or


[02/01/16 - 11:17 PM]
Development Update: Monday, February 1
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!


COLLECTION, THE (Amazon; W: Oliver Goldstick; D: Dearbhla Walsh) - Richard Coyle, Frances de la Tour, Tom Riley, Jenna Thiam and Mamie Gummer have all joined the cast of the upcoming drama, the story of an illustrious Paris fashion house, emerging from the dark days of the Occupation, now ushering in a new golden age of design and business. Coyle plays Paul Sabine, the couturier with a romantic vision that he hopes will resuscitate a beleaguered, post-war Paris; with De la Tour as his formidable mother, the scheming matriarch Yvette Sabine, a woman who will stop at nothing to use her sons to help achieve her own thwarted ambitions. Riley then is set as Paul's brother Claude Sabine, the true but hidden genius behind the Paul Sabine label; alongside Gummer as Helen Sabine, Paul's American wife, an ex-pat who's called Paris home for over a decade; and Thiam as Nina, the working-class daughter of the Maison's chief seamstress and the unexpected beauty who becomes the iconic face of the label. (LookoutPoint.TV)


INFAMOUS, THE (A&E/A+E; W: Joshua Zetumer; D: Rupert Wyatt) - Vanessa Bell Calloway is the latest to be cast in the pilot, a drama set against real events in turbulent 1990s Los Angeles leading up to the LA Riots, and centers on two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster poised to break out of South Central and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down. She'll play Ellie, "Shannon's (Bokeem Woodbine) mother, a gifted singer who once performed with James Brown but now drives a city bus." (Deadline.com)


SUNSET PPL (NBC/Universal; W: Aaron Colom & Adriano Valentini; D: TBA) - Julianna Guill and Cass Bugge are the first to be cast in the comedy pilot, about a group of millennial friends who struggle with their own made-up rules for personal and professional success. Guill will play Talia, "a beautiful, courageous and intelligent East Coast student of mathematics who abandons her thesis studies to pursue her dream of becoming an actress"; with Bugge as Mel, "a trendy, flaky and often vulgar young woman who teaches stand-up at a local comedy club." (Deadline.com)


TRAINING DAY (CBS/WBT; W: Will Beall; D: Antoine Fuqua) - The Eye's small screen take on Antoine Fuqua's 2001 feature about a rookie LAPD cop who goes on a day-long training course with a rogue detective from narcotics has been ordered to pilot. Said effort is set "15 years after the film left off and gives the dynamic of the characters from the movie a twist, with the rookie cop being black and the corrupt older cop being white." Fuqua Films' Fuqua, Beall, Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman are the executive producers with KristieAnne Reed co-executive producing. (Deadline.com)


WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND (CBS, New!) - Dan Kopelman ("Galavant") has scored a pilot order from the Eye for a new comedy about "two fortysomething parents who were wild and reckless teenagers now face their worst nightmare - raising three teenagers of their own." The Warner Bros. Television-based project marks the Eye's first single-camera comedy order of the season. Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan also serves as an executive producer. (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Naomi Watts and Tom Sizemore are the latest faces bound for Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival while co-creator David Lynch is expected to reprise his role as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole (Deadline.com); Whoopi Goldberg will guest on "Blue Bloods" as Speaker Regina Thomas (@BlueBloods_CBS); and Keiko Agena and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa will drop by "Grimm" for its 17th installment this season (TVLine.com).






  [february 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BLUE BLOODS (CBS)
· COLLECTION, THE (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GALAVANT (ABC)
· GRIMM (NBC)
· INFAMOUS, THE (A AND E)
· SUNSET PPL (NBC)
· TRAINING DAY (CBS)
· TWIN PEAKS (SHOWTIME)
· WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND (CBS)





[10/18/17 - 04:46 PM]
CBS Renews Summer Thriller "Salvation" for Season Two
The series stars Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance and Ian Anthony Dale.

[10/18/17 - 02:00 PM]
"Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson" Airs Sunday, October 22, on FOX
The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode "Homer at the Bat," in addition to Homer Simpson's induction into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year.

[10/18/17 - 12:19 PM]
Nat Geo WILD's "Savage Kingdom: Uprising" Continues to Push the Boundaries of Wildlife Storytelling
Emmy-nominated actor Charles Dance returns to narrate Savage Kingdom: Uprising, a rare look at warring animal clans battling for survival in a remote region of Africa that is drying up after years of flood-soaked abundance.

[10/18/17 - 11:57 AM]
Video: Josie and the Pussycats Make a Fur-ocious Return to Season Two of "Riverdale" with a New Rendition of "Milkshake" by Kelis
As the gang gathers for "Retro Night," the Pussycats perform a rendition of the song "Milkshake" by Kelis while a packed crowd looks on.

[10/18/17 - 11:44 AM]
Lifetime and NeueHouse Madison Square Women's Forum Partner on Luminaries Screening and Conversation Series
The "Luminaries" screening series will be made available to NeueHouse members, followed by a moderated conversation featuring some of the film's stars and creative teams.

[10/18/17 - 11:01 AM]
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network to Air "Queen Sugar" Finale After-Show Special Hosted by Oprah Winfrey Wednesday, November 15
Hosted by Oprah Winfrey, who is also an executive producer on the popular drama, the after-show special will feature exclusive interviews with DuVernay, the ensemble cast and an audience of fans.

[10/18/17 - 10:50 AM]
Velocity Partners with The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas to Support Las Vegas Victims at Velocity's "Barrett-Jackson Live"
Throughout the 21 hours of live coverage, Velocity will offer a Text-To-Donate initiative inviting viewers to text VEGAS to 707070 to support The National Compassion Fund Las Vegas.

[10/18/17 - 10:30 AM]
Tony Award Winner Jane Krakowski and Emmy Award Nominee Chris Diamantopoulos Join Cast of FOX's Live Musical Event, "A Christmas Story Live!," Airing Sunday, December 17, on FOX
Krakowski will play "Miss Shields," the teacher of nine-year-old "Ralphie Parker"; and Diamantopoulos will portray "Ralphie's" dad.

[10/18/17 - 10:21 AM]
Showtime(R) to Premiere New Drama Series "The Chi" on Sunday, January 7 at 10 PM ET/PT
The series explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South Side of Chicago.

[10/18/17 - 10:03 AM]
Alicia Keys Makes Her Triumphant Return as 15-Time Grammy Award Winner Reclaims a Red Chair on Season 14 of "The Voice"
Keys will be joined by Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson, who will be making her coaching debut on "The Voice."

[10/18/17 - 09:38 AM]
E!'s Long-Running Comedy Franchise "Fashion Police" Hands Out Its Last Violation as Series Finale Special Airs Monday, November 27 at 8:00PM ET/PT
Over the past 20 years, the show has welcomed some of the most notable celebrities from the worlds of fashion, entertainment and sports.

[10/18/17 - 09:32 AM]
Video: Andy Samberg, Judy Greer and More Join "Lady Dynamite" - See the All-New Trailer for Season 2!
This season finds our precious Maria embarking on her greatest adventure ever - love.

[10/18/17 - 08:45 AM]
Freeform Commits to "Alone Together," Greenlights Second Season Ahead of January 10 Series Premiere
"'Alone Together' is easily the best show ever made," said The Lonely Island's Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone. "If you don't watch it, you're a fool. There are 4 million shows on TV, but this is the only one worth watching."

[10/18/17 - 08:13 AM]
First Performers Announced for "The 51st Annual CMA Awards," Airing Wednesday, November 8, on the ABC Television Network
Fans will enjoy special performances by CMA Awards nominees Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Underwood.

[10/18/17 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: "This Is Us" Keeps NBC on Top
The Peacock's top drama is up year-to-year among adults 18-49.