or


[06/11/08 - 05:52 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, June 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!


CUPID (ABC) - Sarah Paulson ("Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") has been tapped as the female lead on the drama pilot, about Trevor Hale (Bobby Cannavale), a man who thinks he is the Roman god of love, Cupid. She'll play Claire Allen, a psychiatrist specializing in affairs of the heart. Paula Marshall originated the role in the original 1998-99 version. Rick Gomez also star in the project, which comes from creator Rob Thomas and director Bharat Nalluri. ABC Studios and Sony Pictures Television are co-producing.


MY NAME IS EARL (NBC) - Seth Green is set to guest star in an upcoming episode of the NBC veteran. He'll play Buddy Zaks, a former Make-a-Wish child whose wish of starring in an action movie was ruined by Earl (Jason Lee). Karma then demands that Earl produce Buddy's dream film. It's not clear when Green's installment will air.


THE PRINCE OF MOTOR CITY (ABC) - Sharon Lawrence ("The Capture of the Green River Killer") has landed a role on the drama pilot, which centers on Billy (Warren Christie), a young Harvard philosophy professor forced to return to Detroit to take over the family's auto company and reconnect with his ex-girlfriend, Meg (Piper Perabo). She'll play Dorothy "Dotty" Riley, a recurring role which is detailed is follows: "40s, Burberry-clad and tightly put together, she is Paul's wife and Meg's mother who believes that William Hamilton's death will be her family's gain. Dotty is the type of person who will take a helicopter to see you if you don't give her the answer she wants over the phone. She can be calculating, and disdainful of those who are less wealthy (which is a lot of people)." Andie MacDowell, Aunjanue Ellis, Benny Ciaramello, John Carroll Lynch and Morris Chestnut also star in the ensemble, which comes from co-creators Hamish Linklater and Jessica Goldberg. Jack Bender is directing the ABC Studios-based hour.


THE UNUSUALS (ABC) - Jeremy Renner ("28 Weeks Later"), Terry Kinney ("Canterbury's Law") and Kai Lennox ("Helter Skelter") are all the latest additions to the pilot, a dramedy set at a New York police precinct. Renner will play the male lead, Joe Walsh, a detective who sets out to solve the murder of his ex-partner with the help of his partner (Amber Tamblyn). Kinney then is set as Sgt. Harvey Brown, who is married but flirts around, with Lennox as Ed Alvarez, a well-put-together but not supersmart detective. Adam Goldberg, Harold Perrineau and Monique Gabriela also star in the Sony Pictures Television-based project, which Stephen Hopkins is directing from a script by creator Noah Hawley.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [june 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CANTERBURY'S LAW (FOX)
· CAPTURE OF THE GREEN RIVER KILLER, THE (LMN)
· CUPID (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HELTER SKELTER (CBS)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· PRINCE OF MOTOR CITY, THE (ABC)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)
· UNUSUALS, THE (ABC)





[08/24/16 - 03:32 PM]
Lifetime Greenlights Britney Spears Biopic
Production begins this September in Vancouver for a 2017 premiere on Lifetime.

[08/24/16 - 02:31 PM]
"Live with Kelly" Kicks Off 2016-17 Season on September 5, 2016
As the exciting search for Kelly's new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show.

[08/24/16 - 01:15 PM]
Renowned Abolitionist Harriet Tubman Leads the Way in Season Two of WGN America's Trailblazing Series, "Underground" from Sony Pictures Television
Aisha Hinds has been cast as a recurring guest star in the pioneering role of Harriet Tubman.

[08/24/16 - 12:23 PM]
NASCAR and Nickelodeon Wave Green Flag for Third Season of "Hammer Down"
Premiering Friday, September 23 at 9:30/8:30c on Nicktoons, the third season of "NASCAR Hammer Down" features eight, 15-minute episodes.

[08/24/16 - 12:15 PM]
Investigation Discovery to Showcase Criminal Trial of Jason McCrary in Sixth and Final Installment of Serialized Docu-Series "The Vanishing Women"
Look for the season finale of Monday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 11:20 AM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Commemorative Programming Event to Honor 15th Anniversary of Sept. 11
Look for the world premiere of a new compilation special, "9/11: The Longest War."

[08/24/16 - 11:19 AM]
"Catching Kelce Preview Special" Airs Following New Episode of "WAGS" This Sunday, August 28
"Catching Kelce" will then premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:39 AM]
Video: Discovery Releases First Teaser for "Taking Fire"
The five-part series will now premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/24/16 - 10:03 AM]
Spike's "Lip Sync Battle" Goes Live for the First Time Ever
The highly-anticipated season 3 of "Lip Sync Battle" premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[08/24/16 - 09:52 AM]
Music Superstar Ciara Completes Celebrity Judges Panel for the 96th Miss America Competition Live Broadcast
Ciara will join entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster, musician and actress Laura Marano, singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes as celebrity judges.

[08/24/16 - 09:46 AM]
GSN's Horror-Themed Game "Hellevator" Returns for Its Second Season with a Special Four-Week Network Event Beginning Friday, October 7 at 9 PM
The series is produced by Matador and Blumhouse Productions, in association with Lionsgate.

[08/24/16 - 09:30 AM]
Video: New Teaser and World Premiere Time Revealed for BBC America's "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency"
In addition, the network has announced a series of programming stunts, including an original "Star Trek" anniversary celebration, to premiere in the build up to the new series launch.

[08/24/16 - 09:19 AM]
Comedy Central Greenlights Series from James Davis
Davis, host of "Swag-A-Saurus with James Davis," Comedy Central's most watched Snapchat original series, grew up "hood-adjacent" and brings his unique, urban point-of-view to the new weekly series set to premiere in January 2017.

[08/24/16 - 09:16 AM]
Chart-Topping Breakout Artists Alessia Cara, Jidenna and Lukas Graham To Perform at the 2016 "MTV VMA Pre-Show" Live from the Red Carpet at MSG on Sunday, August 28 at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT
Additionally, global hit-making producer, recording artist and social media mogul, DJ Khaled, will host the hour-long pre-show alongside MTV2's "Uncommon Sense" star, Charlamagne Tha God, and hip hop artist, Lizzo, from MTV's upcoming live music series, "Wonderland."

[08/24/16 - 09:13 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Got Talent," "Better Late Than Never" Top Charts
NBC leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.