or


[01/06/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 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!


CBS FRESHMAN COMEDIES (CBS) - The Eye has commissioned additional installments of its three freshman comedies: "Kevin Can Wait," bringing its season total to 24 episodes; and "The Great Indoors" and "Man With a Plan," both of which will now produce full 22 episode seasons. (Deadline.com)
JACK RYAN (Amazon) - Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game) has been tapped to helm the debut installment of the series, based on Tom Clancy's literary hero of the same name, to be played by John Krasinski. Additionally, Daniel Sackheim has signed on as the series' producer/in-house director. (Deadline.com)
MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS) - Valerie Harper and Stacy Keach have been cast as the parents of Matt LeBlanc's titular character, Adam Burns. They'll appear in at least two episodes. (TVLine.com)
ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (AMC, New!) - Kirsten Dunst is set to star in a potential hour-long series at the cable channel about "the cult of free enterprise and one woman's relentless pursuit of the American Dream in the early '90s. Recently widowed and left with nothing, minimum-wage Orlando water park employee Krystal Gill (Dunst) lies, schemes and cons her way up the ranks of Founders American Merchandise - the cultish, flag-waving, multibillion-dollar pyramid scheme that drove her to ruin in the first place." Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) will direct from a script by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky with Smokehouse Pictures' George Clooney and Grant Heslov likewise executive producing for TriStar Television and AMC Studios. (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - JoAnna Garcia Swisher will reprise her role as Ariel on an upcoming episode this season. Her character "was last seen helping Ursula (Merrin Dungey) get her happy ending by reuniting the sea witch with her father, Poseidon (Ernie Hudson), in season 4." (EW.com)
UNTITLED ALAN BALL PROJECT (HBO) - Sosie Bacon, Daniel Zovatto, Raymond Lee and Jerrika Hinton have all been cast in the Holly Hunter-led drama project: in which "philosophy professor Greg Bishop (not yet cast) and his lawyer wife Audrey Black (Hunter) are socially conscious idealists who decided to build a family by adopting children from Vietnam, Somalia and Colombia (Hinton, Zovatto, Lee) before having their own child in their 40s (Bacon). Then, one of the children begins to see things others cannot. Is it mental illness? Or something else?" Lee will play Duc, "a successful life coach, adopted from Vietnam when he was five"; with Hinton as Ashley, "creator and owner of a retail fashion website, wife and mother of a 4-year-old who was born in America to Somalian refugees, adopted when her mother died and her father was deported"; Zovatto as Ramon, "who was adopted from an orphanage in Colombia at 18 months and now is in his final year of college, studying video game design"; and Bacon plays Kristen, "the only biological child of her parents." (Deadline.com)





  [january 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GREAT INDOORS, THE (CBS)
· HERE & NOW (HBO)
· JACK RYAN (AMAZON)
· KEVIN CAN WAIT (CBS)
· MAN WITH A PLAN (CBS)
· ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA (AMC)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)





[12/16/17 - 08:26 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Dramas Hold Off Competition
The Eye edges NBC in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[12/15/17 - 12:44 PM]
Final Season of Netflix Original Series "Love" to Premiere March 9, 2018
"I am really excited about the third season of 'Love.' I think it is our sweetest, funniest season and ends our story in a beautiful way," said series co-creator and executive producer Judd Apatow.

[12/15/17 - 12:21 PM]
TLC's Beloved Series "Say Yes to the Dress" Returns for Its Sixteenth Season, Airing on Saturday Nights Beginning January 6 at 8/7c!
The Saturday night celebration will culminate in a new, two-hour special event featuring TLC's "Four Weddings," airing at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/15/17 - 12:18 PM]
USA Locks February 27 10/9c Premiere Date for "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G."
The anthology series chronicles the dual police investigations of Greg Kading (Josh Duhamel) and Russell Poole (Jimmi Simpson) into the controversial murders of Tupac Shakur (Marcc Rose) and The Notorious B.I.G. (Wavyy Jonez).

[12/15/17 - 10:57 AM]
Performers and Co-Host Announced for "FOX's New Year's Eve with Steve Harvey: Live from Times Square," Airing Sunday, Dec. 31 on FOX!
The celebration will air live from iconic Times Square in New York with an epic countdown to 2018, featuring views of the Times Square Ball as it drops to ring in the New Year.

[12/15/17 - 10:54 AM]
"Titans" Releases First Image of Hawk & Dove
The Hawk and Dove suits were designed by renowned costume designer Laura Jean Shannon.

[12/15/17 - 09:03 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases New Drama "The Chi" for Early Sampling
The pay channel is releasing the pilot today, ahead of its on-air debut Sunday, January 7 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/15/17 - 09:02 AM]
ABC Sets "Once Upon a Time" Premiere Date Following Winter Break
Following tonight's fall finale, look for new episodes beginning Friday, March 2.

[12/15/17 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Thursday Night Football" Keep Demo Crown
The Peacock tops the night among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[12/15/17 - 07:12 AM]
Go Behind the Scenes of Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment on the Two-Hour Special "Apple Music's Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story," Thursday, December 28, on FOX
Originally released on iTunes earlier this year, the film explores the passion and personalities behind Bad Boy Entertainment.

[12/15/17 - 06:30 AM]
CBS Announces "Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy(R) Salute" Concert
The special will be broadcast later in 2018 on the CBS Television Network.

[12/15/17 - 05:36 AM]
"Roseanne" Returns to ABC with All-New Episodes in a Special Hour-Long Premiere, Tuesday, March 27
"Roseanne" will air in its regular time slot, 8:00-8:30 p.m., beginning Tuesday, April 3, followed by "The Middle," which will move to 8:30 p.m.

[12/14/17 - 01:11 PM]
Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment Announce "DC in D.C."
Events will take place Friday, January 12, and Saturday, January 13, at the Newseum, and will culminate with the world premiere screening of the upcoming DC series "Black Lightning."

[12/14/17 - 12:57 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Celebrates the Pol-Idays with "The 12 Days of Dr. Pol" Marathon
The marathon continues through the new season, which premieres Saturday, January 6 at 9:00/8:00c.

[12/14/17 - 12:30 PM]
Nickelodeon's New Original Animated Series, "The Adventures of Kid Danger," to Debut Friday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
The original "Henry Danger" live-action cast will continue their roles, now as voice talent, on the brand-new animated series.