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‘The Librarians’ Star Noah Wyle: What’s Driving Him to Save Family Friendly TV

‘The Librarians’ Star Noah Wyle: What’s Driving Him to Save Family Friendly TV
Noah Wyle knows “The Librarians” is one of television’s most unique shows— especially on TNT.

The show, which airs its season finale this Sunday, isn’t a dark drama like the network’s latest original series, “Animal Kingdom” and “Good Behavior.” But Wyle, who executive produces the show, appeared in seven episodes this season, directed two and even wrote one, believes “The Librarians” serves a purpose, as one of the few shows on TV crafted to serve as true family programming.

“There’s certain shows that have a big audience but don’t necessarily fit the edgier brand that I think TNT is trying to be. Yet, they bring an audience that’s a pretty good demographic,” he said to IndieWire. “They have been supportive, they have been marketing the show well this year, and the numbers speak to that. I’m hoping that they figure out that it’s not an either/or.
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‘The Librarians’ Star Noah Wyle: What’s Driving Him to Save Family Friendly TV

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‘The Librarians’ Star Noah Wyle: What’s Driving Him to Save Family Friendly TV
Noah Wyle knows “The Librarians” is one of television’s most unique shows— especially on TNT.

The show, which airs its season finale this Sunday, isn’t a dark drama like the network’s latest original series, “Animal Kingdom” and “Good Behavior.” But Wyle, who executive produces the show, appeared in seven episodes this season, directed two and even wrote one, believes “The Librarians” serves a purpose, as one of the few shows on TV crafted to serve as true family programming.

“There’s certain shows that have a big audience but don’t necessarily fit the edgier brand that I think TNT is trying to be. Yet, they bring an audience that’s a pretty good demographic,” he said to IndieWire. “They have been supportive, they have been marketing the show well this year, and the numbers speak to that. I’m hoping that they figure out that it’s not an either/or.
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The Tragedy of JFK (As Told by Wm. Shakespeare) Premiering at Los Angeles’ The Skylight Theater

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The conspiracy to assassinate the 35th President of the United States and its aftermath has been transformed into a groundbreaking theatrical event. ‘The Tragedy of JFK (As Told by Wm. Shakespeare)’ illuminates what might have actually happened during one of the most shocking events in American history. The play, which uses Shakespearian text, is having its world premiere run at The Skylight Theatre in Los Feliz, California, where it will play until Sunday, November 6. ‘The Tragedy of JFK (As Told by Wm. Shakespeare)’ was conceived, adapted and directed by Daniel Henning. The cast for The Blank Theatre’s production include, in alphabetical order, Tony Abatemarco, Ford Austin in the title [ Read More ]

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Noah Wyle interview: The Librarians, ER, playing Steve Jobs

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As The Librarians returns to Syfy UK, we chatted to Noah Wyle about directing, Falling Skies, and Jonathan Frakes peeing in a dumpster…

Since he first appeared as medical student John Carter in the Emergency Room of County General Hospital, Ill., Noah Wyle has specialised in playing a particular type of brainy hero. During his record-breaking tenure in ER, Wyle was notably the first to portray a fictional version of Steve Jobs in biopic Pirates Of Silicon Valley, a part that earned him an invitation from Mr Jobs to play a prank on the audience at the 1999 Macworld Expo.

Among a host of stage and screen roles, Wyle also played the small but memorable role of Dr Monitoff, a science teacher with an interest in parallel universes in 2001's Donnie Darko, followed in 2004 with the part of Flynn Carsen, perpetual student-turned-Indiana-Jones-type in three The Librarian television movies.
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Equity Calls L.A.'s Minimum Wage Opposition 'Shocking'

The Actors’ Equity Association unveiled backing from Seiu as a local politician threw his support behind the group opposing the union's minimum wage plan for intimate theater in Los Angeles. Debate over the upcoming referendum on reforming the 99-seat plan is increasingly contentious, with Equity calling L.A. City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell’s support for the intimate theater producers opposing the proposal “shocking.” O’Farrell joined a group of theater artists including Tim Robbins, Noah Wyle, and Daniel Henning, founding artistic director of the Blank Theatre, at an ILove99 rally on Hollywood's Theatre Row Wednesday. “It’s important that I do all I can to do support this community,” O’Farrell said. “Small theater isn’t just about our freedom of expression, it’s also good for the Los Angeles economy.” Equity immediately fired back. “It is shocking that any elected official would support producers who are unwilling to pay their artists minimum wage,
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Hollywood Theater Companies Consider Forming Multiplex

Hollywood theaters need to act fast if they’re going to keep a foothold in a neighborhood of Los Angeles that’s experiencing a renaissance of development. That was the message delivered to members of the city’s theater community by Steven Tronson, a vice president at Avison Young, a commercial real estate firm, and treasurer of the Hollywood Arts Council. “Unless you get in with a real estate developer, you’re not going to get any of the good stuff,” Tronson said on Nov. 9 at a forum organized by Daniel Henning, founding artistic director of the Blank Theatre, and the Hollywood Arts Council, a non-profit advocacy group. Mega developments such as Columbia Square, at Sunset and Gower, Millennium Hollywood, near the Pantages Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, and Blvd6200, a mixed-use development that spans both sides of Hollywood Boulevard between Argyle and El Centro Avenues, are transforming the area and driving up rents.
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Mark Taper Forum Reveals Blockbuster Season

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The Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles has announced a thrilling slate of productions for this venerable venue's 45th season in 2012. New plays by David Mamet and Jon Robin Baitz are on the roster, as well as the classic tragicomedy "Waiting for Godot"  by the immortal absurdist scribe Samuel Beckett, set to star Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern.Also red-hot on this slate are the local bows of Bruce Norris' 2010 Pultizer and Olivier award-winning  "Clybourne Park"  and John Logan's  2010 Tony-winning play, "Red," which will star Alfred Molina.The icing on this sinfully rich cake is a world premiere musical, "Los Otros,"  by Ellen Fitzhugh and the gifted Broadway writer-tunesmith Michael John Lachiusa ("The Wild Party," "Marie Christine," "See What I Wanna See"), who for many years has been a welcome L.A.  mainstay, collaborating with  Daniel Henning at the Blank Theatre Company on local renditions of his works.
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Garland's Critics List

Jeff Favreproduction: A Beautiful View, Son of Semele Theatre; Robots vs. Fake Robots, Powerhouse Theatre; Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, Geffen Playhouse.Playwriting: David Largman Murray, Robots vs. Fake Robots.Direction: Don Boughton, A Beautiful View; John Doyle, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre; Tiger Reel, Cartoon, Art/Works Theatre; Elise Robertson, The Women, Circus Theatricals.Music Direction: Sarah Travis, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Scenic Design: Simon Higlett, The School of Night, Center Theatre Group, Mark Taper Forum; Christine Jones, Spring Awakening, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre; Anthony Ward, My Fair Lady, Center Theatre Group, Ahmanson Theatre.Lighting Design: Russell H. Champa, The School of Night; Richard Jones, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.Costume Design: Anthony Ward, My Fair Lady.Sound Design: Dan Moses Schreier, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.Perfomance In A (Primarily) Straight Play:Gregory Itzin,
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