or


[05/03/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: May 2-3
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 newly revamped "Series in Development" charts. Visitors can now filter our listings by network, genre and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC) - The Alphabet reportedly plans to burn off an unaired installment ("Episode 321") from the show's third season on Thursday, June 30 in its regular 9:00/8:00c time slot.

HBO JUNE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS (HBO) - The pay channel has released its June 2005 schedule which confirms various premiere dates on the network. "Entourage" will kick off its second season on Sunday, June 5 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the series premiere of "The Comeback" at 9:30/8:30c. Encores of both series will also air on Monday nights at 10:00/9:00c ("The Comeback") and 10:30/9:30c ("Entourage"). Meanwhile, "Six Feet Under" will launch its fifth and final season on Monday, June 6 at 9:00/8:00c with encores on Sundays at 10:00/9:00c. Said scheduling decisions are understood to have been made in order help HBO expand its original scripted programming brand beyond Sunday nights.

LAS VEGAS (NBC) - Writer/producer Gardner Stern has signed a new two-year, seven-figure overall deal with NBC Universal Television. The pact calls for Stern to continue in his executive producing duties on "Las Vegas" as well as develop new projects for the studio.

MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX) - Co-executive producer Alex Reid has inked a two-year, seven-figure development deal with 20th Century Fox Television and Regency Television. In addition to remaining on "Malcolm in the Middle," he'll create and develop new series projects for the studio. The pact also calls for Reid to direct two episodes of "Malcolm's" upcoming seventh season.

MARTHA (A.K.A. UNTITLED MARTHA STEWART PROJECT) (Syndication) - Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution have confirmed Martha Stewart's upcoming talk show - which now features the simple title "Martha" - will launch on Monday, September 12 on local stations across the country. The series has been cleared on local stations covering an impressive 92% of the country. The one-hour project will film at Manhattan's Chelsea Television Studios and feature everything from field pieces, to in-studio segments with celebrity guests to human interest pieces. In addition, Rob Dauber ("The Rosie O'Donnell Show") has been named a co-executive producer of the series.

UNTITLED MEGAN MULLALLY PROJECT (Syndication, New!) - Emmy-winning "Will & Grace" star Megan Mullally is reportedly close to pacting with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution to host a syndicated talk show for the company beginning in the fall of 2006. It's understood the seven-figure pact will work around Mullally's production schedule on "Will & Grace" even if it returns for the 2006-07 season. No specific details about the project were mentioned, other than it will showcase Mullally's personality as well as her comedy and music skills. The actress and NBC Universal reps are said to be searching for potential showrunners for the talk show.

USA JUNE 2005 HIGHLIGHTS (USA) - As expected, the cable channel has confirmed the fourth season of its original series "The Dead Zone" will premiere on Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c. Like last summer, "The Dead Zone" will follow new episodes of "The 4,400" (which airs at 9:00/8:00c). Speaking of "The 4,400," USA will rebroadcast all six hours of the show's first season on Sunday, June 5 beginning at 1:00 p.m. eastern as a lead in to its two-hour second season premiere that night at 9:00/8:00c.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· 4400, THE (USA)
· COMEBACK, THE (HBO)
· DEAD ZONE, THE (USA)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· EXTREME MAKEOVER (ABC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· MARTHA (HALLMARK)
· MEGAN MULLALLY SHOW, THE (SYNDICATION)
· SIX FEET UNDER (HBO)





[10/16/18 - 12:02 PM]
Video: Trailer Debut - "The Final Table" - A Global Cooking Competition
The Netflix series features 12 teams of two chefs from around the world cooking the national dishes of Mexico, Spain, England, Brazil, France, Japan, the U.S., India and Italy.

[10/16/18 - 11:31 AM]
Oscar(R) Nominee Bruce Dern, Melissa Rauch and Horatio Sanz Join New Showtime(R) Comedy Series "Black Monday"
Julie Hagerty and Vanessa Bell Calloway are also on tap for the newcomer, premiering in January.

[10/16/18 - 11:11 AM]
Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Nominees Christina Ricci and Judith Light Star in "Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story" Premiering January 19
Ricci plays 19th century pioneering journalist Elizabeth Cochran Seaman who published under the name of Nellie Bly.

[10/16/18 - 10:35 AM]
Country Music Icon Martina McBride Entertains from the Kitchen on New Food Network Series "Martina's Table"
McBride is giving Food Network viewers a glimpse of how she entertains at home, sharing her recipes and cooking tips that make her the queen of the kitchen.

[10/16/18 - 10:24 AM]
Pierce Brosnan to Host 7th Annual "Breakthrough Prize" Ceremony on Sunday, November 4 Live on National Geographic
Hosted by Brosnan, the program will include a tribute to the late, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who died in March 2018.

[10/16/18 - 10:05 AM]
Ovation Acquires U.S. Rights to "Travel Man" from All3Media International for Ovation TV, Ovation NOW, and Travel-Focused AVOD Service, JOURNY
Other titles for Ovation TV and Ovation NOW include "Stealing Van Gogh," "The KAWS Effect," and the arts-themed reality series "Fake or Fortune," "Antiques to the Rescue."

[10/16/18 - 09:18 AM]
Ryan Fletcher and Hainsley Lloyd Bennett Set as Series Regulars in "Pennyworth" for Epix and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Based on the Characters from DC
Fletcher and Bennett will portray "Dave Boy" and "Bazza," respectively; both are lifelong friends of Alfred's from their army days serving in the same corps.

[10/16/18 - 09:09 AM]
Ovation Locks in U.S. Broadcast and Digital Rights to Seven Arts & Culture Titles from Sky Vision
The series will air on Ovation's linear arts network Ovation TV, its digital platform Ovation NOW, and/or on the company's cultural-travel streaming service JOURNY.

[10/16/18 - 09:03 AM]
Netflix Original Series "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City" Adds to the Vibrant and Diverse World of Modern-Day Barbary Lane
Paul Gross returns to reprise his role with additional series regulars Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia and May Hong.

[10/16/18 - 08:41 AM]
Animal Planet Launches New Global Brand Identity with Global Series Premiere of "Crikey! It's The Irwins" on October 28
The Animal Planet global brand identity will provide a multi-platform experience for every member of the family and begins as a phased rollout on October 28 in the U.S.

[10/16/18 - 08:16 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Once Again Tops Charts for NBC
The Peacock leads the evening in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/16/18 - 08:03 AM]
Video: Featurette Debut - Inside the Bewitching World of Sabrina Spellman
The 10-episode Netflix original series premieres October 26.

[10/16/18 - 07:17 AM]
ESPN's "Monday Night Football": 49ers-Packers Up 38 Percent Year-Over-Year
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 15.

[10/16/18 - 06:30 AM]
E! News Gets Candid and Unfiltered with All-New Topical Series "Nightly Pop" Premiering Every Monday Beginning October 29th at 10:30PM ET/PT, Immediately Following "Busy Tonight"
The half hour-long weekly series is hosted by E! personalities Morgan Stewart and Nina Parker, along with social influencer Hunter March.

[10/15/18 - 04:04 PM]
Netflix Orders New Series "Trinkets" Based on Young Adult Novel by Kirsten Smith
When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter's Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms.