or


[09/22/21 - 11:31 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, September 22
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!


BLACK CAKE (Hulu, New!) - Charmaine Wilkerson's upcoming book is being developed as a series at the streamer, "a family drama wrapped in a murder mystery with a diverse cast of characters and a global setting." Marissa Jo Cerar is penning the project, which has a series order, with Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Harpo Films' Oprah Winfrey and Carla Gardini also executive producing. Emily Rudolf co-executive produces. Its logline is as follows: "In the late 1960s, a runaway bride named Covey disappears into the surf off the coast of Jamaica and is feared drowned or a fugitive on the run for her husband's murder. Fifty years later in California, Eleanor Bennett, a widow in her 60s, loses her battle with cancer, leaving her two estranged children a flash drive that holds previously untold stories of her journey from the Caribbean to America. These stories, narrated by Eleanor, shock her children and challenge everything they thought they knew about their family's origin." (Deadline.com)
HOW TO BE BLACK (ABC, New!) - Baratunde Thurston and Courtney Lilly are developing an animated series at the Alphabet based on the former's memoir, which "focuses on the community and family that raised a young Baratunde in 1980s Washington, D.C." Cinema Gypsy Productions' Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland will also executive produce for 20th Television. (Deadline.com)
MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A (ABC) - Co-star Stephanie Szostak will be a recurring guest star going forward on the just-launched fourth season. Said decision "comes as a result of Canada's mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers entering the country." (TVLine.com)
REBOOT (Hulu) - Leslie Bibb, Rachel Bloom, Michael McKean and Krista Marie Yu will join Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville and Calum Worthy in the comedy pilot. Bibb will play Bree, "a former pageant girl from rural Virginia turned sitcom star who left the country after the show to marry a prince"; with Bloom as Hannah, "the young, hip writer with a fresh take on the old sitcom"; McKean as Gordon, "the hacky, narcissistic creator of the late-'90s sitcom"; and Yu as Elaine, "who came from the tech world but now finds herself out of her comfort zone covering the reboot of Step Right Up." (THR.com)
SUPER PUMPED (Showtime) - The anthology series has cast Virginia Kull as Hazelbaker, "a former political operative and the other half of Uber's comms backbone along with Rachel Whetstone"; Amanda Brooks as Rachel Whetstone, "a British-born PR specialist whose skills at maneuvering the press met their ultimate test"; Annie Chang as Angie You, "successful entrepreneur who was the girlfriend of Travis Kalanick (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and sometimes consigliere as Uber began taking off"; Erinn Ruth as Olivia Lungociu, "a tenacious reporter with an ever-present finger on Uber's pulse"; and Mishka Th├ębaud as Cory Kalanick, "whose attitude fuels the ambition of his older brother Travis." (Deadline.com)
TIC-TAC-DOUGH (NBC, New!) - Tom Bergeron is set to host a reboot of the former game show staple from Village Roadshow Television, which "sees contestants answering questions in various categories in order to put an X or an O on the board." A pilot has been completed for the project with Harry Friedman executive producing. It's not clear which of NBCUniversal's outlets will ultimately be targeted. (Deadline.com)
WOOL (Apple TV+) - Rashida Jones and David Oyelowo are the latest to join Tim Robbins and Rebecca Ferguson in the Hugh Howey adaptation. Oyelowo will play Holston, "the Silo's sheriff," while Jones will play Allison, "his wife who works at IT." (Deadline.com)





  [september 2021]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· BLACK CAKE (HULU)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· HOW TO BE BLACK (ABC)
· MILLION LITTLE THINGS, A (ABC)
· REBOOT (HULU)
· SUPER PUMPED (SHOWTIME)
· TIC-TAC-DOUGH (NBC)
· WOOL (APPLE TV PLUS)





[05/26/22 - 02:02 PM]
2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards to Honor Legendary Actor, Comedian and Musician Jack Black with "Comedic Genius Award"
He joins an impressive roster of past comedic trailblazers who have received the award, including Melissa McCarthy (2016), Kevin Hart (2015), Will Ferrell (2013) and Sasha Baron Cohen (2021).

[05/26/22 - 01:01 PM]
Video: "Surviving Summer" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Expelled from school and exiled to Australia, a rebel New York teen makes waves among a young surfer's inner circle - and leaves a mess in her wake.

[05/26/22 - 12:12 PM]
Video: Disney+ Releases Teaser Trailer for "Willow"
"Willow" will premiere November 30, exclusively on Disney+.

[05/26/22 - 12:07 PM]
MTV to Celebrate "Jerzdays" All Summer Long with Back-to-Back Premiere Event for "Jersey Shore Family Vacation" and New Series "Buckhead Shore" on Thursday, June 23 at 8PM ET/PT
The Shore franchise heads to Buckhead, Georgia to follow a group of longtime friends and former flames making a name for themselves in Atlanta's "Beverly Hills of the South."

[05/26/22 - 12:06 PM]
"Star Wars: Skeleton Crew," An Original Series Starring Jude Law, From Executive Producers Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, Is Streaming in 2023 only on Disney+
The series was formally announced during Star Wars Celebration today.

[05/26/22 - 12:03 PM]
Video: Disney+ Shares Trailer and Key Art for "Andor" Featured Today at Star Wars Celebration
The new, original series from Lucasfilm takes place prior to the events of "Rogue One" and launches exclusively on Disney+ August 31, with the first two episodes.

[05/26/22 - 12:02 PM]
Don't Miss "Lego Masters Sneak Peek: Jurassic World" Sunday, June 5 on FOX!
The half-hour special airs Sunday, June 5 at 8:30/7:30c.

[05/26/22 - 11:58 AM]
The Mandalorian and Grogu Continue Their Journey in Season 3 of "The Mandalorian," Streaming February 2023 on Disney+
The news was announced during Star Wars Celebration today.

[05/26/22 - 11:50 AM]
FOX College Football Kicks Off Saturdays Strong
FOX Sports today announces select games from the network's elite 2022 college football schedule, featuring top games from the Big Ten, Big 12, Mountain West and Pac-12 conferences.

[05/26/22 - 11:31 AM]
College Football on ESPN: An Unparalleled Portfolio of Marquee Rivalries, Conference Championship Contests and Expansive Postseason Action
ESPN welcomes back college football in 2022 with an unrivaled collection of top rivalries, non-conference matchups, in-state showdowns, conference championship clashes and premier postseason programming.

[05/26/22 - 11:21 AM]
VH1's "Level Up" Mondays Achieves Double Digit Growth in Key 18-49 Demo
May 16 marked VH1's highest rated Monday prime in three months and scores best Monday prime share in eight months thanks to big season premieres of "Basketball Wives" and "Couples Retreat."

[05/26/22 - 10:33 AM]
DJ Snoopadelic Joins 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards
MTV also unveiled the return of the social category "Best Musical Moment" and the 16 nominees competing in the category.

[05/26/22 - 10:02 AM]
New Season of "Birdgirl" Soars to New Heights Premieres June 19 on Adult Swim
Join everyone's favorite superhero CEO Birdgirl, returning with an all-new season Sunday, June 19 at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim and available next day on HBO Max.

[05/26/22 - 10:01 AM]
Video: "Marvel Studios' Assembled: The Making of Moon Knight" - Official Trailer - Disney+
Go behind the mask with Oscar Isaac, May Calamawy, and Ethan Hawke, of the mind-bending series.

[05/26/22 - 09:31 AM]
Video: "Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet" - Official Trailer - Netflix
Conspiracy. Fraud. Violence. Murder. What starts out virtual can get real all too quickly - and when the web is worldwide, so are the consequences.