or


[04/08/03 - 12:00 AM]
Pilot Update: April 8
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

CHICAGO (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from various wire reports each morning:

CRAZY LOVE (CBS) - Valerie Bertinelli ("Touched by an Angel") and Cloris Leachman ("The Ellen Show") will play Peter MacNicol's wife and mother respectively in the Eye comedy pilot.

FATHERHOOD (Nickelodeon) - The cable network has greenlighted its first original series for its primetime Nick at Nite lineup. The project, which has a seven episode order and is expected to debut in December, is an animated version of Bill Cosby's best-selling 1986 book "Fatherhood." David Alan Grier ("Life With Bonnie") is set to voice the central character, Dr. Bindlebeep, a high school teacher and father of three. Cosby, who will executive produce the series along with Charles Kipps and David Brokaw, said the project marks the completion of a trilogy of animated Cosby creations that started in the mid-1970s with CBS' "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids" and continued in the late 1990s with "Little Bill," which currently airs on Nickelodeon's Nick Jr. preschooler block.

THE GAME (Showtime) - Spike Lee ("Good Fences") has signed on to direct the two-hour pilot, which has also been given an order for four additional scripts. Lee, along with 40 Acres & a Mule's Sam Kitt, was previously only a producer on the project, a multiethnic look at the world of San Francisco street gangs. Alex Tse created and wrote the two-hour pilot, which goes into production immediately as "A Spike Lee Joint."

JACK'S HOUSE (FOX) - Heath Hyche ("Kiss My Act") is set as Wes, Desmond Askew ("Go") as Harlan, Kathleen Rose Perkins ("C.S.I.: Miami") as Sophie and Patrick Fabian ("Sour Grapes") as Lyle in the FOX comedy about a twentysomething slacker who buys a house and tries to grow up, at least until his buddies move in.

THE MULLET BROS. (UPN) - David Hornsby ("Six Feet Under") will play one of two boys with the unfortunate hairstyle in the UPN comedy pilot presentation.

RUBBING CHARLIE (CBS) - John Asher ("Going to California") is set as Dean in the Scott Wolf led comedy for CBS.

TOUCH 'EM ALL MCCALL (NBC) - Paul Dooley ("The Practice") and Susan Diol have signed on to the Tom Selleck led pilot for the Peacock.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2003]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· CRAZY LOVE (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· ELLEN SHOW, THE (CBS)
· GOING TO CALIFORNIA (SHOWTIME)
· GOOD FENCES (SHOWTIME)
· JACK'S HOUSE (FOX)
· KISS MY ACT (ABC)
· LIFE WITH BONNIE (ABC)
· MULLETS, THE (UPN)
· PRACTICE, THE (ABC)
· RUBBING CHARLIE (CBS)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)
· SUCKER FREE CITY (SHOWTIME)
· TOUCH 'EM ALL MCCALL (NBC)
· TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (CBS)





[05/24/16 - 12:57 PM]
Esquire Network Kicks Off Summer with Four-Day "Ninjathon" Over Memorial Day Weekend Begining Friday, May 27 at 7:00AM ET/PT
Fans can relive back-to-back episodes of almost all of seasons five, six and seven of "American Ninja Warrior" as well as all of season one of Esquire Network's record-breaking new show "Team Ninja Warrior."

[05/24/16 - 12:51 PM]
History(R) Supports The Freedmen's Bureau Project Through Partnership with The Smithsonian's NMAAHC and FamilySearch International
The social initiative, "Reading for Roots," is a call to action to encourage viewers to volunteer to transcribe post-Civil War documents.

[05/24/16 - 12:24 PM]
"20/20: In an Instant" - Two-Hour Docudrama Series Returns for Second Season, Premieres June 18 on ABC
"In an Instant" does more than just re-tell heart-pounding first-person accounts of the world's most harrowing tales of survival; it brings them to life with breathtaking dramatizations of the moments before and after life was forever changed.

[05/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
Award-Winning "What Would You Do?" Returns This Summer - New Shows Begin Airing Friday, June 17, on ABC
Hidden-camera fan-favorite "What Would You Do?" returns for 13 weeks this summer with all-new scenarios capturing unsuspecting people's reactions to everyday situations.

[05/24/16 - 10:37 AM]
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant and More Join NBC Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special" May 26
The star-studded charity event, which helps raise awareness and money for kids in need here at home and around the world, will be hosted by Craig Ferguson and features comedy, music and more.

[05/24/16 - 10:31 AM]
"Big Jay Oakerson: Live at Webster Hall" Premieres with Limited Commercial Interruption on Friday, June 17 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central(R)
Leading up to the on-air premiere, Comedy Central Stand-Up and cc.com/BigJay will feature preview clips from the special.

[05/24/16 - 10:16 AM]
Greg Yaitanes Tapped as Showrunner of Discovery's Unabomber Drama "Manifesto"
Lionsgate is teaming with Discovery Channel, Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti's Trigger Street for the limited series.

[05/24/16 - 10:10 AM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Hit Series "West Texas Investors Club" Debut Tuesday, June 7th at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes feature self-made multimillionaires - Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam who have chosen to pass on their success by investing in promising entrepreneurs - but only on their turf and their terms.

[05/24/16 - 10:04 AM]
"Fargo's" Stunning Second Chapter Gets Marathon on FX
The Saturday, June 4 marathon features all 10 episodes in consecutive order and will run from 10 AM ET/PT to 8 PM ET/PT presented with limited commercial interruption.

[05/24/16 - 09:32 AM]
HGTV's "Flip or Flop" Returns For Season Five on June 9
The 15-episode series follows Tarek and Christina El Moussa as they buy dilapidated houses and turn them into beautiful family homes.

[05/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
LeVar Burton, Whoopi Goldberg, Jonathan Frakes and Ginger Zee Guest Star in Season Two of Disney Junior's Acclaimed Series "Miles from Tomorrowland" Launching Monday, June 20 on Disney Channel
The series charts the outer space missions of young adventurer Miles Callisto and his family as they work together to help connect the galaxy on behalf of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority.

[05/24/16 - 09:27 AM]
Ovation to Premiere "Hanksy Presents: Surplus Candy" Across Linear, Digital & Social Platforms on June 26
The documentary and digital series capture Hanksy, a well-known street artist, as he and over 50 other street artists transform an abandoned mansion in Los Angeles into a magnificent, and temporary, showcase of graffiti art.

[05/24/16 - 09:07 AM]
More Than 9.4 Million Watched Exaggerator Win Preakness Stakes on NBC - Up 6% from American Pharoah's 2015 Victory
NBC further spins the numbers for Saturday, May 21.

[05/24/16 - 09:02 AM]
BBC America Begins Production on Original Series "Dirk Gently's Holisitic Detective Agency," Starring Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett
The series is a comedic thriller that follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric "holistic" detective Dirk Gently (Samuel Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Elijah Wood).

[05/24/16 - 09:00 AM]
Spike Toasts Mankind with the Party of the Decade at the 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
The A-list, ultimate guys night out, tapes Saturday, June 4 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA and premieres Thursday, June 9.