or


[04/14/09 - 06:11 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 14
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 BIG D (CBS) - "Better Off Ted" co-star Andrea Anders has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about a New York couple (Anders, Ben Koldyke) who move to the husband's hometown of Dallas, where his Southern belle mother (Deanna Dunagan) makes life complicated for his East Coast wife. She'll play Jane Dupree, said wife in the Warner Bros. Television-based project, a role which is being billed as a guest star due to her commitments to "Ted." Jackie and Jeff Filgo penned the half-hour, which Andy Ackerman is directing.


COP HOUSE (FOX) - Joanna Garcia ("Privileged") is set to guest star on the comedy pilot, about a halfway house for troubled cops. She'll play Dr. Rebecca Wagner, the house psychologist, who runs group-therapy sessions. Nora Zehetner was originally tapped for said role, which is now listed as a guest star. Adam Resnick created the 20th Century Fox Television-based half-hour, which Brett Ratner is directing.


THE FISH TANK (CBS) - Faith Ford ("Hope & Faith") has booked a role on the comedy pilot, about a teen named Fish (Drake Bell) living alone in his family's house. She'll play Ann, the "over-coddling mom" of Fish's best friend Gabe (Andrew Caldwell). Cathy Yuspa and Josh Goldsmith are behind the half-hour, which is set up at Sony Pictures Television.


NO HEROICS (ABC) - "Back to You" alum Josh Gad is set to guest star in the comedy pilot, about four B-list superheroes living in regular society. He'll play Horseforce, their former classmate from Superhero College, a fellow B-lister who can summon horses and works at a bar where the group hangs out. Arielle Kebbel, Eliza Coupe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Paul Campbell and Tom Riley all star in the ABC Studios-based project, which Andy Flemming is directing from a script by Drew Pearce and Jeff Greenstein.


PARENTHOOD (NBC) - Former "NUMB3RS" star Diane Farr has been tapped to co-star in the drama pilot, about four siblings (Peter Krause, Maura Tierney, Erika Christensen, Dax Shepard) and their parents. She'll play the wife of Krause's character. It's understood said role won't interfere with her duties on the upcoming third season of Showtime's "Californication." Thomas Schlamme is directing the Universal Media Studios-based hour from a script by Jason Katims.


UNTITLED JUSTIN ADLER PROJECT (NBC) - Jill Clayburgh, Henry Winkler and Joanna Garcia have all scored recurring roles on the pilot, a family comedy about adult siblings. Clayburgh will play Claire, the clan's controlling mother, while Winkler is set as their father Dan, who constantly bickers with his wife. Rounding out the group is Garcia, who will guest as Kimmy, the long-suffering, shy wife of middle sibling Derek (Michael Rosenbaum). Anthony and Joe Russo are helming the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour from a script by Justin Adler.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BACK TO YOU (FOX)
· BETTER OFF TED (ABC)
· BIG D, THE (CBS)
· CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME)
· COP HOUSE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FISH TANK, THE (CBS)
· HOPE & FAITH (ABC)
· NO HEROICS (ABC)
· NUMB3RS (CBS)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PRIVILEGED (CW)
· UNTITLED JUSTIN ADLER PROJECT (NBC)









[04/24/14 - 10:42 AM]
Video: TNT's "The Last Ship" - New Extended Trailer
The new drama, from executive producer Michael Bay, premieres Sunday, June 22 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[04/24/14 - 10:40 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Sees Year-to-Year Growth, Scoring Its Highest 18-49 Rating for a Week of Rebroadcasts in Nearly Three Years
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 10:30 AM]
truTV Unveils Designers Competing on the New Series "Motor City Masters"
Brooke Burns hosts the series, premiering Tuesday, June 24 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/24/14 - 10:01 AM]
Rising British Band Rixton to Perform on Monday, April 28 Live Telecast of "The Voice"
Coaches Shakira and Usher will perform a song with their respective teams on the Tuesday show.

[04/24/14 - 09:07 AM]
NBC Sports Group Presents Record 15.5 Hours of Kentucky Derby Coverage
NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN.

[04/24/14 - 08:50 AM]
Encore Telecast of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" Builds On Its Lead-In by 10% in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 08:45 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Tops Viewers, Demos with "American Idol"
The network's mainstay is up double-digits from last week among adults 18-49.

[04/24/14 - 08:28 AM]
ABC's "Modern Family" Is Up as Wednesday's #1 TV Show for Its 6th Straight Original
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, April 23.

[04/24/14 - 07:49 AM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra" Delivers the Show's Most-Watched-Ever Late-Night Telecast
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of April 14-18.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
Summer Is On! Travel Channel Celebrates the Sights, Sounds and Flavors of the Season with Its Annual "We Are Summer" Programming Event
"Insane Coaster Wars: World Domination," "Xtreme Waterparks," "Food Paradise," "Bikinis & Boardwalks" and "BBQ Crawl" are all back for new seasons.

[04/24/14 - 07:06 AM]
A&E Kicks Off Summer with the Return of Hit Drama Series "Longmire"
The series continues as the network's #1 original drama series of all time in total viewers with season two averaging 6 million, a record for any A&E drama season delivery (based on Live+7 viewing).

[04/23/14 - 06:56 PM]
ESPN's 2014 "Monday Night Football" Schedule
The 45th season will kick off with a doubleheader Monday, September 8 - New York Giants at Detroit Lions (7 p.m. ET) and San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT).

[04/23/14 - 06:40 PM]
21st NFL on FOX Schedule Unveiled
It's a season of firsts once the action gets underway as FOX Sports becomes the only NFL broadcaster to cover two games from London in the same season, the first of which features the earliest kickoff in NFL history.

[04/23/14 - 05:03 PM]
2014 "Thursday Night Football" Broadcast Schedule Announced
The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday double-header on December 20.

[04/23/14 - 05:02 PM]
2014 NBC "Sunday Night Football" Schedule Announced
Highlights include 19 primetime games, including the NFL's opening game of the season, NFL Kickoff 2014 and NBC's annual Thanksgiving night game.