreciation special, plus the hilariously scary prank specials "Freak Out."