or


[09/17/14 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 17
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!


STANISTAN (USA/UCP; W: Andy Parker; D: TBA) - Zach Gilford and Jonathan Cake have both scored roles on the drama pilot, which follows the staff at the American compound in the Middle Eastern country of Stanistan, where State Department workers, covert CIA officers and journalists operate in a delicate balance of danger and silliness using every coping mechanism available. The former will play Phillip Guthrey, "an Infrastructure Deputy Manager for USAID and close friend of Marcie (Jennifer Carpenter)"; with Cake as Greg Weir, "an on-air foreign correspondent who is entangled in a complicated affair with Marcie." (Deadline.com)


ULTIMATE GETAWAY, THE (FOX, New!) - Newcomer Kevin Costello has set up a potential drama at the network about "a commercial airline crew who, to escape the drudgery of their everyday lives, use their layovers to commit robberies in different cities across the country." Sony Pictures Television is behind the hour - which originated as an idea from Dave Johnson - with Seth Gordon, Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein executive producing via their respectively studio-based banners Exhibit A and Vendetta Productions. (Deadline.com)


UNTITLED BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Bobby Bowman ("The Millers") has set up a multi-camera comedy at the Eye billed as a workplace comedy. He'll write and executive produce the half-hour for Greg Garcia and Alix Jaffe's CBS Television Studios-based Amigos de Garcia banner. (THR.com)


UNTITLED CHRIS HARRIS PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Chris Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") has likewise sold a multi-camera comedy to the Eye about "a couple who wants to set up two friends who may be perfect for each other." CBS Television Studios is behind the half-hour with Greg Garcia and Alix Jaffe also executive producing via their studio-based Amigos de Garcia banner. (THR.com)


UNTITLED JOSH SAFRAN PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Josh Safran ("Smash") has booked a potential drama at the Alphabet about "a group of diverse FBI recruits going through 21 weeks of training to become special agents at the FBI's academy in Quantico, Virginia. Although each of them has secrets and hidden reasons for enlisting, one harbors the biggest secret of all: They're a sleeper terrorist, who in the near future, has perpetrated the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11." Mark Gordon and Nick Pepper are also on board to executive produce via the former's self-titled banner for ABC Studios. (THR.com)


UNTITLED STEPHNIE WEIR PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Stephnie Weir ("The Millers") has sold a new comedy to the Alphabet which "centers on a branch manager in a credit union who believes he can finally shake their Podunk image and compete with the newly arrived UberBank with his new style of management." Said effort comes from CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Annika Marks is set to recur on "The Fosters" as "the principal at Anchor Beach Community Charter School" (Deadline.com); Rotimi Akinosho has joined the cast of "Power" as "the quick-tempered young protégé of Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson's Kanan" (Deadline.com); Betsy Thomas has closed a deal to join "Bad Judge" as showrunner, succeeding Liz Brixius (Deadline.com); Sam Richardson's Richard has been upped to series regular on "Veep" (Deadline.com); Yeardley Smith will visit "The Mindy Project" as "an OB-GYN who Mindy has to blackmail to get Danny's mom (Rhea Perlman) an appointment" (EW.com); Gloria Steinem will play herself in an upcoming episode of "The Good Wife" (EW.com);

Nat Faxon will guest on "Marry Me" as "Scooby, Casey Wilson's cousin, in a 'Bride Wars'-themed episode inspired by the movie" (THR.com); Aimee Garcia is bound for "About a Boy" as "a Pilates instructor who had a fling with Will years ago" (Glamour.com); Derek Mio is set to drop by "Faking It" as Karma's brother Zen (TVLine.com); Toni Trucks and Erick Avari are among the latest faces to visit "Grimm" (TVLine.com); Michael Stahl-David has been tapped as "a handsome and normal new guy Jess dates who she's hoping will be cool with her unorthodox domestic situation" on "New Girl" (TVLine.com); and NeNe Leakes will return to "Glee" as Coach Roz Washington (TVGuide.com).






  [september 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· ABOUT A BOY (NBC)
· BAD JUDGE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FAKING IT (MTV)
· FOSTERS, THE (FREEFORM)
· GLEE (FOX)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER (CBS)
· MARRY ME (NBC)
· MILLERS, THE (CBS)
· MINDY PROJECT, THE (HULU)
· NEW GIRL (FOX)
· POWER (STARZ)
· QUANTICO (ABC)
· SMASH (NBC)
· STANISTAN (USA)
· ULTIMATE GETAWAY (FOX)
· UNTITLED BOBBY BOWMAN PROJECT (CBS)
· UNTITLED CHRIS HARRIS PROJECT (CBS)
· UNTITLED STEPHNIE WEIR PROJECT (ABC)
· VEEP (HBO)





[11/18/19 - 12:58 PM]
CNBC Prime Reveals Winter Premiere Line-Up for All-New & Returning Originals
Newcomers "Five Day Biz Fix" and "Listing Impossible" will be joined by season two of "The Deed: Chicago."

[11/18/19 - 12:05 PM]
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" Earns Early Renewal from NBCUniversal
The series is bringing in bigger ratings than any other newcomer in daytime and had the strongest start to any new first-run strip in seven years with an average of 1.9 million viewers per episode.

[11/18/19 - 10:35 AM]
Elite Cake Artists and Pop Culture Collide in High-Stakes Competition Series "Food Network Challenge" Hosted by Ian Ziering
The six-episode season kicks off on Monday, December 23 with a celebration of the beloved holiday classic "A Christmas Story," complete with over-the-top edible recreations of the iconic film's most memorable moments.

[11/18/19 - 10:16 AM]
Video: Hulu Original Series "Marvel's Runaways" Season 3 Official Trailer and Key Art for Final Season
After evading corrupt parents, battling powerful aliens and coming face-to-face with the world's most powerful sorceress, the conclusion to this epic saga will leave no stone unturned.

[11/18/19 - 10:02 AM]
Nickelodeon Celebrates the Holidays with Series Premiere of "Top Elf," Friday, Nov. 29, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
In the series, Santa (Tommy Snider) and Ms. Jingles (Samantha Turret) invite seven civilian "Elf-testants" to the North Pole to test their skills in a series of holiday-themed challenges.

[11/18/19 - 10:00 AM]
Discovery to Follow Explorer Colin O'Brady and His Crew on Epic Expedition Through Drake Passage, Beginning This December
Discovery will be documenting the entire voyage - capturing live footage and sharing it in real-time across all platforms for viewers around the world to tune-in and share in the adventure as it unfolds.

[11/18/19 - 09:46 AM]
The Three Highest Money Winners in "Jeopardy!" History Are Coming to ABC in a Prime-Time Competition Hosted by Alex Trebek
"Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time" premieres Tuesday, January 7 at 8:00/7:00c on the Alphabet.

[11/18/19 - 09:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Comedy Pilot "Big Deal" Starring and Executive Produced by Emmy(R) Nominee Vanessa Bayer
The project is a grounded comedy in which Bayer plays a character, inspired by her own past, who overcame childhood leukemia to achieve her lifelong dream of landing a job as a QVC host.

[11/18/19 - 08:16 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: "Sunday Night Football" Stays on Top for NBC
The Peacock holds onto top honors in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/18/19 - 08:10 AM]
Video: "The Expanse" Season 4 Official Trailer and New Poster Art Available Now
Plus: Kevin Smith recaps 30 hours of action-packed TV so you can jump right into Season 4 when it's released on Amazon Prime Video December 13.

[11/18/19 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Pop TV Releases Artwork and Video for Final Season of "Schitt's Creek"
Pop TV also recently announced "Visit Schitt's Creek," a free, immersive pop-up that offered free reservations, which were all claimed within minutes.

[11/18/19 - 07:11 AM]
Bravo Announces New and Returning Series at BravoCon 2019
Newly on tap are "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" and "Basically Stassi."

[11/18/19 - 07:00 AM]
"Idol" Favorites Get Second Chance at Superstardom During "2019 American Music Awards"
As a part of the upcoming contest, three fan-favorite artists from past seasons of ABC's "American Idol" will sing their hearts out in a recorded audition piece from Los Angeles' iconic Whiskey a Go Go.

[11/18/19 - 06:01 AM]
Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World and Post Malone Featuring Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott and Watt to Debut World Television Premiere Collaborations at the "2019 American Music Awards" Airing Live Sunday, Nov. 24, on ABC
They join previously announced performers Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, Kesha featuring Big Freedia, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Thomas Rhett and Shania Twain.

[11/17/19 - 09:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Pulls Back in Front with College Football
The Alphabet's weekly franchise tops both total viewers and adults 18-49.