Deadline reports that Brannon Braga (“24,” “FlashForward,” “Star Trek: Voyager”) will serve as showrunner on the Spielberg-produced drama about a family from the 22nd century who are flung back in time to the prehistoric age.
Entertainment Weekly adds that Friday Night Lights star Kyle Chandler has scored a”very lucrative offer” to headline the series. While no deals are yet in place, the project is expected to skip straight to series rather than just film a pilot.
Daily Show/Colbert Report
Comedy Central has reached individual agreements with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to extend their contracts for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” respectively.
The extensions will keep Stewart at the helm of “The Daily Show” through till at least June 2013. Colbert will keep airing his musings through until the end of 2012.
– NBC has picked up freshman drama “Parenthood” for a second season.
– HBO has ordered an eighth season of Larry David’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.
– Fox has renewed long-running reality series “Cops” for a twenty-third season.
– Laurence Fishburne has renewed his deal to remain in the lead role on CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” for the upcoming eleventh season.
AMC has scheduled a July 25th premiere date for the fourth season of “Mad Men”, and an August 1st premiere for its new conspiracy drama “Rubicon” says The Hollywood Reporter.
A&E’s new crime drama series “The Glades” (previously titled “Sugarloaf”) will premiere July 13th. The story follows a charming Chicago homicide detective (Matt Passmore) exiled to a small and not-so-idyllic Florida town.
FX’s will premiere the next season of “Rescue Me” on June 29th.