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)









[04/20/15 - 02:56 PM]
Video: Pastor Buddy Wishes You A Happy 420
Watch TV Land's new promo for its upcoming Michael Rosenbaum-led series "Impastor."

[04/20/15 - 02:10 PM]
CBS Pushes "Stalker" Return Up to Monday, April 27 at 9:00/8:00c
The freshman drama was previous scheduled to resume the following Monday, May 4.

[04/20/15 - 02:09 PM]
CBS to Keep "Mom" at 9:00/8:00c on Thursdays for Remainder of Season
The series had been airing in said time period for the past two weeks.

[04/20/15 - 01:38 PM]
FOX Sports Goes on the Clock with Multi-Platform, NFL Draft Special
Coverage is also available to all users through FOX Sports GO, the app that provides live-streaming video of FOX Sports content, as well as on FOXSports.com.

[04/20/15 - 01:20 PM]
ESPN Statement on SEC Network Analyst Tim Tebow
"We appreciate Tim's contributions to the launch of SEC Network and wish him all the best as he pursues his NFL dream," said the network.

[04/20/15 - 11:31 AM]
ABC Family Has Cast Dominic Sherwood as 'Jace Wayland,' The Male Lead for the Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Narcissistic, and lethally gorgeous, Jace is a determined and expert Shadowhunter.

[04/20/15 - 10:55 AM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Travels to California for Disneyland Resort 60th Anniversary Diamond Celebration
Mariah Carey, Dwayne Johnson, Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Kimmel are among those scheduled for the weeklong stunt, airing May 18-22.

[04/20/15 - 10:39 AM]
Shawn Mendes, Sheppard & Tori Kelly Set to Perform at 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards
Also taking the RDMA stage are previously announced performers Nick Jonas, Becky G, R5, Sabrina Carpenter, Natalie La Rose and Fifth Harmony, and the show's superstar host, Zendaya.

[04/20/15 - 10:35 AM]
Live + 7 Day Ratings: Despite Easter Sunday Pre-Emptions, ABC Still Had 6 of the Week's Top 10 Biggest Broadcast Gainers in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of March 30-April 5.

[04/20/15 - 10:11 AM]
VH1's "Top 20 Countdown" Returns as "The 20" with New Host YouTube Star Shannon Coffey on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9AM ET/PT
Coffey brings her comedic wit to VH1 as the new host for the weekly two-hour program counting down the most popular videos of the week.

[04/20/15 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Offers Early Sampling for the Premieres of New Comedy "HAPPYish" and Psychological Thriller "Penny Dreadful" Across Multiple Platforms Now
Said offerings premiere Sunday, April 26 and Sunday, May 3, respectively, on the pay channel.

[04/20/15 - 09:52 AM]
The "50th Academy of Country Music Awards" Delivers Its Largest Audience Since 1998
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, April 19.

[04/20/15 - 09:36 AM]
Rugged Adventurers Haul Critical Cargo Through the Untamed Wilderness, Making Their Living on the "Dead End Express"
National Geographic Channel's latest original series launches Thursday, May 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/20/15 - 09:32 AM]
HBO Goes Green with Hit Web Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Co-Created and Written by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, To Produce New Episodes Exclusively for HBO
The series stars Sinclair as "The Guy," a friendly pot dealer whose clients include an eccentric group of characters, revealing the dynamics of their lives.

[04/20/15 - 09:08 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "SHIELD" Emerges as the #1 Program in Tuesday's 9pm Hour in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 14.