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NBC fall schedule puts 'Timeless' after 'The Voice' and comedy on Thursday

15 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Upfront week has begun — essentially, it began last week, as the broadcast networks began cancelling lots of shows and ordering new series — with NBC's announcement of its fall schedule, which has echoes of many past NBC schedules:  high-concept new dramas airing Mondays after The Voice, a Wednesday lineup of crime shows, yet another Dick Wolf-produced Chicago series, and a new attempt to revive the network's old Thursday comedy brand — albeit without NBC's best comedy, The Carmichael Show, which is still in limbo. (On a conference call with reporters, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said he's still negotiating with the studio over the number of episodes for a third season.) Update: NBC has since closed a deal to renew the series for a 13-episode third season.  The lineup, night-by-night: Monday: The Voice leads into Timeless, from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield boss Shawn Ryan, about a trio of time travelers (Abigail Spencer, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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NBC Greenlights Fourth Chicago Series From Dick Wolf, ‘Chicago Justice’

12 May 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” lineup is getting even bigger. NBC has greenlit “Chicago Justice,” the legal drama, which marks the fourth installment of the franchise, Variety has learned.

The official pickup comes after the “Chicago Justice” characters debuted on “Chicago P.D.” last night, reflecting in a slight ratings uptick.

Chicago Justice” stars Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka.

The series will follow the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators who navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on while fearlessly pursuing justice. As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. It all starts with a gut-wrenching case when one of Chicago’s finest is shot in the line of duty.

Variety was first to report that “Chicago Justice” was put into development. »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Chicago P.D. Spinoff Chicago Justice Ordered to Series at NBC

12 May 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Windy City officially just got more crowded: NBC has given a series order to Dick Wolf’s Chicago Justice, TVLine has learned.

The spinoff, which essentially launched with last night’s episode of Chicago P.D., follows the State’s Attorney’s prosecutors and investigators as they pursue justice. Per the official logline: “As they take on the city’s high stakes and often media-frenzied cases, they must balance public opinion, power struggles within the system and their unwavering passion for the law. It all starts with a gut-wrenching case when one of Chicago’s finest is shot in the line of duty. »

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Dick Wolf’s ‘Chicago Justice’ Officially Ordered to Series at NBC

12 May 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC has officially ordered Dick Wolf‘s “Chicago Justice” to series, TheWrap has learned. The cast for the new show includes Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Nazneen Contractor, Joelle Carter and Ryan-James Hatanaka. Some of the new characters were introduced during Wednesday’s episode of “Chicago P.D.” Wolf, Peter Jankowski, Matt Olmstead, Derek Haas, Michael Brandt and Arthur ‎Forney will serve as executive producers. It is produced by Universal Television and Wolf Entertainment. Also Read: NBC Renews 'Chicago Med,' 'Law & Order: Svu' The new series rounds out Wolf’s new franchise currently comprised of “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” and “Chicago Pd. »

- Joe Otterson

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Chicago P.D. Recap: Was Justice Served in the Potential Spinoff?

11 May 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After shots were fired during Wednesday night’s Chicago P.D., we got our first taste of the Windy City-set franchise’s likely next offshoot, Chicago Justice.

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The crux of the episode involves a shooting, in which Roman is seriously injured. Burgess runs after the assailant and shoots him in the back multiple times. But it’s hardly case closed after that. The young man, Michael Ellis, is, by all accounts, an Eagle Scout. Even worse, the police have no eyewitnesses and can’t find the gun »

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Chicago P.D. Sneak Peek: Voight's History With Justice Asa Revealed

9 May 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Voight gets an unwelcome blast from his incarcerated past on Wednesday’s Chicago P.D. (10/9c, NBC), which serves as a backdoor pilot for potential spinoff Chicago Justice.

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When Burgess becomes embroiled in a controversial case, Asa Peter Stone (The Player‘s Philip Winchester) comes in to investigate, which does not make Voight happy in this exclusive video.

“[Peter] was the Asa who put Voight away,” executive producer Matt Olmstead tells TVLine. “So there’s a real history there, a kind of begrudging respect from Voight to him. But also, is »

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Celebrate Rocky's 40th anniversary with a special return engagement

6 May 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

While we appreciated the poignant turn 69-year-old Sylvester Stallone gave as aged Rocky Balboa in last year’sCreed, let’s turn back the clock 40 years and marvel at his original performance in 1976’s Rocky. Here was an unknown, droopy-eyed actor who refused to sell the script he wrote in three days — and with only $106 to his name, and a pregnant wife at home — unless he could play the muscle-bound boxer.

Producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff agreed and Stallone didn’t disappoint, giving a magnificent performance as the hard-luck pugilist who wants nothing but the chance to go the distance with reigning heavyweight champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) and win the heart of shy pet-store keeper Adrian (Talia Shire).

Rocky earned 10 Oscar nominations, including one for Stallone as Best Actor, and took home the Best Picture award. Atta boy Rocky!  »

- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine

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Exclusive Video: Top 10 Small Details You Never Noticed in Movies

7 April 2016 8:53 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Our latest Exclusive Cool video is all about the little details in movies you probably have never noticed before, even if you've watched them countless times. I'm talking about things like the fruit on Lt. Lois Einhorn's desk in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, or how Carl Weathers' Chubbs Peterson is frequently seen wearing a Lacoste (whose logo resembles an alligator) shirt in... Read More »

- Jesse Giroux

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Chicago Justice: Lorraine Toussaint to Reprise Law & Order Role on Spinoff

21 March 2016 9:49 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Lorraine Toussaint is taking on the criminal justice system once again — on Chicago Justice, NBC’s next installment in its Windy City franchise.

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According to THR, Toussaint will guest-star in the forthcoming backdoor pilot as defense attorney Shambala Green, a role she originated on Law & Order in 1990 and last played in 2003. Chicago Justice‘s trial run (no pun intended) will air this spring, as Episode 21 of Chicago P.D.

Toussaint, who currently co-stars on Fox’s Rosewood, joins Philip Winchester (The Player), Nazneen Contractor (Heroes Reborn), Joelle Carter »

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Carl Weathers Takes the Lead in 'Chicago Justice'

20 March 2016 1:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After building a TV empire with Law & Order and its numerous spinoffs, Dick Wolf is constructing a similar TV landscape with his NBC shows Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D., the new series Chicago Med and another upcoming spinoff, Chicago Justice. Deadline reports that the executive producer announced at PaleyFest today that Carl Weathers has signed on to star in Chicago Justice. The actor joins Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Joelle Carter in the series.

The spinoff will first be introduced in the 21st episode of Chicago P.D. Season 3, entitled Justice, which doesn't have an exact air date. Carl Weathers is playing State's Attorney Mark Jefferies, described as "a respected, grounded intellectual with admirable gravitas." No details have been given for Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Joelle Carter's characters quite yet.

The Chicago P.D. episode, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for Chicago Justice, will be directed by Jean de Segonzac, »

- MovieWeb

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Dick Wolf’s Stars Talk ‘One in a Million Shot’ of Being Cast in His Shows at Paleyfest

20 March 2016 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Dick Wolf strolled down memory lane Saturday night at PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre​, surrounded by stars of his current Chicago trilogy shows “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire,” as well as “Law and Order: Svu.” Clad in his usual uniform of all-black and bright orange socks, the actors paid tribute to Wolf as they talked about being part of his television empire.

The Chicago table is getting “a fourth leg” as Wolf described it, with “Chicago Justice.” Wolf announced that Carl Weathers will be part of the “Chicago Justice” cast, playing Illinois State’s attorney Mark Jefferies, and co-star opposite Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Joelle Carter.

About the assembled panel of talent that included Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Ice-t, Jason Beghe, Taylor Kinney, Jesse Spencer, Sophia Bush and Torrey DeVitto, Wolf said, “the thing all these actors have in common is that they’re all »

- Diane Gordon

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Carl Weathers Joins Dick Wolf’s Latest Spinoff Chicago Justice

20 March 2016 11:06 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Were you missing the original Apollo Creed on your screens when blockbuster hit Creed was in theaters this past year? Don’t be too upset, because you’ll be seeing him sooner than expected. Rocky veteran Carl Weathers is set to lead the cast of the latest addition to Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, Chicago Justice. Last night at PaleyFest’s Salute to Dick Wolf, the man of the hour himself announced that he had found his leading man for the backdoor pilot. Furthermore, he revealed that the backdoor episode to Chicago Justice, which will reportedly take place on Chicago Pd, will begin filming

Carl Weathers Joins Dick Wolf’s Latest Spinoff Chicago Justice »

- Araceli Aviles

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Chicago P.D.'s Sophia Bush Talks Axed 'Linstead' Episode: 'It Didn't Work'

20 March 2016 7:11 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

It was the “Linstead” sigh heard ’round the Interwebs: Despite much enthusiasm from Chicago P.D. creatives and fans, alike, the show’s planned Lindsay/Halstead road-trip hour stalled out of the gate. And now we’re learning why. 

RelatedChicago Justice Adds Rocky Veteran Carl Weathers as State’s Attorney

Originally slated to air as this season’s 15th episode, the change-of-pace installment was set to sequester the couple in a car as they journey to Green Bay, Wis., for a case. In addition to featuring some serious one-on-one time between the detectives, the outing was also supposed to shed light »

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Chicago Fire's Jesse Spencer on Casey's New Attraction, Future of 'Dawsey'

20 March 2016 5:10 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

What’s good for Casey’s political career on Chicago Fire is very bad for his romance with Dawson.

The firefighter’s “new job that he’s taken on [in running for alderman] is really going to affect his relationship,” star Jesse Spencer told TVLine on Saturday, prior to PaleyFest’s salute to Dick Wolf.

RelatedChicago Justice Adds Rocky Veteran Carl Weathers as State’s Attorney

Trouble begins to arise for the pair when Lauren Stamile (Grey’s Anatomy, Burn Notice) enters the picture as a political consultant who sparks “a connection” with Casey, Spencer previews. “They’re denying it. It’s not fully conscious, »

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‘Rocky’ Alum Carl Weathers Joins NBC’s ‘Chicago Justice’ Spinoff

19 March 2016 9:20 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Carl Weathers has joined the cast of NBC’s “Chicago Justice,” the latest planted spinoff in Dick Wolf’s franchise of Chicago-set procedural dramas.

Weathers will play State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies in the upcoming “Justice” episode of “Chicago P.D.” The episode is designed to be prototype for a fourth “Chicago” series, this time focusing on the legal system. NBC launched “Chicago Fire” in 2012, followed by “Chicago P.D.” in 2014 and “Chicago Med” last fall.

Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Joelle Clark are set for lead roles in “Justice.” The episode is set to air May 11, five days before NBC unveils its 2016-17 program lineup to advertisers at its upfront in New York.

Weathers is known for his role as Apollo Creed in the first four “Rocky” movies. More recently he’s appeared in such series as USA Network’s “Colony,” Fox’s “Brothers” and “Arrested Development” and FX’s “The Shield. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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Chicago Justice Adds Rocky Veteran Carl Weathers as State's Attorney

19 March 2016 8:27 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Chicago Justice is getting a powerful new player in Rocky‘s Carl Weathers, it was announced Saturday at PaleyFest’s salute to Dick Wolf.

RelatedChicago Fire Adds Lauren Stamile as Political Game Changer

Weathers — who famously portrayed Apollo Creed in the Rocky films and recently co-starred on USA Network’s Colony — will play State’s Attorney Mark Jefferies in the backdoor pilot, airing as Episode 21 of Chicago P.D. this spring.

The latest offshoot in the #OneChicago franchise also features Philip Winchester (Strike Back), Joelle Carter (Justified) and Nazneen Contractor (Heroes Reborn).

Weathers’ other TV credits include Arrested Development, Brothers »

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‘Chicago Justice’: Carl Weathers Joins NBC’s Legal ‘Chicago’ Spinoff

19 March 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Veteran actor Carl Weathers (Rocky) will co-star opposite Philip Winchester, Nazneen Contractor and Joelle Carter in Chicago Justice (fka Chicago Law), the next installment of Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise for NBC. Wolf just made the announcement at the PaleyFest panel featuring the uber producer and stars from his NBC drama series. The planned spinoff will be introduced in Episode 21 of Chicago Pd this season, titled Justice, which will be directed by Jean de Segonzac… »

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Rockford Files' Joe Santos Dead at 84

18 March 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Joe Santos, best known for playing The Rockford Files‘ Lt. Dennis Becker, died Friday. He was 84.

According to TMZ, which first reported the death, Santos suffered a heart attack on Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was placed on life support, then died Friday morning in a hospital in Santa Monica.

In 1979, Santos was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Rockford Files‘ Becker, a role he inhabited for six seasons and several subsequent TV movies. His TV work also included Hill Street Blues, Hardcastle and McCormack, Magnum, P.I. and The Sopranos.

He is survived by a daughter and two sons. »

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Schwarzenegger Is Meeting 'Predator 4' Director Soon

7 March 2016 10:16 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, 20th Century Fox issued a slew of new release dates for upcoming projects, including their highly-anticipated Predator sequel, which will hit theaters March 2, 2018. Writer-director Shane Black has previously revealed that the script is finished, which he co-wrote with Fred Dekker, and that it will be a sequel, not a reboot as previously rumored. While no cast members are officially attached yet, original Predator star Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed in an interview with The Arnold Fans that he's planning on meeting with Shane Black soon to discuss the project.

"I haven't talked with him (Shane Black) yet but I'm going to meet with him for lunch sometime soon. Just as soon as I'm finished with this (Arnold's Sports Festival) and The Apprentice and all this stuff. But I will get together with him. If there is any news, we'll of course let you know right away. There's also a »

- MovieWeb

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The Predator: what we know, what we'd like to see

2 March 2016 11:20 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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There's a new Predator movie on the way! We look at what we know, the rumours, speculation - and what we'd like to see...

There was a time when Boris Karloff’s Monster was a creature to be feared as well as pitied. Now Frankenstein’s monster masks are readily available in joke shops. The shark in Jaws made a legion cinema-goers afraid of dipping a toe in the ocean, but its ferocious mystique gradually ebbed away through a trio of increasingly tawdry sequels.

This is the problem with movie monsters of all kinds; whether they’re from the depths of space (Alien) or flesh-eating psychologists from just down the road (Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter, Silence And The Lambs and so on), they have a tendency to lose their mystique over time. Such is the case with the Predator, the towering and indescribably cool alien big-game hunter »

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