[06/04/13 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 4
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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HISTORY OF MUSIC (HBO; W: Terence Winter; D: Martin Scorsese) - Bobby Cannavale ("Boardwalk Empire") is in talks to star in the long-in-the-works drama, which follows two friends through 40 years in the music business, from the early days of R&B to contemporary hip-hop. He'll play Richie, "a cocaine-fueled record exec in NYC circa 1977, when punk, disco and a new form of music called hip-hop collided." Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, Emma Tillinger Koskoff and Rick Yorn also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)

THE LEFTOVERS (HBO/Warner Bros.; W: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta; D: Peter Berg) - Justin Theroux (Wanderlust) is the first to be cast in the drama pilot, which asks what would happen if The Rapture actually took place and millions of people just disappeared from the Earth. He'll play chief of police Kevin Garvey, "a father of two who is trying to maintain some semblance of normalcy in a world that is starting to completely reject that notion." Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger and Sarah Aubrey also serve as executive producers on the hour, which is based on Perrotta's book of the same name. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Steve Agee will serve as sidekick to Diablo Cody on her TBS pilot "Me Time with Diablo Cody" (Deadline.com); Bridget Regan has booked a 10-episode arc on "White Collar" as "a beautiful rare book scholar who becomes entangled with Neal's (Matt Bomer) latest con" (Deadline.com); Elaine Ko has closed a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television where she'll be upped to supervising producer on the studio's "Modern Family" (Deadline.com); Jerry O'Connell will guest star on wife Rebecca Romijn's new drama "King & Maxwell" as "a low-rent D.C. PI who tends to be a step behind on all his cases" (EW.com); Michelle Fairley will recur on "Suits" as "a British entrepreneur who runs a successful international oil company" (EW.com); and C. Thomas Howell and Steve Howey have both landed roles on the new season of "Sons of Anarchy" (TVLine.com).

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[10/10/15 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Family's New Saga Series "Shadowhunters" to Premiere on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Plus: ABC Family will be airing "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" on Sunday, December 6 at 9:30/8:30c.

[10/10/15 - 08:43 AM]
ABC Leads Friday with the Top Shows - "Dr. Ken" Holds Strong in Week 2
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, October 9.

[10/10/15 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Holds Onto Demo Crown
"Last Man Standing" grows week-to-week for the Alphabet among adults 18-49.

[10/10/15 - 08:28 AM]
"Blindspot" Grows by 62% in 18-49 in Live + 3 Day Ratings and by 4.3 Million Viewers Overall
NBC further spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/10/15 - 08:27 AM]
Third Season Debut of "Undateable" Matches NBC's Top 18-49 Rating in Its Time Period in the Last 18 Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, October 9.

[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Picks Up the Back Nine Episodes of "Blindspot"
The drama has scored as the fall season's #1-rated new series in adults 18-49.

[10/09/15 - 03:50 PM]
MTV's "Teen Wolf" Sinks Teeth Into New York Comic Con, Reveals New Trailer, New Night and a Shocking Return
The series will return to MTV for the second half of season five on a brand new day Tuesday, January 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
CBS Orders "American Gothic," A New Drama Series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, For Broadcast in Summer 2016
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, James Frey of Full Fathom Five and Corinne Brinkerhoff, who is writing the script, will serve as executive producers.

[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
"Blindspot" Is Television's #1 Gainer in Total Viewers for a 2nd Straight Week
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4 and Monday, October 5.

[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Animated Series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" season two is currently in production and slated to premiere in 2017.

[10/09/15 - 12:36 PM]
Pop on Over to Joy Behar's Place for Some "Late Night Joy" on TLC
The series is produced by True Entertainment and Behar's JoyBee Productions.

[10/09/15 - 12:24 PM]
Academy Award Nominee Bradley Cooper Returns as Sen. Edward Morra, On "Limitless," Tuesday, Oct. 27
The news was announced today by executive producer Craig Sweeny at the series' New York Comic Con panel at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

[10/09/15 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Continues to Grow in Audiences and Key Demographics
CBS News spins the numbers for the week of September 28-October 4.

[10/09/15 - 10:41 AM]
ABC to Bump "Beyond the Tank" Indefinitely; "Shark Tank" Repeat Set for Tuesday, October 13
The Alphabet will encore the season premiere of the parent series this Tuesday at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
Esquire Network Orders New High-Octane Competition Series "Team Ninja Warrior"
For the first time in ninja history, the mother of all obstacle courses is now built for two.