or


[03/28/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 28
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!


CARTHAGE (HBO, New!) - Kate Robin ("Six Feet Under") is developing a new drama at the pay channel billed as "an examination of small-town America and how the repercussions of a tragic event - the rape of a high-school girl - can spread past those directly involved, affecting the community and, ultimately, society as a whole." She'll write and executive producer the hour alongside former HBO executive Sue Naegle. (Deadline.com)


FEED ME (NBC/Universal; W: Sally Robinson; D: Michael Trim) - Andrea Parker ("Pretty Little Liars") is the latest addition to the comedy pilot, about a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. She'll play Amanda, "the angry, spiteful and vengeful ex-wife of John (Ed Quinn) who's been dragging out their divorce for five years and is determined to make his life miserable." Mary-Louise Parker, Debra Monk, Toks Olagundoye, Ethan Peck and Hart Bochner also star. (Deadline.com)


HAND OF GOD (Amazon; W: Ben Watkins; D: Marc Forster) - Dana Delany ("Body of Proof") is the latest to board the drama pilot, about the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Ron Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. She'll play Pernell's wife, Crystal, in the project, which also features Andre Royo, Alona Tal, Garret Dillahunt and Julian Morris. (Deadline.com)


JANE THE VIRGIN (The CW/CTS; W: Jennie Snyder Urman; D: Brad Silberling) - Ryan Devlin ("Brothers & Sisters") has snagged a role on the drama pilot, about Jane Gloriana Garcia (Gina Rodriguez), a hardworking religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated. He's set as Andre, "the brother of Jane's boyfriend (Brett Dier), a trouble-maker holding on to some secrets." Andrea Navedo, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, Justin Baldoni and Yael Grobglas also star. (Deadline.com)


ONE BIG HAPPY (NBC/Warner Bros.; W: Liz Feldman; D: Scott Ellis) - Kelly Brook and Chris Williams will round out the cast of the comedy pilot, about Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert), a lesbian, and Luke (Nick Zano), her straight male best friend, who get pregnant just as he meets and marries the love of his life. She'll play said woman, Prudence, "a free spirit with a refreshingly skewed perspective that Luke finds wholly enchanting. About to be deported, Prudence marries Luke in a whirlwind and soon becomes a part of an unusual family unit." Williams then is set as Roy, "a former college football player married to Leisha (Rebecca Corry), who misses the freedom of his party lifestyle." Brandon Smith also stars. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Michael Chiklis has joined the cast of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" as "the father of Evan Peters' character and the ex-husband of Kathy Bates' character" (Deadline.com); "Mind Games" executive producer Donald Todd has inked an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, where he'll serve as a consulting producer on the studio's "Sleepy Hollow" next season (Deadline.com); and Patrick Brennan has been cast as Marcus Daniels, a.k.a. Blackout in the original comics, in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Marvel.com).






  [march 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· CARTHAGE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FEED ME (NBC)
· HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· JANE THE VIRGIN (CW)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MIND GAMES (ABC)
· ONE BIG HAPPY (NBC)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (ABC FAMILY)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)









[03/31/15 - 10:09 AM]
Lifetime(R)'s Hit Series, "Devious Maids" From Executive Producers Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, Returns for Third Season on June 1st
The series moves to Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c leading into the new series "UnREAL" at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/31/15 - 10:07 AM]
Animal Planet Walks on the Wild Side with Its 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate
In 2014, Animal Planet ranked among the top-20 ad-supported cable networks in prime among Men 25-54 for the third consecutive year.

[03/31/15 - 10:06 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches New Series Hosted by Legendary Journalist Barbara Walters
"Barbara Walters sets the bar for journalism with remarkable and iconic interviews and unparalleled instinct for getting to the heart of a story," said Henry Schleiff.

[03/31/15 - 10:05 AM]
Investigation Discovery Debuts More Than 650 Hours of Powerful Original Content This 2015-16 Upfront Season
With more than 650 hours of original content planned this season, ID is poised to continue the incredible audience growth that has made the network a serial success as one of the top destinations for women on television.

[03/31/15 - 10:04 AM]
Discovery Life Channel Announces 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Filled with Heart-Pounding Medical Mysteries and Dramatic Series Capturing Life's Most Unexpected Moments
Discovery Life Channel delivers the heart-wrenching drama of those overcoming extreme adversity in an immersive storytelling style that captures the very best of nonfiction television.

[03/31/15 - 10:03 AM]
American Heroes Channel's 2015-16 Upfront Slate Welcomes the Return of Hit Series "Gunslingers" and "Against The Odds" to Network
AHC focuses on timeless and compelling action and adventure stories that bridge a connection between the lessons of past and the legends of today.

[03/31/15 - 10:02 AM]
Destination America's 2015-16 Upfront Programming Slate Takes All-American Entertainment Across the Country
Whether cooking special sauce at a Texas BBQ competition, exploring unknown territory in Alaska, hunting for monsters in West Virginia, building an epic dream house in the Rockies, or never giving up the fight in the wrestling ring, Destination America is TV that celebrates U.S.

[03/31/15 - 10:01 AM]
Discovery Family Channel Leaps Into 2015-16 Upfront Season
Discovery Family Channel features a clever mix of entertaining, high-quality real-world content that appeals to the entire family.

[03/31/15 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Renews "New Girl" for a Fifth Season
The series will celebrate its landmark 100th episode during the upcoming 2015-2016 season.

[03/31/15 - 09:26 AM]
"Live" Nearly Ties "Dr. Phil" as the Week's No. 1 Syndicated Talker in Households
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of March 16-20.

[03/31/15 - 09:00 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Time and the Sixth in Seven Weeks
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, March 29.

[03/31/15 - 08:44 AM]
NBC Wins Monday with "The Voice" #1 Among Big 4 Programs in 18-49 by a 52% Margin
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, March 30.

[03/31/15 - 08:34 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Tops Demos for Sixth Consecutive Week
Plus: ABC is the most-watched network for the past three weeks.

[03/31/15 - 08:22 AM]
Velocity Greenlights the All New Series "Unique Rides with Will Castro" (WT)
As the owner of Long Island based Will Castro's Designs and the Unique brand, Castro turns out one-of-a-kind custom autos for a global client base of the biggest stars of Hollywood, music and sports.

[03/31/15 - 07:46 AM]
Samsung Aligns with New TBS Original Series "Meet the Smiths"
Spanning multiple screens, key highlights of the full-season sponsorship include a digital-first show premiere, on-air and online exclusive bonus scenes and in-show brand integration.