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‘Dig’ Sneak Peek: Peter and Golan Encounter an Unexpected Guest (Exclusive)

19 March 2015 12:08 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the March 19 episode of USA Network’s “Dig,” Peter (Jason Isaacs) and grudging ally Golan (Ori Pfeffer) are drawn deeper into a global conspiracy after they discover hidden clues in Emma’s (Alison Sudol) journal — but their investigation hits a snag after the appearance of an uninvited guest. Check out an exclusive sneak peek at Episode 103, “Meet the Rosenbergs,” below.

Isaacs recently told Variety that the playfully competitive dynamic between Peter and Golan was a product of his chemistry with Pfeffer off-screen: “Ori and I became very good friends by the end, but the thing is he is an Israeli and we were shooting in his realm and it’s his town. He’s a very well-known actor in his life and on screen he’s absolutely not playing second fiddle to anybody and that is perfect,” he laughed. “In Ori’s head and in Golan’s head, he’s the hero, »

- Laura Prudom

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Dig Season One Ratings

19 March 2015 1:34 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last year, USA Network cleaned house; cancelling or ending TV shows like Rush, White Collar, Burn Notice, and Covert Affairs. They have several new shows in the works and are hoping that series like Dig will bring better ratings. Will Dig be a hit or a flop? Cancelled or renewed for a second season? We'll have to wait and see.

On the Dig TV show, a dedicated and headstrong FBI agent named Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss (and occasional lover) Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche). While investigating a young American's murder, Connelly uncovers an ancient international conspiracy -- one that threatens to change the course of human history. The rest of the cast includes Ori Pfeffer, Melinda Page Hamilton, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile, and Lauren Ambrose.

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Dig Review – TV USA – Plus March 19th Preview

17 March 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

I blame Lost for most of the problems with Dig, USA‘s new investigation thriller, but frankly, I blame Lost for a lot of things.

The show is the latest entrant in the limited-run mystery genre, and revolves around Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs), an FBI agent working in Israel, finding himself caught up in a bizarre conspiracy that spans the globe. Having caught sight of a redhead, who sticks out like a sore thumb among the crowds in Israel, Connelly follows her to the dig she’s been working on. It’s a massive archeological exploration of caves under the city. They stumble on an odd religious rite being performed by people who aren’t supposed to be there.

It isn’t as odd as it might seem to viewers, because we’ve already been introduced to some very “old school” Jews (no, really, really old school) who are fantastically »

- Marc Eastman

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16 March 2015 8:05 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: USA Network

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: March 5, 2015 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Ori Pfeffer, Melinda Page Hamilton, Alison Sudol, Regina Taylor, David Costabile, and Lauren Ambrose.

TV show description:

Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) is a dedicated, headstrong FBI agent and Quantico-trained criminologist. Anxious to leave his personal demons behind, Peter takes a job stationed in Israel under the guidance of his new boss (and occasional lover) Lynn Monahan (Anne Heche).

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Morgan Spector Joins ABC Pilot ‘Broad Squad'; Riley Smith Cast In ‘Studio City’

11 March 2015 8:13 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Five days after NBC pulled Allegiance, the series’ co-star Morgan Spector has landed a new series regular gig: a male lead role in ABC's period female-cop procedural drama pilot Broad Squad, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Coky Giedroyc. A fictionalized account of the graduating class of Boston's first female patrol officers in 1978, the project centers on four newly minted cops — Eileen (Lauren Ambrose), Molly (Charlotte Spencer), Lisa (Cody Horn) and Joanne (Rutina… »

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Boom! Goes the Title of Don Johnson's New ABC Drama Pilot

9 March 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Don Johnson just struck gold — black gold, to be specific.

The Miami Vice and Nash Bridges vet has landed a lead role in ABC’s Boom, a drama pilot exploring “the biggest oil discovery in American history,” according to Deadline.

RelatedPilot Scoop: Melanie Griffith Lands ‘Queenly’ Role on ABC Comedy

The series will explore the economic explosion caused by the discovery of gas reserves in North Dakota within the last decade, with Johnson set to play “mega alpha male oil tycoon” Hap Boyd.

RelatedPilots: Lauren Ambrose Rounds Out Cast of ABC’s ’70s-Set Broad Squad

In addition to starring in the series, »

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Pilot News: Parenthood, The Game Vets Join Advocate Drama at ABC

7 March 2015 1:52 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Kim Raver is getting a helping hand from some Parenthood and The Game alums.

Joy Bryant and Coby Bell will star opposite the Grey’s Anatomy actress in ABC’s drama pilot The Advocate, our sister site Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

The project follows Raver’s type-a business woman Frankie, who has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences firsthand the hazards of our healthcare system.  Shocking her friends and family, she leaves her career behind, becoming instead a brilliant and relentless advocate for »

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‘Six Feet Under’ Alum Lauren Ambrose to Star in ABC Cop Drama ‘Broad Squad’

7 March 2015 10:34 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The “Broad Squad” is growing.

Six Feet Under” alumna Lauren Ambrose has been cast as the final lead in ABC’s cop drama pilot. The news comes on the heels of “True Blood” star Rutina Wesley joining the show.

Ambrose will star as Eileen, one of the first four women to graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978. The rookie cop struggles with balancing her new career with her roles at home as a wife to a wounded police officer and a mom to a young son.

The drama, inspired by true stories, also stars Charlotte Spencer and Cody Horn (“The Office”) as the two other female leads, as well as Michael Gaston (“The Mentalist”), Kenneth Mitchell (“Jericho”) and Alberto Frezza.

Ambrose made her debut on USA Network’s miniseries “Dig” this Thursday.

Broad Squad” is penned by “CSI: NY’s” Bess Wohl and exec-produced by Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Pilots: Lauren Ambrose Rounds Out Cast of ABC's '70s-Set Broad Squad

6 March 2015 7:07 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Six Feet Under alum Lauren Ambrose has landed the fourth and final lead on ABC’s Broad Squad pilot.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Penned by CSI: NY alum Bess Wohl and exec-produced by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, the drama project follows four women who graduate from Boston’s Police Academy in 1978.

Ambrose — who this Thursday made her debut on USA Network’s Dig event series — will play Eileen, our sister site Deadline reports, alongside Rutina Wesley (True Blood), Charlotte Spencer (the UK’s Glue miniseries) and Cody Horn (Rescue Me, »

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Pilot Scoop: Melanie Griffith Lands 'Queenly' Role on ABC Comedy

6 March 2015 3:10 PM, PST | | See recent news »

ABC has recruited one very famous Working Girl for its pilot lineup.

Oscar-nominated actress Melanie Griffith has been cast on the network’s untitled comedy project from writers Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux, Deadline reports.

RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them

Previously titled The Brainy Bunch (and inspired by Kip and Mona Lisa Harding’s book of the same name), the single-camera pilot follows Kip Mitchell, who returns home from the military and becomes a stay-at-home dad, quickly realizing that he and wife Mona Lisa might have raised their kids to be »

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Lauren Ambrose To Star In ABC’s ‘Broad Squad'; Michael Gaston, Others Also Cast

6 March 2015 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

ABC has set the four leads in its period female-cop procedural drama pilot Broad Squad, with the last one going to Lauren Ambrose, currently seen in USA’s limited series Dig. Also cast in the pilot, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Coky Giedroyc, are Michael Gaston (The Mentalist), Kenneth Mitchell (Jericho) and Alberto Frezza. Broad Squad, from Kapital Entertainment, Fake Empire and ABC Studios, is a fictionalized account of the graduating class of Boston's first… »

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‎USA Network's Dig: Are You Heifer or Against the New Mystery Drama?

5 March 2015 8:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

USA Network on Thursday night started its Dig, a 10-part event series in the vein of The Da Vinci Code. Will you continue along on this religiously tinged murder mystery?

VideosDig Sneak Peek: USA Network Drama Uncovers Israel’s ‘Darkest Secrets’

Dig stars Jason Isaacs (Awake) as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent who in the midst of a jurisdictional battle with the local police in Jerusalem crosses paths with a young woman who, we eventually learn, is the spitting image of his dead daughter. When Peter again bumps into the redheaded beauty, Emma, they get to talking and then (Earmuffs, »

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'Furious 7' Poster; Extended First Look Coming Tonight

5 March 2015 3:45 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures and USA Network are teaming up to promote the high-octane action-thriller Furious 7 by debuting a new extended first look during the series premiere of the upcoming event series Dig tonight, March 5. In anticipation of this sneak peek featuring star Vin Diesel, Universal has released a new poster. The one-sheet shows one of the film's most exciting action sequences, as Dom's team descend from the back of an airplane...In their cars!

After defeating Owen Shaw and his crew, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew are able to return to the United States and live normal lives again as they had wanted. However, Owen's older brother, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), is after Dom and his crew, seeking revenge for his brother's death and putting the entire crew in danger once more. After learning of Han's death, the crew sets out »

- MovieWeb

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Review: USA's 'Dig' goes from Holy Land mystery to wholly bland dud

5 March 2015 1:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Big Bang Theory" did an episode in which Amy ruins "Raiders of the Lost Ark" for Sheldon by pointing out that for all of the action and adventure, "Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of the story. If he weren’t in the film, it would turn out exactly the same." I've watched "Raiders of the Lost Ark" subsequently and, thankfully, Amy didn't actually ruin the movie. I can't dispute her regarding the main character's agency, but it's still an awesome movie, one of the genre's most thrilling achievements. You cannot, it turns out, ruin "Raiders of the Lost Ark" by pointing out a structure flaw. You also, fortunately, cannot ruin "Raiders of the Lost Ark" by doing a dreadful story about nefarious forces searching for the Ark of the Covenant, or Ark-adjacent artifacts. But if you could ruin "Raiders of the Lost Ark" merely by desecrating its dramatic objective, »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Talking To The Cast Of Dig At The NYC Premiere

5 March 2015 1:37 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

USA Network’s newest miniseries offers a unique blend of mystery and adventure that should go over quite well when it premieres later tonight.

Created by Tim Kring (Heroes) and Gideon Raff (Homeland), Dig centers on an FBI agent (Jason Isaacs) stationed in Jerusalem who uncovers an ancient conspiracy while investigating the murder of an archeologist. Reeling from personal tragedy, he seeks out a distraction in the form of an affair with his boss (Anne Heche).

The series also weaves together additional narratives set in Norway and New Mexico, among other cities, and features turns from Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) and David Costabile (Breaking Bad).

Our very own Isaac Feldberg reviewed the show earlier this week, concluding the following about it:

Entertaining but a little too slack for its own good, Dig is perfectly diverting, high-octane fun that’s just a few turns of a scribe’s screwdriver away »

- Justine Browning

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‘Dig’ Premiere: Jason Isaacs Dispels ‘Da Vinci Code’ Comparisons, Talks ‘Creepy’ New Thriller

5 March 2015 1:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network’s “Dig,” a 10-part mystery thriller created by “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff and “Heroes'” Tim Kring, premieres at 10 p.m. on March 5. The event series stars Jason Isaacs as Peter Connelly, an FBI agent recently stationed in Jerusalem who begins investigating the murder of a young American and inadvertently uncovers an ancient international conspiracy that threatens to change the course of human history. The cast also includes Anne Heche, Alison Sudol, Ori Pfeffer, David Costabile, Lauren Ambrose, Angela Bettis, Richard E. Grant, Regina Taylor and Omar Metwally.

Variety spoke to Isaacs ahead of the show’s premiere to discover the pros and cons of shooting in Jerusalem versus New Mexico, Peter’s “dark and murky” journey down the rabbit hole, and those pesky comparisons to “The Da Vinci Code.”

What most appealed to you about playing Peter?

Isaacs: Well, the fact is, if somebody says to you »

- Laura Prudom

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Lauren Ambrose Digs into New TV Series--But Still Has Sights Set on ‘Funny Girl’

5 March 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Most famous for playing Claire Fisher on HBO’s darkly funny Six Feet Under, Lauren Ambrose returns to TV in her first major role -- Debbie in USA’s new murder mystery, Dig -- since the show went off the air in 2005.

Perhaps it was because she was spoiled with the writing on Six Feet Under that she has only done a handful of guest spots in the decade since.

“It was a very idyllic television experience,” Ambrose, 37, says of the HBO series, which was her first major role following a handful of teen comedies. “I was very young so it was like acting boot camp for me. The writing was really good and they were writing to our strengths.”

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And it was the script that drew her to two-time Emmy Award winning producer Gideon Raff’s (Homeland) new series.

“[Gideon] outlined the arc »

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Apocalypse and Patriarchy in USA Network's Archaeological Thriller 'Dig'

5 March 2015 8:04 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Dig" premieres on USA tonight at 10 Pm, and I'll preface my thoughts on its first episode by saying A) only one was made available to me, and I know it takes a few for a show to find its footing, and B) it's been a long winter, and I'm not in a "giving the benefit of the doubt" mood. Those caveats given, I have a few bones to pick with this vaguely supernatural and religious thriller based in Jerusalem. And it's not because of any of those aspects; I was raised on "Raiders of the Lost Ark," so the fact that they actually used the phrase "they're digging in the wrong place" within the show’s first half-hour warmed my heart immensely. But that was then (1981, to be exact), and this is now, and what rankled me was the portrayal of women in "Dig," which comes from the executive producers of "Homeland" and "Heroes. »

- Sara Stewart

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TV Review: ‘Dig’

4 March 2015 7:30 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Writer-producer Tim Kring likes telling a certain kind of story, incorporating far-flung locales, disparate characters and a vaguely supernatural element, with the connections only becoming apparent over time (and sometimes, not completely even then). That approach produced “Heroes,” an NBC hit for a while; “Touch,” a short-lived Fox series; and now “Dig,” on which the producer teams with “Homeland’s” Gideon Raff, embarking on a global conspiracy whose biblical-inspired implications yet remain fuzzy after three episodes. Some will no doubt lose themselves in the mystery and casting, which includes Jason Isaacs; others, feeling twice burned, might decide to break ground elsewhere.

Dig” opens with Orthodox Jews in Norway inspecting a red calf. “The prophecy has begun,” one says, dispatching a wide-eyed young man (Guy Selenik) on a mission of great importance but unclear intent.

From there, it’s off to Israel, where American FBI agent Peter Connelly (Isaacs, adopting a »

- Brian Lowry

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USA Network Digs Deep to Launch ‘Dig’

26 February 2015 10:23 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

USA Network brought ancient intrigue to the Bowery on Wednesday night with its premiere party for “Dig,” the high-octane conspiracy thriller set against the backdrop of an archaeological dig in Jerusalem.

The launch of “Dig” is a priority for USA Network as it seeks to expand the cabler’s brand of original series to include Svod-friendly serials and shows that generate online passion.

The scope of “Dig,” shepherded for Keshet and Universal Cable Prods. by producers Tim Kring and Gideon Raff, is a departure from USA’s past efforts, and the money spent was clearly on the screen in the 90-minute opener that unspooled for the crowd who gathered at Capitale for the premiere and Q&A moderated by Meredith Vieira. “Dig” begins its 10-episode run on March 5.

“It’s been quite the epic journey,” USA president Chris McCumber said in intro’ing the episode. He noted that lensing took place in Israel, »

- Cynthia Littleton

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