or


[05/13/11 - 10:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 13
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!


CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM/ENTOURAGE (HBO) - Broadcasting & Cable reports Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has pulled the syndicated broadcasts of both series, citing low ratings. Said late-night runs, which were sold on an all-barter basis, had been averaging a 0.6 live plus same day household rating. Each however continues in off-cable: the former on TV Guide Channel, the latter on Spike TV.


EXIT STRATEGY (FOX) - Ken Olin ("Brothers & Sisters") has reportedly been brought aboard the drama pilot to retool the project for a potential midseason commitment. The 20th Century Fox Television-based hour, about a team of CIA agents who are sent in to fix operations gone bad, comes from creator David Guggenheim, director Antoine Fuqua and fellow executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.


GOOD CHRISTIAN BELLES (ABC) - Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts ("Off the Map") have been tapped to run the newcomer, about Amanda Vaughn (Leslie Bibb), a widowed mother of two who - to get a fresh start - moves back to the affluent Dallas neighborhood where she grew up. Aaron Kaplan, Darren Star, director Alan Poul and writer Robert Harling executive produced the ABC Studios-based pilot, which is based on Kim Gatlin's book "Good Christian Bitches."


TREME (HBO) - The pay channel is moving forward with a third season of David Simon/Eric Overmyer-produced drama. Said pickup comes despite a significant ratings dip for its sophomore season: through three episodes the series is averaging just 561,000 viewers (and a 0.2 rating among adults 18-49), down from 904,000 viewers (and a 0.3 rating in the demo) over the same stretch a year ago. It's not clear how many installments were ordered.


THE WIZARD OF LIES (HBO, New!) - Oscar-winner Robert De Niro is reportedly in talks to star in a docudrama about convicted swindler Bernie Madoff. The project is based on Diane Henriques's recently published book of the same name, subtitled "Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust." De Niro himself is no stranger to Ponzi-esque schemes: former New York City art dealer Lawrence Salander pled guilty to 29 felony counts of grand larceny last year, having bilked $88 million from various high-profile clients, including the actor. No auspices were given for the HBO project.






  [may 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ENTOURAGE (HBO)
· EXIT STRATEGY (FOX)
· GCB (ABC)
· OFF THE MAP (ABC)
· TREME (HBO)
· WIZARD OF LIES, THE (HBO)









[11/21/14 - 09:02 AM]
FX and FXX Set January Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series
"Justified," "The Americans," "Archer," "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" and newcomer "Man Seeking Woman" are all due in January.

[11/21/14 - 08:43 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Demos with Fall Finales
"Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" power the Alphabet in front last night.

[11/21/14 - 07:03 AM]
Bravo Media Greenlights Season Two of "Untying the Knot" with Celebrity Attorney and Mediator Vikki Ziegler
The series follows Ziegler as she travels the country using her particular brand of honest, empathetic, and to-the-point communication to help couples "divorce with dignity."

[11/20/14 - 05:25 PM]
FOX Announces Additional Winter Premiere Dates, Including "Glee's" Final 13-Episode Season
Also on tap are newcomers "World's Funniest Fails," "Backstrom," "The Last Man on Earth" and "Weird Loners."

[11/20/14 - 12:47 PM]
In Honor of World AIDS Day, Showtime(R) to Present "The Last One"
The documentary chronicles the history of The NAMES Project Foundation's AIDS Memorial Quilt.

[11/20/14 - 12:29 PM]
AMC Announces Two-Night Premiere Television Event to Launch New Drama Series "Better Call Saul"
"Saul" will debut on Sunday, February 8 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT with its second episode airing the next day, Monday, February 9 at 10:00 p.m.

[11/20/14 - 12:15 PM]
"Museum Men" - H2(TM) Premieres Brand New Series Saturday, November 29 at 10pm ET
In the series, viewers will follow highly skilled craftsmen as they use their expertise to meticulously rebuild history in museums across the nation.

[11/20/14 - 12:09 PM]
"Worst Cooks in America" Back for Sixth Season of Culinary Boot Camp with Returning Chef Anne Burrell Competing for the First Time Against Chef Tyler Florence
The latest seven-episode series premieres Sunday, January 4 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
Disney-ABC Television Group and Kohl's(R) Offer the "AMAS Backstage Live" on the Watch ABC App for Desktop and Mobile Devices
The "AMAs Backstage Live" on Watch ABC is designed to be the ultimate complement to the live telecast of the "2014 American Music Awards(R)".

[11/20/14 - 11:32 AM]
Jeff Fager Announces His Decision to Return to Role As Executive Producer of "60 Minutes" Full-Time and to Step Down from Post as Chairman of CBS News
At the same time, CBS announced that Fager has extended his term as Executive Producer of "60 Minutes" to early 2019.

[11/20/14 - 11:27 AM]
"The Tonight Show" Continues Dominance Against ABC, CBS Timeslot Competition for Week of Nov. 10-14
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of November 10-14.

[11/20/14 - 11:13 AM]
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea to Perform "Booty" at the 2014 American Music Awards(R)
They join 5 Seconds of Summer, Mary J. Blige, Garth Brooks, Charli XCX, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, Imagine Dragons, Jessie J, Lil Wayne, Lorde, Magic!, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Sam Smith, and the evening's host, Pitbull.

[11/20/14 - 11:07 AM]
Eighth Annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research Begins December 3
Last year, Jimmy V Week raised a record $1.8 million, bringing the seven-year total of contributions to more than $8.2 million.

[11/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel to Air 36 Hours of Live Coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in January 2015
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and continuing through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[11/20/14 - 11:00 AM]
TBS's "Cougar Town" Celebrates 100th Episode
Co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence led a toast with cast members, including Courteney Cox, Busy Philipps, Dan Byrd, Christa Miller, Josh Hopkins and Ian Gomez.