or


[02/12/15 - 11:28 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 12
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!


BREED (TNT; W: John Scott Shepherd; D: Scott Winant) - Shaun Majumder ("The Firm") has snagged a role on the pilot, a supernatural drama centering on a volatile race of creatures who are committing brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest, and the reluctant FBI investigator who pairs with a female assassin to track them. He'll play Teddy, "Cooper's (Justin Chatwin) new partner at the Tacoma Police Department. Their relationship takes a sharp turn when Cooper realizes that Teddy is hiding an unnerving secret." Aisha Hinds, Nadia Hilker and Amber Clayton also star. (Deadline.com)


FANTASY LIFE (FOX/20th; W: Tim McAuliffe; D: TBA) - Vanessa Williams has been cast in the Kevin Connolly-led comedy pilot, about Mitch, a hard-working guy who lands his ultimate dream job hosting a fantasy football show where he's forced to navigate office politics while becoming the star he never thought he could be. She'll play Terry, "the bold, pragmatic, unapologetically caustic and apologetically compassionate SVP of Programming at a major sports network, and Mitch's (Connolly) new boss." (Deadline.com)


GAME OF SILENCE (NBC/Sony; W: David Hudgins; D: Niels Arden Oplev) - David Lyons ("Revolution") has scored the lead role on the drama pilot, about a rising attorney on the brink of success who could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past. He'll play said fellow, Jackson. (Deadline.com)


GRINDER, THE (FOX/20th; W: Andrew Mogel & Jarrad Paul; D: Jake Kasdan) - Rob Lowe ("Parks & Recreation") has signed on for the lead role on the single-camera comedy, about "beloved TV lawyer Dean Sanderson who, when his long-running hit series comes to an end, finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small hometown thinking he has the experience to take over his family's law firm where he butts heads with his brother." His casting has triggered a pilot order from the network with Jake Kasdan directing and executive producing alongside Lowe, Mogel, Paul and Nick Stoller for 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)


PEOPLE ARE TALKING (NBC/Universal; W: D.J. Nash; D: Pamela Fryman) - Bresha Webb has been cast in the multi-camera comedy pilot, about a white and a black couple and examines sex, race and everything else your parents told you never to talk about. She'll play Angie, who "is practical and good at what she does, which includes handling her stand-up comedian husband, Russell (Tone Bell)." (Deadline.com)


STUDIO CITY (FOX/WBT; W: Krista Vernoff; D: Sanaa Hamri) - Eric McCormack ("Perception") is the first to be cast in the drama pilot, about a young singer's path to stardom, as she comes of age living with her songwriter father - who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. He'll play said father, Rob Evans, who's detailed as "proudly out of shape, Dionysian, warm, optimistic, and likable despite the narcissism." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - USA has passed on its drama pilot "Stanistan" starring Jennifer Carpenter and Jonathan Cake (Deadline.com); David Frankel and Ben Karlin have signed onto ABC's comedy pilot "The King of 7B" as director and showrunner, respectively (Deadline.com); Mark Pellington will direct and executive produce the NBC drama pilot "Blindspot" while Matt Shakman will helm the debut installment of the Peacock's "Heroes Reborn" (Deadline.com); Nathan Owens has joined the cast of "Devious Maids" as Jesse, "a handsome military vet who returns stateside to settle back into civilian life" (Deadline.com);

Lloyd Owen has booked a five-episode arc on NBC's "Apocalypse" as President Farrell, "who is trying to come to terms with the end of the world approaching" (Deadline.com); Drea de Matteo will visit "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" as Karla Faye Gideon, "a Gifted woman with a grudge to bear against S.H.I.E.L.D. who joins forces with Skye's father, Cal" (Marvel.com); and Alexandra Socha's Skye has been upped to series regular on Amazon's "Red Oaks" (Variety.com).






  [february 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BLINDSPOT (NBC)
· BREED (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DEVIOUS MAIDS (LIFETIME)
· FANTASY LIFE (FOX)
· FIRM, THE (NBC)
· GAME OF SILENCE (NBC)
· GRINDER, THE (FOX)
· HEROES (NBC)
· KING OF 7B, THE (ABC)
· MARVEL'S AGENTS OF SHIELD (ABC)
· PARKS & RECREATION (NBC)
· PERCEPTION (TNT)
· RED OAKS (AMAZON)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· STANISTAN (USA)
· STUDIO CITY (FOX)
· TRUTH BE TOLD (NBC)
· YOU, ME AND THE APOCALYPSE (NBC)





[06/21/18 - 05:30 PM]
ABC Picks Up "The Conners" (Working Title) Straight to Series to Premiere This Fall
The series, featuring John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman as their beloved Conner characters, is set to air Tuesdays (8:00-8:30 p.m.).

[06/21/18 - 02:49 PM]
Felicity Huffman Joins Angela Bassett and Patricia Arquette in "Otherhood" for Netflix
Cindy Chupack is directing the film, which is based on William Sutcliffe's novel "Whatever Makes You Happy."

[06/21/18 - 02:09 PM]
Netflix Makes Overall Deal with Steven S. DeKnight
Most recently, he was the writer and director on his first feature film "Pacific Rim Uprising."

[06/21/18 - 02:02 PM]
New Season of Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures" Kicks Off with Record-Setting Ratings
Travel Channel further spins the numbers for Saturday, June 16.

[06/21/18 - 11:31 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights Trio of Movies from Global Best-Selling Author Jane Green for 2019 Movie Event
The first film in the series, "Tempting Fate," will star Alyssa Milano and begins production today in Vancouver.

[06/21/18 - 10:47 AM]
Video: Netflix Reveals Trailer for "Flavors of Youth" from the Producers of "Your Name"
Told in three chapters in three cities, "Flavors of Youth" explores the simple joys of life through sensual memories and how the beating heart of love cannot be defeated by the flow of time.

[06/21/18 - 10:10 AM]
Bravo Media Kicks Off Casting for "Project Runway" Season Seventeen
Returning to its original home on Bravo, the winner of "Project Runway" will take home $250,000, the largest cash prize in series history.

[06/21/18 - 09:55 AM]
Third Season of HGTV Hit "Desert Flippers" Brings More Sizzling Home Renos to Palm Springs
Real estate and home renovation experts Eric and Lindsey Bennett will fix and flip more hot properties in Palm Springs, California, in a new season.

[06/21/18 - 09:52 AM]
Video: Sony Crackle Releases Trailer and Key Art for Summer Original Movie, "Office Uprising," Premiering Thursday, July 19
Brenton Thwaites, Zachary Levi, Jane Levy, Karan Soni, Ian Harding and Alan Ritchson star in the project.

[06/21/18 - 09:10 AM]
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Tapped as Roast Master for the "Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis"
The event (#BruceWillisRoast) will tape at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 14 and will premiere on Sunday, July 29 at 10:00/9:00c on Comedy Central.

[06/21/18 - 09:03 AM]
Prime Video Exclusive "Zoe" to Launch on July 20
The futuristic love story follows two colleagues, played by Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux, at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships.

[06/21/18 - 09:02 AM]
AT&T Audience Network to Bring "Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience" and Show Panel to 2018 San Diego Comic-Con International
Fans can be the first to play the virtual reality (VR) escape room game, "Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape," on the HTC Vive Pro - the next generation of VR headsets.

[06/21/18 - 09:00 AM]
"Adventure Time" Minecraft Partnership Expands to Consumer Products; Announces Episode Premiere Date
This special episode titled "Diamonds and Lemons" features Finn and his friends experiencing setbacks and creative triumphs in a fantastic new vision of Ooo.

[06/21/18 - 08:58 AM]
MTV Launches "MTV Studios" After Record Growth on Linear and Digital
The initial slate includes a reimagined version of the feminist icon "Daria"; cult sci-fi hit "Aeon Flux"; groundbreaking reality series "The Real World"; and an update of the Emmy Award-winning coming of age unscripted series "Made."

[06/21/18 - 08:24 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, Gordon Ramsay Lead Demo Race
The network wins the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.