[01/07/16 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 7
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!

AMERICAN GOTHIC (CBS/CBSP; W: Corinne Brinkerhoff; D: TBA) - Antony Starr ("Banshee") has signed onto the cast of the upcoming drama, which centers on a prominent Boston family that is attempting to redefine itself in the wake of a chilling discovery that links their recently deceased patriarch to a string of murders spanning decades, amid the mounting suspicion that one of them may have been his accomplice. He'll play Garrett, "the firstborn son of a prominent Boston political family. He inexplicably left town 17 years ago and returns home at the news of his father's heart attack." Justin Chatwin and Megan Ketch also star. (Deadline.com)

HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS (Discovery/Raw TV; W: Evan Wright & Seth Fisher; D: Ciàran Donnell) - Michiel Huisman, Robert Aramayo and Bug Hall are the first to be cast in the three-night, six-hour mini-series, which tells the epic story of how two 19-year-old kids from Milwaukee started a company in their backyard that would go on to become an American legend. Huisman will play Walter Davidson with Aramayo as William Harley and Hall as Arthur Davidson. Evan Wright and Seth Fisher penned the project with Ciàran Donnelly helming the opening installment. Donnelly, John Goldwyn and Dimitri Doganis then are the executive producers for Raw TV. Production is set to begin in March for a premiere later this year. (Variety.com)

JURY, THE (ABC/Sony; W: Mark Bianculli & V.J. Boyd; D: TBA) - The drama - 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 - has been ordered to pilot by the Alphabet. Carol Menselsohn Productions' Carol Mendelsohn and Julie Weitz also serve as executive producers. (Deadline.com)

MARLON (NBC/Universal; W: Chris Moynihan & Marlon Wayans; D: TBA) - The Marlon Wayans-led comedy - about an inappropriate but loving father committed to successfully co-parenting with his polar opposite ex-wife - has scored a pilot order from the Peacock. The multi-camera project is also executive produced by Michael Rotenberg and Rick Alvarez. (Deadline.com)

POWERLESS (NBC/WBT; W: Ben Queen; D: Michael Patrick Jann) - Ben Queen's single-camera comedy, set at one of the worst insurance companies in America - with the twist being that it also takes place in the universe of DC Comics, is likewise heading to pilot at the network. In addition, Michael Patrick Jann has signed on to direct and executive produce the half-hour project. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED MATT HUBBARD PROJECT (NBC/Universal; W: Matt Hubbard; D: TBA) - The comedy script - about Andrew and Josie, a happily married interracial couple whose lives take a turn when they move close to Josie's family in Missouri - has been greenlit to produce a pilot. David Miner and Mike Schur will also executive produce. (Deadline.com)

UNTITLED TRACEY WIGFIELD PROJECT (NBC/Universal; W: Tracey Wigfield; D: TBA) - The Peacock has affirmed its pilot order to the Tracey Wigfield-penned comedy, which centers on a mother-daughter relationship that is challenged when an overly involved New Jersey mom gets an internship at her daughter's workplace, a cable news network. David Miner, Robert Carlock and Tina Fey are also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)

WILL (TNT; W: Craig Pearce; D: Shekhar Kapur) - Newcomer Laurie Davidson has scored the title role on the drama pilot, which tells the wild story of young William Shakespeare's arrival onto the punk rock theater scene that was 16th century London - the seductive, violent world where his raw talent faced rioting audiences, religious fanatics and raucous side-shows. Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth) has likewise signed on to direct the hour while Vince Gerardis, Howard Braunstein and Louise Rosager are among the executive producers. (Deadline.com)

AND IN OTHER NEWS... - HBO is reportedly in talks to commission two additional seasons of its flagship drama "Game of Thrones," taking it through its eighth season (Deadline.com); TNT's veteran drama "Rizzoli & Isles" will sign off following its upcoming 13-episode seventh season (Deadline.com); HBO has given "Deadwood" creator David Milch "the green light to resurrect the acclaimed yet painfully short-lived Western" (TVLine.com); TNT has passed on its Aron Eli Coleite-penned drama pilot "Home" while fellow entry "Robbers" has stalled out in the casting process and the DC Comics-based "Titans" won't be moving past the script stage (Deadline.com);

Matthew Morrison will recur on "The Good Wife" as "the AUSA responsible for imprisoning the last four Illinois Governors" (Deadline.com); Gerald McRaney and Summer Glau are both bound for "Castle" in a Los Angeles-set outing about "a legendary and secretive private detective society" (TVLine.com); Crystal Reed will return to "Teen Wolf," but as Marie-Jeanne Valet, "one of the earliest members of the Argent family line" (TVLine.com); boy band One Direction will make a cameo on "Family Guy" (EW.com); and Jewel Staite is bound for "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" as "a tech genius/roboticist who exists in a future in which technology has an even firmer grip on our lives than it does today" (TVLine.com).

  [january 2016]  


[03/19/18 - 12:38 PM]
Jonathan and Drew Scott Take Home Reno Rivalry to San Francisco in New Season of HGTV's "Brother vs. Brother: Jonathan vs. Drew"
Set in the San Francisco suburbs, the new six-episode season of HGTV's popular real estate and renovation competition series will be a hyper-test of the twins' reno know-how.

[03/19/18 - 12:00 PM]
Video: TBS Releases New "The Last O.G." Trailer, Series Premieres April 3
Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish star in the new comedy series that Morgan executive produces alongside creator and executive producer Jordan Peele.

[03/19/18 - 11:06 AM]
NBC Orders Sixth Season of Jane Lynch-Hosted "Hollywood Game Night"
A premiere date and a list of celebrities participating in the new season will be announced at a later date.

[03/19/18 - 11:01 AM]
Vanessa and Nick Lachey to Host the "2018 Miss USA(R)" Competition
Said event will air live Monday, May 21 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, from the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana.

[03/19/18 - 09:35 AM]
"Bizarre Foods" with Andrew Zimmern Is Taking Off on More Culinary Adventures as Production Begins on the New Season
Production begins this month with a shoot on Hawaii's Big Island.

[03/19/18 - 09:30 AM]
Video: ABC Releases the Pilot Episode of Its Upcoming New Drama "The Crossing"
The debut episode of the new drama is available now for all viewers on ABC.com and the ABC app, for subscribers on Hulu and electronic sell-through platforms, as well as on demand across MVPD and digital MVPD providers.

[03/19/18 - 08:48 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Overrun Pushes CBS on Top
The Eye wins the night in total viewers but shares adults 18-49 honors with ABC.

[03/19/18 - 08:10 AM]
Stellan Skarsgard and Emily Watson Join Jared Harris in "Chernobyl," Sky and HBO's Series Based on One of the Worst Man-Made Catastrophes in History
The five-part mini-series brings to life the true story of the unprecedented man-made tragedy, and the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster.

[03/19/18 - 07:04 AM]
Video: "Chef's Table: Pastry" - Trailer Debut & Chef Announcement
Launching April 13, "Chef's Table: Pastry" goes inside the lives and kitchens of the world's most renowned international pastry chefs.

[03/19/18 - 05:00 AM]
Video: Trailer - "Adventure Time" Series Finale - Coming Soon
Cartoon Network teases the show's upcoming final installment.

[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?