or


[09/09/14 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 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!


CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN, THE (NBC, New!) - Silvio Horta ("Ugly Betty") has set up a new drama at the Peacock about "a young man who washes up on Miami Beach claiming to be a long-lost family member from Cuba, breathing new energy into the lives of grandmother Esperanza Fuentes, daughter Lola and granddaughter Soledad." He'll write and executive produce the project, which has a penalty attached, via his Silent H Productions for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


GAME OF SILENCE (NBC, New!) - David Hudgins ("Parenthood") has scored a pilot production commitment - with a series penalty attached - from the Peacock for a new drama about "a rising attorney on the brink of spectacular success who could lose his perfect life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past." The Sony Pictures Television-based project is based on the Turkish series of the same name. Carol Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Timur Savci and Tariq Jalil are also executive producing via their respective companies, Carol Mendelsohn Productions, TIMS Productions and Intrigue Entertainment. (Deadline.com)


MR. ROBOT (USA/UCP; W: Sam Esmail; D: Niels Arden Oplev) - Rami Malek ("The Pacific") has been tapped for the lead role on the drama pilot, about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America. Anonymous Content's Steve Golin and Chad Hamilton also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)


THINGS THEY LEFT BEHIND, THE (CBS, New!) - Seth Grahame-Smith ("The Hard Times of RJ Berger") has received a put pilot commitment from the Eye for a new drama about "an unlikely pair of investigators carrying out the unfinished business of the dead." Said effort, based on Stephen King's short story of the same name, is set up at Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions with the company's Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter executive producing alongside Grahame-Smith and his KatzSmith producing partner David Katzenberg. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED LARRY KAPLOW PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Larry Kaplow ("House") has booked a script commitment at the Eye for a new drama about "an enigmatic surgeon who imprisons himself in a state-of-the-art private hospital on the grounds of a prison." Katie Jacobs, Halle Berry and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas are also on board to executive produce for CBS Television Studios and 606 Films. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Bojana Novakovic will recur on "Shameless" as "a 31-year-old doctor who has just discovered she has stage 4 cancer [whom] Frank becomes her tour guide for sordid living" (Deadline.com); Gregg Hurwitz and Roland Emmerich are set to team for "New Angeles", a potential drama from Slingshot Global Media (Deadline.com); Rick Fox will drop by "Mom" as "the handsome doctor who's married to Jill (Jaime Pressly), the newly sober woman whom Christy is sponsoring" (EW.com);

Chris Diamantopoulos is bound for two episodes of "About a Boy" as "Marcus's charismatic, larger-than-life new English teacher who immediately has sparks with Fiona and has tension with Will" (EW.com); Kristen Johnston will visit "Modern Family" as "a law colleague of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) who is going through a rough time" while Jon Polito is set as "Jay's ex-business partner/current nemesis in the home closet industry" (EW.com); and marblemedia and Out East Entertainment are developing a scripted drama inspired by the users of the site AshleyMadison.com (THR.com).






  [september 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· CURSE OF THE FUENTES WOMEN, THE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GAME OF SILENCE (NBC)
· HARD TIMES OF RJ BERGER, THE (MTV)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· MOM (CBS)
· MR ROBOT (USA)
· PACIFIC, THE (HBO)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· SHAMELESS (SHOWTIME)
· THINGS THEY LEFT BEHIND (CBS)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)
· UNTITLED LARRY KAPLOW PROJECT (CBS)





[11/19/19 - 03:05 PM]
Netflix Announces New Series "Vikings: Valhalla"
The new saga begins 100 years after the original series concludes and dramatizes the adventures of the most famous Vikings who ever lived - Leif Erikson, Freydis, Harald Harada and the Norman King William the Conqueror (also a Viking descendant).

[11/19/19 - 02:04 PM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of "Blue's Clues & You!" as Series Debuts at Number One
The second season will follow Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) and puppy Blue on brand-new adventures with friends old and new.

[11/19/19 - 12:17 PM]
Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci Join "Yellowjackets" as Showtime(R) Drama Pilot Rounds Out Cast
Also cast in the project are Ella Purnell, Sophie NĂ©lisse, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Steven Krueger And Amy Okuda.

[11/19/19 - 12:05 PM]
Investigation Discovery Takes Viewers for First Look, Ever, Inside the Witness Room with New Series "The Interrogator"
Throughout his storied career, Det. Fil Waters has made a name for himself as one of Houston's most successful interrogators to date.

[11/19/19 - 11:35 AM]
Lifetime Announces 2020 Winter "Ripped from the Headlines" All-Star Line Up
"Stolen by My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story" and "Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer" are among the featured projects.

[11/19/19 - 11:16 AM]
A&E Announces Premiere of New Series "Alaska PD" and the Return of "The First 48" and "60 Days In"
New series "Alaska PD" transports viewers to America's Last Frontier where they will ride along with law enforcement officers battling not only one of the highest crime rates in the country, but also wild animals and life-threatening weather conditions.

[11/19/19 - 11:01 AM]
Video: "V Wars" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A doctor is pitted against his best friend after an ancient disease turns people into vampires.

[11/19/19 - 11:00 AM]
"Madam Secretary" to Feature a Host of Esteemed Guest Stars During the Series Finale Episode, Sunday, Dec. 8
In the series finale, members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women's Soccer team, Crystal Dunn, Allie Long, Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger, visit the White House to help Elizabeth kick off a new landmark political initiative.

[11/19/19 - 10:28 AM]
"The Explosion Show" - New Science Channel Series Featuring MythBuster Tory Belleci and Nitro Circus's Streetbike Tommy Premieres New Years Day 2020
"In the Explosion Show, viewers will not only see some serious kaboom action, but they'll meet the trained professionals who get to detonate all kinds of things every day," said Wyatt Channell.

[11/19/19 - 09:12 AM]
Nickelodeon to Debut Original Television Musical Event "The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!" Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special was filmed for television in front of a live theater audience, capturing all-new depths of theatrical innovation, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

[11/19/19 - 09:06 AM]
Video: "AJ and The Queen" - Introducing Ruby Red! - Netflix
RuPaul stars as Ruby Red in "AJ and The Queen" an outrageous new scripted comedy series arriving at Netflix on January 10.

[11/19/19 - 08:40 AM]
History's Hit Drama Series "Project Blue Book" Returns for Season Two January 21 at 10PM ET/PT
At a time when UFOs and related phenomena have piqued worldwide attention and public intrigue, season two will take a dramatic look back at where the UFO conspiracy first began and highlight real cases that ignited America's fascination around the topic.

[11/19/19 - 08:13 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos; ABC Wins Total Viewers
With FOX in repeats, NBC claims top honors among adults 18-49.

[11/19/19 - 07:00 AM]
BBC America's "The Watch" Enlists New Cast Members Anna Chancellor, James Fleet and More
Ingrid Oliver, Ruth Madeley, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Bianca Simone Mannie are also on tap.

[11/19/19 - 06:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Second Season of "Back to Life"
The entire season is available now for on-demand streaming or download on the Showtime and Showtime Anytime(R) apps, as well as for viewing via Showtime On Demand.