or


[09/19/16 - 11:30 PM]
Development Update: Monday, September 19
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!


FARGO (FX) - Scoot McNairy ("Halt and Catch Fire") is bound for the show's third season in a yet-to-be-revealed recurring role. (TVLine.com)
GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo) - Daisy Betts ("Chicago Fire") has been tapped for the upcoming season as Gemma, "an eccentric and charismatic billionaire who will become pals with Phoebe." (TVLine.com)
GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS) - Sarah Steele will reprise her role as Eli Gold's (Alan Cumming) smart and outspoken daughter Marissa Gold in the franchise's upcoming spin-off for CBS All Access. Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo also star in the 10-episode project, set one year after the events of the final episode and centering "around an enormous financial scam that has destroyed the reputation of a young lawyer, while simultaneously wiping out her mentor Diane Lockhart's savings. Forced out of Lockhart & Lee, they join Lucca Quinn at one of Chicago's preeminent law firms." As for Marissa Gold, "she is a brilliant but scattered millennial who begins as Diane Lockhart's secretary, but finds she has a knack for investigating." (Deadline.com)
LAST POLICEMAN, THE (NBC, New!) - Ben H. Winters has landed a put pilot commitment from the Peacock for a small screen take on his novel, "which follows a detective in New Hampshire during the final years of civilization as a catastrophe-level asteroid hurtles toward the planet. Despite the social, political and economic effects of preparing for impact, he keeps his head down and hope alive by solving cases amidst the ever-increasing chaos." Said effort comes from the Sony Pictures Television-based Original Films with Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty also executive producing. (Deadline.com)
MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE (Amazon) - Michael Zegen ("Boardwalk Empire") has booked a role on Amy Sherman-Palladino's drama pilot as Joel, "Midge's (soon-to-be-ex) husband. Joel is self-assured, charming, loves to make people laugh and to be the center of attention. Although he has a good job working for his father's company, his real dream is to be a stand-up comedian. It's his dream but not his destiny. And once he figures that out, he decides he can't face his life, or his wife. He leaves but he never manages to completely untangle himself from Midge." (Deadline.com)
SPACED OUT (NBC, New!) - Adam Sztykiel ("Undateable") has scored a pilot production commitment from the Peacock for a single-camera workplace comedy, "which is set in the world of commercial space travel." Warner Bros. Television-based Doozer Productions is behind the half-hour with the company's Bill Lawrence and Jeff Ingold likewise executive producing. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED AUSTIN WINSBERG PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Austin Winsberg ("The Sound of Music Live!") has sold a single-camera comedy to the Eye billed as "a semi-autobiographical look at a dysfunctional family in transition one year after the larger-than-life patriarch has passed away." CBS Television Studios is behind the half-hour with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum also on board to executive produce. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED BOWMAN & MURRIETA PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Felipe Esparza and Dustin Ybarra are set to star in a potential single-camera comedy at the Alphabet about "three very different adult siblings - two of them played by Esparza and Ybarra - who live under one roof in Boyle Heights, a working-class, predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood of Los Angeles. One's a striver destined to become mayor; one's a troublemaker beloved by the neighborhood; and one's the baby and caretaker, destined to hold the family together." Peter Murrieta and Bobby Bowman penned the half-hour for ABC Studios and will executive produce alongside 3 Arts Entertainment's David Miner and Greg Walter. (Deadline.com)





  [september 2016]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
· CHICAGO FIRE (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· FARGO (FX)
· GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE (BRAVO)
· GOOD FIGHT, THE (CBSAA)
· GOOD WIFE, THE (CBS)
· HALT & CATCH FIRE (AMC)
· LAST POLICEMAN, THE (NBC)
· MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL, THE (AMAZON)
· SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, THE (NBC)
· SPACED OUT (NBC)
· UNDATEABLE (NBC)
· UNTITLED AUSTIN WINSBERG PROJECT (CBS)
· UNTITLED BOWMAN & MURRIETA PROJECT (ABC)





[07/26/17 - 03:10 PM]
HBO/Cinemax Programming Overview - Summer 2017
The company recaps its plans for the rest of the year and beyond.

[07/26/17 - 03:09 PM]
Five-Part Miniseries "Chernobyl," Starring Jared Harris, Produced by Sister Pictures and The Mighty Mint as an HBO/Sky Television Co-Production, to Begin Filming Next Year
Harris will play Valery Legasov, the Soviet scientist chosen by the Kremlin to investigate the accident.

[07/26/17 - 03:08 PM]
"Baltimore Rising," Chronicling the Struggle of Police and Activists to Hold the City Together in the Wake of Strife, Debuts in November on HBO
Directed by Sonja Sohn, the film follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels.

[07/26/17 - 03:07 PM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2017
Highlights include Alex Gibney and Blair Foster's Rolling Stone documentary, due in November.

[07/26/17 - 03:06 PM]
Hit HBO Comedy Series "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Starring Larry David, Returns for Its Ninth Season Oct. 1
Guest stars this season include Elizabeth Banks, Ed Begley, Jr., Carrie Brownstein, Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham, Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Offerman, Nasim Pedrad and Elizabeth Perkins.

[07/26/17 - 03:05 PM]
James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal Star in HBO Drama Series "The Deuce," Created by David Simon and George Pelecanos, Debuting Sept. 10
The show's title comes from the local slang for New York's fabled 42nd Street.

[07/26/17 - 03:03 PM]
ESPN Films' Ric Flair 30 for 30 "Nature Boy" Premieres November 7
Director Rory Karpf will take an inside look at Flair's story, including his triumphs, his tragedies, and his pivotal role in turning pro wrestling into mainstream sports entertainment.

[07/26/17 - 03:01 PM]
Jon Stewart Returns to HBO for His First Stand-Up Special in 21 Years
Additionally, this fall Stewart will host the latest "Night of Too Many Stars" all-star benefit for NEXT For AUTISM, to be presented live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, November 18.

[07/26/17 - 01:33 PM]
Comic-Con Trailer for "The Walking Dead," Viewed More Than 31 Million Times in Four Days Breaking Own Record for Views
AMC spins the digital numbers for the trailer to date.

[07/26/17 - 12:38 PM]
21 Million Viewers Tune In to Simulcast Premiere of Disney's "Descendants 2" in Live + 3 Data
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Friday, July 21.

[07/26/17 - 11:14 AM]
Electus Partners with Michael Franzese, Moshe Diamant, and Michael Tadross Jr. to Create New Mafia Series "American Royalty"
The project is a revealing and uncompromising look back at a time when mobsters were bigger than life, often bringing politicians and corporate executives to their knees.

[07/26/17 - 11:00 AM]
Freeform Dives Into Production on New Original Drama Series "Siren"
Sibongile "Sibo" Mlambo joins the previously announced cast of Alex Roe, Eline Powell, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Ian Verdun and Rena Owen.

[07/26/17 - 10:58 AM]
PBS Announces "We'll Meet Again" with Ann Curry, New Six-Part Series Premiering Winter 2018
Exploring some of history's most dramatic events from across the globe through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments.

[07/26/17 - 10:50 AM]
Animal Planet's "Rescue Dog to Super Dog" Gives Assistance and Comfort to People in Need and a Second Chance to Shelter Dogs
The newcomer launches Saturday, August 12 at 10:00/9:00c.

[07/26/17 - 10:49 AM]
Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino to Anchor Science Channel's Primetime Coverage of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at 9 PM
In addition, Massimino will serve as guide to the definitive series on our closest neighbors in the solar system, "The Planets," premiering Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00/9:00c.