or


[07/08/05 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: July 7-8
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!

BONES (FOX) - The pilot's director, Greg Yaitanes, has inked a one-year holding deal with the FOX network. The pact gives FOX Yaitanes's exclusive services for the next development season, where he'll direct one or more of its pilots. Outside of said deal, Yaitanes is expected to direct additional episodes of "Bones" this season as well as installments of "Nip/Tuck," "The Closer," "Over There" and "House."

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC) - Joely Fisher ("Wild Card") has booked a multi-episode arc on the hit drama series. She'll play the boss of Felicity Huffman's character, who after the events of the season finale will return to the workplace. No other details were given about her role or when her first appearance will be. Fisher spent the past development season attached to the failed FOX drama pilot "Born and Bred."

KICKED OUT (ABC Family) - The cable channel has slated the reality series to premiere on Wednesday, August 24 at 10:00/9:00c. Here's how the network's press materials describe the project: "Slackers beware! ABC Family teams up with one lucky family to help them straighten out their not-so-lucky slacker by kicking them out of the house. Parents who are tired of their free-loading sons and daughters will be giving them some tough love and just ten days to learn responsibility and grow up. During that time, each slacker will have to take on challenges designed by their parents such as taking on a job to earn their keep, managing a budget and furnishing their own apartment to prove they can make it in the real world."

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (ABC) - Co-executive producer Donald Todd has signed a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with Touchstone Television. Todd, who spent the past development season behind the ABC/Touchstone pilots "Soccer Moms" and "Testing Bob," will continue to develop new projects for the studio.

NY-70 (NBC) - Clark Johnson, the pilot's director, has inked a one-year deal with NBC Universal Television. The pact calls for the feature helmer to develop, direct and executive produce series projects for the studio along with producer Sean Ryerson.

REBA (The WB) - Kevin Abbott, the veteran comedy's showrunner, has booked a three-year, seven-figure overall deal with the show's producer 20th Century Fox Television. The pact calls for Abbott to continue in his duties on "Reba" as well as develop new projects for the studio. Abbott, who was behind the ABC/20th pilot "Adopted" this past development cycle, has been with "Reba" since its second season when he replaced creator Allison Gibson as showrunner.

UNTITLED STEVEN BOCHCO PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Steven Bochco ("N.Y.P.D. Blue") is set to team with Mitchel Katlin and Nat Bernstein ("Center of the Universe") for a new single-camera comedy at FOX. The network has given a script commitment to the project, which revolves around a minor league baseball team. No studio however is currently attached.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [july 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· ADOPTED (ABC)
· BONES (FOX)
· CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE (CBS)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· FERTILE GROUND (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KICKED OUT (ABC FAMILY)
· LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (ABC)
· NIP/TUCK (FX)
· NY-70 (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· OVER THERE (FX)
· REBA (CW)
· SOCCER MOMS (ABC)
· TESTING BOB (ABC)
· UNTITLED KATLIN & BERNSTEIN PROJECT (FOX)
· WILD CARD (LIFETIME)





[07/30/14 - 01:05 PM]
American Heroes Channel New Original Series "Hardcore Heroes" Showcases Extraordinary Feats by Everyday People
Premiering Wednesday, August 6, this action-packed series follows these courageous fighters as they battle the elements, save hundreds of lives, and ultimately, change the course of history forever.

[07/30/14 - 12:45 PM]
ESPN's Dan Shulman, John Kruk to Call "Sunday Night Baseball" atop Green Monster at Fenway Park Aug 3
The duo will be joined by ESPN MLB Insider Buster Olney who will provide reports from the field.

[07/30/14 - 12:38 PM]
Discovery's Hit Series "Bering Sea Gold" Returns for Its Fourth Season with Crews Battling Against Extreme Conditions and Each Other for the Ultimate Payout
The series returns Friday, August 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[07/30/14 - 12:00 PM]
TNT Renews Real-Life Crime Series "Cold Justice" for Third Season
Season three is slated for early 2015 and will feature both new states and types of cases never seen on the show before.

[07/30/14 - 10:51 AM]
Paramount Digital Entertainment Announces New Original Comedy Series "Resident Advisors" Produced by Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman
The series will star Ryan Hansen, Jamie Chung, Alison Rich, Andrew Bachelor, Graham Rogers and features Anna Camp.

[07/30/14 - 10:30 AM]
LMN Premieres the Second Season of the Original Series "Ghost Inside My Child" Saturday, August 16 at 9PM ET
The series features stories of children who claim to have lived before, often having died violently in a past life, and whose parents struggle to make sense of their child's memories of a former life.

[07/30/14 - 09:59 AM]
First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on the Hub Network's "Kid President(R): Declaration of Awesome" Discussing the Importance of Healthy Eating and Exercise, Airing August 9
The episode also includes celebrity appearances by Christina Applegate, Reggie Watts, Carrie Brownstein and the PS22 Chorus from New York.

[07/30/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Squidbillies" and "Mr. Pickles" Debut September 21st on Adult Swim!
These two series are guaranteed to leave you loving Sunday night and hating Monday morning even more than you already do!

[07/30/14 - 08:51 AM]
NBC Wins Tuesday Night in 18-49 and Total Viewers Among the Big 4
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 08:41 AM]
"Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart," Exploring the Role of the Media in the First Murder Trial Televised Gavel-to-Gavel, Debuts Aug. 18 on HBO
An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the project explores how the media coverage of the case may have influenced the trial and sentencing.

[07/30/14 - 08:24 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "America's Got Talent" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock doubles second place ABC among adults 18-49.

[07/30/14 - 08:17 AM]
"Baseball Tonight": Trade Deadline Special Airs Thursday
ESPN.com's MLB trade deadline content will be headlined by Rumor Central and a live, interactive chat with ESPN Insiders beginning at 10 a.m. and running through 5 p.m.

[07/30/14 - 08:16 AM]
ABC's Tuesday Unscripted Series Grow - "Extreme Weight Loss" Ties a 2-Month High
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/30/14 - 07:58 AM]
NBCSN Is TV's Fastest Growing Sports Network Since Debut of Premier League on August 17, 2013
NBCSN spins the numbers for the past 50 weeks to date.

[07/30/14 - 07:37 AM]
Giants and Bills Kick Off Preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on "Sunday Night Football" This Sunday at 8 PM ET
Sunday night's telecast will also feature live interviews with members of the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 2014.