or


[01/11/07 - 12:17 AM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 11
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!


CODE MONKEYS (A.K.A. UNTITLED ADAM DE LA PENA PROJECT) (G4) - The cable channel has committed to 14 episodes of the animated comedy, about an oddball group of 1980s game designers. Adam de la Pena ("I'm With Busey") is behind the half-hour, which he'll continue to direct. In addition, he'll voice one of the two lead characters, Dave and Jerry.

Commitment: Ordered to series (14 episodes)
Cast: Adam de la Pena (Voice)
Writer: Adam de la Pena
Director: Adam de la Pena
Executive Producers: Adam de la Pena (Monkey Wrangler Productions)
Studio: Monkey Wrangler Productions


BEDROOMS & BOARDROOMS (ABC) - Charles McDougall ("Desperate Housewives") has signed on to direct Jon Harmon Feldman's drama pilot, about four dysfunctional but lovable CEOs. McDougall won an Emmy for directing "Housewives'" pilot and helmed the first two installments of Showtime's upcoming drama "The Tudors."

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Jon Harmon Feldman
Director: Charles McDougall
Executive Producers: Jon Harmon Feldman
Studio: Warner Bros. Television


DEMONS (CBS) - Mick Jackson has been tapped to direct the Barbara Hall-created drama pilot, about an ex-Jesuit priest/psychologist who performs exorcisms. In recent years he's helmed the openers to ABC's "In Justice" and CBS's "NUMB3RS."

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Barbara Hall
Director: Mick Jackson
Executive Producers: Barbara Hall (Barbara Hall Productions), Joe Roth (Joe Roth Television)
Co-Executive Producer: Nina Lederman
Consultant: Bob Larson
Studio: CBS Paramount Network Television


THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM VOTE (ABC, New!) - Reality guru Mike Fleiss ("The Bachelor") has booked a five-episode commitment from the Alphabet for a new game show in which regular people see their dreams come true. It's understood each episode of the hour-long series, which could be ready for broadcast as early as next month, will begin with a group of six to eight people stating their case to a studio audience and why their dream deserves to be fulfilled. Said audience will then pair down the participants to two or three finalists with viewers at home determining the winner, to be revealed the following week. Fleiss is executive producing the series alongside Lisa Levenson via his Warner Horizon Television-based Next Entertainment.

Commitment: Ordered to series (five episodes)
Cast: TBA
Writer: TBA
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Lisa Levenson (Next Entertainment), Mike Fleiss (Next Entertainment)
Studio: Warner Horizon Television


THINK TANK (FOX, New!) - Adam de la Pena is set to team with Andy Sipes and Matt Mariska for a potential new animated half-hour at the network and 20th Century Fox Television. The project, which is in the early stages of development, revolves around a mysterious organization established in the 1950s by a wealthy businessman that's responsible for everything that's happened in pop culture during the last 50 years - from "Star Wars" to "American Idol." The workplace comedy then will be told through the eyes of a new staffer who's resented by the more established employees.

Commitment: Script
Cast: TBA
Writers: Adam de la Pena, Andy Sipes and Matt Mariska
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Adam de la Pena (Monkey Wrangler Productions), Andy Sipes and Matt Mariska
Studio: 20th Century Fox Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AMERICAN IDOL (FOX)
· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· BIG SHOTS (ABC)
· CODE MONKEYS (G4)
· DEMONS (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GREAT AMERICAN DREAM VOTE, THE (ABC)
· I'M WITH BUSEY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· IN JUSTICE (ABC)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· THINK TANK (FOX)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)





[09/15/14 - 01:22 PM]
"Genesis - Sum of the Parts" to Make Its Premiere on Showtime(R)
The film reunites the multi-Platinum-selling, Grammy(R)-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band to tell personal accounts of their rise to fame and fortune.

[09/15/14 - 12:49 PM]
FX Rides "Sons of Anarchy" to Record Ratings
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 9.

[09/15/14 - 12:25 PM]
Galaxy's Quest: On October 11, Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy Returns to Rescue Frantic Felines and Their Guardians
"My Cat from Hell" returns with seven all-new episodes of rescuing out-of-control cats and repairing the relationships they're ruining.

[09/15/14 - 12:16 PM]
New Episodes of CNBC's Popular Series "The Profit" Return Tuesday, October 14 at 10PM ET/PT
The 10 original hour-long episodes, including a special update episode, follow self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis as he saves struggling businesses while investing his own cash in the process.

[09/15/14 - 11:01 AM]
Travis Pastrana and the "Nitro Circus Live" Crew Return to MTV2 for All-New Season on Wednesday, October 8 at 11 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, "Nitro Circus: The Movie" will make its world television premiere on MTV2 on Wednesday October 1 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

[09/15/14 - 10:52 AM]
Take It Off with VH1 for Season Two of "Dating Naked"
The first season of "Dating Naked" has been averaging a .6 among Adults 18-49 and averaging 1 million total viewers (P 2+) each week, based on Live +3 ratings.

[09/15/14 - 10:28 AM]
A&E Network Premieres New Original Series "Dead Again" Thursday, October 2 at 10:00 PM ET/PT
The hour-long series follows a top team of detectives who will re-examine controversial murder cases in which unresolved questions still linger long after the verdict was determined.

[09/15/14 - 10:11 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces World Television Premiere of Hallmark Hall of Fame Original Movie, "One Christmas Eve", Starring Anne Heche, November 30
In "One Christmas Eve," Anne Heche stars as a recently-divorced mom who wants her two kids' first Christmas "without dad" to be perfect.

[09/15/14 - 10:04 AM]
Langley Productions and Spike TV to Honor "Cops" Audio Technician Bryce Dion
Bryce Dion was a 7-year veteran of "Cops" who was tragically killed during production on August 26 in Omaha, NE.

[09/15/14 - 09:43 AM]
"Friends Flyaway to New York" Sweepstakes Gives Fans a Chance to Win a Trip to Visit the Central Perk Pop-Up Shop Brought to You by Eight O'clock Coffee
Said contest is timed with the 20th anniversary of the premiere of "Friends."

[09/15/14 - 09:36 AM]
Syfy's New Zombie Series "Z Nation" Bites Off 1.6 Million Viewers During September 12 Premiere
Syfy spins the numbers for Friday, September 12.

[09/15/14 - 09:14 AM]
American Heroes Channel Reveals How History Got It Wrong in "America: Facts vs. Fiction"
The series returns with with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[09/15/14 - 09:00 AM]
"Conan" to Celebrate George Harrison the Week of Sept. 22 with Performances by Beck, Norah Jones, Dhani Harrison & Friends and More
The celebration will coincide with the release of George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75, a major reissue of the artists' first six solo albums.

[09/15/14 - 08:58 AM]
Nickelodeon's TV and Digital Channels to Go Dark for Eleventh Annual Worldwide Day of Play, Saturday, Sept. 20
Additionally, the network's national prosocial partners - United States Tennis Association, NFL PLAY 60, the Boys and Girls Club of America and Key Club, among others - will host several thousand local events across the country to help celebrate kids' love of play.

[09/15/14 - 08:47 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock easily wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.