or


[05/04/10 - 11:42 AM]
Development Update: Tuesday, May 4
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!


BODY OF PROOF (ABC) - Sunil Nayar ("Three Rivers") has signed a two-year overall deal with ABC Studios. Said pact, which begins next month, calls for him to develop new series projects for the studio as well as serve as showrunner on its ABC pilot "Body of Proof" should it make it to series.


CAPRICA (Syfy)/FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DirecTV) - Patrick Masset and John Zinman have inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The pact calls for the duo, who currently serve as co-executive producers on both series, to develop new projects for the studio in addition to staff on one of 20th's 2010-11 season offerings.


NIKITA (The CW)/OUTSOURCED (NBC) - Staffing has reportedly begun on both pilots, a positive indicator each project is on track for a series commitment. The former is a revival of the film/TV franchise of the same name with Maggie Q as the title character. Craig Silverstein, McG and Peter Johnson are the executive producers for Warner Bros. Television. The latter then revolves around a customer service manager (Ben Rappaport) who's sent to India to train his replacement when his department is outsourced. David Skinner, Ken Kwapis, Robert Borden and Tom Gorai are behind said half-hour, which is based at Universal Media Studios.


TEAM SPITZ (CBS) - Kurtwood Smith ("Worst Week") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about a bombastic high school football coach (Rob Riggle) at an upscale private school. He'll play Charles Kersey, the "nervous and flop-sweaty" principal of the school. Smith, who's already attached to fellow CBS pilot "Hitched," replaces Bob Odenkirk in the project, which is in reshoots to accommodate the change. CBS Television Studios and Sony Pictures Television are behind the half-hour, which also features Jonathan Slavin, Max Ehrich and Sarah Chalke. Ted Wass is directing from a script by Bill Martin and Mike Schiff.


UNTITLED SAMUEL L. JACKSON/NEIL LABUTE PROJECT (Showtime, New!) - Samuel L. Jackson and Neil LaBute are developing a new drama at the pay channel about a white supremacist family in the Pacific Northwest. Jackson conceived the idea for the hour, to be penned by LaBute, and will executive produce via his Uppi TV banner alongside Amanda Tracey. The company recently re-upped its two-year production deal with CBS Television Studios.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [may 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· CAPRICA (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HITCHED (CBS)
· NIKITA (CW)
· OUTSOURCED (NBC)
· TEAM SPITZ (CBS)
· THREE RIVERS (CBS)
· UNTITLED JACKSON & LABUTE PROJECT (SHOWTIME)
· WORST WEEK (CBS)











[10/21/14 - 03:02 PM]
Season Premiere of TBS's "American Dad!" Tops Basic Cable Entertainment Programs for the Night
TBS spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/14 - 02:19 PM]
Chris Brown, Jodeci, Jeremih and More Confirmed to Take the Stage During "Soul Train Awards 2014"
Presenters Trey Songz, Boris Kodjoe, Laila Ali and Wolf Blitzer will join host Wendy Williams on stage at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on November 7, for a November 30 air date.

[10/21/14 - 02:18 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, October 20.

[10/21/14 - 01:28 PM]
VH1 and Spotify Partner to Crown "You Oughta Know Artist of the Year" at 2nd Annual "You Oughta Know Live in Concert" Event on Thursday, November 13 at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1
A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, Echosmith, KONGOS, Mary Lambert, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, and Sam Smith are among the class of 2014.

[10/21/14 - 12:57 PM]
Notre Dame-Florida State: Most-Viewed October College Football Telecast across All Networks on Record
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, October 18.

[10/21/14 - 12:40 PM]
Hallmark Channel Original Movie, "My Boyfriends' Dogs," Elevates Network to Rate #1 Among Households in Primetime
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, October 18.

[10/21/14 - 12:09 PM]
The CW Announces Full Season Orders for "The Flash" and "Jane the Virgin"
"The Flash" debuted as the most-watched series premiere ever on The CW, scoring 6.1 million viewers in Live + 3 Day Nielsen ratings.

[10/21/14 - 11:55 AM]
FX Cancels "The Bridge" After Two Seasons
The network has released a statement indicating the series won't be returning.

[10/21/14 - 11:29 AM]
TBS Leads the Pack as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network Among Total Viewers in Primetime and Ranking Among the Top 3 with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/14 - 10:42 AM]
"Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014," Returns to ABC Primetime December 14, 9-11 PM ET
Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson are among those selected for the annual special.

[10/21/14 - 10:39 AM]
TLC Orders New Series Hosted by Roma Downey
The six-episode series will explore the stories of people who claim that they've experienced modern-day miracles, incredible twists of fate, and phenomena that logic and science cannot explain.

[10/21/14 - 10:19 AM]
Nickelodeon Wins the Week with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of October 13-19.

[10/21/14 - 10:04 AM]
FXX Scares Up Tricks and Treats for Halloween
The network will countdown to Halloween with a frightfully fun The Simpsons "Treehouse of Horror" programming event beginning October 26 with a 12-hour marathon.

[10/21/14 - 09:48 AM]
National Geographic Channel Uncorks Television's First Kickstarter-Funded Series, "Chug"
Beginning on Monday, November 24 at 10:30/9:30c, the network is taking viewers on a bar crawl around the world with traveling "drinkaloguer" and rum company owner Zane Lamprey.

[10/21/14 - 09:21 AM]
A&E Network to Air One-Hour Special "Growing Up Gotti: Ten Years Later" on November 10 at 9PM ET/PT
The special will revisit the infamous Long Island family with some of the series' greatest moments, a chance to hear what the Gotti's really thought of their time on television and what they're up to today.