[10/20/23 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Week of October 16-20
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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

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CHOSEN, THE (Angel App) - The show's fourth season will first be released exclusively in theaters, distributed by Fathom Events. Look for episodes 1-3 beginning February 1, followed by episodes 4-6 on February 15 and episodes 7-8 on February 29, all in advance of their streaming and linear premieres. (TVLine.com, 10/16)
DAILY SHOW, THE (Comedy Central) - Hasan Minhaj is reportedly no longer in the running to take over as host, despite previously being reported as the frontrunner. (Puck.news, 10/20)
GARGOYLES (Disney+, New!) - Gary Dauberman is spearheading a live-action TV series based on the famed animated series, in which "statues awaken from a thousand-year-old spell and take on the mantle of protecting the city." No other specifics were given. Atomic Monster's James Wan and Michael Clear will also executive produce. (THR.com, 10/16)
HEAD, THE (Max) - Filming is set to begin in November on the show's third season with John Lynch, Katharine O'Donnelly and Olivia Morris all slated to reprise their roles. The new season will "take place in an unknown place in the Sahara desert, in an unusual place that most people never heard of." (Variety.com, 10/17)
LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME (NBC) - John Shiban has been named executive producer and showrunner of the series' upcoming fourth season. (Deadline.com, 10/19)
PROBLEM WITH JON STEWART, THE (Apple TV+) - The streamer has canceled the series after two seasons, a decision billed as "the result of creative differences between the tech giant and the former 'Daily Show' host." Taping for the third season has been scheduled to begin in the next couple of weeks. (NYTimes.com, 10/19)
PSYCH (USA Network) - It's understood "discussions are continuing" for a fourth movie adventure based on the series. (TVLine.com, 10/18)
WINTER PALACE (Netflix) - The eight-episode period drama has cast Cyril Metzger as André Morel; Manon Clavel as Rose, "an ambitious married couple who are running the hotel at the centre of the show"; Simon Ludders as "ambitious aristocrat Lord Fairfax, whose dream is to turn the hotel in a winter holiday destination"; Astrid Roos as Lady Isobel; Henry Pettigrew as Sir Conan Doyle; Clive Standen as Lance Raney; Vincent Heneine as Chef Voclain; Axel Granberger as Marcus; and Alix Henzelin, Antoine Basler, Gaspard Boesch, Roland Vouilloz, Serge Musy and Karim Barras in unspecified roles. (Variety.com, 10/18)

  [october 2023]  


[12/11/23 - 11:01 AM]
WE tv Swoops Into the Lives of NBA Champion Matt Barnes & Model Anansa Sims with New Series, "The Barnes Bunch"
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[12/11/23 - 10:19 AM]
Bravo's Emmy-Nominated "Vanderpump Rules" Returns for Season 11 with Seismic Shifts in the Vander-Verse on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 8 P.M. ET/PT
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[12/11/23 - 10:01 AM]
HBO Original Documentary "Daniel" Debuts December 20
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[12/11/23 - 09:44 AM]
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[12/11/23 - 09:24 AM]
TLC's "90 Day: The Single Life" Returns with Seven New Singles
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[12/11/23 - 08:31 AM]
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[12/11/23 - 08:01 AM]
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As part of the rebrand, Showtime subscribers will now have access to more premium storytelling with new Paramount+ Original series "Sexy Beast," the upcoming second season of "Halo" and the best of Paramount+, beginning January 8, including "Halo" (S1), Taylor Sheridan's "Mayor of Kingstown" (S1-2), "Star Trek: Discovery" (S1-4), "Wolf Pack" (S1) and more.

[12/11/23 - 08:01 AM]
New HGTV Competition Series "Battle on the Mountain" Showcases Peak Design in its Premiere on Monday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
During the six-episode series, three skilled teams - coached by home experts Rico León, Kim Myles and Kim Wolfe - will face-off to upgrade similar mountainside homes in Breckenridge, Colorado.

[12/11/23 - 08:01 AM]
Actor Anna Lambe and Director Anya Adams Sign on to Upcoming Arctic Comedy Series for CBC, Netflix and APTN
Lambe will star as young Inuk mother Siaja, with seven-year old Inuk actress from Iqaluit, Nunavut, Keira Cooper, making her screen debut as Siaja's daughter Bun.

[12/11/23 - 07:02 AM]
Rafael Nadal & Carlos Alcaraz Will Face Off at "The Netflix Slam", Live on Netflix on March 3
Netflix will stream its next live sports event, headlined by 22-time Grand Slam men's singles title champion Rafael Nadal facing off against World No. 2 and fellow Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz in a special one-night tennis exhibition match.

[12/11/23 - 07:01 AM]
Netflix Announces New Romantic Comedy Series "Too Much" from Award-Winning Writer, Director, Producer and Actor Lena Dunham
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[12/11/23 - 06:50 AM]
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[12/11/23 - 05:51 AM]
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[12/10/23 - 06:01 PM]
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[12/08/23 - 12:21 PM]
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