or


[07/24/14 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, July 24
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!


MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (Amazon, New!) - Frank Spotnitz's small screen take on Philip K. Dick's Hugo Award-winning novel - about an alternate history in which the Axis Powers occupy the United States, where fascism rules and the few surviving Jews hide under assumed names - has found a new home at Amazon with a pilot order for a potential series. Originally developed as a four-hour mini-series at Syfy, the project has since added David Semel ("Legends") as a director. Ridley Scott also serves as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)


MEMBERS ONLY (ABC/ABC Studios/CTS; W: David O. Russell & Susannah Grant; D: TBA) - Michael Landes ("Save Me") has joined the cast of the drama, an "Upstairs, Downstairs"-esque soap set at a private country club. He'll play Malcolm, "an athletic, charming, recently-widowed pediatrician and father of two who has mixed feelings about the Club. He and Leslie (Betsy Brandt) become fast friends." Luke Mitchell, Boris Kodjoe, Callie Hernandez and Chris Conroy also star. (Deadline.com)


JUST ADD MAGIC (Amazon, New!) - Joanna Lewis, Kristine Songco and Nancy Cohen have scored a pilot order for a potential comedy about "three 12-year-old girls and best friends, whose lives change when one of them, whose passion is baking, discovers in her attic a strange old recipe book, with recipes for baked goods that also have powerful spells." Joe Nussbaum (Sydney White) is attached to direct with the aforementioned trio presumably executive producing. (Deadline.com)


SEVEN DAYS IN HELL (HBO, New!) - Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") and Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones") are set to star in an original comedy movie at the pay channel billed as a mockumentary about superstar bad boy Aaron Williams (Samberg) and prodigy/truck driver Charles Poole (Harington) "fierce tennis rivals in an epic, seven-day match at 2004 Wimbledon" a la John Isner and Nicolas Mahut in 2010. Also starring are Karen Gillan as Lily, "Charles' childhood friend who made a sex tape with Aaron"; Mary Steenburgen as "Charles' psychotic and controlling mother"; and Will Forte as "a tennis historian" with Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Howie Mandel, Soledad O'Brien, Michael Sheen and June Squibb in unspecified roles. Jake Szymanski is directing from a script by Murray Miller. Samberg, Miller and David Bernad are the executive producers with Jonathan Buss as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Zoo" producer James Patterson Entertainment has inked a multi-year, first-look deal with CBS Television Studios (Deadline.com); Finn Wittrock is the latest face bound for the new season of "American Horror Story" (@MrRPMurphy); Sonya Walger and Zak Orth will both visit "Elementary" as "a tough-as-nails prosecutor with her eyes on a political career" and "a distraught father whose family was torn apart by tragedy," respectively (TVGuide.com); and Melissa Gilbert has been cast in ABC's "Secrets & Lies" as Lisa Daly, "a loving and hardworking mom taking care of her two sons on her own" (THR.com).






  [july 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· AMERICAN HORROR STORY (FX)
· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (FOX)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ELEMENTARY (CBS)
· GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
· JUST ADD MAGIC (AMAZON)
· LEGENDS (TNT)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· MEMBERS ONLY (ABC)
· SAVE ME (NBC)
· SECRETS & LIES (ABC)
· SEVEN DAYS IN HELL (HBO)
· ZOO (CBS)





[04/24/18 - 11:50 AM]
Megan Fox Chases Down the Truth in New Travel Channel Series
"I would describe myself as a seeker. A seeker is someone who is never content to have obtained enough knowledge," said Fox.

[04/24/18 - 11:16 AM]
"American Princess" from Jenji Kohan, Jamie Denbo and Tara Herrmann Announces Cast
Georgia Flood joins the Lifetime series about a socialite who runs off to join a Renaissance Faire after her wedding goes awry.

[04/24/18 - 10:35 AM]
Netflix Returns to 28 Barbary Lane with "Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City"
Academy Award nominee and Emmy-, SAG- and Golden Globe-Award winning actress Laura Linney and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Olympia Dukakis will reprise their roles as Mary Ann Singleton and Anna Madrigal.

[04/24/18 - 10:10 AM]
Paramount Network Inks Season Eleven of "Ink Master"
"Ink Master" is currently in its 10th season and still a ratings powerhouse - ranking #1 with Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 timeslot on cable.

[04/24/18 - 10:06 AM]
Relive the Best Moments of "MasterChef Junior" Season Six in the All-New Special "Masterchef Junior: The Road to the Finale" Tuesday, May 15 at 8/7c on FOX!
Then look for the two-hour season finale that Friday, May 18 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/24/18 - 10:00 AM]
Together Until The End: The "Sense8" Finale Launches Globally on June 8
Personal lives are pushed aside as the cluster, their sidekicks, and some unexpected allies band together for a rescue mission and BPO take-down in order to protect the future of all Sensates.

[04/24/18 - 09:00 AM]
From the Creator of "The Bachelor" Franchise, Say "Yes" to "The Proposal" This Summer, an All-New Dating Series on ABC
Hosted Jesse Palmer, each one-hour episode will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery suitor or "suitress," whose identity is concealed from them.

[04/24/18 - 08:38 AM]
TV One Announces the Production of "Dinner for Two," An Original Film Starring Tristan "Mack" Wilds and Chaley Rose
In a complicated love story about life and sacrifice, "Dinner for Two," details a solution to healing a broken heart.

[04/24/18 - 08:14 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Voice" Edge ABC, "Idol"
The Peacock holds off the Alphabet in both total viewers and adults 18-49 by a slim margin.

[04/24/18 - 08:01 AM]
"Big Hero 6 The Series" Launches with a Premiere Weekend Event, Beginning Saturday, June 9, On Disney Channel And DisneyNOW
Following the premiere weekend, episodes will debut every Saturday through September.

[04/24/18 - 07:37 AM]
Builder/Designer Jasmine Roth Takes Houses from Bland to Beautiful in New HGTV Home Reno Series "Hidden Potential"
In the 13 half-hour episodes, Jasmine - who is known for her hands-on approach - gives boring houses in suburban Southern California a custom revamp and creates gorgeous dream homes that have personalized layouts and standout amenities.

[04/24/18 - 07:09 AM]
Before Trump Was in Mueller's Hot Seat, He Was In Ours! "Roast of Donald Trump" to Encore This Week on Comedy Central
Comedy Central will encore the punishment on April 26 at 9:30 p.m., April 27 at midnight, and April 29 at 11 p.m. (all times EP/PT).

[04/24/18 - 06:01 AM]
Danielle Panabaker and Matt Long Star in "Christmas Joy," A Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Part of the Top-Rated Countdown to Christmas Program Event
In "Christmas Joy," Joy Holbrook (Panabaker) is a keenly intelligent market researcher with an eye on her company's top account and garnering a sweet promotion just in time for the holidays.

[04/23/18 - 05:33 PM]
Video: VH1's "Basketball Wives" New Promo
This season, family ties will be tested, emotions will explode louder than ever before, and friendships that once seemed rock solid will be shaken to the core.

[04/23/18 - 02:02 PM]
Hulu's "Harlots" Will Be Heating Up the Summer
The critically acclaimed, salacious series returns with a bang on Wednesday, July 11 with two episodes, with subsequent installments releasing weekly.