or


[11/20/08 - 06:48 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, November 20
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!


10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (ABC Family) - Ethan Peck, Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Jette Martin, Kyle Kaplan and Nicholas Braun have all been cast in the cable channel's small screen take on the 1999 feature of the same name. Shaw and Martin will play Kat and Bianca - roles originated by Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik, respectively - sisters facing the challenges of starting at a new high school. Braun then is set as schoolmate Cameron, who is smitten with Bianca, with Peck as the dark and mysterious Patrick, a student who intrigues and bothers Kat from a distance. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the late Heath Ledger played said roles in the film. Carter Covington is behind the new adaptation with Gil Junger directing.


COURTROOM K (FOX) - Michael Landes is following in the footsteps of co-star Megan Dodds, inking a one-year talent holding deal with the pilot's producer 20th Century Fox Television. Landes inked a similar deal back in 2007 which led to his casting in "Courtroom K." The new pact, which isn't limited to FOX, will likewise call for the studio to cast him in one of their existing properties or develop a new project around him.


THE DETONATORS (Discovery, New!) - RDF USA and corporate sibling IWC have scored a 13-episode commitment from the cable channel for a new reality series that spotlights demolition blasts around the world and explains the science behind them. Due in January, the project will track explosives experts Braden Lusk and Paul Worsey as they meet the blasters behind such structures as urban skyscrapers, massive steel bridges and giant stadiums. Each hourlong installment then will feature two detonations that have something in common. Discovery's Beth Dietrich, RDF USA's Charles Tremayne and IWC's Rachel Bell are the executive producers with Wendy Greene ("The First 48") serving as showrunner.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (ABC FAMILY)
· COURTROOM K (FOX)
· DETONATORS, THE (DISCOVERY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FIRST 48, THE (A AND E)
· UNTITLED MICHAEL LANDIS PROJECT (FOX)









[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.