or


[07/12/10 - 06:37 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 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!


CSI: NY (CBS) - Co-star Melina Kanakaredes is departing the veteran crime drama after six seasons. It's understood the actress simply opted not to renew her contract with the network and producer CBS Television Studios. "We hoped Melina would return to CSI: NY for another season, but we respect her decision to move on," the pair said in a joint statement. "Her amazing talent and invaluable contribution to the success of the series are greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten. She will forever remain a friend to the network and studio and we wish her the very best." The actress added, "I made some amazing and lifelong friendships during my six seasons on CSI: NY, and I will treasure them forever!" Sela Ward ("Once & Again") reportedly is in talks to join the series with an announcement expected as early as this week.


DETROIT 1-8-7 (ABC) - Erin Cummings has joined the cast of the Alphabet's new cop drama. She'll play Dr. Abbey Ward, the show's medical examiner, a role she guest starred as in the pilot. Aisha Hinds, D.J. Cotrona, James McDaniel, Jon Michael Hill, Michael Imperioli, Natalie Martinez and Shaun Majumder round out the ensemble cast.


ENLIGHTENED (HBO) - Timm Sharp ("'Til Death") has joined the cast of the pay channel's upcoming comedy, about "a self-destructive woman who has a spiritual awakening and decides to live an enlightened life, which creates havoc at home and work." He'll take over for Mos Def, whose deal couldn't close, as her new boss when she returns to work. Production on the series begins this week.


GAME OF THRONES (HBO) - Aidan Gillen ("The Wire") has joined the cast of the drama, a fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's beloved novels. He'll play Littlefinger, the scheming "adviser to King Robert (Mark Addy) who manipulates those in power to fit his own agenda." No other details were given.


RUNNING WILDE (FOX) - Peter Serafinowicz has been upped to series regular on the freshman comedy, about Steve Wilde (Will Arnett), "a filthy-rich, immature playboy trying desperately to win (or buy) the heart of his childhood sweetheart and uber-liberal humanitarian (Keri Russell)." He'll continue on as Fa'ad Shaoulin, Steve's Oxford-accented neighbor and frenemy. Stefania Owen and Jayne Houdyshell also star in the half-hour. Joe Nunez's role of Migo Salazar, Steve's employee/sidekick/errand-boy, however is reportedly being recast.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [july 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CSI: NEW YORK (CBS)
· DETROIT 187 (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ENLIGHTENED (HBO)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· ONCE & AGAIN (ABC)
· RUNNING WILDE (FOX)
· WIRE, THE (HBO)











[01/29/15 - 10:13 AM]
"Nightline" Is #1 for the Week - Ranks #1 in Total Viewers 13 of Last 14 Weeks
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the week of January 19-23.

[01/29/15 - 10:12 AM]
Five Greenlights, Two Renewals, And a Premiere! Comedy Central(R) Announces CC:Studios Development Slate
Available now on cc.com is "Roustabout," a comedic travelogue that follows Kurt Braunohler as he jet skis from Chicago to New Orleans to raise money for charity.

[01/29/15 - 10:00 AM]
A Disney Princess Inspired by Latin Cultures, "Elena of Avalor," Will Be Introduced in 2016 on Disney Junior Channels and Programming Blocks Around the World
The role of 16-year-old Princess Elena, the bold, caring, funny and clever ascendant to the throne in the fairytale kingdom of Avalor, will be voiced by Aimee Carrero.

[01/29/15 - 09:50 AM]
Debut Episode of Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect Mobile Game Premieres Today on the App Store
Said Kurt Sutter, "It's finally fucking here. It's awesome. Play it. Live it. Be the prospect."

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
The network's newcomer equals last week's series high among adults 18-49.

[01/29/15 - 08:47 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Captures Its Biggest Overall Audience for a Rebroadcast Since April 16, Its Second-Biggest to Date
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 28.

[01/29/15 - 08:15 AM]
"Shark Week" Returns to Discovery Channel on July 5
A summer long celebration of all things shark, this year's edition will deliver more hours of all new, visually-stunning and informative shark-filled specials than ever before.

[01/29/15 - 08:03 AM]
The Band Perry, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and John Legend to Perform on "Stevie Wonder: Songs In the Key of Life - An All-Star Grammy(R) Salute," Monday, Feb. 16 on CBS
They join previously announced performers Janelle MonĂ¡e, Ed Sheeran and Usher.

[01/29/15 - 07:17 AM]
Bravo Media Picks Up "Top Chef" for Season 13 and Embarks on Nationwide Casting Call
The network announced open casting calls in cities across the country for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series starting on February 3.

[01/29/15 - 06:48 AM]
Original Programming on The Weather Channel Registers Double Digit Increases
Upcoming original primetime premieres include "Coast Guard Alaska" (February 23), "Weather of Biblical Proportions" (March 15), and "Brainstormers" (March 22).

[01/29/15 - 06:46 AM]
Country Superstar Tim McGraw to Perform for Glen Campbell at the Oscars(R)
"I'm honored to be asked to sing this powerful song from one of the true legends of the music industry," said McGraw.

[01/29/15 - 06:07 AM]
Crown Media Family Networks, Home Of Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, Announces Its Adoption of "Happy" the Dog as the Company's First-Ever Canine Goodwill Ambassador
"Happy, the Dog" will also appear in the highly-anticipated 2015 Hero Dog Awards, a celebration of courageous canines who have performed extraordinary good deeds, premiering this Fall.

[01/29/15 - 05:01 AM]
Bell Media and CBS Corporation Announce Long-Term Content Licensing and Trademark Agreement for Showtime(R) in Canada
The exclusive, landmark deal will bring the Showtime brand to Canada for the first time, with hundreds of hours of past, present and future Showtime programming being made available across Bell Media platforms.

[01/29/15 - 05:00 AM]
NBC's "The Blacklist" Launches "Red Is on the Run to Thursdays" Scavenger Hunt in 25 Cities
The first three fans in each city to catch the Red decoy, wearing his signature suit and fedora hat, will be rewarded with cash prizes.

[01/28/15 - 05:48 PM]
Breaking News: Supergirl Casts James Olsen
Mehcad Brooks is set as James Olsen, a photographer at CatCo, the media company where Kara (series star Melissa Benoist) works.