[06/25/13 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, June 25
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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THE LEFTOVERS (HBO/Warner Bros.; W: Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta; D: Peter Berg) - Amy Brenneman, Emily Meade and Jake Robinson are the latest to board the drama pilot, which takes place after the Rapture happens but not quite like it's supposed to. Brenneman is set as Laurie, "a woman who has left her entire life behind to join a mysterious cult"; with Meade as Amy, "an uninhibited high school student who seemingly takes the apocalypse in stride" and Robinson as "the guy we all wish we were in high school." Justin Theroux, Margaret Qualley, Amanda Warren, Ann Dowd, Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Michael Gaston, Charlie Carver and Max Carver also star. (Deadline.com)

MOHICANS (FX, New!) - James Fenimore Cooper's 1826 classic "The Last of the Mohicans" - about the French's Native American allies during their war with Great Britain over control of North America in 1757 - is being developed as a potential limited series at the cable channel. Chris Crowe, who co-wrote the screenplay for the 1992 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis, is penning the project alongside Kerry McCluggage and Steve Beck. Crowe and McCluggage then will executive produce with Beck as a producer. (THR.com)

PAPA NOEL (Lifetime, New!) - Ed Asner and Markie Post are set to star in a new holiday movie at the cable channel about Lilly (Post), "a Southern woman described as salty, funny and filled with a life force," with Asner set as Santa Claus. Leslie Hope is directing from a script by Brian D. Young with Daniel Lewis of Active Entertainment producing. (THR.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Syfy has postponed its five-episode horror anthology series from Jamie Foxx due to "scheduling reasons" (Deadline.com); Mandy Safavi has been tapped as president of Melissa Rosenberg's ABC Studios-based Tall Girls Productions (Deadline.com); Gina Girolamo likewise has joined McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision to run the television division of the newly independent banner (Deadline.com); E! is reportedly finalizing cast-contingent pilot orders for its dramas "Songbyrd" and "The Royals" (Deadline.com); Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager of Den of Thieves have been tapped to join "American Idol" as executive producers (Deadline.com); and Pooch Hall will guest on "Necessary Roughness" as "a boxer who seeks help from Dani after finding it difficult to step into the ring" (TVLine.com).

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[11/30/15 - 12:54 PM]
"Kobe Bryant's Muse" to Re-Air on Showtime(R) Tomorrow Night as Part of the Network's Sports Line-Up
The film includes intimate and exclusive footage in the aftermath of Bryant's shoulder injury which ended his 2014-2015 season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

[11/30/15 - 12:32 PM]
CBS Announces Winter and Spring Scheduling Plans
Highlights include the launch of "Angel from Hell" on Thursday, January 7 at 9:30/8:30c.

[11/30/15 - 12:17 PM]
Premiere of Disney Junior's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Is the #1 Primetime Cable TV Telecast of 2015 in Kids 2-5
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, November 22.

[11/30/15 - 11:33 AM]
Hulu's "Seinfeld: The Apartment" Fan Experience to Return in Los Angeles
"Seinfeld: The Apartment" will be located at 8445 Melrose Ave. and will be open to the public from December 16th - 20.

[11/30/15 - 11:32 AM]
ABC Family Announces Fourth Season Pick-up of Hit Drama Series, "The Fosters"
The critically acclaimed family drama will premiere all-new episodes from the third season on Monday, January 25.

[11/30/15 - 11:06 AM]
Bravo Media Walks Down the Aisle with Four New Couples in the Super-Sized Season Three Premiere of "Newlyweds: The First Year" January 3 at 9PM ET/PT
The series will then regularly air Wednesdays at 10:00/9:00c beginning January 6.

[11/30/15 - 11:00 AM]
Disney XD Orders a Third Season of Hit Animated Series "Star Wars Rebels"
To date, "Star Wars Rebels" ranks as Disney XD's #2 series in Total Viewers (1.3 million), Kids 6-11, Boys 6-11 and Boys 2-11.

[11/30/15 - 10:05 AM]
E! Announces Season 4 of Hit Series "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" to Debut in 2016
Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick are ready to tie the knot and are taking E!'s cameras along for the luxurious ride.

[11/30/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" Season Six Supertrailer
Season six kicks off Monday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[11/30/15 - 09:04 AM]
CMT to Honor the Cast of "Nashville" with First-Ever "International Impact Award" Live During "2015 CMT Artists of the Year" Special on December 2 at 8PM ET/PT
Cast members Connie Britton, Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Audrey Peeples are slated to accept the award on behalf of the entire cast.

[11/30/15 - 09:02 AM]
All the Legends Are True in the ABC Family Series Premiere of "Shadowhunters" on Tuesday, January 12th at 9:00 - 10:00 P.M., EST/PST
Plus: "Beyond the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters" will give fans of The Mortal Instruments book series a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of the television show.

[11/30/15 - 09:01 AM]
CBS Announces Two Super Bowl Specials
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2016" and "Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials All-Star Countdown" are both on tap for February.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Sunday Night Football"
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/30/15 - 08:58 AM]
ABC Is the Most Watched Network in Late-Night for the 3rd Week Running
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 16-20.

[11/30/15 - 08:21 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Correspondent Keith Morrison Joins Investigation Discovery as New Host of "Dateline on ID" and Exclusive "Front Page" Specials
"Keith will bring his distinctive newsmagazine flair and reputation as a trusted news source to tell these stories to ID's audience as only he can with his incredibly unique and arresting delivery," said Henry Schleiff.