or


[06/22/16 - 11:41 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 22
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!


BABY, THE (NBC, New!) - Seann William Scott is set to star in a potential comedy for the Peacock about "the youngest male in an organized crime family of all women. Though he's tough at work, his mother and seven older sisters mercilessly push him around at home." Craig DiGregorio will pen the project, which is based on an idea by Scott and executive producer Amy Poehler. Said effort, which has a pilot production commitment, is part of Poehler and Brooke Posch's new overall deal with Universal Television for their Paper Kite banner. 3 Arts Entertainment's Dave Becky and Nick Frenkel will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
BLINDSPOT (NBC) - Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife") has been tapped for a recurring role on the show's sophomore run. She'll play "the head of a secret division of the NSA that has been tracking the Jane Doe case from afar." (Deadline.com)
GIRLBOSS (Netflix) - Johnny Simmons has been cast as the male lead in the upcoming comedy, about Sophia (Britt Robertson), "a rebellious, broke anarchist who refuses to grow up." He'll play Shane, "an indie band tour manager and occasional drummer who is smitten with Sophia." (Deadline.com)
GODLESS (Netflix) - Rob Morgan is set to recur on the limited period drama, "a Western set in an 1800s New Mexico mining town." He'll play John Randall, further details of which weren't given. (Deadline.com)
MAJOR CRIMES (TNT) - The cable channel has quietly ordered eight additional episodes of the series, bringing its season five total to 21. (TVLine.com)
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET (CMT) - Dustin Ingram has been cast as Carl Perkins in the project, "one of the fathers of rock n' roll and part of the legendary quartet of Johnny Cash (Kevin Fonteyne) Jerry Lee Lewis (Christian Lees) and Elvis Presley (Drake Milligan)." (Deadline.com)
NASHVILLE (CMT) - Will Chase's Luke Wheeler and Aubrey Peeples's Layla Grant won't return as series regulars for the new CMT bound season. (TVLine.com)
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS) - Vanessa Ferlito ("Graceland") has joined the cast of the show's third season. She'll play "a sexy, tough and acerbic FBI Special Agent who is sent down to New Orleans from DC to investigate the NCIS team. A by-the-book bureaucrat, she'll bring a completely different way of doing things - as well as a mysterious past, natch - to New Orleans, which will put her at odds with both the team and the town." (TVLine.com)
PREP (HBO, New!) - Colleen McGuinness ("30 Rock") is looking to bring Curtis Sittenfeld's bestselling debut novel to the small screen at the pay channel. The project "follows a Midwestern girl's coming of age as she navigates an exclusive New England boarding school." Carolyn Strauss will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)
SILICON VALLEY (HBO) - Showrunner Alec Berg has signed a two-year overall deal with the pay channel. Berg also co-created HBO's upcoming comedy "Barry." (Variety.com)
TIME AFTER TIME (ABC) - Nicole Ari Parker ("Rosewood") has signed onto the midseason drama. She'll play Vanessa Anders, "a billionaire philanthropist, avid art collector and the current owner of the Time Machine. She will become a trusted ally of H.G. Wells (Freddie Stroma) even as she guards the secrets that could change his past and alter his future." Said role was played by Regina Taylor in the original pilot. (Deadline.com)
VINYL (HBO) - The pay channel has opted not to proceed with a second season of the series, despite issuing a renewal back in February. "After careful consideration, we have decided not to proceed with a second season of 'Vinyl,'" HBO said in a statement. "Obviously, this was not an easy decision. We have enormous respect for the creative team and cast for their hard work and passion on this project." (Deadline.com)
WHEN WE RISE (ABC) - Rob Reiner, T.R. Knight, Phylicia Rashad, Richard Schiff, Mary McCormack, Arliss Howard, Henry Czerny, William Sadler and Pauley Perrette are all slated to appear in undisclosed roles on the upcoming limited series. (Variety.com)





  [june 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BABY, THE (NBC)
· BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GIRLBOSS (NETFLIX)
· GODLESS (NETFLIX)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GRACELAND (USA)
· MAJOR CRIMES (TNT)
· NASHVILLE (CMT)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· PREP (HBO)
· ROSEWOOD (FOX)
· SILICON VALLEY (HBO)
· SUN RECORDS (CMT)
· TIME AFTER TIME (ABC)
· VINYL (HBO)
· WHEN WE RISE (ABC)





[07/20/18 - 04:11 PM]
Don Cheadle Guest Stars as Donald Duck in the Epic One-Hour Season Finale of Disney's "DuckTales," Saturday, Aug. 18, on Disney Channel and DisneyNOW
Cheadle said, "It's an awesome opportunity because there are only so many roles that you look forward to playing as an actor. You've got to do your homework and bring your a-game when you're trying to voice Donald Duck."

[07/20/18 - 03:59 PM]
Science Channel Announces Full Cast of "MythBusters Jr."
The series is currently in production and will premiere in the fourth quarter of 2018 on Science Channel.

[07/20/18 - 03:03 PM]
Netflix and Shondaland Announce First Slate of Series
"I wanted the new Shondaland to be a place where we expand the types of stories we tell, where my fellow talented creatives could thrive and make their best work and where we as a team come to the office each day filled with excitement," said Shonda Rhimes.

[07/20/18 - 02:46 PM]
Video: First Look Trailer of "Star Trek: Discovery" Season Two Premiere Episode Revealed Today at Comic-Con International
Plus: Alex Kurtzman, who directed the season two premiere, also announced at today's panel the plan for "Star Trek: Short Treks."

[07/20/18 - 02:01 PM]
Video: Nickelodeon Reveals First-Look Footage of All-New "Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus" TV Movie at San Diego Comic-Con 2018
As previously announced, Richard Horvitz and Rikki Simons return as fan-favorites Zim and Gir alongside Andy Berman as Dib Membrane and Melissa Fahn as Gaz Membrane.

[07/20/18 - 12:31 PM]
History's Hit Drama Series "Vikings" Returns with Mid-Season Five Premiere on November 28
The 20-episode season six of "Vikings" is currently in production in Ireland.

[07/20/18 - 12:31 PM]
Video: "The Walking Dead" Season 9 - Official Comic-Con Trailer
AMC's "The Walking Dead" returns for its ninth season on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/20/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: "Young Justice" Comic-Con(R) 2018 Sneak Peek Video
The video highlights key moments from the first two seasons of the beloved series and provides an early look at the highly anticipated new season.

[07/20/18 - 11:52 AM]
Video: "Fear the Walking Dead" Season 4 - Official Comic-Con Trailer
"Fear the Walking Dead" returns Sunday, August 12 at 9:00/8:00c on AMC.

[07/20/18 - 11:04 AM]
More Than 27 Million Viewers Tune in for "Harry Potter's Wizarding Weekend" on USA and Syfy
USA and Syfy further spins the numbers for July 13-16.

[07/20/18 - 10:00 AM]
Dark Secrets Surround "The One," New Netflix Brazilian Original Series
Three young doctors are sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents against a new mutation of the Zika virus.

[07/20/18 - 09:31 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere "Just Another Immigrant: Romesh at the Greek"
Ranganathan's true-life adventures and preparation for his performance at the historic Greek Theatre were recently chronicled in the network's comedic docuseries.

[07/20/18 - 09:01 AM]
Video: EPIX Releases Trailer for "Get Shorty" Season Two
In season two, Miles Daly (Chris O'Dowd) struggles to reconcile his ambitions as a filmmaker and a family man with his skill set as a career criminal.

[07/20/18 - 08:30 AM]
ABC Announces "More in Common," A National Series About People from Across America Overcoming Their Differences
It's the first series from "Localish," a digital-first media brand from ABC Owned Television Stations Group that brings out the good in America's cities, launching on ABC platforms this fall.

[07/20/18 - 08:00 AM]
Freeform Adds a Third Original Film to Their Popular Holiday Programming
"The Truth About Christmas" joins previously announced holiday originals "Life Size 2," starring Tyra Banks and Francia Raisa, and "No Sleep 'Til Christmas" with Dave and Odette Annable.