or


[08/22/18 - 11:49 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 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!


ARE YOU SLEEPING (Apple) - Moon Bloodgood is departing the Octavia Spencer/Lizzy Caplan-led drama as Cath Min, Poppy's (Spencer) best friend. Producers plan to recast the role and reshoot her character's scenes shot to date. (Deadline.com)
AVENUE 5 (HBO) - Hugh Laurie is set to star in Armando Iannucci's high-concept comedy pilot as Ryan Clark, "the charming and in-control American captain of Avenue 5." (Deadline.com)
CODE, THE (CBS) - Dana Delany has joined the cast of the midseason drama as Colonel Eisa Turnbull, "the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division." She succeeds Mira Sorvino from the pilot, a role which was pegged for recasting as part of its series pickup. (Deadline.com)
FLASH, THE (The CW) - Kyle Secor has been cast as Caitlin Snow's hitherto absent father, "an extremely intelligent geneticist who has been MIA for decades." Susan Walters will also return as her mother, Dr. Carla Tannhauser. (EW.com)
GIRLBOSS (Netflix) - Alums Kay Cannon and Laverne McKinnon have inked a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television, giving the studio first crack at the output from their K&L Productions banner. (THR.com)
GOOD BEHAVIOR (TNT) - Creator Chad Hodge has signed an overall deal with Tomorrow Studios, producer of the TNT series. The network has not yet made a formal decision on the show's fate. (Deadline.com)
HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS) - Rochelle Aytes is set to recur on the upcoming season as Greer, "a sharp, smart and calculating CIA operative who was once romantically involved with McGarrett. Now, though, Greer is described as 'dangerous and not to be trusted.'" (TVLine.com)
HIGHLAND (TNT) - The cable channel has reportedly passed on the Margaret Cho-led drama pilot. Producer Tomorrow Studios is currently shopping the project elsewhere with Universal Cable Productions, home to co-creator Liz Sarnoff's recently signed overall deal, set to come on board as a co-producer if it's picked up. (Deadline.com)
MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (Netflix) - Executive producer Melissa Rosenberg has signed an eight-figure, multi-year overall deal with Warner Bros. Television. The pact will spell the end of her run on the Netflix series after its previously ordered third season. (THR.com)
'OHANA (ABC, New!) - Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has sold a new drama to the Alphabet based on Kiana Davenport's 1994 novel "Shark Dialogues," which "follows four hapa women who reunite when their grandmother, a mystic known as a kahuna, dies mysteriously and leaves them the family plantation." Viola Davis and Julius Tennon's JuVee Productions is behind the project, which is set up at ABC Studios, home to their overall deal. (THR.com)
PURGE, THE (USA) - Dominic Fumusa is set for a recurring role on the upcoming film-turned-TV series as Pete the Cop, "a keen eyed, no bullshit, ex-military and ex-cop with a mysterious past and a dry sense of humor. He's extremely connected and respected by the community, and has his finger on the pulse of the city." (Deadline.com)
SANCHEZ WAY, THE (ABC, New!) - Isaac Gonzalez has sold a new comedy to the Alphabet about "a loud, proud, Mexican-American family that lives by a very strict working class code. Show centers on Pedro Sanchez, the patriarch of the family, whose code is threatened when his 'fresa' brother-in-law (a Mexican yuppie) moves to town and wants to be part of the family." Milojo Productions' Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Albert Bianchini also serve as executive producers for ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)
SERVANT (A.K.A. UNTITLED BASGALLOP & SHYAMALAN PROJECT) (Apple) - Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger Free have been tapped to star in the psychological thriller, about "parents Dorothy and Sean Turner, who have hired young nanny Leanne to help care for their newborn child." Ambrose will play the aforementioned mother, Dorothy Turner, with Free as the nanny, Leanne Grayson. (Deadline.com)
SUPERGIRL (The CW) - Tyler Hoechlin will reprise his role as Superman during this year's crossover event. Said installment will also feature the debut of Lois Lane, currently being cast. (@DCComics)
TEACHER, A (FX) - Kate Mara is attached to star in and executive produce Hannah Fidell's small screen take on her 2013 feature, which is now set up at FX and sibling FX Productions. Originally sold to HBO in 2014, Daniel Brocklehurst, Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass and Cota Films' Michael Costigan were also among the auspices. It's not clear if they're still attached to the FX incarnation. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED HORGAN & MAGNUSSOEN PROJECT (Amazon, New!) - Sharon Horgan and Billy Magnussoen are attached to star in a potential comedy at the streaming service about "a socially awkward, broke, single woman (Horgan) who launches a self-help company and recruits a handsome former male gymnast (Magnussen) to be the face of it." Horgan will co-write the Amazon Studios-based project (which has a script-to-series commitment) with Ian Helfer and John Hamburg, the latter of which will also direct. Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor and Merman's Clelia Mountford will likewise executive produce. (Deadline.com)





  [august 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AVENUE 5 (HBO)
· CODE, THE (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH, THE (CW)
· GIRLBOSS (NETFLIX)
· GOOD BEHAVIOR (TNT)
· HAWAII FIVE-0 (CBS)
· HIGHLAND (TNT)
· MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (NETFLIX)
· 'OHANA (ABC)
· PURGE, THE (USA)
· SANCHEZ WAY, THE (ABC)
· SERVANT (APPLE TV PLUS)
· SUPERGIRL (CW)
· TEACHER, A (FX ON HULU)
· TRUTH BE TOLD (APPLE TV PLUS)
· UNTITLED HORGAN & MAGNUSSOEN PROJECT (AMAZON)





[06/15/21 - 02:45 PM]
ABC to Encore "The Celebrity Dating Game" Premiere on Wednesday; "Card Sharks" Return Pushed to June 23
Last night's debut will rebroadcast this Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00/9:00c, bumping the previously announced return of "Card Sharks" to next week.

[06/15/21 - 02:00 PM]
2.5 Million Viewers Watched Both the Premiere and Encore Telecasts of the Third Season of the Scripted Series "Tyler Perry's Sistas" and Music Reality Series "BET Presents The Encore" on BET
Over 1.4 million total viewers tuned in to the former's season premiere in Live+3.

[06/15/21 - 01:32 PM]
Showtime(R) Orders Drama Series "American Gigolo" Starring Jon Bernthal
Gretchen Mol, Rosie O'Donnell, Lizzie Brocheré, Gabriel LaBelle and Leland Orser also star in the filmed-turned-TV series.

[06/15/21 - 12:23 PM]
Peacock Celebrates Female Olympic Athletes' Lasting Legacy on the 25th Anniversary of the Atlanta Games
"The '96 Effect" is a three-part documentary series, produced by Lookalike Productions, featuring four legendary USA women's teams who won gold at the Atlanta Games.

[06/15/21 - 11:30 AM]
Freeform's "Cruel Summer" Renewed for Second Season
"Cruel Summer" is the network's most-watched series ever, ranking as the No. 1 new cable drama of the year among Women 18-34.

[06/15/21 - 11:24 AM]
Competitors Taste Their Way to Victory in New High-Stakes Primetime Series "Money Hungry," Hosted by Kal Penn
The series launches with a special premiere Sunday, July 25 at 10:00/9:00c on Food Network.

[06/15/21 - 11:02 AM]
Oxygen Delves Into True Stories of Strong Women Who Escaped Unspeakable Crimes
Look for "Snapped Notorious: The Girl in the Box," premiering Saturday, July 17; and "Snapped Notorious: The Cleveland Strangler" the following Saturday, July 24.

[06/15/21 - 10:30 AM]
The CW Network Sets 2021 Fall Premiere Dates
"Penn & Teller: Fool Us" will kick things off on Friday, October 1 with "The Flash" and "Riverdale" rounding out the rollouts on Tuesday, November 16.

[06/15/21 - 10:06 AM]
Comedy Central's Award-Winning Late Night Franchise "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" to Unveil Brand New Look on Monday, September 13, 2021
Trevor's summer hiatus will commence on Friday, June 18 however the show will continue to produce exclusive brand content across its digital, social and podcast platforms the entire summer.

[06/15/21 - 10:00 AM]
FOX Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment Enter Fast-Growing Non-Fungible Token Market with New Business Unit "Blockchain Creative Labs"
Scott Greenberg, Co-Founder and CEO of Bento Box Entertainment, will serve as CEO of Blockchain Creative Labs and be responsible for overseeing the unit and the newly formed content fund.

[06/15/21 - 09:59 AM]
Video: Paramount+ Reveals Teaser Art & Trailer for New Animated Comedy Series "The Harper House"
Created by Brad Neely and featuring an all-star voiceover cast - including Rhea Seehorn, Jason Lee, Tatiana Maslany and Ryan Flynn as the Harper family - the ten-episode Paramount+ Original Series will premiere this fall exclusively on the service.

[06/15/21 - 09:27 AM]
YouTube Originals Sends Bretman Rock Into the Jungle for "30 Days With: Bretman Rock"
Episode 1 of his four-part docu-series premieres June 30, only on YouTube.

[06/15/21 - 09:02 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces "Bitchin': The Sound and Fury of Rick James"
The film will have a World Premiere at the Tribeca Festival tonight as part of the festival's inaugural Juneteenth programming slate, ahead of the Showtime premiere later this year.

[06/15/21 - 08:23 AM]
Production Begins on BBC One, BBC America and Sister's Third and Final Series of "The Split"
The series will once again be distributed internationally by BBC Studios.

[06/15/21 - 08:05 AM]
discovery+ Greenlights New Home Series with Actress Marsai Martin Who Will Deliver Surprise Bedroom Renovations for Teens
Martin will serve as executive producer of the eight-episode series and will lead the design team that creates stunning bedroom overhauls for exceptional, peer-nominated youth who make a positive impact in their communities.