or


[08/29/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 29
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!


DR. 90210/THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR (E!) - The cable channel has confirmed return dates for its signature reality series. "Dr. 90210" will kick off season six on Monday, September 8 at 10:00/9:00c while "The Girls" are back for season five on Sunday, October 5 at 10:00/9:00c. In addition, the network also confirmed newcomer "Pam: Girl on the Loose" will shift to Tuesdays at 10:00/9:00c effective immediately.


HELLHOUNDS (Sci Fi) - Scott Elrod ("Men in Trees") has been tapped to star in the original movie, about Kleitos, a Greek warrior in 500 B.C. who with his companions fights against the hellhounds of Hades to rescue his bride from the Underworld and bring her back to life. Ricky Schroder is directing the project, which was penned by Paul A. Birkett. Production then is set to begin this weekend in Romania, with Canada's Muse Entertainment and Romania's S.C. Studiourile Media Pro co-producing and RHI Entertainment distributing. Michael Prupas, Robert Halmi Sr. and Robert Halmi Jr. are the executive producers. No air date was given.


HUNG (HBO) - Kristin Bauer ("Dirty Sexy Money") has landed a role on the drama pilot, about Ray (Thomas Jane), a well-endowed struggling high school basketball coach. She's set as Ray's ex-wife. Charlie Saxton and Jane Adams also star in the hour, which comes from creators Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin. Alexander Payne is directing.


LAPD (NBC) - Shawn Hatosy ("NUMB3RS") is the latest addition to the pilot, an ensemble cop drama from executive producer John Wells. He'll play Sammy, a newlywed cop with marriage troubles. Benjamin McKenzie, Kevin Alejandro, Michael Cudlitz, Michael McGrady and Regina King also star in the Warner Bros. Television-based project, which Christopher Chulack is helming from a script by Ann Biderman.


PRIVILEGED (The CW) - David Giuntoli ("Eli Stone") has booked a recurring role on the freshman drama. He'll play Jacob Cassidy, the new high school dean of Rose and Sage's school. It's not clear when his first episode will air.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· DR. 90210 (E)
· ELI STONE (ABC)
· GIRLS NEXT DOOR, THE (E)
· HELLHOUNDS (SYFY)
· HUNG (HBO)
· MEN IN TREES (ABC)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· PAM: GIRL ON THE LOOSE (E)
· PRIVILEGED (CW)
· SOUTHLAND (TNT)









[08/03/15 - 10:00 AM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions Announce Start of Production for "Hunters"
The series stars Nathan Phillips as Flynn, a headstrong Baltimore FBI agent with a dark past trying to piece together the disappearance of his wife.

[08/03/15 - 10:00 AM]
"Ferrell Takes the Field" to Screen Sept. 5 at Petco Park in San Diego, One Week Before the Comedy Special Debuts on HBO
As part of Baseball Night in San Diego, all fans in attendance at that night's game will have the opportunity to stay and watch the screening.

[08/03/15 - 08:43 AM]
ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" Delivers Strong Numbers for Mets-Nationals
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:38 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Big Brother" Holds Off "Bachelor in Paradise" Return
CBS and ABC however split the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[08/03/15 - 08:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Rebroadcast Ties for #1 Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, August 2.

[08/03/15 - 08:02 AM]
NBCUniversal Celebrates One Year Out from 2016 Rio Olympics on August 5
NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company's unprecedented portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local, radio, and theme park assets.

[08/03/15 - 07:51 AM]
ESPN Signs Award-Winning Senior News Correspondent Jeremy Schaap To Long-Term Extension
Schaap, who joined ESPN full-time in 1994, will continue to serve as a correspondent for ESPN's award-winning, prime-time newsmagazine "E:60."

[08/03/15 - 07:36 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks and Ford Motor Company Announce Hallmark Channel to Be a Key 2015 Broadcast Partner of Ford Warriors in Pink(R)
The multi-faceted on- and off-air buy centers primarily around Season 3 of the network's original scripted series, "Cedar Cove."

[08/03/15 - 07:07 AM]
"Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church" to Make Its World Television Premiere on Showtime(R)
The film chronicles his largest ever U.S. performance at the massive Atlanta Pop Music Festival in July 1970 with never-before-seen concert footage of the icon in action.

[08/03/15 - 06:03 AM]
Country Star Brett Eldredge Is the First Celebrity Judge Tapped for the 95th Anniversary Broadcast of Miss America
"I get to judge Miss America. Are you kidding me?!" said Eldredge. "Talk about a dream come true! I can't wait to be a part of this."

[08/02/15 - 08:50 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: "Celebrity Family Feud" Repeats Power Demo Victory for ABC
The Alphabet leads the night among adults 18-49.

[08/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Aquarius" Grows by 50% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 for Its Top Rating to Date Among Three Saturday Telecasts
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.