or


[08/08/08 - 06:59 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 8
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!


24 (FOX) - Tim Guinee ("Iron Man") has booked a multi-episode arc on the show's upcoming seventh season. He'll play a reporter. Additional details about his character weren't released.


BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO) - Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese is in negotiations to direct the drama pilot, which chronicles the 1920s origins of gambling mecca Atlantic City. Scorsese is already executive producing the hour alongside Terence Winter, Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. The news would mark Scorsese's first TV helming work since an episode of Steven Spielberg's mid-'80s anthology series "Amazing Stories."


LAST OF THE NINTH (HBO) - Michael Gaston ("Jericho"), Lily Rabe ("What Just Happened"), Michael Raymond-James ("True Blood"), Fredric Lehne ("Lost") and Clifton Powell have all been cast in the pilot, a gritty 1970s cop drama that centers on Joe Dalton (Jonah Lotan), a young Vietnam veteran-tuned undercover cop, and veteran detective John Giglio (Ray Winstone). Gaston will play the lieutenant in charge of the 9th Precinct where the show is set with Rabe as a plainclothes cop and a potential love interest for Dalton; Lehne as a bright detective with a drinking problem; Raymond-James as a macho narcotics detective; and Powell as an unspecified detective.


SAINTS & SINNERS (A&E, New!) - The cable channel reportedly has completed production on a pilot for a reality series about the Set Free Soldiers, a controversial Anaheim-based Christian motorcycle gang. The Firm ("Criss Angel: Mindfreak") and Outfit Media Group are behind the project, which was revealed following the arrest of said gang's leader and six members this week on suspicion of attempted murder stemming from a double stabbing on July 27 that occurred during a barfight with members of Hells Angels. It's understood however the actual pilot revolves around a SFS halfway house where bikers reform alcoholics and drug addicts, none of whom were involved with the altercation according to a spokesperson for the network.


WILD BOYS (FOX, New!) - Carlos Coto ("24") is set to team with Brett Ratner ("Prison Break") for a new hourlong action comedy about ex-soldiers turned suburban dads. FOX has given a script commitment to the project (with a penalty attached), which sees the group selling themselves as guns for hire after the economic downturn puts them out of work as contractors in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. The potential series is set up at 20th Century Fox Television, where Coto is in the middle of an overall deal. Ratner then is expected to direct should it move forward and his schedule permit.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 24 (FOX)
· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· CRISS ANGEL: MINDFREAK (A AND E)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· LAST OF THE NINTH, THE (HBO)
· LOST (ABC)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SAINTS & SINNERS (A AND E)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· WILD BOYS (FOX)





[09/01/15 - 01:51 PM]
David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to Produce 88th Oscars(R) Telecast
"What a great and exciting honor! The quest is to honor the year in film, honor the art, and above all, make it fun," said Hill.

[09/01/15 - 01:12 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Visit CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Thursday, Sept. 10
Biden will join the previously announced guests Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and country singer Toby Keith.

[09/01/15 - 12:59 PM]
SundanceTV Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Iconic "Ghostbusters" Films with the "Slimer Saturday" Marathon, Kicking Off Saturday, September 5th at 1:00 PM ET/PT
Viewers can settle in to watch their favorite team of paranormal experts take on ghosts, ghouls and Marshmallow Men alike in these classic comedies.

[09/01/15 - 12:50 PM]
"Little People Big World: A Bigger Conversation" 2-Hour Special Airs Tonight at 8/7c on TLC
For the first time ever, this beloved family sits down for an exclusive, 2-hour candid interview with NBC News correspondent Andrea Canning.

[09/01/15 - 12:19 PM]
This Labor Day Weekend, Grab a Ringside Seat to the Greatest Boxing Movie Saga of All Time with El Rey Network's "Rocky" Movie Marathon
The "Rocky" Movie Marathon includes the first five films in the series, aired back-to-back with introductions by Stallone.

[09/01/15 - 12:16 PM]
Disney Channel Routs Summer Competition for 4th-Consecutive Year in Total Viewers and Major Youth Demographics
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/01/15 - 12:11 PM]
ABC Family Is the Summer's #1 Cable TV Network for the 3rd Time in Last 4 Summers in Women 18-34
ABC Family further spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[09/01/15 - 12:06 PM]
Starz Play Launches on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can find Starz Play in the Movies & TV category within the Roku Channel Store.

[09/01/15 - 11:41 AM]
Catch Up on "Empire" with a Season One Marathon This Labor Day on FX
Said stunt is time for the show's second season launch on Wednesday, September 23.

[09/01/15 - 11:31 AM]
NBC's Saturday Afternoon Coverage of American Pharoah's 2nd Place Finish Is Most Watched Travers Stakes in 20 Years
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 29.

[09/01/15 - 11:11 AM]
Food Network Is Full of Tricks and Treats with "Halloween Baking Championship" Hosted by Richard Blais
The four-part series launches Monday, October 5 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[09/01/15 - 11:10 AM]
"Honor Thy Saturday" by Watching College Football on FOX & FOX Sports 1
Gridiron legends Brian "The Boz" Bosworth, Eric Dickerson and William "Refrigerator" Perry star as college football gods in FOX Sports' new ad campaign launching this week.

[09/01/15 - 10:56 AM]
"Ninja Warrior" Ties Its Top 18-49 Rating in Three Years and Delivers Its #2 Most-Watched Episode Ever
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/01/15 - 10:27 AM]
"The Whispers" Season Finale Hits 4-Week Highs in Total Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Monday, August 31.

[09/01/15 - 10:26 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "American Ninja Warrior" Reclaim Top Spots
The Peacock easily wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.