or


[01/03/07 - 12:07 AM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 3
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!


AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (The CW) - Executive producer Anthony Dominici has inked an overall development deal with Fox Television Studios. The pact calls for Dominici to create, develop and produce shows for the studio. Said development also means Dominici will exit his role on "Model," one he's had since its fourth season, after its upcoming cycle.


THE BIONIC WOMAN (NBC) - Laeta Kalogridis and David Eick's revival of the 1970s series about a woman whose body is mechanically enhanced to save her life has been given a cast-contingent pilot order. It's understood the concept will be re-imagined as a commentary on the role of professional women in contemporary society and how they juggle their various roles.

Commitment: Cast-contingent pilot order (previously script)
Cast: TBA
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: David Eick, Laeta Kalogridis
Studio: NBC Universal Television


CHUCK (NBC, New!) - "The O.C." creator Josh Schwartz and newcomer Chris Fedak have booked a pilot commitment from the Peacock for a new drama about spies and twentysomethings in the vein of "Grosse Pointe Blank."

Commitment: Ordered to pilot (previously put pilot)
Cast: TBA
Writers: Chris Fedak, Josh Schwartz
Director: TBA
Executive Producer: Josh Schwartz (College Hill Pictures)
Co-Executive Producer: Chris Fedak
Studio: Warner Bros. Television


FORT PIT (NBC, New!) - "Rescue Me" creators Denis Leary and Peter Tolan are set to team with "Law & Order" veteran Michael Chernuchin for a new drama about one of the worst NYPD police precincts in Brooklyn with rampant crime where bad cops are sent to live out their careers and rookie cops with no connections are stationed. The New York-based project is based on the real-life experiences of former NYPD cop Robert Cea with Chernuchin penning the original pilot script via his blind script deal with the studio. Tolan, who will direct the pilot and also has a script deal at the studio, has since taken a second pass on the script.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writers: Michael Chernuchin, Peter Tolan
Director: Peter Tolan
Executive Producers: Denis Leary (Apostle Productions), Jim Serpico (Apostle Productions), Michael Chernuchin, Peter Tolan
Producers: Lou DiGiamo, Robert Cea
Studio: Sony Pictures Television


JUDGE DAVID YOUNG (Syndication) - Sony Pictures Television's syndie newcomer has upped its clearance rate to 75% of the country. The additional stations come from such groups as Lin, Pegasus, Meredith, Raycom and Grant. Young, who will step down from his bench on the Circuit Court of Miami-Dade County to be part of the series, is best known for his 2002 sentencing of a pair of intoxicated America West pilots to jail as well as sentencing a remorseless 87-year-old woman to 30 years in jail for murder and dismissing disorderly conduct charges against an opera singer after she agreed to sing in court.

Commitment: Cleared in 75% of the country for a fall 2007 launch (previously 55%)
Cast: David Young
Writer: TBA
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: TBA
Studio: Sony Pictures Television


MARY SUNSHINE (A.K.A. IN PLAIN SIGHT) (USA) - The Mary McCormack-led drama pilot, about a U.S. Marshal who tries to balance her intense job at the witness-protection program with her equally intense and amusingly dysfunctional personal life, has been ordered to series. The project, from creator David Maples, has been picked up for 11 additional episodes. Production on the series is slated to begin in the summer, to accommodate star McCormack's pregnancy, for a launch in the fourth quarter of 2007 or the first quarter of 2008.

Commitment: Ordered to series (12 episodes, including the pilot)
Cast: Fred Weller (Marshall), Lesley Ann Warren (Jinx), Mary McCormack (Mary Shannon), Nichole Hiltz (Brandi), Todd Williams (Bobby)
Writer: David Maples
Director: Mark Piznarski
Executive Producers: David Maples, Paul Stupin
Studio: NBC Universal Television Studio


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [october 2018]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (VH1)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FORT PIT (NBC)
· IN PLAIN SIGHT (USA)
· JUDGE DAVID YOUNG (SYNDICATION)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· RESCUE ME (FX)





[10/14/18 - 04:30 PM]
The CW Network Launches #CWOpenToAll, Proclaiming the Network's Commitment to Representation and Inclusion
"We think this campaign really captures the spirit and mission of The CW and why our fans come to us," said Mark Pedowitz.

[10/14/18 - 04:04 PM]
"Breeders" Ordered to Series at FX - New Comedy Starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard Takes a Modern Day Look at Parenthood
The 10-episode first season will premiere on FX in 2020.

[10/14/18 - 08:28 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Cruises to Victory with College Football
The Alphabet takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/14/18 - 07:49 AM]
College Football Week 7: ABC's "Saturday Night Football" Up an Impressive 57% Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 13.

[10/13/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Last Man Standing" Top Demo Race
The network take home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS is the most-watched network.

[10/12/18 - 11:12 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 12
Updates include: Netflix cancels "Marvel's Iron Fist" after two seasons; Danny Trejo to star in ABC's "Food & Familia"; and FOX extends "Lethal Weapon" by two episodes, with Damon Wayans.

[10/12/18 - 03:26 PM]
"The Good Place" & "Superstore" Debuts Set Series Records in Digital
NBC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[10/12/18 - 12:32 PM]
"Momentum Generation," Chronicling the Extraordinary Experiences of a Band of Youthful Surfers Who Transformed the Sport, Debuts Tuesday, Dec. 11 on HBO
HBO Sports takes a deep dive into the fascinating, constantly evolving world of surfing, exploring how a group of dedicated teenagers changed the sport and its culture in the 1990s.

[10/12/18 - 11:44 AM]
Freeform's Newly Expanded "31 Nights of Halloween" Launches with Gains Over the Prior Year, as 'Hocus Pocus' Reaches 8.2 Million Viewers in Its First Week
Freeform further spins the numbers for the week of October 1-7.

[10/12/18 - 11:31 AM]
Sienna Miller, Seth MacFarlane, Simon McBurney and Annabelle Wallis Join the Cast of the New Showtime(R) Limited Series Based on "The Loudest Voice in the Room"
The series stars Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe winner Russell Crowe in the title role and Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson.

[10/12/18 - 10:28 AM]
The Games Begin in January as Dwayne Johnson, Simon Cowell and Ellen Degeneres Join NBC's Powerful Primetime Schedule
"The Titan Games," "America's Got Talent: The Champions" and "Ellen's Game of Games" will all kick off 2019 for the network.

[10/12/18 - 10:20 AM]
Tamara Taylor and J.C. Mackenzie to Lead the Cast of "October Faction"
Aurora Burghart, Gabriel Darku, Wendy Crewson, Megan Follows and Stephen McHattie will also star in the Netflix series.

[10/12/18 - 10:00 AM]
Tyra Banks Returns as Eve in the Freeform Original Film "Life-Size 2," Premiering Sunday, Dec. 2
Grace Manning (Francia Raisa) is the 20-something CEO of Marathon Toys, a huge toy company started by her mother that is most famous for manufacturing the iconic Eve doll.

[10/12/18 - 08:42 AM]
More Food, Fun, and Friendly Competition Are on the Menu on the New Season of "Guy's Ranch Kitchen"
The new season features Rocco DiSpirito, Duff Goldman, Eric Greenspan, Alex Guarnaschelli, Antonia Lofaso, Aaron May, Michael Mina, Marc Murphy, Damaris Phillips, Carl Ruiz, Aarti Sequeira, Michael Voltaggio, Justin Warner, and Jonathan Waxman.

[10/12/18 - 08:26 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "Thursday Night Football" Rises in Latest FOX Victory
The network once again takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.