or


[08/19/11 - 10:48 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 19
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!


EL JEFE (FOX, New!) - Moses Port and David Guarascio ("Happy Endings") have sold a potential comedy to the network about "an upper-middle class 30-year-old guy who finally gets booted out of his dad and step-mom's house and moves in with his cleaning woman's family since he had nowhere else to go." Sony Pictures Television is behind the half-hour, which has a penalty attached should it not go to pilot. (Deadline.com)


GUIDANCE (FOX, New!) - Tyler Labine ("Sons of Tucson") is set to star in another potential half-hour at the network billed as "an adult buddy comedy set in high school." Tim Dowling ("Just Go With It") penned the project, which comes from 20th Century Fox Television and Ryan Reynolds and Allan Loeb's DarkFire banner. A penalty is also attached should it not go to pilot. Steven Pearl and Jonathon Komack Martin are also executive producing alongside Dowling, Reynolds and Loeb. (Deadline.com)


HIDE (TNT) - Carla Gugino has been tapped to star in the original movie, about two detectives against a killer who seems to have returned from the dead. She'll play one of the cops, D.D. Warren, in the project, which is based on the book by Lisa Gardner. John Gray ("Ghost Whisperer") is directing from a script by Janet Brownell with Stephanie Germain executive producing. (Deadline.com)


STRANGER PLANET (FOX, New!) - Matthew Miller ("Chuck") has snagged a put pilot commitment from the network for a new drama about "a hard-boiled L.A. cop who stumbles upon the existence of aliens living among us and must team up with two aliens in order to solve intergalactic mysteries on Earth." Warner Bros. Television is producing. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Gina Prince-Bythewood ("The Secret Life of Bees") has booked a potential drama at the network billed as "a dual-female lead cop show set in one of the toughest neighborhoods of Los Angeles [where] the cops are also the subjects of a reality show." Said hour, which has a penalty attached, comes from the 20th Century Fox Television-based Imagine Television. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED GLENN GORDON CARON PROJECT (CBS, New!) - "Medium" creator Glenn Gordon Caron is back in business with the network and sibling CBS Television Studios for a new drama about "an Erin Brockovich-type woman from Queens who searches for her own identity while reuniting others." James Mangold and Cathy Konrad, whose company Treeline recently inked a two-year overall deal with the studio, are executive producing alongside Caron, who is likewise on board to direct. Said effort is loosely based on the life of licensed New Jersey investigator Pamela Slaton (OWN's "Searching For..."), whom Konrad herself once enlisted to help find her birth parents. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Andrew Elvis Miller will play an Eastern European assassin on the final season of "One Tree Hill" (EW.com); Molly Shannon will play Janet, the oft-referenced but never seen sister of Patricia Heaton's Frankie on "The Middle" (TVLine.com); Joel Gretsch ("V") will recur on NBC's "The Playboy Club" as the incumbent State's Attorney in Chicago who's destined to run against Eddie Cibrian's Nick Dalton (Deadline.com); Stephen Root has been tapped as the father of Shannon Woodward's Sabrina on "Raising Hope" (TVLine.com); David Alpay ("The Tudors") will play Calvino, an Italian prince and suitor to Lucrezia, in the upcoming season of "The Borgias" (Deadline.com); Lolita Davidovich will appear as one of Vince Korsak's (Bruce McGill) three ex-wives in a December episode of "Rizzoli & Isles" (TVLine.com); plus Andrea Parker will take over for Jessica Hecht as Tom's (Doug Savant) new love interest on "Desperate Housewives" with Miguel Ferrer as "a renowned and temperamental contemporary artist" that crosses paths with Teri Hatcher's Susan (Deadline.com).






  [august 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BORGIAS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· CHUCK (NBC)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EL JEFE (FOX)
· GHOST WHISPERER (CBS)
· GUIDANCE (FOX)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· HIDE (TNT)
· MEDIUM (CBS)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· PLAYBOY CLUB, THE (NBC)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· RIZZOLI & ISLES (TNT)
· SEARCHING FOR… (OWN)
· SONS OF TUCSON (FOX)
· STRANGER PLANET (FOX)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED GINA PRINCE-BYTHEWOOD PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED GLENN GORDON CARON PROJECT (CBS)
· V (ABC)





[07/31/14 - 02:37 PM]
Join the Paladins from ABC's "The Quest," As They Live Tweet During the Series Premiere, Thursday, July 31
Join the 12 would be heroes as they live tweet during the East Coast Broadcast of tonight's premiere episode airing 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

[07/31/14 - 01:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Premieres Ray Donovan Webisodes "Behind the Fix" Starring Steven Bauer and Katherine Moennig
Fans will get an inside look on how Ray's (Liev Schreiber) team pulls off their "fixes," woven directly from the plotlines on screen.

[07/31/14 - 01:13 PM]
College Football: ESPN's Game and Studio Roster Includes More Than 100 On-Air Commentators
The lineup is highlighted by announcers with familiar and new assignments, the addition of former coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis, and nationally recognized former SEC players and renowned sportscasters on SEC Network.

[07/31/14 - 12:20 PM]
Here Comes the Bride: A Duggar Wedding Unveiled in an All-New Season of "19 Kids & Counting"
The series returns with all-new episodes beginning Tuesday, September 2 at 9:00/8:00c.

[07/31/14 - 11:51 AM]
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Devours the World - Record-Setting 3.9 Million Total Viewers and 1.6 Million Adults 18-49 for Syfy Original Movie
Syfy spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 30.

[07/31/14 - 11:40 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Announces the Start of Production on "The Christmas Shepherd" Starring Teri Polo and Martin Cummins
The film is part of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas, featuring traditional and classic Christmas films suitable for family audiences.

[07/31/14 - 11:15 AM]
Bravo Media Acquires "The Real Housewives of Melbourne" Premiering Sunday 8/3 at 12PM ET/PT with Back-to-Back Episodes
The 12-episode series follows the lavish lives of six successful Melbourne socialites as they live life on their own terms and enjoy the pampered and cultured lifestyle that the "world's most liveable city" has to offer.

[07/31/14 - 11:11 AM]
FOX Sports Tees Up Faxon & Fay for 2015 USGA Championships Coverage Team
Eight-time PGA TOUR winner Brad Faxon and former USGA executive director David Fay will serve as analysts alongside host Joe Buck, analyst Greg Norman and reporter/host Holly Sonders.

[07/31/14 - 10:56 AM]
"Tonight Show" Tops "Kimmel" and "Late Show" Combined for the Late-Night Ratings Week of July 21-25 in 18-49, Hitting a Five-Week High
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of July 21-25.

[07/31/14 - 10:13 AM]
Video: "BoJack Horseman" - New Trailer
The Netflix series - due on Friday, August 22 - features the voices of Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Paul F. Tompkins and Patton Oswalt.

[07/31/14 - 10:00 AM]
E! Celebrates "Chelsea Lately" Throughout August with a Star Studded Run Up to the Live Finale on August 26th
As this groundbreaking show ends, E!'s "Queen of Late Night" will welcome some of the biggest names in Hollywood throughout the month of August, as well as some of Chelsea's fabulous friends.

[07/31/14 - 09:56 AM]
BBC America Announces Special Programming and Nationwide Theatrical Events to Launch "Doctor Who's" First Season Starring Peter Capaldi
Chris Hardwick will host "Doctor Who: Live Pre-Show" at 7:30pm ET and "Doctor Who: After Who Live" at 11:00pm ET following the premiere of "Intruders" on August 23.

[07/31/14 - 09:21 AM]
Animal Planet's "Too Cute! Pint Sized" Delivers Double the Cute in Half the Time, Beginning August 16, at 8 PM ET/PT
Each episode focuses on two litters of the world's most delightful darlings, and with pint-sized episodes, the best moments of the first eight weeks of life are packed into one extra-cuddly half hour.

[07/31/14 - 09:10 AM]
Brady Quinn Joins FOX Sports for College Football & NFL Coverage
In the booth, Quinn pairs with two veteran play-by-play announcers, teaming with Tim Brando for college games and Dick Stockton when on NFL assignment.

[07/31/14 - 09:01 AM]
Cornell Bhangra Wins "Today's Got Talent" Contest, Joins the Top 48 Acts on NBC's "America's Got Talent"
The act will join the quarter-final rounds on "AGT" and perform live Tuesday, August 12 for the chance to win the $1 million prize.