TV News: Gotham, Slap, AMC, Zoobiquity

A month after its premiere, FOX’s “Gotham” pilot has hit a total multi-platform audience of 22.2 million according to the network – a 168% bump over the Live + Same Day audience of 8.3 million that tuned in on September 22nd.

Demonstrating how audiences are really watching shows these days, 5 million of that 22.2 million audience (around 23% of its viewership) came from non-linear viewing – Hulu, FoxNow and other VOD services. [Source: Deadline]

The Slap
Uma Thurman will replace Mary-Louise Parker in NBC and Lisa Cholodenko’s remake of the Australian miniseries “The Slap”. Parker is recovering from pneumonia so Thurman has been recruited at the last minute.

The eight episode family drama about the fallout when a man slaps another couple’s misbehaving child. Melissa George, Thandie Newton, Peter Sarsgaard and Zachary Quinto also star. [Source: Variety]

AMC has opted to pass on both its drama pilots “Knifeman” and “Galyntine”. Rolin Jones executive produced “Knifeman” about a Victorian London-era body snatcher conducting off the books surgery.

“Galyntine” was ann original fantasy/action-adventure set in a post-apocalyptic society that had eschewed any form of technology. Greg Nicotero, David Zucker and Ridley Scott produced. [Source: The Live Feed]

FOX has handed out a script with penalty commitment for a TV series version of Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers’ 2013 non-fiction novel ‘Zoobiquity’.

The medical drama follows a dynamic group of doctors helping treat patients by searching for correlation in the animal kingdom. [Source: The Live Feed]