[12/07/11 - 11:01 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, December 7
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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THE BOX (A&E, New!) - "Homicide: Life on the Street" alums Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson have landed a half-hour cop drama at the cable channel which follows "a small ensemble of detectives as they interrogate the key suspect or witness in a case." Fontana will pen two scripts for the potential project, which takes place largely within the walls of the interrogation room, and executive produce alongside Levinson via their The Levinson/Fontana Co. Arvin Brown and George Stelzner are also on board as producers. (Deadline.com)

MAINE (The CW, New!) - "One Tree Hill" creator Mark Schwahn has booked a potential drama at the netlet about "an inn in Maine and revolves around the staff and the inn's guests." Said hour is set up at Warner Bros. Television with Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk also serving as executive producers alongside Schwahn and his Mastermind Laboratories banner. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED ALAN YANG PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Alan Yang ("Parks & Recreation") has snagged a script commitment from the Peacock for a new animated comedy about "a group of twentysomething guys sharing a house in Los Angeles' upscale community of Hancock Park." Said half-hour is set up at the Universal Television-based Deedle-Dee Productions with Greg Daniels and Howard Klein executive produce alongside Yang. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED MINDY KALING PROJECT (NBC, New!) - Mindy Kaling ("The Office") has sold a new animated comedy to the Peacock about a girls high-school volleyball team. She'll write and executive produce the hour, as well as voice a character, alongside Greg Daniels and Howard Klein's Universal Television-based Deedle-Dee Productions. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Kyle Bornheimer will guest on NBC's midseason comedy "Bent" as a new dad who moves next door to Amanda Peet's Alex and is pushed to the edge by the loud noise of Pete's (David Walton) construction crew (TVGuide.com); Ellen Barkin is bound for "Modern Family" as "a very tough, legendary real estate broker who becomes Phil's (Ty Burrell) main nemesis" (TVLine.com); Cameron Mathison will turn up on "Desperate Housewives" as Bree's (Marcia Cross) next lover (SoapsInDepth.com); Chris Zylka's witch hunter Jake has been upped to series regular on The CW's "The Secret Circle" (EW.com); Mark Pellegrino will guest on "Castle" in its upcoming 1940s-set film noir-themed episode (TVLine.com); plus Roger Bart will appear on "CSI" as an eccentric wig maker during February sweeps (EW.com).

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[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."