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CBS no longer has any Doubt about who will be the male lead in its upcoming drama pilot.
From Grey’s Anatomy EPs Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Doubt centers on Sadie Ellis (played by Katherine Heigl), a lawyer who becomes romantically involved with a client (Pasquale) who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
The project did not get a »
Pasquale will play Billy, a decent and altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering a 15-year-old girl many years ago. Billy is having a secret love affair with his attorney, Sadie, played by Heigl.
After being narrowly passed on by CBS for a series order this past May, the network decided to give the legal drama another go with re-casting and re-tooling of the script by creators, “Grey’s Anatomy” duo Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Heigl will play a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker also star. [Source: THR]
Matthew Lewis ("Harry Potter"), Shirley Henderson ("Filth"), Kevin Doyle ("Downton Abbey"), Katherine Kelly ("Mr. Selfridge"), Julie Hesmondhalgh ("Coronation Street") and Amelia Bullmore ("Scott & Bailey") have joined the cast of the second season of the BBC's acclaimed drama "Happy Valley" which begins shooting this week.
- Garth Franklin
Katherine Heigl will attempt another stab at TV with a starring role in a pilot for CBS's Doubt. TheWrap reports that Heigl will play a defense attorney named Sadie, who "becomes romantically involved with one of her clients charged with a violent crime." KaDee Strickland was reportedly attached as the show's original star, but Heigl will replace her in a reworked script fashioned by Grey's Anatomy's Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, and directed by Adam Bernstein. Other initial castings — including Laverne Cox, Elliott Gould, Dulé Hill, and Dreama Walker — will remain intact, according to the trade, and Phelan, Rater, Bernstein, Carl Beverly, and Sarah Timberman will be executive producers. Heigl's last starring TV role was in NBC's State of Affairs, which was canceled after its first season in May. If this shot doesn't work out, no word yet whether Katherine intends to say "bye-gl" to television. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Katherine Heigl‘s state of affairs has improved considerably.
The potential series centers on Sadie Ellis — played by Heigl — a female lawyer who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients (who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime).
Katherine Heigl has landed her next TV gig, and is set to star in CBS’ legal drama pilot “Doubt,” TheWrap has learned. The pilot, from “Grey’s Anatomy” alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, had originally featured KaDee Strickland in the lead role of Sadie, a defense attorney who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients charged with a violent crime. Original cast members Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker still remain on board in the reworked version of the pilot. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) The show is from CBS Television. »
- Linda Ge
Heigl has been cast as Sadie Ellis, a smart, chic and successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
The pilot from “Grey’s Anatomy” duo Tony Phelan and Joan Rater did not make the cut for a series order this past May, and Variety reported the project was poised for a reshoot this fall, after the script was rewritten and various roles were recast. With the changes, insiders say “Doubt” will be put on the fast track for series contention.
In the first pilot shoot, Heigl’s role was previously filled by KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice,” “Secrets and Lies”). Teddy Sears, who has since been cast in “The Flash” season two as Jay Garrick, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »
- Andre Soares
Patricia Richardson’s challenge to SAG-aftra president Ken Howard has attracted endorsements from Elliot Gould, Valerie Harper, Ed Harris, Robert Hays, Amy Madigan, Ken McCord, Nick Nolte, Martin Sheen and Nancy Sinatra.
About 140,000 ballots went out this week to the SAG-aftra membership, with results due to be tabulated on Aug. 20. Richardson, best known as Tim Allen’s co-star on “Home Improvement,” announced her candidacy on June 25 as head of the self-styled progressive Membership First slate.
Howard won elections in 2009 and 2011 for the SAG presidency and then won the post in 2013 against Esai Morales in the first election for the merged SAG-aftra, running each time as the head of the moderate Unite for Strength slate. He announced June 1 that he would seek re-election with Jenny O’Hara as his running mate for secretary-treasurer.
- Dave McNary
Last year, Ray Donovan's ratings were up and it was the only Showtime scripted series to grow season-to-season. Will the series' numbers continue to climb or will they drop? Cancelled or renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.
Ray Donovan revolves around Los Angeles' best professional fixer (Liev Schreiber), the man who's called in to make the biggest problems of the city's celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls go away. The rest of the cast includes Jon Voight, Paula Malcomson, Kerris Dorsey, Devon Bagby, Steven Bauer, Katherine Moennig, Pooch Hall, Dash Mihok, Eddie Marsan, Elliott Gould, Katie Holmes, and Ian McShane.
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Jon Voight, Ian McShane Light Up Ray Donovan 301: ‘The Kalamazoo’ – SpoilersOne of Showtime’s crown jewel series, Ray Donovan, is back and larger than life with the addition of guest star Ian McShane.Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is down-ish. Still reeling from his lover Kate’s murder and his wife Abby’s (Paula Malcomson) affair, the Boston fixer seeks solace in tawdry La. The opener episode sees Ray lose the father figure/employer that brought him West: Ezra (Elliot Gould). Shunned by Deb and dismissed at Ezra’s funeral, our Ray is summoned by a billionaire Mr. Finney (McShane) to find and retrieve his kidnapped […] »
- April Neale
Ray Donovan Season 3, Episode 1 “The Kalamazoo” (original air date July 12, 2015): “You don’t know who you are anymore,” Ezra told Ray at the end of Season 2, and he was right. The season 3 premiere of Ray Donovan begins with a barely distinguishable Ezra (Elliott Gould) bedridden, clinging to life via the oxygen supply feeding him when a man in collar comes into focus. The man claims to be a minister to broken priests — Father Thomas Romero (Leland Orser) — who needs to know who placed the call from Ezra’s office that notified them of the … Continue reading →
The post Recap: Ray Donovan Season 3, Episode 1 – “Raaaaaay!!!” appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Barb Oates
Ray Donovan Season 3 Promo 2. Showtime‘s Ray Donovan: Season 3 TV show trailer 2 star Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, and Katherine Moennig. Ray Donovan: Season 3’s plot synopsis: “Season three finds Ray adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey (Jon Voight, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role), who had narrowly escaped last season’s heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire.”
This season looks like it will be good. I’ve seen the first episode (review coming soon) and can personally attest to the fact that the first episode is entertaining.
We previously published these Ray Donovan: Season 3 articles:
Ray Donovan: Season 3 Teaser Trailer & Poster: ‘California Dreamin’ [Showtime]
- Rollo Tomasi
Showtime has just released the full trailer for Ray Donovan Season 3, in which the titular Hollywood fixer, played by a reliably pickled Liev Schreiber, takes on a new client in the personage of Ian McShane's Malcolm Finney. The trailer focuses mainly on how Ray's relationship with Finney, including his daughter, Paige (Katie Holmes), leads to him to (yet again) reconsider his choice of profession. That doubt, per usual, becomes twice as potent when he gets involved with his father, Mickey (Jon Voight), who continues his own side of the dirty business at hand. The series seems to be building to another blowout between Ray and Mickey, as Malcolm Finney's line about happy families feels like a direct parallel with what the Donovan family has been weathering for the last two seasons. [caption id="attachment_362605" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Showtime[/caption] More interesting is the trailer's insinuation that the incarceration of Terry, Ray's brother, played »
- Chris Cabin
Welcome to Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of entertainment-related kerfuffles. Not anxious enough already? Get your fix of righteous indignation below, and stay posted for outrage updates throughout the week. New York Post movie critic Kyle Smith doesn't think women get "Goodfellas." They just can't wrap their silly little brains around it! Here he is claiming that the movie's "core" story-driver -- in his estimation, "ball-busting" ethics -- is entirely unrelatable to the female demographic: "Ball-busting means cheerfully insulting one another, preferably in the presence of lots of drinks and cigars and card games. ...Women (except silent floozies) cannot be present for ball-busting because women are the sensitivity police: They get offended, protest that someone’s not being fair, refuse to laugh at vicious put-downs. In the male fantasy, all of this is unforgivable — too serious, too boring. Deal another hand, pour another drink. ...To a woman, the 'GoodFellas' are lowlifes. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Director: Mark Hartley
Running Time: 107 minutes
Synopsis: A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.
If you like your films brilliantly awful, then you would have seen some of Cannon’s work. They did the Death Wish sequels, the legendary He-Man movie Masters of the Universe and Superman IV: The Quest For Peace, a film so cheap that they used an office block next to Milton Keynes train station as the Un headquarters. That’s absolutely true and anyone from Milton Keynes will tell you so. When they’re not too busy crying. They also made America 3000, for which the trailer includes the line, ‘It is nine hundred years after the great nuke, and the role of women in society has changed, much to the displeasure of men. »
- John Sharp
Showtime’s award winning series Ray Donovan returns for its third season this July, and you can see the first poster and trailer right here…
Ray Donovan stars two-time Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Liev Schreiber as La’s best professional fixer, the man called in to make the city’s celebrities, superstar athletes, and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. Season 3 finds Ray adrift from his family and those closest to him, while he focuses on his business and desires to be his own boss. Meanwhile, his father Mickey (Jon Voight, in his Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning role), who had narrowly escaped last season’s heist debacle, finds himself charting a similar course to build his own empire. Joining the show this season are guest stars Ian McShane and Katie Holmes, with Elliott Gould returning. The cast also includes Paula Malcomson, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Steven Bauer, »
- Gary Collinson
Showtime released a Season 3 teaser for summer series “Ray Donovan” on Friday, promising “a great adventure,” backyard barbecues and blood — lots of blood. The clip opens and closes with ominous quotes from Elliott Gould‘s Ezra Goodman character. “Tip the country on its side, and everything that falls loose, lands in L.A.,” he states at the beginning — not entirely untrue, if you’ve spent any amount of time in our great city. Also Read: 23 Summer TV Shows We Can't Wait to Watch Soon Liev Schreiber‘s titular character does all the talking. “Been 25 years of my life being told what to do, »
- Tony Maglio
A few nights ago, Warner Bros. hosted a very canny event that our own Louis Virtel attended at the Playboy Mansion, a screening of "Entourage" that may have felt like virtual reality for those who attended. While I doubt being surrounded by scantily clad bunnies influenced Louis one way or another on the film, it's likely you'll see a number of reviews that are perhaps more enthusiastic than they would otherwise be, and it'd be hard to blame anyone who fell for it. One of the reasons the setting seemed so right for that particular film is because much of the charge of "Entourage" is watching the core ensemble swagger their way through Hollywood, doing whatever they want and rarely if ever facing any consequences as a result. It's always presented with a wink and a smile, just a case of boys being boys. We live in a world right »
- Drew McWeeny
★★★☆☆ With 39 features to his name, each as unique and innovative as the next, there are few American directors who come close to matching the prolific career of Robert Altman. Ron Mann would go one step further, describing Altman's films as distinctively "Altmanesque", a term he spends 95 minutes attempting to define in his latest documentary, Altman (2014). An affectionate exploration of Altman's life, Mann invites a wealth of this maverick filmmaker's best known collaborators and contemporaries to discuss his legacy, including the late Robin Williams, The Long Goodbye star Elliot Gould and Inherent Vice (2014) director Paul Thomas Anderson - who simply describes Altman in one word: "inspiration".
- CineVue UK
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