or


[09/28/09 - 06:27 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 28
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 CLEANER (A&E) - The cable channel has passed on ordering a third season of the original drama series, which wrapped its run earlier this month. The show's September 15 swan song drew about 1.1 million viewers, down 39% from its season two launch (1.8 million on June 23). Both numbers in turn were off significantly from its bow last year (2.6 million on 7/15/08). Benjamin Bratt starred in the hour as "extreme interventionist" William Banks. Jonathan Prince and Robert Munic were the co-creators. Earlier this year A&E pulled the plug on its other scripted drama "The Beast."


DEADLY HONEYMOON (LMN, New!) - Summer Glau ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Chris Carmack ("The O.C.") and Zoe McLellan ("Dirty Sexy Money") are set to star in a new original movie for the network inspired by the real-life mysterious disappearance of groom George Allen Smith. Glau and Carmack will play Lindsey and Trevor Forrest, young newlyweds who embark on their 10-day honeymoon cruise only to have Trevor go missing, presumed to have fallen overboard to his death, after "a night of wild partying, infidelity and strange encounters with a group of Eastern European passengers." McLellan then is set as an investigator who begins to question if his death really was an accident. Paul Shapiro is helming the project from a script by Ron McGee with Michael Jacobs, Fernando Szew, Ricardo Galindez and Roy Trice are executive producing. Production is set to begin next month for an unspecified premiere date next year.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [september 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· BEAST, THE (A AND E)
· CLEANER, THE (A AND E)
· DEADLY HONEYMOON (LMN)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIRTY SEXY MONEY (ABC)
· OC, THE (FOX)
· TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (FOX)









[05/02/15 - 09:23 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Delivers Its Most-Watched Friday in Four Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 1.

[05/02/15 - 09:07 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank," "Beyond the Tank" Top Demos for ABC
The Alphabet is the network to beat among adults 18-49 last night.

[05/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Is #1 for 4th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 - "Beyond the Tank" Opens Strong
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 1.

[05/01/15 - 02:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 1 - NBC Gives Series Order to Trio of Dramas
"Blindspot," "Chicago Med" and "Heartbreaker" (formerly "Heart Matters") are all on tap at the Peacock.

[05/01/15 - 02:10 PM]
Oxygen Changes Time of "Funny Girls" to 11 PM ET/PT
The newcomer previously aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/01/15 - 01:55 PM]
Little Big Town and Faith Hill to Perform "Girl Crush" on the "2015 Billboard Music Awards"
These stars join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and more!

[05/01/15 - 01:19 PM]
Investigation Discovery Clinches Spot as Top 10 Network for Women in Prime in April
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/15 - 01:12 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Best April Ever in Men
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/15 - 12:51 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews Hit Series "Naked and Afraid" for All New Season
In its most recent season premiere, the series earned its highest rated season premiere ever, even beating the series launch out of "Skywire Live."

[05/01/15 - 12:21 PM]
ESPN's NFL Draft: Round 1 Scores Seven Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 30.

[05/01/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Networks Teams with John Singleton on Drama Pilot "Snowfall"
Singleton will direct the pilot, which was previously set up at Showtime, based on a script he co-wrote with Eric Amadio.

[05/01/15 - 11:49 AM]
The CW Network Sets New "Beauty and the Beast" Season 3 Premiere Date for Thursday, June 11
Originally, the new season was slated to premiere on May 21.

[05/01/15 - 11:02 AM]
Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia Join the Cast of ABC Family's "Shadowhunters"
Dominic Sherwood was previously announced for the role of "Jace."

[05/01/15 - 10:59 AM]
Imagine REO Speedragons to Rock ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" May 4
Jimmy Kimmel will unite REO Speedwagon and Imagine Dragons to a one-time-only performance of "Mash Up supergroup."

[05/01/15 - 10:46 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights New Docuseries "Sing It!" Following Two Elite A Cappella Groups Competing for the High Notes
Over the course of eight episodes, the hour-long docuseries crescendos in a championship sing off.