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)









[06/30/15 - 01:33 PM]
HGTV Wins June as #1 Rated Cable Network Among Women 25-54
HGTV spins the numbers for the month of June and the second quarter of 2015 to date.

[06/30/15 - 12:47 PM]
Original Movie "Teen Beach 2" Powers Disney Channel to Total Day Sweep in 2Q15
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the second quarter of 2015 to date.

[06/30/15 - 11:45 AM]
"48 Hours: Dangerous Beauty" Is Saturday's #1 Broadcast with Adults 25-54 and Is the Night's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, June 27.

[06/30/15 - 11:13 AM]
WGN America to Present First Look Trailer of "Underground" at 2015 Essence Festival (July 3)
Hailing from Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios, "Underground" is currently in production on a straight-to-series order in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a 2016 premiere on WGN America.

[06/30/15 - 11:09 AM]
Hallmark Channel's Newest Original Movie, "A Country Wedding," Becomes the Top-Rated Program of the Day Among Households
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, June 27.

[06/30/15 - 10:31 AM]
NBC's Hit Weight-Loss Series "The Biggest Loser" Launching Nationwide, Nine-City Search for New Contestants
Teams of two (spouses, siblings, parent/adult child, best friends, co-workers) who have at least 80 lbs. to lose are encouraged to apply for the new season.

[06/30/15 - 10:30 AM]
Game of Thrones(R) Experience The Realm At San Diego Comic-Con
Located at the Omni Hotel in the heart of the Gas Lamp District, this years' experience features even more interactive activations designed to give fans a chance to step into the world of Westeros.

[06/30/15 - 10:12 AM]
WBTV & TV Guide Magazine Join Forces for Comic-Con 2015 Special Issue
Stephen Amell, Grant Gustin, Melissa Benoist and Ben McKenzie and Donal Logue are all featured on the covers.

[06/30/15 - 10:03 AM]
Netflix Adds Three Original Animated Series for Curious Preschool Viewers & Their Parents
Created to engage and pique the curiosity of preschool viewers, these new series feature elements of language acquisition, problem solving and critical thinking throughout each episode.

[06/30/15 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Family Announces the Contenders in Its New Unscripted Series "Startup U"
As these ten young adults embark on a seven-week program filled with tough lessons and plenty of drama, will they be able to handle the pressure and seize every opportunity as they pursue their dreams?

[06/30/15 - 09:23 AM]
Nickelodeon Cooks Up Some Magic in "Talia in the Kitchen," New Daily Scripted Series Bowing Monday, July 6, At 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The newcomer will follow the fourth and final season of "Every Witch Way" at 7:00/6:00c.

[06/30/15 - 09:20 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "The Astronaut Wives Club" Increases Playback Growth to 50% in Week 2
ABC further spins the numbers for Thursday, June 25.

[06/30/15 - 09:09 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Is the No. 1 Syndie Talker for the 3rd Week Running
Disney/ABC Domestic Television spins the numbers for the week of June 15-19.

[06/30/15 - 09:00 AM]
AMC Releases "Into the Badlands" Comic-Con Key Art
Daniel Wu, Marton Csokas, Aramis Knight, Emily Beecham and Orla Brady star in the series, due this November.

[06/30/15 - 08:41 AM]
NBC Wins Monday, As "Ninja" and "The Island" Grow Week to Week
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, June 29.