or


[08/03/10 - 06:52 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 3
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!


BREADWINNERS (FOX, New!) - "United States of Tara" creator Diablo Cody has booked a put pilot commitment for a new comedy at the network. Details about the project, which is based at Warner Bros. Television, however are being kept under wraps. Cody, whose "Sydney Dare" was also set up at FOX in 2009, will pen the pilot and executive produce alongside Mason Novick.


HELL ON WHEELS (AMC) - Colm Meaney has scored a role on the drama pilot, a contemporary western that centers on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. He'll play Thomas "Doc" Durant, "a businessman determined to make his fortune building the transcontinental railroad, a man of vision and a self-serving opportunist who is capable of 'creative financing.'" Anson Mount, Dominique McElligott and Common co-star in the hour, which David Von Ancken is helming off a script by Joe and Tony Gayton.


LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA) - Jeff Goldblum has departed the franchise after his first full-time season. Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Saffron Burrows likewise may not return as all of the actors' contracts expired on July 31. Said development comes as USA mulls the future of the series, with rumblings ranging from a brief swan song featuring former co-stars Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe to another complete revamp with a new cast. A decision is expected in the coming weeks.


THE ROCKFORD FILES (NBC) - The Peacock reportedly plans to film a new pilot for the project with Film 44's Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey at the helm. Dermot Mulroney toplined the incarnation this past development season with Michael Watkins directing from a script by David Shore. Steve Carell likewise executive produced via his Carousel Television banner for Universal Media Studios. Berg and Aubrey then will executive produce the second pilot, which will presumably be recast. The pair are also spearheading NBC's two-hour pilot "Prime Suspect" alongside Alexandra Cunningham.


SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING (The CW) - Sara Rue ("Eastwick") has been tapped to host the midseason entry, in which "10 overweight couples live together and battle during a three-month period for the wedding of their dreams." Rue herself lost 40 pounds on Jenny Craig and in December became a spokesperson for the company. Dave Broome and Rick Hurvitz are the executive producers for Raquel Productions.


UNTITLED DJ NASH PROJECT (ABC, New!) - DJ Nash ("Accidentally on Purpose") has landed a new comedy at the Alphabet about "a guy who marries the girl of his dreams and at the same time gets the job of his dreams on the other coast, so he ends up living with his single friends all week and spending his weekends with his new wife." Sony Pictures Television is behind the half-hour with the studio-based Peter Tolan also serving as an executive producer.


UNTITLED JOSH BERMAN PROJECT (Lifetime) - Sherry Stringfield ("ER") is set to topline the drama pilot, about "police detective Molly Collins, married mother of two on the verge of divorce, and her partner Brooke Kross, recently engaged, investigate the city's most high-profile crimes while navigating their divergent personal lives." She'll play the former character in the Sony Pictures Television-based project, which comes from creator Josh Berman.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BREADWINNERS (FOX)
· CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (LIFETIME)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EASTWICK (ABC)
· ER (NBC)
· HELL ON WHEELS (AMC)
· LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT (USA)
· PRIME SUSPECT (NBC)
· ROCKFORD FILES, THE (NBC)
· SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING (CW)
· UNITED STATES OF TARA, THE (SHOWTIME)
· UNTITLED DJ NASH PROJECT (ABC)









[04/24/15 - 07:43 PM]
E! Announces New Documentary Series Following Bruce Jenner's Life as a Transgender Woman
The eight-part, one-hour series will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 9:00pm on E! and will also air on the E! channels internationally.

[04/24/15 - 04:25 PM]
Oscar(R) Nominee and Multiple Tony(R) Winner Frank Langella to Return to FX's Peabody Award-Winning Drama "The Americans"
Langella will reprise his role as "Gabriel," Philip and Elizabeth's mysterious KGB handler.

[04/24/15 - 03:05 PM]
Whipclip Teams Up with Pop to Offer Fans Easy Access to Create and Share Video Clips from Network's Original Programming Line-Up
Using Whipclip, viewers can create customized clips of their favorite moments and share them instantly on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and via email and SMS.

[04/24/15 - 12:48 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews Hit-Series "Deadliest Catch" for Twelfth Season
From Original Productions, the 13-time Emmy Award-winning series follows the real-life adventures of Alaskan fisherman with one of the most dangerous jobs in the world - crab fishing on the unpredictable Bering Sea.

[04/24/15 - 12:43 PM]
FOX Sports 1 Presents First Ever "U.S. Open Media Day Special"
Originating from the United States Golf Association's Media Day at Chambers Bay, the program, recorded earlier in the day, airs in primetime Monday, April 27, (9:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.

[04/24/15 - 12:32 PM]
Discovery Channel Grabs #1 in Both Persons 25-54 and Persons 18-49 on Cable for the Week
Discovery spins the numbers for the week of April 13-19.

[04/24/15 - 11:17 AM]
"Garbage Time with Katie Nolan" Attracts Largest Audience Ever with Total Viewership Over 1.6 Million
FOX Sports further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/24/15 - 10:35 AM]
Meet the New Class of Students on "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
Following a nationwide search, these six kids were chosen to help the grown-ups graduate toward the top prize of $1 million.

[04/24/15 - 10:31 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Once Upon a Time" Emerges at Sunday's Top Broadcast Series
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/24/15 - 10:26 AM]
Evan Peters the Latest "American Horror Story" Veteran to Join "Hotel"
Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Wes Bentley and Chloë Sevigny also star in the latest installment, due in October.

[04/24/15 - 10:11 AM]
"Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop," Featuring Exclusive Access to Former NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle, Explores Issues of Crime in the Internet Age When It Debuts May 11 on HBO
Dubbed "The Cannibal Cop," former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle was convicted of conspiring to kidnap and eat women in March 2013.

[04/24/15 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "Nightingale" - Tease (HBO Films)
The David Oyelowo-led project premieres Friday, May 29 at 9:00/8:00c on the pay channel.

[04/24/15 - 10:07 AM]
FYI(TM) Greenlights New Original Series "The Seven Year Switch"
In the series, four couples at a crossroads in their relationship will get the chance to live with a stranger for two weeks, in an experimental marriage, to help determine what traits and characteristics in a mate could make their marriage stronger.

[04/24/15 - 09:22 AM]
"Steve Harvey" Celebrates 500th Episode, Monday, April 27
Members of the studio audience will get the opportunity of a lifetime, as each day April 27 - May 1, one lucky person will be chosen to step into the "Steve Harvey Money Booth" and will be given 20 seconds to collect as much cash as they can.

[04/24/15 - 09:08 AM]
Hulu Original "Moone Boy" to Return for A Sidesplitting Third Season
The Chris O'Dowd-led series returns to Hulu for a third and final season with six all-new episodes on Wednesday, May 13.