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Though Major Crimes didn't bring in big ratings like The Closer, the spin-off still did very well. Will it continue to do so or, will the ratings fall in season two? Will the TNT series be cancelled or renewed for a third year? We'll have to wait and find out.
Airing on Monday nights, Major Crimes features the talents of Mary McDonnell, Gw Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, Graham Patrick Martin, Robert Gossett, and Nadine Velazquez. There are 19 installments this time -- vs last season's 10. The latest ratings are below and the list will be updated after each episode.
Update: Major Crimes has been renewed for a third season of 15 episodes.
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It’s likely that people remember more chemistry from an episode of AMC’s Breaking Bad than from their time in high school and college, but is the on-screen science sound? For those who aren't caught up with the exploits of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), the show tracks his transformation from chemistry genius to high school science teacher to cancer patient to meth kingpin. Not only does Walt's scientific background aid him in his drug-making ventures, it also gets him out of scrapes. Where other crime lords in the making might simply fight or shoot their way out of trouble, Walt uses not just chemistry, but also physics and biochemistry to dispose of bodies, erase damning evidence, and to make sure that leverage is always on his side. But does TV studio science check out in real life? Hit the jump to find out. *Here's our disclaimer: This article is »
- Dave Trumbore
By now, you’ve heard Breaking Bad’s famous what-if stories: Jesse (Aaron Paul) was going to die at the end of season 1! Tuco’s story (and life) ended earlier than planned because actor Raymond Cruz was contractually obligated to The Closer! The show was originally set in Riverside, California! But what are some other intriguing scenarios that didn’t made it out of the writers’ room? As the AMC crime drama heads toward its finale on Sept. 29, EW asked series creator Vince Gilligan, coexecutive producer Peter Gould and executive story editor Gennifer Hutchison to give up the goods on »
- Dan Snierson
Disney has kicked off production on Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the first live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 illustrated children’s classic.
The film, directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production.
Shooting in the Los Angeles area, with locations in the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia, the San Fernando Valley and Melody Ranch in Newhall, the film hits theaters nationwide on October 10, 2014.
Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life – a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, »
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Disney has kicked off production on Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the first live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst's 1972 illustrated children's classic. The film, directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl, Cedar Rapids, Youth in Revolt) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. Shooting in the Los Angeles area, with locations in the cities of Pasadena and Arcadia, the San Fernando Valley and Melody Ranch in Newhall, the film hits theaters nationwide on October 10, 2014.
Steve Carell (The Way, Way Back, Little Miss Sunshine, the forthcoming Foxcatcher) and Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Juno) star as Alexander's upbeat parents. The veteran performers are joined in the film by a trio of young talents that includes 16-year-old Dylan Minnette (Lost, the upcoming Prisoners) as Alexander's older brother, Anthony; 15-year-old Kerris Dorsey (TV's Ray Donovan, »
"Yo, man! I'm skinny Pete!" That line from a 2008 episode of Breaking Bad was among the most important of Charles Baker's career so far, because it's when his character was given a name. "That was when I went from being just a day player to being a character on the show," Baker tells The Hollywood Reporter. "That was the biggest compliment you can get -- to get a name." The line was in "Crazy Handful of Nothin'," in which his character, Skinny Pete, introduced Jesse (Aaron Paul) to the murderous drug dealer Tuco (Raymond Cruz). Skinny Pete, the
- Aaron Couch
The final season of ‘Breaking Bad’ premiered on August 11, and while the hit AMC series is quickly coming to a close, Bob Odenkirk told HollywoodLife.com exclusively that his character, Saul Goodman, may continue to move forward in a spinoff series. Keep reading for all the details!
We can hardly fathom the idea that Breaking Bad will come to a close on September 29. However, while we’ll have no choice but to say goodbye to characters such as Walt (Bryan Cranston), Skyler (Anna Gunn) and Hank (Dean Norris), whom we’ve grown to love, there are others who may live on in the spinoff series that creator Vince Gilligan is hoping will come to fruition.
- Christopher Rogers
"Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul conducted a Reddit Ama (Ask Me Anything) on Tuesday, two days after the premiere of the AMC meth drama's final batch of episodes. Paul regaled the Reddit crowd with stories from the "Breaking Bad" set, called dozens of Reddit users "bitches" and basked in the adulation from the assembled "Breaking Bad" fans.
Like his "Breaking Bad" co-star Bryan Cranston's Reddit session, Paul's Ama had a charitable goal. Through an organization called Omaze, Paul was raising money for the Kind Campaign, a charity that raises awareness about bullying. Fans who donate to the charity have the chance to win the opportunity to watch the "Breaking Bad" finale with Paul, ride around in an Rv and wear hazmat suits. (Seriously.)
Check out 11 highlights from Paul's Reddit Ama below:
1. Aaron Paul thinks you'll be satisfied with the finale:
"I gotta be honest. I never wanted 'Breaking Bad' to end, »
- Alex Moaba
Watch a There's No Place Like Home video promo from TNT's Major Crimes. Catch a new promo from the program which airs on Mondays, 9/8 p.m. Central. Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni and Graham Patrick Martin star in the James Duff-created series. Haven't watched Major Crimes? Here's what it's about: The detectives in the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes division are still reeling from the departure of Brenda Leigh Johnson and the realization that Captain Raydor is now in charge. Unlike their previous chief, Raydor is determined to lead the department with a more team-oriented approach, sharing the credit with the people with whom she works »
Another promising young actor named Tommy Lee Jones was on the then-abc daytime serial during that period in the 1970s, but except for the occasional guest stint or miniseries - such as "Flesh & Blood" later that decade, or last fall's History hit "Hatfields & McCoys," which earned him an Emmy Award -- Berenger largely has kept his work focused on movies, including the classics "The Big Chill" and "Platoon" and the popular comedy "Major League."
However, one weekly TV role has lured him back, at least for a while.
Related: 'Hatfields & McCoys' Tom Berenger: 'They are a bunch of hillbillies'
This Monday on Major Crimes (TNT, 9/8c), the always composed Sharon Raydor feels a big chill when her Mia husband suddenly resurfaces — both in their home, and then at her work, where he’s serving as a public defender. Film vet and Emmy winner Tom Berenger spoke with TVLine about his imminent arc as Jackson Raydor, including the familiar faces on the cast who made him feel most at home.
Tvline | So tell me, under what circumstances do we first meet Jackson?
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With the answer now a strong affirmative, I stopped by the show's set in Los Angeles recently to see what we’ll discover on Major Crimes Season 2, which includes 19 episodes, a significant boost from last year's 10 and a clear show of confidence by TNT.
Mary McDonnell: The biggest thorn in Captain Sharon Raydor’s side this season looks to be her long-absent husband, Jack (played by Tom Berenger), who reappears later this summer. “This marriage is not typical,” the Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actress explained with a smile between shooting scenes. “She’s been married to him forever. She’s been separated for, perhaps, decades…and they won’t divorce. What the heck is going on there?”
And, like the relationship itself, »
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Tune in alert for the final four episodes of Season Two, starring Troian Bellisario (.Pretty Little Liars.) and Jennifer Beals (.The L Word.), as military psychologist Paul Milgram (Bradley Whitford, .The West Wing.) gives Major Jo Stone (Beals) his official evaluation on Lauren (Bellisario). Stone has to relay Milgram.s diagnosis to Lauren . a diagnosis that could have a major impact on Lauren.s military career. Lauren is directed by Wigs co-creator Jon Avnet and written by Writers Guild of America Award nominee Jay Rodan and Avnet. The series also stars Sean Harmon, Justine Ezarik, Sam Hennings, Raymond Cruz and Mykelti Williamson, as well as Sarah Jones who reprises her self-titled role as a military veteran from Wigs series »
- April Neale
Disney is on the hunt for a new director for its feature film adaptation of the popular children’s book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The project has had a fairly rocky road to production, as The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko first signed on to direct in May of 2011 and after securing Steve Carell to star, Fox decided to put the film into turnaround. Disney picked the project up last fall and development continued with Cholodenko writing the script alongside Rob Lieber, but now Deadline reports that Cholodenko is exiting the film. No specific reason is given, but one assumes creative differences of some sort are the culprit. The book is about a kid who wakes up with gum in his hair, and whose day goes downhill from there. Carell is still attached to play the kid’s father with Shawn Levy producing, »
- Adam Chitwood
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