or


[08/19/14 - 11:19 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 19
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!


10 BEACON HILL (ABC, New!) - Amy Holden Jones ("Black Box") is back in business with the Alphabet for a new medical procedural/workplace ensemble about "a brilliant team of doctors who take on the most difficult cases, led by a deeply compassionate medical genius with poor health habits of his own and his 17-year-old prodigy niece." 20th Century Fox Television is behind the hour, which has a penalty attached. Erwin Stoff and Oly Obst of 3 Arts Entertainment will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)


ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, AN (ABC, New!) - Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker ("Surviving Jack") have scored a pilot production commitment from the Alphabet for a multi-camera comedy about "an astronaut who is back from space and finds that re-entering domestic life might be the hardest mission he's ever faced." Said effort, from Warner Bros. Television, is based on the memoir by Col. Chris Hadfield, "a seasoned Canadian astronaut who became an Internet star with his videos from the International Space Station." 3 Arts Entertainment's Erwin Stoff and Tom Lassally will also executive produce with Hadfield himself as a consulting producer. (Deadline.com)


SING WITH ME (HBO, New!) - Bruce Eric Kaplan ("Girls") is developing a new half-hour musical comedy at the pay channel about "three generations of women living in Los Angeles." He'll write and executive produce. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED ANDY STERN PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Andy Stern has set up a new drama at the Alphabet about Keira Burke, "a young, Boston-area cop, gravely wounded in the line of duty. Six years later, she's returned to the force as a police psychologist and now finds herself embedded in the same precinct she left. She'll bring along her new perspective on cops and solving crime, but she's returning as an outsider, no longer a cop." "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo and Laura Holstein will also executive produce via their Calamity Jane banner for ABC Studios, home to their first-look deal. (Deadline.com)


UNVEILED (NBC, New!) - John J. Sakmar and Kerry Lenhart ("The Glades") have sold a potential drama to the Peacock about "a group of guardian angels who must intervene to help people in a state of crisis." Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are also on board to executive produce the project via their Lightworks Media banner for Universal Television. (Deadline.com)


WE HATE PAUL REVERE (AMC/AMC Studios; W: Adrian Wenner & Ethan Sandler; D: Matt Piedmont) - Scott Adsit ("30 Rock") has joined the cast of the comedy pilot, which tells the story of brothers Hugh and Ebenezer Moody (Adrian Wenner, Ethan Sandler) and their struggle to find their place and the recognition they believe they deserve as they live in the shadow of history in Colonial Boston. He'll play Sam Adams in the project, which also features Ron Livingston in the title role. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Adrianne Palicki will appear as Bobbi Morse, a.k.a. Mockingbird, in the second season of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." (Marvel.com); Stephanie Jacobsen will guest on "NCIS" as FBI Special Agent Leia Pendergast, "who is partnered with Agent DiNozzo for a case involving an international terrorist threat targeting Navy researchers" (EW.com); Richard Branson has recorded a cameo as himself for an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" (EW.com); Patton Oswalt will return as Fire Marshall Boone on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" this season (EW.com); Matt Ward has been cast as Simon Lacroix - better known as DC Comics villain Komodo - on "Arrow" (EW.com);

Rose Williams will recur on "Reign" as "the royal daughter of Catherine de Medici and the deceased King Henry and sister to the newly crowned King Francis" (EW.com); Bailee Madison will guest on "Mulaney" as "the daughter of Julia, a woman Mulaney is dating" (TVLine.com); Kenny Johnson is bound for an arc on "Covert Affairs" as "a former CIA paramilitary operative who is compassionate and has an excellent track record and strong moral center" (THR.com); Frazer Hines will visit Starz's "Outlander" as Sir Gordon Fletcher, "the English warden of Wentworth Prison in Scotland" (TVGuide.com); and Louise Lombard will appear in three episodes of "Grimm" as "a mysterious woman connected to the royal families" (TVGuide.com).






  [august 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· 10 BEACON HILL (ABC)
· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· ARROW (CW)
· ASTRONAUT'S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, AN (ABC)
· BLACK BOX (ABC)
· BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (NBC)
· COVERT AFFAIRS (USA)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GIRLS (HBO)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· MULANEY (FOX)
· NCIS (CBS)
· OUTLANDER (STARZ)
· REIGN (CW)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SING WITH ME (HBO)
· SURVIVING JACK (FOX)
· UNTITLED ANDY STERN PROJECT (ABC)
· UNVEILED (NBC)
· WE HATE PAUL REVERE (AMC)





[09/20/19 - 01:12 PM]
New Season of E!'s Transformational Reality Series "Botched" Premieres Tuesday, November 5 at 10PM ET/PT
Plus: see the most outrageous show moments, mind-blowing transformations, and over-the-top patients of the entire series on the "Most Outrageous Patients Special" airing Tuesday, October 29.

[09/20/19 - 10:57 AM]
Netflix Adapts Tony Award-Winner Jason Robert Brown's Broadway Musical 13 Into a Family Film
Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school.

[09/20/19 - 10:09 AM]
Animal Planet Acquires Worldwide Television Rights to Documentary Film "Watson"
The film chronicles Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson, who has spent his life sailing the globe to keep our oceans and their inhabitants safe.

[09/20/19 - 09:59 AM]
Ryan Seacrest Returns as Host of Iconic Singing Competition Series "American Idol"
He reunites with previously announced music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as in-house mentor, Bobby Bones.

[09/20/19 - 09:22 AM]
Lifetime Commits to Two More Seasons of "Married at First Sight" for 2020
"Married at First Sight" season 10 will take place in Washington, D.C. and premieres New Year's Day, January 1, 2020.

[09/20/19 - 09:01 AM]
The Premiere Episode of New CBS Comedy "The Unicorn" to Get Early Multiplatform Preview Beginning Today
The premiere episode may be seen across CBS.com, the CBS mobile app, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels on the Apple TV app, and Roku ahead of its broadcast premiere on Thursday, September 26.

[09/20/19 - 08:43 AM]
Travel Channel Set to Premiere Landmark Live Ghost Hunt From One of America's Oldest and Most Haunted Cities - Salem, Massachusetts - on Friday, October 4
The all-star team includes Jack Osbourne and Katrina Weidman ("Portals to Hell"), Amy Bruni, Adam Berry and Chip Coffey ("Kindred Spirits"), Dalen Spratt, Juwan Mass and Marcus Harvey ("Ghost Brothers: Haunted Houseguests"), Dave Schrader and Cindy Kaza ("The Holzer Files").

[09/20/19 - 08:31 AM]
Netflix Renews "GLOW" for a Fourth and Final Season
The streaming service broke the news on social media this morning.

[09/20/19 - 08:16 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown with CBS, FOX
Preliminary results see the Alphabet holding onto the top spot last night.

[09/20/19 - 08:04 AM]
Video: "Fractured" - Official Trailer - Can You Solve the Mystery? - Netflix
Sam Worthington and Lily Rabe star in the streaming service's latest original movie, due on Friday, October 11.

[09/20/19 - 07:44 AM]
Video: "Rotten" Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The series returns Friday, October 4 with six new unsavory truths about the underbelly of the global food industry.

[09/20/19 - 06:56 AM]
HGTV Adds David Bromstad and Tyler Florence to Its Lineup of Special Guest Stars on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The HGTV spin on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is scheduled to air in early 2020.

[09/20/19 - 06:05 AM]
Video: "The Crown" Season 3 - Teaser Trailer - Netflix
The new season, starring Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, arrives November 17.

[09/20/19 - 04:09 AM]
Video: "Baby" Season 2 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The series returns on Friday, October 18 with new characters, tough decisions and fresh secrets.

[09/19/19 - 03:59 PM]
HBO Max Confirms Production on Film Adaptation of Critically Acclaimed Novel "UNpregnant"
Haley Lu Richardson and Barbie Ferreira will star in the project, to be directed by Rachel Lee Goldenberg.