or


[01/27/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 27
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!


FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC/20th; W: Nahnatchka Khan; D: TBA) - Nahnatchka Khan's single-camera comedy - "set in the 1990s and revolves around a Chinese family that moves to suburban Orlando" - is heading to pilot at the Alphabet. Said effort, based on Eddie Huang's memoir, "centers on hip-hop-loving Eddie, raised by an immigrant father who is obsessed with all things American and an immigrant mother who is often bewildered by white culture. With his father owning and operating an All-American Steakhouse chain, this loving family of FOB ("fresh off the boat") Taiwanese Americans try to live the American dream while still maintaining their cultural identity and sense of family." Jake Kasdan and Melvin Mar also serve as executive producers with Huang himself as a producer. (Deadline.com)


GOOD SESSION (CBS/Warner Bros.; W: John Hamburg & Matt Miller; D: TBA) - John Hamburg and Matt Miller's single-camera comedy - about "a happy couple that goes to a therapist to help them decide if they should have a baby but quickly discover they have more to discuss" - has scored a pilot commitment from the Eye. Hamburg is also attached to direct the half-hour, which comes from Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


MADAM SECRETARY (CBS/CTS; W: Barbara Hall; D: TBA) - The Morgan Freeman-produced drama - which "explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life" - has snagged a pilot order from the network. Barbara Hall penned the script for CBS Television Studios with Revelations Entertainment's Freeman, Lori McCreary and Tracy Mercer also serving as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


PUBLIC MORALS (TNT; W/D: Ed Burns) - Austin Stowell (Dolphin Tale) has snagged a role on the drama pilot, about New York City's Public Morals Division circa 1967, "where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them." He'll play Muldoon's (Ed Burns) cousin Sean O'Bannon, "a handsome, tough Irish cop who tries to keep his friends out of trouble." Elizabeth Masucci, Keith Nobbs, Lyndon Smith, Michael Rapaport, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Wass Stevens also star. (Deadline.com)


SAINT FRANCIS (ABC, New!) - Christopher Moynihan ("Man Up!") is back in business with the Alphabet for a new multi-camera comedy about "a blue-collar, no-nonsense Long Island cop and family man who butts heads with the modern, liberal world when his 29-year-old sister gets pregnant out of wedlock." ABC Studios is behind the hour with Tagline Television's Ron West and Kelly Kulchak executive producing alongside Moynihan. (Deadline.com)


YOUNGER (TV Land; W: Darren Star; D: TBA) - Miriam Shor ("GCB") is the latest to board the single-camera comedy pilot, about Liza (Sutton Foster), a suddenly-single New Jersey housewife and mother in her early 40s who, unable to restart her career, decides to lie about her age and successfully passes herself off as a twentysomething. She's set as Diana, "the high-strung head of PR for Passion Press. Diana is described as a disdainful woman (known as "Trout Pout") who likes to get ahead by standing on the shoulder of her subordinates as she slowly pushes them into the mud." Hilary Duff also stars. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Jonathan Banks will reprise his role of Mike Ehrmantraut on AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" (Deadline.com); Dave Broome's 25/7 Productions has inked a two-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television (Deadline.com); Christopher Gorham is bound for Nick at Nite's "See Dad Run" as "the leader of Joe's (Jackson Brundage) scout troop" (TVLine.com); Carey Lowell will guest on "Blue Bloods" as "a 'Tiger Mom' described as "a beautiful iron fist in a velvet glove" (TVLine.com); Christopher Heyerdahl is set to drop by "Beauty and the Beast" as "Vincent's medical mentor and a respected physician with tenure at Vincent's former workplace" (TVLine.com); Jenna Dewan Tatum will visit "The Mindy Project" as "a traveling pharmaceutical rep who has a history with Danny" (EW.com); and Zach Grenier and Jennifer Ehle are the latest faces bound for "The Blacklist" (THR.com).






  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BEAUTY & THE BEAST (CW)
· BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC)
· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· BREAKING BAD (AMC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC)
· GCB (ABC)
· GOOD SESSION (CBS)
· MADAM SECRETARY (CBS)
· MAN UP! (ABC)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· PUBLIC MORALS (TNT)
· SAINT FRANCIS (ABC)
· SEE DAD RUN (NICKELODEON)
· YOUNGER (TV LAND)





[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.

[05/02/16 - 09:19 AM]
Discovery Impact's "Sonic Sea" Looks at Ocean Noise Pollution - Premieres May 19
Narrated by Academy(R) Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams, the film features interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including Grammy Award-winning musician, human rights and environmental activist Sting.

[05/02/16 - 09:06 AM]
Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award and Perform Medley of Greatest Hits at the "2016 Billboard Music Awards" on ABC
Spears joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, DNCE, The Go-Go's, Shawn Mendes, P!nk and collaborations with Nick Jonas, Tove Lo and Demi Lovato.

[05/02/16 - 09:00 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Outcast" Debuts June 3
The series is created and executive produced by Robert Kirkman, and executive produced by showrunner Chris Black.

[05/02/16 - 08:57 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Little Big Shots" Tops Demo Race for NBC
The Peacock and ABC share the night's adults 18-49 crown.

[05/02/16 - 08:28 AM]
HGTV Renews Mother/Daughter Home Reno Series "Good Bones"
The 12-episode second season is scheduled to premiere in January 2017.

[05/02/16 - 08:04 AM]
ESPN Selects Seven Big Ten College Football Games for 2016 Saturday Prime Time
The schedule features eight Big Ten teams, including three teams in the ESPN.com way too early preseason rankings: No. 3 Michigan, No. 10 Ohio State and No. 17 Iowa.

[05/02/16 - 07:48 AM]
Investigation Discovery Has Best April Ever in Prime Delivery & Continues Reign as Top Network for Women
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.