[12/24/21 - 11:46 PM]
Development Update: Week of December 20-24
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

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9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX) - Julie Benz and Amy Acker will both drop by upcoming episodes of the series. Benz will play Sadie, "an artist and outdoors woman with the humility and wonder of a naturalist but the swagger and brass of a native Texan. She's in the cabin next to Owen's in the hill country." And Acker's Catherine, "the chief of staff to the governor of Texas, is described as an alpha, as well as accomplished, beautiful, and formidable." (TVInsider.com, 12/20)
BOB'S BURGERS (FOX) - Jay Johnston, who voices Jimmy Pesto, has been "sidelined" from the animated series "due to his alleged involvement in the January 6 Capitol Riot."
(Deadline.com, 12/18)
CHARMED (The CW) - Kapil Talwalkar will recur on the upcoming season as Dev, "a handsome, intense and charming 'Gandharva,' a magical creature with the power to influence people with his voice."
(Variety.com, 12/23)
DEAD TO ME (Netflix) - Filming on the show's upcoming third and final season has not been impacted despite "multiple positive Covid tests."
(Deadline.com, 12/21)
EQUALIZER, THE (CBS) - Chris Noth has been fired from the CBS drama "after sexual assault allegations against the actor." He'll only appear in one more episode, due on January 2.
(Deadline.com, 12/20)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Talks are underway with ABC Signature and Shondaland for a potential 19th season of the veteran drama series. Titular star Ellen Pompeo has also has been approached about continuing for another season.
(Deadline.com, 12/22)
JULIE AND THE PHANTOMS (Netflix) - Kenny Ortega took to social media to confirm the series has been canceled after one season, which bowed in September 2020.
(@kennyortegablog, 12/18)
PARTNER TRACK (Netflix) - Lena Ahn will recur on the upcoming drama as "Ingrid's chaotic, artistic, feminist, social-justice-warrior, Gen-Z sister Lina, who is the first to call out the patriarchy and the bland dudes that she dates."
(Deadline.com, 12/20)
PRAISE PETEY/SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (Freeform/NBC) - "Saturday Night Live" head writer Anna Drezen is departing the series to focus on her upcoming Freeform animated comedy "Praise Petey."
(@annadrezen, 12/22)

  [december 2021]  

· 9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)

[01/26/22 - 06:01 AM]
"Rowdy's Places" Available Exclusively on ESPN+
Join Ronda Rousey on a journey to explore one of civilization's oldest sports, competitive fighting.

[01/25/22 - 04:32 PM]
NBC Gives Pilot Order to Shaun Cassidy's Drama "Unbroken"
In the project, three dynastic ranch families on the central coast of California make love and war in a passionate struggle to survive, ultimately setting the stage for a group of fiercely determined young women to win big for all at the National Championship of Rodeo.

[01/25/22 - 03:34 PM]
Timed to the 40th Anniversary of NBC's "Late Night," David Letterman Will Join Seth Meyers for an Interview on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Feb. 1
Adam Duritz of Counting Crows will perform as musical guest.

[01/25/22 - 02:34 PM]
Nat Geo WILD Roars Into 2022 with Annual "Big Cat Week," A Special Six-Part Series from Award-Winning Filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, and the Premiere of "Russia's Wild Tiger" on Jan. 30
This special event includes 11 in-depth programs, each exploring an entirely different big cat species, their struggles as they face extinction, as well as rare, never-before-seen footage in their natural habitats spanning from the Okavango Delta to the Serengeti to Thailand and more.

[01/25/22 - 12:01 PM]
HBO Renews Comedy Series "The Righteous Gemstones" for a Third Season
Created, written and executive produced by Danny McBride, the series tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

[01/25/22 - 11:01 AM]
VH1's Powerhouse Franchises "Love & Hip Hop" and "Black Ink Crew" Team Up for Two-Part Special Event Uniting Cast Members Across Both Series as They Explore Their African Ancestry
Cast members will come together with host Dometi Pongo in this thought-provoking special that will examine the harsh effects of slavery and challenging stereotypes about Black culture, while also celebrating Africa's rich history, music, craftsmanship, style, dance and food.

[01/25/22 - 10:01 AM]
Get Into the Valentine's Day Spirit with "Looney Tunes Cartoons Valentine's Extwavaganza!" a New Special Streaming Feb. 3
In this love-struck episode, Porky's sweet on Petunia, but Daffy is sweet on Porky's sweets.

[01/25/22 - 10:01 AM]
Host Anthony Anderson Reveals "To Tell the Truth" Return Date Via Instagram Post
Cynthia Erivo, Gary Owen and Donald Faison make up the celebrity panel on its return episode, airing Tuesday, February 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/25/22 - 09:50 AM]
Video: A Message from Rick Riordan - "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" - Disney+
The author reveals "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" is officially coming to Disney+.

[01/25/22 - 09:23 AM]
Video: "Before I Forget" - Official Trailer - Paramount+
Paramount+ presents the story of Pascual León, a retired, bitter 65-year-old, diagnosed with the beginning stages of Alzheimer's.

[01/25/22 - 09:21 AM]
NBC & FOX to Air USFL's Inaugural Game in Historic Prime Time Simulcast
The game pits the New Jersey Generals against the Birmingham Stallions, and it will be televised live on NBC and FOX, making it the first scheduled sports competition to air at the same time on two competitive broadcast networks since Super Bowl I aired on NBC and CBS, January 15, 1967.

[01/25/22 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "Super PupZ" New Series Trailer - Netflix Futures
Four superpowered pups work as a pack to help their new kid pals - and a furry alien friend - in a cute and cuddly cosmic adventure!

[01/25/22 - 09:01 AM]
"Pieces of Her" - First Look & Date Announcement
Toni Collette stars in Netflix's series adaptation of Karin Slaughter's New York Times bestselling novel, due on March 4.

[01/25/22 - 08:32 AM]
Angela Simmons, Reginae Carter, and Kendra G. Join Kendall Kyndall as Co-Hosts of ALLBLK's Variety Talk Show, "Social Society"
"Social Society" delivers the perfect blend of comedy and commentary by presenting an unrestricted mix of guest stars, memorable moments, and interviews that challenge society's discomfort with issues facing the culture.

[01/25/22 - 07:29 AM]
CBS Sports' Best Postseason Start in 10 Years Continues with Massive Audiences for Divisional Playoffs
The network's presentation of Kansas City's win over Buffalo on Sunday, January 23 is the most-watched Divisional Playoff game on any network in five years, averaging 42.736 million viewers.