[11/15/13 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 15
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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HOW I MET YOUR DAD (CBS/20th; W: Carter Bays, Craig Thomas & Emily Spivey; D: TBA) - The proposed spin-off of "How I Met Your Mother" has been given a pilot order by the network. It's not clear if the project will be set up via backdoor pilot of the parent series or an entirely separate pilot via the usual development process. In either case, "Dad" will tell the story from a female point of view with entirely new characters, the lone connection being the original gang's favorite hangout, MacLaren's Pub. (Deadline.com)

JEN (FX, New!) - "Chelsea Lately" mainstay Jen Kirkman is set to star in a potential comedy at the cable channel about "newly divorced Jen (Kirkman), a woman in her mid-30s who doesn't want kids and once always did things the way you were supposed to but is now following her gut." She'll likewise pen the Boston-set half-hour with Chelsea Handler, Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack of Borderline Amazing Productions also serving as executive producers and Kara Baker of Avalon Management as a producer. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED SEAN JABLONSKI PROJECT (USA/UCP; W: Sean Jablonski; D: TBA) - Stephanie Szostak (Iron Man 3) and Blair Redford ("Switched at Birth") have both been cast in the drama pilot, about investment banker Neil Truman (Matt Passmore) and his wife, Grace (Szostak) "as they struggle to sift through their stagnant marriage, looking for the spark they once had. When Neil discovers that Grace has been seeing a debonaire male escort (Redford) his entire world is turned upside down." Jablonski and Russ Krasnoff of Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment are the executive producers. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Fred Armisen will guest on "Super Fun Night" as "the exasperated head of HR at the law firm where Wilson's Kimmie works" (EW.com); Michelle Trachtenberg will visit "NCIS: Los Angeles" as "a smart and witty environmentalist/private chef who is the victim of a home invasion that turns her life upside down" (EW.com); Nicholas Lea has booked a two-episode arc on "Arrow" as Mark Francis, "Walter Steele's close associate" (TVLine.com); Aly Michalka will likewise recur on two episodes of "Two and a Half Men" as a love interest to Amber Tamblyn's Jenny (TVLine.com); and Emily Swallow has been upped to series regular on "The Mentalist" as the enigmatic Kim Fischer, who first turns up on the show's December 1 episode (TVLine.com).

  [november 2015]  

· JEN (FX)

[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.