or


[02/02/06 - 12:00 AM]
Development Update: February 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 branded "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!

BASH (FOX, New!) - Fox 21 is developing a new half-hour alternative series at FOX in which regular people are subjected to celebrity-style roasts. Jeffrey Ross, best known for his appearances on the various Comedy Central roasts, is attached to host the project, a pilot presentation of which was shot at the Avalon Theater in Los Angeles this week. Said installment, which featured appearances by Bob Saget, Jeff Garlin and Anthony Michael Hall, revolved around a social worker who's leaving behind his job at a homeless charity in order to pursue his screenwriting dreams. Ross is also executive producing along with director Joel Gallen with K.P. Anderson, Michael Binkow and Joe Rovello serving as co-executive producers.

BEYOND (A.K.A. UNTITLED DAVID SELF PROJECT) (FOX) - Feature writer David Self's ("Road to Perdition") drama project - about the scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and their efforts to win the next space race, following an unspecified global crisis - has been given the green light to produce a pilot. Self wrote the pilot script and will executive produce the 20th Century Fox Television-based hour along with Imagine Television's Brian Grazer and David Nevins.

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF (ABC) - The freshman drama reportedly will only film 19 episodes this season due to its previous production delays under its inaugural showrunner Rod Lurie. Episode 15 of the series airs on Tuesday, February 28 after which it will return for its final four installments this season on April 18. No other details were given.

DESIRE (Syndication) - Twentieth Television is in talks with Argentina's Telefe to acquire the remake rights to "Resistire" ("Forever Julia") a hit telenovela that aired on the network in 2003. Said project, about the love between a struggling tailor and the fiance of a crooked businessman, would be the third of three planned entries for the new "Desire" franchise set to launch this summer. Previously announced were English adaptations of "Table for Three" from Colombia's Caracol and "Fashion House" from Miami's Xystus. To date "Desire" has been cleared in 70% of the U.S., including the Fox owned-and-operated television stations.

FOX TALENT DEALS (FOX, New!) - Actors Anthony Anderson ("The Shield"), Jay Baruchel ("Just Legal"), Ben Feldman ("Living With Fran") and Kristin Lehman ("Killer Instinct") have all signed talent holding deals with the network. The respective pacts call for the network to cast each actor in one of its projects in development. It's not clear if Feldman's deal is in second position to his duties on "Fran." Fellow "Fran" cast member Ryan McPartlin likewise also appears to have moved on, as he's joined the cast of the USA pilot "Underfunded" (read the story).

'TIL DEATH (FOX, New!) - Writer/producers Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith have booked their second pilot order this season, this time for a new comedy at FOX about newlyweds who move in next door to a couple who has been married for 25 years. "'Til Death" joins ABC's "A Day in the Life" on the duo's development plate, both of which come from Sony Pictures Television. Yuspa and Goldsmith wrote the pilot script and will executive produce the half-hour.

VANISHED (FOX) - Mimi Leder, who's directed the pilots to "John Doe," "Jonny Zero" and "Related" in recent years, has signed on to helm the Josh Berman-produced project, which chronicles the disappearance of a senator's wife over the course of the season. She'll take over for Antoine Fuqua, who had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. Leder will also serve as an executive producer on the 20th Century Fox Television-based hour along with Berman.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [february 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BASH (FOX)
· BEYOND (FOX)
· BIG DAY (ABC)
· COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF (ABC)
· DAMAGES (FOX)
· DESIRE (MYNETWORKTV)
· JOHN DOE (FOX)
· JONNY ZERO (FOX)
· JUST LEGAL (WB)
· KILLER INSTINCT (FOX)
· LIVING WITH FRAN (WB)
· RELATED (WB)
· SHIELD, THE (FX)
· 'TIL DEATH (FOX)
· UNDERFUNDED (USA)
· UNTITLED ANTHONY ANDERSON PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED BEN FELDMAN PROJECT (FOX)
· UNTITLED JAY BARUCHEL PROJECT (FOX)
· VANISHED (FOX)





[06/19/19 - 12:03 PM]
FX Lands Stellar Ensemble Cast for the Drama Series Pilot "Gone Hollywood"
John Magaro, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lola Kirke, Ben Schnetzer, Jonathan Pryce and Judd Hirsch star in the project, from writer/director Ted Griffin.

[06/19/19 - 11:42 AM]
Paramount Network Orders Third Season of Hit Series "Yellowstone"
Season two premieres tonight at 10:00/9:00c on Paramount Network.

[06/19/19 - 10:33 AM]
New Comedy Series "Back to Life" Lands on Showtime(R)
Daisy Haggard stars as Miri Matteson, who, after 18 years behind bars, returns home and stumbles back into adult life in the coastal town she once knew, while the mystery of her past looms large.

[06/19/19 - 10:31 AM]
Netflix Renews "I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson" for a Second Season
The second season will launch globally in 2020.

[06/19/19 - 10:06 AM]
Video: OWN Announces August 14 Series Premiere and Unveils Official Trailer for Its Highly Touted Drama "David Makes Man" from Oscar Winner Tarell Alvin McCraney
"David Makes Man" centers on a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied on by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty.

[06/19/19 - 10:05 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights First Film Under Robin Roberts Presents Banner "Kidnapped: The Kamiyah Mobley Story" Starring Emmy(R) Award Winner Niecy Nash
Set to premiere in 2020, the film will be followed by a companion documentary featuring the real-life people depicted in the movie.

[06/19/19 - 09:59 AM]
Starz to Debut Six High Profile Film & Series Acquisitions This Summer
Highlights include "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream," starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good.

[06/19/19 - 09:40 AM]
Julie Andrews to Voice "Lady Whistledown" in Netflix and Shondaland's The Untitled Bridgerton Series
Based on Julia Quinn's best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.

[06/19/19 - 08:25 AM]
HGTV Signs Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Host of 10 New Episodes of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
"I was so inspired by the original series and now I can't wait to help families as the new host of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,'" said Ferguson.

[06/19/19 - 08:10 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Songland" Rises in Latest NBC Victory
The Peacock takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[06/19/19 - 08:01 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "This Week at the Comedy Cellar" for Second Season - Premieres July 19 at 11pm ET/PT
The series promises to deliver a robust collection of the best comics in the country - season one featured 85 comedians throughout seven episodes, and season two aims to showcase even more.

[06/19/19 - 06:39 AM]
MTV's "Ex on the Beach" Premieres Tuesday, July 16 at 9PM ET/PT
Hosted by Romeo, the series brings 10 celeb-reality singles to Malibu in the hopes of getting a fresh start at love... with a twist.

[06/19/19 - 06:07 AM]
Video: "Dear White People" - Vol. 3 - Date Announcement - Netflix
The critically-acclaimed comedy is back Friday, August 2, only on Netflix.

[06/19/19 - 06:02 AM]
Video: "Elite" - Season 2 - Month Announcement - Netflix
The Spanish drama will return this September on the streaming service.

[06/19/19 - 03:08 AM]
Talia Parkinson-Jones Joins "Tamron Hall" as Co-Executive Producer and Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Also Names Andrew Scher as Supervising Producer
Set to broadcast from New York City featuring a dynamic mix of live and taped shows, "Tamron Hall" will premiere across the country in national syndication on Monday, September 9.