or


[08/24/10 - 06:17 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 24
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!


A LEGAL MIND (USA) - Meghan Markle and Gina Torres have both been cast in the drama pilot, about "a brilliant yet slacking college student (Patrick J. Adams) impersonating a high-powered Manhattan corporate attorney." She'll play Rachel Lane, "an attractive paralegal with an encyclopedic knowledge of the law who's assigned to Mike and becomes his valuable after-hours research ally," while Torres is set as Katherine Pearson, "a senior partner at the law firm." The latter's casting is in second position to her duties on ABC Family's new drama "Huge." Gabriel Macht and Rick Hoffman also star in the project, which comes from Dutch Oven Productions and Universal Cable Productions.


OUTLAW COUNTRY (FX) - John Hawkes has scored a role in the drama pilot, "a crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty." Luke Grimes stars as Eli Larkin, "a half-cowboy, half-modern guy who tries to get out of the crime ridden life he has grown accustom," with Bennett as Annabel Lee, "a gorgeous country singer who is living in the shadow of her overprotective mother (Mary Steenburgen)." Hawkes then is set as Tarzen Larkin, "Eli's uncle and one of the most charismatic and compelling characters in Slaughter, a big-time player in the Southern crime world." Michael Dinner is helming the Fox Television Studios/FX Productions-based hour from a script by Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz.


UNTITLED JOSH BERMAN PROJECT (Lifetime) - Jamie-Lynn Sigler ("The Sopranos") is set to star opposite Sherry Stringfield in the drama pilot, about police detective Molly Collins (Stringfield), "married mother of two on the verge of divorce, who, along with her partner Brooke Kross, investigate the city's most high-profile crimes while navigating their divergent personal lives." Sigler will play the Brooke character in the hour, which comes from Josh Berman and Sony Pictures Television.


UNTITLED RICK EID PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Rick Eid ("Dark Blue") has snagged a script commitment at the network for a new drama about "a prosecutor who suddenly possesses the ability to tell if a defendant is guilty or innocent." The project, which is further detailed as about "an overly ambitious prosecutor who wrongfully convicts an innocent man for murder, an event that becomes the trigger for his magical flashes and an understanding that he has a debt an understanding that he has a debt to repay to the innocent," is set up at 20th Century Fox Television with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci executive producing alongside Eid via their K.O. Paper Products banner.


Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters





  [august 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR (LIFETIME)
· DARK BLUE (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HUGE (ABC FAMILY)
· OUTLAW COUNTRY (FX)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)
· SUITS (USA)
· UNTITLED RICK EID PROJECT (FOX)





[01/18/19 - 05:27 PM]
CBS to Double Up on "Fam" This Coming Thursday, January 24
Look for original episodes at both 8:30/7:30c and 9:30/8:30c.

[01/18/19 - 02:51 PM]
Aubrey Plaza Hosts the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards
The 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards will air live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 pm PT/ 5:00 pm ET on Saturday, February 23.

[01/18/19 - 12:28 PM]
New Entertainment Network Cleo TV Debuts on Saturday, January 19 with Aspirational Lifestyle Programming for Millennial Women of Color
As previously announced, Cleo TV will be broadly distributed on Comcast Xfinity.

[01/18/19 - 11:09 AM]
Watch Season 1 of "Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television*" for Free on YouTube Until February 13, 2019
Said stunt is in anticipation of the show's second season launch on January 30.

[01/18/19 - 11:00 AM]
"Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" Returns with Multiplatform Coverage
"Celebrity Big Brother After Dark" premieres on Pop on Tuesday, January 22 (12:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) with continuous live, late night coverage seven nights a week leading into the finale.

[01/18/19 - 10:56 AM]
All-New "Unsolved Mysteries" Coming to Netflix as a Global Original Documentary Series
This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series.

[01/18/19 - 10:50 AM]
Video: Trailer - Hulu Original Comedy "PEN15"
All 10 episodes will premiere Friday, February 8, only on Hulu.

[01/18/19 - 10:43 AM]
First Look of Nicole Maines as the DC Character "Dreamer"
The costume will be first glimpsed on the January 27 episode of "Supergirl."

[01/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
History to Premiere Eight-Part Event "Jesus: His Life" on Monday, March 25
Each of the eight chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role in Jesus' life including Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.

[01/18/19 - 09:16 AM]
Video: New Trailer Released - truTV Season 2 of "At Home with Amy Sedaris"
This season, Sedaris welcomes an impressive list of guest stars, including: Rose Byrne, Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Gillian Jacobs, Juliette Lewis, Ellie Kemper, Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon and more!

[01/18/19 - 08:15 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demos with ABC
The Alphabet's "A Million Little Things" gets a boost behind "Grey's Anatomy" on its new night.

[01/17/19 - 01:07 PM]
Netflix Reveals "You," "Sex Education" Each Viewed by 40 Million Members; Spanish Language "Elite" Draws 20 Million
Said details mark another rare release of viewership data by the streaming service.

[01/17/19 - 12:30 PM]
Freeform Sets "A Stage for Everyone" at Second Annual Freeform Summit on March 28 in Hollywood
This year, the theme for the event will be a reimagined beauty pageant, providing "a stage for everyone" to have a voice, be ambassadors of change and tell stories that matter.

[01/17/19 - 12:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "The Zoo" Continues to Deliver an All-Access and Exclusive Look at the Bronx Zoo
This season the unscripted docuseries will feature animals and staff at all five Wildlife Conservation Society parks in New York City - the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo and New York Aquarium.

[01/17/19 - 12:01 PM]
Golden Globe Winner "The Kominsky Method" Returns for Season 2!
Season two will consist of eight episodes and production is slated to begin late January in Los Angeles.