[10/06/11 - 11:04 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 6
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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CASSANDRA FRENCH'S FINISHING SCHOOL FOR BOYS (MTV, New!) - Eric Garcia ("Matchstick Men") is looking to bring his "Heathers"-esque novel to the small screen. Said drama will revolve around "a 22-year-old overachiever who gets her dream job as a lawyer for a Hollywood studio but can't find a guy ready for a real, mature relationship who decides to lock a guy up in her basement in order to train him to become the perfect gentleman." Actor/producer Krysten Ritter ("Apartment 23") is executive producing the hour alongside Garcia. (Deadline.com)

GATEWAY (TNT) - Keith Carradine ("Dexter") is the latest addition to the pilot, a period drama about "three brothers who step in to save their town when their sheriff father is murdered, pitting them against a corrupt cattle baron determined to make the town his own." He'll play Frank Saar, "a tired homesteader, worn down by the hardships of the West, who is thrust into the role of a father figure to the late sheriff's three sons." He joins the previously cast Cam Gigandet in the Warner Horizon Television-based hour, which Danny Cannon is directing from a script by Bruce C. McKenna. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED CALLIE KHOURI/RJ CUTLER PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Oscar-winner Callie Khouri ("Thelma & Louise") and Emmy-winner R.J. Cutler ("American High") are set to team for a potential primetime soap at the Alphabet "set in Nashville against the backdrop of the country music world." Lionsgate Television is behind the hour, which has a penalty attached. Cutler is attached to direct from a script by Khouri with the pair executive producing alongside Gaylord Entertainment's Steve Buchanan. (Deadline.com)

WAYWARD BOUND (USA, New!) - Richard Murphy ("Confessions of a Contractor") has booked a new drama at the cable channel about "employees at a boutique travel company struggling to navigate life while guiding their clients through the concrete jungle that is Los Angeles." Sony Pictures Television is behind the hour with Deborah Spera and Maria Grasso executive producing alongside Murphy. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - MTV may order a second season of "The Electric Barbarellas," which tracks the all-girl electronic pop band trying to make it in Hollywood (Deadline.com); production on season two of Syfy's "Face Off" has been shut down while producer Gemini 3 works out a contract with IATSE (Deadline.com); Amber Benson will visit fellow "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" alum Sarah Michelle Gellar on "Ringer" as another stripper-turned-informant for Nestor Carbonell's Victor Machado (TVGuide.com); Chris Elliott, Wayne Brady, Frances Conroy and Bill Fagerbakke are all slated to return for "How I Met Your Mother's" October 24 episode (EW.com); plus "White Collar's" Tim DeKay will turn up on "Chuck" as Sarah's (Yvonne Strahovski) former CIA handler (EW.com).

  [october 2011]  


[10/26/16 - 03:23 PM]
Lifetime Partners with "The View" for Primetime Event Program, "The View Live Election Special"
The special will feature "The View's" co-hosts from their set with a live studio audience, election-themed Hot Topics, interactive election activities and up-to-the-minute results from key battleground states.

[10/26/16 - 02:01 PM]
Freeform Says Farewell to "Pretty Little Liars" with an Exclusive One-Hour Tell-All Following the Series Finale
Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse, as well as executive producer I. Marlene King, will sit down for an hour long unbarred and uncensored tell-all after show.

[10/26/16 - 01:31 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Poster and New "Presidential" Teaser for Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Special
On election night, Colbert will be reacting in real-time to the election results as the state by state returns come in, making it the perfect election night destination for people who want to see all the latest news, without actually having to watch the news.

[10/26/16 - 12:45 PM]
New Comedy "The Mick," Starring Kaitlin Olson, to Premiere Sunday, January 1, After NFL Doubleheader, on FOX
The series will then regularly air Tuesday nights following "New Girl."

[10/26/16 - 11:42 AM]
Samantha Bee Interviews Her First Male President, Barack Obama
Said installment of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" airs Monday, October 31 at 10:30/9:30c on TBS.

[10/26/16 - 11:00 AM]
Starz Adds Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi, Nicholas Pinnock and Sara Serraiocco to Spy Thriller "Counterpart"
The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist also stars Oscar(R) winner J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams and Harry Lloyd.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
Weinstein Television's Epic Scripted Event Series "Waco," Lands on Spike TV
Previously announced in August, the six-part event series is based on the harrowing true story of the 1993 FBI siege of a religious sect in Waco, Texas that resulted in the deadly shoot out and fire.

[10/26/16 - 10:32 AM]
"Broad City" Original Series Soundtrack Available Friday, October 28 via Milan Records in Association with Comedy Central Records
The album artwork and packaging is designed by artist Mike Perry, who is also the creator of the animated show opener for "Broad City," and features an insert with spliff-rolling instructions.

[10/26/16 - 10:23 AM]
The CW Gets Into the Spirit with Its Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
New this holiday season, The CW will broadcast an original holiday special, "Terry Crews Saves Christmas," for five hour-long episodes across four consecutive nights, starting Tuesday, December 20.

[10/26/16 - 10:09 AM]
WGN America's Hit Supernatural Thriller "Salem" Returns Halloween Week Wednesday, November 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
In advance of the premiere, the network released a riveting new trailer featuring a gruesome twist on "Cats Cradle."

[10/26/16 - 09:26 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: World Series Opens on Top for FOX
The network's coverage is up more than 17% among adults 18-49 from last year.

[10/26/16 - 09:01 AM]
Disney Begins Production on New "Muppet Babies" Series, Slated to Debut in Early 2018
Geared towards kids 4-7, each episode will feature two 11-minute stories that follow the Muppet Babies on various adventures as they let their imaginations take them to the farthest corners of the universe.

[10/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Esquire Network Teams Up with Nick Offerman and the Movember Foundation to Throw a "'Stache Bash" to Raise Awareness of Men's Health
Take a look at Nick chatting about moustaches and tune in to the marathon to see the best of the beards and flavor savers.

[10/26/16 - 08:56 AM]
Travel Channel Says Week of December 25 Is the Perfect Time for a "Chill-cation"
Travel Channel's favorite experts and explorers - Josh Gates, Jack Maxwell, Anthony Melchiorri, Don Wildman, Andrew Zimmern and Zak Bagans - will lead ultimate chilly escapes with ice-themed episodes of the network's most popular series.

[10/26/16 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Brings You "Home for the Holidays" with Series and Specials from Thanksgiving Through the New Year
Highlights include new seasons of "The Great Christmas Light Fight" and the re-monikered "The Great American Baking Show."