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Donald Trump kicked off his presidency Friday with a fiery populist inaugural address, vowing to return the nation’s power to the American people.
Outside Washington D.C.’s Capitol Building, Trump took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States, with the oath administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. He then addressed the nation for the first time as President, calling his new administration “a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people… We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done. »
In a scathing takedown, the Full Frontal host explained why Trump’s “omnipresent spokescobra” wasn’t being celebrated by feminists as the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign.
RelatedSvu Boss Dick Wolf: Even I Don’t Know When Trump Episode Will Air
“Oh my god, you guys, it’s so unfair,” Bee said sarcastically. “A woman pulls off the historic feat of electing a sexual predator who thinks women should be punished for having »
One thing that viewers can expect from any of the Dick Wolf franchises, is an episode or two dedicated to a ripped from the headlines case or current event.
This go round, Chicago Pd Season 4 Episode 12 was a nod at the Charleston shooting.
What I appreciated the most, is that for once the case wasn't "on the nose." In fact, it was so subtle that it barely registered until the end of the episode. Nothing about the case had anything to do with the real life tragedy.
The case was that of a female jogger being sexually assaulted and killed in a park. The two suspects were two young black boys wearing hoodies. You know, same old, same old.
Aside from Tillman having a few physical similarities to Dylan Roof (redhead with a bowl-cut), his being unapologetic and not showing an ounce of remorse, a fire bomb ruining a church, »
- Jasmine Blu
Fans of Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise are in for a treat. Today, NBC announced they will air a special preview of their upcoming series Chicago Justice on March 1st.The new spinoff follows the State Attorney’s “dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice.” The cast includes Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Monica Barbaro, and former Chicago Pd star Jon Seda.Read More… »
At the summer 2016 TCA, NBC executive and Chicago franchise executive producer Dick Wolf revealed plans for a new New York crime drama set in the world of the FBI. "It's one of the greatest brands in the world," Wolf said at the time. "Everyone knows what the FBI is." The project, which was to be introduced as a planted spinoff of Wolf’s current New York crime drama, Law & Order: Svu, has now been put on temporary hold. Part of the reason is the current situation, with… »
Will the Donald Trump-inspired episode “Law & Order: Svu” ever air? “I don’t know when it’s going to air,” creator Dick Wolf told reporters Wednesday at NBC’s Television Critics Association press tour when asked about the future of the controversial episode. Related: ‘Law & Order: Svu’ Postpones Donald Trump-Inspired Episode Again The episode in question, titled […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
NBCUniversal will shutter Esquire Network’s linear cable channel and relaunch the brand as a digital-only platform, Variety has learned. The decision to end the cable channel’s operation was spurred by recent negotiations with Charter Communications over a carriage-contract renewal.
Esquire Network was dropped last month from At&T’s DirecTV and U-Verse services. That move resulted in a loss of 25% of the channel’s subscribers — down from 60 million to 45 million. If Esquire Network were to be dropped by Charter, it would have lost an additional 15 million subscribers, making it no longer viable for Comcast-owned NBCUniversal to continue to operate.
Esquire Network will continue its cable feed through the summer. The channel employs around 50 staffers. Roughly 30 of those employees will likely be downsized, with the remainder kept on to service the brand’s new digital play.
Sources say that NBCUniversal is not pursuing a sale of the channel, as there are no prospective buyers — nor is »
- Daniel Holloway
NBC will be devoting all three hours of primetime to executive producer Dick Wolf’s “Chicago” series on Mar. 1. That Wednesday, “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago P.D.” will sync up to help birth “Chicago Justice,” the fourth entry in Wolf’s “Chicago” empire. “Chicago Justice” will slide into its 9 p.m. Sunday slot on Mar. 5.
“Chicago Justice” firms up its place in Wolf’s overall multiverse by following Assistant State’s Attorney Peter Stone (Philip Winchester), scion of New York City District Attorney Ben Stone from the Famous Original “Law & Order.”
While discussing the “Chicago Justice” premiere at NBC’s Television Critics Association press tour presentation in Pasadena, Wolf addressed the 800-pound “Svu” gorilla in the room: An episode of “Law & Order: Svu” based on a Donald Trump-like figure played by Gary Cole that had its airdate moved twice and has yet to be rescheduled.
“The episode that was written nine months ago, I »
- Oriana Schwindt
Chicago Justice is kicking things off with a bang,
Before its formal series premiere on March 4, the legal spinoff of the popular Dick Wolf franchise will launch with a special preview episode as part of a three-show, one-night crossover on Wednesday, March 1.
The night will kick off with Chicago Fire at 8 p.m., then go to P.D. at 9 p.m. and conclude with Justice at 10 p.m. The three-part event, which also feature characters from Chicago Med, was revealed Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
"Nothing remotely like this has ever been done with a three-hour »
- Kate Stanhope
Show creator Dick Wolf made it clear that he doesn’t know the fate of his delated “Law & Order: Svu” episode about a Donald Trump-like character. The episode, which stars “Veep’s” Gary Cole as a controversial political candidate embroiled in damaging accusations, was originally scheduled to air on Oct. 26, but was shelved ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election. “I don’t know when it’s going to air,” Wolf said at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday. “The episode is an episode that was written nine months ago, I don’t know when it’s going to air, »
- Reid Nakamura
Will Law & Order: Svu’s Donald Trump-inspired episode ever air?
“I don’t know when it’s going to air,” creator Dick Wolf told reporters Wednesday at NBC’s Television Critics Association press tour when asked about the future of the controversial episode.
Related: 'Law & Order: Svu' Postpones Donald Trump-Inspired Episode Again
The episode in question, titled “Unstoppable,” centers on a Trump-esque character played by Gary Cole, whose political campaign “goes haywire when several women go public with damaging accusations.” Since last October, the episode has been delayed several times.
“The episode is an episode that was written months ago,” Wolf said. “I don’t know when it’s going to air. They’ll tell me. I don’t control scheduling.”
When pressed, Wolf elaborated on when he foresees the episode making it to the small screen, offering some optimism that it could see the light of day before the current TV season is over »
As Inauguration Day nears, Law & Order: Svu‘s take on Peotus Donald Trump is still Mia from NBC’s schedule, and not even the man behind the long-running procedural knows when the hour will see the light of day.
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Breaking: NBC will preview Dick Wolf’s Chicago Justice, the newest installment of the producer’s successful Chicago franchise, on Wednesday, March 1 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt. The preview will immediately follow a crossover event between Chicago Fire at 8 p.m. and Chicago P.D. at 9 p.m. that is set to introduce a storyline which seamlessly flows into Chicago Justice. "Crossovers are a pain in the ass," Wolf told TV critics today at TCA. But, he added, "the results have been… »
Law & Order impresario Dick Wolf says he does not know when NBC is going to air the hot-button Unstoppable episode of L&O: Svu is going to air, and he’s not asking. “The episode that was written nine months ago, I don’t know when it’s going to air; I don’t control scheduling of…episodes,” he said, when asked a question about the oft-pulled episode, during a TCA panel on Wolf’s latest NBC series Chicago Justice. In November, a couple days before the presidential election… »
The future remains unclear for the twice-delayed Law & Order: Svu episode seemingly inspired by President-elect Donald Trump.
"I don't know when it's going to air," Dick Wolf told reporters Wednesday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "The episode is an episode that was written nine months ago. I don't know when it's going to air. They'll tell me. I don't control scheduling of individual episodes."
However, Wolf remained optimistic that the episode will eventually air.
I never pressure the network to schedule anything in a specific way except things like crossovers," Wolf said. "I haven't been informed »
- Kate Stanhope
Hey Randall, guess what? You were almost a firefighter’s kid.
This week’s This Is Us is completely set in the past, eschewing an update on the adult adventures of The Big Three in favor of showing us what else happened as Kevin, Kate and Randall were about to enter the world.
Yes, the series premiere offered us one version of that fateful day, in which one of the Pearson triplets dies during labor, prompting Rebecca and Jack to adopt another infant who serendipitously shows up »
Big Three, you can take the week off.
Tuesday’s all-flashback episode of This Is Us went back to the beginning to show us the day leading up to the birth of Jack and Rebecca’s kids. And not just what happened to Jack and Rebecca on that day, but also their kindly ob-gyn Dr. K and Joe, the fireman who found baby Randall abandoned at the fire station.
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A familiar face is coming to Chicago Justice. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Law & Order star Richard Brooks will appear on the upcoming NBC TV series.Brooks played Ada Paul Robinette on Law & Order. Part of Dick Wolf's Chicago franchise, Chicago Justice follows the State Attorney's "dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators navigate heated city politics and controversy head-on, while fearlessly pursuing justice.” The cast includes Philip Winchester, Carl Weathers, Monica Barbaro, and former Chicago Pd star Jon Seda.Read More… »
At least one person ended up having a good day on Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 10.
Meghan may have gotten her heart, but everybody else's day pretty much sucked. Maggie got temporarily replace, Charles and Connor had a patient let them down, Natalie got publicly chewed out, Jeff got dumped, and Sarah got no sleep.
Natalie's starting to get good at standing up for herself, even if she isn't getting any better at picking love interests. Maybe she should start looking outside of the hospital?
I don't want to give credence to anything that smarmy close-talker Dr. Stohl said, but dating a med student, even one you've had a previous personal relationship with, was not a smart move. Awkward enough to be dating your student, but now you have to go and teach your ex on a daily basis? Awkward.
The real question that's on everyone's minds after that not-so-gentle let down is, »
- Elizabeth Harlow
One of Law & Order's original stars is stepping back into the courtroom.
The actor will appear in one episode, "Uncertainty Principle," slated to air sometime this spring.
Starring Philip Winchester (Strike Back), Monica Barbaro (UnREAL), Joelle Carter (Justified), Carl Weathers (Rocky) and Chicago P.D. grad Jon Seda, the legal drama follows the prosecutors and investigators at the Cook County State’s Attorney's Office. Just like their brethren in the Chicago P.D., the State’s Attorney’s dedicated team »
- Kate Stanhope
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