or


[11/18/14 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, November 18
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!


CORTES (HBO, New!) - Actor Benicio Del Toro (Traffic), writer Chris Gerolmo ("The Bridge") and director Martin Scorsese ("Boardwalk Empire") are developing a new period drama at the pay channel about "the sweeping story of Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés, who brought down the Aztec empire; Malinche, the Mayan girl who helped him do it; and Montezuma, the Aztec leader he befriended and finally put in chains." Del Toro is on track to play the title role with Laura Bickford, Rick Yorn and Sikelia Productions' Emma Tillinger Koskoff also among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)


LUTHER (FOX, New!) - Writer Neil Cross and actor Idris Elba are looking to bring their acclaimed British series - about John Luther (Elba), "a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions" - to the States at FOX. Cross himself will pen the import, which has a put pilot commitment with a seven-figure penalty. Elba however will not star but executive produce alongside 20th Century Fox Television-based Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope and BBC Worldwide Productions' Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Netflix has scrapped plans to premiere the new stand-up comedy special "Bill Cosby 77" following the comedian's alleged rape allegations (Deadline.com); Riley Smith is on track to recur on "True Detective" as "a boyish Sheriff's deputy" (Deadline.com); John Hamburg's newly launched Particular Pictures has inked a two-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Michael Ealy has joined the cast of "The Following" as "a brilliant, chameleon-like killer who will push Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) to the brink" (Deadline.com);

Stuart Townsend will recur on "Elementary" as Joan's new boss "when Watson embarks on a part-time gig as an investigator for a global insurance firm" (EW.com); Callie Thorne will guest on "NCIS: New Orleans" as "the daughter of a mob boss who started a nonprofit organization to give back to the community and try to rehabilitate her image" (EW.com); Yusuf Gatewood's Vincent is being upped to series regular on "The Originals" (EW.com); and Rob Riggle is bound for "Marry Me" as "Dennah's (Sarah Wright Olsen) newest beau, a hard-partying Chicago police officer" (TVGuide.com).






  [november 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· BRIDGE, THE (FX)
· CORTES (HBO)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· ELEMENTARY (CBS)
· FOLLOWING, THE (FOX)
· LUTHER (BBC AMERICA)
· LUTHER (FOX)
· MARRY ME (NBC)
· NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS)
· ORIGINALS, THE (CW)
· TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)





[07/15/18 - 08:12 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with FOX
The Alphabet tops both charts on a very modest evening.

[07/14/18 - 08:28 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos in Low Key Night
The Peacock narrowly edges ABC and CBS among adults 18-49 last night.

[07/13/18 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Thursday-Friday, July 12-13
Updates include: Starz renews "Sweetbitter" for second season; Yvette Nicole Brown to guest host "Talking Dead" for AMC; and Rich Sommer joins the cast of The CW's "In the Dark."

[07/13/18 - 11:11 AM]
Dive Into the Water and Get Inside the Minds of the World's Most Formidable Sharks in "Shark Squad"
The three-part series launches today on Smithsonian Earth.

[07/13/18 - 11:05 AM]
More Tears, More Fab Five - The Emmy(R)-Nominated "Queer Eye" Gets Third Season Pick Up
The eight-episode third season begins production in Kansas City, MO on July 16.

[07/13/18 - 10:48 AM]
Video: "Casual" Official Trailer - The Final Season - A Hulu Original
All eight episodes will premiere on Tuesday, July 31.

[07/13/18 - 10:40 AM]
HBO Gives Series Order to Joss Whedon Drama "The Nevers"
The series is an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies, and a mission that might change the world.

[07/13/18 - 10:00 AM]
Elite Military Weapons Maker Kevin "Mad Dog" McClung to Star in All-New Discovery Channel Series "Mad Dog Made" Produced by Rogue Atlas in Association with Lionsgate
This new series is packed with one-of-a-kind builds and kicks off with a lifesaving device that reinvents the "Jaws of Life" and is used to rescue victims from motor accidents.

[07/13/18 - 09:22 AM]
ABC to Flip "The Gong Show," "Take Two" Next Thursday, July 19
"Take Two" will lead off the night at 8:00/7:00c on said date with "The Gong Show" at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/13/18 - 09:17 AM]
YouTube Announces New Original Series "Sugar" Executive Produced by Adam Levine Featuring Superstar Artists as They Surprise Deserving Fans
Special guest talent includes Maroon 5, Blake Shelton, Snoop Dogg, Charlie Puth, Kelly Clarkson, A$AP Ferg, 5th Harmony and Bad Bunny.

[07/13/18 - 08:28 AM]
Chef Robert Irvine Joins Chef Anne Burrell in Culinary Boot Camp Rematch in New Season of "Worst Cooks in America"
Anne and Robert, who last went head-to-head in the show's second season in 2011, each lead a team of kitchen-challenged competitors though a grueling seven-episode culinary boot camp competition designed to improve their food skills.

[07/13/18 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Continue Their Reign
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49 once again.

[07/13/18 - 07:13 AM]
Stephen Frears to Direct Rosamund Pike and Chris O'Dowd in "State of the Union"
The SundanceTV series follows Louise and Tom (Pike and O'Dowd) who meet in a pub immediately before their weekly marital therapy session.

[07/13/18 - 07:06 AM]
The Critically Acclaimed Horror Series "Channel Zero" Is Coming to Shudder as Its Exclusive Streaming Home
Shudder members can stream the first installment starting Thursday, August 9, followed by the second installment in September, the third installment in October, and the fourth installment in 2019.

[07/13/18 - 06:59 AM]
Celebrities Get Animated in New Series "Celebrity Animal Encounters" on Animal Planet Beginning July 27 at 10PM ET/PT
Kristen Bell, Justin Hartley, Al Roker and Whitney Cummings are among the participants.