or


[10/06/17 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 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!


ATYPICAL (Netflix) - Creator Robia Rashid has signed a new overall deal with producer Sony Pictures Television. (Deadline.com)
BEING JUDGED (FOX, New!) - Nkechi Carroll ("Rosewood") has booked a script order with a penalty for a new drama at the network about Josephine Graves: "No one likes Being Judged, least of all Josephine, who is struggling to figure out this thing called life, while balancing her demanding career, social life, and family responsibilities. Unfortunately for her, she has to do it all under the biggest, brightest, spotlight because at 27 years old she is the youngest judge in the history of America." Chernin Entertainment's Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and Kristen Campo are also on board to executive produce for 20th Century Fox Television. (Deadline.com)
BRIGHT FUTURES (ABC, New!) - Hale Rothstein, Danny Segal and Isaac Schamis are set to team for a new comedy at the Alphabet about "a group of friends who are stumbling through the transition from the clueless, immature 20-somethings they are now, to the successful professionals they have the potential to be." Khalabo Ink Society's Kenya Barris will executive produce alongside Rothstein for ABC Studios with Segal and Schamis as co-executive producers. (Deadline.com)
CHAMPIONS (NBC) - Fortune Feimster has joined the cast of the midseason comedy as Ruby, "a close childhood friend to Vince (Anders Holm) and Matthew (Andy Favreau) and a popular trainer at their gym." (Deadline.com)
CHICAGO PD (NBC) - Zach Appelman will drop by the current season as Matt Miller, "the recently referenced new boyfriend of Intelligence rookie Kim Burgess." (TVLine.com)
LUCIFER (FOX) - Kevin Carroll will recur on the series as The Sinnerman, "a mysterious and twisted criminal mastermind with deep-seeded motivations who has set his sights on Lucifer (played Tom Ellis)." (TVLine.com)
PERFECT 10 (CBS, New!) - Craig Gerard and Matthew Zinman ("Me, Myself and I") have sold a hybrid comedy to the Eye about "a group of former high school classmates who become indispensable parts of each other's lives after reconnecting at their 10-year reunion." Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor will also executive produce for Warner Bros. Television. (Deadline.com)
RIVERDALE (The CW) - Hart Denton has been cast as Betty's long-lost brother Chic on the show's second season. (TVLine.com)
SHINE (FOX, New!) - Feature writer Duane Adler (Step Up) has sold a new drama to the network billed as "a character-driven, multigenerational dance show told through the eyes of three distinct women, each at a different point in their lives and careers. These women stand at a crossroads when it comes to their dreams and relationships, as they form the core of a family that once was a Las Vegas dynasty until it collapsed in scandal, betrayal, and heartbreak. Now they are banding together to reclaim what was theirs as well as try and repair the old wounds between them." Marc Platt and Adam Siegel will also executive produce via their 20th Century Fox Television-based Marc Platt Productions. A penalty is also attached. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED GREY'S ANATOMY SPIN-OFF (ABC) - Jay Hayden, Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre and Barrett Doss have all landed principal roles on the upcoming spin-off series, which follows a group of heroic firefighters. They'll play firefighter Travis, Jack, Dean, Maya and Victoria, respectively. No specifics however were given. Jaina Lee Ortiz and Jason George also star. (Deadline.com)





  [october 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ATYPICAL (NETFLIX)
· BEING JUDGED (FOX)
· BRIGHT FUTURES (ABC)
· CHAMPIONS (NBC)
· CHICAGO PD (NBC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· LUCIFER (FOX)
· ME, MYSELF & I (CBS)
· PERFECT 10 (CBS)
· RIVERDALE (CW)
· ROSEWOOD (FOX)
· SHINE (FOX)
· UNTITLED GREY'S ANATOMY SPIN-OFF (ABC)





[10/19/17 - 01:30 PM]
All-Star Autism Benefit "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs," Hosted by Jon Stewart, to Be Presented Live on HBO Nov. 18
Louis C.K., Stephen Colbert, Abbi Jacobson, Jordan Klepper, Hasan Minhaj, John Mulaney, Olivia Munn, John Oliver and Adam Sandler are among the initial wave of performers.

[10/19/17 - 01:29 PM]
"Bring It!" and "The Rap Game" Return November 24
Lifetime's Friday mainstays will once again air back-to-back beginning at 9:00/8:00c.

[10/19/17 - 12:50 PM]
"2017 CMT Artists of the Year" Special Soars to New Ratings Highs and Ranks as Most Watched in Event History
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 18.

[10/19/17 - 12:06 PM]
AMC Launches New Virtual Reality App, AMC VR, with Brand-New "The Walking Dead" VR Content
Additionally, timed to "The Walking Dead's" 100th episode, AMC VR will debut an extended 360-degree bonus scene from the Season 8 premiere starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Seth Gilliam.

[10/19/17 - 12:03 PM]
American Heroes Channel and Time Inc.'s People(R) Present the 2017 Red Bandanna Hero Award to Combat Wounded Coalition Founder Lt. Jason Redman
A television special produced by Time Inc. Productions, "9/11 Hero: The Red Bandanna Legacy" will also highlight three Red Bandanna Heroes when it premieres on AHC on Saturday, October 28.

[10/19/17 - 11:59 AM]
Hallmark Channel Announces the Launch of "Countdown to Christmas" Fantasy Game
Viewers who play the game will have the opportunity to take their enthusiasm for their favorite Hallmark Channel holiday movies and play for the top prize of $20,000.

[10/19/17 - 11:01 AM]
Emmy(R) Award Nominees Robert and Michelle King to Executive Produce "Your Honor" for Showtime(R)
The project is a legal thriller that rips through all strata of Chicago society.

[10/19/17 - 10:56 AM]
Investigation Discovery (ID), America's #1 True Crime Network, Kicks Off Its Scripted Strand with World Premieres of "Dating Game Killer" and "Final Vision"
Guillermo Diaz and Carrie Preston star in the former while Scott Foley and Dave Annable lead the latter.

[10/19/17 - 10:34 AM]
WGN America Sets "Bellevue" Premiere Date for Tuesday January 23, 2018
The eight-episode, one-hour series stars Academy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Anna Paquin as Detective Annie Ryder, Shawn Doyle as Police Chief Peter Welland and Allen Leech as Eddie Roe.

[10/19/17 - 10:00 AM]
"Better Things" Renewed for Third Season - Peabody-Winning Comedy Series Returns to FX in 2018
"'Better Things' success is testament to the creative genius of Pamela Adlon as a writer, director and actor," said Eric Schrier.

[10/19/17 - 09:47 AM]
Discovery Channel's "Gold Rush" Finds Ratings Gold with Season 8 Premiere
Discovery further spins the numbers for Friday, October 13.

[10/19/17 - 08:30 AM]
Video: New Trailer - Netflix's "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond"
The film is director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman.

[10/19/17 - 08:13 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX, "Empire" Hold Off the Demo Competition
The network's flagship drama is down week-to-week among adults 18-49.

[10/19/17 - 08:06 AM]
HGTV Stars Chip and Joanna Gaines Return for Season Five of "Fixer Upper" on Tuesday, November 21, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In May 2018, Joanna and Chip also will star in a new spin-off series, "Fixer Upper: Behind the Design."

[10/19/17 - 07:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases Second Trailer for "Marvel's The Punisher" and Reveals Launch Date
The Jon Bernthal-led drama will roll out Friday, November 17 on the streaming service.