or


[01/30/18 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 30
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!


ABBY'S/FRIENDS-IN-LAW/MOST LIKELY TO... (NBC/ABC) - Pamela Fryman has signed on to direct and executive produce all three multi-camera comedy pilots, in addition to the previously announced "History of Them" at CBS. (Deadline.com)
DICE (Showtime) - The Andrew Dice Clay-led comedy is being canceled after two seasons. The show's October finale drew a modest 166,000 viewers (64,000 adults 18-49) in Live+3, down from its 2016 premiere of 325,000 viewers (157,000) in Live+3. (THR.com)
END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, THE (The CW) - Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker's drama, based on Iva-Marie Palmer's book of the same name, is heading to pilot at the network. Rob Thomas, Danielle Stokdyk, Dan Etheridge, Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo will likewise executive produce. The logline is as follows: "When a prison spaceship carrying the universe's most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California, two young women with bigger dreams than working at a kids' pizza place in The Valley are recruited by a space cop to hunt down the escaped criminals, who have camouflaged themselves as eccentric Angelenos." (Deadline.com)
GUESS WHO DIED (NBC) - Beth Lacke and Adrian Martinez have both been cast in the Hector Elizondo/Holland Taylor-led single-camera comedy pilot. She'll play Cybil, "Murray's daughter who works as a poetic writing teacher at a community college. Loyal and devoted, she visits her parents every day and helps with her mom's care." He's then set as Lopez, "the security guard at the main guard gate at the Las Esperanzado." (Deadline.com)
IN THE DARK (A.K.A. UNTITLED CORINNE KINGSBURY PROJECT) (The CW) - Corinne Kingsbury's drama has been given a pilot order by the network. Ben Stiller, Jackie Cohn and Nicky Weinstock also serve as executive producers on the project, from CBS Television Studios. It's detailed as follows: "A flawed and irreverent blind woman is the only "witness" to the murder of her drug-dealing friend. After the police dismiss her story, she sets out with her dog, Pretzel, to find the killer while also managing her colorful dating life and the job she hates at Breaking Blind - the guide dog school owned by her overprotective parents." (Deadline.com)
MANIFEST (NBC) - David Frankel (Collateral Beauty) has been tapped to direct and executive produce the Robert Zemeckis-produced mystery drama pilot. (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Jeff Pierre has been cast as Prince Naveen (of "The Princess and the Frog" fame) in the current season. (Deadline.com)
PLAYING DEAD (The CW, New!) - Rina Mimoun and Josh Reims are set to team for a new drama at the netlet and CBS Television Studios. Intrigue Entertainment's Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter will also executive produce the project, which has a pilot order. The network's logline is: "A dysfunctional family dramedy about a mortician and his son whose lives are turned upside down when the woman who abandoned them 15 years ago returns and asks them to fake her death." (Deadline.com)
ROSWELL (The CW) - The netlet's reboot of the former UPN/The WB staple, based on Melinda Metz's book series, has received a pilot order. Writer Carina Adly MacKenzie; Lawrence Bender and Kevin Kelly Brown; and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The project is detailed as follows: "After reluctantly returning to her tourist-trap hometown of Roswell, New Mexico, the daughter of undocumented immigrants discovers a shocking truth about her teenage crush who is now a police officer: he's an alien who has kept his unearthly abilities hidden his entire life. She protects his secret as the two reconnect and begin to investigate his origins, but when a violent attack and long-standing government cover-up point to a greater alien presence on Earth, the politics of fear and hatred threaten to expose him and destroy their deepening romance." (Deadline.com)
SHUT EYE (Hulu) - Co-star Jeffrey Donovan took to Twitter with the news the streaming service has canceled the drama after two seasons. (@WickedpissaJD)
SKINNY DIP (The CW, New!) - Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner have scored a pilot order from the netlet for a TV series based on Carl Hiaasen's novel of the same name. Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan of Keshet Studios are also executive producing for CBS Television Studios. HBO previously attempted a small screen take in 2011 with writer Michael Oates Palmer and actor Michael Keaton among the auspices. The logline is as follows: "Based on the novel by Carl Hiaasen. After her husband tries to kill her on what she thought was a romantic cruise to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, a woman teams with a jaded ex-cop to exact her own twisted brand of revenge on her cheating spouse, and winds up uncovering a wider conspiracy in the process." (Deadline.com)
SPENCER (A.K.A. UNTITLED SPENCER PAYSINGER PROJECT) (The CW) - April Blair's drama has snagged a pilot order from the netlet. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter are also executive producing with Robbie Rogers and Dane Morck serving as producer and consultant, respectively, for Warner Bros. Television. The CW's logline is as follows: "When a rising high school football player from South Central L.A. is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High, the wins, losses and struggles of two families from vastly different worlds - Compton and Beverly Hills - begin to collide. Inspired by the life of pro football player Spencer Paysinger." (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED YESI ORTIZ PROJECT (E!, New!) - The life of Los Angeles radio personality Yesi Ortiz is set to be the focus of a potential drama series at the cable channel. In the project, "after Ortiz's sister is arrested, she decides to adopt her sister's six children, turning the twenty-five year old into a single mom overnight. Nevertheless, she continues to work toward becoming one of the top DJs in the country." Michael Reisz will write and executive produce alongside Davis Entertainment's John Davis and John Fox and 3Pas Studios' Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell. Mike Stein and Jessica Pavão are producing. (Variety.com)
WATCHMEN (HBO) - Nicole Kassell ("The Leftovers") has been tapped to helm and executive produce the pilot to Damon Lindelof's small screen take on the famed Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons comic book. (Deadline.com)





  [january 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ABBY'S (NBC)
· ALL AMERICAN (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DICE (SHOWTIME)
· END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT, THE (CW)
· FRIENDS-IN-LAW (2018 VERSION) (NBC)
· GUESS WHO DIED (NBC)
· HISTORY OF THEM (CBS)
· IN THE DARK (CW)
· LEFTOVERS, THE (HBO)
· MANIFEST (NBC)
· MOST LIKELY TO... (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· PLAYING DEAD (CW)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO (CW)
· SHUT EYE (HULU)
· SKINNY DIP (CW)
· UNTITLED YESI ORTIZ PROJECT (E)
· WATCHMEN (HBO)





[01/26/21 - 01:35 PM]
NBC's New Drama "Debris" Will Debut on Monday, March 1 at 10 p.m.
The series stars Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele, Norbert Leo Butz and Scroobius Pip.

[01/26/21 - 12:00 PM]
NBC Renews Its Signature Drama "The Blacklist" for a Ninth Season
This Friday's episode (January 29) marks a landmark for the series as the #1 name on Raymond Reddington's notorious blacklist is revealed.

[01/26/21 - 12:00 PM]
London's Finest, Bishop and Pike, Head to South Africa in a Three-Part "Bulletproof" Special Event Premiering Monday, March 15 on The CW
The subsequent episodes will air on Monday, March 22 and Monday, March 29 in place of "All American."

[01/26/21 - 11:36 AM]
NFC Championship on FOX Draws Best Viewership Since 2017 with Peak Audience of 53 Million
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Sunday, January 24.

[01/26/21 - 11:28 AM]
BET to Air "COVID-19 Vaccine and the Black Community A Tyler Perry Special" Premiering Thursday, January 28 At 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her
The half-hour special provides helpful and factual information for viewers looking to protect themselves and their families from this unprecedented crisis.

[01/26/21 - 11:17 AM]
"Cocktails and Tall Tales With Ina Garten and Melissa McCarthy" Exclusively Available on discovery+ March 26th
In the special, shot on location from Ina's home in East Hampton, New York, as well as from outside Sydney, Australia where Melissa and her family have been the last few months, these two megastars invite fans to join them for cocktails and a unique one-on-one conversation.

[01/26/21 - 10:59 AM]
HBO Documentary Films' Groundbreaking Series "Exterminate All the Brutes," by Acclaimed Filmmaker Raoul Peck, Debuts April 7
The four-part series pushes the boundaries of traditional documentary filmmaking, offering an expansive exploration of the exploitative and genocidal aspects of European colonialism, from America to Africa and its impact on society today.

[01/26/21 - 10:03 AM]
HGTV's Beach Escape Lands This February on discovery+ Featuring the Exclusive Special "Beach Cabana Royale" Hosted by Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi
Plus: "Beachfront Bargain Hunt," "Mexico Life," "Hawaii Life" and "Island Life" will debut new episodes on discovery+ beginning Tuesday, February 2.

[01/26/21 - 10:01 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer and Key Art for New Documentary Feature "There Is No 'I' in Threesome"
The film begins streaming on Thursday, February 11 and will have its world premiere this weekend at the WarnerMedia Lodge during this year's Sundance Film Festival.

[01/26/21 - 10:01 AM]
Hit Comedy "Modern Family" Coming to Hulu and Peacock
Both Hulu and Peacock will be the dedicated subscription streaming homes to all 250 "Modern Family" episodes beginning February 3.

[01/26/21 - 09:43 AM]
Apple TV+ Renews Hit International Thriller "Tehran" for Season Two
Now streaming on Apple TV+, "Tehran" tells the thrilling story of Mossad agent Tamar Rabinyan, who goes deep undercover on a dangerous mission in Tehran that places her and everyone around her in dire jeopardy.

[01/26/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From housing serial killers to untimely deaths, the Cecil Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles is known to many as LA's deadliest hotel.

[01/26/21 - 09:00 AM]
Meredith Corporation's People and The CW Network Team Up for Two Royal Primetime Specials
Look for "People Presents: Harry & Meghan's American Dream" on Tuesday, March 30, followed by "People Presents: William & Kate's Royal Anniversary" on Thursday, April 29.

[01/26/21 - 08:33 AM]
MTV Continues to Own Thursday Nights with Return of "Floribama Shore" on Thursday, February 25th at 9PM ET/PT
For the first time ever, everyone's favorite group of rowdy southerners will trade in the Florida sun for the mountains of Montana and the sunshine of Lake Havasu, Arizona.

[01/26/21 - 08:07 AM]
Tony Hale's All-Star Animated Series "Archibald" Flocks to Peacock with a New Installment of DreamWorks "Archibald's Next Big Thing Is Here," Premiering February 18
While his adventures don't always go as planned, Archibald takes it one step at a time with the help of his three siblings, Sage, Finly, and Loy, and his trusty sidekick, Bea.