or


[08/10/10 - 07:22 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 10
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!


BRAVE NEW WORLD (NBC, New!) - "Rescue Me" co-creator Peter Tolan has booked a new comedy at the Peacock about "the staff at a Plymouth Plantation-type living museum that have people reenact the way the Pilgrims once went about their days." Said half-hour, which has a put pilot commitment, comes from Sony Pictures Television where Tolan has an overall deal.


HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX) - Debmar-Mercury has acquired domestic distribution rights to the veteran reality franchise from ITV Studios. The duo presumably hope to sell repeats of the series to local stations across the country. No other details were given.


A LEGAL MIND (USA) - Rick Hoffman ("Samantha Who?") has joined the cast of the drama pilot, about Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams), "a brilliant but unmotivated college student who gets recruited by a Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht), a lawyer at top Manhattan corporate law firm despite not having a law degree." Hoffman will play Harvey's competition at the firm, "who is incredibly jealous when Harvey makes partner before he does and stabs him in the back." Aaron Korsh is behind the project, which comes from Dutch Oven Productions and Universal Cable Productions.


THE MENTALIST (CBS) - Eric Winter ("Days of Our Lives") is set to recur on the show's third season. He'll play Craig O'Laughlin, "an FBI agent who catches the attention of Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti), and the two of them have chemistry." It's not clear when his first episode will air.


OLIVE KITTERIDGE (HBO, New!) - Frances McDormand is getting into he producing business, booking a potential series at the pay channel based on Elizabeth Strout's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, which consists of 13 interconnected tales that involve the residents of a fishing village along the coast of Crosby, Maine. She'd also star as the title character, Olive Kitteridge, the town's seventh grade math teacher. Jane Anderson ("Normal") is penning the adaptation with Strout serving as a consulting producer. McDormand then will executive produce.


PARENTHOOD (NBC) - Kevin Alejandro ("True Blood") has scored a recurring role on the show's second season. He'll play Mike, a blue-collar type who works in the warehouse at Adam's (Peter Krause) company and the latest suitor for Lauren Graham's character, who likewise becomes employed at said company. Alejandro joins Billy Baldwin, who had been previously cast as the white-collar rival for her affections. Also signing on for the series' sophomore run: Zosia Mamet ("United States of Tara") as Kelsey, Amber's (Mae Whitman) upper-crust new best friend.


REED BETWEEN THE LINES (BET) - Melissa De Sousa ("Second Time Around") is the latest addition to the comedy pilot, about a busy psychiatrist, wife and mom (Tracee Ellis Ross) struggling to balance her job and her happy but chaotic homelife. She'll play a holistic healer and acupuncturist who shares the same suite with Ross's character. Malcolm-Jamal Warner also stars in the half-hour, which comes from Kellie Griffin.


UNTITLED RINA MIMOUN PROJECT (CBS, New!) - "Privileged" creator Rina Mimoun has snagged a put pilot commitment from the Eye for a new drama about "a mother who reconnects with her adult children when she joins the family medical practice." Said hour is set up at Warner Bros. Television, where Mimoun has an overall deal.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BRAVE NEW WORLD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOCTOR, THE (CBS)
· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)
· MENTALIST, THE (CBS)
· NORMAL (HBO)
· OLIVE KITTERIDGE (HBO)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· PRIVILEGED (CW)
· REED BETWEEN THE LINES (CENTRIC)
· RESCUE ME (FX)
· SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)
· SECOND TIME AROUND (UPN)
· SUITS (USA)
· TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
· UNITED STATES OF TARA, THE (SHOWTIME)





[09/19/18 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Orders 10th Season of Television's No. 1 Cooking Show, "MasterChef," To Air During the 2018-2019 Season
In addition, multi-award-winning television producer Natalka Znak has been added as executive producer.

[09/19/18 - 12:44 PM]
Travel Channel Gets Dangerously Close to Real "Monster Encounters" with Wildlife Expert Casey Anderson
Premiering on Tuesday, October 30, Anderson's mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they defy belief.

[09/19/18 - 11:15 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "Snowfall"
The third season will premiere on FX in 2019.

[09/19/18 - 10:04 AM]
OWN Announces Fourth Season Renewal of Hit Megachurch Drama "Greenleaf" from Lionsgate
The announcement comes as the acclaimed drama delivered a season high in its Wednesday time period with more than 2.3 million viewers and a 1.90 rating in the network's key women 25-54 demo.

[09/19/18 - 10:02 AM]
Gearheads Put Their Motor Knowledge to the Test in Discovery's All-New Game Show "Brake Room" Hosted by Comedian Nick Stevens
Comedian and unapologetic Boston sports nut Nick Stevens hosts the series and pits gearheads against each other to test their motor knowledge in the hopes of winning the alluring "mystery box."

[09/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS' "Murphy Brown" to Debut with a Special Extended Episode, Thursday, Sept. 27, 9:30-10:05 PM
To make room, the second season premiere of "S.W.A.T." will air 10:05-11:05 PM, ET/PT.

[09/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
Amazon Studios Signs Overall Deal with Emmy Award-Winning Producer and Director Reed Morano
Morano made history by being the first woman to ever win the Emmy and DGA Award in the same year for a dramatic series - both for her work on "The Handmaid's Tale" and was the first woman to win an Emmy in the Drama series category in 22 years.

[09/19/18 - 09:16 AM]
Comedy Special "Flight of the Conchords: Live in London" Debuts Oct. 6
The HBO special was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing songs from their recent "Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour."

[09/19/18 - 09:00 AM]
TBS Sets October 23 Premiere Date for Season Two of 2017's #1 New Cable Comedy "The Guest Book"
New series regulars include Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn and Dan Beirne.

[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates Another Tuesday with "Got Talent"
The penultimate episode of this summer's edition easily wins the night in all categories.

[09/19/18 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Terrifying New Trailer for "The Haunting of Hill House"
A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel, "The Haunting of Hill House" explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.

[09/19/18 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer & Key Art for "Shirkers"
"Shirkers" was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique - or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona.

[09/19/18 - 06:31 AM]
Music Superstars Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign to Perform at the "2018 American Music Awards"
Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the "2018 American Music Awards," the world's largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[09/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" Sold to the NBC Owned Television Station Group
The 11 NBC owned stations can be viewed in nearly 30% of U.S. households.

[09/18/18 - 03:31 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 17.