or


[10/31/12 - 11:03 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 31
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!


BEND IN THE ROAD, A (TNT, New!) - "John Doe" co-creator Brandon Camp is developing a new drama at the cable channel about "a sheriff who must deal with problems in a coastal Georgia town that sees its population soar during the summer tourist season." Said effort is based on Nicholas Sparks's novel of the same name, which the author will executive produce alongside Theresa Park via their Warner Horizon Television-based Nicholas Sparks Productions banner. (THR.com)


COUP (ABC, New!) - Writer Chris Black ("Mad Men") and director Martin Campbell ("Last Resort") are set to team for a new drama billed as "a serialized thriller about a young American man whose wife is taken hostage in an overseas coup, and who must join forces with a dangerous mercenary to get her back." ABC Studios is behind the hour which Black and Campbell will executive produce, with Campbell also attached to direct. (Deadline.com)


DELIVERANCE CREEK (Lifetime, New!) - Melissa Carter ("Jane by Design") has set up a post-Civil War drama at the network "that explores the lengths one woman goes to protect her family, as she is caught between trying to be good and surviving." The Warner Horizon Television-based Nicholas Sparks Productions is behind the hour with the company's Nicholas Sparks and Theresa Park executive producing alongside Norris. (THR.com)


FALLS, THE (ABC Family, New!) - John Norris ("Jane by Design") has booked a potential hour at the cable channel billed as a modern re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet. He'll write and executive produce alongside Nicholas Sparks and Theresa Park via their Warner Horizon Television-based Nicholas Sparks Productions banner. (THR.com)


GUYS, THE (A.K.A. UNTITLED TONY DANZA PROJECT) (ABC) - David Richardson ("Two and a Half Men") and Ian Gurvitz ("The Exes") have been tapped to pen the Tony Danza-led multi-camera comedy, about "three longtime male friends in Act Three of their lives." They'll executive produce alongside the actor, Dan Farah, Peter Billingsley and Vince Vaughn via the latter duo's Wild West Picture Show Productions for ABC Studios. (Deadline.com)


HOLLYWOOD & VINES (ABC, New!) - Screenwriter Michael Tolkin ("Nine") has sold a potential drama to the Alphabet about three sisters from a dynastic Hollywood family who find themselves connected to and affected by an A-list actress's death. ABC Studios is behind the hour with Temple Hill Entertainment's Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey executive producing alongside Tolkin. (Deadline.com)


OLYMPUS (FOX, New!) - Taylor Sheridan ("Sons of Anarchy") has landed a new drama at the network about "a decorated soldier-turned-spy who finds out he actually is descended from the Greek Gods and may just be humanity's last hope." Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey are also on board to executive produce the hour via their Universal Television-based Film 44 banner. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Leland Orser and Patrick St. Esprit are bound for "Revolution" as "a tense scientist who loves to build weapons" and "a tough leader in the rebel resistance," respectively (EW.com); Monique Gabriela Curnen will recur on "The Mentalist" as "a tough agent who works in the gang division of the CBI" (EW.com); the Fox Television Stations have cleared FX's "Anger Management" for a September 2014 launch in syndication (Deadline.com); Andrew Dunbar will guest on "Arrow" as Garfield Lynns, better known as the DC Comics villain Firefly (EW.com);

Charlie Weber has landed an arc on "90210" as a bad-boy-turned-food truck owner, while Adam Gregory's Ty Collins is due back (THR.com, TVGuide.com); Shaun White will appear as himself in an upcoming episode of "Go On" (TVLine.com); Stephen Collins is set to guest on "Scandal" as a reporter (TVLine.com); Felicia Day will reprise her role as Charlie on "Supernatural" later this season (@FeliciaDay); and Jayma Mays will visit "The League" for two episodes as an interior decorator (TVLine.com).






  [october 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 90210 (CW)
· ANGER MANAGEMENT (FX)
· ARROW (CW)
· BEND IN THE ROAD (TNT)
· DELIVERANCE CREEK (LIFETIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EXES, THE (TV LAND)
· FALLS, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· GO ON (NBC)
· GUYS, THE (ABC)
· HOLLYWOOD & VINES (ABC)
· JANE BY DESIGN (ABC FAMILY)
· JOHN DOE (FOX)
· LAST RESORT (ABC)
· LEAGUE, THE (FXX)
· MAD MEN (AMC)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· OLYMPUS (FOX)
· RECKLESS (ABC)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SCANDAL (ABC)
· SONS OF ANARCHY (FX)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)











[10/25/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Blacklist" Grows by a Season-High 65% in 18-49 Going from Live + Same Day to Live +3
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/25/14 - 08:59 AM]
Season Debut of "Grimm" Delivers the Show's Top Rating Since March 21
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/25/14 - 08:38 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Once Again Pushes FOX in Front
Said coverage bumps ABC and CBS to second place in adults 18-49 and total viewers, respectively.

[10/25/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC Beats NBC's Friday Debuts - "Shark Tank" and "20/20" Rank as Top 2 Series in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 24.

[10/24/14 - 08:36 PM]
Video: "Empire" - The Sexy, New Powerful Drama Coming to FOX in January 2015
Watch the new promo that just debuted following tonight's World Series coverage on the network.

[10/24/14 - 08:02 PM]
ABC Cancels "Manhattan Love Story"
The previously announced special "The Great Christmas Light Fight" will fill its time period this coming Tuesday while a full hour of "Selfie" has been booked for November 4.

[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Paul Giamatti and Golden Globe(R) Winner Damian Lewis Cast as Leads in the Showtime(R) Drama Project "Billions"
Acclaimed director Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Divergent, Limitless) has signed on to direct the drama pilot, which will be filmed in New York in early 2015.

[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
ABC Family's "Pretty Little Liars" Social Platforms to Give Fans a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Janel Parrish's "Pretty Little Liars"-Themed Dance
The ABC Family social media team has partnered with "Dancing with the Stars" to give "PLL" fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Janel and her professional partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, as they get ready for their big performance.

[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
TV Land Presents: A Frightfully Funny "Roseanne" Halloween Marathon Event
TV Land will honor these notorious tricksters with a full-day marathon event that highlights "Roseanne's" Halloween episodes, leaving viewers cackling on Sunday, October 26 from 6:00 AM- 6:00 PM ET/PT!

[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
"Once Upon A Time" to Air Special Two-Hour Event "Smash the Mirror" on Sunday, November 16
Look for back-to-back episodes beginning at 8:00/7:00c on said night.

[10/24/14 - 11:00 AM]
"Marvel's Agent Carter" Rounds Out Cast with Lyndsy Fonseca
She'll play an aspiring actress living in 1946 New York, who will befriend Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she herself seeks to find her place in the post-war world.

[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
NBC Expands "The Voice" Live Playoffs with Extra Hour, Night
The Peacock will pre-empt "Marry Me" and "About a Boy" on Tuesday, November 11 as well as "The Mysteries of Laura" on Wednesday, November 12 to make room for the expanded "Voice" editions.

[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
Four-Time Emmy Winner Jim Parsons to Star in NBC's Animated Holiday Event "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas"
The one-hour special premieres Tuesday, December 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the network.

[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
Terrifying Monsters Run Amok During Animal Planet's Inauguaral "Beastly Nights" Programming Event
Just in time for Halloween, Animal Planet unleashes five nights of cryptic creatures, near-death tales and never-before-seen footage.

[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
CBS Stars Get Social with a Week-Long #CBSInstagramTakeover Oct. 27 - Nov. 2!
In addition to Instagram, fans can follow along on the series' Facebook pages and CBS.com.