[07/07/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 7
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!

90210 (The CW) - Meghan Markle and Kellan Lutz have both scored roles on the upcoming "90210" revival on the netlet. Lutz will play George Evans, a star lacrosse player who clashes with Tristan Wilds's character, while Markle is set as Wendy, a sexy student at West Beverly Hills High who takes every advantage of her looks.

GOOD BEHAVIOR (ABC) - Treat Williams and Meghan Markle likewise are set to guest star on the drama pilot, about the matriarch of a family of criminals (Catherine O'Hara) who decides it's time for her brood to go straight. The former is playing Burt Valencia, a casino owner, with Markle as his spoiled daughter Sadie. Gary Cole, Jeffrey Tambor, Keith Robinson, Mae Whitman, Patrick Adams and Stephanie Lemelin also co-star in the ABC Studios-based hour, which comes from creator Rob Thomas and director Charles McDougall.

KATH & KIM (NBC) - Executive producer Michelle Nader has signed a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with the show's producer Universal Media Studios. The pact covers her duties on the freshman comedy as well as her development during the period. NBC infamously ordered "Kath" straight to series off of Nader's script back in February. Production recently wrapped on its pilot and the series itself was extended to 13 episodes last week.

MISTRESSES (Lifetime) - Holly Marie Combs ("Charmed"), Brooke Burns ("Miss/Guided") and Rochelle Aytes ("Drive") have all scored the lead roles on the drama pilot, about a quartet of thirtysomething women who have been friends since college. Combs will play Jane, who gave up her career to be a stay-at-home mom, with Burns as Shannon, an outspoken and sharp attorney, and Aytes as Ava, a bright and spunky soap star. Melissa Carter created the Fox 21-based hour, which is based on the BBC series of the same name.

SONS OF ANARCHY (FX) - "The Shield's" Jay Karnes has booked a recurring role on the upcoming FX drama, about a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's efforts to protect their town of Charming, California from everything from drug dealers to local corporate developers. He'll play ATF Agent Scott Kohn in a six-episode arc.

SUBURBAN SHOOTOUT (HBO) - Michael Weaver ("Notes from the Underbelly") and Mary Birdsong ("Reno 911") are the latest additions to the single-camera comedy pilot, about a woman (Judy Greer) who escapes the city for suburban bliss only to find herself caught between two rival gangs of homicidal housewives as they vie for control of their idyllic town. Weaver will play the husband of Greer's character, the new chief of police of the suburban town, while Birdsong is set as a member of one of the gangs. Kelly Preston, Kerri Kenney and Rachael Harris also star in the half-hour, which Barry Sonnenfeld is directing from a script by Michelle Ashford.

Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters

  [july 2008]  

· 90210 (CW)

[03/21/18 - 03:35 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Two of "Meet the Peetes"
"Viewers have welcomed the Peete family into their homes and have fallen in love with their heartfelt and touching narratives that families everywhere can relate to," said Michelle Vicary.

[03/21/18 - 03:34 PM]
Hallmark Expands Pet Adoption Initiative, Adoption Ever After, with New, Original Special "Cat Bowl"
"Cat Bowl" will feature adult cats and seniors playing a feline Hall of Fame game, Saturday, February 2, 2019.

[03/21/18 - 03:33 PM]
Hallmark Channel to Launch First Ever Interactive "Home & Family" Dream Holiday Home Contest
The contest offers the chance for one lucky viewer to win a holiday-themed home redecoration that will turn heads and be the envy of decorators across the country.

[03/21/18 - 03:32 PM]
Hallmark Channel Announces Season Six of "When Calls the Heart"
Currently in its fifth season, "When Calls the Heart's" ratings momentum has carried over from season four.

[03/21/18 - 03:31 PM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Adds Three All-New, Original Movie Franchises to Lineup
"The Chronicle Mysteries" will join the previously announced "Picture Perfect" and "Crossword Mysteries."

[03/21/18 - 12:56 PM]
Jay Ali Joins the Cast for Season Three of the Netflix Original Series, "Marvel's Daredevil"
He will portray Rahul "Ray" Nadeem, an honest, but ambitious FBI agent willing to go to any length for his family.

[03/21/18 - 12:15 PM]
An All-New Supersized "Jay Leno's Garage" Premieres Thursday, April 19 at 10PM ET/PT
Celebrity guests this season include Jamie Foxx, Billy Crystal, Terry Crews, Tyler Perry, Mitt Romney, Trevor Noah, James Taylor, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Martha Reeves, Guy Fieri, Chris Hardwick, and more.

[03/21/18 - 11:02 AM]
Video: First-Look and New Promo Available from NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
The production will air live Easter Sunday, April 1 at 8:00/7:00c in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

[03/21/18 - 10:53 AM]
Video: Go Inside FX's "Legion" with 360 Video Experience
The video culminates with an exclusive look at the first two and half minutes of the Season 2 premiere.

[03/21/18 - 10:36 AM]
TV Land's Hit Series "Younger" Returns for Season Five on Tuesday, June 5 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, series star Miriam Shor will make her television directorial debut with an episode to air in July.

[03/21/18 - 10:30 AM]
"Queen Sugar" Season Three Debuts with Two-Night Premiere Event Tuesday, May 29 and Wednesday, May 30 on OWN
Continuing a creative initiative established in the show's first season, series creator/executive producer Ava DuVernay has once again assembled an all-female directing team for the third consecutive season.

[03/21/18 - 10:00 AM]
USA Network Unveils Spring Schedule
Newly announced return dates include "Colony" (Wednesday, May 2), "Queen of the South" (Thursday, June 21) and "Shooter" (also Thursday, June 21).

[03/21/18 - 09:30 AM]
NFL Expanding Coverage of the 2018 NFL Draft to Include Two Broadcast and Four Cable Television Networks
NFL Network and FOX will team up to simulcast live coverage of Rounds 1-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

[03/21/18 - 09:15 AM]
Viceland Lights Up Its Second Annual "Weed Week"
To mark the occasion, the network adds a healthy dose of smoke to its air with sneak previews of new seasons of two of its most popular shows.

[03/21/18 - 09:00 AM]
Video: Trailer for Netflix Film "Come Sunday" - Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor
Martin Sheen, Jason Segel, Condola Rashad, Lakeith Stanfield and Danny Glover also star in the Joshua Marston film.