or


[02/05/10 - 07:17 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 5
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!


30 DAYS (FX) - R.J. Cutler has inked a two-year, first-look deal with Fox Television Studios. The pact gives the studio first crack at Cutler's latest series output, with a focus on scripted development. Cutler's Actual Reality Pictures already has several unscripted projects in the works at MTV, Bravo, truTV and Sony Pictures Television as part of a co-production deal the company signed with Evolution Media last year.


AWKWARD SITUATIONS FOR MEN (ABC) - Laura Prepon ("That '70s Show") has been tapped for the female lead on the comedy pilot, about British comedian Danny Wallace as "he moves to the U.S. with wife, only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and gets him into trouble." She'll play Meg Miller, said wife, in the half-hour, which comes from Heyday Films and Warner Bros. Television. Matt Letscher and Tony Hale also star in the multi-camera project, which Wallace co-wrote with Jackie Filgo and Jeff Filgo.


CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Michael Kelly ("Generation Kill") has joined the cast of the show's upcoming backdoor pilot episode, about "a new group of profilers led by Cooper (Forest Whitaker) who work outside the FBI bureaucracy." He'll play Prophet, "a former gang-banger looking for redemption." Matt Ryan also stars in the project, to be directed by Richard Shepard from script by Chris Mundy and Ed Bernero. ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company are co-producing.


FLASH FORWARD (ABC) - Co-creator David Goyer is stepping down as showrunner of the freshman drama. He's still remain an executive producer on the series however his focus will shift to his feature film work. Said departure comes three months after Marc Guggenheim exited as co-showrunner. It's not clear who will handle the day-to-day reins going forward. Production is underway on episodes 17 and 18 of its 23-hour order. ABC initially ordered 24 episodes of the drama, which was cut by one episode in December. In any case, "FlashForward" returns on Thursday, March 18 at 8:00/7:00c with back-to-back episodes.


OFF THE MAP (ABC) - Enrique Murciano ("Without a Trace") has scored one of the lead roles on the drama pilot, about "three doctors, each anxious for a fresh start who leave the comfort of the States to work at an isolated tropical clinic." He'll play one of them, Manny Silva, "a former plastic surgeon who relocates to the tropic clinic." He joins the previously cast Martin Henderson in the ABC Studios-based hour, which comes from executive producers Betsy Beers, Shonda Rhimes and creator Jenna Bans.


TILDA (HBO, New!) - Oscar-winner Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters") and "Tell Me You Love Me" creator Cynthia Mort are set to team for a potential new comedy about "a powerful female online showbiz journalist with a no-holds-barred style." The pair will co-write the single-camera half-hour with Condon also directing should it move forward. Condon recently helmed the pilot "The Big C," which landed a series commitment from Showtime.


TITAN TEAM (A.K.A. UNTITLED ADAM F. GOLDBERG PROJECT) (FOX) - Bret Harrison ("Reaper") has landed the lead role on the comedy pilot, about an "A-Team"-esque group of twentysomething geniuses who crack computer security systems. He'll play Cameron Bright, the latest addition to the team. Seth Gordon is helming the Sony Pictures Television/Happy Madison Productions-based half-hour from a script by Adam F. Goldberg.


UNTITLED QUEEN LATIFAH PROJECT (VH1, New!) - Queen Latifah ("Life Support") is set to executive produce a new telefilm at the cable channel about "two twentysomething African-American women in Atlanta - aspiring fashion mogul Val and former music video dancer Keisha - with very different takes on relationships." Stacy Littlejohn ("All of Us") penned the project, which Latifah and Sha-Kim Compere executive producing via their Flavor Unit banner. Maggie Malina and VH1's Jeff Olde likewise will executive produce.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [february 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· 30 DAYS (FX)
· ALL OF US (CW)
· AWKWARD SITUATIONS FOR MEN (ABC)
· BIG C, THE (SHOWTIME)
· BREAKING IN (FOX)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FLASH FORWARD (ABC)
· GENERATION KILL (HBO)
· LIFE SUPPORT (HBO)
· OFF THE MAP (ABC)
· REAPER (CW)
· SINGLE LADIES (CENTRIC)
· TELL ME YOU LOVE ME (HBO)
· THAT '70S SHOW (FOX)
· TILDA (HBO)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)









[12/17/14 - 02:44 PM]
Join Us Saturday, February 28 8/7c for the Two-Hour World Premiere Event of "Good Witch" A Hallmark Channel Original Primetime Series
Catherine Bell, Bailee Madison and James Denton star in the project, based on the series of TV movies of the same name.

[12/17/14 - 01:59 PM]
Nickelodeon Premieres a New Live-Action Comedy Series That Follows One Girl's Dream from the Sideline to the Gridiron in "Bella and the Bulldogs," Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the special two-part series premiere, head cheerleader Bella earns a chance to try out to be quarterback of her middle school football team.

[12/17/14 - 12:51 PM]
Two Lucky Fans Will Win Trip to Super Bowl XLIX by Entering NBC Sports Super Bowl Fan Challenge
Fans can complete weekly challenges for a chance to win the grand prize - VIP access and two tickets to Super Bowl XLIX, as well as hotel and airfare accommodations.

[12/17/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Beautiful & Twisted" Starring Rob Lowe, Paz Vega and Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) Winner Candice Bergen, To Premiere January 31
The film is the true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history.

[12/17/14 - 11:48 AM]
NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Organics on Mars and Discovery Channel Gets Unprecedented Access Every Step of the Way
"Red Planet Rover" premieres this Thursday, December 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/17/14 - 11:44 AM]
Channing Tatum Returns to Launch "Team Oscar(R)"
Winners will deliver Oscar statuettes to celebrity presenters at the 87th Academy Awards(R) on Oscar Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 11:00 AM]
Adult Swim Hits Milestone as Basic Cable's #1 Network With Young Adults for 10th Consecutive Year
Adult Swim spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:59 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Comedy Series "Girls," Created By and Starring Lena Dunham, Returns for Fourth Season Jan. 11, Exclusively on HBO
New guest stars this season include Ana Gasteyer, Anthony Edwards, Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Zachary Quinto, Jason Ritter, Maude Apatow and Spike Jonze.

[12/17/14 - 10:52 AM]
HGTV's Stars to Celebrate New Year's Day with Fans During Live All-Day Twitter Party
The viewing and Twitter party begins with Drew Scott and Jonathan Scott as they co-host HGTV's Rose Parade 2015 with Josh Temple, who will be on the ground offering unique street-side perspectives and spectator interviews.

[12/17/14 - 10:51 AM]
SEC Network Warms Up Christmas Morning with Yule Log and Fight Songs
On Christmas morning, SEC Network will warm up any living room with a fireplace featuring a burning blaze, accompanied by a playlist of Southeastern Conference college fight songs and holiday music.

[12/17/14 - 10:40 AM]
ABC Is Up the Most this Season in Viewers - #1 in Non-Sports Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the season to date.

[12/17/14 - 10:32 AM]
"The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" Kicks Off the New Year with 4 Must-See Episodes Leading Up to the Exciting Season 16 Live Finale January 29
In a special two-hour, live finale from 8-10 p.m. ET, all of the former athletes who made up the season 16 cast return to weigh-in one last time.

[12/17/14 - 10:17 AM]
The Battle of the Bulbs Will Continue as "The Great Christmas Light Fight" Returns for Season Three in 2015
"The Great Christmas Light Fight" first debuted on ABC in December 2013 and continued in 2014, increasing the field from 20 to 24 participating families.

[12/17/14 - 10:01 AM]
FXX Gets Animated - New One-Hour Late Night Animation Block Kicks Off on January 22 With Special Sneak Preview
The block will feature all-new episodes of "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." and "Stone Quackers."