or


[05/10/19 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 10 - Odds & Ends
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) - Eric McCormack has signed on to recur on the show's third season as "an eccentric university art professor who loves to challenge and inspire his students." (Deadline.com)
EMERGENCE (NBC) - The Allison Tolman-led drama pilot, originally shot for NBC, is reportedly now under consideration at producer ABC Studios sibling ABC. (Deadline.com)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Chris Carmack, Jake Borelli and Greg Germann have been promoted to series regulars as part of today's two-season renewal. They play doctors Atticus "Link" Lincoln, Levi "Glasses" Schmitt and Thomas Koracick, respectively. (Deadline.com)
HEART OF LIFE (ABC) - The drama pilot, inspired by John Mayer's hit song of the same name, is "no longer in fall 2019 consideration and will undergo redevelopment." Said effort will "likely include a new take on the concept and a new script." (Deadline.com)
LINCOLN/PERFECT HARMONY (NBC) - The Peacock is reportedly in negotiations to pick up both pilots, which are produced by outside studios Sony Pictures Television and 20th Century Fox Television, respectively. (Deadline.com)
LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (HBO) - Executive producers J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele have released a statement in reaction to Georgia's controversial abortion bill this week: "In a few weeks we start shooting our new show, 'Lovecraft Country' and will do so standing shoulder to shoulder with the women of Georgia. Governor Kemp's 'Fetal Heartbeat' Abortion Law is an unconstitutional effort to further restrict women and their health providers from making private medical decisions on their terms. Make no mistake, this is an attack aimed squarely and purposely at women. We stand with Stacey Abrams and the hardworking people of Georgia, and will donate 100% of our respective episodic fees for this season to two organizations leading the charge against this draconian law: the ACLU of Georgia and Fair Fight Georgia. We encourage those who are able to funnel any and all resources to these organizations." (Deadline.com)
MIXED-ISH (ABC) - The upcoming "Black-ish" prequel series plans to recast Anders Holm's character Paul, Bow's father. It's not clear if said decision was tied to ABC holding the backdoor pilot episode until next season, allowing time for reshoots with the new actor. (Deadline.com)
NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (ABC) - The Alphabet has passed on its proposed revival of the 1990s FOX staple. Co-producer Universal Television plans to shop the project elsewhere. (Deadline.com)
SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (Netflix) - The streaming service has confirmed the animated series will return for a third season on August 2 with Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis joining the voice cast as Huntara. (@DreamWorksSheRa)
STEVE (Syndication) - Steve Harvey's syndicated talk show, the successor to 2012-17's "Steve Harvey," will sign off in June after two seasons. The show reportedly just finished taping its last original episode. (Deadline.com)
UNTITLED NYPD BLUE SPIN-OFF PROJECT (ABC) - The much-ballyhooed revival series will not be going forward this fall at the Alphabet. It's understood the project "will be tweaked and likely undergo some reshoots for midseason consideration." (Deadline.com)





  [may 2019]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· ATYPICAL (NETFLIX)
· BLACK-ISH (ABC)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DREAMWORKS SHE-RA AND THE PRINCESSES OF POWER (NETFLIX)
· EMERGENCE (ABC)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HEART OF LIFE (ABC)
· LINCOLN RHYME: HUNT FOR THE BONE COLLECTOR (NBC)
· LOVECRAFT COUNTRY (HBO)
· MIXED-ISH (ABC)
· NEW YORK UNDERCOVER (ABC)
· PERFECT HARMONY (NBC)
· STEVE (SYNDICATION)
· STEVE HARVEY (SYNDICATION)
· UNTITLED NYPD BLUE SPIN-OFF PROJECT (ABC)





[05/29/20 - 03:00 PM]
Apple Unveils First Look at New Original Comedy Series "Ted Lasso," Starring Jason Sudeikis
In the series, due on August 14, Sudeikis plays a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer.

[05/29/20 - 12:31 PM]
Max Audiences Fall in Love with "Love Life" - HBO Max Accelerates Episode Release Schedule in Response to Strong Viewership
Next Thursday, June 4, episodes 4, 5 and 6 will be available to binge on HBO Max, and on Thursday, June 11, the final four episodes of the first season will be added.

[05/29/20 - 11:05 AM]
Disney+ Original "Diary of a Future President" Returns for a Second Season
The series has received a 10-episode order and will stream exclusively on Disney+.

[05/29/20 - 09:32 AM]
HBO Max Acquires Exclusive Streaming Rights to Hit Comedy "Young Sheldon" in Deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
"In order for Sheldon Cooper to visit his younger self, he would need to manipulate spacetime. All you actually need is HBO Max," said Chuck Lorre and Steven Molaro.

[05/29/20 - 08:10 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Stays on Top with "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"
The Alphabet once again wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/29/20 - 07:01 AM]
BYUtv Premieres Free Fun-Filled Scripted Shows for Entire Family this Summer
Highlights include the exclusive U.S. airing of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's action-adventure series "Itch."

[05/29/20 - 03:14 AM]
Video: "Curon" - Official Trailer - Netflix
17 years after the tragic events that forced her to leave Curon, a woman returns home with her twin children.

[05/29/20 - 01:09 AM]
Netflix Announcing the Cast of Icelandic Series "Katla" by Acclaimed Director Baltasar Kormakur
One year after the outbreak of a violent eruption of the subglacial volcano Katla, the peace and tranquility in the small town of Vík has been dramatically disturbed with the eruption still active.

[05/28/20 - 11:14 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 28
Updates include: Elizabeth Klaviter to run "Clarice" at CBS; YouTube's "Cobra Kai" expected to get a new home; and TV series based on feature "Upgrade" in the works from Blumhouse Television.

[05/28/20 - 04:06 PM]
Season 2 of "Dishmantled" Is Coming Soon to Quibi
The Tituss Burgess-hosted series will be back on the streaming service.

[05/28/20 - 04:04 PM]
Video: "Japan Sinks: 2020" - Official Trailer - Netflix
From director Masaaki Yuasa, the project marks the first anime adaptation of the bestselling science fiction novel by Sakyo Komatsu.

[05/28/20 - 02:36 PM]
HBO Max Greenlights "Homeschool Musical: Class of 2020"
Said event is inspired by Laura Benanti's online movement #SunshineSongs, in which she offered to be an audience for the students around the country whose spring musicals were cancelled because of COVID-19.

[05/28/20 - 01:52 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates Three-Year Anniversary of Alex Honnold's Historic Ascent of El Capitan with a "Jared Leto Cinema Club" Virtual Viewing Party of "Free Solo" on Wednesday, June 3, at Noon PT
Leto will also be releasing a "Free Solo"-inspired T-shirt with 100% of the profits being donated to two organizations - the Honnold Foundation and Partners in Health.

[05/28/20 - 12:20 PM]
Apple Orders "Hedy Lamarr," Starring and Executive Produced by Gal Gadot
The project, written and executive produced by Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Treem, was previously set up at Showtime.

[05/28/20 - 11:24 AM]
Oxygen's "Snapped" to Unravel the Infamous Case of Betty Broderick Premiering Wednesday, July 15, at 8PM ET/PT
Convicted of murdering her ex-husband, Dan Broderick and his new wife, Linda Broderick on November 5, 1989, "Snapped" investigates the tale of a woman scorned, a shattered family, and a violent double-murder. For a sneak peek,