or


[12/07/12 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Friday, December 7
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!


BELIEVE (A.K.A. UNTITLED CUARON & FRIEDMAN PROJECT) (NBC) - Casting has begun on Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman's drama pilot, about "a girl in possession of a great gift/powers - which will come into their own in seven years - and the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down." The search for said role - 10-year-old Bo ("innocent and beautiful, a regular girl who has a depth and mystery to her") plus the adult male lead as well as another older character - comes in anticipation of a formal green light. The Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot is behind the hour with the company's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk executive producing alongside Friedman and Cuarón, the latter of which is attached to direct. (Deadline.com)


DEATH BECOMES HER (Bravo, New!) - Robert Zemeckis is developing a small screen take on his 1992 film, about two rival women (Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn) who both attain eternal youth, a development that only serves to escalate their foibles. Said hour is set up at Universal Cable Productions with Jack Rapke, Jackie Levine and Zemeckis executive producing via his Lupara Productions banner. No writer was indicated. (Variety.com)


HUMAN ERROR (Starz, New!) - British screenwriter Philip Gawthorne is developing a new sci-fi drama at the pay channel about two detectives - one human, one artificial - who are tasked with a seemingly simple case that ultimately leads to a larger conspiracy. Adam Schroeder and Bryan Zuriff will executive produce alongside Gawthorne. No studio was indicated. (THR.com)


TROPHY WIFE (ABC) - Ryan Lee ("Super 8") has scored a role on the comedy pilot, about reformed party girl Kate (Malin Akerman), "who finds herself with an insta-family when she falls in love with Brad (Bradley Whitford), a successful charmer with a quirky sense of humor who has three manipulative kids and two judgmental ex-wives (Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins)." He'll play one of said children in the ABC Studios-based half-hour, which Jason Moore is directing from a script by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Adam Rayner is set to play the title role in Simon West and Jesse Alexander's proposed revival of "The Saint," which has yet to find a network home (Deadline.com); Mary Grill will recur on "The Mindy Project" as a tomboyish college friend of Mindy's (Deadline.com); Karin Slaughter's Will Trent book series is being developed as a TV series by Scandinavian production company Yellow Bird (Deadline.com); Oliver Kieran-Jones has booked an arc on "Glee" as "the leader of the glee club at NYADA, which new student Kurt Hummel (Chris Colfer) is interested in joining" (Deadline.com); and Gina Torres is set to reunite with fellow "Firefly" alum Nathan Fillion on "Castle" (TVLine.com).






  [august 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BELIEVE (NBC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· DEATH BECOMES HER (BRAVO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIREFLY (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HUMAN ERROR (STARZ)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (FOX)
· TROPHY WIFE (ABC)











[08/22/14 - 11:43 AM]
"Red Band Society" Fans Banded Together to Help FOX Raise $100,000 for Charity Partners and Unlock the Debut Episode
The "Pilot" episode is available now until Tuesday, August 26 at 5:00 PM ET on multiple platforms.

[08/22/14 - 11:30 AM]
A Special "Lost"-Themed Episode of "Phineas and Ferb" to Premiere Monday, September 29 on Disney XD
The episode, titled "Lost in Danville," also guest stars Jane Kaczmarek and Rob Morrow.

[08/22/14 - 11:26 AM]
"Iyanla: Fix My Life Special Report: Healing in Ferguson" to Air Tuesday, August 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on OWN
The special episode of the award-winning series follows ordained minister and spiritual life coach Iyanla Vanzant on an emotional trip to Ferguson, Missouri.

[08/22/14 - 08:59 AM]
Talent Announced for 2014 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6 - 15 at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
The annual celebration features multiple screenings at the Center's L.A. and N.Y. locations, with L.A. hosting interactive panel conversations at each event.

[08/22/14 - 08:45 AM]
"Welcome to Sweden" Equals Its Top 18-49 Rating Since July 24
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 08:39 AM]
Discovery Channel Explores the World of Automotive Auctions in All New Series "Highway to Sell"
Across America, neglected classic cars are waiting to be restored and make their way back onto the street.

[08/22/14 - 08:36 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Rides "Big Brother" to Top Spots
The Eye is the night's most-watched network among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/22/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC's "Rookie Blue" Season Closer Is Up 22% to Tie a Season High and Tops Its Year-Ago Finale
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, August 21.

[08/22/14 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America and BBC One Announce New Drama Series "The Living and the Dead"
"We are as excited about this show as anything since 'Life on Mars' and 'Ashes to Ashes' - we want it to be moving, tender, sensual... and very, very scary," said Ashley Pharoah and Matthew Graham.

[08/22/14 - 07:15 AM]
Teams Compete to Drive Away with the Grand Prize on New Food Network Series "Food Truck Face Off"
Jesse Palmer hosts the 13-episode series, premiering Thursday, October 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/21/14 - 06:00 PM]
GSN's Third Episode of Body-Painting Competition Show, "Skin Wars," Delivers Series-High Ratings
GSN spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 20.

[08/21/14 - 04:28 PM]
Lifetime's Upcoming Premieres - "The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story", "Girlfriend Intervention", "Kim of Queens", and "Dance Moms: Abby's Studio Rescue"
The latter returns on Tuesday, September 16 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[08/21/14 - 02:56 PM]
NBC Partners with Television Academy and NBCUniversal Networks to Bring Most Social Experience Ever for "The 66th Emmy(R) Awards" Live on Mon., Aug. 25
"Access Hollywood," E! and the "Today" show along with host Seth Meyers and his "Late Night" team, will join forces to harness the strength of their collective social media footprint.

[08/21/14 - 01:35 PM]
GSN Greenlights Season Four of Emmy(R) Nominated Hit Series "The Chase" and Season Two of Matchmaking Show "It Takes a Church"
Both seasons - of 20 and eight episodes, respectively - will air in 2015.

[08/21/14 - 12:54 PM]
WE tv Is Getting in the Box - The "Sex Box" - Network Greenlights First-Ever Extreme Relationship Therapy Series for 2015 Premiere
The first season will feature nine, one-hour episodes.