or


[03/11/14 - 11:54 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, March 11
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!


DAMAGED GOODS (ABC/Warner Bros.; W: Lauren Iungerich; D: Declan Lowney) - Anna Camp ("The Mindy Project") has scored a lead role on the comedy pilot, about three damaged women and two damaged men who explore the minutiae of love and relationships. She's set as Nicole, "a smart and successful lawyer who is totally bewildered and betrayed when her boyfriend Tim (Justin Hartley) tells her he can't be happy for her or continue to date if she takes the promotion she was offered at the law firm where they both work - the promotion he expected to get." Ben Lawson, Kellee Stewart and Steve Talley also star. (Deadline.com)


EMPIRE (FOX/20th; W: Danny Strong & Lee Daniels; D: Lee Daniels) - Kaitlin Doubleday ("Hung") is the latest addition to the pilot, a unique family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire run by music superstar Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard). She'll play Rhonda, "the wife of Lucious' oldest son Andre (Trai Byers), a sexy, manipulative woman who shares Andre's Ivy League background and intends to help him scrap his way to the head of Empire." Bryshere Y. Gray, Gabourey Sidibe, Grace Gealey, Jussie Smollett, Malik Yoba and Taraji P. Henson also star. (Deadline.com)


HISTORY OF MUSIC (HBO; W: George Mastras & Terence Winter; D: Martin Scorsese) - Olivia Wilde ("House") is set to star opposite Bobby Cannavale in the potential drama, about Richie Finestra (Cannavale), a cocaine-fueled record exec in New York City circa 1977, when punk, disco and a new form of music called hip-hop collided. She'll play his wife Devon Finestra, "a former actress/model who lived a Bohemian life in 1960s New York." Said effort, which is awaiting a formal pilot order, has been in the works since July of 2010. (Deadline.com)


IZOMBIE (The CW/Warner Bros.; W: Diane Ruggiero & Rob Thomas; D: TBA) - Nora Dunn ("Entourage") is the latest to score a role on the drama pilot, about Olivia "Liv" Moore, a med student-turned-zombie who takes a job in the coroner's office to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat to maintain her humanity, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse's memories. She's on board as her Eva Moore, her hospital administrator mom who was a Tiger Mom long before anyone had heard of the term. Malcolm Goodwin, Alexandra Krosney, Robert Buckley and David Anders also star. (Deadline.com)


MESSENGERS, THE (The CW/CTS; W: Eoghan O'Donnell; D: Stephen Williams) - Shantel VanSanten ("One Tree Hill") has been cast in the drama pilot, about a group of unconnected strangers who seemingly die from an energy pulse, only to awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending Apocalypse. She'll play NASA scientist Vera Markov, an intense, brilliant spitfire who works "at a remote New Mexico observatory who investigates a strange impact site." Said role is in second position to FOX's "Gang Related," which premieres on May 20. Diogo Morgado, Joel Courtney, Jon Fletcher and Sofia Black-D'Elia also star. (THR.com)


SCORPION (CBS/CTS; W: Nick Santora; D: Justin Lin) - Elyes Gabel ("Body of Proof") has booked the lead role on the drama pilot, about an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. He'll play said fellow, Walter O'Neil, the founder of Intelli-Gents. Robert Patrick also stars. (Deadline.com)


SEX BOX (WE tv, New!) - The cable channel is looking to import the British reality format, in which "real couples whose relationships are on the rocks enter a soundproof box to have sex and, upon exit, immediately address their issues with a panel of experts." Relativity TV is behind the hour-long project, the auspices of which weren't given. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - NBC has shelved its multi-camera comedy pilot "The Money Pit," based on the 1986 feature of the same name, over difficulties casting the leads (Deadline.com); Oliver Hudson and Will Chase will be upped to series regulars on "Nashville" should it return for season three (Deadline.com); Regina Hall will recur on FX's "Married" as "the ex-wife of very needy dude AJ (Brett Gelman), who is taking the divorce very hard" (Deadline.com); "Red Zone" creator Nikki Toscano has inked a two-year overall pact with co-producer Universal Television (Deadline.com); and Claire Holt is departing "The Originals" as a series regular following tonight's episode (TheWrap.com).






  [march 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· DAMAGED GOODS (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EMPIRE (FOX)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· GANG RELATED (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· HUNG (HBO)
· IZOMBIE (CW)
· MARRIED (FX)
· MESSENGERS, THE (CW)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· MONEY PIT, THE (NBC)
· NASHVILLE (ABC)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· ORIGINALS, THE (CW)
· RED ZONE (CBS)
· SCORPION (CBS)
· SEX BOX (WE)
· VINYL (HBO)





[04/29/16 - 09:51 AM]
NBC Olympics and Snapchat Partner to Present Unique Perspectives of the 2016 Rio Olympics & U.S. Olympic Team Trials
NBC Olympics will co-produce the NBC Rio Olympic Discover channel with Buzzfeed, a regular contributor to both the Snapchat Discover platform and NBC's content projects.

[04/29/16 - 09:11 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows to Season High Adults 18-49 Rating
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 09:01 AM]
AMC Releases New Photos and Promo from "Preacher" - Highly Anticipated Series Launches May 22
Check out the latest images of Sheriff Root (W. Earl Brown), DeBlanc (Anatol Yusef) and Fiore (Derek Wilson).

[04/29/16 - 08:45 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with "The Big Bang Theory"
The Eye's mainstay leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[04/29/16 - 08:25 AM]
"The Blacklist" Tops "Scandal" in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 28.

[04/29/16 - 06:39 AM]
Netflix Orders "Marvel's The Punisher" to Series
Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle, introduced to fans earlier this year in the second season of the Netflix original series "Marvel's Daredevil."

[04/28/16 - 03:55 PM]
"Undercover Boss" Returns with Five New Episodes, Sunday, May 15 on CBS
Look for the show's 100th installment on Sunday, May 22.

[04/28/16 - 01:01 PM]
National Geographic Channel Goes Straight to Series with Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, "Genius"
The premiere season will focus on scientist Albert Einstein and will be based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed book "Einstein: His Life and Universe," adapted by writer Noah Pink.

[04/28/16 - 12:35 PM]
All-New Episodes of "Motive" Move to Sundays on USA
The Canadian import previously aired on Friday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/16 - 12:31 PM]
Freeform Premiere of the Documentary "Twinsters" Airs May 7 at 8:30 P.M. EDT
"Twinsters" is a two-hour documentary about two young women who were both adopted from South Korea and raised on different continents.

[04/28/16 - 12:20 PM]
Investigation Discovery's Hit Series "True Crime with Aphrodite Jones" Returns for an All-New-Season
Season six will air on Monday nights beginning May 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:45 AM]
Don't Mess with Mommy This May on LMN with Host Wendy Williams Movie Premieres All Weekend for Mother's Day
Then from May 15 through May 22, LMN Premiere Movie Week will feature more new movies every night of the week at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/28/16 - 11:14 AM]
"Monster Week" Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into
"'Monster Week' is the most audacious of Animal Planet's quarterly tentpole events continually surprising our viewers with the most enigmatic of creatures," said Rich Ross.

[04/28/16 - 11:00 AM]
"LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures" Premieres Monday, June 20 on Disney XD
Set between the events of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the action comedy series follows the Freemakers, a family of sibling scavengers who operate a salvage and repair shop in space.

[04/28/16 - 10:35 AM]
Country Powerhouses Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam to Kick Off the "2016 American Country Countdown Awards" with McBride's Timeless Female Anthem "This One's for the Girls"
"I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," said Martina.