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[04/09/10 - 10:10 AM]
Futon Media Announces the Start of Production on ".comEDY," an Original Comedy Series
Jessica Collins, Tyler Francavilla, Amad Jackson, Paul Reese, Teddy Sears, Amir Talai and Kevin Weisman star in the project, penned by our very own Brian Ford Sullivan.

[04/05/10 - 06:01 AM]
Family Movie Night Is Back with Launch of Television Movie 'Secrets of the Mountain'
A DVD and soundtrack will be sold together, in one bonus pack, exclusively at Walmart on Saturday, April 17, the day after the premiere on NBC.

[03/17/10 - 12:04 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 17
Updates include: Josh Henderson is "Betwixt" for The CW; Goran Visnjic joins Katee Sackhoff on "Boston's Finest" at ABC; and Tom Selleck to lead "Reagan's Law" at CBS.

[01/25/10 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Monday, January 25
Updates include: "How I Met Your Mother" gets sixth season; ABC, CBS add comedy pilots; and Joanna Garcia to topline Shana Goldberg-Meehan's comedy for ABC.

[01/21/10 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 21
Updates include: ABC greenlights two pilots; Madchen Amick to recur on "CSI: NY"; and Rob Lowe to depart ABC's "Brothers & Sisters."

[02/17/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 17
Updates include: Michael Vartan joins TNT's "Time Heals"; Geoff Stults heads to ABC's "Happy Town" and Martin Henderson goes "Inside the Box" for ABC.

[11/07/08 - 06:29 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 7
Updates include: Les Stroud to end Discovery's "Survivorman"; Warner Bros. drops The CW's "The Graysons"; and Dylan McDermott to topline TNT's "The Line."

[10/14/08 - 12:59 PM]
ABC Grows Week to Week Among Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 6-12.

[10/10/08 - 01:21 PM]
Up Against CBS' Premiere Thursday, ABC Earns Second in Viewers and All Key Adults
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 9.

[07/14/08 - 04:30 PM]
Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Kevin Michael Richardson Join "The Cleveland Show" on Fox
The trio join Mike Henry, who's reprising his "Family Guy" role of everyone's favorite soft-spoken neighbor Cleveland Brown.

[06/18/08 - 04:26 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 18
Updates include: Madchen Amick lands "Gossip Girl" arc; "Smallville" casts new villains; and more behind-the-scenes changes on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money."

[05/13/08 - 02:59 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Updates include: "Boston Legal" to end; "Here Come the Newlyweds" and "Dance War" may return; and details on the 17 pilots under consideration for midseason.

[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.

[01/30/08 - 12:19 PM]
NBC's Original Programming Continues Into FebruarY...
The Peacock's sweep-month lineup includes the series premieres of "Lipstick Jungle" (February 7), "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" (February 18), "Amne$ia" (February 22) and "quarterlife" (February 26).

[01/29/08 - 11:05 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 21, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 21-17.

[01/15/08 - 01:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

[01/15/08 - 01:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

[01/15/08 - 12:52 PM]
'American Gladiators,' 'Biggest Loser' and 'Law & Order: Svu' Pace NBC's Week of JaN. 7-13
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 7-13.

[01/11/08 - 01:49 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, January 10, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, January 10.

[12/20/07 - 01:13 PM]
Abc, NBC Shuffle January Premieres
It's official: ABC is once again sending "Grey's Anatomy" after NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." [UPDATED: Or maybe not.]

[12/14/07 - 02:27 PM]
ABC Unveils Midseason Primetime Schedule
Among the highlights: "Lost" moves to Thursdays, "Cashmere Mafia" to Wednesdays and "Oprah's Big Give" on Sundays.

[12/11/07 - 12:25 PM]
ABC Drops 'Big Shots,' Expands 'Duel,' 'Dance War'
Repeats of "Private Practice" will instead fill the Thursday, 10:00/9:00c hour for the next three weeks.

[12/04/07 - 01:41 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 26, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 26-December 2.

[12/04/07 - 01:34 PM]
Strong Ratings from 'Heroes' and 'Sunday Night Football' Lead NBC's Week of NoV. 26-DeC. 2
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 26-December 2.

[11/28/07 - 05:20 PM]
NBC Announces New Dramedy Series 'Lipstick Jungle' to Premiere on Thursday, February 7
"ER" will continue in the Thursdays (10-11 p.m. ET) time slot through January when the Emmy Award-winning drama series completes its current run of original episodes.

[11/16/07 - 06:51 PM]
ABC Says 'Money' Still Good During Strike
The news marks the first full season pick-up since the WGA officially went on strike November 5.

[11/13/07 - 01:52 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football' Charges NBC's Week of NoV. 5-11
NBC spins the numbers for the week of November 5-11.

[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.

[11/09/07 - 02:44 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, November 8, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 8.

[11/06/07 - 12:57 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football ' Powers NBC's Week of OcT. 29-NoV. 4
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 29-November 4.

[11/05/07 - 03:18 PM]
ABC Holds Back 'Mafia,' Other Sweeps Changes
Plus: "Big Shots" will take a powder on Thursday, November 15 while "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose" has been slated for Tuesday, November 20 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/02/07 - 11:31 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, November 1, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, November 1.

[10/31/07 - 06:16 PM]
NBC Benches 'Singing Bee,' 'Heroes: Origins'; ABC Extends 'Murder Club'
Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, Michael Dougherty and John August were among the names set to be involved with "Origins," which was still in the early stages of pre-production.

[10/30/07 - 01:38 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 22, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 22-28.

[10/30/07 - 01:33 PM]
'Heroes,' 'The Office' and 'Law & Order: Svu' Pace NBC's Week of OcT. 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 22-28.

[10/26/07 - 12:23 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 25, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 25.

[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 - 12:03 PM]
'NBC Sunday Night Football,' 'Heroes' and 'Law & Order: Svu' Rank in the Week's Top 10 in Primetime's Key Demo of Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 15-21.

[10/23/07 - 11:55 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 15, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 15-21.

[10/19/07 - 11:46 AM]
CBS and "Csi" Continue to Rule Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 18.

[10/16/07 - 02:10 PM]
NBC Places Four Shows in the Week's Top 10 in Primetime's Key Demo of Adults 18-49, with 'Heroes,' 'Law & Order: Svu,' 'The Office' and 'NBC Sunday Night Football'
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 8-14.

[10/16/07 - 12:21 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 8, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 8-14.

[10/12/07 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 8-12
Updates include: "24's" Kiefer Sutherland reaches a plea agreement over his DUI arrest, CBS Television Distribution looks to spin off "Dr. Phil," FOX eyes an animated revamp of "The Pitts" and plenty of new casting news.

[10/12/07 - 12:50 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 11, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 11.

[10/09/07 - 12:36 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of October 1, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/09/07 - 11:27 AM]
NBC Ties for #1 in 18-49 for a Second Week in a Row and Remains Tied for the Season-To-Date Lead
NBC spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/05/07 - 01:21 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, October 4, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, October 4.

[10/05/07 - 11:44 AM]
CBS Makes It Two for Two on Thursday
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, October 4.

[10/05/07 - 11:31 AM]
Tivo's Season Pass(Tm) Tallies Reveal Only Two Fall Premiere Shows Make the Top 50
"Private Practice" and "Bionic Woman" were the only two premiere shows that penetrated TiVo's Top 50 Season Passes, ranking at #18 and #43 respectively.

[10/02/07 - 11:59 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of September 24, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[10/02/07 - 10:33 AM]
With Break-Out Performances from New and Returning Series, NBC Ties for Premiere Week's Top Spot in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for the week of September 24-30.

[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.

[09/28/07 - 11:26 AM]
Quick Take for Thursday, September 27, 2007 (Based on Live + Same Day Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, September 27

[09/28/07 - 10:34 AM]
Thursday Ratings: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, September 27.

[09/06/07 - 11:11 AM]
Disney-ABC Television Group's ABC Entertainment and Warner BroS. Television Group Reach Groundbreaking Agreement Regarding Digital Distribution of "Big Shots," "Men in Trees," "Notes from the Underbelly" and "Pushing Daisies"
Nearly all of ABC's series will be available for streaming on the network's web site this fall.

[08/27/07 - 05:51 PM]
ABC Announces Three Half-Hour Affiliate Specials Highlighting New and Returning Fall Programming
The three specials give overviews of ABC's Wednesday and Thursday night lineups and the new fall comedies.

[08/10/07 - 06:04 PM]
Development Update: Week of August 6-10
Updates include: USA gives "Notice" a second season, FOX gives hefty put pilot commitments to two newcomers and HBO sinks its teeth into a "True Blood" series order.

[08/03/07 - 05:50 PM]
Development Update: Week of July 30-August 3
Updates include: Sci Fi, E! call it quits on "The Dresden Files," "The Simple Life," TNT moves forward with two pilots and ABC Family extends "Greek" another 10 episodes.

[07/25/07 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Announces Fall Premiere Dates
The dates include a three-night "Dancing with the Stars" premiere event, while Fridays will see "20/20" now leading off the night.

[06/12/07 - 09:07 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "Big Shots" (ABC)

[05/25/07 - 07:19 PM]
Development Update: Week of May 21-25
Updates include: ABC names showrunners of "Carpoolers," "Women's Murder Club" and "Cashmere Mafia," Comedy Central to redevelop "Gay Robot" and Charles McDougall signs on to helm NBC's "The Watch."

[05/15/07 - 05:00 AM]
ABC Unveils 2007-08 Primetime Schedule
Stephen McPherson, president, ABC Entertainment, today outlined ABC's plans for next season and unveiled the network's 2007-08 fall schedule before a crowd of ABC affiliates and representatives of the advertising and media communities at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall.

[05/11/07 - 03:55 PM]
ABC Adds 10 Newcomers, Renews 'Notes,' 'Road'
The newcomers include seven dramas ("Big Shots," "Cashmere Mafia," "Dirty Sexy Money," "Eli Stone," "Private Practice," "Pushing Daisies," "Women's Murder Club") and three comedies ("Carpoolers," "Cavemen," "Sam I Am").

[04/11/07 - 06:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 11
Updates include: CBS plans a Jacksons-judged "Dynasty," MTV to revisit "The Real World: Las Vegas" and NBC orders six additional scripts of "Friday Night Lights."

[04/06/07 - 04:38 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 6
Updates include: Leslie Bibb, Christina Milian and Michael Goorjian are among the latest called for pilot duty.

[03/23/07 - 06:49 PM]
2007 ABC Program Development Guide - Drama Series
ABC details its 13 drama pilots under consideration for next season.

[03/19/07 - 12:52 AM]
Development Update: Monday, March 19
Updates include: FOX orders six episodes of "Anchorwoman," "Help Me" creators move to the ABC Television Studio and the usual casting round-up.

[03/14/07 - 01:20 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 14
Updates include: Penn Badgley, Polly Walker, Jake Busey and Melissa McCarthy all snag pilots while CBS eyes a new game show and FOX tables "NSA Innocent."

[03/12/07 - 12:24 AM]
Development Update: Monday, March 12
Updates include: ABC adds NASCAR series, CBS lands "Fugly" leads and FOX taps new "General" lead.

[02/27/07 - 12:54 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, February 27
Updates include: MTV adds six new series while Fred Willard, Christopher Titus, Dylan McDermott and Carrie-Anne Moss all land pilot gigs.

[01/26/07 - 12:17 AM]
Development Update: Friday, January 26
Updates include: Directors line up on nearly a dozen pilots, plus Michael Vartan and Gabrielle Union score lead roles on separate ABC projects.

[01/11/07 - 12:17 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 11
Updates include: Directors set on two pilots while series orders come from ABC and G4.

[12/15/06 - 01:04 PM]
Development Update: December 11-15 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 50 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[08/25/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: August 21-25 (Weekly Round-Up)







BIG SHOTS (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/27/07 - 1/24/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
1 (11 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 2/12/08
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release) The lines between boardroom and bedroom blur in "Big Shots," the story of four friends who are at the top of their game... until the women in their lives enter the room. These competitive but dysfunctional New York CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supporting one another through life's twists and turns. "Big Shots" premieres THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Amy Sloan as Wendy
· Christopher Titus as Brody Johns
· Dylan McDermott as Duncan Collinsworth
· Jessica Collins as Marla
· Joshua Malina as Karl Mixworthy
· Michael Vartan as James Walker
· Nia Long as Katie Graham
· Paige Turco as Lisbeth
· Peyton List as Cameron Collinsworth
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Wendy Moniz as Stacey Walker
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brian Burns as SP
· Bryan Behar as CP
· Charles McDougall as DIR (Pilot)
· Daniel Truly as CP
· Danielle Stokdyk as CO-EP
· Diane Ruggiero as CP
· Emily Whitesell as CO-EP
· Jennifer Gwartz as CO-EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as EP
· Jon Harmon Feldman as WRTR (Pilot)
· Matthew Carlisle as PROD
· Michael Katleman as CO-EP
· Rob Thomas as CP
· Stephen Baldikoski as CP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Oh That Gus!
· Warner Bros. Television