or


[09/02/11 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Friday, September 2
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!


COMMUNITY (NBC) - Current "Fast and the Furious" franchise steward Justin Lin has inked a first-look deal with producer Sony Pictures Television. The pact gives the studio first crack at the director's development offerings as well as calls for him to direct a pilot during the upcoming development cycle. Lin has helmed three episodes of the Peacock series, who also comes from Sony. (Deadline.com)


THE CORRECTIONS (HBO, New!) - Jonathan Franzen's bestselling novel, about "a Midwestern clan whose children have moved to the East Coast to begin a life of their own," is being developed as a drama at the pay channel. Noah Baumbach and Scott Rudin are spearheading the adaptation with Baumbach co-writing the script alongside Franzen. Rudin then will executive produce alongside the duo. (NYMag.com, Variety.com)


MODERN LOVE (Lifetime) - Cara Buono, Ally Sheedy and Samantha Futerman have all joined the cast of the drama pilot, about newspaper science editor Simon McElvane (Eric Stoltz) as he faces a deteriorating marriage, the ramifications of potentially starting over and balancing his relationship with his adopted 15-year-old daughter. Futerman will play said daughter with Buono as "the ambitious Styles Editor at Simon's paper who is torn between her career and her family" and Sheedy as "the paper's ballsy and no-nonsense Assistant Managing Editor." Likewise landing roles are Alice Ripley as Simon's wife and Charlie Semine as a NYC fireman. Alan Poul is directing from a script by Jenny Bicks for BermanBraun and Sony Pictures Television. (Deadline.com)


MUSKETEERS 3.0 (The CW, New!) - Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson have booked a potential drama at the netlet about "three outstanding but out-of-control New York detectives who meet their match when a sexy, young rookie is assigned to their team." Fontana penned the hour, which he'll executive produce alongside his The Levinson/Fontana Co. partner Levinson. Warner Bros. Television is producing. (Deadline.com)


STORAGE WARS: DALLAS (A&E) - The cable channel has pushed the premiere of the "Storage Wars" spin-off by at least one week. A&E will instead air the franchise's one-hour "Unlocked: Sell High" special - a follow up to this week's "Unlocked: Buy Low" - on Wednesday, September 14 at 10:30/9:30c.


UNTITLED JOSH BERMAN/ROB WRIGHT PROJECT (FOX, New!) - Josh Berman and Rob Wright have booked a potential drama at the network about "a female doctor working for the mob." Said hour comes from Sony Pictures Television with Michael Dinner executive producing alongside the duo. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Erin Cummings has landed a three-episode arc on ABC's "Pan Am" as an airline executive's brassy, quirky fun mistress (EW.com); Katie Leclerc will turn up on "The Big Bang Theory's" fourth episode back as a deaf friend of Penny's who hits it off with Raj (EW.com); Chrishell Stause is bound for "Body of Proof" as a party planner whose boyfriend is the victim of a murder in the show's sixth episode (TVLine.com); Katie Cassidy will guest on FOX's "New Girl" as a love interest for Max Greenfield's Schmidt (EOnline.com); plus David Cross will turn up on "Modern Family" as a city councilman who goes toe-to-toe with Julie Bowen's Claire (THR.com).






  [september 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BODY OF PROOF (ABC)
· COMMUNITY (YAHOO)
· CORRECTIONS, THE (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MOB DOCTOR, THE (FOX)
· MODERN FAMILY (ABC)
· MODERN LOVE (LIFETIME)
· MUSKETEERS 3.0 (CW)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· PAN AM (ABC)
· STORAGE WARS (A AND E)
· STORAGE WARS: TEXAS (A AND E)





[02/08/16 - 10:28 AM]
ZZ Top Frontman Billy Gibbons to Star in New Discovery Pilot "Rockin' Roadsters"
Said installment premieres Monday, February 29 at 10:00/9:00c.

[02/08/16 - 10:19 AM]
New Series "VH1 Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn" Premieres Wednesday, March 16th at 9PM ET/PT
The series features five families at a crossroads in their relationship as they undergo three weeks of intensive family therapy.

[02/08/16 - 10:13 AM]
"Mavis!," The First Feature Documentary About Legendary Soul and Gospel Singer Mavis Staples, Debuts Feb. 29, Exclusively on HBO
Jessica Edwards directs the first feature documentary about this enduring performer.

[02/08/16 - 10:08 AM]
Idina Menzel to Perform on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60"
Menzel will perform in Disney California Adventure Park against the backdrop of "World of Color," the one-of-a-kind nighttime extravaganza.

[02/08/16 - 10:00 AM]
Syfy Renews Original Drama Series "The Magicians" for Second Season
During its first three episodes, "The Magicians" averaged 1.7 million viewers, 853K Adults 18-49 and 910K Adults 25-54 (based on L3 data).

[02/08/16 - 09:36 AM]
America's Favorite Family Returns to A&E with a Star-Studded New Season of "Wahlburgers" and a New Season of the Hit Reality Series "Donnie Loves Jenny"
Said offerings roll out on Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 16, respectively.

[02/08/16 - 08:41 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Returns Later This Year
Teresa Giudice, Melissa Gorga and Jaqueline Laurita are among the returning cast members.

[02/08/16 - 08:40 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Super Bowl L" Delivers Huge for CBS
The Eye's coverage averages over 93.6 million viewers across the night.

[02/08/16 - 08:27 AM]
NBC Ranks #2 for the Night Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49 and Total
NBC spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/08/16 - 07:14 AM]
Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of NickSports Reality Competition Series "Soccer Superstar"
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts returns as host, along with an acclaimed panel of judges including National Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa, two-time Olympic gold medalist Angela Hucles and youth development expert Dan Metcalfe.

[02/08/16 - 07:04 AM]
Golf Channel Films' "'86" to Chronicle Jack Nicklaus' Record 18th Major Victory at the 1986 Masters
Highlighted by a final-round 65 and a 6-under-par 30 on the final nine holes, Nicklaus became the oldest winner of the Masters at age 46 and the second-oldest winner of any major championship in history.

[02/08/16 - 06:18 AM]
Discovery Channel Premieres All New Series "Trailblazers" on Wednesday, March 30 at 10PM
Each hour-long episode will follow three elite survivalists as they lead separate teams of scientists through some of the most dangerous regions of the world in the search for clues and discoveries that could lead to scientific breakthroughs.

[02/08/16 - 06:16 AM]
CBS's Coverage of Super Bowl 50 Scores Second-Highest Overnight Rating in History
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, February 7.

[02/08/16 - 03:18 AM]
Reelz to Air Movieguide(R) 24th Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala
The 24th Annual Faith & Value Awards recognize the best family-friendly movies and TV shows of 2015.

[02/07/16 - 06:53 PM]
Video: CBS Debuts Humorous "CBS All Access" Commercial During "Super Bowl 50"
The 30-second commercial was directed by famed producer/writer/director Peter Farrelly.