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Network: We tv
Episodes: Eight (hour)
TV show dates: July 16, 2014 -- August 27, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This legal drama takes a look at how people struggle with weighing their personal morals with their professional ambitions.
Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) is an impassioned case worker with The Innocence Initiative. She delves into the case of a death-row inmate who she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family's heinous murder 11 years earlier.
Christine chases down new evidence in a search of the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page (Damon Gupton). His personal view of justice is colored by shades of gray. »
There won't be a second season for The Divide. We tv has cancelled their first scripted series after one season of eight episodes.
A legal drama, The Divide looks at how people struggle with weighing their personal morals with their professional ambitions. Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland) is an impassioned case worker and Adam Page (Damon Gupton) is an equally passionate district attorney. The cast also includes Paul Schneider, Nia Long, Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, Joe Anderson, and Adam Rothenberg.
In a statement, We TV said of the cancellation, "We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard Lagravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as We tv's first scripted series."
The season ended on August 27th and averaged 362,000 viewers.
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Launching a scripted show is tougher than it looks: WEtv has canceled its first drama series, The Divide, after one season. The legal drama ran for eight episodes and starred Marin Ireland and Damon Gupton. The network said in a statement: "We are extremely proud of The Divide and grateful to its brilliant creators, Richard Lagravenese and Tony Goldwyn, and an amazing cast and crew, for bringing this story to life as WEtv’s first scripted series." More and more cable networks are getting into scripted programming. Bravo, E!, Wgn, Pivot, and even Animal Planet have all either recently launched, »
- James Hibberd
We Tv is putting distance between itself and “The Divide.” See photos: 11 TV Shows Canceled by Controversy – From ‘Honey Boo Boo’ to ‘Politically Incorrect’ (Photos) The network has decided not to renew the legal drama about a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that spurs the reinvestigation of a murder case. Also read: We tv Climbs Into the ‘Sex Box’ With New Pilot The series, created by Richard Lagravenese (“12 Years a Slave”) and Tony Goldwyn, starred Damon Gupton, Marin Ireland and Joe Anderson. Also read: Halloween Viewing Guide: 19 of the Week's Most Hauntingly Awesome Offerings “We are extremely proud of ‘The Divide’ and. »
- Tim Kenneally
'Whiplash' movie review: 'Emotionally explosive film' (photo: J.K. Simmons in 'Whiplash') Damien Chazelle, writer and director of Whiplash, his 2014 Sundance Film Festival-winning second feature, is himself a musical prodigy of sorts. He attended the sort of prestigious musical conservatory his protagonist — played by the acerbic, ascending star Miles Teller — attends in Chazelle's sharply realized, emotionally explosive film. Whiplash, in fact, is a most appropriate title. The “insider's” perspective can sometimes burden a young filmmaker — or a filmmaker of any age, really. Knowing too much can be a trap; the inclination to “get it right” down to the last well-known detail can muddy a story and stifle narrative flow. And there's the possibility — or rather, the likelihood — that the filmmaker's personal experience is actually interesting only to the filmmaker. Chazelle avoids these pitfalls. Whiplash, while stylish and slightly elliptical, is neither muddy nor stifling. It flows freely; it's literally »
- Tim Cogshell
Whiplash Trailer. Damien Chazelle‘s Whiplash (2014) international movie trailer stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, and Damon Gupton. Whiplash‘s plot synopsis: “A pedagogical thriller and an emotional S&M two-hander, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is brilliantly acted by Miles Teller as an eager jazz drummer [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
The We TV drama series The Divide follows Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), a whip-smart caseworker with a knack for getting herself in and out of trouble, and Adam Page (Damon Gupton), the youngest Da in the history of Philadelphia, both on opposite sides of a case where the outcome could either protect or destroy their reputations. Created by Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese, the show also stars Nia Long, Paul Schneider, Joe Anderson and Clarke Peters. During this exclusive interview with Collider, executive producers Tony Goldwyn (who also directed the pilot) and Richard Lagravenese talked about how they came to be working together, what drew them to the themes of this story, their road to getting this show on the air, re-shooting the original pilot (that was shot for AMC, before moving to We tv), setting up the show’s structure for future seasons, why it was so important to »
- Christina Radish
The We tv drama series The Divide follows Christine Rosa (Marin Ireland), a whip-smart caseworker with a knack for getting herself in and out of trouble, and Adam Page (Damon Gupton), the youngest Da in the history of Philadelphia, both on opposite sides of a case where the outcome could either protect or destroy their reputations. Created by Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese, the show also stars Nia Long, Paul Schneider, Joe Anderson and Clarke Peters. During this exclusive interview with Collider, co-stars Marin Ireland and Damon Gupton talked about how they came to this show, auditioning for Tony Goldwyn, who is acclaimed as both an actor and director, what attracted them to these characters, shooting the first pilot about a year and a half ago, how things changed and evolved, the research they did for these roles, and where things are headed for the remainder of the season. Check »
- Christina Radish
In this exclusive scene from Wednesday's episode of “The Divide,” a prison visit gets a tad intense. As prison visits tend to do. We tv's first original scripted drama, co-created by Richard Lagravenese (“Behind the Candelabra,”) and Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”) examines morality, politics and race in the justice system. It's seen through the eyes of Christine Rosa, played by Marin Ireland, and passionate prosecutor Adam Page, played by Damon Gupton. Also read: We Tv Greenlights Richard Lagravenese's ‘The Divide’ as Its First Scripted Series The clip from Wednesday's episode — the fifth installment of the eight-episode season — finds Christine delivering some good. »
- Tim Molloy
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
- Jeff Labrecque
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.
World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”
International titles world-preeming on the »
- Jennie Punter
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »
- Gregory Ellwood
We tv's first original scripted drama, “The Divide,” made its premiere last night, July 16, in a special 100-minute premiere that started at 9 pm, airing with limited commercial interruptions. The Richard Lagravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama, which was originally planned for an AMC channel time slot, stars Damon Gupton as Adam Page - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational racially-motivated murder case. Marin Ireland ("Homeland," "Mildred Pierce") stars opposite Gupton as a caseworker who challenges Powell's convictions. Nia Long plays the district »
- Tambay A. Obenson
We tv's first original scripted drama, “The Divide,” makes its premiere tonight, July 16, in a special 2-hour premiere that starts at 9 pm, airing with limited commercial interruptions. The Richard Lagravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama, which was originally planned for an AMC channel time slot, stars Damon Gupton as Adam Page - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational racially-motivated murder case. Marin Ireland ("Homeland," "Mildred Pierce") stars opposite Gupton as a caseworker who challenges Powell's convictions. Nia Long plays the district »
- Tambay A. Obenson
No longer content to be known as the “Bridezillas” channel, WEtv is making a strong entry into the scripted content arena with “The Divide,” a suspenseful drama that deftly balances issues of race, class, and wrongful incarceration in modern day Philadelphia. Anchored by a solid ensemble cast that includes Nia Long, Damon Gupton, Paul Schneider, … Read more → »
- Melanie McFarland
Marking We’s first scripted drama, “The Divide” appears to harbor aspirations to be more than just another cop/crime show, but its two-hour premiere stumbles along the way. Created by Richard Lagravenese and actor/director Tony Goldwyn, the show seeks to delve into race through the prism of long-solved but controversial murders. Yet there’s a corner-cutting quality to the series — beginning with the casting — that makes this feel like a decidedly off-Broadway effort. So while We has demonstrated it’s willing to order drama as the network rebrands itself, the channel faces more work to prove it can be a significant player in this crowded field.
There’s no nice way to say the leads simply aren’t especially compelling, which might help better sell this otherwise familiar tale that hinges on a central mystery built around a death-penalty case.
Marin Ireland plays Christine Rosa, an ambitious law »
- Brian Lowry
WEtv joins the scripted world this month with The Divide, a legal drama exploring a racially charged case and the impact that a crime has on those involved. The Divide stars Marin Ireland as Christine Rosa, an impassioned caseworker with the Innocence Initiative who delves into the case of a death-row inmate she believes was wrongly convicted of a young family's heinous murder 11 years earlier. She chases down new evidence in a search for the truth and confronts an equally passionate district attorney, Adam Page (Damon Gupton), whose view of justice is colored by shades of gray. Throughout the journey, Christine's
- Lesley Goldberg
We tv will offer a weeklong, full-episode sneak preview of the series premiere of legal drama “The Divide” on multiple platforms, including Roku streaming players, WEtv.com and video-on-demand and TV Everywhere services.
The network’s first scripted show — which is co-created by “Scandal’s” Tony Goldwyn and Richard Lagravenese and produced by AMC Studios — explores the personal cost of morality, ambition, ethics, politics, and race in today’s justice system. Marin Ireland (“Homeland”) and Damon Gupton (“The Newsroom”) star.
“As we break into scripted programming, it’s important that we reach viewers on every platform and device they use to watch content,” said We tv president Marc Juris. “This multi-platform full-episode preview is a great way to get audiences excited about ‘The Divide’ and we couldn’t be happier that the show is Roku’s first TV series premiere to their millions of customers.”
The sneak preview begins July 9 and runs through 11:59 p. »
- Nikara Johns
Pressing palms late into Thursday night at midtown Manhattan’s ritzy Tuscan eatery Circo, Tony Goldwyn — “Scandal’s” President Fitz and co-creator of We tv’s new drama “The Divide” — painted the show in humble hues.
Photos: More from the “The Divide” party + More Events This Week
“This was an idea that started over a couple bourbons at Cafe Centrale with me and Richard,” he told a packed house at the pilot’s preview screening — a reference to his collaborator, “Divide” scribe Richard Lagravanese. He elaborated later: “What if we centered a series around a prosecutor who got it wrong? Barry Scheck, co-founder of the Innocence Project, heard that idea from me, and he recommended we make the prosecutor black, and the convict white — to turn the stereotypes on their heads.”
Me and my genius partner @RLaGravenese !!! @TheDivide_WEtv http://t.co/fEU8SC4om5—
Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) June 27, 2014
- Steve Macfarlane
In case you haven't heard, We tv is officially being rebranded by its parent company AMC, shifting away from the trashy reality TV shows that have long been its money-center, to more original scripted adult dramas, targeted at a primarily female audience. One of the network's early attempts at this *upgrade* - also its first original scripted drama - "The Divide," will launch with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, July 16th, at 9pm Et/Pt before moving to its regular 10pm Et/Pt time-slot beginning on Wednesday, July 23rd.The Richard Lagravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama, which was originally planned for an AMC channel time slot (suggesting how strong the series might be, given AMC's history of original hit dramas), stars Damon Gupton as Adam Page - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational racially-motivated murder case. Marin Ireland ("Homeland," "Mildred Pierce") stars opposite. »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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