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A few weeks ago, we reported that the USA Network had set a Thursday, January 26 premiere date for its new series Common Law, which stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole. It seems the network has had a change of heart, and will now debut Common Law sometime this summer.
The move is attributed to an exceedingly positive response to the pilot episode from focus groups and others who have seen it. The summer season is when the network normally rolls out its most popular shows, such as Burn Notice and Psych.
Common Law is currently shooting its 12-episode Season 1 in New Orleans. The show centers on two L.A.P.D. detectives (Michael Ealy and Warren Kole), who are ordered by their captain (Jack McGee) to attend couples counseling to work through their issues. Sonya Walger also stars as their counselor.
A specific premiere date wasn't given for Common Law, »
The USA Network has provided us with the first promo for Common Law, which debuts Season 1 on Thursday, January 26 at 10 Pm Et. Click on the video player for your first look at this new series, which stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles cops working through their issues in couples counseling. You can also click on the photos below the trailer to access our Common Law gallery.
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The new series "Common Law" is set to premier Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. Et. The program stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two cops who are growing sick of each other. Rather than split them up, their captain forces them into couples' therapy. It also features Jack McGee and Sonya Walger.
The third season of "White Collar" kicks off Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. Et. The series is set to pick up where its summer cliffhanger left off when Neal (Matt Bomer) was in possession of stolen Nazi treasure, this leading to his wife's kidnapping. The series also stars Tim DeKay, Willie Garson and Tiffani Thiessen.
USA Network today announces the January premiere dates for the new original series Common Law on Thursday, January 26 at 10/9c and returning original favorites White Collar on Tuesday, January 17 at 10/9c and Royal Pains on Wednesday, January 18 at 10/9c.
The new original series Common Law kicks into high gear when two cops discover they have one problem - each other. Despite their differences, they are still the best detectives on the force but when things come to a head on the eve of their "seven-year itch," their captain forces them into couples' therapy to save their "marriage." The 12-episode one-hour series stars Michael Ealy (The Good Wife, Californication), Warren Kole (The Chicago Code, 24), Jack McGee (The Fighter, Rescue Me) and Sonya Walger (Lost, In Treatment) and is currently in production in New Orleans.
Mrs. Suit’s fate will be revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 17, when White Collar resumes its third season.
USA Network has also announced the return date for Royal Pains, which will continue its own Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Both returning shows will air at 10/9c.
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Additionally, a series premiere date has been locked for Common Law, the cabler’s newest “blue sky” dramedy. Starring Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell) and Warren Kole (The Chicago Code) as “odd couple” Lapd detective partners who are ordered into couples therapy, it will bow Thursday, Jan. 26 at 10 /9c. »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Director: Bennett Miller
Running Time: 133 Minutes
Synopsis: The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
The sports movie, as a genre is primarily all about the underdog, whether your rooting for Stallone’s boxing rookie in Rocky, Newman’s band of ice-hockey misfits in Slap Shot or Costner’s cocky but lovable turn in Tin Cup, there is no mistaking it, the tingle on the back of your neck and the smile it can bring to your face is testament to that. The baseball movie has itself become almost a sub-genre with the highlights being the fact-based scandal Eight Men Out, fairytale-like Robert Redford classic The Natural (my own personal »
- Craig Hunter
EW.com has a first look at USA’s new buddy cop series Common Law. The show follows former petty criminal and ladies man Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and methodical ex-lawyer Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), two acclaimed Lapd homicide detectives whose longtime partnership, like a bad marriage, is on the rocks. So their captain (Jack McGee) sends them to couples therapist Dr. Ryan (Sonya Walger) to help them work out their issues. Common Law is currently shooting in Louisiana with an aim toward a premiere early next year. Here’s the show’s first trailer:
- James Hibberd
Penny from Lost will now play a psychiatrist in Common Law: EW has learned exclusively that Sonya Walger has been cast as Dr. Ryan in a new USA drama that follows two cops on the Los Angeles Police Department’s homicide team.
Walger, who also appeared in such series as Tell Me You Love Me, FlashForward and In Treatment, will play a Beverly Hills shrink who provides couples counseling to partners Travis Marks (Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole) at a local community center. Yep, their conflicts are so out of control that their captain (Jack McGee) sends Wes, »
- Lynette Rice
There are so many stars in New Year’s Eve, the first full-length trailer reveals ones you didn’t even know had a part! There is Sarah Paulson of the upcoming Martha Marcy May Marlene as well as Jack McGee, recently memorable in The Fighter. Despite featuring the main cast of Ashton Kutcher, Lea Michele, Josh Duhamel, Carla Gugino, Zac Efron, Abigail Breslin, Jessica Biel, Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Sofía Vergara, Alyssa Milano, Hilary Swank, Halle Berry, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sara Paxton, and Sarah Jessica Parker, we don’t even see all of the players.
Sienna Miller, John Stamos, John Lithgow, Julie Andrews and Frankie Muniz all reportedly show up at some point. Garry Marshall returns after Valentine’s Day for this uber extravaganza, and if star-gazing is your thing, this movie looks like Citizen Kane. Check out the trailer below via Apple and the first here.
“New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, »
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The fourth annual Children’s Day Celebrity Charity Celebration in Los Angeles will take place this weekend.
Children’s Day 2011 kicks off with an All-Valley Parade at Woodley Park at 9am, featuring high school bands – and you! Enter the park on a red carpet and begin a magical day of kids activities and entertainment featuring Radio Disney performances, Espn X Games skateboard clinics, storytelling by Nancy Cartwright (voice of Bart Simpson and Honorary Mayor of Sfv) and celebrity friends, celebrity and sports icons’ autographs for the whole family, arts & crafts, Us Marine Corps armored Humvee, rock climbing and more.
Among the stars expected to attend the event are host Fritz Coleman, Jack McGee (The Fighter), Lapd Police Chief Charlie Beck and kid stars Boo Boo Stewart (Twilight), Fival Stewart, Grace Phipps (Nine Lives of Chloe King), Matthew St. Patrick (Six Feet Under), golf sensation Lil Jordan, Joey King (Ramona and Beezus »
"...millionaire infomercial guru, 'Robert Axle' (Spacey) loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally injures thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle’s ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all of his money and moved into his house with her new husband (Craig Robinson).
"Out of desperation, Axle finds a part-time job as a janitor, and is forced to move in with his estranged daughter (Camilla Belle) and her over-protective roommates.
Despite these setbacks he is determined to pitch his newest gadget and rebuild his infomercial empire. But the world has changed in the last decade, »
- Michael Stevens
We have added the new trailer for Anchor Bay Films upcoming comedy drama, "Father of Invention." The film, directed by Trent Cooper, stars Kevin Spacey, Heather Graham, Camilla Belle, Johnny Knoxville, Craig Robinson, Virginia Madsen, John Stamos, Michael Rosenbaum and Jack McGee.Watch the trailer below;"Father of Invention" is released on limited screens in the Us from October 14th.Millionaire infomercial guru, Robert Axle played by Kevin Spacey loses everything when one of his inventions has a design flaw that accidentally chops off the fingers of thousands of customers. After serving eight years in prison, a disgraced Axle is released, and ready to redeem his name and rebuild his empire with a new innovation. However, Axle's ex-wife (Virginia Madsen) has spent all »
- Anthony Pearson
USA is preparing yet another original cable drama with Common Law, the story of two cops who go to couple’s counseling to get over their respective problems. The series was ordered from a pilot by CBS Studios.
Michael Ealy (Californication, The Good Wife) plays the straight man, Travis Marks, a former lawyer, divorcee and crack Lapd cop. The other side of the coin is Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole, The Chicago Code, 24), an old-school ladies man who boozes around but makes the collar. The two partners finally have enough of each other, and are forced to undergo couple’s counseling by their police captain.
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- Michael Crider
Today's TV snacks include a new series getting greenlit, an existing show coming back for a second season and a couple pieces of casting news.
USA has given the green light to a buddy-cop series called "Common Law." It stars Michael Ealy ("The Good Wife") and Warren Kole ("The Chicago Code") as Lapd detectives who hate each other so much that their captain (Jack McGee, "Rescue Me") sends them to couples counseling. Wacky! [USA]
The CW has added two new characters to "90210" for its fourth season. Justin Deeley ("Couples Retreat") will play a "cowboy type" -- actually the son of a country-music star -- who's a potential love interest for Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord), while Megalyn Echikunwoke ("CSI: Miami") will play a rival of Naomi's at college. [TVLine]
USA has picked up Common Law to series. Rumours that the show would be commissioned began to circulate last month and USA has now confirmed the news, Deadline reports. The network has ordered 11 episodes of the programme. Common Law focuses on two homicide detectives, played by Michael Ealy and Warren Kole, who are sent to couple's counselling by their captain (Jack McGee). USA Network's co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and Chris McCumber said: "When CBS Television Studios sent us the script of Common Law, we immediately fell in love (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
USA Network has picked up the series "Common Law," the company announced on Tuesday. The series, via CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment, centers around former cop partners Travis Marks ("The Good Wife" star Michael Ealy) and Wes Mitchell ("The Chicago Code" actor Warren Kole) whose superior (Jack McGee from "Rescue Me") sends the pair to couples therapy so that they can resolve their differences and get their professional lives back on track. "Common Law" will begin filming for an 11-episode season in New Orleans next month. USA Network co-presidents Jeff Wachtel and »
- Tim Kenneally
USA is doubling down on its winning formula: crime-solving with a side of bromance.
The network has picked up the CBS Television Studios cop drama Common Law, ordering 11 episodes, Variety reports. The drama stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as a pair of cops who have a big problem ... each other. Their captain (Jack McGee) sends them into couples therapy in an effort to return the duo to their professional glory days despite their hatred for one another.
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- Hanh Nguyen
Exclusive: A couple of weeks ago, Deadline reported that USA Network was finalizing a series pickup of the comedic buddy cop comedy Common Law. And now it has: USA has ordered 11 episodes to begin production next month in New Orleans. The twist on the cop series stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole, who play wildly different personalities who are the elite team in the Lapd homicide squad until their constant bickering gets them put on probation. To fix their problems, their captain (Jack McGee) sends them to couples therapy. Common Law, from CBS Television Studios and Junction Entertainment, is executive produced by Cormac and Marianne Wibberley. Jon Turteltaub and Craig Sweeny are executive producers. Junction's Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik are co-executive producers. Turteltaub directed the pilot. "When CBS Television Studios sent us the script of Common Law, we immediately fell in love with the writing, the characters and the premise, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Update: Medium executive producer Craig Sweeny has come onboard Common Law as executive producer. He will serve as co-showrunner on the series alongside co-creators/exec producers Cormac & Marianne Wibberley through his overall deal at CBS TV Studios. Exclusive 5 Pm: I hear USA Network is finalizing a series pickup of comedic buddy cop drama Common Law starring Michael Ealy. The project, from CBS TV Studios and Jon Turteltaub's Junction Entertainment, centers on polar-opposite Lapd homicide detectives Travis Marks (Ealy) and Wes Mitchell (Warren Kole), whose nonstop bickering and acrimony prompts their no-nonsense captain Phil Sutton (Jack McGee) to send them to a couples therapist. The role of the therapist, played in the pilot by Amy Acker, will be recast, along with another, smaller part. There will be some reshoots, and I hear the action quotient on the show will be pumped up. With the series order for Common Law, expected »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Mark Wahlberg accepted the Guy Movie of the Year award for The Fighter at the Guys Choice Awards, which will air on Friday, June 10 at 9 Pm Et on Spike. The network released footage of Mark Wahlberg accepting the award, where he also discussed The Fighter 2 sequel. Here's what he had to say below about the project, which will involve Micky Ward's three fights with Arturo Gatti.
"We left out the Arturo Gatti fights for a reason, because that's for The Fighter 2. We're not going to do The Fighter 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, but we're going to do The Fighter 2. We're going to do the Ward/Gatti trilogy."
The actor's statement mirrored what he said back in March, when he revealed they only wanted to do one sequel to The Fighter. It seems that one sequel will cover all three fights, which happened between May 2002 and June 2003. Click on the video player below »
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