or


[11/25/08 - 06:40 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 25
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!


THE BEAUTIFUL LIFE/CHLOE GAMBLE (The CW, New!) - Ashton Kutcher's CBS Paramount Network Television-based Katalyst Films has lined up a pair of drama projects at the netlet. First up is "The Beautiful Life," which centers on male and female models who live together in New York. Model-turned-writer Adam Giaudrone ("Swingtown") is penning the script, based on his own experiences, and will serve as a supervising producer. Carol Barbee ("Jericho") is also attached to executive produce. It's understood the lead characters will be Christopher, a 22-year-old "destined for the JC Penney catalog," and 15-year-old Reyna, "destined to become the next Heidi Klum," while the project itself will focus on the darker side of the modeling industry. Then there's "Chloe Gamble," which focuses on a Texas girl who, beauty queen trophies in hand, moves to Hollywood with her mother and twin brother in the hopes of achieving stardom. Ed Decter and John Strauss ("There's Something About Mary") are behind the hour, which is based on the upcoming young adult book series "The One" from Simon Pulse. As for specifics, "Gamble" is told from the point of view of the future, when it's apparent that things didn't turn out so well for Chloe, while the show itself will feature a major web component that may even be used for casting. Kutcher is executive producing both projects alongside fellow Katalyst principals Karey Burke and Jason Goldberg.


NCIS (CBS) - Entertainment Weekly is reporting a spin-off of the Tuesday ratings juggernaut is being considered by Eye executives. Speculation suggests that like "NCIS" itself, which was set up via two backdoor pilot installments of "JAG," the spin-off would likewise be set up in an upcoming episode of the parent show. Said news likely puts the previously rumored spin-off of "Criminal Minds" on hold for the time being.


THINGS A MAN SHOULD NEVER DO PAST 30 (CBS, New!) - Esquire contributing editor David Katz and editor at large A.J. Jacobs have scored a script commitment from the Eye for a new single-camera comedy about a guy working at men's magazine who is reluctant to embrace adulthood and his friend who is an immersion journalist. The project is loosely based on the pair's experiences while the title comes from Katz's book of the same name. Al Higgins ("Malcolm in the Middle") has been tapped to supervise the duo and serve as showrunner should it move forward. "Things" is set up at the Tannenbaum Co. and Sony Pictures Television with Barry Sonnenfeld attached to direct and executive produce.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [november 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BEAUTIFUL LIFE, THE (CW)
· CHLOE GAMBLE (CW)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE (FOX)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· SWINGTOWN (CBS)
· THINGS A MAN SHOULD NEVER DO PAST 30 (CBS)









[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."