or


[05/17/13 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 17
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!


PEDRO & MARIA (ABC, New!) - The America Ferrera-produced import of the telenovela - a modern day "Romeo & Juliet" where "he is a second generation Dominican from the mean streets of Washington Heights and she is a Puerto Rican whose parents made millions as real estate developers" - has found a new home at the Alphabet where it is being eyed as a limited series. Said effort was originally developed by MTV in 2010 where audience members would have had the ability to vote and decide on the direction the characters and story lines will take. Ben Silverman also serves as an executive producer alongside Take Fountain's Ferrera via his Electus banner. Quiara Alegria Hudes ("In the Heights") was previously attached to pen the script. (THR.com)


UNTITLED RAY WILLIAM JOHNSON PROJECT (FX, New!) - YouTube sensation Ray William Johnson - best known "Equals Three," in which he offers snarky commentary on viral videos - is developing a new comedy at the cable channel. Said effort is being penned by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller with Johnson receiving a co-creator credit. No specifics were given about the project, which will also be executive produced by Dave Becky and Troy Zien of 3 Arts Entertainment. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Amazon reportedly has given series pickups to its comedy pilots "Alpha House" and "Betas" (Deadline.com); "Mike & Molly" creator Mark Roberts is stepping down as showrunner of the CBS comedy to focus on other projects (Deadline.com); and Cristin Milioti, fresh off being revealed as the title character on "How I Met Your Mother," will be a series regular next season (TVLine.com).






  [may 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ALPHA HOUSE (AMAZON)
· BETAS (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· PEDRO & MARIA (ABC)
· UNTITLED RAY WILLIAM JOHNSON PROJECT (FX)









[04/20/14 - 09:17 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Ten Commandments" Top Easter Weekend
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/20/14 - 08:50 AM]
"Dateline Saturday Night Mystery" Matches NBC's Highest Adult 18-49 Rating in Its Slot, Excluding Sports, in 19 Months
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 19.

[04/19/14 - 09:02 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "Shark Tank," "20/20"
The Alphabet's veteran newsmagazine posts big gains from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/19/14 - 08:34 AM]
"Hannibal" Is Up 29% Week to Week in Adults 18-49 with Its Top Result in Three Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/19/14 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Wins 3rd Straight Friday with the Top 2 TV Shows - "20/20" Surges to 2nd-Highest Ratings This Season
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 18.

[04/18/14 - 03:21 PM]
ESPN NFL Programming Highlights - "Draft Academy" Debuts April 22
Projected first-round picks Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Marqise Lee will be part of the four-week series.

[04/18/14 - 12:09 PM]
First Lady Michelle Obama and Kellie Pickler Guest Star on "Nashville"
Said installment revolves around a charity concert at Fort Campbell.

[04/18/14 - 11:25 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" to Celebrate 40th Anniversary on Feb. 15, 2015
Past and present cast members, as well as special and musical guests from the show's incredible five-decade run, will appear on the telecast, with the specific lineup of guests to be determined in the coming months.

[04/18/14 - 10:56 AM]
New truTV Series "The Carbonaro Effect," Starring Comic Magician Michael Carbonaro, Set To Premiere Thursday, May 15th at 10pm ET/PT
The new 12-episode and hilarious series follows Carbonaro as he tricks, amazes and amuses the unsuspecting public.

[04/18/14 - 10:21 AM]
TLC Stitches Up Season Two, And Says I Do to More "Something Borrowed, Something New"
Season three, currently scheduled to premiere in November, promises to deliver more tears shed over old shredded threads.

[04/18/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "The Normal Heart" - Trailer (HBO Films)
The trailer will air this Sunday, April 20 just before "Game of Thrones" at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/18/14 - 10:02 AM]
Ariana Grande, Austin Mahone, Becky G, Zendaya, R5 and Fifth Harmony to Perform at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards
"Disney Channel Presents The Radio Disney Music Awards," a television special originating from the event, will be presented Sunday, April 27 on Disney Channel.

[04/18/14 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for 7th Season in July
Season 7 will also introduce new judge, Lois Burwell, a renowned Academy-Award winning makeup artist known for her work on Lincoln, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse and War of the Worlds.

[04/18/14 - 09:30 AM]
Shakira to Sing "Empire" from New Self-Titled Album on Live Tuesday, April 22 Telecast of "The Voice"
In addition to the Grammy Award-winning Shakira, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will perform a song with their respective teams on the April 22 telecast.

[04/18/14 - 08:43 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Scores Its Best-Ever Numbers at 11:35 p.m.
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, April 17.