or


[04/09/14 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
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!


RADIANT DOORS (WGN America, New!) - Jeremy Doner ("The Killing") has set up a potential drama at the cable channel based on a short story by Michael Swanwick about "how our society deals with the sudden arrival of a flood of refugees from a dystopian future." Justin Lin is on board to direct and executive produce the hour should it move forward with Gaumont International Television's Katie O'Connell and Perfect Storm Entertainment's Danielle Woodrow and Troy Craig Poon likewise executive producing. Ryan Andolina will serve as a co-producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Twentieth Television has renewed daytime staple "Divorce Court" through the 2016-17 season (Deadline.com); "Narc," "The Truman Show," "The Terminator" and "Ghost" are among the features being eyed as potential TV series by Paramount Television (Deadline.com); Geoffrey Blake and Dillon Lane have been cast as George Hockley and Yancey Burns, respectively, on History's mini-series "Texas Rising" (Deadline.com); Tessa Ferrer will recur on CBS's "Extant" as "the athletic, intelligent astronaut who is the daughter of ISEA Director Alvin Sparks (Michael O'Neill)" (Deadline.com);

Chris Colfer will guest on "Hot in Cleveland" as "the son of Wendie Malick's actress-character Victoria Chase" (TVLine.com); Bradley Whitford will visit "Law & Order: SVU" as "a renowned TV producer accused of molesting his 8-year-old daughter" with Jeffrey Tambor, Emma Bell, Geraldo Rivera and Ann Curry also slated to appear (TVLine.com); Christian Taylor has been tapped as the new showrunner of MTV's revamped drama "Eye Candy," starring Victoria Justice and Harvey Guillen (THR.com); and Cobie Smulders will return to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as Maria Hill on April 29 (Marvel.com).






  [april 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVORCE COURT (SYNDICATION)
· EXTANT (CBS)
· EYE CANDY (MTV)
· HOT IN CLEVELAND (TV LAND)
· KILLING, THE (NETFLIX)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· RADIANT DOORS (WGN)
· TEXAS RISING (HISTORY)











[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.

[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Beats NBC's "Fallon" by Its Largest Margin Yet in Homes
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
"The Biggest Loser" Retains 92% of Its Week-Ago Rating, Despite a Significantly Stronger NFL Game on CBS This Week
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
WWE(R) Superstar Christian(R) and WWE(R) Hall of Famer Edge(R) Reunite on Syfy's "Haven" in an All-New Episode Airing November 28
Jay Reso will appear in an all-new episode airing November 28, and will reprise the role for two additional episodes airing later in 2015.

[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Wraps CBS Run on Top
The Thursday football franchise heads to NFL Network only beginning next week.

[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.

[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
Season 3 of CNBC's "The Car Chasers" Will Premiere on Wednesday, November 5
Season 3 consists of 16 thirty-minute episodes: 8 new episodes will air in 2014, and the remainder of Season 3 will air in 2015.

[10/24/14 - 07:09 AM]
"Thursday Night Football" on CBS and NFL Network More Than Triples Ratings from a Year Ago
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 23.