or


[01/26/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: January 24-26
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

CANDID CAMERA (PAX) - Tribune Entertainment has purchased the off-network rights to all 137 episodes (plus three one-hour specials) of the "Camera" revival, which ran on CBS from 1998-2000 and has been on PAX from 2001 onward. The company plans to pitch the series to local stations across the country beginning this week at the annual NATPE convention. As for cable, ABC Family, TBS and Comedy Central are understood to be among Tribune's target channels.

DRAWN TOGETHER (Comedy Central) - The cable channel has quietly announced season two of the animated comedy will premiere Wednesday, October 19 at 10:30/9:30c. The second half of "South Park's" ninth season will also resume that same night at 10:00/9:00c.

FARSCAPE (Syndication) - Debmar Studios has sold repeats of the show's four season run to local stations in eight of the top 10 markets bringing its overall clearance rate to 50% of the country. Among those signing on were the Fox owned-and-operated stations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago as well as Viacom stations in Philadelphia and Seattle. Said stations, each of which signed two-year deals, will begin airing episodes on weekends beginning this fall. The pacts however weren't for cash, but rather seven minutes of ad time per hour for national ad sales by Debmar.

INSIDE EDITION (Syndication) - Deborah Norville has signed on to continue hosting the syndicated newsmagazine for two more years. The news was announced by distributor King World Productions at the industry's annual NATPE convention in Las Vegas this week.

MONK (USA) - 5.51 million viewers tuned into the show's first new episode of 2005. Among adults 18-49, "Monk" earned a solid 1.7 rating/5 share. Said numbers were on par with its average from its nine-episode run this past summer (5.1 million).

NATPE 2005 OFF-NETWORK ROUNDUP - For those interested, here's a breakdown of this year's off-network offerings at the 2005 NATPE convention, which began this week - Fall 2005: "24" (Twentieth), "Alias" (Buena Vista), "The Bernie Mac Show" (Twentieth), "Candid Camera" (Tribune Entertainment), "Da Vinci's Inquest" (Program Partners), "Farscape" (Debmar), "Girls Behaving Badly" (Sony), "My Wife and Kids" (Buena Vista), "One on One" (Paramount), "Sex and the City" (Warner Bros.), "Smallville" (Warner Bros.), "South Park" (Debmar), "Star Trek: Enterprise" (Paramount) and "Stargate Atlantis" (MGM); Fall 2006: "According to Jim" (Buena Vista), "CSI: Miami" (King World), "Everwood" (Warner Bros.), "The George Lopez Show" (Warner Bros.), "Reba" (Twentieth) and "Scrubs" (Buena Vista); Fall 2007: "Cold Case" (Warner Bros.) and "Eight Simple Rules" (Buena Vista); Fall 2008: "CSI: NY" (King World) and "Two and a Half Men" (Warner Bros.). Note that this list does not mean each series will be sold into syndication, it just means their respective distributors are looking to sell it for the targeted dates.

PEEP SHOW (FOX) - Johnny Galecki ("Roseanne"), Josh Meyers ("MADtv") and Amanda Holden ("Mad About Alice") have joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about two average guys who form a modern day "Odd Couple." Meyers, who had a talent holding deal at the network, will play one of the lead roles, an aspiring musician, as will Galecki. Holden then will play a co-worker of Galecki's character. Jeff and Jackie Filgo ("That '70s Show") are behind "Peep," which comes from the Carsey-Werner studio.

THE SHIELD (FX) - Michael Pena ("Million Dollar Baby") is the latest addition to the cable drama's fourth season, which launches Tuesday, March 15 at 10:00/9:00c. Pena, who's signed to appear in at least 12 episodes, will play a former Marine reservist who is pursuing a career in law enforcement. He'll be partnered with Walton Goggins' character following the disbanding of the Strike Team.

THE TONY DANZA SHOW (Syndication) - The show's second season has now been cleared by Buena Vista Television on almost 100 stations, bringing its national clearance rate from 60% to 70% for the 2005-06 season. The company however has yet to firmly commit to a sophomore year for the talk show.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE (Syndication) - New Line Television has cleared repeats of the short-lived UPN series in four key markets - Boston, Cleveland, Phoenix and Nashville - for the 2005-06 season.

THE TYRA BANKS SHOW (Syndication) - 19 of the 25 FOX owned-and-operated stations have cleared the freshman talk show for a fall 2005 launch. The news means the series, which comes from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, is a go in more than 70% of the country including stations in the New York; Los Angeles; Chicago; Boston; Dallas; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta; Detroit; Houston; Minneapolis; Phoenix; St. Louis; Cleveland; Orlando, Fla.; Baltimore; Birmingham, Ala.; Memphis, Tenn.; Greensboro, N.C.; and Austin, Texas markets. Additional clearances, which would likely push it up to 90% of the country, are expected to come during the 2005 NATPE convention, which began on Tuesday.

THE WAR AT HOME (FOX) - Michael Rapaport ("Boston Public") has been cast in the Warner Bros. Television/Acme Productions comedy pilot, about hypocritical parents who struggle to maintain dominance over their kids. He'll play the father of a dysfunctional brood in the project, which comes from writer Rob Lotterstein, who will executive produce alongside Acme principals Mindy Schultheis and Michael Hanel. Rapaport's involvement lifts the cast-contigency on the pilot's production. The actor previously had a talent holding deal at the network.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 24 (FOX)
· ACCORDING TO JIM (ABC)
· ALIAS (ABC)
· BERNIE MAC SHOW, THE (FOX)
· BOSTON PUBLIC (FOX)
· CANDID CAMERA (PAX)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DRAWN TOGETHER (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· EIGHT SIMPLE RULES (ABC)
· EVERWOOD (WB)
· FARSCAPE (SCI FI)
· GEORGE LOPEZ SHOW, THE (ABC)
· INSIDE EDITION (SYNDICATION)
· MONK (USA)
· MY WIFE & KIDS (ABC)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· PEEP SHOW (FOX)
· REBA (CW)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· SMALLVILLE (CW)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)
· STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCI FI)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· TONY DANZA SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· TWILIGHT ZONE, THE (UPN)
· TWO AND A HALF MEN (CBS)
· TYRA BANKS SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· WAR AT HOME, THE (FOX)





[06/28/17 - 10:54 AM]
"Top Gear America" Premieres Sunday, July 30, 8/7c on BBC America
William Fichtner, Antron Brown and Tom "Wookie" Ford topline the latest installment in the franchise.

[06/28/17 - 10:35 AM]
"Under the Influence" New Original Series - The Troubled Stories of Heath Ledger and River Phoenix Are the Focus of the Series Premiere on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9pm ET/6pm PT
Future episodes include Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith, John Belushi and Chris Farley and George Michael and Prince.

[06/28/17 - 10:15 AM]
"Treehouse Masters" Returns to Animal Planet for an All-New Season on August 4 at 9PM/ET
This season, Pete Nelson and his crew will take on new build locations, including Norway for their first ever international treehouse build, and a very special treehouse for singer-songwriter Grace Vanderwaal.

[06/28/17 - 10:02 AM]
Amazon Prime Video to Be Exclusive Premium Subscription Home for the CBS Series "Salvation"
Unlimited streaming and downloading of all the series' episodes will be available to Prime members four days after their initial broadcast on CBS.

[06/28/17 - 10:00 AM]
FX Networks Sets Premiere Dates for "You're the Worst" and "Better Things"
The comedies are due back Wednesday, September 6 and Thursday, September 14 on FXX and FX, respectively.

[06/28/17 - 09:54 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils Trailer and Art for "Daughters of Destiny"
The four-part original documentary series chronicles the lives of five girls from Indian families who are among the so-called "Dalit" caste and most impoverished communities in the world.

[06/28/17 - 09:47 AM]
Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes and Cole Hauser Join the Cast of "Yellowstone"
The series is set to begin production this August in Utah and will premiere on Paramount Network in Summer 2018.

[06/28/17 - 09:30 AM]
GSN and Tornante-Sinclair Announce New Game Show "Snap Decision" Hosted by David Alan Grier
The project is a new comedy game show created by veteran producer Scott St. John that puts preconceptions, first impressions, and gut instinct to the ultimate test.

[06/28/17 - 09:30 AM]
Cory Hardrict Enlists in Crackle's New Original Drama "The Oath", Produced by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and His G-Unit Film and Television, Inc.
In "The Oath," Hardrict goes behind the badge as Officer Cole Hammond, a cop whose cool and composed demeanor conceals an underlying sense of paranoia.

[06/28/17 - 09:23 AM]
Velocity's "Iron Resurrection" Returns to Give New Life to Rusted Old Wrecks
Look for the first of 10 new episodes on Tuesday, July 11 at 10:00/9:00c.

[06/28/17 - 09:17 AM]
The Showtime(R) Stand-Alone Streaming Service Is Now Available on Xbox One
New subscribers will be offered a 7-day free trial.

[06/28/17 - 09:00 AM]
Travel Channel Reveals 10 Secret Swimming Holes to Dive Into in Summer 2017
Said list is timed with the new season of "Top Secret Swimming Holes," premiering Sunday, July 23.

[06/28/17 - 08:59 AM]
Jodie Comer Cast in Lead Role Opposite Sandra Oh in "Killing Eve" BBC America's Next Original Scripted Series
The series is a dramatic thriller revolving around a psychopathic assassin and the woman charged with hunting her down.

[06/28/17 - 08:16 AM]
CBS News to Launch "CBSN: On Assignment," A Primetime Summer Series Featuring Immersive Reports from Around The World
The series will air four consecutive Mondays and highlight CBSN's distinctive storytelling style, as reported by more than a dozen CBS News correspondents.

[06/28/17 - 07:45 AM]
Food Blogger Ali Khan Continues to Search for the Biggest Bang for His Buck on the Return of "Cheap Eats"
The series returns Wednesday, July 12 at 10:00/9:00c on Cooking Channel.