or


[10/17/19 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 17
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!


AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS (BET+) - The first five episodes of the two-part series - narrated by rapper/actor Jeezy and featuring Delrhonda "Big 50" Hood, "Bank Fraud Queen" Jamila T. Davis, Thelma Wright, Rashia Wilson and Shauna Barry-Scott - are now available on the streaming service. Said effort is a follow up to the 2006-09 series from A. Smith & Company Productions. Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton, Greg Mathis, Delece James, Mark Anthony, Breht Gardner, Jackson Nguyen and Sade Oyinade are the executive producers. The rest of the series' episodes will be released at a later date. (Variety.com)
CLUELESS (New!) - Jordan Reddout and Gus Hickey are making the rounds with "a new, dramatic take on the high school comedy centered on the Dionne character played by Stacey Dash in the movie and the 1996 series adaptation." CBS Television Studios is behind the project with Corinne Brinkerhoff, Tiffany Grant and Robert Lawrence also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
DEAD TO ME (Netflix) - Natalie Morales will recur on the show's sophomore run as Michelle: "Described as wry and down to earth, Michelle has a relaxed charm and infectious wit. She forms a connection with Judy (Linda Cardellini) at the Assisted Living Facility, where Michelle's difficult mother lives." (Variety.com)
DEPUTY (FOX) - Karrueche Tran will recur on the freshman drama as Genevieve: "Cute and incorrigible, she is the fun-loving, quick-witted partner of a by-the-books deputy in the department. Spunky and bright, she certainly makes an impression on everyone she comes in contact with. Genevieve has knack for bringing out the best in everyone, be it with a sharp joke or a loving embrace." (Deadline.com)
FARGO (FX) - Former supervising producer Monica Beletsky has signed a multi-year overall deal with Apple TV+. (Deadline.com)
FOR ALL MANKIND (Apple TV+) - Sonya Walger's Molly Cobb and Krys Marshall's Danielle Poole will be promoted to regulars on the just-ordered second season of the series. (Deadline.com)
GAYME SHOW (Quibi, New!) - Matt Rogers and Dave Mizzoni are set to host a new competition series on the short-form video service in which "each episode features two straight contestants paired with a celebrity "life partner" as they battle head to head in physical, mental and even emotional challenges for the title of "Queen of the Straights."" Jax Media is behind the project with Rogers, Mizzoni, Genevieve Aniello, Brooke Posch, Séamus Murphy-Mitchell and Tony Hernandez executive producing. (Deadline.com)
MARE OF EASTTOWN (HBO) - The Kate Winslet-led limited series has added John Douglas Thompson as Chief Carter, "Mare's (Winslet) boss at the Easttown Police Department"; Patrick Murney as Kenny McMenamin, "Erin's (Cailee Spaeny) father, a stocky, tattooed man who works as a mason"; Ben Miles as Richard Ryan, "a rumpled but charming visiting creative writing professor"; James McArdle as Deacon Mark Burton, "a transitional deacon who is kind, quiet and idealistic"; Sosie Bacon as Carrie Layden, "Drew's mother and Kevin's ex-girlfriend"; Joe Tippett as John Ross, "Lori's (Julianne Nicholson) good-natured husband and high school sweetheart"; and Neal Huff as Father Dan Hastings, "Mare's cousin, a progressive, inclusive Roman Catholic priest who struggles with his faith." (Deadline.com)
MAYANS MC (FX) - Kurt Sutter has been fired from his executive producer post on the FX series "based on complaints from cast and crew collected by the human resources department of Disney." (Deadline.com)
MRS. THOMPSON (NBC, New!) - Jake Coburn has sold a new drama to the Peacock which "revolves around a young woman who, after she marries into one of New York's wealthiest and most influential families, soon begins to learn that behind the glamorous facade lies a web of lies and deadly secrets they will do anything to protect." Julie Plec is also on board to executive produce via her Warner Bros. Television-based My So-Called Company. (THR.com)
OZARK (Netflix) - Emmy-winning co-star Julia Garner has signing a first-look deal with producer MRC Television to develop and executive produce television projects. (Deadline.com)
PARTY OF FIVE (Freeform) - Elizabeth Grullon will recur on the reboot series as Sully, "an activist that crosses paths with Lucia (Emily Tosta) and becomes an inspiration to her cause." (Deadline.com)
TI & TINY: FRIENDS AND FAMILY HUSTLE (VH1) - The cable channel has quietly ordered a third season of the series. Production is underway on 12 new episodes, due in 2020. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED JEFFERIES & MARTIN PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Comedian Jim Jefferies ("The Jim Jefferies Show") is attached to star in a multi-camera comedy for the Peacock in which he plays "a fictionalized version of himself, offering his unique take on modern life and the complexity of relationships." He'll also co-write the half-hour, which has a put pilot commitment, alongside Suzanne Martin. Hazy Mills Productions' Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner and Brillstein Entertainment Partners' Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray will also executive produce for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED LIL DICKY SERIES (FX) - Executive producer Saladin K. Patterson has signed an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The pact gives the studio exclusive access to his output. (Deadline.com)
VIDA (Starz) - Cara Santana is slated to return on the upcoming season as Zoe, "the trouble-causing ex of Emma's (Mishel Prada) lover Nico (Roberta Colindrez)." (Deadline.com)





  [october 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN GANGSTER (BET)
· AMERICAN GANGSTER: TRAP QUEENS (BET PLUS)
· DAVE (FXX)
· DEAD TO ME (NETFLIX)
· DEPUTY (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FARGO (FX)
· FOR ALL MANKIND (APPLE TV PLUS)
· GAYME SHOW! (QUIBI)
· JEFFERIES (NBC)
· JIM JEFFERIES SHOW, THE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· MARE OF EASTTOWN (HBO)
· MAYANS MC (FX)
· MRS. THOMPSON (NBC)
· OZARK (NETFLIX)
· PARTY OF FIVE (FREEFORM)
· TI & TINY: FRIENDS AND FAMILY HUSTLE (VH1)
· VIDA (STARZ)





[06/19/24 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Simone Biles Rising" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Follow gymnast Simone Biles as she balances her personal life, mental health journey and training ahead of a highly anticipated return to the Olympics.

[06/19/24 - 04:01 AM]
Video: "The Green Glove Gang 2" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Hiding and on the run, the Green Glove Gang is forced to resurface when one of their sons entangles with a fierce gangster, prompting a showdown.

[06/18/24 - 03:31 PM]
"Tamron Hall" Increases Week to Week in Households, Total Viewers and Women 25-54
For the week, "Tamron Hall" ranked as the No. 3 program among the syndicated talk shows in Women 18-49 and Women 25-54.

[06/18/24 - 03:21 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" Surges to a 5-Month High in Adults 18-49
For the week, "Jimmy Kimmel Live" ranked 31% ahead of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and 62% ahead of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

[06/18/24 - 02:41 PM]
ABC's Exclusive Coverage of Boston Celtics Record-Setting NBA Finals Victory Wins Night Across All of Television and in All Key Demographics
NBA Finals Game 5 averaged 12,224,000 viewers and peaked with 13,280,000 viewers.

[06/18/24 - 01:40 PM]
ABC News Announces "Battle for the White House"
ABC News announces coverage of the 2024 presidential election and the candidates with special programming on ABC, ABC News Live, the 24/7 streaming news network, and Hulu on Thursday, June 27, beginning at 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. EDT.

[06/18/24 - 01:32 PM]
MTV Sets "Surreal Life: Villa of Secrets" Premiere for Tuesday, July 23rd at 9PM ET/PT
This season, eight celebrity strangers have no idea what's in store when they check-in to the Villa of Secrets for an outlandish, Surreal getaway.

[06/18/24 - 01:31 PM]
"Power Book II: Ghost" Season 4 Part One Delivers Over 6.5 Million Multiplatform Viewers in Its Premiere Week Becoming One of Network's Biggest Premieres Ever
Additionally, the "Power" Universe series have now amassed a staggering 1.5 billion hours watched globally to date.

[06/18/24 - 01:31 PM]
Rebecca Dalton and Marcus Rosner Are in the Eye of the Storm in "Falling Like Snowflakes" a New Original Premiering June 29, on Hallmark Channel
Artist and teacher, Teagan Ashley (Dalton), has spent a lifetime pursuing nature's beauty through the camera lens.

[06/18/24 - 01:02 PM]
ABC News' "Nightline" Ranks No. 1 in All Key Target Demos vs. CBS' "After Midnight" and NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Leading in Overall Viewers for 4th Consecutive Week
Season to date, "Nightline" is growing versus the comparable weeks last season in Total Viewers, posting its largest overall audience in 3 years.

[06/18/24 - 01:00 PM]
HBO Original Drama Series "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" Begins Production
Newly announced cast includes Finn Bennett as Aerion Targaryen, Bertie Carvel as Baelor Targaryen, Tanzyn Crawford as Tanselle, Daniel Ings as Ser Lyonel Barotheon, and Sam Spruell as Maekar Targaryen.

[06/18/24 - 12:01 PM]
Netflix Top 10 Week of June 10: "Bridgerton" Shines at #1; "Under Paris" Enters Most Popular
The third and final season of the fantasy adventure series "Sweet Tooth" moved up the list ranking in second place (6M views) and Season 2 of the reality dating competition series "Perfect Match" made some (potentially questionable) moves to take third place (5.1M views).

[06/18/24 - 11:30 AM]
NBCUniversal Renews "Resident Alien" for Season Four; Will Move the Series to USA Network from Syfy
Season three averaged 3.3 million total viewers (+4% vs. S2) and 1 million in the 18-49 demo (+36% vs. S2) across all platforms through 35 days.

[06/18/24 - 11:01 AM]
AMC Networks' July Highlights Include Debut of "Snowpiercer" Season 4, Return of "Signora Volpe," New Season of "Oshi No Ko" and More!
These films, series and more join an extensive catalogue of compelling dramas, beloved franchises, highly anticipated films and timely collections on AMC+, Acorn TV, ALLBLK, Shudder, Sundance Now, and anime-focused HIDIVE, all month long.

[06/18/24 - 10:31 AM]
Netflix to Debut "Resurrected Rides" from the Original Team Behind "Pimp My Ride"
Comedian and actor Chris Redd, along with his team of next-level mechanics, helps deserving owners transform their beloved beaters into roadworthy masterpieces.