or


[04/24/09 - 06:43 PM]
Development Update: Friday, April 24
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!


GLEE (FOX) - Jane Lynch has been upped to a series regular on the upcoming drama, which previews Tuesday, May 19 at 9:00/8:00c. She'll continue on as Sue Sylvester, the school's cheerleader coach, when the series resumes its run next season.


HUNG (HBO) - Eddie Jemison has likewise been upped to series regular while Alanna Ubach has booked a recurring role on the newcomer, about Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), an underpaid, uninsured, and embittered high-school teacher/basketball coach who finds a way to use his "greatest asset." Jemison will play the new husband of Ray's ex-wife (Anne Heche), a nerd-turned-successful dermatologist. Ubach then will play an Israeli-American neighbor of Ray's in five episodes.


ONE TREE HILL (The CW) - Austin Nichols has been upped to series regular for the show's seventh season. He currently recurs as Julian Baker, a hotshot movie producer on the series.


UNTITLED JUSTIN ADLER PROJECT (NBC) - Moses Port and David Guarascio have been tapped to take over the comedy pilot, about adult siblings and their controlling mother. Creator Justin Adler departed the project earlier this week, citing creative differences after its run-through. Adler's departure isn't expected to delay next week's shoot. Anthony and Joe Russo are helming the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour, which stars Allison Munn, Henry Winkler, Jill Clayburgh, Joanna Garcia, John Michael Higgins, Leslie Bibb, Michael Rosenbaum and Nick D'Agosto.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [april 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HUNG (HBO)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· UNTITLED JUSTIN ADLER PROJECT (NBC)





[02/07/16 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Charts with New Hampshire Republican Debate
The Alphabet averages more than 11.6 million viewers in primetime.

[02/07/16 - 08:30 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Ties for the #1 Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, February 6.

[02/06/16 - 09:03 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with ABC
The Eye's "Super Bowl's Greatest Halftime Shows" helps power said victory.

[02/06/16 - 08:44 AM]
ABC Ranks #1 on Friday with the Top Shows - "20/20" Scores Strongest Numbers Since November
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/06/16 - 08:28 AM]
"Grimm" Matches Its 18-49 High Since Nov. 6
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, February 5.

[02/05/16 - 11:34 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 5
Updates include: Kal Penn, Maggie Q among those cast in ABC's "Designated Survivor"; FOX adds two single-camera projects to its pilot roster; and CBS orders pilot for medical drama "Sensory."

[02/05/16 - 03:13 PM]
Discovery Channel Is Cable's #1 Non-Sports Network Among Men for January
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/05/16 - 03:01 PM]
Jennifer Lopez, Ray Liotta and "Shades of Blue" Back on the Beat for a Second Season on NBC
In L+3 results from Nielsen Media Research through its first three telecasts, "Shades of Blue" has averaged a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 11.2 million viewers overall.

[02/05/16 - 01:19 PM]
ESPN to Televise "Monday Night Football" Game from Mexico City
The Texans-Raiders matchup will be played at famed Estadio Azteca in Mexico City on Monday, November 21 (week 11) of the 2016 NFL season.

[02/05/16 - 12:24 PM]
Investigation Discovery's World Premiere of "20/20 on ID Presents Homicide" Reveals Never-Before-Heard Details
The interview airs as part of three original hours, premiering on Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/05/16 - 12:23 PM]
Investigation Discovery Begins 2016 as the #10 Network in Prime in Ad-Supported Cable
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of January.

[02/05/16 - 12:10 PM]
NBA and Turner's Cartoon Network Team Up for the Kids Channel's Annual "NBA All-Star Jam"
LeBron James makes an appearance as an animated version of himself on Cartoon Network's hit series "Teen Titans Go!"; while Paul George, Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard are featured in "We Bare Bears."

[02/05/16 - 12:09 PM]
Tony Award Winner Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as "Dr. Everett Scott"
He'll play the uber intelligent, ex-science teacher, now working for the Bureau of Investigation looking into UFOs and ends up at the castle while searching for his nephew, Eddie.

[02/05/16 - 12:00 PM]
"The Last Man on Earth" to Return Sunday, March 6, On FOX
Also on March 6, "Bordertown," the new animated series from executive producers Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, will move to its new time period, Sundays at 7:00/6:00c.

[02/05/16 - 11:20 AM]
E!'s "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry" Expands Season One Order
The two additional installments expand its freshman run to a total of 10 episodes.