or


[09/09/08 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, September 9
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!


BARRY SONNENFELD PROJECTS (Various) - Emmy-nominated director Barry Sonnenfeld ("Pushing Daisies") has linked up a trio of projects at the major broadcast networks through his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. At FOX, he's booked "The Pretenders," a domestic take on the Argentinean drama about a team of con artists solving ordinary people's problems. Jorge Zamacona ("Wanted") is writing the pilot to the project, which is being licensed from Argentine network Telefe. Over at ABC, he's landed "The Nelsons," a drama that's being billed as a live-action take on the animated feature "The Incredibles." Peter Steinfeld and Dee Steinfeld are penning the hour, which is being co-produced with Sarah Timberman's studio-based 25C Productions. And finally over at CBS, there's "My World, and Welcome to It," a comedy from writer Jay Kogen ("Frasier") based on humorist James Thurber's collection of essays about being a dad in the 1960s. Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz are also executive producing the half-hour via their studio-based Tantamount banner. NBC previously brought said work to the small screen in 1969-70 where it earned Emmys for best comedy series and star William Windom. All three will be executive produced and directed by Sonnenfeld should his feature schedule permit.


THE UNUSUALS (ABC) - Bob DeLaurentis ("The O.C.") has signed on to serve as the newcomer's showrunner/executive producer. The ensemble dramedy, about an offbeat New York police precinct, stars Amber Tamblyn, Jeremy Renner, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Adam Goldberg, Joshua Close, Kai Lennox and Monique Gabriela Curnen. Noah Hawley created the Sony Pictures Television-based hour and will executive produce alongside DeLaurentis and Peter Tolan. Stephen Hopkins helmed the pilot.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [september 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRASIER (NBC)
· MY WORLD AND WELCOME TO IT (CBS)
· NELSONS, THE (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· PRETENDERS, THE (FOX)
· PUSHING DAISIES (ABC)
· UNUSUALS, THE (ABC)
· WANTED (TNT)





[08/16/18 - 02:31 PM]
Starz's "Outlander" Season Four Returning November 4th!
Season four continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.

[08/16/18 - 01:03 PM]
TNT Orders "The Angel of Darkness" Limited Series
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will return for the sequel to this year's "The Alienist."

[08/16/18 - 12:38 PM]
Special Edition of "20/20" Looks Back on Life and Legacy of Icon Aretha Franklin
Look for the one-hour special to air tonight at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[08/16/18 - 12:25 PM]
USA Network's "Real Country" Adds Celebrity Guests & Host; Sets Premiere Date
The latest additions include Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd and Big & Rich.

[08/16/18 - 12:03 PM]
Netflix Makes Overall Series Deal with Kenya Barris
Under the deal, Barris will write and executive produce all projects through his production company, Khalabo Ink Society.

[08/16/18 - 11:49 AM]
HGTV Picks Up Second Season of "Boise Boys"
The new season is slated to premiere in late spring 2019.

[08/16/18 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Two Binge-Worthy Limited Series Dramas Premiere on Pop TV This Fall: "Wolf Creek" on Oct. 21-23 and "Clique" on Nov. 7
Check out the trailers for both upcoming projects.

[08/16/18 - 10:16 AM]
OWN Honors Aretha Franklin with Special Re-Airing of Memorable "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Celebrating Her Life and Career Airing This Saturday, August 18
Winfrey talks with Aretha Franklin about her life and career, including her autobiography, "Aretha: From These Roots."

[08/16/18 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Acquires Nine Exclusive First-Run Documentaries Including "Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood"
The film is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidant, aide-de-camp and lover to many of Hollywood's greatest male - and female - stars.

[08/16/18 - 09:58 AM]
Sam and Cody Carroll Deliver Tastes of the Bayou on Food Network's "Cajun Aces"
Join Cody and Sam over six episodes as they share recipes rooted in their Cajun background, while showcasing delicious and easy recipes at home without sacrificing flavor.

[08/16/18 - 09:41 AM]
Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) Nominee Mary J. Blige to Appear in MTV's "Scream"
She joins the previously announced all-star cast including Keke Palmer, Tyler Posey, Tyga, Giorgia Whigham, Jessica Sula, RJ Cyler, C.J. Wallace and Giullian Yao Gioiello.

[08/16/18 - 09:07 AM]
Join the Haunt! Travel Channel Premieres "Haunted Live" - Fri, Sept. 14
Each week, the team - comprised of Chris Smith, Steven "Doogie" McDougal, Scott Porter, Brannon Smith and Mike Goncalves - will reveal a new haunted location to the public, keeping it under wraps until the investigation begins to avoid interference or contamination.

[08/16/18 - 09:02 AM]
Stars Rally Together Again for Stand Up to Cancer's Live Broadcast on Sept. 7
Bradley Cooper, Academy Award(R)-nominated actor, will return as co-executive producer along with the renowned live-event producing team Done + Dusted.

[08/16/18 - 09:00 AM]
E! Sets Premiere for Late Night Talk Show "Busy Tonight" Hosted by Busy Philipps on Sunday, October 28 at 10 PM ET/PT
The half hour talk show, airing every Sunday through Wednesday, will feature everyone's favorite unfiltered Hollywood best friend giving her hilarious and outspoken opinions on the latest pop culture stories and trending topics.

[08/16/18 - 08:14 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Rides "Got Talent" Results to Victory
The show's Wednesday premiere puts the Peacock in front among total viewers and adults 18-49.