[08/30/17 - 11:20 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, August 30
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!

CLOSURE (NBC, New!) - Josh Berman ("Drop Dead Diva") has booked a put pilot commitment from the Peacock for a new drama based on the inspiring story of Serena Nunn, who at 19 was "sentenced to 15 years for conspiracy to distribute drugs, despite her being a star student and her negligible role in the crime as the girlfriend of a drug dealer." Nunn, whose sentence was commuted after 11 years, went on to earn college and law school degrees, ultimately becoming a lawyer following a pardon by President Obama last year. Osprey Productions' Berman and Chris King will executive produce alongside Get Lifted Film Co. principals John Legend, Mike Jackson and Thais Stiklorius for Sony Pictures Television. Nunn and Sam Sheldon, who filed a petition for a presidential commutation on her behalf, are executive consultants. (Deadline.com)
GOLDBERGS, THE (ABC) - A.J. Michalka's Lainey won't return as a series regular on the upcoming fifth season of the comedy. (TVLine.com)
LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME (NBC) - Anna Osceola has been cast in "The Menendez Murders" as Noelle Terlesky, "a blonde coed that Erik Menendez met in Lake Tahoe four months after the murders. He feels very close to her and believes that she gets him. She remains supportive of him even after he confesses to the murders." (Deadline.com)
LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC) - Annabeth Gish is bound for an upcoming episode as "a defense attorney." (TVLine.com)
OATH, THE (Crackle) - J. Anthony Pena will recur on the upcoming drama as Carl, "a medically retired police officer and Raven. He opened a bar and lets the Ravens set up shop in the back room to keep it afloat. He is fiercely loyal to his cop patrons, Tom Hammond in particular." (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Robin Givens will guest on the series as Eudora, "a loving mother to Tiana (Mekia Cox) and benevolent noblewoman. Formerly wealthy, now facing financial disaster, she handles the transition with grace and inner moral strength." (EW.com)
SEAL TEAM (CBS) - Judd Lormand has been cast in the newcomer as Lt. Commander Eric Blackburn. No other specifics were given. (Variety.com)
SNOWPIERCER (TNT) - Susan Park has signed onto the feature-turned-drama pilot as Jinju, "the finest chef at the train's finest restaurant, and a member of the train's elite." (Deadline.com)

  [august 2017]  


[03/18/18 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Continue Win Streak
The Eye takes home top honors in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

[03/17/18 - 08:05 PM]
"Will & Grace" Extends Its Triumphant Return with Season Three Pick-Up
In addition, the network has increased the season two order, which will begin again next fall, from 13 to 18 episodes.

[03/17/18 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NCAA Scores Another Victory for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, March 16
Updates include: Zachary Knighton latest bound for "Magnum, P.I." at CBS; James Davis to round out NBC's "Friends-in-Law"; and David Tennant to join Jennifer Garner in HBO's "Camping."

[03/16/18 - 12:58 PM]
Paramount Network Presents "It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards"
When Wayne Wolfe discovered that infamous serial killer Ed Edwards was his estranged grandfather he became compelled to answer one potentially life-altering question - are killers born, or are they made?

[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
USA Network Renews "The Sinner" for Season 2
Season two lures Detective Harry Ambrose (Bill Pullman) back to his hometown in rural New York to assess an unsettling and heart wrenching crime - parents murdered by their 11-year-old son, with no apparent motive.

[03/16/18 - 11:30 AM]
"Elvis Presley: The Searcher," Two-Part Music Documentary Chronicling His Creative Journey, Debuts April 14 on HBO
The project follows his creative journey from childhood through the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions.

[03/16/18 - 11:00 AM]
Jake McDorman and Nik Dodani Join the Cast of "Murphy Brown" When It Returns to CBS
McDorman will play Avery, Murphy's millennial journalist son who is following in his mother's footsteps, perhaps too closely, and has his mother's competitive spirit and quick wit.

[03/16/18 - 10:45 AM]
Discovery Gives MacGyver a Run for His Money in All-New Series "Last Outpost"
Backcountry builders Clint Greathouse and Todd Anderson create one-of-a-kind builds, using nothing but recycled parts, out-of-the box creativity, and sheer determination.

[03/16/18 - 09:21 AM]
Food Network Launches New Snapchat Show "Chopped U" Headlined by Lazarus Lynch
New episodes of the six-week show air Sundays on Snapchat's Discover page, and previously released episodes will be available using Snapchat's Search feature.

[03/16/18 - 09:16 AM]
Bradley Whitford, Steve Zahn and Lamorne Morris to Star in National Geographic's "Valley of the Boom," Six-Part Limited Series Set in '90s Tech Bubble from STXtv
John Karna, Oliver Cooper and Dakota Shapiro also star in the project.

[03/16/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with NCAA Tournament Coverage
The Eye's primetime portion leads the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/16/18 - 08:02 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Reveals Premiere Date and Sneak Peek for "Patrick Melrose"
The Benedict Cumberbatch-led drama will launch on Saturday, May 12 at 9:00/8:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:55 AM]
Freed's Bakery Serves Up More Show-Stopping Cakes in New Season of "Vegas Cakes"
Look for the first of 13 new episodes on Monday, April 2 at 10:00/9:00c.

[03/16/18 - 07:10 AM]
EPIX Captures Espionage Drama "Deep State"
Starring Mark Strong and Joe Dempsie, the gritty new drama is set to premiere on Sunday, June 17 at 9:00/8:00c.