or


[10/23/15 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 23
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!


ALL OF ME (NBC, New!) - Betsy Thomas ("My Boys") is developing a small screen take on the book-turned-feature, which starred Steve Martin as "attorney Roger Cobb hired by dying eccentric millionairess Edwina Cutwater (Lily Tomlin) to rework her will, making a beautiful young woman her soul beneficiary as Edwina arranges for a mystic to transfer her soul into the young woman's body. The transfer goes awry, and Roger ends up having to share his body with Edwina's soul." The TV take "would be an anthology series, with a different person jumping into the protagonist's body every week as he tries to help solve the problems that are holding them back." Universal Television is behind the half-hour with Dimitri Logothetis, Todd Garner and Jeremy Stein of Broken Road Productions also executive producing. (Deadline.com)


AMAZING STORIES (NBC, New!) - Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal") is spearheading a potential revival of Steven Spielberg's 1980s anthology series. Amblin Television's Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will also serve as executive producers on the Universal Television-based project, further details of which weren't given. (EW.com)


BETTER HALF, THE (ABC, New!) - Writer Emilia Serrano and comedian Patti Vasquez are set to team for a new multi-camera comedy at the Alphabet which "centers on a Mexican-American working mother who is a well-intentioned and sometimes-misguided citizen disrupter. She tackles the small and large injustices around her for the greater good, even though many times no one asks her to. Her well-meaning actions create consequences that affect her career, community and home life in the crowded Chicago brownstone she shares with her parents, husband and children." ABC Studios is behind the project, which Vasquez has likewise inked a talent holding deal. Serrano will serve as a co-executive producer with Peter Abrams, Robert Levy and Tapestry Television's Michael Schreiber executive producing and Vasquez and Kevin Cleary producing. (Deadline.com)


DEUCE, THE (HBO; W: David Simon & George Pelecanos; D: Michelle MacLaren) - Daniel Sauli and Sepideh Moafi have both signed onto the drama pilot, which chronicles the legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York's Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. The former will play Tommy Longo, "a mafia debt collector who has business with the Martino brothers (James Franco)"; while Moafi is set as Loretta, "a streetwalker who works for pimp Larry Brown and introduces Candy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) to a new side of the sex trade." (Deadline.com)


DIVINE MONSTER, THE (FOX, New!) - Writer Silvio Horta and director Brett Ratner are looking to import the Belgian drama, which "chronicles the fall of the wealthy Vega family of Miami, whose real estate empire is built upon decades of greed, corruption, generally bad behavior and an alarming number of curious deaths." Said effort is set up at Warner Bros. Television with said duo executive producing via their respective companies, Silent H Productions and RatPac Television. (Deadline.com)


I LOVE LAKSHMI (NBC, New!) - Muffy Bolding and Doug Prochilo have sold a multi-camera family comedy to the Peacock about "the trials and tribulations of new parents, Danny and Lakshmi, as they endure Lakshmi's own meddlesome immigrant parents - whose version of the American dream never included a Danny." The project is inspired by the latter's real-life experience marrying into an Indian family. Aggregate Films' Jason Bateman will also presumably executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)


PLUS ONE (ABC, New!) - Valentina Garza has sold a single-camera comedy to the Alphabet "told from the point of view of three millennial siblings who find their places in the family upended when they discover they have a fourth sibling who is everything they are - and more." America Ferrera and Gabrielle Neimand also serve as executive producers on the project via their ABC Studios-based Take Fountain Productions. (THR.com)


SOCIAL CREATURES (ABC Family, New!) - Writer/director Ryan Piers Williams has sold a new drama to the cable channel which "follows the explicit lives of six young friends living in New York City who are trying to create meaningful relationships in the hyper-digital age." ABC Studios-based Take Fountain Productions is behind the hour with the company's America Ferrera and Gabrielle Neimand executive producing alongside Williams and Yellow Brick Road's Teri Weinberg. (THR.com)


WEIRD LIKE US (FOX, New!) - Max Werner ("The Colbert Report") has booked a new single-camera comedy at the network about "a pair of biodiesel-driving, backyard beekeeping, counterculture rebels who face a family crisis when their own children rebel - by going mainstream." Pacific Electric Picture Co.'s Ed Helms and Mike Falbo are also on board to executive produce for Universal Television. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - TBS has pulled the plug on "Clipped" after one season (@ashleytisdale); ABC has rolled back its commitment to freshman drama "Blood & Oil" from 13 to 10 episodes (Deadline.com); NBC has likewise trimmed newcomer "The Player" from 13 to nine episodes (Deadline.com); CBS has asked for six backup scripts from "Code Black" (Deadline.com); Jean-Marc Vallee is in talks to direct the opening installment of HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies" (Deadline.com); Jessie Mueller will recur on ABC's "The Family" as Fran, "a cherubic and sweet bakeshop employee who meets Hank (Andrew McCarthy)" (Deadline.com); Darius McCrary is bound for "Minority Report" as Aman Shale, "a tall, dashing African man with the Department of Homeland Security" (Deadline.com); and Joe Manganiello will drop by "Mom" as "a newcomer to Alcoholics Anonymous who Christy (Anna Faris) takes under her wing" (EW.com).






  [october 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· ALL OF ME (NBC)
· AMAZING STORIES (APPLE TV PLUS)
· BETTER HALF, THE (ABC)
· BIG LITTLE LIES (HBO)
· BLOOD & OIL (ABC)
· CLIPPED (TBS)
· CODE BLACK (CBS)
· DEUCE, THE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIVINE MONSTER, THE (FOX)
· FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· HANNIBAL (NBC)
· I LOVE LAKSHMI (NBC)
· MINORITY REPORT (FOX)
· MOM (CBS)
· MY BOYS (TBS)
· PLAYER, THE (NBC)
· PLUS ONE (ABC)
· SOCIAL CREATURES (ABC FAMILY)
· WEIRD LIKE US (FOX)





[04/14/21 - 12:52 PM]
The Spring League Football Makes Broadcast Television Debut Saturday, May 8 on FOX
For the first time ever, TSL football will air on broadcast television, with six regular season games as well as its championship matchup airing on FOX.

[04/14/21 - 11:26 AM]
MTV's "Catfish: The TV Show" Returns with All-New Episodes Kicking Off Tuesday, May 4 at 9pm ET/PT
Executive producer and host Nev Schulman and co-host Kamie Crawford are back to track down online impersonators who have been taking advantage of people just looking for someone to cuff up with.

[04/14/21 - 10:59 AM]
"Warrior" Season Three Comes to HBO Max
The first two seasons, which premiered on Cinemax, are now streaming on HBO Max via HBO platforms.

[04/14/21 - 10:30 AM]
CBS Renews "Tough as Nails," The Competition Series Celebrating Hardworking, Everyday Heroes, for Seasons Three and Four
The series is created by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan and his producing partner Louise Keoghan, who are also executive producers.

[04/14/21 - 10:02 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Leads Demo Race for NBC
An all-repeat CBS however is the most-watched network last night.

[04/14/21 - 10:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to "Cusp" from Sundance Award Winning Filmmakers Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt
Set in a small military town in Texas, the film chases three wild-spirited teenage girls as they live out a fever-dream summer, when the strictures of adolescence clash with the growing desire for personal agency.

[04/14/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Dance of the 41" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A secretly gay congressman marries the Mexican president's daughter, but is then found cavorting with a young man at a private party. And then scandal hits.

[04/14/21 - 09:22 AM]
Peacock Builds Original Kids and Family Programming with Two Unscripted Design Series, "Backyard Blowout" and "Create the Escape"
Focusing on DIY design, creation and home renovations, the series will mark Peacock's first venture into kids and family unscripted programming.

[04/14/21 - 09:02 AM]
"Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" A-MAY-Zing Bravo Party Week Begins Monday, May 3 at 10PM ET/PT
In each episode, Andy will serve up spicy surprises, nostalgic memories and candid conversations with Bravolebrities you know and love.

[04/14/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Headspace Guide to Sleep" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Each episode unpacks misconceptions, offers friendly tips and concludes with a guided wind-down.

[04/14/21 - 09:00 AM]
Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation Announce Exquisite Animated Short Film "Blush"
"Blush" follows the journey of a stranded horticulturist-astronaut's chances for survival after he crash lands on a desolate dwarf planet.

[04/14/21 - 09:00 AM]
First Lady Jill Biden, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, John Oliver and Rosie Perez Join the Star-Studded Roster for ABC's "Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days"
Stevie Wonder, known for his iconic performances of "123 Sesame Street" and "Superstition" on the beloved series, will perform his re-imagined version of "Sesame Street" classic "Sunny Days" for the documentary.

[04/14/21 - 08:01 AM]
HGTV Filming New Competition Series "Battle on the Beach" with Network Stars Mentoring Teams of Up-and-Coming Flippers to a $50,000 Win
The competition will play out over the course of six hour-long episodes premiering in the summer of 2021.

[04/14/21 - 08:00 AM]
TLC Celebrates Family with the Return of Three Beloved Series This Spring
"Doubling Down with the Derricos," "Little People, Big World" and "7 Little Johnstons" are all due back.

[04/14/21 - 07:02 AM]
CBS Sports Reveals All-Star Announce Team for Superstar Racing Experience Inaugural Season
The brand-new racing series will run on six consecutive Saturday nights in primetime beginning Saturday, June 12.