[06/24/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, June 24
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!

THE DESCENDANTS (Sundance; W: Aaron Guzikowski; D: TBA) - Julianne Nicholson ("Boardwalk Empire") is set to topline the upcoming drama, about Harold Jensen (yet to be cast), a sheriff struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring Ramapo Mountains, home of the Ramapo Mountain Indians. She'll play his wife, Jean (Nicholson), "an over-controlling and over-bearing recovering alcoholic suffering from dementia stemming from her alcohol use and the loss of her brother who goes on a rampage when she finds her daughter has run off with her new boyfriend." Bridget Carpenter and Sarah Condon also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)

THE LEFTOVERS (HBO/Warner Bros.; W: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta; D: Peter Berg) - Charlie Carver and Max Carver ("Teen Wolf") have both landed roles on the drama pilot, which takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it's supposed to. They'll play happy-go-lucky identical twins Scott (Charlie) and Adam (Max) Frost, whose laid-back demeanor brings levity to a dark world. Justin Theroux, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler and Michael Gaston also star. (Deadline.com)

MCCARTHYS, THE (CBS/Sony; W: Brian Gallivan; D: Fred Savage) - The Eye has commissioned a new pilot for the comedy, about a sports-crazed Irish-Catholic family that shares a three decker house in Boston and the one member, Ronny (Jake Lacy), that dares to move out on his own. Originally shot as a single-camera project, the new incarnation will be multi-camera. Jack McGee, Jacki Weaver, Jessica Chaffin, Jimmy Dunn and Joey McIntyre also starred in the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour and talks are underway to bring back said cast. Olive Bridge Entertainment's Will Gluck also served as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Spin City" creator Gary David Goldberg passed away yesterday at age 68 (Deadline.com); and James McCaffrey has been cast as Harvey's late father Gordon Specter in an upcoming episode of "Suits" in in which "his advice helps Harvey decide whether to stay at the DA's office or return to work for Jessica" (TVLine.com).

  [october 2015]  


[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
Timely Documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets," Exploring the Deadly Impact of Racial Prejudice, Debuts Nov. 23, Exclusively on HBO
The documentary made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award for Social Impact.

[10/06/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Becomes Freeform in January 2016
"Pretty Little Liars," "The Fosters," "Young and Hungry" and "Baby Daddy" will all return in early 2016 for their winter premieres alongside the world premieres of new original series "Shadowhunters" and "Recovery Road."

[10/06/15 - 09:32 AM]
MTV Announces Full Lineup for New York Comic Con - Releases Key Art for "The Shannara Chronicles"
Each can't-miss panel will feature cast and producers from the shows and the debut of exclusive New York Comic Con trailers.

[10/06/15 - 09:30 AM]
"Scorpion" Grows in Viewers, Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 09:07 AM]
ABC Is Set to Celebrate the Milestone 20th Anniversary of "Toy Story" - The Film That Started the Computer Generated Animation Revolution - In the Original Special, "Toy Story 20th Anniversary," To Air in December
The special will air along with a showing of "Toy Story" that same evening.

[10/06/15 - 09:03 AM]
"48 Hours: The Doctor's Daughter" Is Saturday's #1 Non-Sports Broadcast with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, October 3.

[10/06/15 - 09:01 AM]
New "Rocky Horror Show" Premieres Midnight Saturday, October 18 on BBC America
"I'm still in awe at the popularity of the show," said Richard O'Brien, creator and narrator.

[10/06/15 - 08:59 AM]
AMC Releases Key Art for "Into the Badlands" - Premiering November 15
The six-part series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny and a young boy named M.K. (Aramis Knight) who embark on a spiritual journey across a dangerous land.

[10/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
"Blindspot" Retains 96% of Last Week's 18-49 Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 08:35 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Voice," "Blindspot" Keep NBC on Top
The Peacock leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49 for the third consecutive week.

[10/06/15 - 08:34 AM]
WE tv Greenlights "Selling It: In the ATL" Adding to Its Growing Original Programming Slate and Bolstering a Franchise Focused on the Popular City of Atlanta
The new series comes directly on the heels of the successful freshman season of "Cutting It: In the ATL," which reached 4.5 million total viewers and ranked as a top five new unscripted summer series among women 25-54.

[10/06/15 - 08:28 AM]
"Dancing with the Stars" Is Monday's Most Social Program for the 4th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, October 5.

[10/06/15 - 08:00 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Street Outlaws" Returns October 26 at 9PM ET/PT
One of the top cable programs among men, last season was the series' most-watched (P2+) and highest-rated ever.

[10/06/15 - 07:58 AM]
Video: BBC America Releases First-Look Scene from "The Last Kingdom"
Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's bestselling series of books, the project premieres this Saturday, October 10.

[10/06/15 - 07:45 AM]
FS1 Presents Countdown to the CONCACAF Cup - Preview Airs on Eve of Mexico-U.S. Winner-Take-All Playoff
The Mexico-U.S. showdown marks the beginning of FOX Sports' Road to Russia.