or


[01/15/16 - 11:36 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 15
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!


RUN AND GUNN (The CW, New!) - Wendy Riss Gatsiouni ("Reign") has sold a new drama to the netlet which "takes place in the '70s and centers on a young "B movie" studio head on the brink of ruin who hires a talented aspiring female director and an unlikely group of financial bakers, cast and crew to produce a movie that will save his company." Jeffrey Kramer, Laurie McCarthy and Elliott Webb will also executive produce via the former's CBS Television Studios-based Juniper Place Productions. (THR.com)


SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, A (Netflix/Paramount; W: TBA; D: Brad Silberling) - Neil Patrick Harris is in negotiations to star in the streaming service's adaptation of Daniel Handler's book, which recounts the tale of the orphaned children Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire at the hands of the villainous Count Olaf (Harris), as they face trials and tribulations, misfortunes, and an evil uncle in search of their fortune, all in their quest to uncover the secret of their parents' death. Brad Silberling has been tapped to direct the series, presumably succeeding Barry Sonnenfeld, while Mark Hudis has exited as showrunner. (THR.com)


STRIKE FORCE (CBS, New!) - Robert Port ("Agent X") has booked a potential drama at the Eye about "a specialized task force comprised of intelligence officers from multiple federal agencies who go after the worst criminals in the country." The project is based on the life of DEA agent Chris Giovino. Jeffrey Kramer also serves as an executive producer via his CBS Television Studios-based Juniper Place Productions. (THR.com)


UNTITLED MATT GROENING PROJECT (Netflix, New!) - Matt Groening ("The Simpsons") is in talks to develop a new animated series for the streaming service. No details were given about the project, other than Groening will write and executive produce. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Evan Katz, Manny Coto, Patrick McKay and John D. Payne have all bowed out of FOX's "Hellfire," based on the clandestine society from Marvel Comics (THR.com); Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum are set to make the broadcast rounds with a new multi-camera comedy "set at a legal marijuana dispensary in Colorado and revolves around an ensemble of potheads" (Deadline.com); FOX is still in talks with producers of "So You Think You Can Dance" about a 13th season (Deadline.com); Katie Aselton will recur on "Togetherness" in a yet-to-be-revealed role (Deadline.com); and Matt Cedeño will drop by "The Originals" as "a callous, smart and manipulative vampire from the Mikaelsons' past who comes to New Orleans seeking vengeance" (TVLine.com).






  [january 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· AGENT X (TNT)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DISENCHANTMENT (NETFLIX)
· HELLFIRE (FOX)
· HELLFIRE (FOX)
· ORIGINALS, THE (CW)
· REIGN (CW)
· RUN & GUNN (CW)
· SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, A (NETFLIX)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· STRIKE FORCE (CBS)
· TOGETHERNESS (HBO)





[11/23/20 - 03:20 PM]
"Dateline NBC" Wins November Sweep Period
NBC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/23/20 - 03:20 PM]
For the First Time in 5 Years, "20/20" Is Friday's No. 1 Newsmagazine During November 2020 Sweep in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54
ABC spins the numbers for the November sweeps period.

[11/23/20 - 02:27 PM]
Have a Holly Jolly Season with CBS' Holiday Specials!
The Eye recaps its holiday offerings in the upcoming weeks.

[11/23/20 - 01:01 PM]
"Resident Alien" - New Dramedy Starring Alan Tudyk Premieres Wednesday, January 27 at 10pm ET/PT on Syfy
Based on the Dark Horse comic, the series follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor.

[11/23/20 - 12:06 PM]
John Barrowman Is Set to Return for the "Doctor Who" Holiday Special on BBC America
In the upcoming special titled "Revolution of the Daleks," Captain Jack will be on hand to help the fam as they discover a disturbing plan forming involving one of the Doctor's most feared and dangerous enemies, the Daleks.

[11/23/20 - 12:00 PM]
TLC's "7 Little Johnstons" Returns with a Season of Love on Tuesday, December 29 at 8PM ET/PT
After each new episode, viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look with the new digital original series "Inside the Episodes," in which the Johnstons dish on all of the moments the cameras didn't capture.

[11/23/20 - 10:00 AM]
FOX and Its Free Streaming Platform, Tubi, to Jointly Encore Season One of Critically Acclaimed Comedy "The Moodys," Starring Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins
FOX will air the program's first two episodes on Sunday, December 20, from 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT.

[11/23/20 - 09:59 AM]
HBO's "The Art of Political Murder," A Real-Life Political Thriller About the Investigation Into the Murder of Guatemalan Bishop Juan Gerardi, Debuts December 16
The film, executive produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, tells the story of the 1998 murder of Guatemalan human rights activist Bishop Juan Gerardi, which stunned a country ravaged by decades of political violence, and the fight for justice that ensued.

[11/23/20 - 09:02 AM]
MTV Greenlights "Deliciousness" Hosted by Tiffani Thiessen with Panel of Foodies Including Angela Kinsey, Kel Mitchell and Tim Chantarangsu
The "Ridiculousness" spin-off will kick off with a one week holiday-themed special event from December 14 to December 18 at 7:00/6:00c.

[11/23/20 - 09:01 AM]
All Seems Lost, But the War Rages on - "Transformers: War for Cybertron - Earthrise" Debuts December 30
Netflix confirmed the news on social media this morning.

[11/23/20 - 08:19 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Night with "Sunday Night Football"
The network cruises to another victory in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[11/23/20 - 08:02 AM]
A Record-Setting 62 Million Households Chose to Watch "The Queen's Gambit" in Its First 28 Days
Said numbers make it Netflix's biggest scripted limited series to date.

[11/23/20 - 08:00 AM]
HBO Special Event "Between the World and Me" Available to Stream for Free on HBOMax.com Beginning November 25
Additionally, HBO's "Between the World and Me Podcast," co-produced by Spoke Media and Domino Sound, will be available on all major podcast platforms.

[11/23/20 - 08:00 AM]
Enjoy the Holidays at Home with "CMA Country Christmas" Airing Monday, Nov. 30, on ABC
This year's event will feature performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling.

[11/23/20 - 07:18 AM]
Crackle Launches Exclusive Documentary Film, "A Reindeer's Journey," Available for Free on Crackle December 1
Narrated by Donald Sutherland and directed by Guillaume Maidatchevsky, the film focuses on Ailo, a newborn reindeer who embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.