16 items from 2015
CBS no longer has any Doubt about who will be the male lead in its upcoming drama pilot.
From Grey’s Anatomy EPs Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, Doubt centers on Sadie Ellis (played by Katherine Heigl), a lawyer who becomes romantically involved with a client (Pasquale) who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
The project did not get a »
Pasquale will play Billy, a decent and altruistic pediatric surgeon recently accused of murdering a 15-year-old girl many years ago. Billy is having a secret love affair with his attorney, Sadie, played by Heigl.
After being narrowly passed on by CBS for a series order this past May, the network decided to give the legal drama another go with re-casting and re-tooling of the script by creators, “Grey’s Anatomy” duo Tony Phelan and Joan Rater.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Heigl will play a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker also star. [Source: THR]
Matthew Lewis ("Harry Potter"), Shirley Henderson ("Filth"), Kevin Doyle ("Downton Abbey"), Katherine Kelly ("Mr. Selfridge"), Julie Hesmondhalgh ("Coronation Street") and Amelia Bullmore ("Scott & Bailey") have joined the cast of the second season of the BBC's acclaimed drama "Happy Valley" which begins shooting this week.
- Garth Franklin
Katherine Heigl will attempt another stab at TV with a starring role in a pilot for CBS's Doubt. TheWrap reports that Heigl will play a defense attorney named Sadie, who "becomes romantically involved with one of her clients charged with a violent crime." KaDee Strickland was reportedly attached as the show's original star, but Heigl will replace her in a reworked script fashioned by Grey's Anatomy's Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, and directed by Adam Bernstein. Other initial castings — including Laverne Cox, Elliott Gould, Dulé Hill, and Dreama Walker — will remain intact, according to the trade, and Phelan, Rater, Bernstein, Carl Beverly, and Sarah Timberman will be executive producers. Heigl's last starring TV role was in NBC's State of Affairs, which was canceled after its first season in May. If this shot doesn't work out, no word yet whether Katherine intends to say "bye-gl" to television. »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
Katherine Heigl‘s state of affairs has improved considerably.
The potential series centers on Sadie Ellis — played by Heigl — a female lawyer who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients (who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime).
Katherine Heigl has landed her next TV gig, and is set to star in CBS’ legal drama pilot “Doubt,” TheWrap has learned. The pilot, from “Grey’s Anatomy” alums Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, had originally featured KaDee Strickland in the lead role of Sadie, a defense attorney who becomes romantically involved with one of her clients charged with a violent crime. Original cast members Dule Hill, Laverne Cox, Kobi Libii, Elliott Gould and Dreama Walker still remain on board in the reworked version of the pilot. Also Read: TheWrap's TV Stars and Showrunners Exclusive Portraits (Updating Photos) The show is from CBS Television. »
- Linda Ge
Heigl has been cast as Sadie Ellis, a smart, chic and successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who gets romantically involved with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime.
The pilot from “Grey’s Anatomy” duo Tony Phelan and Joan Rater did not make the cut for a series order this past May, and Variety reported the project was poised for a reshoot this fall, after the script was rewritten and various roles were recast. With the changes, insiders say “Doubt” will be put on the fast track for series contention.
In the first pilot shoot, Heigl’s role was previously filled by KaDee Strickland (“Private Practice,” “Secrets and Lies”). Teddy Sears, who has since been cast in “The Flash” season two as Jay Garrick, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Dreama Walker is officially off the market! The Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 actress secretly wed longtime boyfriend Christopher McMahon over the weekend in Hawaii. The twosome tied the knot on the beach, where the bride dazzled in a lace wedding gown and the groom looked handsome in a black tuxedo. The actress shared several pictures on her Instagram, using the hashtag #mahalomcmahons to symbolize their union (and aggregate pics, of course!). One picture captures the moment they said their I dos, holding each other's hands underneath a wooden portico to shield them from the bright Hawaiin sun. Another picture reveals the couple after swapping their vows, posing for pics by the ocean. With her face »
Laverne Cox is stepping out from behind bars for her new show. The Emmy nominated star of Orange Is the New Black has filmed a new CBS drama, Doubt, that sees the Netflix inmate playing an attorney. The new drama hails from Grey's Anatomy and Madam Secretary veterans Tony Phelan and Joan Rater. "It's just a brilliant sort of legal drama. I play Cameron Wirth, this Ivy League educated attorney who's really passionate and compassionate and competitive. It's a really wonderful script. I had such a good time," Cox told us. "Dule Hill, Kadee Strickland, Dreama Walker, Elliott Gould are all my costars in it, so we'll see. I had a blast doing that." While the fate of Doubt »
Don’t Trust the B—- star Dreama Walker is set to co-star opposite KaDee Strickland in Doubt, CBS' hourlong pilot from Timberman/Beverly and CBS TV Studios. Written by Tony Phelan and Joan Rater and directed by Adam Bernstein, the project centers on Sadie (Strickland), a smart, chic, successful defense lawyer at a boutique firm who shockingly gets involved romantically with one of her clients who may or may not be guilty of a brutal crime. Walker, repped by Gersh, will… »
After some unfortunate circumstances, the big city corporate exec is forced to return home to help save the family business. But older brother Grady Paxton (My Name is Earl’s Jason Lee), a playboy bachelor and gun aficionado, isn’t so happy to have him back. And his liberal wife and opinionated teenage kids are horrified by the world they have been thrown into. Hilarity, epic fights and emotional breakdowns ensue.
Created by Samuel Baum (Lie to Me) and Sam Shaw (Manhattan – TV series), Cocked is an hour-long dark comedy that also stars Tony award-winning Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman), Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad), and Dreama Walker (The Good Wife) – a stellar cast. »
Cocked, Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Released January 15, 2015 by Amazon
Familial strife over business concerns has been a story told often in television and movies, but rarely has the business in question been the gun business in America. Among Amazon’s batch of pilots is a show that aims to tackle that very ground, in the form of Cocked. Looking at a big gun company staring down financial troubles just as an estranged member of the family that runs it is forced to come back home, the episode unfortunately squanders the show’s potential, pairing a celebration of one character and all he represents with poor work fleshing out the rest of the show’s group and the world it’s set in.
The biggest issue with this pilot is the manner it which it appears to implicitly »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Those hoping for some resolution as to what happens after A to Z‘s central couple is done dating will have to keep on hoping.
Thursday’s de facto series finale, “M Is for Meant to Be,” found Andrew and Zelda pondering their own future when his seemingly perfect ex-girlfriend Madeline (Dreama Walker, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) arrives in town following a breakup.
Zelda is convinced the gal is there to win back Andrew, so she sets up Madeline with her own ex. After convincing Andrew she just came for his support, Madeline reveals to Zelda »
Will Once Upon a Time’s Rumple and Belle ever reunite? Is private eye-ing good for Castle’s “private” life? Is Glee‘s Mercedes due for a romantic encore? Which Five-0 fave is in muy trouble? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.
Are Once Upon a Time‘s Rumpelstiltskin and Belle ever going to be together again? –Ann
Or, does the pursuit of power come with a price? When I invited the series creators to take us inside Rumple’s mad-for-magic mindset, Eddy Kitsis explained, “Rumple let us know in Season 1 that he’s a difficult man to love. »
Amazon Studios’ first pilot season of 2015 will debut Thursday, Jan. 15, unveiling seven drama and comedy projects as well as a half-dozen kid-centric pilots.
Already due to debut via Amazon Studios this year are the first full seasons of Bosch, Hand of God and Red Oaks, plus Season 2 of Transparent. (Chris Carter’s The After meanwhile just had its series order scrapped.)
The dramas and comedies are as follows (click photos to zoom):
New Law And Order Svu season 16,episode 10 official spoilers,plotline revealed by NBC. Recently, NBC finally served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "Law And Order: Svu" episode 10 of season 16. The episode is entitled, "Forgiving Rollins," and it turns out that things will get quite interesting after a detective is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom as it leads to a rape claim, and more. In the new, 10th episode press release: "Rollins' old boss from Atlanta will visit New York City along with his newest detective, who is found unconscious in her hotel bathroom. The rookie detective is going to make a rape claim, but then she will recant it, leading Rollins to face a dark part of her own past." Guest stars feature: Dreama Walker as Reese Taymor, Delaney Williams as Counselor John Buchanan, Harry Hamlin as Deputy Chief Charles Patton, Jenna Stern as Judge »
16 items from 2015
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