or


[08/21/09 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 21
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!


BREAK OUT KINGS (FOX, New!) - "Prison Break" alums Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora are reteaming for a potential new drama at the network about "ex-fugitives who are recruited to work as U.S. marshals." The pair are penning the hour, which has a script commitment with a penalty attached should it not go to pilot, with Gavin Hood ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine") attached to direct and executive produce. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio attached. As for specifics, the project is "described as a procedural based in [New York City], but the team will move around the country as it works on specific cases."


GAME OF THRONES (HBO) - Former "New Amsterdam" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is the latest addition to the drama pilot, a small screen take on George R.R. Martin's beloved fantasy-book series. He'll play Jaime Lannister, "one of the king's (Mark Addy) guards and a ruthless usurper of the previous king." Also signing on are: Tamzin Merchant ("The Tudors") as Daenerys, an exiled teenage princess; Richard Madden ("Hope Springs") as Robb, Stark's (Sean Bean) eldest son; Iain Glen ("Into the Storm") as Ser Jorah Mormont, a disgraced knight; Alfie Allen ("The Other Boleyn Girl") as Theon, Stark's young ward; Sophie Turner ("Doctor Who") as Sansa, Stark's eldest daughter; and Maisie Williams as Arya, Stark's young tomboy daughter. Kit Harrington, Jennifer Ehle, Jack Gleeson, Peter Dinklage and Harry Lloyd also star in the hour, which begins production in Ireland in October. David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Guymon Casady, Carolyn Strauss, Vincent Gerardis and Martin himself are executive producing.


LOST (ABC) - Japanese actor Hiroyuki Sanada ("Rush Hour 3") has landed a recurring role on the show's upcoming swan song. He'll play an unspecified character as producers are keeping details under wraps. It's not clear on how many episodes he'll appear.


THE SUNSET LIMITED (HBO, New!) - Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson are set to star in a small screen take on Cormac McCarthy's play of the same name. Jackson plays "a man who saves another man (Jones) from throwing himself in front of a Harlem subway train, [an act that] begins an exchange of ideologies as the two men from different backgrounds debate the worth of their lives." Jones is also directing and executive producing the adaptation from a script by McCarthy. Production begins next month in New Mexico with Barbara Hall producing.


UNTITLED BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT (FOX, New!) - "My Name Is Earl" alum Bobby Bowman has booked a new multi-camera comedy at the network about "an oddball kid trying to be normal in an eccentric home." The project, which has a premium script commitment, is based at 20th Century Fox Television where Bowman has an overall deal. Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope's newly launched the Chernin Co. is also on board to produce. No other details about the show were given.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BREAKOUT KINGS (A AND E)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOCTOR WHO (BBC AMERICA)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· INTO THE STORM (HBO)
· LOST (ABC)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· NEW AMSTERDAM (FOX)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· SUNSET LIMITED, THE (HBO)
· TUDORS, THE (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT (FOX)





[05/27/16 - 10:31 AM]
AMC Is Now Home to Five of the Top 10 Shows on Cable TV and Two of the Top Three Cable Premieres This Television Season
AMC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/27/16 - 10:07 AM]
Pittsburgh Penguins Host San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final Monday, May 30 - Memorial Day - at 8 P.M. ET on NBC
The Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a 5-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final vs. St. Louis, while Pittsburgh advanced with a 2-1 win in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

[05/27/16 - 08:28 AM]
Night 1 of "500 Questions" Dominates Its Thursday Unscripted Competition
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 08:23 AM]
NBC's "The Red Nose Day Special" Draws a 0.6/2 and 2.155 Million Viewers Overall
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 26.

[05/27/16 - 07:11 AM]
Destination America Steps Into the Darkest Town in America in the All-New Series "Ghosts of Shepherdstown"
The six-part series launches Sunday, June 12 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[05/27/16 - 06:00 AM]
2nd Annual Red Nose Day Raises Over $31.5 Million for Kids in Need, Over 70 Stars Join NBC for Live Charity Event "The Red Nose Day Special"
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.

[05/26/16 - 03:11 PM]
ITV and Hulu Commission Exciting Eight-Part Drama Series "Harlots"
Acclaimed actresses Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay are set to star in the series, which will be produced by Monumental Pictures.

[05/26/16 - 02:37 PM]
"Comedy Bang! Bang!" Gets "Weird" with a One-Week Free Preview of This Season's Premiere Episode
IFC is previewing the first episode of this upcoming season free on IFC.com, through the IFC mobile app, On Demand and wherever the internet lives one week before it premieres on IFC on Friday, June 3.

[05/26/16 - 02:32 PM]
"Brett Gelman's Dinner in America" Special Premieres Friday, July 1st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim
The premise is simple: A roundtable discussion in which Brett attempts to engage four distinguished actors - Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds - in an open forum on racism.

[05/26/16 - 01:43 PM]
AMC.com Releases the Director's Commentary on the "Preacher" Pilot
Series executive producers and directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg give viewers an exclusive inside look at the premiere episode.

[05/26/16 - 12:52 PM]
CBS to Finish "Angel from Hell," "Rush Hour" Runs on Saturday Nights
Look for the former to return on Saturday, July 2 while the latter will resume on Saturday, July 23.

[05/26/16 - 12:41 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Drops the New Trailer for Its Music Series "Roadies," The First Original Series from Oscar(R) Winner Cameron Crowe
The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way.

[05/26/16 - 12:07 PM]
Michael Bloom Joins TBS & TNT as Senior Vice President of Unscripted Series and Specials
Most recently, Bloom was instrumental in forging the architecture for ELeague, the new eSports co-venture between Turner and WME | IMG.

[05/26/16 - 12:03 PM]
Kobe Bryant Named "Athlete of the Decade" by Spike TV
Spike TV proudly honors the Lakers' iconic superstar with its first ever "Athlete of the Decade" award to be presented at the network's 10th Annual "Guys Choice" event.

[05/26/16 - 12:02 PM]
WGN America's "Outsiders" Star David Morse Throws Out First Pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Game, In Celebration of the Start of Production on the Hit Series' Season Two
Morse's first pitch comes on the heels of Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto declaring Wednesday, May 18 "Outsiders Day," with a proclamation ceremony at City Hall.