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[09/17/13 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 17
Updates include: Jamie Lee Curtis brings "The Final Girls" to ABC Family; Caroline Manzo to lead "Real Housewives of New Jersey" spin-off"; and Emily Wickersham eyed as new regular on "NCIS."

[12/15/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, December 15
Updates include: Peter Farrelly books comedy at CBS; Rosa Salazar joins FOX's "Little Brother"; and Ken Kwapis to direct Sarah Silverman's NBC pilot.

[10/24/11 - 11:01 AM]
Lindy Booth and Paul McGillion Star in "Christmas Magic," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, December 18
Derek McGrath co-stars in the film, the latest in the "Countdown to Christmas" programming stunt.

[08/04/11 - 11:58 AM]
Pedowitz: The CW Wants Procedurals, Open to Comedies Again
Plus: the executive on the futures of "Supernatural," "Gossip Girl"; more on their midseason plans; and what other genres he's open to.

[02/10/11 - 08:43 AM]
ABC's "Mr. Sunshine" Opens Big
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, February 9.

[01/07/11 - 01:15 PM]
Anna Chlumsky and Warren Christie Star in "Three Weeks, Three Kids," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, May 7
Chelah Horsdal, Susan Hogan and Kevin McNulty also star.

[12/08/10 - 06:42 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 8
Updates include: HBO passes on "All Signs of Death"; Warren Kole to topline USA's "Common Law"; and John Grisham brings "Ford County" to NBC.

[12/08/10 - 07:45 AM]
Syfy Greenlights "Alphas" (Working Title) to Series
David Strathairn, Warren Christie, Malik Yoba, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada star in the project, due this summer.

[12/01/10 - 06:34 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 1
Updates include: Rodney Rothman to redevelop "Early Bird" at NBC; Al Madrigal is "Family Owned" for ABC; and Steve Carell to pen "The Post-Graduate Project" for NBC.

[09/01/10 - 01:52 PM]
Grammy Award-Winner Sarah Mclachlan Performs in the "Life Unexpected" Crossover Event with "One Tree Hill" on Tuesday, October 12
Also singing in the episode will be "One Tree Hill" series star Bethany Joy Galeotti and recurring guest star Kate Voegele, along with Ben Lee and Rain Perry.

[07/22/10 - 06:07 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 22
Updates include: USA orders "Burn Notice" prequel film; Zach Cregger has "Friends With Benefits" at NBC; and Rachelle Lefevre is "Off the Map" for ABC.

[03/15/10 - 12:08 AM]
Development Update: Monday, March 15
Updates include: Carly Pope reports for "Rough Justice" at NBC; Paul Schneider to exit "Parks & Recreation"; and Xander Berkeley joins The CW's "Nikita."

[02/04/10 - 11:40 AM]
ABC Announces the Series Premiere Date for New Drama "Happy Town," Wednesday, April 28
The Alphabet confirms the launch date for the midseason drama.

[03/16/09 - 06:28 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 16
Updates include: Richard Dreyfuss to do "Everything" for CBS; Chevy Chase reports to NBC's "Community"; and Paul Campbell to topline ABC's "No Heroics."

[03/02/09 - 06:49 PM]
Development Update: Monday, March 2
Updates include: Melissa George and Teri Polo land CBS pilots; a quartet joins NBC's "Day One"; and "Sarah Silverman" producers balk at Comedy Central's budget cuts.

[02/25/09 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 25
Updates include: James Burrows to helm two pilots; NBC eyes an "I'm a Celebrity..." revival; and Michael Rady is the first to join "Melrose Place" on The CW.

[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.

[02/17/09 - 11:00 AM]
USA Network Again Reclaims Sunday Nights This Spring with Hit Original Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and in Plain Sight
Both series return on Sunday, April 19 with "Intent" at 9:00/8:00c and "Sight" at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/12/09 - 06:16 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
Updates include: USA wraps "The Starter Wife"; more pilots land directors; and Matthew Salsberg inks an overall deal with Lionsgate.

[01/23/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 23
Updates include: FOX moves forward with its "Ab Fab" import; ABC orders two-hour pilot for "Happy Town"; and "Trauma" snags a director-contingent pilot commitment.

[11/11/08 - 03:28 PM]
Hallmark Channel Rings in the Holidays with Six New Original Movies - More Than Ever Before and More Than Any Other TV Network
The six original movies will air on consecutive Saturday nights between the Thanksgiving and new year holidays.

[10/08/08 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 8
Updates include: Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk to try and "Make It In America" for HBO; while Jack Kenny is tapped to run Sci Fi's "Warehouse 13."

[10/06/08 - 02:53 PM]
Five-Time Emmy(R) Nominee and Golden Globe Winner Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns and Warren Christie Star in 'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,' a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Premiering December 13
Connor Levins and Woody Jeffreys also star in the holiday film.

[08/05/08 - 12:58 PM]
Production Has Begun on ABC's "Life on Mars"
Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy and Lisa Bonet all star in the revamped newcomer.

[08/05/08 - 07:12 AM]
Lionsgate(R) Announces Home Entertainment Distribution Deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Upcoming titles include: "According to Jim," "Reaper," "Hope & Faith," "8 Simple Rules," "Boy Meets World," "October Road," "Kevin Hill," "My Wife & Kids" and "Six Degrees."

[07/16/08 - 08:05 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, July 16
Updates include: William Petersen to exit "CSI" as regular; Zach Braff also on track to depart "Scrubs"; and Amy Poehler is in talks to topline NBC's no-longer-"The Office"-spin-off.

[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.

[05/12/08 - 12:03 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 12 (Afternoon)
Updates include: CBS picks up six pilots - four dramas and two comedies; ABC to keep "Eli Stone," drops "October Road," "Women's Murder Club"; and The CW adds "Filthy Rich" to its 2008-09 season roster.

[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."

[05/07/08 - 05:24 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, May 7
Updates include: "October Road" creators in talks to run ABC's "Life on Mars"; HBO to revisit the Cowboys in "Hard Knocks"; and Esai Morales is set to topline Sci Fi's "Caprica."

[05/04/08 - 10:29 PM]
ABC Cuts 'Trees'; NBC Drops 'Monk,' 'Psych'
Four-episode marathons of "The Office" will assume "Monk" and "Psych's" Sunday slots on May 18 and May 25.

[05/02/08 - 05:41 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 2
Updates include: Warren Christie to play ABC's "Prince of Motor City"; History to revisit "Ancient Discoveries"; and Tristan Wilds and Michael Steger expand The CW's "90210" cast.

[04/09/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 9
Updates include: Cole Hauser and CCH Pounder join CBS's "Tower"; Tricia Helfer signs with FOX; and Thomas Schlamme to helm "Captain Cook's Extraordinary Atlas" for ABC.

[04/07/08 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: Monday, April 7
Updates include: James Burrows, Bharat Nalluri and Gary Fleder to helm pilots; Rosie Perez stops at "Exit 19" for CBS; and even more casting news!

[03/20/08 - 05:58 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 20
Updates include: Lifetime cancels "Side Order of Life"; ABC looks for new homes for "October Road" and "Men in Trees"; and FX sets return date for "30 Days."

[03/11/08 - 11:21 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 3, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 3-9.

[03/04/08 - 02:27 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, March 3, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, March 3.

[02/25/08 - 10:42 AM]
'Quarterlife' the Groundbreaking Internet Series from Emmy Award-Winning Writer/Producer Team Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick Will Be Offered on the Itunes Store Beginning February 26
The show will be available on the same day as its premiere on NBC on February 26, and subsequent episodes will be available on the iTunes Store the day of broadcast.

[02/21/08 - 02:08 PM]
Stacy Keibler of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" Will Guest Star on "October Road"
She'll play an ex-girlfriend of Geoff Stults's character on part one of the show's two-hour season finale next month.

[02/14/08 - 11:00 AM]
NBC and MTV Announce Unique Partnership for Highly Anticipated Internet Series 'Quarterlife' to Run 22-Minute Sneak Peek on MTV Prior to NBC's Premiere
MTV will air 22 minutes from the premiere one-hour episode on Tuesday, February 26 at 4:30 p.m. PT/ET, following "TRL."

[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.

[01/31/08 - 06:15 PM]
ABC News to Air 90-Minute "Special Edition of 20/20: The Final Hours of Natalee Holloway," Monday, February 4
The special will pre-empt the previously scheduled episodes of "Notes from the Underbelly" and "October Road."

[01/25/08 - 04:20 PM]
NBC Announces New Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated Internet Hit 'Quarterlife' on February 26 and Regular Broadcast Day Beginning Sunday, March 2
The Peacock confirms our previous report about "quarterlife's" new time slot and the rescheduling of "Monk" and "Psych."

[01/23/08 - 12:37 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of January 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[01/23/08 - 12:27 PM]
NBC Ranks #2 in 18-49, as 'American Gladiators,' 'Deal' and 'Svu' Pace the Network's Week of JaN. 14-20
NBC spins the numbers for the week of January 14-20.

[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 - 12:59 PM]
NBC Wins Monday Night Paced by 'American Gladiators' and 'Deal Or No Deal'
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 14.

[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.

[01/08/08 - 03:24 PM]
'American Gladiators' Flexes Its Muscles in Its Regular Slot Debut Monday Night
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[01/08/08 - 12:13 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, January 7, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, January 7.

[12/27/07 - 04:50 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 17, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 17-23.

[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 - 12:03 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of December 3, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of December 3-9.

[12/11/07 - 10:38 AM]
'Heroes' and 'Sunday Night Football' Power NBC's Week of DeC. 3-9
NBC spins the numbers for the week of December 3-9.

[12/10/07 - 11:10 AM]
ABC.com Launches "Meet Me on October Road" Microsite, Where Fans Can Post Their Own Stories
"Meet Me" is "a whimsical and engaging feature which allows fans to share their own stories of lost loves and friendships."

[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.

[11/27/07 - 05:23 PM]
Quick Take for Monday, November 26, 2007 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, November 26.

[11/27/07 - 05:19 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of November 19, 2007 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of November 19-25.

[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.

[10/25/07 - 02:15 PM]
October Road Returns for Second Season
The Alphabet confirms our previous report, which includes a full description of the season opener.

[10/24/07 - 11:13 AM]
ABC Flips 'Trees,' '20/20'; Books Winter Premieres
ABC adds "Dance War," "Notes from the Underbelly" and "October Road" to its Monday lineup.

[09/20/07 - 01:52 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Aol Sign Unprecedented Deal to Bring ABC's Primetime Line-Up to Aol Video
Generally, four episodes per series will be available at any given time.

[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.

[08/01/07 - 01:38 PM]
Production Has Begun on the Second Season of ABC's "October Road"
Gary Fleder, Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are all set to return as executive producers.

[07/03/07 - 03:42 PM]
Break Out the Beach Blanket, Boardshorts and Bikinis! the Official Start of Summer Is Here with the First Wave of "Teen Choice 2007" Nominees
This year, Lily Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Sacha Baron Cohen, America Ferrera, Sanjaya and "Heroes" are among those receiving their first "Teen Choice" nominations.

[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."

[05/22/07 - 03:40 PM]
ABC Marks Its Best Adult 18-49 Competitive Position in May in 7 Years, While Generating Its Largest Audience During a May Sweep Since 2001
ABC spins the numbers for the May sweeps period and the 2006-2007 season.

[05/15/07 - 04:51 PM]
The Futon's Upfront Notes: Abc
Find out about the network's Monday and Tuesday plans come midseason, what's going on with "Primetime" as well as other odds and ends from the Alphabet's upfront presentation.

[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").

[05/01/07 - 04:05 PM]
NBC Ratings Results for the Week of April 23-29
NBC spins the numbers for the week of April 23-29.

[05/01/07 - 03:55 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 23, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 23-29.

[04/27/07 - 05:04 PM]
Development Update: Week of April 23-27
Updates include: Brian F. O'Byrne joins Showtime's "Brotherhood," Lifetime details its development slate while Lindy Booth and Rebecca Field are named regulars on ABC's "October Road."

[04/27/07 - 04:32 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 26, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 26.

[04/24/07 - 02:43 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 16, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 16-22.

[04/23/07 - 12:05 PM]
ABC Sweeps Into May with Jam-Packed Original Episodes and Season Finales of Some of Television's Biggest Hits
ABC details its May sweeps highlights, which potentially contain MAJOR SPOILERS.

[04/20/07 - 05:36 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, April 19, 2007 - (Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, April 19.

[04/10/07 - 03:37 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of April 2, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of April 2-8.

[04/03/07 - 02:46 PM]
ABC Nixes 'Six Degrees'; 'Trees' Planted for Next Season
"Wife Swap" repeats to take over for "Six Degrees" on Fridays while "Men in Trees'" five yet-to-air episodes will be held for next season.

[04/03/07 - 01:22 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 26, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 26-April 1.

[04/03/07 - 01:19 PM]
New ABC Comedy "Notes from the Underbelly" Will Air Wednesday Nights at 8:30 P.M., After a Special Back-To-Back Premiere on Thursday, April 12
Plus: "October Road" will continue in the Thursday time slot for the remaining two episodes of the season.

[03/30/07 - 12:00 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 29, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 29.

[03/27/07 - 01:32 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 19, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 19-25.

[03/26/07 - 08:14 PM]
Return Dates Set for ABC's 'Trees,' the CW's 'Mars,' 'Hill'
Both the CW cult series will return in May while "Trees" is due back to ABC's schedule on April 12.

[03/23/07 - 06:45 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 22, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 23.

[03/22/07 - 05:51 PM]
Interview: "October Road" Creators Scott Rosenberg, Josh Appelbaum & Andre Nemec

[03/21/07 - 01:05 PM]
ABC Announces Fourteen Early Pick-Ups for the 2007-08 Season
Newcomers "Brothers & Sisters," "Ugly Betty" and "Men in Trees" are among the series set to return next season.

[03/20/07 - 11:41 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of March 12, 2007
ABC spins the numbers for the week of March 12-18.

[03/16/07 - 07:03 PM]
Quick Take for Thursday, March 15, 2007 (Based on Fast Affiliate Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 15.

[03/15/07 - 09:50 AM]
The Futon's First Look: "October Road" (ABC)

[02/22/07 - 04:20 PM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of "October Road" and the Return of "Six Degrees"
"October Road" will displace "Men in Trees" starting Thursday, March 15 while "Six Degrees" is set to return on Friday, March 23.

[10/31/06 - 11:05 AM]
Production Begins in Atlanta on New ABC Series, "October Road"
The new series centers on "a young, acclaimed novelist at a crossroads in life who returns to his hometown to teach at the local university and face the family and friends he left behind."

[10/20/06 - 07:01 PM]
Development Update: October 16-20 (Weekly Round-Up)
Over 30 updates on projects in development and tidbits about shows currently on the air!

[10/17/06 - 06:47 PM]
October Road Series Pick-Up Announced
ABC orders six episodes of the series, which stars Bryan Greenberg, Laura Prepon and Tom Berenger, for midseason.

[06/30/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 26-30 (Weekly Round-Up)

[04/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: April 13-14

[03/23/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update Special: Abc, NBC Release Pilot Descriptions

[03/22/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 21-22, Part 2: Dramas

[03/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 14

[03/13/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: March 13

[02/27/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: February 27

[02/21/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: February 21

[01/24/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: January 23-24







OCTOBER ROAD (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
3/15/07 - 3/10/08
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2007-2008 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (19 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 5/12/08
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release) Can you ever really go home again? That's the question that confronts acclaimed novelist Nick Garrett when he returns home -- after being away for ten years -- to take up an offer to teach a one-day course at Dufresne College in his native Knights Ridge, Massachusetts. But once back, Nick finds the response to his homecoming less than effusive; he's had no contact with family or friends since leaving, and some resent how they were portrayed as characters in his novel. "October Road" returns for a second season THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (10:02-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Brad William Henke as Owen Rowan
· Bryan Greenberg as Nick Garrett
· Evan Jones as Ikey
· Geoff Stults as Eddie Latekka
· Jay Paulson as Physical Phil
· Laura Prepon as Hannah Daniels
· Lindy Booth as Pizza Girl
· Odette Yustman as Aubrey
· Rebecca Field as Janet
· Slade Pearce as Sam Daniels
· Tom Berenger as The Commander
· Warren Christie as Ray "Big Cat" Cataldo
CREW INFORMATION:
· André Nemec as EP
· André Nemec as WRTR (Pilot)
· Becky Hartman-Edwards as CO-EP
· Gary Fleder as DIR (Pilot)
· Gary Fleder as EP
· Jeff Pinker as CP
· Josh Appelbaum as EP
· Josh Appelbaum as WRTR (Pilot)
· Mark H. Ovitz as PROD
· Scott Rosenberg as EP
· Scott Rosenberg as WRTR (Pilot)
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· ABC Studios
· Mojo Films
· Space Floor Television