or


[01/30/07 - 12:13 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, January 30
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!


ARMED & FAMOUS (CBS) - VH1 will reportedly air one of the show's unaired episodes this Saturday at 9:00/8:00c. Leading into the broadcast will be the four installments aired thus far by CBS. It's not clear when or if VH1 will run the two other installments from its seven-episode order. According to the Muncie Star Press, said episodes have yet to be turned into the network (read the story) and "it's unclear whether they are finishing them or not." Officially the series is listed as "on hiatus" by CBS.


THE BIONIC WOMAN (NBC) - Michael Dinner ("Kidnapped") has signed on to direct the drama pilot, a re-imagining of the 1970s series of the same name. He'll work from a script by co-creators Laeta Kalogridis and David Eick.

Commitment: Cast-contingent
Cast: TBA
Writer: Laeta Kalogridis
Director: Michael Dinner
Executive Producers: David Eick, Laeta Kalogridis
Studio: NBC Universal Television


BUSINESS CLASS (NBC) - Adam Bernstein ("30 Rock") has added a second project to his 2007-08 season development roster. He's come aboard to direct the single-camera comedy, from creators Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, about the absurd adventures of two traveling soda salesmen who embark on a nonstop business trip. Said project is in addition to his helming duties on the CBS drama pilot presentation "Law Dogs."

Commitment: Cast-contingent
Cast: TBA
Writers: Bill Oakley, Josh Weinstein
Director: Adam Bernstein
Executive Producers: Bill Oakley, Dave Bartis (Dutch Oven Productions), Doug Liman (Dutch Oven Productions), Josh Weinstein
Studio: NBC Universal Television Studio


THE I.T. CROWD (NBC) - Rocky Carroll ("Invasion") is the latest addition to the comedy pilot, about three misfits (Joel McHale, Richard Ayoade, Jessica St. Clair) who work in the I.T. department of a large corporation. He'll play the department's supremely confident and egotistical corporate boss. In addition, Gail Mancuso ("30 Rock") has signed on to direct the half-hour, from co-creators David Guarascio, Joe Port, Joe Wiseman and Moses Port.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Jessica St. Clair (Jen), Joel McHale (Roy), Richard Ayoade (Moss), Rocky Carroll
Writers: David Guarascio, Joe Port, Joe Wiseman, Moses Port
Director: Gail Mancuso
Executive Producers: David Guarascio, Joe Port, Joe Wiseman, Moses Port
Consultant: Graham Lineman
Studios: FremantleMedia North America, NBC Universal Television Studio


TEASE (Oxygen) - The cable channel has quietly announced the series will move to Sundays at 10:00/9:00c. No reason was given for the change, which takes effect on Sunday, February 11.


UNTITLED DAVID SHORE/PETER BLAKE PROJECT (NBC) - Famke Janssen ("Nip/Tuck") has been tapped for the lead role in the drama pilot, a light drama with procedural elements that centers on a female cop (Janssen).

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Famke Janssen
Writers: David Shore, Peter Blake
Director: TBA
Executive Producers: David Shore (Shore Z Productions), Peter Blake
Studio: NBC Universal Television Studio


UNTITLED VICTORIA PILE PROJECT (ABC, New!) - The Alphabet has added another comedy pilot to its development roster, a new comedy about the eccentric characters in a police precinct. Victoria Pile ("Smack the Pony") is behind the CBS Paramount Network Television-based half-hour, which she reportedly plans to write, direct and executive produce.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: TBA
Writer: Victoria Pile
Director: Victoria Pile
Executive Producers: Victoria Pile
Studio: CBS Paramount Network Television


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [january 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· ARMED & FAMOUS (CBS)
· BIONIC WOMAN (NBC)
· BUSINESS CLASS (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· INVASION (ABC)
· IT CROWD, THE (NBC)
· KIDNAPPED (NBC)
· LAW DOGS (CBS)
· NIP/TUCK (FX)
· TEASE (OXYGEN)
· UNTITLED VICTORIA PILE PROJECT (ABC)
· WINTERS (NBC)





[02/10/16 - 02:45 PM]
Netflix Confirms Additional Casting for "Gilmore Girls" (WT) Series
Milo Ventimiglia, Matt Czuchry, Liza Weil and Yanic Truesdale are set to return to their original characters.

[02/10/16 - 02:30 PM]
All-New Military-Inspired Competition Series "American Grit" to Debut Following Return of "Bones" on Thursday, April 14, on FOX
Starring John Cena, the series follows 16 of the country's toughest men and women as they are split into four teams and face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges set in the wilderness of Pack Forest in Eatonville, WA.

[02/10/16 - 01:08 PM]
"The Late Late Show with James Corden" Breaks New YouTube Record
CBS spins the digital numbers for the series to date.

[02/10/16 - 12:48 PM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for "Shooter"
Ryan Phillippe and Omar Epps star in the project, based on the Mark Wahlberg-led feature of the same name.

[02/10/16 - 12:40 PM]
Kick-Ash Cast of Starz Original Series "Ash vs Evil Dead" Expands for Second Season
Lee Majors will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski.

[02/10/16 - 12:35 PM]
Pre-Game with El Rey Network on Sunday, February 28, As They Celebrate The 88th Academy Awards with the "Director's Chair Red Carpet Marathon"
Quentin Tarantino, George Miller and Sylvester Stallone are among the featured auspices.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
"The Simpsons" Load Up and Journey to Daytona 500 In Support of 2016 FOX NASCAR Season Opener
"Being able to tap into such a recognizable, iconic part of pop culture is an extremely strong asset to be able to draw on," said Robert Gottlieb.

[02/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Praise the Lord! Bravo Media's "Thicker Than Water" Season Three Premieres Sunday, March 27 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, Ben faces the stark reality that the Tankard household has become an empty nest and also realizes there are deep emotional wounds that need to be healed within the family.

[02/10/16 - 12:02 PM]
Bob Costas to Host NBC's Primetime Rio Olympics Coverage
Costas has served as primetime host for every Olympics on NBC since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which is the most-watched television event in U.S. history, reaching 217 million viewers.

[02/10/16 - 11:35 AM]
Video: AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Highly Anticipated "The Walking Dead" Mid-Season Premiere Episode
In addition, Hallmark eCards has partnered with "The Walking Dead" to create unique, original Valentine's Day eCards inspired by the show.

[02/10/16 - 11:16 AM]
WGN America Unveils Key Art and Behind-the-Scenes Music Featurette for "Underground," The Highly Anticipated Escape Thriller Premiering March 9 at 10 PM ET/PT
The featurette goes behind-the-scenes with executive producer and music titan John Legend and composers Laura Karpman, a multi-Emmy Award winner, and Raphael Saadiq, a celebrated singer/songwriter and producer.

[02/10/16 - 10:57 AM]
LMN Bolsters Programming Slate with the Launch of New Docuseries "Codependent" on March 8 and Original Movie "House of Darkness" on April 17
Plus: look for the return of "My Haunted House" and "The Haunting of..." on March 28.

[02/10/16 - 10:45 AM]
E! Vows to Deliver the Drama When the "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" Strut Down the Aisle Beginning Sunday, April 17th at 10PM ET/PT
The eight-episode season will follow blogger babe Morgan Stewart and real estate mogul Brendan Fitzpatrick's diamond encrusted road to the altar.

[02/10/16 - 10:30 AM]
Destination America Unleashes a Fresh - Often Funny - Take on Ghost Hunting with the Tell-It-Like-It-Is "Ghost Brothers" Beginning April 15
"Destination America is the leader in paranormal programming, and we are excited to bring diversity to this space with the very first African American ghost hunting team on television," said Jane Latman.

[02/10/16 - 10:28 AM]
Video: Check out the "Broad City" Season 3 Trailer
On February 17, Abbi and Ilana are back with new adventures, new special guests and the same unbreakable bond.