or


[01/25/12 - 11:02 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, January 25
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!


BANSHEE (Cinemax) - The drama, from executive producer Alan Ball, has received a 10-episode order from the pay channel. Said hour centers around "an ex-convict and master thief who assumes the identity of the sheriff of Banshee, PA, where he continues his criminal activities even as he's being hunted by the shadowy gangsters he had betrayed years earlier." Jonathan Tropper and David Schickler created the series and will executive produce alongside Ball, Peter Macdissi and Greg Yaitanes, who's attached to direct the pilot. Production is set to begin this spring on location in and around Charlotte, North Carolina for a 2013 premiere. (Deadline.com)


WHITE VAN MAN (ABC) - The Alphabet has given a cast-contingent pilot order to the comedy, about "a man who is forced to put his dreams on hold in order to take over the family handyman business from his father." The single-camera project comes from ITV Studios and the ABC Studios-based Mark Gordon Co. with Gordon, Bobby Bowman and Paul Buccieri executive producing. Adrian Poynton created the original U.K. series, which bowed on BBC Three last year. (Variety.com)


THE WIDOW DETECTIVE (A.K.A. UNTITLED DAVID HUBBARD PROJECT) (CBS) - David Hubbard's drama, about "a decorated police detective who becomes a surrogate husband, lover and father to the families of three partners he's lost in the line of duty," has snagged a pilot order from the Eye. CBS Television Studios and Carol Mendelsohn Productions are behind the hour, which Hubbard and Mendelsohn are executive producing alongside Julie Weitz. (Variety.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Rainn Wilson's Dwight Schrute is being eyed for a potential spin-off of "The Office" set the Schrute family beet farm and bed & breakfast, to be created by Wilson and Paul Lieberstein (Deadline.com); Mexican actors Martha Higareda and Adan Canto have inked talent holding deals with FOX (Deadline.com); Colin Hanks will guest on "Happy Endings" as himself, a new celebrity friend of Zachary Knighton's Dave (EW.com); Morena Baccarin is bound for episode 17 of "The Good Wife" as a high-powered executive who gets entangled with Dylan Baker's returning weirdo Colin Sweeney (EW.com); Margaret Colin will stop by "Blue Bloods" as "a high profile investigative reporter for an international cable news network" who becomes involved with Tom Selleck's Frank (TVLine.com); newcomer Lindsey R. Garrett will appear in a flashback episode "The Vampire Diaries" as "one of the town's founding family members who interacts with both Salvatore brothers" (EOnline.com); Sebastian Stan has booked a role on ABC's "Once Upon a Time," due in late March or early April (TVGuide.com); and Azura Skye will guest on "Grimm" as "a kind, mild-mannered bed and breakfast owner who also happens to be a Seltenvogel, an extremely rare bird-like creature" (TVGuide.com).






  [january 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BANSHEE (CINEMAX)
· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAMILY TOOLS (ABC)
· FARM, THE (NBC)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HAPPY ENDINGS (ABC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE (CW)
· WIDOW DETECTIVE, THE (CBS)





[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.

[10/19/17 - 12:03 PM]
American Heroes Channel and Time Inc.'s People(R) Present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award to Combat Wounded Coalition Founder Lt. Jason Redman
A television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, "9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy" will also highlight three Red Bandanna Heroes when it premieres on AHC on Saturday, October 28.

[10/19/17 - 11:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Launch of "Countdown to Christmas" Fantasy Game
Viewers who play the game will have the opportunity to take their enthusiasm for their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies and play for the top prize of $20,000.

[10/19/17 - 11:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominees Robert and Michelle King to Executive Produce "Your Honor" for Showtime(R)
The project is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society.

[10/19/17 - 10:56 AM]
Investigation Discovery (ID), America's #1 True Crime Network, Kicks Off Its Scripted Strand with World Premieres of "Dating Game Killer" and "Final Vision"
Guillermo Diaz and Carrie Preston star in the former while Scott Foley and Dave Annable lead the latter.

[10/19/17 - 10:34 AM]
WGN America Sets "Bellevue" Premiere Date for Tuesday January 23, 2018
The eight-episode, one-hour series stars Academy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Anna Paquin as Detective Annie Ryder, Shawn Doyle as Police Chief Peter Welland and Allen Leech as Eddie Roe.

[10/19/17 - 10:00 AM]
"Better Things" Renewed for Third Season - Peabody-Winning Comedy Series Returns to FX in 2018
"'Better Things' success is testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon as a writer, director and actor," said Eric Schrier.

[10/19/17 - 09:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" Finds Ratings Gold with Season 8 Premiere
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, October 13.

[10/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Netflix's "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond"
The film is director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.

[10/19/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off the Demo Competition
The network's flagship drama is down week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[10/19/17 - 08:06 AM]
HGTV Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Return for Season Five of "Fixer Upper" on Tuesday, November 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In May 2018, Joanna and Chip also will star in a new spin-off series, "Fixer Upper: Behind the Design."

[10/19/17 - 07:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for "Marvel's The Punisher" and Reveals Launch Date
The Jon Bernthal-led drama will roll out Friday, November 17 on the streaming service.