or


[03/26/08 - 05:22 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 26
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!


CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (NBC, New!) - The Peacock is developing a primetime celebrity edition of the classic game show. FremantleMedia North America is behind the project, which has never aired as a regular primetime network show. Casting is underway on the potential project, which could roll out as early as this summer. The news comes on the heels of the latest primetime success of CBS's "The Price Is Right." It's not clear if syndicated host John O'Hurley will assume said duties for the primetime edition.


FIVE YEAR PLAN (ABC, New!) - Joe Port and Joe Wiseman ("The IT Crowd") have landed a pilot order from the Alphabet for a new comedy about two brothers and their friends, all of whom are living according to their five-year plans. The multi-camera half-hour is set up at Universal Media Studios where the pair have an overall deal. They'll write and executive produce.


GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Amy Madigan ("Carnivale") is set to appear in all five post-strike episodes of the medical drama. She'll play a psychiatrist at the show's Seattle Grace Hospital. No other details however were given. "Grey's" returns with the first of said installments on April 24.


LADY OR A TRAMP (MTV) - The cable channel has ordered eight episodes of the Donald Trump-produced series, a domestic take on the U.K. format "Ladette to Lady." FOX originally took a stab at developing the project last year. The series, which is now untitled, will send 15 contemporary young women to a boarding school environment where they'll be coached in self-improvement and female empowerment techniques and then presented with a series of challenges, the winner of which receives an unspecified prize. Trump and Andy Litinsky then will executive produce via their Trump Productions banner alongside Liz Bronstein ("Project Greenlight") and RDF USA's Chris Coelen and Greg Goldman. The latter company's Mike Duffy will also serve as a co-executive producer. Casting is currently underway.


OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE (ABC) - Rob Thomas has landed his third pilot commitment this season, this time for a domestic take on the New Zealand drama. The project, which is set up at ABC Studios, revolves around a family of criminals and the mother who decides to go straight when her husband winds up in jail. Thomas wrote the pilot script and will executive produce alongside South Pacific Pictures's John Barnett. Michael Larkin, Michael Goldstein, Bruce Cervi and John Lansing also serve as co-executive producers with Danielle Stokdyk and Jennifer Gwartz producing. "Fortune" joins Thomas's other pickups, "Cupid" (also for ABC) and the CW's "Beverly Hills, 90210" spin-off.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [march 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 90210 (CW)
· CARNIVALE (HBO)
· CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD (NBC)
· CUPID (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY FEUD (SYNDICATION)
· FIVE YEAR PLAN (ABC)
· GIRLS OF HEDSOR HALL, THE (MTV)
· GOOD BEHAVIOR (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· IT CROWD, THE (NBC)
· PROJECT GREENLIGHT (HBO)











[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Plus: The CW's "Jane the Virgin" grows by a tenth of a ratings point in its second week.

[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.