or


[08/15/17 - 11:38 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, August 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!


ARROW (The CW) - Kirk Acevedo has been cast as Ricardo Diaz, a.k.a. Richard Dragon, as part of a season-long recurring arc: "A hardened ex-con recently released from prison for crimes he didn't commit, Ricardo Diaz is bent on taking over Star City's criminal underworld. A master in hand to hand combat, honed by years of life on the street, Diaz has yet to meet a foe he can't take down." (Deadline.com)
CASTLE ROCK (Hulu) - Scott Glenn has joined the cast of the psychological horror series as Alan Pangborn, "a retired Sheriff who presided over some of the darkest years in Castle Rock's checkered history." (Deadline.com)
CRASH & BURN (Hulu) - Emmy-nominated actor Denis O'Hare and Tony Award winner Rachel Bay Jones have both signed onto the drama pilot. He'll play Steve's (Alex Fitzalan) father, Jacob, "who struggles with a son he sees as supercilious and unfocused." Jones then is set as Steve's mother Debbie, "a put-together woman with a full social life, which often serves as a welcome distraction from the issues facing her and her family at home." (Deadline.com)
CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (The CW) - Josh Groban will drop by the new season as "a mysterious and helpful stranger." (TVLine.com)
EXORCIST, THE (FOX) - Christopher Cousins and Cyrus Arnold are both bound for the new season in recurring roles. The former will play Peter Morrow, "a local investigator with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and a family friend of Andrew's (John Cho)." Arnold will portray David "Truck" Johnson III, "one of Andrew's foster kids. He's big for his size so people treat him like an adult, but he still thinks and acts like a child." (Deadline.com)
QUANTICO (ABC) - Russell Tovey's Harry Doyle is set to return as a series regular for the show's third season. (Deadline.com)
SIMPSONS, THE (FOX) - William Friedkin, director of 1973's The Exorcist, will lend his voice to the show's annual "Treehouse of Horror" installment, due on October 22. He'll play Dr. Kenneth Humphries in a chapter "which finds Homer cannibalizing himself after he runs out of food while Marge and the kids are away from home." (TVLine.com)
SMILF (Showtime) - Austin Abrams is set to recur on the newcomer as Casey, the son of Connie Britton's Ally. (TVLine.com)
TAKEN (NBC) - Adam Goldberg is the latest addition to the show's revamped sophomore run as Kilroy, "a gray hat hacker described as a tech elitist who is eccentric and intelligent with a droll sense of humor." (Variety.com)
UNTITLED SCOOTER BRAUN PROJECT (CBS, New!) - Scooter Braun, "a manager who launched the careers of Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others," is reportedly spearheading a new singing competition series at the Eye. No specifics were given about the project, which may be based on an existing yet-to-be-announced format. (THR.com)
Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (Amazon) - Karl Gajdusek has been tapped as the showrunner for the Christina Ricci-led series' second season. Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin, who ran the show's freshman run, will remain as executive producers. (Deadline.com)





  [august 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· ARROW (CW)
· CASTLE ROCK (HULU)
· CRASH & BURN (HULU)
· CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· EXORCIST, THE (FOX)
· QUANTICO (ABC)
· SIMPSONS, THE (FOX)
· SMILF (SHOWTIME)
· TAKEN (NBC)
· UNTITLED SCOOTER BRAUN PROJECT (CBS)
· Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (AMAZON)





[01/20/18 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Keeps Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"MacGyver" and "Hawaii Five-0" lead the night in adults 18-49, while "Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program.

[01/19/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 19
Updates include: FOX orders first wave of pilots; Netflix's "The Kominsky Method" fills out cast; and "The Flash's" Keiynan Lonsdale moves to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[01/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
The Final Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Begin February 19 on Disney XD
The final episodes will unfold over three weeks, with two back-to-back episodes premiering every Monday night on Disney XD, until its epic 90-minute conclusion on Monday, March 5.

[01/19/18 - 09:59 AM]
Netflix Announces New Original Documentary Series Launching Winter/Spring 2018
"Flint Town" and "Wild Wild Country" will join the previously announced "Ugly Delicious," among others.

[01/19/18 - 09:24 AM]
Steve Harvey's "Steve" Renewed for Season Two
"Steve" has already been sold in 90% of the U.S. on NBC Owned Television Stations as well as leading station groups across the country including Sinclair and Hearst.

[01/19/18 - 09:23 AM]
Discovery's Street Outlaws Are Racing to a City Near You in the All-New Series "Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings"
A sneak peak airs Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00/9:00c and all-new episodes continue on Wednesday, March 7 at 9:00/8:00c.

[01/19/18 - 08:17 AM]
Joel McHale Unveils New Weekly Series Coming to Netflix
"The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale" is a new, weekly half-hour topical series that takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe.

[01/19/18 - 08:13 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition in Viewers, Demos
Plus: ABC and The CW's dramas return up from their fall finales.

[01/19/18 - 07:26 AM]
David Bromstad Helps Lottery Winners Hit the Real Estate Jackpot in New Season of HGTV's "My Lottery Dream Home"
The 14 fresh episodes will follow David as he and his instant-millionaire clients tour three spectacular properties to find the family their forever home.

[01/18/18 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, January 18
Updates include: Gabrielle Union-led "Bad Boys" spin-off gets pilot order from NBC; Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Catherine Dyer to visit FOX's "The Resident"; and Damon Lindelof renews overall deal with Warner Bros. Television.

[01/18/18 - 06:31 PM]
Freeform Sends Zoey Off to Sophomore Year with a Season 2 Order of "grown-ish"
The premiere boasted Freeform's highest debut for a comedy in nearly six years.

[01/18/18 - 05:01 PM]
Breaking News from Freeform's First-Ever Freeform Summit
The network reveals premiere dates for "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," "The Bold Type" and "Famous in Love" and more!

[01/18/18 - 12:21 PM]
Video: "Brockmire" Returns to the Booth in the Big Easy - First Season 2 Teaser Released
In a first look, Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) arrives in New Orleans, seeking redemption while wallowing in excess and looking to get his once-legendary baseball broadcast career back on track.

[01/18/18 - 11:52 AM]
Video: A Series Inspired by the Greatest Corruption Scandal of All Time - "The Mechanism" Will Be Revealed on March 23
Get ready to join a small group of dogged investigators on the hunt to discover the inner workings of the biggest corruption scheme of all time and the impact their pursuit will have on everyone involved - including themselves.

[01/18/18 - 11:06 AM]
"Party of Five" Reboot from Sony Pictures Television, with Original Creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, Lands Put Pilot Commitment at Freeform
The reboot will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.