or


[04/09/07 - 04:35 PM]
Development Update: Monday, April 9
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!


BORN IN THE U.S.A. (FOX) - Tembi Locke ("Windfall"), Jon Rowland ("Campus Ladies"), Rod Rowland ("Veronica Mars"), Scarlett Chorvat ("Freedom") and Diego Serrano ("Time of Your Life") have all been cast in the pilot, a blue-collar soap set in Philadelphia. Locke will play the mother of Lisa Tucker's character, an outspoken, larger-than-life character. Chorvat and Serrano then will play an engaged couple with Jon Rowland as a young Catholic priest and Rod Rowland as a divorced father.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Diego Serrano, Jon Rowland, Lisa Tucker, Rod Rowland, Scarlett Chorvat, Tembi Locke
Writers: Mal Young, Simon Fuller
Director: Simon Curtis
Executive Producers: Mal Young, Simon Fuller
Studio: 19 Entertainment


DASH 4 CASH (The CW) - Cynthia Addai-Robinson ("Dirt") has scored a role on the comedy pilot, about the behind-the-scenes of a reality competition series. No details about her role were released.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Bert Belasco (Durkin), Brianna Brown (Noelle), Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Janina Gavankar (Melaie), Johann Urb (Rick), Jonathan Chase (Michael), Jud Tylor (Dottie), Kevin Christy (Ronnie), Kyle Bornheimer (Nick), Maulik Pancholy (Pablo), Rick Hall (Calvin), Serah D'Laine (Meredith)
Writers: Boyce Bugliari, Jamie McLaughlin
Director: Betty Thomas
Executive Producers: Kelsey Grammer (Grammnet Productions), Steve Stark (Grammnet Productions)
Co-Executive Producers: Boyce Bugliari, Jamie McLaughlin
Studio: CBS Paramount Network Television


EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (The CW) - Mario Lopez ("Dancing With the Stars"), Johnny Lewis ("The O.C.") and Robert Ri'chard ("One on One") have all landed roles on the comedy pilot, about four twentysomethings who work under the top movers and shakers in New York. Lopez will play one of the bosses, an impeccably dressed wunderkind with a cell phone attached to his ear, while Ri'chard is set as his a BlackBerry-wielding assistant. Lewis then will play another assistant, a struggling rock musician who works for a big-name rock-band publicist. Lopez's casting is tied to a talent holding deal the actor signed with the network earlier this season.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Anna Chlumsky (Riley), Christina Milian (Olivia), Johnny Lewis, Mario Lopez, Robert Ri'chard, Rosa Blasi (Randi)
Writers: Marcie Ulin, Meredith Lavender
Director: Arlene Sanford
Executive Producers: Marcie Ulin, Meredith Lavender, Sean Hayes (Hazy Mills Productions), Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills Productions)
Studio: CBS Paramount Network Television


HELL ON EARTH (The CW) - Kyla Pratt ("One on One") has been tapped as the lead role in the comedy pilot, about a spoiled, rude, privileged girl who dies in a crash, goes to hell but is sent back to Earth as an ordinary girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She'll play Keri, said girl.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Brian Palermo (Luc), Dawnn Lewish (Amber/Jessie), Kim Coles (Sera), Kyla Pratt (Keri), Lamont Thompson (David/Dino)
Writers: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
Director: Dennie Gordon
Executive Producers: Jack Amiel, Michael Begler
Studio: CBS Paramount Network Television


TRUE BLOOD (HBO) - Stephen Moyer ("The Starter Wife") and Brook Kerr ("Passions") have each landed roles on the drama pilot, which is based on the "Southern Vampire" book series by Charlaine Harris about a world in which vampires can buy Japanese-made synthetic blood. Moyer will play Bull Comton, a vampire who becomes involved with Anna Paquin's character. Kerr then will play a beautiful, smart, articulate young woman who works with Paquin's character.

Commitment: Ordered to pilot
Cast: Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Brook Kerr, Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Stephen Moyer (Bull Comton)
Writer: Alan Ball
Director: Alan Ball
Executive Producers: Alan Ball
Producer: Carol Dunn-Trussell
Studio: N/A


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BORN IN THE USA (FOX)
· CAMPUS LADIES (OXYGEN)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· DASH 4 CASH (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRT (FX)
· EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (CW)
· FREEDOM (UPN)
· HELL ON EARTH (CW)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· ONE ON ONE (UPN)
· STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)
· TIME OF YOUR LIFE (FOX)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· VERONICA MARS (HULU)
· WINDFALL (NBC)





[04/15/21 - 10:39 AM]
TV One Announces New and Returning Slate of Original Programming for 2021
The network celebrated a number of successes this year including a new slate of original programming that includes a mix of scripted and unscripted series dedicated to elevating Black stories.

[04/15/21 - 10:30 AM]
"A Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to Broadcast Live Following President Joe Biden's First Address to a Joint Session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28
Guests for this show will be announced at a later date.

[04/15/21 - 10:05 AM]
MTV Sets Premiere Date for Highly Anticipated Return of "Siesta Key" on Wednesday, May 12 at 8PM ET/PT
The new slate of sizzling episodes focuses on Juliette and Kelsey hustling to launch their businesses, Brandon embarking on his unexpected journey into fatherhood, Chloe refocusing her energy, and Madisson's nuptials right on the horizon.

[04/15/21 - 09:15 AM]
CBS Sports and Paramount+ Acquire Exclusive English-Language U.S. Rights to Concacaf National Team Soccer Properties
Select matches will be available to air on CBS Sports linear platforms.

[04/15/21 - 09:01 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Debuts Official Trailer for Limited Series "The Underground Railroad" from Academy Award Winner Barry Jenkins
The 10-episode limited series is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Colson Whitehead.

[04/15/21 - 08:11 AM]
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" Three-Part Reunion Begins April 25th at 8PM ET/PT
Andy Cohen sits down with Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss, Cynthia Bailey, and Drew Sidora.

[04/15/21 - 08:10 AM]
Popular Home Reno and Real Estate Expert Page Turner to Star in New HGTV Series "Fix My Flip"
The six-episode series will feature Page, who's returned to her hometown of Los Angeles, as she and her team help SoCal's overwhelmed flippers by taking over their flip.

[04/15/21 - 08:05 AM]
Video: Peacock Drops Teaser for Upcoming Music Comedy "We Are Lady Parts" from Nida Manzoor
The comedy follows a Muslim female punk band - called Lady Parts - who are on a mission to find a lead guitarist and maybe, just maybe, get a proper gig.

[04/15/21 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "Selena, The Series" Part 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
As Selena's career gains momentum, the singer fights to remain true to herself, spend quality time with her family and expand her businesses.

[04/15/21 - 07:00 AM]
Suspenseful British Miniseries "The Drowning" Comes to U.S. and Canada in Exclusive Joint Premiere on Sundance Now and Acorn TV
The four-part series follows Jodie Walsh (Jill Halfpenny) years after her four-year-old son, Tom, vanishes from a lakeside picnic and is presumed to have drowned.

[04/15/21 - 06:50 AM]
discovery+ Launches on Amazon Prime Video Channels
The ad-free version of discovery+ is now available on Prime Video Channels for $6.99 per month and the ad-supported version of the service will be available in the coming months.

[04/15/21 - 06:33 AM]
Meet "The Imperfects," A New Sci-Fi Series Coming to Netflix
Italia Ricci, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Rhianna Jagpal, IƱaki Godoy, Rhys Nicholson, Celina Martin and Kyra Zagorsky star in the project.

[04/15/21 - 06:31 AM]
ESPN Films' Latest Documentary "144" Takes Viewers Inside the WNBA's Unprecedented 2020 Season May 13 on ESPN
Directed by Lauren Stowell & Jenna Contreras, the documentary explores the season dedicated to social justice and all that the players overcame to get through it: the COVID-19 pandemic, the demands of activism, and the rigors of an unrelenting schedule.

[04/15/21 - 06:00 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Official Trailer and Key Art for the Max Original "Ellen's Next Great Designer," Premiering April 22
Acclaimed actor Scott Foley brings his passion for furniture design to his role as host and judge.

[04/14/21 - 12:52 PM]
The Spring League Football Makes Broadcast Television Debut Saturday, May 8 on FOX
For the first time ever, TSL football will air on broadcast television, with six regular season games as well as its championship matchup airing on FOX.