or


[06/02/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: June 2
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!

EMPIRE FALLS (HBO) - 1.9 million viewers on average tuned into the pay channel's two-part mini-series this past weekend. 1.7 million watched Saturday's initial installment with 2.1 million catching Sunday's conclusion. A repeat of part one on Sunday also yielded 1.0 million viewers.

FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A&E) - The John McCain biopic drew 3.7 million viewers for its premiere on Memorial Day. Said numbers mark A&E's most-watched broadcast in over a year.

HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME (NBC) - The Peacock has confirmed the three-week reality competition (which premieres tonight) will get a second run on its cable sibling Bravo. The premiere episode will repeat Sunday, June 5 at 12:00 a.m. eastern with additional airings on Wednesday, June 8 at 11:00/10:00c and Thursday, June 9 at 5:00/4:00c. Episodes two and three will follow said pattern with encores on Wednesday at 11:00/10:00c and Thursday at 5:00/4:00c the week after its initial broadcast on NBC.

MURDER BOOK (FOX) - Writer/producers Chris Brancato and Bert Salke have inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Touchstone Television. Said development marks the end of the pair's two-year stay at 20th Century Fox Television, where they created FOX's drama pilot "Murder Book" this past development cycle. The Touchstone pact calls for the duo to develop new projects for the studio under their self-titled Brancato/Salke production banner as well as potentially shepherd some of Touchstone's existing projects.

OLD CHRISTINE (CBS) - The Eye has picked up the Julia Louis-Dreyfus-led comedy pilot for a midseason order of 13 episodes (including the pilot). Said development, a formal announcement of which is expected as early as tomorrow, marks the first post-upfront series order by one of the broadcast networks (not to mention Warner Bros. Television's 15th pilot to get a series order this season). Louis-Dreyfus plays a single mom and businesswoman trying to raise her son (Trevor Gagnon) while dealing with her ex-husband's (Clark Gregg) new girlfriend (Emily Rutherfurd), who also happens to be named Christine. Hamash Linklatter also stars as the brother of Louis-Dreyfus's character. CBS had been in talks with producer Warner Bros. Television to pick up the series prior to the network's upfront however industry insiders say haggling over the number of episodes held up negotiations. Kari Lizer created "Christine" and will executive produce the series.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [june 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· EMPIRE FALLS (HBO)
· FAITH OF MY FATHERS (A AND E)
· HIT ME BABY ONE MORE TIME (NBC)
· MURDER BOOK (FOX)
· NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, THE (CBS)











[09/29/14 - 06:51 PM]
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" to Premiere Simultaneously on Netflix and in Select Global IMAX(R) Theaters
Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star in the Yuen Wo-Ping-directed film, due on August 28, 2015.

[09/29/14 - 01:55 PM]
"E:60's" Fall 2014 Season Premieres on ESPN this Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET Featuring Profiles of Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles and Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman
Other upcoming profiles include Cam Newton, Gerald McCoy, Jason Witten, Max Scherzer, Randy Johnson, and Rob Ryan.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Ends Season Two with Highest Rated Episode and Total Night in Series History
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Chicago P.D." Sets a New Series Record of 11.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Tips Off the College Basketball Season with Midnight Madness Coverage
This is the ninth year ESPNU Midnight Madness has provided coverage of the annual college basketball tradition.

[09/29/14 - 01:38 PM]
CBS to Win Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/29/14 - 01:21 PM]
New Performers Announced for "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Airing Wednesday, November 5
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

[09/29/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Law & Order: SVU" Stories Converge with Three-Part Crossover to Air Nov. 11-12
The three series will share a storyline about a child pornography ring that stretches from Chicago to New York and will arc over three episodes.

[09/29/14 - 12:46 PM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in October and Over 33,000 Pounds Lost in Show's First 15 Seasons
Including the season 16 contestants on the current edition, "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," the series has helped 310 contestants dramatically transform their health and their lives.

[09/29/14 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Family Picks Up Network's First Procedural Drama "Stitchers" and Second Season of "Young & Hungry"
The former follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

[09/29/14 - 12:09 PM]
CBS's "The Dovekeepers" Starts Production in Malta Today
The four-hour limited event series is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

[09/29/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Empire" Books Naomi Campbell for Recurring Role
She will play an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger potential heir to his father's throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.

[09/29/14 - 10:39 AM]
National Geographic Channel Ramps Up Daytime Schedule with Programming from Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic Channels International
"This is an opportunity for us to reinvigorate our daytime schedule while taking advantage of the brand's diverse and extensive inventory," said Brad Dancer.

[09/29/14 - 10:34 AM]
Live+3: ABC's Wednesday Line-Up Sees Big Playback Gains
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 10:22 AM]
Live+3s: "Red Band" Holds 100% of Premiere Rating After 3 Days of Delayed Viewing
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.