or


[07/10/17 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Monday, July 10
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!


ARROW (The CW) - Stephen Amell has revealed Manu Bennett's Slade Wilson will return in a yet-to-be-revealed capacity for the upcoming sixth season. (TVLine.com)
CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS) - Showrunner Erica Messer has inked a two-year overall deal with producer ABC Studios where she'll remain at the helm of the series as well as develop new projects via her newly launched Erica Messer Productions. (Deadline.com)
DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS, THE (Amazon) - Erinn Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, Drew Logan Powell and Swoosie Kurtz have all signed onto the upcoming comedy. The series centers around "Wyatt (Gabriel Bateman) and his brothers who are coming to terms with the death of their dad, Patrick (Diamantopoulos), loving husband and enthusiastic father to his three boys." Diamantopoulos will also play Uncle Terry, "Patrick's identical twin brother"; with Hayes as Beth, "the mother of Wyatt (Bateman), Dash (Powell), and Liam"; and Kurtz as Tiffany, "Beth's mother-in-law." (Deadline.com)
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) - Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of the midseason drama. She'll succeed Kathleen Rose Perkins as Beth from the original pilot. (Deadline.com)
GRAVES (Epix) - Juliette Lewis will recur on the show's second season as Bailey Todd, "a hard-living, leather-clad, tell-it-like-it-is NYC music manager and producer." (Deadline.com)
HAPPY VALLEY (HBO) - Annie Parisse has been cast as Mary Kay Paterno, Joe Paterno (Al Pacino)'s daughter, in the docudrama about the Penn State sexual abuse scandal. (Deadline.com)
HIT THE ROAD (Audience) - Richard Dreyfuss will drop by the newcomer as the father of Jason Alexander's character, "a gruff, grizzled dysfunctional jerk of a dad who doesn't have a single kind word to say about his son." (Deadline.com)
WHO FEARS DEATH (HBO, New!) - Nnedi Okorafo's sci-fi fantasy novel - "a fictionalized post-apocalyptic future version of Sudan, where the light-skinned Nuru oppress the dark-skinned Okeke" - is being developed as a TV series by the pay channel with George R.R. Martin attached as an executive producer. No other auspices were given. (Deadline.com)
YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX) - Raymond J. Barry will drop by the upcoming season as Burt, "a loner who meets Jimmy (Chris Geere) in the special hourlong season four opener." (THR.com)





  [july 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ARROW (CW)
· CRIMINAL MINDS (CBS)
· DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS (AMAZON)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOOD GIRLS (NBC)
· GRAVES (EPIX)
· HAPPY VALLEY (HBO)
· HIT THE ROAD (AUDIENCE)
· WHO FEARS DEATH (HBO)
· YOU'RE THE WORST (FXX)





[08/16/17 - 09:01 AM]
USA Network and Universal Cable Productions Confirm Spinoff Pilot Starring Gina Torres to Air in the Current Season of "Suits"
When Jessica Pearson is forced to enter the dirty world of Chicago politics, she must rely on her legal wits and valiant relationships from Pearson Specter Litt to navigate this unknown territory.

[08/16/17 - 08:23 AM]
An All-New Season of "Victoria" Premieres January 14, 2018 on "Masterpiece" on PBS
More than 16.2 million viewers tuned in for "Victoria's" premiere season, making it the highest-rated drama on PBS in 20 years - second only to "Downton Abbey."

[08/16/17 - 08:17 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Continues Its Win Streak
The Peacock, powered by "America's Got Talent," has won Tuesday night for 13 consecutive weeks.

[08/15/17 - 01:43 PM]
Julian McMahon Joins Cast of Hulu Original Series, "Marvel's Runaways"
While his origins and ultimate intentions are unknown, McMahon will be a pivoltal player in the Runaways' rebellion against their parents.

[08/15/17 - 01:14 PM]
Showtime Sports(R) to Chronicle the 2017 United States Naval Academy Football Team with Weekly Docu-Series "A Season with Navy Football"
After chronicling The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Florida State Seminoles in its first two seasons, the original franchise returns to reveal a vastly different picture of student-athlete life.

[08/15/17 - 11:21 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' Newest "Garage Sale Mystery Month" Premiere Scores as Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Telecast in Network History
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/15/17 - 11:20 AM]
Video: Netflix Announces the Launch Date and Debuts Trailer for Original Documentary Short "Resurface"
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it won a Special Jury Mention and will launch globally on Netflix on September 1.

[08/15/17 - 10:44 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Calls All Aboard with "Mighty Cruise Ships" and "Mighty Trains"
Look for both series back-to-back beginning Sunday, September 3 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/15/17 - 10:31 AM]
2017 "NFL on CBS" Broadcast Pairings Feature Five New Teams Led by New Lead Announce Team of Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
Beth Mowins will become the first woman to ever call play-by-play for the network's NFL games when she teams with new game analyst Jay Feely to call Cleveland-Indianapolis on September 24.

[08/15/17 - 10:08 AM]
Patrick Dempsey, Ben Schnetzer, Damon Wayans Jr and Virginia Madsen Star in the MGM Television, Eagle Pictures and Barbary Films New Television Series Based on the Worldwide Best-Selling Novel "The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair"
The project takes place in coastal Maine and focuses on Marcus Goldman who is visiting Harry Quebert's home to find a cure for his writer's block as his publisher's deadline looms.

[08/15/17 - 10:06 AM]
Netflix Renews "Ozark" for a Second Season
The Jason Bateman/Laura Linney-led drama will return for 10 new episodes.

[08/15/17 - 10:02 AM]
"Younger" Continues to Break All-Time Series Records with Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Episode Ever
TV Land further spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 9.

[08/15/17 - 10:01 AM]
"Project Runway" Gets Accessorized with Launch of Three New Digital Series from A+E Networks' 45th & Dean
Fan favorite digital series "Project Sammy's Way," which debuted with season 15, also returns this year.

[08/15/17 - 09:15 AM]
"Mysteries of the Abandoned: Chernobyl's Deadly Secrets" Premieres Thursday, August 31 at 9 PM on Science Channel
For the past seven years, engineer Philip Grossman's obsession has been the abandoned landscape that has developed out of the infamous nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

[08/15/17 - 08:28 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Bachelor in Paradise" Win Demo Crown
The Alphabet narrowly edges NBC and "American Ninja Warrior" among adults 18-49.