[11/17/23 - 11:44 PM]
Development Update: Week of November 13-17
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) - Season five of the Rob Lowe-led drama has been pushed until the fall of 2024. 12 episodes are slated to be produced. (Deadline.com, 11/15)
AGENT ELVIS/CAPTAIN FALL/FARZAR/GLAMOROUS/SHADOW AND BONE (Netflix) - The streamer has canceled all five of the aforementioned series. (Deadline.com, 11/15)
ALIEN (FX on Hulu) - Production on the series will resume early next year in Bangkok, Thailand. (Deadline.com, 11/16)
AMERICAN SPORTS STORY (FX) - Tony Yazbeck and Lindsay Mendez are the latest additions to the anthology series. Yazbeck will portray Urban Meyer, "head coach of the University of Florida, whose desire to win football games eclipses the promises he makes to the students who come to play for him." And Mendez plays Tanya Singleton, "Aaron's cousin and favorite relative." (Deadline.com, 11/14)
CHICAGO FIRE (NBC) - Kara Killmer's Sylvie Brett will exit the series during its upcoming 12th season. (Variety.com, 11/16)
COBRA KAI (Netflix) - C.S. Lee has been cast in the show's final season as Master Kim Sun-Young, "a character that has previously appeared only in flashback form by Jun Chong in The Karate Kid and later Don Lee in Cobra Kai. Master Kim is presumed dead and at this time it is unknown whether Lee will appear in flashback form only." (Deadline.com, 11/14)
CRIMINAL MINDS: EVOLUTION (Paramount+) - Co-star Paget Brewster has confirmed filming on the new season of the series begins in mid-January. (@pagetpaget, 11/11)
DREAMLAND (Peacock, New!) - Adrienne Warren is set to star in and executive produce a period drama series at the streamer which "explores the world of Black Wall Street, the legendary African-American business district in Tulsa, Oklahoma's segregated Greenwood community. Set in 1915, the series avoids depicting the well-known deadly massacre that took place several years later. Instead, it explores the daily lives, interpersonal relationships, and class struggles of Greenwood's residents - all taking place in the shadow of an oil boom that ignited long-standing tensions between the city's white, African-American, and displaced Native American populations." Eric Haywood is penning the project for Kapital Entertainment and Universal Television and will likewise executive produce alongside Aaron Kaplan and Brian Morewitz with Hannibal Johnson as a creative consultant (Deadline.com, 11/16)
EXTENDED FAMILY (NBC) - Production on the new multi-camera comedy series resumed this week. Six of the 13 ordered episodes had been shot before the WGA and SAG/AFTRA strikes. (Deadline.com, 11/14)
HAPLESS (Peacock, New!) - The streamer has acquired both seasons of the Tim Downie-led U.K. comedy series, which "revolves around an obsessive and gaffe-prone journalist for a fictional Jewish newspaper." Jeany Spark also stars as "Paul's sweary single-mum sister Naomi"; with Mike Fenton Stevens as "his impish Dad"; and Josh Howie as "neurotic singleton Simon." Writer/director Gary Sinyor is behind the project with James Spring of Fred Films and Blue Penguin TV also executive producing. (Deadline.com, 11/14)
HOME IMPROVEMENT (ABC) - A spin-off of the 1990s sitcom is being discussed. "It's funny, one of the conversations we've had recently is how weird it would be if Home Improvement would be about the kids' kids," Tim Allen told the publication. "Like if all of them had children, and I'm a grandparent. Home Re-Improvement or something like that. It's come up." (TheMessenger.com, 11/16)
IRRATIONAL, THE (NBC) - The Jesse L. Martin-led drama has been extended by one episode, bringing its season total to 11. (Deadline.com, 11/17)
LAW & ORDER (NBC) - Jeffrey Donovan's Frank Cosgrove won't be returning for the show's 23rd season. It's understood the actor "was let go for creative reasons." (TVLine.com, 11/15)
LOPEZ VS. LOPEZ (NBC) - The network has trimmed the show's season two order from 13 to 10 episodes. (Deadline.com, 11/17)
MAYOR OF KINGSTOWN (Paramount+) - The new season is "expected to go into production first in early 2024." (Deadline.com, 11/16)
PRAISE PETEY (Freeform) - Creator Anna Drezen took to social media with the news the cable channel has canceled the animated series after one season. (@annadrezen, 11/13)
QUEER EYE (REBOOT SERIES) (Netflix) - The streamer has confirmed season eight of the series set in New Orleans will premiere on January 24 while a ninth installment set in Las Vegas has also been commissioned. Bobby Berk however will not return for season nine, which is still expected to include Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Tan France. (Deadline.com, 11/13)
RIDE, THE (Hallmark Channel) - The network has quietly opted not to renew the series for a second season. (Vulture.com, 11/16)
SEAL TEAM FEATURE-LENGTH FILM (Paramount+) - A proposed stand-alone movie based on the series is no longer moving forward. The news comes as the streamer announced plans this week to end the series with its upcoming seventh season. (Deadline.com, 11/15)
SELLING SUNSET (Netflix) - Jason Oppenheim's original reality franchise "has been renewed for an eighth season and that production will begin soon on the latest installments of the series." (THR.com, 11/15)
SIX OF CROWS (Netflix) - Author Leigh Bardugo took to social media with the news Netflix has also nixed the proposed spin-off, in addition to the mothership series. (@lbardugo, 11/15)
STAGS (Paramount+, New!) - Nico Mirallegro, Charlie Cooper, Asim Chaudhry, Corin Silva, Sophie Lenglinger, Paul Forman, Jojo Macari, Cavan Clerkin, Paulina Galvez, and Oscar Foronda are set to star in a new U.K. drama at the streamer from Eleven: "The six-part series follows groom-to-be Stu (Mirallegro) and his friends on his stag do in South America. What was meant to be a week of drink, debauchery and fun takes a dark turn. Instead of boarding a flight back to the UK, the stags are sent to a lawless prison island run by two warring siblings. Quickly it becomes clear that the stags need to pick a side to have any chance of survival. Friendships are tested and life-long loyalty is sacrificed as Stu and his mates begin to question who will make it home alive." Daniel Cullen created the series and is a co-executive producer. David Kerr is the lead director and will executive produce alongside Carissa Hope Lynch, Joel Wilson, Olivia Trench, and Jamie Campbell with Farah Abushwesha as a producer. (Deadline.com, 11/15)
WEDNESDAY (Netflix) - The upcoming second season of series will be filmed in Ireland with an eye towards a late April start. Season one was shot in Romania. (Deadline.com, 11/13)
WHITE COLLAR (USA) - A revival of the former network staple is reportedly under consideration. "There has been talk. It's actually very legitimate talk, it's in conversation," Matt Bomer told the publication. Adding, "a lot of things need to fall into place, but there is a plan in effect, at least, so we'll see what happens." (TVLine.com, 11/17)
YELLOWSTONE (Paramount Network) - Filming on the show's final season will begin in late spring. (Deadline.com, 11/16)

  [november 2023]  

· 9-1-1: LONE STAR (FOX)

[12/02/23 - 12:28 PM]
Paramount+ Announces Global Premiere Date for Season Two of "Halo"
Paramount+ today announced that the highly anticipated second season of the hit series will premiere the first two episodes globally on Thursday, February 8, in all countries where Paramount+ is available.

[12/02/23 - 12:18 PM]
Video: Paramount+ Debuts New Clip from the Final Season of "Star Trek: Discovery" During Panel at CCXP Brazil 2023
One of the service's longest-running original dramas, the series will conclude with its upcoming fifth season in April 2024.

[12/02/23 - 09:55 AM]
Video: HBO Releases Official Teaser and First Look Images for Season Two of Original Drama Series "House of the Dragon"
The eight-episode second season debuts summer 2024 on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.

[12/02/23 - 08:44 AM]
Video: "The Boys" Are Back, Lads! Season Four Teaser Reveals Bone-Chilling First Look at Global Hit Drama Series
The highly anticipated fourth season of the Emmy-nominated hit drama series is coming to Prime Video in 2024.

[12/02/23 - 08:36 AM]
Prime Video Renews Hit Series "Reacher" for Third Season Ahead of Season Two Debut on December 15
The announcement was made at the Prime Video Panel at CCXP in São Paulo, Brazil, during which star Alan Ritchson appeared in a video from the set of Season Three.

[12/02/23 - 08:28 AM]
Video: Prime Video Unveils First Teaser Trailer for Highly Anticipated New Series "Fallout"
The teaser delighted fans with a first video glimpse into the Fallout universe, as it revealed more of the series' signature characters, including The Ghoul, as well as its vaults, mysterious Wasteland, and the Brotherhood of Steel.

[12/01/23 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Week of November 27-December 1
Updates include: Timothy Olyphant among latest cast in FX's "Alien" TV series; Amazon eyes "The Boys: Mexico" spin-off series; and Apple pulls the plug on "Swagger" after two seasons.

[12/01/23 - 12:31 PM]
"The Upshaws" Renewed for Part 6 on Netflix
Additionally, Part 5 is on the way, with six new episodes of the series slated to premiere in Spring 2024.

[12/01/23 - 10:00 AM]
CBS to Broadcast Comedy Game Show Primetime Special Presentation "Byron Allen Presents Funny You Should Ask," Saturday, Dec. 9
The special presentation, from Byron Allen's Allen Media Group, will showcase four new half-hour episodes of the long-running, nationally syndicated daily comedy game show.

[12/01/23 - 09:32 AM]
FOX Gets Into the Holiday Spirit with "The Christmas Break," A New Television Movie Event from MarVista Entertainment, Airing Thursday, December 21
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[12/01/23 - 09:00 AM]
Acorn TV's Jane Seymour-Led Hit "Harry Wild" Renewed for Third Season
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[12/01/23 - 08:51 AM]
Apple Original Films Announces Riveting New Documentary Feature "Girls State," From the Acclaimed Filmmakers of Emmy Award-Winning "Boys State"
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[12/01/23 - 08:01 AM]
Video: "The Crown" Season 6 - Part 2 Trailer - Netflix
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[12/01/23 - 08:00 AM]
Revered HGTV Designer Hilary Farr Bids Farewell to Hit Series "Love It or List It"
"It's been a wonderful 12 years. I'm so grateful to the network for their support and to my fans who have stayed loyal and true. David and I will remain friends forever and I expect him to be as fabulously and hilariously annoying as ever," said Hilary.

[12/01/23 - 07:01 AM]
Peacock Exclusively Acquires Angelina Jolie and John Legend Produced Documentary "We Dare to Dream"
A 2023 Tribeca Festival selection, the refugee sports documentary will exclusively stream on Peacock beginning December 1.