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A&E has greenlighted "Sugarloaf," an hourlong pilot starring Matt Passmore.
"Sugarloaf," from Fox TV Studios, centers on Jim Longworth (Passmore), an ex-Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot by his ex-captain, who wrongfully accused him in having an affair with his wife. After receiving a payout, Longworth, an observant detective with a sly sense of humor, moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.
A&E had been high on the project for a while but didn't want to commit to a production order until it found the right lead actor.
"It was such a great script with such a »
- By Nellie Andreeva
It seems everyone needed to stalk someone tonight. A time-honored soapy tradition, to be sure, though some such creepy deceptions turned out better than others — for characters, and for us as viewers. On the dumb side, did Sasha really have to follow Mama Wilson to the nail salon just to figure out her boyfriend, Dixon, is really a boy of the underage kind? Of all the "kids" on this show, he's one of the few who look like they even remember being teenagers. (If it were Teddy, for instance, I'd understand her confusion.) Anyway, thank goodness, she finally found out »
- Jennifer Armstrong
Heading to college? Back Stage asked six current undergraduate drama students from around the United States to describe their lives on campus. We run the gamut: R.J. Magee is just starting at Temple University in Philadelphia, while Rachel Lewis is a few months from finishing her degree at Nyu, mere blocks from the lights of Broadway. In Dallas, Erik Carter wants to change the world as performer and as playwright. Nathaniel Beaver works on stage and behind the scenes in University of Central Florida's student-run festivals. And in North Carolina, third-year student Jasmine Osborne is finally getting to perform, while at UCLA freshman Valerie Brandy is performing in a campus soap opera. Want to read more? Follow our student actors on Back Stage's actor-written blog Unscripted ( Unscripted) for the remainder of the semester.Rachel Marie Lewis New York University's Tisch School of the Arts Senior, Bfa in Drama I »
3 items from 2009
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