or


[04/08/14 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 8
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!


HAND OF GOD (Amazon; W: Ben Watkins; D: Marc Forster) - Elaine Tan is the latest addition to the drama pilot, about the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Ron Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts having visions and hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him. She's set as Anne, "an Ivy league educated assistant whose eagerness and drive turn into opportunism and betrayal." Andre Royo, Alona Tal, Dana Delany, Garret Dillahunt, Julian Morris and Maximiliano Hernández also star. (Deadline.com)


ONLY HUMAN (CBS/CTS; W: David Marshall Grant; D: TBA) - Mario Van Peebles has snagged a role on the drama pilot, about quadruplets - three brothers and a sister - who grew up on a reality show. He'll play Dr. James Potter, "who runs the hospital where the family works." Anna Brewster, Ashton Holmes, Cameron Scoggins, Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Jandl also star. (Deadline.com)


SCORPION (CBS/CTS; W: Nick Santora; D: Justin Lin) - Ernie Hudson is bound for the drama pilot, about Walter O'Neil (Elyes Gabel), an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. He'll play Brooks, "the head Air Traffic Controller at LAX who knows how to read a computer screen and assign planes to runways but knows less than nothing about how his computer system actually works." Ari Stidham, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong, Katharine McPhee and Robert Patrick also star. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED KZK PROJECT (Netflix/Sony; W: Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman & Glenn Kessler; D: Johan Renck) - Mia Kirshner and Waleed Zuaiter are both bound for the upcoming drama, about a family of adult siblings (Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home. Zuaiter will play Major Eckhardt, "a mysterious authority figure in the Florida Keys who is having an affair with Meg Rayburn (Cardellini)"; while Kirshner's role wasn't specified. Enrique Murciano, Katie Finneran, Sam Shepard, Jacinda Barrett, Jamie McShane and Sissy Spacek also star. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - MacKenzie Porter has joined the cast of "Hell on Wheels" as Naomi, "Cullen Bohannon's (Anson Mount) wife and mother of his child who is torn between the restrictive Mormon way of life (all she's ever known), and the exotic adventure promised by life with her gentile husband outside the Mormon fort" (Deadline.com); Salli Richardson-Whitfield has booked a five-episode arc on "Being Mary Jane" as Mary Jane's (Gabrielle Union) longtime friend (Deadline.com); Oscar Nunez and Kerri Kenney will both guest on the season finale of "New Girl" (TVGuide.com); Samantha Mathis is bound for "Law & Order: SVU" as "the ex-wife of a producer, with whom she's in a nasty custody battle over their 8-year-old daughter" (TVLine.com); and Shirley MacLaine will visit "Glee" as "a powerful New York socialite intent on turning recent Big Apple transplant Blaine (Darren Criss) into a superstar" (TVLine.com).






  [may 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BEING MARY JANE (BET)
· BLOODLINE (NETFLIX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· HELL ON WHEELS (AMC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· ONLY HUMAN (CBS)
· SCORPION (CBS)





[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[05/04/16 - 04:00 PM]
GSN Celebrates Mother's Day with Special Mom-Themed Marathon of "Family Feud," Sunday, May 8
Each of the 10 specially selected half-hour shows features questions designed to remind viewers about the woman they love the most - their mom - on her special day.

[05/04/16 - 02:15 PM]
Seth MacFarlane to Create, Executive-Produce and Star in New Hour-Long, Live-Action Comedic Drama Series for FOX
Set 300 years in the future, the series follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet.

[05/04/16 - 02:11 PM]
Geniuses Face Off in an Intense Test of Knowledge and Stamina on the Season Premiere of ABC's "500 Questions"
The five-night event series concludes with a two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.

[05/04/16 - 01:03 PM]
"Saturday Night Live" Returns in May with Three Back-to-Back Shows
Brie Larson (May 7), Drake (May 14) and Fred Armisen (May 21) will close out the show's season.

[05/04/16 - 01:01 PM]
Megyn Kelly to Sit Down with Laverne Cox during "MEGYN KELLY presents," Airing Tuesday, May 17, on FOX
As previously announced, the special also will feature Kelly's first extensive sit-down interview with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

[05/04/16 - 12:02 PM]
"Check It Out! With Dr. Steve Brule" Season 4 Premieres Friday, June 17th at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim
The new season will be followed by "Decker: Unclassified," starring Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington.

[05/04/16 - 12:00 PM]
Start Your Summer with an Animated Adventure During Freeform's "Funday" Weekend Programming Event on May 14 and 15
Experience college through Mike Wazowski's eye, whip up recipes with Remy, and cheer on Wreck-It Ralph and Aladdin as they attempt to prove themselves as heroes.

[05/04/16 - 11:57 AM]
GSN to Launch First Spinoff Series from "Skin Wars" Franchise; "Skin Wars: Fresh Paint" Debuts Wednesday, June 15 at 10PM ET/PT
The series features three of "Skin Wars" top former contestants who mentor six new, highly accomplished artists each week.

[05/04/16 - 10:49 AM]
National Geographic Launches a Covert Investigation Into the Disappearance of Adventurer Cody Dial in Riveting True-Crime Series, "Missing Dial"
The six-part series launches Sunday, May 22 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.

[05/04/16 - 10:25 AM]
Valerie Bertinelli Entertains Friends & Family on the Return of "Valerie's Home Cooking"
Valerie is back in the kitchen sharing her tips for easy-to-make, delicious dishes and homemade recipes, adding her own signature touches and flavor along the way.

[05/04/16 - 10:08 AM]
TNT Teams Up with E4 on "Foreign Bodies"
The series is the story of a motley gang of travellers embarking on a three-month trip around Asia.

[05/04/16 - 10:01 AM]
2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Champion Abby Wambach Joins ESPN
Wambach will cover international sporting events for the network later this summer at the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 in France and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

[05/04/16 - 09:39 AM]
E! Announces Four New Unscripted Series as the Pop Culture Powerhouse Continues to Expand on Successful Primetime Slate
Highlights include a spin-off of hit franchise "WAGS" (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars) set against the sunny, sexy backdrop of South Florida.

[05/04/16 - 09:34 AM]
Netflix Celebrates "Marseille"
In advance of the series launch on May 5, Netflix surprised the residents of Marseille today in true Hollywood fashion when a french twist of the original "Hollywood" sign was erected to overlook the city.