The TV Round-Up: Development Edition

The fall TV season hasn’t even begun yet, and the networks are already plotting their next moves. Take the links to see more of what’s in development for next season and beyond:

Sea-S-I: ABC has picked up “CSI” producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s drama pilot about Navy Seals and their families.

Bidding War: After fielding several offers, NBC has won out in the fight for Sarah Silverman’s pilot in which she would play a woman stepping back into the dating pool after a long-term relationship.

Fashion Monsters: “Angel” and “Dollhouse writers have sold “Beautiful Girls” to FOX, which is soap set in the world of the cosmetics industry.

Strong Females: FOX has also given a put pilot order to a new female-led spy drama, which hails from “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” creator Josh Friedman. The network recently passed on his pilot “Locke & Key.”

Back on the Small Screen: Steve Harvey is developing a talk show based on his recently published self-help book.

The Old West: TNT has picked up a new drama pilot “Gateway,” about a small town dealing with a corrupt cattle baron in 1880s Colorado, on a cast-contigient basis.


The TCA Breakdown: CBS

Here are a few tidbits from CBS‘s Television Critics Association session:

See who Ashton Kutcher will be playing on “Two and a Half Men” (hint: there’s a “Social Network” connection). [TVLine]

Ted Danson’s “CSI” character is a family man, Marg Helgenberger will leave the show this season. [The Hollywood Reporter]

See a sneak peek of Danson’s character, DB Russell, here. [Inside TV]

“Lost” star Terry O’Quinn’s arc as McGarrett’s former mentor on “Hawaii Five-0” will last 6 episodes. [The Futon Critic]

“A Gifted Man” boss addresses cast and plot shake-ups. [Deadline]

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The TV Casting Scoop

With so many new and returning shows coming this fall, there have been a lot of new characters being added. Here are some of the big casting scoops:

“Chuck” casts Carrie Ann Moss (“The Matrix”) in multi-episode arc as a love interest for Casey. [Inside TV]

Billy Baldwin (“Gossip Girl”) lands recurring role on “Hawaii Five-0” as a former dirty cop who is now an outright criminal. [TVGuide]

See the recently cast Ted Danson for the first time on “CSI” after taking over for Lawrence Fishburne. [AOL TV]

Vinnie Jones (“X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Cape”) has been cast in another role as a man with special powers in FX‘s superhero cop drama “Powers,” this time as a character with telekinesis. [Deadline]

“CSI: Miami” is bringing back Alana De La Garza (“Law & Order”) for its season premiere, which is odd considering her character is dead… [TVLine]

Tom Skerritt (“Picket Fences”) and Bailey Chase (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Saving Grace”) will guest star on this season of “White Collar.” Skerritt will play Elizabeth’s (Tiffani Thiessen) father, while Chase will be a suspect in a case. [TVGuide]

The TV Round-Up

With so many developments in the TV business today, catch up on the news in this edition of The TV Round-Up:

Maya Rudolph, from “Saturday Night Live” and the upcoming NBC series “Up All Night,” has given birth to her 3rd child. [The Hollywood Reporter]

“Bones” spinoff “The Finder” expands its casts, including “Chuck” actress. [Deadline]

The CW‘s “Ringer” adds Jaime Murray in possibly recurring role. [TVGuide]

“South Park” renewed for 2 more seasons, to finish up season 15 in October. [AOL TV]

Sara Sidle returns to stay! “CSI”‘s Jorja Fox will be a series regular on the new season. [TVLine]

The TV Round-Up

With so many developments in the TV business today, catch up on the news in this edition of The TV Round-Up:

Instead of a Refresher Course for the return of “Damages,” here’s an insanely good recap of the first three seasons in the form of a rap. [Youtube]

“7th Heaven”‘s David Gallagher to appear on “The Vampire Diaries.” [TVGuide]

Ted Danson (“Bored to Death,” “Damages”) is CSI”‘s new Grissom (but hopefully not the new Langston). [TVLine]

ABC renews summer series “Rookie Blue” for a third season. [Deadline]

A fun preview of TeenNick‘s revival of Nickelodeon programming from the ’90s, coming this fall. [Vulture]

The CBS Fall Schedule

In an attempt to make things as easy as possible for readers, I’ve decided to post a simple schedule for each network along with my thoughts on each network.  Here’s the CBS schedule:

Wednesday 9/14
8 Survivor: South Pacific

Monday 9/19
8 How I Met Your Mother (1-Hour Premiere)
9 Two and a Half Men
9:30 2 Broke Girls (Special Time)
10 Hawaii Five-0

Tuesday 9/20
10 Unforgettable

Wednesday 9/21
9 Criminal Minds
10 CSI

Thursday 9/22
8 The Big Bang Theory(1-Hour Premiere)
9 Person of Interest
10 The Mentalist

Friday 9/23
8 A Gifted Man
10 Blue Bloods

Sunday 9/25
8 The Amazing Race
9 The Good Wife
10 CSI: Miami

Monday 9/26
8:30 2 Broke Girls (Time-Period Premiere)

Thursday 9/29 8:30 How to Be A Gentleman
9:30 Mike & Molly

Saturday 10/8
8 Rules of Engagement

Don’t forget to check out my take on CBS’s schedule here.

Sources: CBS