or


[09/06/17 - 11:29 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 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!


BLOOD DRIVE (Syfy) - James Roland took to his blog with the news the series, which wrapped its freshman run tonight, has been canceled after one season. (MidnightGrindhouse.com)
HAVE MERCY (CBS, New!) - Dailyn Rodriguez ("Queen of the South") has booked a new drama at the Eye about "a Latina doctor unable to practice when she immigrates to Miami who begins work as a nurse's assistant, but risks everything when she opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment to serve the community." The project is based on Martin Rohe and Jan Gall's German series from 2015. Intrigue Entertainment's Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter as well as I Can & I Will Productions' Gina Rodriguez and Emily Gipson will also executive produce for CBS Television Studios. (Deadline.com)
HOT BENCH (Syndication) - David Theodosopoulos has been named executive producer of the show's fourth season with Belinda Jackson likewise joining as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
ILLEGAL (The CW, New!) - Rafael Agustin ("Jane the Virgin") has set up a drama at the netlet based on his real-life experience about 16-year-old Rafael: "He is a charming but bumbling high school student just trying to survive puberty. But when this all-American teenager discovers that he is not American at all, his perfect Honor Roll world is turned upside down." Gina Rodriguez and Emily Gipson will executive produce via their CBS Television Studios-based I Can & I Will Productions with Agustin as a co-executive producer. (Deadline.com)
L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (CBS, New!) - Jordan Harper ("Gotham") is spearheading a new small screen take on James Ellroy's noir classic novel-turned-feature, about "three homicide detectives, a female reporter and a Hollywood actress whose paths intersect as the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer through the seedy underbelly of glamorous 1950s Los Angeles." Lionsgate Television and CBS Television Studios are behind the hour with Arnon Milchan also executive producing. FOX previously took a stab at an adaptation in 2000 with Kiefer Sutherland among the principals. (Deadline.com)
ME, MYSELF & I (CBS) - Tim Reid and Alkoya Brunson will both recur on the freshman comedy as the older and younger versions of Jaleel White's present day Darryl: "Smart and savvy, Older Darryl (Reid) has remained the best friend and confidant of Alex Riley for almost 50 years. Confident and practical, Younger Darryl (Brunson) quickly becomes Alex's best friend and collaborator on his inventions." (Deadline.com)
ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC) - Mekia Cox's recent addition Princess Tiana has been upped to series regular for the show's seventh season. (Deadline.com)
RATCHED (Netflix, New!) - Frequent collaborators Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson have scored a two-season, 18-episode, straight-to-series order for a "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" prequel series which will follow "Nurse Ratched's (Paulson) journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster." Michael Douglas, Aleen Keshishian, Margaret Riley and Jacob Epstein are also on board to executive produce with Evan Romansky penning the script and co-executive producing for Fox 21 Television Studios and Lighthouse Management & Media. Murphy will helm the debut installment. Paulson and Paul Zaentz of the Saul Zaentz Company will receive producing credits. (Deadline.com)
STAR (FOX) - Keke Palmer is slated to recur on the show's upcoming sophomore run as Gigi, "a hot recording artist who is "ratchet and rich." While alienating her current label, she is courted by Ayanna and the girl's new label, Midtown records. Despite all the showy glitz, Gigi is a serious musician, looking for "good producers and bomb ass records."" (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT (ABC, New!) - Tim Doyle ("Last Man Standing") has scored a put pilot commitment from the Alphabet for a single-camera comedy about "an Irish-Catholic family with a working class dad, traditional mom. and eight sons as they struggle to cope in the turbulent 1970's. Ten people, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one shower and zero care about "building a child's self-esteem."" ABC Studios, home to Doyle's overall deal, is behind the half-hour. (THR.com)
VEEP (HBO) - Julia Louis-Dreyfus has revealed the show's upcoming seventh season will be its last. (THR.com)





  [september 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· BLOOD DRIVE (SYFY)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GOTHAM (FOX)
· HAVE MERCY (CBS)
· HOT BENCH (SYNDICATION)
· ILLEGAL (CW)
· JANE THE VIRGIN (CW)
· L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (CBS)
· LA CONFIDENTIAL (FOX)
· LAST MAN STANDING (ABC)
· ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· ONCE UPON A TIME (ABC)
· QUEEN OF THE SOUTH (USA)
· RATCHED (NETFLIX)
· STAR (FOX)
· UNTITLED TIM DOYLE PROJECT (ABC)
· VEEP (HBO)





[09/25/17 - 12:06 PM]
Live Musical Production of Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical "Rent" to Air Sunday, January 27, 2019, on FOX
After winning four Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, writer/composer Jonathan Larson's tour de force celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, as it continues to offer an inspiring message of hope and friendship.

[09/25/17 - 12:05 PM]
Emmy(R)-Nominated Sketch Comedy Series "Tracey Ullman's Show" Returns for Second Season Oct. 20 on HBO
Over the course of the new season, Ullman uses her signature brand of sharp satire to shape-shift into a range of public figures and offbeat original characters.

[09/25/17 - 11:10 AM]
Freeform Orders a Pilot Spinoff "Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists," From Warner Horizon Scripted Television
Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish will reprise their roles from the parent series.

[09/25/17 - 11:06 AM]
History(R)'s New Scripted Drama Series "Knightfall" Delving Into the Mysterious World of the Knights Templar Premieres Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
"Knightfall" begins after the fall of the city of Acre, the Templar's last stronghold in the Holy Land, where the Holy Grail is lost.

[09/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
Contractor Mike Holmes and His Family Help Homeowners on New DIY Network Series "Holmes: Next Generation"
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere in March 2018.

[09/25/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee," An Intimate Documentary Portrait, Debuts Dec. 4 on HBO
Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee was largely credited with taking down President Richard Nixon in 1974 after the Post broke the Watergate story, exposing the largest political scandal in American history.

[09/25/17 - 10:01 AM]
Sanaa Lathan Joins Showtime(R) Drama Series "The Affair"
She'll recur as Jenelle, the tough-as-nails principal of the charter school where Noah (Dominic West) teaches, who intrigues him.

[09/25/17 - 09:51 AM]
FX+ Expands Content and Launches on Cox
FX+, a new commercial-free service featuring all seasons of almost every current and library title of FX original series, has added all seasons of 15 additional FX original series.

[09/25/17 - 09:31 AM]
Nickelodeon's Brand-New "SpongeBob SquarePants" Halloween Stop-Motion Animation Special: "The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom" Premieres Friday, Oct. 13, at 7:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special tells the story of the Flying Dutchman (Brian Doyle-Murray) coming to Bikini Bottom to make sure everyone in town is scared - especially SpongeBob, who seems to be unflappable in his belief that spooky things are actually funny.

[09/25/17 - 08:32 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "Sunday Night Football" Top Competition
The Peacock once again leads the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/25/17 - 08:11 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Launch Date and Logo
The network will officially debut on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00/8:00c with a live one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" emanating from the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

[09/25/17 - 08:03 AM]
SundanceTV Starts Production on the Third Season of Its Critically-Acclaimed Series "Hap and Leonard"
The six-part drama, returning to SundanceTV in early 2018, takes inspiration from "The Two-Bear Mambo," the third installment of Joe R. Lansdale's popular book series.

[09/25/17 - 07:34 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts New Trailer for the Film "First They Killed My Father"
Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film is the adaptation of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung's gripping memoir of surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1978.

[09/25/17 - 07:25 AM]
CBS Sports' Coverage of NFL for Week 3 Up +4% Over 2016
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, September 24.

[09/25/17 - 06:03 AM]
Renowned Television Creators Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino Sign Multi-Year Overall Deal with Amazon Studios
Sherman-Palladino and Palladino will develop television projects that will add to their unprecedented two-season greenlight of upcoming Amazon Original Series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," which debuts this fall on Prime Video.