or


[12/06/11 - 10:53 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, December 6
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!


DEFIANCE (Syfy) - Feature helmer Scott Charles Stewart ("Priest") has been tapped to direct the upcoming alien invasion drama, which will run concurrently with the massively multiplayer online game of the same name from Trion Worlds. Rockne S. O'Bannon is spearheading the project, which is set up at Universal Cable Productions. No other details were given. (Deadline.com)


GAJILLIONAIRES (Comedy Central, New!) - Yoni Brenner ("Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs") has booked a potential animated comedy at the cable channel about "the uber-wealthy Benjamin and George Krabbe and their misadventures in the world of big business." Bento Box's Joel Kuwahara, Scott Greenberg and Mark McJimsey will executive produce alongside Brenner and Principato/Young Entertainment's Peter Principato, Paul Young and Tucker Voorhees. (THR.com)


GRUBSTEIN & GRUBSTEIN (Comedy Central, New!) - Arthur Jones and Karl Ackerman have set up a new animated comedy at the network about "two twenty-something brothers who inherit a Brooklyn brownstone filled with oddball tenants." They'll write the half-hour and serve as co-executive producers. (THR.com)


THE LIFE & TIMES OF VIVIENNE VYLE (ABC, New!) - Bill Martin and Mike Schiff ("Hank") are looking to import the Jennifer Saunders-led U.K. comedy, about "the quartet of a female talkshow host, her husband, the show's producer, and a psychologist hired to make the trains run on time." They'll write and executive produce the ABC Studios-based half-hour alongside Borderline Amazing Productions' Chelsea Handler and Tom Brunelle as well as BBC Worldwide Productions' Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner. Saunders herself will also serve as a consultant. (Deadline.com)


RABBIT HOLE (Comedy Central, New!) - Jamie Denbo and Kerri Kenney-Silver are set to team for a new mockumentary-style comedy at the network about "the residents and customers at a low-rent legal brothel in Winnemucca, Nevada called Dame Delilah's Rabbit Hole Ranch." The latter is also on board to play Dame Delilah, the madam of the house. Denbo and Kenney-Silver then will presumably executive produce. (Deadline.com)


UPSTATE (Comedy Central, New!) - Jon Gabrus and Justin Tyler are set to write and star in a potential comedy at the cable channel about "two guys who return to the summer town of their youth and live like they are sixteen again, complete with bonfires, jet-ski races and stealing Uncle Gary's pot." The duo will likewise serve as co-executive producers. (THR.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Billy Burke's slippery legal eagle Philip Stroh will return for the final two episodes of TNT's "The Closer" (TVLine.com); Brandy Norwood will recur on the upcoming season of BET's "The Game" as Chardonnay, "a sassy bartender who will become a love interest for Coby Bell's Jason," with PJ Byrne, Gabrielle Dennis, Shawn Marion, Estelle, Selita Ebanks, DeRay Davis, Nene Leakes, Rockmond Dunbar and Loretta Devine also set to guest star (THR.com); Kathy Griffin will stop by NBC's "Whitney" as a co-worker of Rhea Seehorn's Roxanne (TVGuide.com); plus Robin Givens has been tapped as a longtime rival of Dallas (Cheryl Hines) from her sorority days on ABC's "Suburgatory" (EW.com).






  [december 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· DEFIANCE (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GAJILLIONAIRES (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· GAME, THE (BET)
· GRUBSTEIN & GRUBSTEIN (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· HANK (ABC)
· LIFE & TIMES OF VIVIENNE VYLE, THE (SUNDANCE)
· LIFE & TIMES OF VIVIENNE VYLE, THE (ABC)
· RABBIT HOLE (IFC)
· SUBURGATORY (ABC)
· UPSTATE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· WHITNEY (NBC)









[05/28/15 - 03:00 PM]
ABC Family Casts Jon Cor as Hodge Starkweather for Its Saga Series "Shadowhunters"
Hodge Starkweather is the weapons trainer at the Shadowhunters New York Institute and a former Circle member.

[05/28/15 - 12:31 PM]
Keke Palmer Will Join the Pink Ladies in "Grease: Live" on FOX
In addition, Broadway writers Robert Cary ("Anything but Love," "Ira & Abby") and Jonathan Tolins ("Buyer & Cellar," "The Last Sunday in June") will write the live television adaptation.

[05/28/15 - 12:04 PM]
Crown Media Family Networks & Best Friends Animal Society Commemorate June's Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month on Hallmark Channel's Daytime Lifestyle Program, "Home & Family"
Happy the Cat, a rescue himself and official feline ambassador to Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, will be the face of the month-long stunt and will make a special appearance on "Home & Family."

[05/28/15 - 11:07 AM]
Bakers Battle to Rise to the Top on Food Network's "Cake Wars"
Jonathan Bennett hosts this grueling competition, as the decorated bakers aim to impress master pastry chefs Ron Ben-Israel and Waylynn Lucas, as well as episodic guest judges.

[05/28/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC's "Hell on Wheels" Season 5 to Premiere Saturday, July 18 at 9:00PM ET/PT
Seven new episodes will air this summer, with the final seven episodes of the series following in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:54 AM]
Electus International Signs Multiple Finished Tape Deals for ITV's "Bear Grylls: Mission Survive"
The six episode series, which premiered in the UK in February 2015, is produced by Bear Grylls Ventures, Electus, and betty.

[05/28/15 - 10:52 AM]
The Final Countdown to FIFA Women's World Cup 2015(TM) Has Begun
The campaign marks the crescendo of an unprecedented, company-wide multi-platform marketing initiative that began in 2014.

[05/28/15 - 10:51 AM]
NBC Announces Casting Call for Dorothy in Holiday Production of "The Wiz Live!"
Casting directors will be looking for a young African-American woman between 18-27 years old.

[05/28/15 - 10:45 AM]
"Unraveled" and "I'd Kill for You" Are Back - Hit Peacock Productions Series Return to Investigation Discovery
Both series are set to premiere in 2016.

[05/28/15 - 10:19 AM]
The Return of WE tv's "Braxton Family Values" Delivers 1.8 Million Total Viewers and a Series High Among Adults and Women 25-54
WE tv further spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/28/15 - 10:06 AM]
"The Big Bang Theory" Goes Stratospheric for STEM Scholars
In the first-ever university scholarship at UCLA created by and named for a television series, "The Big Bang Theory" and the Chuck Lorre Family Foundation have established The Big Bang Theory Scholarship Endowment.

[05/28/15 - 10:05 AM]
"Lauren Lake's Paternity Court" Begins Third Season of Production in Atlanta
"With the series receiving ratings highs this season, I'm ecstatic to be returning to Atlanta for our third season to help people resolve their legal paternity issues," said Lauren Lake.

[05/28/15 - 09:31 AM]
Spike TV's "Catch a Contractor" Returns for a Third Season of Exposing Crooked Contractors on Sunday, June 21 at 10PM ET/PT
This season not only sets out to aid 10 new families in grim living circumstances, but also gives viewers a never-before-seen glimpse behind the scenes of the tense sting operations and the meticulous coordination needed to nab these deceitful conmen.

[05/28/15 - 09:23 AM]
Oxygen Media Launches New Online Destination "Very Real" as a One-Stop Shop for Millennial Women
"Very Real" will be home to digital content including shareable videos, in-depth features, blogs, quizzes, listicles and more.

[05/28/15 - 09:22 AM]
Video: Comedy Central Sets Premiere Date for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"
Trevor Noah starts his new job on Monday, September 28.