or


[02/15/17 - 11:35 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, February 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!


9J 9K 9L (CBS) - Liza Lapira is the latest addition to the comedy pilot as Eve, "Andrew's (David Walton) wife, a Harvard-educated pediatrician." (Deadline.com)
BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS) - Co-stars Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar are reportedly in final negotiations on new two-year contracts to continue on the Warner Bros. Television-based comedy, paving the way for a likely two-season renewal. (Deadline.com)
DECEPTION (ABC) - Ilfenesh Hadera (Chi-Raq) has been tapped to star in the drama pilot, about a superstar magician (Jack Cutmore-Scott) who, when his career is ruined by scandal, goes to work as a consultant for the FBI. She'll play Kay Daniels, "a take-charge, hard-working FBI special agent who teams up with [him]." (Deadline.com)
FOR GOD & COUNTRY (NBC) - Mike Vogel ("Under the Dome") has scored the lead role on the drama pilot as Michael Dalton, "commander of the ISA-Special Operations Group responsible for getting back a kidnapped American doctor. He will do whatever it takes to make sure no foreign nation gets away with harming Americans." (Deadline.com)
GOLIATH (Amazon) - The streaming service has commissioned a second season of the series with Clyde Phillips taking over as day-to-day showrunner. David E. Kelley, Jonathan Shapiro and Ross Fineman all remain as executive producers. (Deadline.com)
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) - Mae Whitman ("Parenthood") is the latest addition to the drama pilot as Annie, "a single mom who, terrified of losing her son in a custody battle, agrees to the store robbery in the hope that she might come away with enough money for a good attorney." (Deadline.com)
HAPPY PEPPERS, THE (NBC) - James Burrows is set to direct and executive produce the comedy pilot, about an adult brother and sister who wind up living together for the first time since they were kids, after one of them suffers a big loss. (Deadline.com)
JAWBREAKER (E!, New!) - Filmmaker Darren Stein is looking to bring his 1999 feature to the small screen at the cable channel. Said effort, to be co-written with George Northy, "follows a new clique whose world is rocked by an accidental killing at a bachelorette party. The incident sets in motion an audacious, juicy soap in which the women will go to great lengths to keep their secret hidden." Sony Pictures Television and Universal Cable Productions are behind the project while Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz and Judy Greer co-starred in the film. (Deadline.com)
LOVE (Netflix) - Chris Witaske has been promoted to series regular for the show's recently ordered third season. (THR.com)
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS) - Randall Einhorn will direct and executive produce the single-camera comedy pilot, which examines one man's life over a 50-year span: as a 14-year-old in 1991, a 40-year-old in present day and a 65-year-old in 2042. (Deadline.com)
MIDDLE, THE (ABC) - Monica Horan will drop by fellow "Everybody Loves Raymond" alum Patrica Heaton on the series as Anna Ferguson, the never-before-seen matriarch of the family which accidentally took Brick home as a baby. (TVLine.com)
SEARCHERS (The CW) - Jeanine Mason ("Of Kings and Prophets") is the latest addition to the drama pilot as Juniper, "a girl who has spent 22 hard years on Earth, a cunning and audacious thief who has had her fair share of run-ins with the law. " (Deadline.com)
START UP (ABC) - Tiya Sircar ("The Good Place") has booked the female lead on the comedy pilot, about a guy (Zach Braff) in his mid-30s with a wife and two kids makes the crazy decision to quit his good job and dive into the brave new world of starting a business. She'll play his wife, Noush, an attorney. (Deadline.com)
TRUSTEE, THE (ABC) - Meaghan Rath ("Being Human") has booked a lead role on the drama pilot, about Eliza Radley (Rath), a very good, but slightly reckless narcotics detective who finds out that her police station's "trustee" - a nonviolent felon assigned to help cops with odd jobs, filing, custodial work - has insight into a case she's trying to crack, and the two women are forced to team up. Michael Engler is also on board to direct. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED KOURTNEY KANG PROJECT (NBC) - Rebecca Creskoff ("Hung") has signed onto the comedy pilot, about what it's like to grow up as the only girl in the only mixed race family in the suburbs of Philadelphia in 1988. She'll play Patty Jean, "Katie's (Isabella Russo) Irish spit-fire, beautiful and fun mother." (Deadline.com)
VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX) - Edgar Ramirez and Darren Criss have been cast as the title's Gianni Versace and killer Andrew Cunanan, respectively. (Deadline.com)





  [february 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· 9JKL (CBS)
· ALEX, INC. (ABC)
· AMERICAN CRIME STORY (FX)
· BEING HUMAN (SYFY)
· BIG BANG THEORY, THE (CBS)
· BRAVE, THE (NBC)
· DECEPTION (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOLIATH (AMAZON)
· GOOD GIRLS (NBC)
· GOOD PLACE, THE (NBC)
· HUNG (HBO)
· JAWBREAKER (E)
· LOVE (NETFLIX)
· ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· MIDDLE, THE (ABC)
· OF KINGS AND PROPHETS (ABC)
· PARENTHOOD (NBC)
· RELATIVELY HAPPY (NBC)
· SEARCHERS (CW)
· TRUSTEE, THE (ABC)
· UNDER THE DOME (CBS)
· UNTITLED KOURTNEY KANG PROJECT (NBC)





[12/04/20 - 12:13 PM]
"Big Cat Tales" Returns to Animal Planet for An All-New Season on Friday Dec. 4
The series documents the present-day prides and families of the lions, leopards and cheetahs of the Maasais Mara National Reserve in Kenya, including the Marsh Pride.

[12/04/20 - 12:07 PM]
ESPN & ABC Combine to Nationally Televise 49 Games During First Half of 2020-21 NBA Regular Season
The "NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC" series will return for its sixth season with a star-studded slate featuring some of the league's most anticipated matchups.

[12/04/20 - 12:01 PM]
TBS Slates "American Dad," "The Misery Index" Holiday Specials
Look for both installments during the week leading up to Christmas.

[12/04/20 - 11:51 AM]
Sundance Now's Highly Anticipated New Political Drama "Total Control" Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Sundance Now on Thursday, December 17, 2020
Rachel Griffiths and Deborah Mailman star in the six-part drama series.

[12/04/20 - 10:44 AM]
Maureen McCormick of "The Brady Bunch" and Interior Designer Dan Vickery to Star in New Home Renovation Series "Frozen in Time"
Fans nostalgic for decades past can travel back in time with the new home renovation series, streaming on discovery+, Discovery Inc.'s new subscription streaming service, beginning Monday, January 4.

[12/04/20 - 10:33 AM]
Chadwick Boseman Will Posthumously Receive the Hero for the Ages Honor at the 2020 "MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time"
Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. will present the award which honors a star whose heroism on-screen was only surpassed by the true hero they were off-screen.

[12/04/20 - 10:00 AM]
Apple TV+ Orders New World Surf League Docuseries
The six-part documentary series will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the aspirations, failures and accomplishments of the world's best surfers as they battle for the WSL Title and struggle to remain on the elite WSL Championship Tour.

[12/04/20 - 09:46 AM]
Oxygen Kicks Off 2021 with New Series from Ice-T, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos and Blumhouse Television During the Nine Nights of Twisted Killers Event
The nine night stunt will feature the launch of four new series "Florida Man Murders" (Jan. 9), "Framed By The Killer" (Jan. 15), "One Deadly Mistake" (Jan. 16), and "Exhumed" (Jan. 17), along with a brand new two-hour special "Monster Preacher" (Jan. 16).

[12/04/20 - 09:28 AM]
Revelations, Receipts, and Hot Tea Are Served on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Potomac" Three-Part Reunion Beginning Sunday, December 13, at 9:15PM ET/PT
Gizelle Bryant, Karen Huger, Ashley Darby, Robyn Dixon, Monique Samuels, Candiace Dillard Bassett, and Dr. Wendy Osefo take to the reunion stage to drop major receipts, indiscretions, and shocking revelations.

[12/04/20 - 09:12 AM]
Mike Rowe Joins Discovery+ with All-New Series, Proving the World Is More Connected Than Ever
"Six Degrees with Mike Rowe" premieres Monday, January 4 on Discovery's streaming service Discovery+.

[12/04/20 - 08:35 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demo Race with "Grey's Anatomy"
The network's flagship drama leads the night among adults 18-49.

[12/04/20 - 08:31 AM]
Showtime(R) Starts Holiday Gifting Early Offering Season Premieres of "Shameless" and "Your Honor" for Free
The network has released over 60 hours of original content for free online sampling, on streaming platforms and on demand to celebrate the holiday season.

[12/04/20 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "We Can Be Heroes" Starring Priyanka Chopra & Pedro Pascal - Official Trailer - Netflix
When alien invaders capture Earth's superheroes, their kids must learn to work together to save their parents - and the planet.

[12/04/20 - 07:27 AM]
HGTV's Annual "White House Christmas 2020" Set to Air on Sunday, Dec. 13, at 6 PM ET/PT
Narrated by Alison Victoria, the special also is a retrospective on the last decade of incredible holiday transformations at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

[12/04/20 - 06:00 AM]
Daveed Diggs Brings His Trademark Flow to Disney Channel in a New and Totally Lit Hanukkah Song, "Puppy for Hanukkah"
The holiday hip-hop song, performed by Diggs and marked by his distinctive vocal style, dense verses with a memorable hook, was written and produced by Diggs with his longtime friends and creative partners William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes.