or


[06/28/13 - 11:24 PM]
Development Update: Friday, June 28
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!


ASSISTANCE (NBC/Universal; W: Leslye Headland ; D: TBA) - Universal Television has extended the options on several cast members of the single-camera comedy pilot - about a magnetic hyperactive workaholic (Krysten Ritter) who tries to juggle the demands of her long-time boyfriend (Peter Cambor), her smug work-husband (Zach Cregger) and her powerful boss (Alfred Molina) - as well as asked for three more scripts. Vinette Robinson also stars in the half-hour, from Gary Sanchez Productions. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED ROSEANNE BARR PROJECT (NBC/Universal; W: Roseanne Barr & Linda Wallem; D: TBA) - A proposed multi-camera family comedy starring Roseanne Barr is reportedly near a straight-to-series 10-episode order with a 90-episode back order if a certain ratings mark is hit. Linda Wallem ("Nurse Jackie") is co-writing the half-hour, which stems from a development deal the comedian and her manager Steven Greener signed back in January. Should it move forward, the project would mark the studio's first stab at the 10/90 template. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - ABC's new drama "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" will have no additional episodes ordered beyond its initial run, reportedly more than 13 but less than 22 episodes (EW.com); Sony Pictures Television has ended its efforts to find a new home for "Happy Endings" as its cast options expire on Monday (Deadline.com); Jessica Collins has booked a four-episode arc on "Revolution" as "a beautiful young woman of deep faith, whose winning humor and blazing intelligence capture the heart of one of [the] leading characters" (Deadline.com); Evan Katz is the latest "24" alum bound for the "Live Another Day" limited series as part of a new two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley and Harry Shum, Jr. will no longer be billed as series regulars on "Glee" (TVLine.com);

Jace Alexander ("The Blacklist"), John Gray ("Reckless"), Ken Olin ("Sleepy Hollow"), Dan Lerner ("Lucky 7"), Timothy Busfield ("Mind Games"), Sam Hill ("Almost Human"), Jonas Pate ("Believe"), Deran Sarafian ("Star-Crossed") and Nelson McCormick ("Gang Related") have all been tapped as producing directors on the aforementioned series (Deadline.com); ABC has decided not renew Brian Malarkey's contract for season two of "The Taste" (Deadline.com); Pedro Pascal has been cast as Prince Oberyn Martell, better known as The Red Viper, on "Game of Thrones" (EW.com); Fred Armisen has confirmed his exit from "Saturday Night Live" (Splitsider.com); Juliet Rylance and Melissa George are both bound for the new season of "The Good Wife" (TVLine.com); and Rebecca Mader will guest on the final season of "Warehouse 13" in a top secret role (TVLine.com).






  [october 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 24 (FOX)
· ALMOST HUMAN (FOX)
· ASSISTANCE (NBC)
· BELIEVE (NBC)
· BLACKLIST, THE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· GANG RELATED (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· LUCKY 7 (ABC)
· MIND GAMES (ABC)
· NURSE JACKIE (SHOWTIME)
· ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND (ABC)
· RECKLESS (CBS)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SLEEPY HOLLOW (FOX)
· STAR-CROSSED (CW)
· TASTE, THE (ABC)
· UNTITLED ROSEANNE BARR PROJECT (NBC)
· WAREHOUSE 13 (SYFY)











[10/22/14 - 04:00 PM]
New Primetime Special "Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy" to Premiere Sunday, November 23 on Disney Channel
The high-stakes adventure features a special appearance by Rapunzel, voiced by Mandy Moore, who reprises her role from Disney's "Tangled."

[10/22/14 - 03:19 PM]
Bravo Media Renews "Below Deck" for Third Season as Finale Earns Highest-Rated Episode of the Season with Over 1.4 Million Total Viewers
Plus: look for "The Crew Tells All" next Tuesday, October 28 and a reunion special the following Tuesday, November 4.

[10/22/14 - 01:40 PM]
World Series Game 1 Drives FOX to Prime Time Ratings Win
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 01:37 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Limited Series "Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles"
Christina Ricci will reprise her haunting role as the notorious murder suspect she portrayed in the network's hit original movie "Lizzie Borden Took An Ax."

[10/22/14 - 01:14 PM]
Sneak Play of "Becoming," from LeBron James' Springhill Production Company and ESPN Films, Added at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, October 26 on Disney XD
It will also be presented in the previously announced 8:00 p.m. timeslot on Disney XD and on Friday, November 7 (7:00 p.m., ET/4:00 p.m., PT) on ESPN.

[10/22/14 - 12:44 PM]
Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" Returns with Search for World's Largest Sasquatch
On Sunday, November 9, the series returns with a special two-hour episode that takes Bigfoot Field Research Organization (BFRO) president Matt Moneymaker, researchers James "Bobo" Fay and Cliff Barackman and skeptical scientist Ranae Holland off to the wilds of Alaska.

[10/22/14 - 11:31 AM]
Syfy's Hit Competition Series "Face Off" to Return for Eighth Season January 13 at 9PM
In a twist on the show's traditional format, three former champions, Rayce Bird (Season 2), Anthony Kosar (Season 4) and Laura Tyler (Season 5), will return in the premiere and select teams of five new artists who they will coach throughout the season.

[10/22/14 - 11:14 AM]
ABC Grows Year to Year in Total Viewers and Holds Steady in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the weeks of September 22-October 19.

[10/22/14 - 11:05 AM]
Comedy Icon Steve Coogan to Star in "Happyish" on Showtime(R)
He'll succeed the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the project, a comedic, soul-searching examination of our pursuit of happiness, a pursuit that might just be the very thing causing our unhappiness in the first place.

[10/22/14 - 11:04 AM]
Discovery Family Channel to Premiere the Third Season of Hasbro Studios' Popular Animated Series "Transformers Rescue Bots," November 1
The season three premiere of "Transformers Rescue Bots" returns with the episode "Land Before Prime," where Optimus Prime is forced to embrace his primal side when the Rescue Bots discover a mysterious island filled with dinosaurs.

[10/22/14 - 10:58 AM]
"NCIS: New Orleans" Delivers Its Highest Adults 18-49 Rating Since Its Series Premiere
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, October 21.

[10/22/14 - 10:49 AM]
First-Ever LEGO(R) Batman Television Special, "LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered," Premieres October 27 on Cartoon Network
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, this powerhouse partnership between the LEGO Group and DC Entertainment is a funny, lighthearted tale new to the DC Comics universe.

[10/22/14 - 10:42 AM]
"CMA Country Christmas" Adds Performances by Alan Jackson, and Brad Paisley with Rock Legend Steven Tyler
Artists previously announced include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, and Carrie Underwood.

[10/22/14 - 10:41 AM]
Inspired by the Success of "Shark Tank" ABC Announces the Launch of "Beyond the Tank"
"Beyond the Tank" will feature a look back at past "Shark Tank" pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank.

[10/22/14 - 10:31 AM]
TNT Greenlights "Cold Justice" Spinoff
Rather than tackling homicides, however, the new series will focus on sex crimes.