or


[05/05/14 - 11:11 PM]
Development Update: Monday, May 5 - Odds & Ends
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!


COCKED (Amazon; W: Sam Shaw & Samuel Baum; D: TBA) - Dreama Walker ("Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23") is set to star opposite Sam Trammell in the drama pilot, about Richard Paxson (Trammell), an estranged son who must return to work with his father Wade and brother at his family's gun manufacturing company after a corporate rival, run by their uncle, moves to take them over. She'll play Wade's illegitimate daughter Tabby, "who now works in marketing for the Paxson Firearms company and butts heads with Richard." (Deadline.com)


SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (Showtime, New!) - Spike Lee is looking to bring his debut 1985 feature - about a young, sexually independent Brooklynite who juggles three suitors - to the small screen as a half-hour comedy. The project will take "a new, contemporary look at the characters and will explore Lee's unique and provocative points of view about race, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the gentrification in Brooklyn." Lee is attached to write, direct and executive produce. (Deadline.com)


UNSTRUNG (ABC Family; W: Emily Whitesell; D: Jay Karas) - British actor Alex Roe has been tapped as the male lead on the drama pilot, which explores the sexy, cutthroat, and emotional stakes of the professional world tour of tennis as brother and sister Luke and Ellie Holt (Chanel Celaya) compete to move up the ranks. The Holts may seem to have it all in a world where success is not only determined by prowess on the court, but by looks, charm and the ability to hide your faults under pressure from fans, critics, opponents, and even your closest allies. But a major family secret threatens to turn their lives, and their hard-earned family "brand," upside down. He'll play the aforementioned Luke Holt in the project, which has also added Jay Karas as director. Sofia Mattsson co-stars. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix has reportedly renewed "Orange Is the New Black" for a third season (@OrangeWriters); Nick Sandow's Joe Caputo and Selenis Leyva's Gloria Mendoza have been upped to series regulars on said season (Deadline.com); Craig Zisk has stepped in to direct AMC's "Knifeman" following the exit of Brian Percival (Deadline.com); Seth Gilliam has joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" as a new regular with "two sides, displaying a friendly, puckish humor but also having a haunted side stemming from a dark secret" (Deadline.com); Damon Wayans, Jr. will continue as a series regular on "New Girl" next season (Deadline.com);

"Once Upon a Time" co-executive producer Andrew Chambliss has signed a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with producer ABC Studios (Deadline.com); Jocko Sims will recur on "Masters of Sex" as "an activist with CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) and has a clear eyed sense of injustice and a willingness to do whatever is necessary to see his cause through" (Deadline.com); and "NCIS" co-stars Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum and Rocky Carroll have all closed deals to return next season (TVLine.com).






  [may 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· COCKED (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DON'T TRUST THE BITCH IN APARTMENT 23 (ABC)
· KNIFEMAN (AMC)
· MASTERS OF SEX (SHOWTIME)
· NCIS (CBS)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK (NETFLIX)
· SHE'S GOTTA HAVE IT (NETFLIX)
· UNSTRUNG (ABC FAMILY)
· WALKING DEAD, THE (AMC)





[11/27/20 - 05:38 AM]
Video: Apple TV+ and Mariah Carey Unveil Official Trailer for "Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special," Offering a First Look at the Holiday Extravaganza, Set to Debut December 4
Combining musical performances, dynamic dancing and groundbreaking animation, the undisputed Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to make the whole world merry.

[11/26/20 - 08:31 AM]
Video: "3 Caminos" - Official Trailer - Amazon Prime Video
The streaming service's latest original bows Friday, January 22.

[11/26/20 - 06:01 AM]
Video: "The Prom" - Official Trailer - Netflix
A group of down-on-their-luck Broadway stars shake up a small Indiana town as they rally behind a teen who just wants to attend prom with her girlfriend.

[11/25/20 - 12:13 PM]
"Married at First Sight" Heads Down the Aisle in Atlanta for Season 12 on January 13 with Three Hour Megasized Premiere
Season 12 is set to be the most romantic, diverse, and surprising season yet as ten brave-but-loveless singles meet their new spouse at the altar and enter a legally binding marriage at first sight.

[11/25/20 - 12:06 PM]
NFL Moves Ravens-Steelers Thanksgiving Primetime Game to Sunday, November 29
In its place, NBC will rebroadcast "The National Dog Show" alongside a repeat of "The Wall."

[11/25/20 - 10:47 AM]
Video: HBO Max Debuts Trailer and Key Art for Max Original "House of Ho" Premiering Thursday, Dec. 10
The series follow the lives, loves, and conflicts of the Hos, a wealthy Vietnamese-American family in Houston who've built a multimillion-dollar empire.

[11/25/20 - 10:31 AM]
"Saturday Night Live" Closes Out 2020 with Three Shows in December, Live Coast-to-Coast
Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Wiig are on tap to host in the coming weeks.

[11/25/20 - 10:08 AM]
Video: "On Pointe" - Official Trailer - Disney+
Get a glimpse into the students from the School of American Ballet in the series, due on Friday, December 18.

[11/25/20 - 10:00 AM]
An Incredible Lineup of Talent Set to Join the "Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes - At Home Holiday Special"
NBC News' "Today" co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb will host the joyous event.

[11/25/20 - 09:00 AM]
More Performers Announced for the One-Hour Concert Special "Play On: Celebrating The Power of Music to Make Change," on a New Date and Time, Tuesday, Dec. 15
The one-hour special was previously scheduled for Saturday, December 5 at 9:00/8:00c.

[11/25/20 - 08:12 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Bachelorette" Keeps ABC on Top in Demos
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS leads the night in total viewers.

[11/25/20 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Max Highlights - December 2020
Newly announced premieres include "House of Ho" on December 10 and "Homeschool Musical Class of 2020" on December 17.

[11/25/20 - 06:33 AM]
FOX College Hoops Tips Off 2020-21 Season with Thanksgiving Week Feast
Gus Johnson, the most exciting voice in sports, returns as the network's lead play-by-play announcer, with former All-American and NBA veteran Jim Jackson and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Bill Raftery serving as FOX Sports' lead game analysts.

[11/25/20 - 05:32 AM]
Successful Duo Brings New Danish Series "Chosen" to Netflix
"Chosen" is a coming-of-age sci-fi story about a young girl whose reality is suddenly turned upside down when everything she thought she knew turns out to be wrong, and she realises that the world is not as safe and blissful as she thought.

[11/24/20 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 24
Updates include: Netflix renews "Izzy's Koala World"; Pop cancels "One Day at a Time"; and Amber Riley to star in NBC's "Dream."