or


[11/13/08 - 06:36 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 13
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!


HERO (Showtime, New!) - Perry Moore's tome about an up-and-coming superhero who struggles to hide his secret identities - including his sexual orientation - is being developed at a TV series by comic book icon Stan Lee. Moore himself is penning the pilot script and executive producing alongside Hunter Hill, Lee and Pow! Entertainment's Gill Champion.


THE KARENSKYS (CBS) - Sasha Alexander ("NCIS") and Tinsley Grimes ("That '80s Show") have both joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about Emily Atwood (Alexander), a woman who returns to her hometown when her husband's job relocates them and is reunited with her large, eccentric family - much to his chagrin. Grimes then is set as Anne-Marie Karensky, the wife of Emily's brother "Little Max" Karensky, who has given birth to seven children in six years. Linwood Boomer ("Malcolm in the Middle") is behind the multi-camera half-hour, which is based at BermanBraun and Universal Media Studios.


KEVIN AND THE CHART OF DESTINY (Showtime, New!) - Tim Long ("The Simpsons") has set up a script at the pay channel about a brilliant but lonely market researcher who designs an elaborate "dating system" - via a complex wall chart - in order to achieve his goal of finding a wife within one year. Long will pen and executive produce the comedy, "a love letter/apology to all the women I took on tragic dates," he told The Hollywood Reporter. No other specifics were given.


PRISON BREAK (FOX) - Producer 20th Century Fox Television has given notice to the show's ensemble that filming may be extended to accommodate two additional episodes. It's believed that said installments will serve as the show's swan song - either as part of the back half of its current 22-episode season, a finale "event" to air next season or as a direct-to-DVD follow-up to the series. No final decision however has been made.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HERO (SHOWTIME)
· KARENSKYS, THE (CBS)
· KEVIN AND THE CHART OF DESTINY (SHOWTIME)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· NCIS (CBS)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· THAT '80S SHOW (FOX)









[08/04/15 - 04:40 PM]
David Alan Grier Gives Paws to the Cowardly Lion in NBC's "The Wiz Live!"
Grier will play the Cowardly Lion, who asks Dorothy if he can join her in her journey down the Yellow Brick Road and ask the Wiz for some courage, which he is severely lacking.

[08/04/15 - 03:22 PM]
Floyd Mayweather to Face Andre Berto Saturday, Sept. 12 at MGM Grand Garden Arena Live on Showtime PPV(R)
If triumphant, Mayweather would match the record of the late heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, who retired in April 1956 with a record of 49-0.

[08/04/15 - 02:08 PM]
Rousey Wave Swells Numbers for FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 12:54 PM]
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions' "The Magicians" Begins Season One Production in Vancouver
The 13 episode season will air in early 2016 on Syfy.

[08/04/15 - 12:07 PM]
Disney's "Descendants" Powers Disney Channel to Primetime Sweep and Over 1-Year Highs
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the week of July 27-August 2.

[08/04/15 - 12:02 PM]
Casting News: "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" Gets Savage
Danish actor Casper Crump has been cast as the immortal Vandal Savage.

[08/04/15 - 11:26 AM]
Animal Planet Runs 12-Hour Marathon of Lion Programming, Dedicated to Cecil the Lion, On August 10 -- World Lion Day
Animal Planet's roaring about World Lion Day to honor the majestic lion - one of the most revered species on the planet - whose numbers are in decline.

[08/04/15 - 11:20 AM]
ABC Announces Kristen Bell Will Host "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown" Special, Airing November 30
The anniversary special will celebrate 50 years of the iconic classic that has brought joy and a television watching tradition at the holidays for generations of fans.

[08/04/15 - 11:07 AM]
"48 Hours: Fall from Grace" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Adults 25-54 and Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, August 1.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Sets World Television Premiere Date for "Prophet's Prey"
The film, due on Saturday, October 10, focuses on the tyrannical cult leader Warren Jeffs.

[08/04/15 - 10:37 AM]
FOX Sports Telecasts Premier Boxing Champions Under Multi-Year Media Rights Deal
FOX Sports 1 premieres "Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays," a new, live primetime boxing series on Tuesday, Sept. 8 (9:00 PM ET), which continues for a total of 21 shows through the end of June.

[08/04/15 - 10:32 AM]
The Jackson Family Legacy Lives on in New Series, "The Jacksons: Next Generation," Premiering October 2nd on Lifetime
The series focuses on the third generation of the famed Jackson family - Taj, Taryll and TJ - Tito Jackson's sons and nephews of the famed Jackson 5.

[08/04/15 - 10:26 AM]
Video: "Sneaky Pete" Trailer Starring Giovanni Ribisi and Guest Starring Bryan Cranston!
The pilot is executive produced by David Shore, Bryan Cranston and Seth Gordon and will be available on Amazon for free for only 30 days beginning this Friday, August 7.

[08/04/15 - 10:11 AM]
Video: El Rey Network and Miramax(R) Release Robert Rodriguez Featurette from Season Two of the Supernatural Crime Saga "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Rodriguez gives viewers an exclusive glimpse at the new season.

[08/04/15 - 10:04 AM]
"Drunk History" Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, September 1 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central
Tony Hale, Greg Kinnear, Justin Long, Christopher Meloni, Stephen Merchant and Jason Ritter guest star in the season opener.