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When the Season 5 premiere picks up, Detective Erin Lindsay (exiting series regular Sophia Bush) will have, indeed, moved on to a position at the FBI’s New York counter-terrorism unit, new showrunner Rick Eid tells TVLine. Despite “a bit of a [time] jump,” the episode will, “emotionally, in many ways, pick up from where” last May’s cliffhanger left off, with Lindsay’s ex-boyfriend Jay Halstead and her surrogate father Hank Voight still coping with her sudden departure.
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Vulture WatchIs there any justice in the Windy City? Has the Chicago Justice TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on NBC? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Chicago Justice season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?Airing on the NBC television network, Chicago Justice stars Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Monica Barbaro, Joelle Carter, and Jon Seda. As the fourth series in Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise, this legal drama follows the prosecutors and investigators who make up the State’s Attorney’s team. The story centers on Peter Stone (Winchester), the dogged Deputy Chief of the Special Prosecutions Bureau. A single-minded man, Stone often goes head-to-head with Mark Jefferies (Carl), the politically »
Oxygen Media has set Sunday, October 1, 7 Pm Et/Pt for the premiere of Criminal Confessions true crime reality series from executive producer Dick Wolf and Warner Bros. Shed Media. Criminal Confessions delves into the psychological showdown that takes place inside actual police interrogation rooms and dissects what it takes to yield a confession. In each hourlong episode, police officers and detectives walk viewers through their strategy, as interviews with the suspects'… »
Law & Order: True Crime has some new company. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Keong Sim has joined the upcoming NBC TV show.From executive producer Dick Wolf, season one of the anthology drama will follow the events surrounding the trial of Erik and Lyle Menendez, two brothers who were convicted of murdering their parents in 1989. The cast also includes Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, Edie Falco, Gus Halper, and Miles Gaston Villanueva.Read More… »
Madison Avenue is betting an old warhorse can gain new traction on the TV schedule.
A Variety survey of commercial-ratings projections for the 2017-2018 broadcast TV season finds ad buyers believe the retooled version of “American Idol,” slated to air on ABC early next year, will generate the most commercial viewership of any freshman scripted program. The survey, constructed using estimates from three large media-buying agencies, examines the primetime grid for the most viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 who watch advertising. That age range represents the demographic coveted most by advertisers. Projections for the highest commercial viewership among new programs follows below:
Highest Projected C3 Ratings for Freshman Shows, 2017-18
1. American Idol Sunday, ABC, 1.86
2. American Idol Monday, ABC, 1.84
3. Law & Order: True Crime, NBC 1.65
4. Rise, NBC, 1.65
5. Young Sheldon, CBS, 1.52
6. For The People, ABC, 1.44
7. The Brave, NBC, 1.42
8. 9Jkl, CBS, 1.38
9. The Good Doctor, ABC, 1.36
10.’ Grey’S’ Spinoff, ABC, 1.31
Source: A Variety survey of three top media buying agencies
- Brian Steinberg
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders is adding to the prosecution team.
The eight-episode first installment of the anthology is described as a "gripping in-depth dramatization" of the famed murder case that took America by storm in the early 1990s. When brothers Lyle and Erik Menendez were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills on Aug. 20, 1989, their story became a nationwide obsession. Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders dives »
- Kate Stanhope
This fall a group of all-star actors lead by Edie Falco will dramatize a crime and the subsequent trial that captivated the nation in the mid-90s.
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- Megan Vick
There are few network producers with name brand recognition — think J.J. Abrams, Chuck Lorre or Dick Wolf — but Shondra Rhimes is certainly one of them. The writer and producer is the creative hitmaker behind “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder” and a cornerstone to the success of ABC.
- Kevin Jagernauth
In today’s roundup, “Law & Order: Svu” casts Brooke Shields, and Ltb Productions released “American M.C” docu-series.
Brooke Shields has been tapped for a major recurring role on Season 19 of “Law & Order: Svu,” Variety has confirmed. Details of her character have not been released, although a statement from NBC hinted that her role will shake up Olivia Benson’s (Mariska Hargitay) world. Shields is repped by UTA. As previously reported, Michael Chernuchin took over showrunning duties from Rick Eid, who left to serve as showrunner on “Chicago Pd.” Dick Wolf is the creator and executive producer, while Hargitay, Julie Martin, Jonathan Starch, Arthur Forney, Peter Jankowski, are also executive producers. “Law & Order: Svu” returns Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
“American M.C,” a docu-series from Ltb Productions in association with Natural 9 Entertainment, is now available exclusively on iTunes. “American M.C” follows a group of 17 motorcyclists from across the Southwest who »
- Rebecca Rubin
Brooke Shields is set for a key recurring role opposite Mariska Hargitay on the 19th season of NBC’s crime procedural Law & Order: Svu, Deadline has confirmed. No details about the character other than she will shake up Benson’s (Hargitay) world. Created by prolific, Emmy-winning producer Dick Wolf, Law & Order: Svu chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based… »
From showtime’s “Twin Peaks” to the upcoming “Dynasty” on the CW, reboots and revivals are flooding the airwaves, so it is no surprise that those behind the reality television genre want to capitalize on the nostalgia craze, too. An overwhelming wave of reality revival development is now thriving across broadcast, cable, and streaming networks.
“America’s Next Top Model” spent 22 cycles on broadcast television — premiering on Upn before that network merged with the WB to become the CW, where “Top Model” continued for almost a decade — before it was cancelled, only to be subsequently resurrected just months later on Viacom staple VH1.
“As one of the most iconic pop culture and fashion formats of all time, we felt that ‘America’s Next Top Model’ fit perfectly into VH1’s brand values,” says Nina Diaz, MTV and VH1’s head of unscripted.
The show’s syndicated run on the network from 2004-2007 was a proven performer as »
- Danielle Turchiano
Philip Winchester is moving from one Dick Wolf show to another. Deadline reports the Chicago Justice star has joined Law & Order: Svu.Winchester played lead Peter Stone on Chicago Justice, which was cancelled after one season earlier this year. He'll reprise the role of Stone for the upcoming 19th season of Law & Order: Svu.Read More… »
Per our sister site Deadline, Winchester will recur on Svu as Peter Stone, the role he originated on Chicago P.D. and then played on its legal-themed spinoff. Stone’s appearance in the Svu-verse makes sense: He’s the son of Benjamin Stone, the Ada on the original Law & Order. Peter will be an Ada in the Big Apple like his dad.
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Exclusive: Chicago Justice star Philip Winchester is returning to the Dick Wolf NBC universe with a co-starring role on veteran Law & Order: Svu. Winchester will reprise his character from Chicago Justice, Peter Stone, who was Assistant State’s Attorney in Chicago and will now be Ada in New York City where Svu is set. Winchester will first appear around the midpoint of Svu‘s upcoming 19th season. Stone has a special connection to New York and the Law & Order franchise. He… »
How will Chicago Pd cope without two of its main players? Recently, executive producer Dick Wolf addressed the departures of star Sophia Bush and co-creator Matt Olmstead from the NBC TV show, via The Hollywood Reporter.As reported earlier, both Bush and Olmstead are leaving the cop procedural ahead of the show's upcoming fifth season. The cast also includes Jason Beghe, Patrick John Flueger, Laroyce Hawkins, Elias Koteas, Jesse Lee Soffer, Marina Squerciati, and Amy Morton.Read More… »
Although he's already plotting new seasons of his upcoming Law & Order: True Crime TV series (watch a preview, below), prolific creator Dick Wolf doesn't think he'll return to the original Law & Order series, which ran for 20 seasons on NBC, between 1990 and 2010. The police procedural and legal drama starred S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, Steven Hill, Jesse L. Martin, Leslie Hendrix, Fred Dalton Thompson, Chris Noth, Benjamin Bratt and Michael Moriarty. Law & Order: True Crime, premieres on NBC on Tuesday, September 26th at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Julianne Nicholson, Anthony Edwards, Edie Falco, Gus Halper, Miles Gaston Villanueva, Heather Graham, Elizabeth Reaser, and Larry Cedar star. Wolf talked about the original Law & Order TV series, while promoting his new show during the TCA summer press tour. Read More… »
Fey is an executive producer on the NBC comedy, and it was announced in May that she would have a guest arc in Season 2 for seven episodes. “She’s playing the new boss, Diana St. Tropez,” series creator Tracey Wigfield said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Thursday. “She’s sort of Sheryl Sandberg on steroids” and is a woman who “knows exactly how to have it all.”
“Great News” stars Briga Heelan as Katie, a news producer at the cable news show “The Breakdown” who is horrified when her mother Carol (Andrea Martin) is hired on as an intern. The series also stars Adam Campbell as “The Breakdown’s” executive producer Greg, John Michael Higgins as old-school anchor Chuck Pierce, Nicole Richie as hip young co-anchor Poria, editor Justin (Horatio Sanz), and »
- Hanh Nguyen
Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt is near a deal to renew his contract with NBC, extending his tenure as the network’s top programming executive.
“I’m going to be around for a long time,” Greenblatt told Variety Thursday.
At NBC, Greenblatt has overseen a reversal of the network’s fortunes, breaking a streak of fourth-place ratings finishes that began prior to his arrival. NBC has finished three of the last four seasons as the top-rated primetime network in the 18-49 demo. Under Greenblatt, NBC launched broadcast’s top-rated unscripted series, “The Voice,” and top-rated drama, “This Is Us.” Greenblatt also recently lured the creators and cast of classic comedy “Will & Grace” back to the network for a revival set to premiere this fall. On Thursday, he announced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the revival, originally set as a one-season event, had been picked up for a second season.
- Daniel Holloway
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, premiering Sept. 26 and starring Edie Falco, is NBC's stab at the true crime drama, but with the Dick Wolf (Law & Order, Chicago Fire) brand attached. But in tackling the famous Menendez brothers trial over eight hours of TV, Wolf and Co. are not actually looking to present a docu-style dramatization. They're taking a stance on the trial and that stance is that the brothers were wrongly convicted of the first-degree murder of their parents. Wolf told the 2017 TCA Summer press tour audience that this is the first time a show of his has "had a collective agenda," which is to bring to light just how mishandled this case was. "The research revealed things none of us knew, and that's one of the things that I think is most impactful about the eight hours," says Wolf. "I don't care what attitude you go in with, »
- Andrea Reiher
The world has changed a great deal in the nearly 20 years since “Will & Grace” first premiered. The show, revolutionary for his portrayal of gay characters in 1998, returns this fall with the understanding that there are still more barriers to break.
“When we started it was revolutionary to have two gay characters,” said star Debra Messing. “We were ‘Lgb,’ but we stopped at B. My hope is we can now finish the alphabet.”
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That means opportunities to tackle stories in the headlines, including a growing understanding in the public of transgender issues (and on the flip side, President Trump’s recent decree to ban transgender soldiers from serving in the military).
“Will & Grace” will now have even more time to touch on such subjects: NBC just renewed the revival for a second season, plus added four »
- Michael Schneider
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