or


[04/06/16 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, April 6
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!


BOYS, THE (Cinemax, New!) - Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book - about "a CIA squad, known informally as 'the boys,' whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, eliminate some of them - is being developed as a TV series at the pay channel. Eric Kripke ("Revolution") is spearheading the Sony Pictures Television-based project, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg attached to direct. Original Film's Neal Moritz, Pavun Shetty and Ori Marmur; Point Grey Pictures' James Weaver; Ken Levin and Kickstart's Jason Netter will likewise executive produce alongside said trio with Ennis and Robertson serving as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)


CITIZEN (Hulu/Paramount; W: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Josh Pate & Nicholas Schutt; D: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) - Multihyphenate Tom Waits has joined the cast of the drama pilot, billed as a fresh take on the hero origin story blending elements of magical realism and gritty vigilantism set against the backdrop of a vibrant, supernaturalized Los Angeles. He'll play Cesar, "a priest who is a walking anachronism of virtue and vice, mostly virtue. A proudly anti-authoritarian man, Cesar runs a guerrilla humanitarian outfit with questionable legality from his church in Boyle Heights." (Deadline.com)


EYEWITNESS (USA/UCP; W: Adi Hasak; D: Catherine Hardwicke) - Warren Christie ("Motive") is the latest addition to the upcoming drama, which delves into the lives of two innocent teenaged boys after they secretly meet up in the forest, bear witness to a shooting and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and in fear of being found by the perpetrator, they remain silent but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and when you witness a horrible event it changes everything, forever. He'll play Ryan Kane, "a man spiraling into an abyss of violence who will do anything possible to escape detection after committing a series of passion-fueled murders." (Deadline.com)


MODEL WOMAN (ABC/TriStar; W: Helen Childress; D: Richard Shepard) - Jamie Bamber, Kaley Ronayne and Marcus Callender have all been cast in the drama pilot, set in the late 1970's during the notorious Model Wars and centers on Bertie Geiss (Andie MacDowell), a tempestuous matriarch and uncompromising businesswoman at the helm of an internationally renowned modeling agency. Bamber will take over from Felix Gomez as Lio Fibonacci, "a longtime colleague of Bertie and Miller Geiss who reads more rock star than agent and opens a rival agency that he plans to take to the top." Ronayne then is set as Rebecca Blackwell, "the top model in the world"; with Callender as Drew Pickett, "a handsome couture designer who is planning to design a clothing line for TG Bigbees Department Stores, though he worries it will be the end of his couture business." (Deadline.com)


SHOTS FIRED (FOX/20th; W: Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood; D: Gina Prince-Bythewood) - Alicia Sanz, Edwina Findley, Marqus Clae and Shamier Anderson have all been tapped for roles on the event series, which examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. Sanz will play Paula, "Javier's (Angel Bonanni) new girlfriend who has a volatile relationship with Ashe (Sanaa Lathan)"; with Findley as Shirlane, "a reporter covering the shooting"; Clae as Cory, "a 17-year-old tough talker who might know more about the shooting than he lets on"; and Anderson as Maceo Terry, "a pro football player and brother of Preston Terry (Stephan James)." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - "Arrow" co-star Katie Cassidy has confirmed her exit from the series following the events of tonight's episode (TVLine.com); FYI will pull the plug on "Kocktails with Khloé" after 14 weeks, despite previously extending its run through 23 (Deadline.com); Bella Heathcote has joined the cast of "The Man in the High Castle" as Nicole Becker, "a young, Berlin-born filmmaker who will cross paths with Joe (Luke Kleintank)" (Deadline.com); Guy Burnet is set to recur on "Hand of God" as Raymond Kelly, "an unassuming chameleon; meticulous, professional and sharp and handy in any situation" (Deadline.com); Cynthia Sikes is likewise bound for "Aquarius" as Betty Goodale, "a socialite with strong connections in the California Republican Party who befriends and mentors Grace (Michaela McManus)" (Deadline.com);

Brad Garrett will be featured in the two-part season finale of "Law & Order: SVU" as "a corrections officer at Rikers who maintains his reputation as a hardworking family man, but hides a long history of corruption and violence against female inmates, both inside and out of prison" (Deadline.com); Lili Simmons has been tapped for an arc in HBO's "Westworld" as Abigail, "who works in the park and uses her good looks and charm to lure Westworld guests into the saloon" (Deadline.com); and Madeline Brewer and Malachi Kirby are both set for an upcoming installment of Netflix's "Black Mirror" from director Jakob Verbruggen (Deadline.com).






  [april 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· AQUARIUS (NBC)
· ARROW (CW)
· BLACK MIRROR (NETFLIX)
· BOYS, THE (AMAZON)
· CITIZEN (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EYEWITNESS (USA)
· HAND OF GOD (AMAZON)
· KOCKTAILS WITH KHLOE (FYI)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, THE (AMAZON)
· MODEL WOMAN (ABC)
· MOTIVE (USA)
· REVOLUTION (NBC)
· SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
· WESTWORLD (HBO)





[09/19/18 - 02:30 PM]
FOX Orders 10th Season of Television's No. 1 Cooking Show, "MasterChef," To Air During the 2018-2019 Season
In addition, multi-award-winning television producer Natalka Znak has been added as executive producer.

[09/19/18 - 12:44 PM]
Travel Channel Gets Dangerously Close to Real "Monster Encounters" with Wildlife Expert Casey Anderson
Premiering on Tuesday, October 30, Anderson's mission is to track down and document evidence of animals so large, or unusual, that they defy belief.

[09/19/18 - 11:15 AM]
FX Orders Third Season of "Snowfall"
The third season will premiere on FX in 2019.

[09/19/18 - 10:04 AM]
OWN Announces Fourth Season Renewal of Hit Megachurch Drama "Greenleaf" from Lionsgate
The announcement comes as the acclaimed drama delivered a season high in its Wednesday time period with more than 2.3 million viewers and a 1.90 rating in the network's key women 25-54 demo.

[09/19/18 - 10:02 AM]
Gearheads Put Their Motor Knowledge to the Test in Discovery's All-New Game Show "Brake Room" Hosted by Comedian Nick Stevens
Comedian and unapologetic Boston sports nut Nick Stevens hosts the series and pits gearheads against each other to test their motor knowledge in the hopes of winning the alluring "mystery box."

[09/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS' "Murphy Brown" to Debut with a Special Extended Episode, Thursday, Sept. 27, 9:30-10:05 PM
To make room, the second season premiere of "S.W.A.T." will air 10:05-11:05 PM, ET/PT.

[09/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
Amazon Studios Signs Overall Deal with Emmy Award-Winning Producer and Director Reed Morano
Morano made history by being the first woman to ever win the Emmy and DGA Award in the same year for a dramatic series - both for her work on "The Handmaid's Tale" and was the first woman to win an Emmy in the Drama series category in 22 years.

[09/19/18 - 09:16 AM]
Comedy Special "Flight of the Conchords: Live in London" Debuts Oct. 6
The HBO special was taped before a live audience at the Eventim Apollo and features the Conchords performing songs from their recent "Flight of the Conchords Sing Flight of the Conchords Tour."

[09/19/18 - 09:00 AM]
TBS Sets October 23 Premiere Date for Season Two of 2017's #1 New Cable Comedy "The Guest Book"
New series regulars include Jimmy Tatro, Kimiko Glenn and Dan Beirne.

[09/19/18 - 08:15 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Dominates Another Tuesday with "Got Talent"
The penultimate episode of this summer's edition easily wins the night in all categories.

[09/19/18 - 08:00 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Terrifying New Trailer for "The Haunting of Hill House"
A modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson's iconic novel, "The Haunting of Hill House" explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.

[09/19/18 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Trailer & Key Art for "Shirkers"
"Shirkers" was a Singapore-made 1992 cult classic from teenage friends Sandi Tan, Jasmine Ng and Sophie Siddique - or it would have been, had the 16mm footage not been stolen by their enigmatic American collaborator Georges Cardona.

[09/19/18 - 06:31 AM]
Music Superstars Carrie Underwood, Imagine Dragons and Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign to Perform at the "2018 American Music Awards"
Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the "2018 American Music Awards," the world's largest fan-voted awards show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 9 at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[09/19/18 - 06:00 AM]
"The Kelly Clarkson Show" Sold to the NBC Owned Television Station Group
The 11 NBC owned stations can be viewed in nearly 30% of U.S. households.

[09/18/18 - 03:31 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night Among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 17.