or


[08/15/16 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Monday, August 15
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!


CLAWS (TNT) - Carrie Preston ("The Good Wife") has signed onto the dramedy pilot as Polly, "a mild-mannered preppy who works as a manicurist at the nail salon. Polly has recently been released from prison, where she did time for identity theft on seniors." (Deadline.com)
FAMOUS IN LOVE (Freeform) - Tanjareen Thomas ("Family Time") has booked a recurring role on the newcomer as Brandy, "someone from Jordan's (Keith Powers) past with a secret she holds over him." (Deadline.com)
GREENLEAF (OWN) - Kathleen McGhee-Anderson ("Lincoln Heights") has signed on as an executive producer for the show's second season. (Deadline.com)
MASTERS OF SEX (Showtime) - Rondi Reed ("Mike & Molly") is set to recur on the new season as "Helen's (Sarah Silverman) mother, a woman caught completely off guard by her daughter's sexual orientation when she and her husband come by for a family visit." (Deadline.com)
MATTRESS WORLD (FOX, New!) - Jay Lacopo ("Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life") is back in business with the network for a new comedy about "a failed entrepreneur who retreats to the mattress store he once managed with the goal of making it the valley's No. 1 mattress store." The Jackal Group's Gail Berman and Joe Earley will also executive produce. No studio was indicated. (Variety.com)
NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, THE (Comedy Central) - The cable channel will pull the plug on the late-night series following this week. "I'm really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity, but I'm also saddened and surprised we won't be covering this crazy election, or 'The Unblackening' as we've coined it," Wilmore said in a statement. "And keeping it 100, I guess I hadn't counted on 'The Unblackening' happening to my time slot as well." (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Jonny Coyne will reprise his role of Dr. Lydgate from "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" on the parent series this season. (TVLine.com)
PERRY MASON (HBO, New!) - Nic Pizzolatto and Robert Downey, Jr. are reportedly in talks to spearhead the latter's long-in-the-works reboot of the 1957-1966 series with Downey playing author Erle Stanley Gardner's unorthodox investigator/defense attorney Perry Mason, originated by Raymond Burr in the original CBS incarnation. Both would executive produce alongside Joe Horacek and Team Downey's Susan Downey. No plot specifics were given. (Variety.com)
POWER (Starz) - Matt Cedeño's Cristobal has been promoted to series regular on the show's recently ordered fourth season. (Deadline.com)
SINGULARITY (FX, New!) - Sonny Lee ("Silicon Valley") has scored a pilot order from the cable channel for a new comedy "set in a future when artificial intelligence greatly surpasses human intelligence, resulting in profound changes to our society." FX Productions and Point Grey Pictures are behind the half-hour with the latter's Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)
TRANSPARENT (Amazon) - Molly Bernard ("Younger") has been cast as "the younger version of Judith Light's character Shelly Pfefferman in an upcoming flashback episode." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED ETHAN KUPERBERG PROJECT (Amazon, New!) - Ethan Kuperberg ("Transparent") has sold a musical comedy about "a woman's search for love and self-discovery in Los Angeles" to the streaming service. Jill Soloway and Andrea Sperling are serving as executive producers for Amazon Studios. (THR.com)





  [august 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· CLAWS (TNT)
· COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY TIME (BOUNCE TV)
· FAMOUS IN LOVE (FREEFORM)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GREENLEAF (OWN)
· LINCOLN HEIGHTS (ABC FAMILY)
· MASTERS OF SEX (SHOWTIME)
· MATTRESS WORLD (FOX)
· MIKE & MOLLY (CBS)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND (ABC)
· PERRY MASON (HBO)
· POWER (STARZ)
· SILICON VALLEY (HBO)
· SINGULARITY (FX)
· TRANSPARENT (AMAZON)
· TRANSPARENT (AMAZON)
· UNTITLED ETHAN KUPERBERG PROJECT (AMAZON)
· YOUNGER (TV LAND)





[11/11/19 - 12:51 PM]
El Chapo's Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro, to Appear on VH1's Gritty Docuseries "Cartel Crew"
New episodes continue Monday nights at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[11/11/19 - 12:16 PM]
Disney+ to Release Marvel Studios Special "Expanding the Universe" at Launch
The special, due tomorrow, is a new look at the original series coming to the service.

[11/11/19 - 11:08 AM]
DC Universe and Warner Bros. Television Announce Season 3 Renewal of "Titans"
All season one episodes of Titans are available now for streaming; new episodes from season two are available every Friday on DC Universe.

[11/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
Freeform Falls in Love with Valentine's Day Film "The Thing About Harry" from Director Peter Paige
Jake Borelli, Niko Terho, Karamo, Britt Baron and Peter Paige star in the project.

[11/11/19 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Two New Dramas, Two Milestones and Two Returning Series
"FBI: Most Wanted" and "Tommy" are both set to launch early next year.

[11/11/19 - 09:01 AM]
"Dan Soder: Son of a Gary," His First HBO Comedy Special, Debuts December 7, Exclusively on HBO
Taped last month at The Bowery Ballroom in New York City before a sold-out, live audience, Dan's first HBO comedy hour showcases his down to earth approach to material that affects his life on every level.

[11/11/19 - 08:31 AM]
Global Icon Shania Twain to Perform a Medley of Her Greatest Hits at the "2019 American Music Awards(R)," Airing Live Sunday, Nov. 24, on ABC
The performance will mark Twain's return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2003.

[11/11/19 - 08:30 AM]
"You" Season 2 Premieres December 26 on Netflix
The streaming service broke the news on social media this morning.

[11/11/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Dominates for NBC
The Peacock's NFL franchise easily wins the night in all categories.

[11/11/19 - 08:00 AM]
E! Greenlights the Return of Iconic Comedy Franchise "The Soup"
Jade Catta-Preta will host the latest incarnation, due in early 2020.

[11/11/19 - 07:56 AM]
Video: "Holly Hobbie" Season 2 Trailer - A Hulu Original
The family series returns Friday, November 22 on the streaming service.

[11/11/19 - 07:02 AM]
Netflix Reveals First Look at "Sex Education" Season 2
The streaming service drops the first photos from the upcoming season.

[11/11/19 - 05:03 AM]
Viacom and CBS Announce Content and Digital Leadership
"ViacomCBS will be one of the largest premium content creators in the world, with the capacity to produce content for both our own platforms and for others," said Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom.

[11/10/19 - 09:14 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from College Football
The network's primetime coverage leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/09/19 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "SmackDown" Remain on Top in Demos
The network continues its reign among adults 18-49.