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[11/18/11 - 11:05 AM]
ABC Family Has Begun Production on the New Pilot "Intercept"
Danielle Panabaker, Austin Butler, Chloe Wang and Nolan Gerard Funk star in the project, written by Ray Wright and directed by Kevin Hooks.

[01/21/11 - 10:58 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 21
Updates include: CBS, ION to share "Flashpoint"; HBO eyes Julian Assange film; and a whopping nine projects are ordered to pilot.

[11/12/10 - 09:22 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 12
Updates include: Connie Britton may visit "The Event" at NBC; Benita Robledo to become MTV's "Patito Feo"; and Larry Wilmore, Carol Mendelsohn land new projects.

[06/28/10 - 07:51 AM]
David Anders (Heroes, 24) Travels to Warehouse 13
He'll play "a calculating suspect with a deadly past and a dangerous connection to the Warehouse" in a September episode.

[06/14/10 - 02:10 PM]
Faran Tahir (Star Trek, Iron Man) Targets Warehouse 13
He'll play Regent Adwin Kosan, who's sent to the Warehouse to handle a burgeoning crisis.

[06/08/10 - 01:26 PM]
Vernon Sanders Promoted to Executive Vice President, Current Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios
Sanders was responsible for such new series as "Undercovers" and "Love Bites" as well as this spring's hit "Parenthood."

[05/12/10 - 10:34 AM]
The World Premiere of "16 Wishes," Starring Debby Ryan, Set for Friday, June 25 on Disney Channel
Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Anna Mae Routledge and Karissa Tynes also star in the original movie.

[10/26/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 26
Updates include: Diane Ademu-John books "NOLA Rising" at NBC; Adam F. Goldberg lands a new comedy at FOX; and Kenya Barris's life to become a sitcom for NBC.

[05/27/09 - 02:14 PM]
10 Things I Hate About You, the New Original Series by ABC Family, Launches This Summer on Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT
The half-hour, single-camera series is inspired by the 1999 hit movie of the same name.

[04/10/09 - 06:05 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 10
Updates include: TNT cancels "Trust Me"; Showtime passes on all of its pilots; and a dozen directors land pilot duty.

[02/02/09 - 09:41 AM]
ABC Family Announces Pick-Up of Three Pilots
Additionally, both "Greek" (20 episodes) and "Lincoln Heights" (10 episodes) are set to return in summer 2009.

[10/28/08 - 06:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, October 28
Updates include: The CW looks to revive "Melrose Place"; Luke Greenfield books a pair of projects; and E! orders "Party Monsters: Cabo."

[10/23/08 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 23
Updates include: Jason Dohring, Shannyn Sossamon land HBO pilots; "Curb Your Enthusiasm" to resume production in December; and the usual mix of casting news.

[10/15/08 - 06:10 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 15
Updates include: David E. Kelley to return to NBC; Robert De Niro lands three-for-one pilot deal at CBS; and four series get additional scripts.

[09/26/08 - 06:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 26
Updates include: Donnie Wahlberg, Sarah Michelle Gellar to topline pilots for TNT, HBO; Lifetime, NBC Universal continue their legal battle over "Project Runway"; and the usual mix of casting news.

[05/11/08 - 04:33 PM]
Development Update: Sunday, May 11
Updates include: "Boston Legal" and "The Game" get renewals; FOX pulls the plug on "New Amsterdam"; and J.D. Roth to host ABC's "Opportunity Knocks."

[04/24/08 - 05:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, April 24
Updates include: "Aliens in America's" Adhir Kalyan to check into "Nip/Tuck"; Tricia Helfer reports to USA's "Burn Notice"; and FOX to go after "Bad Dads."

[04/24/08 - 08:36 AM]
The CW's May Sweep Features Winners, Sinners and Home-Cooked Dinners
(SPOILERS) The netlet presents an overview of its May sweeps highlights.

[04/09/08 - 12:14 PM]
Sue Naegle Joins HBO as President, HBO Entertainment, Overseeing All Series Programming and Specials
UTA alum Naegle was responsible for packaging TV series such as "Six Feet Under," "Men in Trees," "The Bernie Mac Show," "Aliens in America," "Swingtown" and the upcoming HBO series "True Blood."

[04/04/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Friday, April 4
Updates include: Al Gough and Miles Millar exit the CW's "Smallville"; Sony takes in force majeured writers; and Matthew Lillard to star opposite Geena Davis in CBS's "Exit 19."

[03/04/08 - 02:29 PM]
The CW Network Locks in Midseason Schedule with New Episodes and New Time Periods
Among the changes: "Supernatural" returns to the Thursday line-up (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on April 3.

[02/27/08 - 05:03 PM]
The CW Adds Extra 'Chris' to Sunday Afternoon Lineup
Additional repeats will run at 5:00/4:00c starting March 16, replacing current occupant "Girlfriends."

[02/15/08 - 11:30 AM]
The CW Announces Schedule for Return of Original Episodes of Scripted Series
Plus: "Supernatural" will return on April 24 while "Reaper" will shift back to Tuesdays starting April 22.

[02/12/08 - 01:37 PM]
Networks Plot Post-Strike Plans: 36 (And Counting) to Resume Production
With the strike on track to be lifted tomorrow, the broadcast networks are hard at work reconciling their plans for the rest of the 2007-08 season and beyond.

[02/08/08 - 06:33 PM]
The CW Adds 'Top Model' Encore, Benches 'Now'
Encores of the show's initial Wednesday, 8:00/7:00c broadcast will air on Sundays at 7:00/6:00c starting March 2.

[01/22/08 - 12:34 PM]
Get Into the "Gossip Girl" Phenomenon from the Beginning with a Special "Gossip Girl Revealed" Featuring Exclusive Bonus Material on Monday, January 28
In addition to airing the pilot episode in its entirety, The CW will offer "an enhanced GOSSIP GIRL experience to passionate devotees and the uninitiated wanting to see how the phenomenon began."

[01/07/08 - 10:28 AM]
The CW Network Announces Midseason Schedule
The netlet confirms our previous report, which spotlights the various changes to its midseason lineup.

[01/04/08 - 01:03 PM]
CW Plans Midseason Makeover
The CW has announced its post-strike schedule, which as expected includes new seasons of "Pussycat Dolls Present," "Beauty and the Geek" and "America's Next Top Model."

[11/09/07 - 02:46 PM]
Nominations Announced for "The 34th Annual People's Choice Awards," to Be Hosted by Queen Latifah and Will Air January 8 on the CBS Television Network
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "House" and "Law and Order: SVU" to battle it out for favorite drama while "The King of Queens," "My Name is Earl" and "Two and a Half Men" are up for favorite comedy.

[10/25/07 - 10:25 PM]
Scripts Keep 'Reaper,' 'Money' on Track
The pick-ups, for three scripts each, leave only a handful of newcomers without any movement on said front.

[10/23/07 - 09:55 AM]
The CW's Sweeps Highlights
The netlet details its November 2007 offerings, which include MAJOR SPOILERS.

[10/17/07 - 08:15 PM]
The CW's 'Online Nation' First to Get the Axe
Just 580,000 viewers tuned into "Nation's" October 14 broadcast, making it the least-watched program on network television last week.

[10/09/07 - 05:01 PM]
The CW's Top Comedy, "The Game," Scores Double-Digit Year-To-Year Gains
The CW spins the numbers for Monday, October 8.

[10/01/07 - 06:17 PM]
What's So Funny 'Bout Aliens in America?
The show's main title will feature a new version of the Nick Lowe song "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding."

[09/28/07 - 06:53 PM]
Development Update: Week of September 24-28
Updates include: David DiGilio confirms the end of ABC's "Traveler," Joseph Fiennes to topline Ryan Murphy's FX pilot, NBC orders new anthology series and ABC commits to six episodes of a new Zak Penn drama.

[08/24/07 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 20-24
Updates include: New roles set on "24," "Bones," "Brothers & Sisters," "Jericho," "Lost" and "Ugly Betty," Kathryn Morris gets a raise on "Cold Case" and ABC Family and A&E each order two more pilots.

[07/20/07 - 10:12 AM]
The CW's 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule
"Beauty and the Geek" will kick off the netlet's fall schedule on September 18 while "Life Is Wild" will round out its lineup on October 7.

[07/17/07 - 06:16 PM]
Recasting Bug Hits NBC's 'Life,' 'Bionic,' Others
Mae Whitman and Melissa Sagemiller are out of NBC's "Bionic Woman" and "Life" respectively, while changes are in store for The CW's "Eight Days a Week" and NBC's "Lipstick Jungle." Plus: a recap of the recastings to date this season.

[07/06/07 - 03:09 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 2-6
Updates include: Stephanie Niznik and Scott Patterson land roles on the CW's newcomers, options are picked up on the casts of four pilots, Dana Delany in talks to join ABC's "Housewives" and the usual mix of casting news.

[06/25/07 - 03:42 PM]
The Futon's First Look: "Aliens in America" (The CW)

[06/11/07 - 11:57 AM]
NBC Universal Television Studio Promotes Two Veteran Executives to Head Comedy and Drama Programming Teams
Roth previously served as Vice President, Drama, for NBC Universal Television Studio, while Sanders had been Vice President, Comedy Series.

[05/17/07 - 04:37 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: CBS & the Cw
Find out the various odds and ends from CBS and the CW's presentations you might have missed out on.

[05/17/07 - 10:15 AM]
The CW Kicks Off Its Second Season with Six New Series
he CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2007-2008 season today at Madison Square Garden before more than 3,000 advertisers, affiliates and national media. The announcement was made by Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment, The CW.

[05/15/07 - 06:13 PM]
Cbs, the CW Confirm Renewals, Cancellations; FOX Extends '24'
Both CBS and the CW confirmed the bulk of their renewals and cancellations today as upfront week kicked into high gear while FOX has locked in "24" for two more seasons.

[02/19/07 - 12:29 AM]
Development Update: Monday, February 19
Updates include: Jill Clayburgh and Natalie Zea find ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," Summer Glau joins FOX's "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and more!

[08/04/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: July 31-August 4 (Weekly Round-Up)

[04/04/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 4







ALIENS IN AMERICA (CW)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
10/1/07 - 5/18/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (18 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/13/08
DESCRIPTION:
(from The CW's press release) Justin Tolchuck (Dan Byrd, "The Hills Have Eyes") is a sensitive, lanky 16-year-old just trying to make it through the social nightmare of high school in Medora, Wisconsin, with the help of his well-meaning mom Franny (Amy Pietz, "Caroline in the City"), aspiring-entrepreneur dad Gary (Scott Patterson, "Gilmore Girls") and his beautiful and popular younger sister Claire (Lindsey Shaw, "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"). Although he's bright and funny, Justin is also shy, socially awkward and pretty much resigned to the fact that he'll never be one of the cool kids. Franny, however, is the kind of take-charge mom who micro-manages her family, and she's come up with a plan to help Justin: she signs up for the school's international exchange student program. Picturing an athletic, brilliant Nordic teen, Franny is sure this new friendship will bestow instant coolness on her outsider son. However, when the Tolchuck's exchange student arrives, he turns out to be Raja Musharaff (Adhir Kalyan, "Fair City"), a 16-year-old Muslim from a small village in Pakistan. Raja is thoughtful, responsible and wise beyond his years. To the Tolchucks and everyone else in Medora, he's also just about as foreign as a foreigner can be. While the rest of the family is slightly freaked out by the Muslim in their midst, Gary is comforted by the fact that the host family receives a monthly check to help with expenses. This fits right in with Gary's money-making schemes, and when he sees how hard-working and respectful Raja is, he's totally on board. As for Claire, she's too busy with her friends and her new boyfriend to pay much attention to their houseguest, but Raja is smitten from the moment he first sees her. After the initial shock wears off, Justin is quickly won over by Raja's humor, gestures of friendship and by their common status as outsiders. Despite the cultural chasm between them, Justin and Raja develop an unlikely bond that just might allow them to navigate the minefield that is contemporary high school. It's going to be a very interesting year for Raja, Justin, his family and the entire population of Medora. "Aliens In America" is from CBS Paramount Network Television Inc. and Warner Bros. Television with executive producers Tim Doyle ("Jake in Progress"), Moses Port ("Just Shoot Me," "Mad About You") and David Guarascio ("Just Shoot Me," "Mad About You"), and co-executive producers Richard Day ("Arrested Development," "The Larry Sanders Show") and Michael Glouberman ("Malcolm in the Middle," "3rd Rock From the Sun").
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adhir Kalyan as Raja Musharaff
· Amy Pietz as Franny Tolchuk
· Dan Byrd as Justin Tolchuk
· Lindsey Shaw as Claire Tolchuk
· Scott Patterson as Gary Tolchuk
CREW INFORMATION:
· Adam F. Goldberg as CP
· David Guarascio as EP
· David Guarascio as WRTR (Pilot)
· Emily Kapnek as CP
· Luke Greenfield as DIR (Pilot)
· Michael Glouberman as CO-EP
· Michael Pendell as PROD
· Moses Port as EP
· Moses Port as WRTR (Pilot)
· Richard Day as CO-EP
· Rob Ulin as CP
· Tim Doyle as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· CBS Television Studios
· Guarascio-Port Productions