[05/23/13 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 23
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!

FULL CIRCLE (DirecTV) - David Boreanaz, Kate Walsh, Tom Felton, Billy Campbell, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson and Robin Weigert have all joined the cast of Neil LaBute's upcoming 10-episode drama, which examines the human condition and relationships through a series of conversations between 11 people whose lives, unbeknownst to them, are intertwined. Each episode of the drama will "take place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character's story lines carrying over into the next." Nick Hamm is directing and executive producing alongside writer LaBute for Momentum Entertainment. (THR.com)

THE KNICK (Cinemax, New!) - Actor Clive Owen ("Hemingway & Gellhorn") and director Steven Soderbergh ("Behind the Candelabra") are in talks to team for a new 10-episode period drama set in 1900 New York about "the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff at Knickerbocker Hospital, who are pushing the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics." Jack Amiel and Michael Begler penned the pilot on spec with Soderbergh directing and executive producing alongside Owen, Gregory Jacobs and Anonymous Content's Michael Sugar. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "CSI: NY" alum Pam Veasey has inked a two-script development deal with Warner Bros.-based Jerry Bruckheimer Television and will serve as a consulting producer on The CW's new drama "The Tomorrow People" (Deadline.com); David Slade has been tapped to helm and executive produce the debut installment of Syfy's Ronald D. Moore-produced drama "Helix" (Deadline.com); "Reign" co-creator Stephanie Sengupta has bowed out of the series to focus on creating a new show on her own (Deadline.com); Adele Lim has inked an overall deal with CBS Television Studios where she'll serve as co-showrunner of fellow CW newcomer "Star-Crossed" (Deadline.com); CCH Pounder will recur on "Sons of Anarchy" as "a San Joaquin County District Attorney who runs head first into the area's violent biker ways" (EW.com); and Russell Simmons has signed a two-year first-look deal with HBO (THR.com).

  [may 2013]  


[11/25/15 - 11:01 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of "Girl Meets World"
Production resumes in Los Angeles in January with season three scheduled to premiere in spring 2016.

[11/25/15 - 11:00 AM]
HBO Confirms Debut Date for Animated Adult Comedy Series "Animals"
The 10-episode series will launch on Friday, February 5 at 11:30/10:30c.

[11/25/15 - 10:35 AM]
American Hero and Fan Favorite Alek Skarlatos to Join "Dancing With The Stars: Live! -- Dance All Night Tour"
Skarlatos made headlines around the world in August 2015 when he and his friends heroically overpowered a man that opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

[11/25/15 - 10:04 AM]
Gwen Stefani and Sia to Perform on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 Telecasts of NBC's Emmy Award-Winning Series "The Voice"
Sia will perform the single "Alive" from her upcoming album "This Is Acting" while Stefani will sing her current single "Used to Love You."

[11/25/15 - 09:01 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls in Front with "Dancing with the Stars" Finale
The Alphabet leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/25/15 - 08:42 AM]
New Debut Date for "Very Semi-Serious: A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists"
The exclusive HBO presentation is now slated to debut Monday, December 14.

[11/25/15 - 08:36 AM]
Week Two of "Chicago Med" Is Up 50% vs. Last Season's Slot Average
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/25/15 - 08:33 AM]
ABC Wins the Final Tuesday of November with a Season-High Performance
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, November 24.

[11/24/15 - 04:45 PM]
Video: First Promo for "Grease: Live" to Air During "Scream Queens" Tonight
Get your first look at the upcoming promo for the much-ballyhooed live event.

[11/24/15 - 02:44 PM]
Michigan State at Ohio State: Highest-Rated Game of Season across All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 02:41 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:40 PM]
The CW Extends "The Flash/Arrow" Crossover by Four Minutes
Lead outs "iZombie" and "Supernatural" will air in their entirety following said event.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.