|[05/18/23 - 11:45 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 18
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!
ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING/GOTHAM KNIGHTS/SUPERMAN & LOIS (The CW) - No decisions have been made about the future of the aforementioned trio. Traditionally options on a series' cast expire on June 30. (Deadline.com)
DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN (Disney+) - Clark Johnson has signed on to recur on the Marvel Studios series as well as direct two episodes. No character specifics were given beyond he is believed to be playing Cherry. (Deadline.com)
DISNEY+ ORIGINAL PROJECTS (Disney+) - The streamer has earmarked 48 original projects to be removed from its service as part of "a content impairment charge of $1.5 billion to $1.8 billion." Among them are 25 series: "@Gina Yei: #WithAllMyHeartAndMore," "America the Beautiful," "Among the Stars," "Be Our Chef," "Big Shot," "Diary of a Future President," "Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings," "Earth to Ned," "Encore!," "Family Reboot," "Foodtastic," "It's a Dog's Life with Bill Farmer," "Just Beyond," "Marvel's Hero Project," "Rogue Trip," "Shop Class," "The Big Fib," "The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers," "The Mysterious Benedict Society," "The Right Stuff," "The Quest," "The World According to Jeff Goldblum," "Turner & Hooch," "Weird But True!," "Willow," and "Willow: Behind the Magic." And 21 films and specials: "Artemis Fowl," "Best in Snow," "Better Nate Than Ever," "Black Beauty," "Cheaper by the Dozen remake," "Clouds," "Club Mickey Mouse (Malaysia)," "Flora & Ulysses," "Harmonious Live!," "Hollywood Stargirl," "Magic Camp," "More Than Robots," "Own the Room," "Pentatonix: Around the World for the Holidays," "Pick the Litter," "Stargirl," "Stuntman," "The One and Only Ivan," "The Princess," "The Real Right Stuff," "Timmy Failure," and" Wolfgang." (Deadline.com)
GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC) - Co-stars James Pickens Jr., Chandra Wilson, Kevin McKidd, Kim Raver, Camilla Luddington and Caterina Scorsone are all slated to return for the series' landmark 20th season. Other decisions, such as the five new cast additions (Harry Shum Jr., Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis), have yet to be made but "they are all expected to come back," according to said report. As previously announced, Ellen Pompeo and Kelly McCreary have exited as full-time regulars. (Deadline.com)
HELL OF A WEEK WITH CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD/TOONING OUT THE NEWS (Comedy Central) - The cable channel has pulled the plug on both late-night series from executive producer Stephen Colbert. "We will not be resuming production on another season of Hell of A Week," said a Comedy Central spokesperson. "We thank Charlamagne and the amazing team behind the show for its impactful conversations and the incredible collaboration as we look ahead to our future partnership with Charlamagne." "The Emmy award-nominated Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News pushed the boundaries of satirical news and disrupted the late-night landscape with its outspoken animated anchors," added a Comedy Central spokesperson. "We are deeply grateful to Stephen Colbert, RJ Fried, the production team and the talented actors and animators for their unwavering partnership and dedication." (Deadline.com)
HULU ORIGINAL PROJECTS (Hulu) - The streamer is likewise shuttering 16 of its original projects, with its umbrella also encompassing Freeform and FX. They include two movies "Darby and the Dead" and "Rosaline" as well as 14 series: "Best in Dough," "Chefs vs. Wild," "Dollface," "Everything's Trash," "Fearless: The Inside Story of the AFLW," "Keep This Between Us," "Little Demon," "Love in the Time of Corona," "Maggie," "Pistol," "The Come Up," "The Deep End," "The Premise," and "Y: The Last Man." (Deadline.com)
JAKE CHANG/JUSTICE U/POWERPUFF GIRLS, THE/ZORRO (The CW) - The network has formally passed on the aforementioned IP-driven projects and returned them to their studios for potential development elsewhere. (TVLine.com)
ZERO DAY (Netflix) - Edi Gathegi has been cast in the Robert De Niro-led limited series as Carl, "an intense bureaucrat and loyalist of De Niro's former U.S President George Mullen." (Deadline.com)
· @GINA YEI: #WITHALLMYHEARTANDMORE (DISNEY PLUS)
· ALL AMERICAN: HOMECOMING (CW)
· AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (DISNEY PLUS)
· AMONG THE STARS (DISNEY PLUS)
· BE OUR CHEF (DISNEY PLUS)
· BEST IN DOUGH (HULU)
· BIG FIB, THE (DISNEY PLUS)
· BIG SHOT (DISNEY PLUS)
· CHEFS VS. WILD (HULU)
· COME UP, THE (FREEFORM)
· DAREDEVIL: BORN AGAIN (DISNEY PLUS)
· DEEP END, THE (FREEFORM)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· DIARY OF A FUTURE PRESIDENT (DISNEY PLUS)
· DISNEY'S FAIRY TALE WEDDINGS (DISNEY PLUS)
· DOLLFACE (HULU)
· EARTH TO NED (DISNEY PLUS)
· ENCORE! (DISNEY PLUS)
· EVERYTHING'S TRASH (FREEFORM)
· FAMILY REBOOT (DISNEY PLUS)
· FEARLESS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE AFLW (HULU)
· FOODTASTIC (DISNEY PLUS)
· GOTHAM KNIGHTS (CW)
· GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC)
· HELL OF A WEEK WITH CHARLAMAGNE THA GOD (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· IT'S A DOG'S LIFE WITH BILL FARMER (DISNEY PLUS)
· JAKE CHANG (CW)
· JUST BEYOND (DISNEY PLUS)
· JUSTICE U (CW)
· KEEP THIS BETWEEN US (FREEFORM)
· LITTLE DEMON (FXX)
· LOVE IN THE TIME OF CORONA (FREEFORM)
· MAGGIE (HULU)
· MARVEL'S HERO PROJECT (DISNEY PLUS)
· MIGHTY DUCKS, THE: GAME CHANGERS (DISNEY PLUS)
· MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY, THE (DISNEY PLUS)
· PISTOL (FX ON HULU)
· POWERPUFF GIRLS, THE (CW)
· PREMISE, THE (FX ON HULU)
· QUEST, THE (REBOOT SERIES) (DISNEY PLUS)
· RIGHT STUFF, THE (DISNEY PLUS)
· ROGUE TRIP (DISNEY PLUS)
· SHOP CLASS (DISNEY PLUS)
· SUPERMAN & LOIS (CW)
· TOONING OUT THE NEWS (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· TURNER & HOOCH (DISNEY PLUS)
· WEIRD BUT TRUE! (DISNEY PLUS)
· WILLOW (DISNEY PLUS)
· WILLOW: BEHIND THE MAGIC (DISNEY PLUS)
· WORLD ACCORDING TO JEFF GOLDBLUM, THE (DISNEY PLUS)
· Y: THE LAST MAN (FX ON HULU)
· ZERO DAY (NETFLIX)
· ZORRO (CW)
|[12/06/23 - 03:12 PM]
ESPN Platforms Boast Banner Year for College Football, as ABC Leads the Way with Most Total Minutes Watched and ESPN+ Streams the Platform's Most-Watched Season Ever
ABC led the way across all networks and media companies with more total minutes watched than any other individual network, as 24% of the sport's viewers tuned in to ABC.
|[12/06/23 - 03:01 PM]
New TBS Series Hosted by Sarah Silverman, "Stupid Pet Tricks," Premieres with Multi-Network Sneak Peek Across TBS, Discovery, truTV and Animal Planet on Sunday, February 11, 2024
New episodes will debut on TBS every Monday at 9:00/8:00c beginning February 12.
|[12/06/23 - 01:00 PM]
Broadcast Networks to Jointly Honor the Late Norman Lear at Start of Primetime Tonight
In recognition of Norman Lear's vast accomplishments and influence across television, CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox and The CW will simulcast an on-air in memoriam card tonight at 8:00 PM, ET/PT honoring the late legendary TV writer and producer.
|[12/06/23 - 12:20 PM]
"25 Days of Christmas" Delivers Freeform's Most-Watched Week of the Year
Friday's opening night run of "Home Alone" (7 p.m.) was cable's No. 1 movie of the week among Adults 18-49 and Men 18-49.
|[12/06/23 - 11:08 AM]
Lifetime Sets January and February Movie Slate Featuring Kenya Moore, Cush Jumbo, Tamar Braxton and More
First up: "Girl in the Video," a film inspired by real events exploring the dark underworld of catfishing and exploitive videos on the dark web starring Cush Jumbo, set to premiere Saturday, January 13.
|[12/06/23 - 11:00 AM]
Video: Max Releases Brand Spot Showcasing New Footage from Expansive 2024 HBO and Max Original Programming Lineup
"The Sympathizer," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Industry," "Jerrod Carmichael: Reality Show," "The Jinx - Part Two," "My Brilliant Friend," "Elizabeth," "The Franchise," "The Penguin," "Pretty Little Liars: Summer School," "Tokyo Vice," and "Hacks" are among the showcased projects.
|[12/06/23 - 11:00 AM]
Video: ALLBLK Releases Trailer for Highly Anticipated Fifth Season of Fan-Favorite Series "Double Cross," Premiering January 18
Special guest stars this season include Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts and Zimzon Zion.
|[12/06/23 - 11:00 AM]
"Harlem" Will Return to Prime Video for a Third Season!
"The only thing more fun than making season 2 of Harlem was getting to travel across the country and watch it with our fans!" said Tracy Oliver.
|[12/06/23 - 10:00 AM]
Max Original Comedy Special "Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base" Debuts December 21
Comedian, actor, and best-selling author Gary Gulman offers up his hilarious insights on a range of topics - from growing up poor to pretentious suffixes - all with a generous helping of his inventive humor and absurdism.
|[12/06/23 - 10:00 AM]
TLC's Brand New Relationship Series "Love & Translation" Premieres Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 10PM ET/PT
In TLC's brand-new relationship series, three American bachelors travel to paradise where they will be joined by twelve women from nine different countries, who don't speak any English.
|[12/06/23 - 10:00 AM]
FOX to Air Two-Hour Special "M*A*S*H: The Comedy That Changed Television"
Premiering Monday, January 1, join the men and women who made "M*A*S*H" as they celebrate one of the most beloved, enduringly popular, often quoted and influential comedies ever created.
|[12/06/23 - 09:19 AM]
STX Entertainment to Bring the Pussy Riot Story to Screen wWith a Limited Series Adaptation of Memoir by Nadya Tolokonnikova
The series represents the first scripted project of Pussy Riot with the full support of the creator of the movement, Nadya Tolokonnikova, with all preceding projects being documentaries.
|[12/06/23 - 09:15 AM]
"Candy Cane Lane" Becomes Prime Video's Most-Watched Amazon MGM Studios-Produced Movie Debut Ever in the U.S.
Additionally, according to titles tracked by Screen Engine/ASI, "Candy Cane Lane" debuted with the highest reported viewership among streaming (PVOD & SVOD) movie releases for the weekend ending December 3.
|[12/06/23 - 09:01 AM]
Video: "The Underdoggs" - Official Trailer - Prime Video
When Jaycen "Two Js" Jennings, a washed-up former pro football star hits rock bottom, he is sentenced to community service coaching an unruly pee-wee football team in his hometown, he just may turn his life around and reclaim his love of the game.
|[12/06/23 - 09:00 AM]
HBO and Max Brands Ink Exclusive Multiyear Pay-1 Output Agreement with A24
Among the films to be available under the new deal are Sofia Coppola's award-winning Priscilla starring Jacob Elordi and Cailee Spaeny, Kristoffer Borgli's Nicolas Cage starrer Dream Scenario and Sean Durkin's upcoming release The Iron Claw starring Zac Efron and Jeremy Allen White.