or


[11/06/09 - 06:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, November 6
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!


DR. PHIL (Syndication) - The veteran talk show has been cleared through the 2013-2014 season in 70% of the country, including 20 of the top 25 markets. The three-year pickup will keep the series in production through its 12th season. CBS Television Distribution, Peteski Productions and Harpo Productions are behind the hour, which is executive produced by Carla Pennington.


THE GOODE FAMILY (ABC) - The show's off-network run on Comedy Central is set to begin on Wednesday, January 6 at 10:30/9:30c. Said episodes will follow repeats of the network's signature comedy "South Park." It's understood should ratings merit, producer Media Rights Capital is open to producing new installments.


MANDEVILLE FILMS PROJECTS (Various, New!) - David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman's Mandeville Films ("Monk") has booked five new projects at ABC as part of the company's first-look deal with sibling ABC Studios. Snagging script orders are "Kegs," from Jason Filardi ("17 Again") and Mark Perez ("Accepted"), "a workplace comedy about a family that runs a beer distribution biz"; "Tarrytown," from R. Lee Fleming ("One Tree Hill"), about "an uptight single mom who moves in with her estranged younger brother and his daughter after they inherit their deadbeat father's rundown house in the upscale suburb of Tarrytown, Texas"; "1-8-7 Detroit," from Jason Richman ("Swing Vote"), about "detectives in the homicide capital of the U.S."; "Dorchester Heights," from Nikki Toscano ("Las Vegas"), about "five best friends in South Boston whose bond is threatened when secrets emerge after a close friend dies"; and an untitled drama from Joy Gregory ("Jericho") about "a 40-year-old man who starts to live life as a 20-year-old when he sustains a head injury." Hoberman and Lieberman are executive producing each effort alongside their respective creators while Bob Kushell ("Samantha Who?") is attached as a supervising producer to "Kegs."


THE MENTALIST/NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS) - The show's off-network sales to TNT and USA, respectively, are each said to be valued in the $2.2-$2.3 million per episode range. Both pacts, which were announced earlier today, mark the richest of its type since A&E's for "The Sopranos" ($2.5 million) and well ahead of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" ($2 million, USA/Bravo), "CSI: NY" ($1.9 million, Spike TV), "CSI: Miami" ($1.0 million, A&E), "Criminal Minds" ($850,000, A&E/ION) and even "NCIS" ($1.0 million, USA). It's a particularly astonishing number for "NCIS: LA" as the series is only six episodes into its run.


THE QUICKENING (A&E) - Jeffrey Nordling ("Desperate Housewives"), John Heard ("Southland") and Michael Arden ("Kings") have all joined the cast of the drama pilot, about a homicide detective demoted to a desk job after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Radha Mitchell was previously cast in the lead role of Maggie Bird. Nordling will play her former partner, "an ex-cop who left the force to run a detective agency after Maggie took a bullet for him and saved his life," with Arden as "an enthusiastic doctor assigned Maggie's evaluation" and Heard as Maggie's boss. Jennifer Salt is behind the hour, which comes from Fox Television Studios.


SUGARLOAF (A&E, New!) - Matt Passmore (FOX's "Masterwork") is set to topline a new drama pilot for the cable channel about "an ex-Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot by his ex-captain, who wrongfully accused him in having an affair with his wife." Passmore will play said role, Jim Longworth, "an observant detective with a sly sense of humor, [who] moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police." Clifton Campbell penned the hour and is executive producing with Gary Randall for Fox Television Studios. Peter O'Fallon is attached to direct.


T (HBO, New!) - Anya Epstein and Dan Futterman ("In Treatment") have sold a new half-hour drama to the pay channel that explores the gender transformation of a woman into a man. Said sale reportedly led to the duo being tapped as showrunners of "Treatment's" third season. The pair will likewise executive produce "T" with Ira Glass and Alissa Shipp also serving in the same capacity.


UNDERCOVERS (NBC) - J.J. Abrams is reportedly in talks to helm the drama pilot, about two spies working together who also are husband and wife. Abrams co-wrote the hour alongside Josh Reims and is executive producing for his Warner Bros. Television-based Bad Robot Productions. The company's Bryan Burk also serves as an executive producer.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [november 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DETROIT 187 (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DORCHESTER HEIGHTS (ABC)
· DR. PHIL (SYNDICATION)
· GLADES, THE (A AND E)
· GOODE FAMILY, THE (ABC)
· IN TREATMENT (HBO)
· JERICHO (CBS)
· KEGS (ABC)
· KINGS (NBC)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· MASTERWORK (FOX)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· MONK (USA)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NCIS: LOS ANGELES (CBS)
· ONE TREE HILL (CW)
· QUICKENING, THE (A AND E)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SOUTHLAND (TNT)
· T (SUNDANCE)
· TARRYTOWN (ABC)
· UNDERCOVERS (NBC)
· UNTITLED JOY GREGORY PROJECT (ABC)





[01/16/17 - 11:39 AM]
"Taboo" Delights in FX Premiere
FX further spins the numbers for Tuesday, January 10.

[01/16/17 - 10:02 AM]
"The Great British Baking Show" Returns to PBS for a Fourth Season of Merriment in the Kitchen
PBS also announced it has committed to a fifth season of the series that has previously aired on the BBC.

[01/16/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Honors Extraordinary Achievements and Explores Important Conversations as Part of Black History Month Programming
PBS kicks off a new year with documentaries and specials that highlight the African-American experience through content on-air on PBS member stations and online through the PBS Black Culture Connection.

[01/16/17 - 09:37 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoffs Score Big for NBC, FOX
Nearly 49 million viewers turned into FOX at its peak for its Packers-Cowboys showdown.

[01/16/17 - 07:38 AM]
Steelers-Chiefs Score a Record Overnight Rating for a Primetime NFL Wild Card or Divisional Playoff Game
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/16/17 - 05:06 AM]
TEGNA and MGM Launching BOLD, a Live, Interactive, Multi-Platform Program
BOLD will be the industry's first live multi-daypart syndicated show, spotlighting the day's essential stories, information and trending social media content in real-time across multiple screens.

[01/15/17 - 10:05 AM]
PBS and Stations Launch 24/7 PBS Kids Channel, Expanding Access to the #1 Children's Educational Media Brand on TV and Digital Platforms
The free service ensures that PBS Kids' high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including primetime, weekends and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in.

[01/15/17 - 10:04 AM]
PBS and HHMI Tangled Bank Studios Celebrate 40th Anniversary of NASA Voyager Launch in "The Farthest" (w.t.)
The twin Voyager spacecraft revolutionized planetary science, resolved key questions about the outer planets and raised intriguing new ones about the evolution of our solar system.

[01/15/17 - 10:03 AM]
PBS and Time Inc. Announce "Beyond a Year in Space"
The two specials explore the human limitations for space travel and what a mission to Mars will require.

[01/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
PBS Announces New Summer of Adventure
Look for six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world's most amazing places and cultures.

[01/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
PBS Series "Nova" Shares the Great American Solar Eclipse with Audiences Across the U.S. in Special Day-of-Event Presentation
On Monday August 21, 2017, America's eyes will be glued to the skies as the mainland United States experiences the first total solar eclipse since 1979.

[01/15/17 - 09:38 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Playoff Coverage Tops Charts for CBS
The Eye's telecast of the Texans/Patriots showdown easily wins the night.

[01/15/17 - 08:41 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Is the #1 Non-Sports Telecast of the Night on the Big 4 Networks
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 14.

[01/14/17 - 05:06 PM]
AMC Announces 2017 Winter and Spring Premiere Dates for New and Returning Original Series
The cable channel sets premieres for the martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," new epic "The Son" and the Emmy(R)-nominated "Better Call Saul."

[01/14/17 - 05:05 PM]
On the Heels of Three Golden Globe(R) Wins for "The Night Manager" AMC and the BBC Team Up Again with Best-Selling Author John le Carre
"The Spy" is being distributed internationally by Paramount and adapted by Academy Award winner Simon Beaufoy.