or


[08/17/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 17
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!


THE ASSET (FOX, New!) - Josh Friedman ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles") has snagged a put pilot order from the network for a new drama "set in the New York office of the CIA, which centers on a female agent." 20th Century Fox Television, where Friedman's overall deal is based, is behind the project. (Deadline.com)


BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (The CW, New!) - Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain ("The Vampire Diaries") have booked a potential drama at the netlet billed as "a young, salacious soap dealing with sexual politics and intrigue set against the backdrop of the beauty industry at a cosmetics company." Warner Bros. Television is behind the project, which the duo will write and executive produce. (Deadline.com)


CRAVE (Food Network) - The Troy Johnson-hosted series, previously set to roll out on Monday, June 20, will now launch on Monday, August 29 at 8:30/7:30c. Here's how the channel details the half-hour: "Hosted by food critic and journalist Troy Johnson, Crave takes viewers on a cross-country journey for the most perfect versions of the foods he craves. Enthralled by the culinary wonders surrounding him, Troy will travel anywhere and try anything in pursuit of his obsession. Whether it's pizza and pork or fried chicken and ice cream, Troy is on a quest to discover foods that make his mouth water while taking viewers on his nation-wide expedition to indulge in his food fascinations."


HAUNTED HIGH (Syfy, New!) - Danny Trejo, M.C. Gainey, Charisma Carpenter, Marc Donato and relative newcomer Jonathan Baron are set to star in a new original movie at the network about "a New England private school that is visited by a demonic dead headmaster." Gainey will play said headmaster with Baron as his heroic grandson, Donato as the school's bad boy, Carpenter as the sexy librarian and Trejo as the janitor who is secretly the kick-but guardian of the school. Jeffrey Lando is directing from a script by Paul A. Birkett and Anthony C. Ferrante with Kenneth Badish and Daniel Lewis serving as executive producers and Griff Furst producing. Production is underway in New Orleans. (THR.com)


SWEET GENIUS (Food Network, New!) - The cable channel will roll out its latest competition series on Thursday, September 22 at 10:00/9:00c. Here's how they detail the project: "Sweet Genius is a sugar-packed competition series that challenges America's premiere pastry chefs to create magical and inventive desserts given inspiration, surprise ingredients and a finite amount of time. The chefs must compete in three unique pastry challenges judge by Ron Ben-Israel - the Sweet Genius himself - who will critique their work and determine who will receive the $10,000 cash prize."


UNTITLED RAND RAVICH PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Rand Ravich ("Life") has received a put pilot commitment for a potential drama about "the lives of Navy SEALs and their families." Said effort is set up at Warner Bros Television-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television with Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Ravich's producing partner Far Shariat serving as executive producers and KristieAnne Reed as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Goran Visnjic ("ER") has booked a four-episode arc on ABC's "Pan Am" as "a sexy Yugoslavian immigrant torn between his communist Eastern Bloc homeland and the potential freedoms and opportunities of the West" (EW.com); plus "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" alums Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters will reunite on "Supernatural" in an episode billed as "'Bewitched' gone wrong" (TVLine.com).






  [august 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ANGEL (WB)
· ASSET, THE (FOX)
· BEAUTIFUL GIRLS (CW)
· BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (UPN)
· CRAVE (FOOD)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ER (NBC)
· HAUNTED HIGH (SYFY)
· LIFE (NBC)
· PAN AM (ABC)
· SUPERNATURAL (CW)
· SWEET GENIUS (FOOD)
· TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES (FOX)
· UNTITLED RAND RAVICH PROJECT (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)









[07/01/15 - 12:45 PM]
"Suits" Continues to Set the Bar High as USA Network Renews the Hit Original Drama for a Sixth Season
"'Suits' has set the bar high in every way and continues to be a strong performer and marquee property for USA," said Chris McCumber.

[07/01/15 - 12:27 PM]
DIY Network's "Building Belushi" Premieres on July 11 at 10 P.M. ET/PT
The six-episode series follows Jim and his team of experts as they build a riverfront retreat cabin outside of Medford in Southern Oregon.

[07/01/15 - 11:38 AM]
Investigation Discovery's "Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends" Airs This Friday at 9/8c
The epic chase for prison escapees David Sweat and Richard Matt is over, however many questions still remain in this investigation.

[07/01/15 - 11:04 AM]
Video: A Special Announcement from "Review's" Forrest MacNeil
The Andy Daly-led comedy kicks off its second season on Thursday, July 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/01/15 - 11:02 AM]
Teen Beach Craze Swells as 7.5 Million Viewers Tune in for the Premiere of "Teen Beach 2" on Disney Channel
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, June 26.

[07/01/15 - 10:35 AM]
A Panel of Celebrities Work Together "To Tell the Truth" on ABC's New Comedic Variety Show
The all new version will take the excitement to another level featuring fun characters from pop culture over the six-episode series.

[07/01/15 - 10:22 AM]
E! Picks Up Hit Series "Botched" for Season Three to Air in 2016
"Botched's" second season mid-season finale airs July 12 at 9:00/8:00c, and the series will return this fall with eight episodes that will conclude season two.

[07/01/15 - 10:16 AM]
Spike Presents an Inside Look at the Life and Career of the Unforgettable and Widely Celebrated Comedic Performer, Chris Farley
"I Am Chris Farley" features interviews with Christina Applegate, Tom Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Bo Derek, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Mike Myers, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade and more!

[07/01/15 - 10:09 AM]
E! and Esquire Network Deliver Significant Ratings Growth in Second Quarter
E! and Esquire Network spin the numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/01/15 - 09:52 AM]
"Zoo" Premieres as the Summer's Most-Watched New Scripted Series
CBS spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 09:23 AM]
Academy(R) Award Nominee and Emmy(R) Award Winner Laurence Fishburne to Star as Alex Haley in "Roots"
Fishburne will play Haley, the author of the novel "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," an American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte.

[07/01/15 - 09:01 AM]
International Music Sensation Little Mix to Perform New Single "Black Magic" on "Teen Choice 2015" Live Sunday, August 16, on FOX
In addition, Jack Black, Sarah Hyland, Bethany Mota, Tyler Oakley, Gregg Sulkin, Bella Thorne and R5 are among the Choice Stars scheduled to appear.

[07/01/15 - 08:52 AM]
"I Can Do That" Is Up for a Second Straight Week to Its High Since June 9
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 30.

[07/01/15 - 08:41 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: Women's World Cup Sparks Demo Victory for FOX
The network edges out NBC for the top spot among adults 18-49.

[07/01/15 - 08:04 AM]
Pawfully Exciting News: Betty White to Host Discovery Family Channel's "Pawgust"
"Pawgust" will also feature the highly anticipated world premiere of Discovery Family's original series "From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni."