or


[04/05/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, April 5
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!


2011-12 BROADCAST PILOTS (NBC) - The Peacock has confirmed directors for its remaining comedy pilots. James Griffiths ("Episodes") is helming the Christina Applegate-led "Alpha Mom" (formerly "Untitled Emily Spivey Project"); Ted Wass ("Rules of Engagement") is directing "Family Practice" (formerly "Untitled Dan Goor Project"); and Fred Savage ("Party Down") will lens "Best Friends Forever" (formerly "Untitled Lennon Parham/Jessica St. Clair Project"). Other confirmed helmers include Rob Greenberg ("How I Met Your Mother") on "Lovelives," Michael Patrick Jann ("Little Britain USA") on "Brave New World" and Michael Spiller ("Modern Family") on "My Life as an Experiment." Meanwhile, new monikers have been issued to "SILA" (now "Metro") and the untitled projects from Whitney Cummings ("Whitney") and Kari Lizer ("Help Wanted").


THE CHICAGO CODE (FOX) - Creator Shawn Ryan has inked a massive three-year overall deal with Sony Pictures Television. The pact calls for the prolific writer/producer to develop new series projects for the studio, which is also home to Peter Tolan, Ronald D. Moore and Jack Orman. Said deal won't affect his duties on the 20th Century Fox Television-based "Code," which has yet to be renewed for a second season.


DALLAS (TNT) - Brenda Strong ("Desperate Housewives") has been cast in the cable channel's revival of the famed 1980s soap of the same name. She'll play Bobby Ewing's (Patrick Duffy) new wife, Ann, in the hour, which also stars Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Josh Henderson, Julie Gonzalo, Larry Hagman and Linda Gray. Michael M. Robin is directing from a script by Cynthia Cidre for Warner Horizon Television.


RAISING HOPE (FOX) - Gregg Binkley has been upped to series regular for the show's second season. He'll continue on as supermarket manager Barney in the half-hour, which returns with new episodes on April 19. Creator Greg Garcia previously confirmed co-star Cloris Leachman will likewise become a regular on the show's sophomore run.


UNTITLED PETER KNIGHT PROJECT (CBS) - Michael Landes has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, about the employees at a high-powered venture capital firm. He'll play one of them, Andrew ("cocky, frat boy"), in the CBS Television Studios/Sony Pictures Television-based half-hour, which also stars Ben Rappaport, Kevin Corrigan, Larry Wilmore, Michelle Trachtenberg and Tim Peper. Neil Patrick Harris is directing.


WORK IT (ABC) - Beth Lacke ("Happy Hour") has scored a role on the comedy pilot, about two out-of-work car salesmen - Lee (Ben Koldyke) and Angel (Amaury Nolasco) - who decide to dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. She'll play Lee's wife, Connie Standish ("upbeat, quick-witted"), a hardworking nurse. The project also features John Carapulo, Kacie Lynch, Kate Reinders, Kirstin Eggers, Rebecca Mader and Rochelle Aytes. Beth McCathy-Miller is directing the Warner Bros. Television-based half-hour from a script by Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen.






  [april 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BEST FRIENDS FOREVER (NBC)
· BRAVE NEW WORLD (NBC)
· CHICAGO CODE, THE (FOX)
· DALLAS (TNT)
· DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EPISODES (SHOWTIME)
· FAMILY PRACTICE (NBC)
· HAPPY HOUR (FOX)
· HELP WANTED (NBC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· LITTLE BRITAIN USA (HBO)
· LOVELIVES (NBC)
· METRO (NBC)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· MY LIFE AS AN EXPERIMENT (NBC)
· PARTY DOWN (STARZ)
· RAISING HOPE (FOX)
· RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (CBS)
· UNTITLED PETER KNIGHT PILOT (CBS)
· UP ALL NIGHT (NBC)
· WHITNEY (NBC)
· WORK IT (ABC)









[12/18/14 - 02:07 PM]
ABC Family to Air an Exclusive Look at the "Pretty Little Liars" Winter Premiere During "The Hunger Games" on Monday, December 29
The network's flagship series returns Tuesday, January 6 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/18/14 - 01:13 PM]
British TV Star Chronicles Body Transformation in Two-Part TLC Special "Fat and Back" (WT)
Said installments are set for Thursday, January 18 and 25 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/18/14 - 11:01 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Handily Outperforms ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Dec. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of December 8-12.

[12/18/14 - 10:18 AM]
Video: All-New Promo for Season Two of "Salem" Set to Return to WGN America in April
In the spot, Mercy transforms the symbol of her torment at the hands of the town's witches into a signal of the Witch War to come.

[12/18/14 - 10:01 AM]
TBS Wins 2014 as Basic Cable's #1 Entertainment Network with Adults 18-49
Turner spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:40 AM]
USA Network Continues Unprecedented Ratings Streak with 9th Consecutive Year as #1 in Cable in Total Viewers
USA spins the numbers for the year to date.

[12/18/14 - 09:14 AM]
New Five-Part ESPN Series "Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream" Set for January 14
The series will air four consecutive Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN (re-airs on ESPNU) with a fifth and final episode airing in mid-February.

[12/18/14 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV and Ace Hardware Announce Major Partnership for the Network's Innovative New Series, "Framework"
The series will showcase the nation's best emerging furniture designers as they compete for a $100,000 cash prize and the opportunity to launch their furniture nationally.

[12/18/14 - 09:03 AM]
New Season of "Brain Games" Tunes Up Your Brain to Give You the Upper Hand, Starting Jan. 19 at 9 PM
Host Jason Silva will be taking you behind the scenes of mind-blowing hidden camera social experiments that reveal startling truths about your own brain and the brains of people around you.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
Beth Behrs, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Ellen Degeneres, Kat Dennings, Kevin Hart, Hunter Hayes, The Band Perry and More to Attend "People's Choice Awards 2015"
The event, airing Wednesday, January 7, will be hosted by Anna Faris and Allison Janney.

[12/18/14 - 09:01 AM]
"Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" Couples, Fan Favorites and Host Chris Harrison Will Share Their Love With Millions of Viewers on the First-Ever "Bachelor" Float in the 126th Rose Parade(R)
Chris Soules, Trista and Ryan Sutter, Jason and Molly Mesnick, Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried are among those participating.

[12/18/14 - 09:00 AM]
Hulu Announces Exclusive Multi-Year Licensing Agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for FX Networks' Original Series Produced by FX Productions
Said pact includes the studio's upcoming series "Man Seeking Woman," "The Comedians," "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," "Taboo" and "Wayward Pines."

[12/18/14 - 08:44 AM]
"The Sing-Off" Ties for #2 in Its Slot Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, December 17.

[12/18/14 - 08:39 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Wraps Season on Top for CBS
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/18/14 - 08:26 AM]
Alfonso Ribeiro Comes to Cooking Channel in New Year with "Unwrapped 2.0"
The newcomer launches Monday, February 2 at 10:00/9:00c on the network.