or


[02/12/10 - 06:19 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 12
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!


CHASE (NBC) - Amaury Nolasco ("Prison Break") has been cast in the drama pilot, about "a high-priority fugitive-apprehension team in South Texas." He's set as Marco Martinez, "a team member who is a veteran cop and intelligence specialist." Cole Hauser, Jesse Metcalfe and Rose Rollins also star in the hour, which comes from creator Jennifer Johnson and the Warner Bros. Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television.


CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Beau Garrett ("Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer") has booked the final principal role on the proposed spin-off, about "a new group of profilers, led by Cooper (Forest Whitaker), who work outside the FBI bureaucracy." She'll play Gina LaSalle, "a tough girl and recent FBI recruit who is loyal to Cooper and the object of Mick's (Matt Ryan) flirting." Michael Kelly rounds out the cast of the project, which comes from ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company. Richard Shepard is directing from a script by Chris Mundy and Edward Allen Bernero.


HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC) - Damon Wayans Jr. ("Dance Flick") is the first to be cast in the comedy pilot, about "a couple who break up at the altar, forcing them to figure out how to maintain friendships." He'll play Brad, a friend of the groom who works hard and plays soft. Joe and Anthony Russo are helming the Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour from a script by David Caspe.


MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED (FOX) - Kathryn Hahn ("AbFab") has landed a role on the comedy pilot, about "a group of people who face adult reality after being child superstars." She'll play one of them, however which role wasn't specified. David Walpert is behind the half-hour, which comes from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television.


NEVERMIND NIRVANA (FOX) - Newcomer Utkarsh Ambudkar has joined the cast of the potential comedy, about "two brothers from a traditional Indian background - one defies his family's expectations by dating a Caucasian woman, while the other agrees to enter an arranged marriage." He's believed to be playing Raju Mattoo, the latter brother, in the comedy, which also stars Harish Patel. Ajay Sahgal is behind the project, which is set up at 20th Century Fox Television.


THIS LITTLE PIGGY (NBC) - Erinn Hayes ("Worst Week") has scored a role on the comedy pilot, about "two adult siblings who, after falling on hard times, are forced to move back into their childhood home with their eldest brother and his wife." She'll play Sarah, said wife, in the multi-camera comedy, which comes from ABC Studios and co-creators Brian Bradley and Steven Cragg. Andrea Parker originated the role in its previous incarnation at ABC.


THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (The CW) - Stephen Martines ("The Closer") is set to recur on the freshman drama, which returns with new episodes on March 25. He'll play "a bad-ass vampire named Frederick who is locked in the tomb where Katherine (Nina Dobrev) was once thought to be and is up to no good when released." No other details were given.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [february 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ABFAB (FOX)
· CHASE (NBC)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED (FOX)
· NEVERMIND NIRVANA (FOX)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· THIS LITTLE PIGGY (NBC)
· THIS LITTLE PIGGY (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)





[09/25/17 - 12:06 PM]
Live Musical Production of Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical "Rent" to Air Sunday, January 27, 2019, on FOX
After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

[09/25/17 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated Sketch Comedy Series "Tracey Ullman's Show" Returns for Second Season Oct. 20 on HBO
Over the course of the new season, Ullman uses her signature brand of sharp satire to shape-shift into a range of public figures and offbeat original characters.

[09/25/17 - 11:10 AM]
Freeform Orders a Pilot Spinoff "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," From Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
History(R)'s New Scripted Drama Series "Knightfall" Delving Into the Mysterious World of the Knights Templar Premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost.

[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
Contractor Mike Holmes and His Family Help Homeowners on New DIY Network Series "Holmes: Next Generation"
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in March 2018.

[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee," An Intimate Documentary Portrait, Debuts Dec. 4 on HBO
Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history.

[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Affair"
She'll recur as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him.

[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
FX+ Expands Content and Launches on Cox
FX+, a new commercial-free service featuring all seasons of almost every current and library title of FX original series, has added all seasons of 15 additional FX original series.

[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
The Peacock once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
The network will officially debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c with a live one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" emanating from the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts New Trailer for the Film "First They Killed My Father"
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multi-Year Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which debuts this fall on Prime Video.