or


[08/28/15 - 11:40 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 28
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!


BIG BALLET (ABC, New!) - Liz Heldens ("Deception") has sold a scripted take on the U.K. reality series to the Alphabet. Said effort, which has a significant penalty attached and will be set in Detroit, centers on "a flamboyant retired ballet dancer and a reluctant prima ballerina who work to assemble a troupe of dancers of all shapes and sizes to perform Swan Lake." Rare Day's Emily Renshaw-Smith and Peter Dale as well as Sue Naegle also serve as executive producers for TriStar Television. (Deadline.com)


DOUBT (CBS/CBSP; W: Joan Rater & Tony Phelan; D: Adam Bernstein) - Steven Pasquale ("The Good Wife") has been tapped as the new male lead on the drama pilot, about a smart, successful 30-something defense attorney (Katherine Heigl) who shockingly falls for one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. He'll play "the decent, altruistic pediatric surgeon Billy, who may or may not be guilty of murdering a 15-year-old girl many years ago." Pasquale takes over from Teddy Sears in the original pilot. Production has likewise shifted from New York to Los Angeles. Dreama Walker, Dule Hill, Elliott Gould, Kobi Libii and Laverne Cox also star. (Deadline.com)


JURY, THE (ABC, New!) - V.J. Boyd and Mark Bianculli are set to team for a new drama at the Alphabet which "follows a single murder trial a season as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors' judgment, and how their preconceptions change along the way." Sony Pictures Television-based Carol Menselsohn Productions is behind the project, which has a significant penalty attached. Boyd, Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz will executive produce with Bianculli as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)


TRAIL, THE (NBC, New!) - Jeff Astrof and Matt Miller are likewise teaming up for a new single-camera comedy billed as "spoof of crime documentaries" about "the arrest and trial of a beloved poetry professor from a small town in South Carolina, who is accused of brutally murdering his wife, and the young Northeastern lawyer hired to defend him." The project has a put pilot commitment with said duo executive producing for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - USA has axed its freshman drama "Complications" (@jason_omara); VH1 has rescinded its second season order for "Hindsight" (Deadline.com); "Eye Candy" alum Victoria Justice has inked a talent holding deal with FOX and 20th Century Fox Television (Deadline.com); Desmond Harrington will drop by "Limitless" as "a special agent with the FBI SWAT team who has a background in martial arts, combat sports and meditation" (THR.com); Sutton Foster will visit Amazon's "Mad Dogs" as "a stubborn and fierce Mennonite wife gone rogue" (TVLine.com); and Nicole Scherzinger has been added to the talent roster of NBC's "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" (Variety.com).






  [august 2015]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· BEST TIME EVER WITH NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (NBC)
· BIG BALLET (ABC)
· BIG BALLET (OVATION)
· COMPLICATIONS (USA)
· DECEPTION (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DOUBT (CBS)
· EYE CANDY (MTV)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HINDSIGHT (VH1)
· JURY, THE (ABC)
· LIMITLESS (CBS)
· MAD DOGS (AMAZON)
· TRIAL & ERROR (NBC)
· UNTITLED VICTORIA JUSTICE PROJECT (FOX)





[11/21/19 - 12:00 PM]
HISTORYCon(TM) Launches April 3-5, 2020 at Pasadena Convention Center
The enthusiast event will feature fan-favorite series talent, renowned historians, authors and experts in a weekend-long convention dedicated to exploring and celebrating our country's cultural, societal, and political milestones, and helps mark the network's 25th anniversary.

[11/21/19 - 11:30 AM]
Disney Channel Orders a Third Season of Its Popular Live-Action Daughter/Father Comedy "Sydney to the Max"
"We're thrilled to be investing in another season of this endearing comedy and to continue working with our very talented showrunner Mark Reisman," said Kory Lunsford.

[11/21/19 - 11:30 AM]
DC Universe Drama Series "Stargirl" Secures Exclusive Linear Window on The CW Network
The CW will broadcast each episode the day after its debut on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

[11/21/19 - 11:02 AM]
EPIX(R) Lands Urban Myth Films' Reimagining of "War of the Worlds"
The eagerly-anticipated, contemporary reimaging of H.G. Wells timeless classic is created and written by BAFTA award-winning writer Howard Overman.

[11/21/19 - 10:51 AM]
OWN Announces New Unscripted Relationship Series "#LoveGoals" Premiering March 2020
The series joins OWN's popular Saturday night lineup of unscripted shows that focus on love and relationships.

[11/21/19 - 10:03 AM]
Video: Amazon Prime Video Releases Teaser Trailer for "Hunters" Series
Executive produced by Academy Award-winner Jordan Peele and led by legendary Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, "Hunters" follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City.

[11/21/19 - 10:00 AM]
CBS All Access Announces Expansion of Original Content Team
"Together we've built an originals brand for CBS All Access that stands apart in the marketplace, and I look forward to continuing to work with this incredible team to grow the service and our originals slate even further," said Julie McNamara.

[11/21/19 - 10:00 AM]
ABC Announces 2020 Midseason Premiere Dates
Highlights include the launch of drama "For Life" and the return of "American Idol."

[11/21/19 - 09:07 AM]
Netflix Develops New Animated Adventure Series "Oni" Inspired by Japanese Folklore
The series will feature a hybrid of both stop motion and computer generated animation.

[11/21/19 - 09:02 AM]
Showtime Renews "Desus & Mero" for a Second Season
The series will return for season two on Monday, February 3 and will air all-new episodes every Monday and Thursday at 11:00/10:00c.

[11/21/19 - 09:00 AM]
Disney Channel Orders Second Season of Animated Fantasy-Comedy "The Owl House" Ahead of Its Series Premiere Friday, Jan. 10
Created and executive-produced by Dana Terrace, the series follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who stumbles upon a portal to a magical realm where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and a tiny warrior, King.

[11/21/19 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, NBC Share Adults 18-49 Crown
NBC's "Chicago" fall finales and FOX's "The Masked Singer" top charts in said demographic.

[11/21/19 - 07:21 AM]
CJ ENM/Studio Dragon-Netflix Announce a Long-Term Partnership
As part of a three-year partnership beginning in 2020, Studio Dragon and its stellar roster of creators will produce original series that will be available to Netflix members all over the world.

[11/21/19 - 06:00 AM]
Legendary Singer/Songwriter Carole King to Present Artist of the Decade Honor to Taylor Swift at the "2019 American Music Awards(R)," Airing Live Sunday, Nov. 24, on ABC
"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to present Taylor with the Artist of the Decade honor," said King.

[11/21/19 - 02:58 AM]
Video: The Gods and Giants Are Coming: "Ragnarok" Premieres January, 31 2020 - See the First Teaser
The series is set in the small, fictitious town of Edda, situated in the grand, breathtaking Norwegian nature.