or


[01/04/07 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 4
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 signature "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!


1321 CLOVER (CBS, New!) - Paul Corrigan and Brad Walsh ("King of the Hill") have landed a pilot order from a new single-camera comedy which chronicles documentary-style the lives of a typical suburban American family. The pair wrote the pilot, which is based at CBS Paramount Network Television, on spec.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writers: Brad Walsh, Paul Corrigan
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Brad Walsh, Paul Corrigan
Studio: CBS Paramount Network Television


GOSSIP GIRL (The CW) - The netlet has greenlighted its small screen adaptation of Alloy Entertainment's popular book series about privileged teenagers attending elite private schools in New York as told through the eyes of an anonymous blogger. "The O.C." alums Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage penned the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Alloy's Bob Levy and Leslie Morgenstein. In addition, Schwartz has also inked a new overall deal with producer Warner Bros. Television. Financial specifics about the pact however weren't released.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot (previously put pilot)
Cast: TBA
Writers: Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Bob Levy (Alloy Entertainment), Josh Schwartz (College Hill Productions), Leslie Morgenstein (Alloy Entertainment), Stephanie Savage
Studio: Warner Bros. Television


NEW AMSTERDAMN (FOX) - Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom ("The Cider House Rules") has signed on to direct and executive produce the hour, about a man cursed with immortality who works as a homicide detective in New York. He'll work from a script by Allan Loeb and Christian Taylor.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writers: Allan Loeb, Christian Taylor
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Executive Producers: Allan Loeb (Scarlet Fire Productions), Christian Taylor, Lasse Hallstrom, Steven Pearl (Scarlet Fire Productions),
Studio: Regency Television


UNTITLED TOM SCHULMAN/RAFAEL YGLESIAS PROJECT (HBO, New!) - Feature writers Tom Schulman ("Dead Poets Society") and Rafael Yglesias have scored a pilot commitment from the pay channel for a new drama that explores the battle against cancer from the patients' point of view. The project is based on Jerome Groopman's book "The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness" about the stories of seriously ill patients of Groopman who had relied on their hope to cope with their illness. Groopman and his wife, Pamela Hartzband, will serve as consultants on the show. In addition, J.J. Abrams is in talks to come aboard and executive produce as well as potentially direct the hour via his new overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writers: Rafael Yglesias, Tom Schulman
Director: J.J. Abrams
Executive Producers: Bryan Burk (Bad Robot Productions), J.J. Abrams (Bad Robot Productions), Rafael Yglesias, Tom Schulman
Consultants: Jerome Groopman, Pamela Hartzband
Studio: Warner Bros. Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 1321 CLOVER (CBS)
· ANATOMY OF HOPE, THE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOSSIP GIRL (CW)
· KING OF THE HILL (FOX)
· NEW AMSTERDAM (FOX)
· OC, THE (FOX)





[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms
The free service ensures that PBS Kids' high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.

[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in "The Farthest" (w.t.)
The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
PBS and Time Inc. Announce "Beyond a Year in Space"
The two specials explore the human limitations for space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure
Look for six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world's most amazing places and cultures.

[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Series "Nova" Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences Across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation
On Monday August 21, 2017, America's eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.

[01/14/17 - 05:04 PM]
AMC Greenlights New Documentary Series "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" (Working Title) from the Acclaimed Filmmaker
The series, which explores the evolution of sci-fi from its origins as a small genre with a cult following to the blockbuster pop-cultural phenomenon we know today, will consist of six one-hour episodes and will debut on AMC in 2018.

[01/14/17 - 04:57 PM]
IFC's Flagship Sketch Series "Portlandia" to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018
"I am so proud to have worked with Fred, Carrie and the entire cast and crew-family of 'Portlandia' to make something so funny and so special," said Jonathan Krisel.

[01/14/17 - 04:50 PM]
Video: First Full Trailer for IFC's "Brockmire" Starring Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet
The network's newest original comedy premieres Wednesday, April 5 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/14/17 - 02:19 PM]
Discovery's "Cooper's Treasure" Sets Out to Uncover Shipwrecks from Space
The new series premieres Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[01/14/17 - 02:18 PM]
What Was Lost, Is Now Found: TLC's Hit Docu-Series "Long Lost Family" Returns for a Second Season on Sunday February 12th
Plus: look for spin-off series "Long Lost Family: What Happened Next" to launch this Sunday.