or


[01/16/07 - 12:11 AM]
Development Update: Monday-Tuesday, January 15-16
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!


DIRT (FX) - Fellow "Friends" alum Jennifer Aniston has signed on to guest star in the show's season finale. She'll play a rival to Courtney Cox's magazine editor character in said installment, which is set to air on Tuesday, March 27 at 10:00/9:00c.


DIRTY SEXY MONEY (A.K.A. UNTITLED CRAIG WRIGHT PROJECT) (ABC) - Craig Wright's drama project, now officially dubbed "Dirty Sexy Money," has been ordered to pilot. The Touchstone Television-based hour revolves around an idealistic lawyer named Nick George, who ends up with the job of taking care of the legal - and sometimes illegal - needs of a wealthy, colorful New York family.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Craig Wright
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Craig Wright, Greg Berlanti (Berlanti Television)
Studio: Touchstone Television


ENTOURAGE/THE SOPRANOS (HBO) - The pay channel's chairman and CEO Chris Albrecht confirmed both series will return on Sunday, April 8 at the network's TCA session. In addition, "Sopranos" creator and executive producer David Chase confirmed he'll be writing and directing the show's swan song - tentatively set for Sunday, June 3. Meanwhile on the original movie front, look for the Tom Hooper-directed "Longford," about the controversial British public figure of the same name, on Saturday, February 17 at 8:00/7:00c. Jim Broadbent, Samantha Morton, Andy Serkis and Lindsay Duncan star. Still to be announced: air dates for fellow upcoming originals "John Adams," "Life Support" and "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."


FOOTBALL WIVES (ABC) - Bryan Singer ("House") has officially signed on the direct the drama pilot, based on the famed U.K. series "Footballers' Wives." He'll work from a script by creator Marco Pennette as well as executive produce alongside Pennette, Chris Brancato, Bert Salke and Shed Productions.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Marco Pennette
Director: Bryan Singer
Executive Producers: Ann McManus (Shed Productions), Bert Salke (Brancato-Salke Productions), Bryan Singer (Bad Hat Harry Productions), Chris Brancato (Brancato-Salke Productions), Eileen Gallagher (Shed Productions), Marco Pennette, Maureen Chadwicke (Shed Productions)
Studio: Touchstone Television


JUDY'S GOT A GUN (ABC, New!) - "In Justice" creators Robert and Michelle King have booked a pilot order from the Alphabet for a new drama about Judy Lemen, a detective who struggles to balance her personal life as a single mother with her job investigating the unusual crimes that take place in suburbia. The pair penned the pilot script and will executive produce alongside Stu Bloomberg for Touchstone Television.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writers: Michelle King, Robert King
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: Michelle King, Robert King, Stu Bloomberg (Cabloom!)
Studio: Touchstone Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRT (FX)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· FOOTBALL WIVES (ABC)
· FRIENDS (NBC)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· IN JUSTICE (ABC)
· JOHN ADAMS (HBO)
· JUDY'S GOT A GUN (ABC)
· LIFE SUPPORT (HBO)
· LONGFORD (HBO)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)











[03/03/15 - 04:07 PM]
Idris Elba Steps Onto Set for "Luther" Two-Part Special
Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan and Patrick Malahide also star alongside the returning Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley.

[03/03/15 - 03:18 PM]
Spike TV Partners with Dwayne Johnson for Event Programming Development Deal
Johnson and Dany Garcia will executive produce shows ranging from big live events, specials, sports and initiatives surrounding our troops and veterans.

[03/03/15 - 03:12 PM]
"Ellen's Design Challenge" Among Highest-Rated Series in HGTV History
HGTV spins the numbers for Monday, March 2.

[03/03/15 - 02:39 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Announces Its Sixth Annual "Top Teacher Week"
From May 4-8, "Live" will honor teachers who go above and beyond for their schools, communities and students.

[03/03/15 - 02:22 PM]
Social Media Powerhouse ABC Family Delivers During February 2015 Driven by "Pretty Little Liars" and "The Fosters"
ABC Family spins the digital numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
Spike: The Ones to Watch - Network Launches New Logo and Tagline
The tagline encompasses the network's strategic shift to a general entertainment network delivering compelling original entertainment with an edge and a distinctive point of view.

[03/03/15 - 12:56 PM]
TNT Ranks as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime Live + 7 Delivery of Total Viewers, Adults 18-34 and Adults 18-49
Turner further spins the numbers for the week of February 9-15.

[03/03/15 - 12:54 PM]
"48 Hours: Blaming Melissa" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers and Adults 25-54
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, February 28.

[03/03/15 - 12:37 PM]
Science Channel Skyrockets in February, Charts Best Month Ever
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of February.

[03/03/15 - 12:31 PM]
Sarah Michelle Gellar to Star in Season 2 of "Star Wars Rebels"
Gellar will join the talented voice cast that includes her husband Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Taylor Gray and David Oyelowo.

[03/03/15 - 11:52 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings Ultimate "Kids' Choice Awards" Interactive Experiences to Kids and Families Nationwide
Beginning Saturday, March 7, Nickelodeon will launch the Kids' Choice Awards Experience, a six-city tour featuring meet and greets with Nick stars and one of-a-kind interactive elements.

[03/03/15 - 11:45 AM]
Ovation TV Greenlights Production on Original Documentary Film, "Ford's Theatre: America's Playhouse"
The project is being co-produced by Ovation Studios and 1895 Films and is set to premiere on April 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/03/15 - 11:13 AM]
truTV Says Yes They Can to The Grawlix's "Those Who Can't," As Network Greenlights Its First-Ever Full-Length Scripted Comedy
The comedy about a trio of frustrated high school teachers stars show creators Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy, members of the Denver-based comedy troupe The Grawlix.

[03/03/15 - 11:11 AM]
Spike TV Orders Eight More Episodes of "Lip Sync Battle"
The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson and Terry Crews.

[03/03/15 - 11:04 AM]
Spike TV Partners with Legendary Pictures to Develop Original Scripted Series, "Emergency Broadcast"
"Emergency Broadcast" is a format-breaking series about everyday heroes who tirelessly work together to combat national and global catastrophes.