or


[03/23/17 - 11:42 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 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!


ALIENIST, THE (TNT) - Falk Hentschel is set to recur on the upcoming drama as Biff Ellison, "an extremely corrupt mobster who runs illegal brothels and bars in the city." (Deadline.com)
BEING MARY JANE (BET) - Raney Branch is slated to recur on the series as Aaliyah Luckett, "an up-and-coming force of nature. Aaliyah is a junior PR associate with the network's brand strategy firm, and she's been tasked with improving Mary Jane's Q-rating." (Deadline.com)
CLIMB, THE (Amazon, New!) - Diarra Kilpatrick has sold a single-camera comedy pilot to the streaming service about "two best friends stuck in the same dead-end job search for fulfillment by becoming Internet famous, though moxie is their only discernible talent." The project, based on her experiences growing up in Detroit, comes from Amazon Studios and the Mark Gordon Co. with Christina Lee also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
KNICK, THE (Cinemax) - The pay channel has formally pulled the plug on the drama as it recalibrates its original programming strategy. Cinemax previously commissioned a script for a potential third season premiere in December of 2015. (Deadline.com)
LOVE YOU MORE (Amazon, New!) - Writer Michael Patrick King, director Bobcat Goldthwait and comedian Bridget Everett are set to team for a single-camera comedy pilot at the streaming service about "New York City cabaret sensation Karen Best (Everett). Karen is a big girl with a big personality and a big love of Chardonnay, which occasionally, causes her to make some big mistakes with men. But the biggest thing about Karen is her big heart, which she uses to excel at her job as a counselor at a group home for young adults with Down syndrome. And sometimes, Karen's need to stand up for all the little people in life manifests into a fantasy rock music number, where we discover she also has a big and beautiful voice." Warner Bros. Television-based MPK Productions and Amazon Studios are co-producing. Goldthwait will direct from a script co-written by the trio. (Deadline.com)
LUCIFER (FOX) - Executive producer Joe Henderson took to Twitter with the news four episodes from the show's current second season will carry over to season three. Said decision is the result of scheduling issues: the series returns for the first of five new episodes on May 1. The remaining four will be added to its previous 22-episode season three order. (@Henderson_Joe)
MESSIAH (Netflix, New!) - Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are spearheading a present-day Jesus drama series at the streaming service. Michael Petroni (The Book Thief) is penning the project, which recently qualified for $7.514 million California tax credit. Andrew Deane will likewise executive produce via Burnett and Downey's LightWorkers Media. The project however has not been greenlighted and is in the development stage. (Deadline.com)
QUANTICO (ABC) - Spanish supermodel Jon Kortajarena will recur on the series as "political operative Felix Cordova." Look for his first episode in April. (TVLine.com)
QUEEN SUGAR (OWN) - Yohance Myles will drop by the show's second season as" a successful barbershop owner named D'Andre. It seems he and Nova (Rutina Wesley) shared an 'intimate night' not too long ago, and D'Andre isn't the least bit shy about letting her know he'd like to make it a more regular thing." (TVLine.com)
REAL LIFE (CBS) - Bret Harrison has booked a role on the comedy pilot as Arnie, "Drew's (yet to be cast) friend and roommate from his business school days." (Deadline.com)
SEA OAK (Amazon, New!) - Author George Saunders is on track for a pilot order from the streaming service for a new comedy about Aunt Bernie: "a meek working-class woman, dies tragically in a home invasion in her Rust Belt subsidized housing complex called Sea Oak. Compelled by sheer force of dissatisfaction, she comes back from the dead full of rage, determined to get the life she never had." Jonathan Krauss will also executive produce for Amazon Studios with Kier McFarlane and Lael Smith serving as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (Hulu, New!) - Kelly Oxford has sold a potential drama to the streaming service billed as "a teen show set in the 1990's." James Franco, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are also on board to executive produce the hour. No other details were given. (Variety.com)
WESTWORLD (HBO) - Talulah Riley's host Angela has been promoted to a series regular for the show's sophomore run. (Deadline.com)





  [march 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ALIENIST, THE (TNT)
· BEING MARY JANE (BET)
· CLIMB, THE (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· KNICK, THE (CINEMAX)
· LOVE YOU MORE (AMAZON)
· LUCIFER (NETFLIX)
· MESSIAH (NETFLIX)
· QUANTICO (ABC)
· QUEEN SUGAR (OWN)
· REAL LIFE (CBS)
· SEA OAK (AMAZON)
· UNTITLED KELLY OXFORD PROJECT (HULU)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





[06/17/19 - 03:03 PM]
FX Orders Season Three of "Pose"
The show's season two debut generated series high ratings in Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Adults 25-54 and all key women demos on a Live+3 basis.

[06/17/19 - 02:00 PM]
The CW Announces Its 2019 Fall Premiere Dates
Newcomer "Batwoman" will kick things off on Sunday, October 6.

[06/17/19 - 01:32 PM]
Showtime(R) Picks Up Dark Comedy "On Becoming a God in Central Florida" Starring Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Nominee Kirsten Dunst
The series - set to debut Sunday, August 25 at 10:00/9:00c - was acquired from YouTube.

[06/17/19 - 12:20 PM]
Video: Amazon Original "The Boys" Gets Spicy as They Plot to Take Down the Corrupt Heroes of The Seven in New NSFW Trailer
"The Boys," launching July 26, is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes - who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians and as revered as Gods - abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good.

[06/17/19 - 11:57 AM]
Mazel! "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" Celebrates Ten Years in Late Night on Thursday, June 27 at 10PM ET
Bravo will air "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" at a special 10:00/9:00c timeslot (June 17-27) leading up the commemorative 10 year anniversary.

[06/17/19 - 11:20 AM]
Oxygen Announces New Series "Killer Motive" from the Producers of "Dateline NBC" Premiering Sunday, August 25 at 7PM ET/PT
Each hour-long episode will uncover dark and twisted motives, from vengeance to jealousy to greed that led to gruesome killings.

[06/17/19 - 11:08 AM]
"Younger" Records Highest-Rated Season Premiere in Its History in Key P25-54 Demo, Draws 1.3 Million Total Viewers
TV Land further spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 12.

[06/17/19 - 11:01 AM]
NBC Raises the Curtain on Fall Premiere Dates as Broadcast's #1 Network Launches Its 2019-20 Season
The bulk of said lineup will launch during the traditional premiere week of September 23-29.

[06/17/19 - 11:00 AM]
History's New Nonfiction Series "The Strongest Man in History" Set to Premiere July 10 at 10PM ET/PT
Created in 1977, The World's Strongest Man(TM) competition has become the premier event in strength athletics.

[06/17/19 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Go Behind the Scenes of "Broad City" in New Documentary "Abbi and Ilana's Broad City"
The doc follows the critically-acclaimed show from its beginnings as a web series to its emotional series finale and features interviews with Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, cast and crew.

[06/17/19 - 09:32 AM]
Reelz Builds on Its Commitment to Originals with New Programming for July 2019
Highlights include six returning series, five new specials and the U.S. premiere of "Air Crash Confidential" about harrowing real life disasters that were made into movies.

[06/17/19 - 08:17 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Gets Boost from Final Round of U.S. Open Championship
The network takes home top honors among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/17/19 - 08:01 AM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "GLOW" Season 3
Season three follows the ladies of GLOW as they take the Vegas strip by storm.

[06/17/19 - 07:37 AM]
Escape with a Summer of BBC America's Wildest, Most Wow-Inducing Programming with Wild Summer Starting Saturday, June 29
Nature programming will continue every Saturday for the entire summer.

[06/17/19 - 07:01 AM]
Video: "Sintonia" - Teaser - Netflix
In the quest to be somebody, many paths will converge.