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Even with seven series in the hunt, Emmy’s drama field could be twice as large because of all the worthy candidates in the peak TV era. Among the contenders this time, the battle lines seem to be drawn as a choice between the great spectacle of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and the seductively subversive world of USA’s “Mr. Robot.” But two beloved spy-fi series could well be sleepers to watch: FX’s “The Americans,” which finally earned some Emmy respect after four seasons, and Showtime’s “Homeland,” which reinvented itself yet again in season five.
The chances of reigning champ “Game of Thrones” nabbing back-to-back wins are strong. The fantasy drama raised the stakes again with the emotional arcs for its core characters and the stunning accompanying visuals. Plus, given the opportunity, Emmy voters love repeat victories. Shows that logged consecutive drama series wins during the past 30 years include “L.A. Law” (1989- »
- Cynthia Littleton
In the überproducer’s new memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense, the NYPD Blue co-creator chronicles the events that led up to the controversial departure of Caruso in Season 2. And it ain’t pretty.
By the end of the cop drama’s breakout first season, “David Caruso had become impossible,” Bocho writes in the book (a portion of which has been excerpted on THR.com). “Caruso’s behavior was, simply put, cancerous. He was emotionally unavailable to everyone, »
A half-hour after learning that he won't be allowed to compete in next month's Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Blake Leeper - a 26-year-old double amputee who had been predicted to win up to four gold medals at the Games - sits in a La hotel, staring gloomily at a nearby television screen. "I refuse to let this beat me," says a shell-shocked Leeper, who became known as the "American Blade Runner" after finishing second to Oscar Pistorius in the 400 meters at the 2012 London Paralympics. "But it really hurts knowing that I won't get the chance to break Oscar's record." Leeper, who was born without lower legs, »
- Johnny Dodd, @Johnny_Dodd
Tyga is about to get an unwelcome homecoming when he returns to the U.S. from Turks and Caicos ... he's probably gonna get arrested. Law enforcement sources tell us ... Lapd, L.A. County Sheriffs Dept. and U.S. Customs have been notified ... there's an arrest warrant out for Kylie Jenner's boyfriend. TMZ broke the story ... Tyga was a no-show in court earlier this week in connection with a $480k judgment his former landlord is trying to enforce. »
- TMZ Staff
As reported last week, co-creator Steven Bochco is working on an L.A. Law TV show reboot at Fox. David E. Kelley, who was hired as a writer and story editor in the original series' first season and eventually became an executive producer and showrunner, is enthusiastic about the revival."I think it’s a great idea and I'm told Billy Finkelstein is coming back to write it and take charge of it. He's a brilliant writer, so I'll be watching," Kelly told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's not something I would want to go back and do again myself because I felt I've done it, but I think it's actually a good idea. It was a great show in its »
Actor Jimmy Smits was recently a guest who appeared on The Talk for the 30th anniversary of the legal drama, L.A. Law. During the interview the co-hosts showed a sizzle reel of Disney and Lucasfilm's "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
In one scene the video shows features an actor who looks like Jimmy Smits on the set. Smits was asked if it was him in the film with the actor staying silent and then replying with "Can you say the word cameo?" and then he said, "Can you say the word small part?" with a grin meaning Smits was filming a cameo as Senator Bail Organa who is the adopted father of Princess Leia Organa, played by Carrie Fisher.
The film s directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones (Inferno), Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Diego Luna (The Book Of Life), Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Riz Ahmed (The Night Of »
- Kellvin Chavez
David E. Kelley spent a career in broadcast television producing quippy legal shows—”Ally McBeal,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal”—that were the gold standard for successful, episodic storytelling. But his newest series “Goliath” is a dark, serialized, anti-hero drama that will stream exclusively on Amazon.
He likes the change. Asked Sunday at the Television Critics Association press tour whether he would ever go back to working in broadcast, Kelley said, “I don’t think so.”
Kelly indicated that he would not be able to have done a show similar in tone and structure to “Goliath” were he still on broadcast.
“One of the nice things of doing a show for Amazon is that you’re allowed to be that complicated with your characters,” Kelley said. “You don’t have to write your protagonists that reveal their redemptive souls at every turn. These people are flawed. Sometimes their flaws overshadow their positive attributes. They »
- Daniel Holloway
David E. Kelley is known for broadcast hits like “Ally McBeal,” “L.A. Law” and “The Practice,” but he’ll probably never return to the over-the-air medium that made him rich and famous. During the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour panel Sunday for his new Amazon series “Goliath,” one media member asked the small-screen legend flat-out if he could ever see himself going back to broadcast. “Don’t think so,” Kelley replied. Also Read: 'Good Girls Revolt' Star Talks Sexual Harassment Strides: 'Now There's a Language for It' Why’s that? Well, he’s developed quite an affinity for this newfangled streaming model. »
- Tony Maglio
#FreeKesha faithful, take heart, Kesha may have dropped her lawsuit against her producer and alleged abuser Dr. Luke in California on Monday, but she’s not done fighting — and the fact that she dropped that case likely has no bearing on whether she’ll eventually prevail. The long legal saga between the “Tik Tok” singer and Dr. Luke — whom Kesha has accused of sexually, physically and emotionally abusing her — took a dramatic turn on this week when she dismissed her case in California while continuing her appeal in New York. But according to Devin McRae, an entertainment litigator with L.A. law firm Early, »
- Tim Kenneally
Why should Chicago have all the legal drama fun? Co-creator Steven Bochco is rebooting the L.A. Law TV show with original series writer William M. Finkelstein. Bochco broke the news on the August 1 episode of The Rich Eisen Show. He expects to have the script finished in October. If it gets greenlit, they will make a pilot in late winter/early spring 2017. Watch the interview, below.Explaining how the reboot came about, Bochco said, "I called my friends at Fox, because they own the show. They were very interested in having a conversation. And so Billy and I sat down and we sort of re-conceptualized what L.A. Law would look like, and be about, 30 years later." He added that some of the original series cast could return. The cast of the original show, which ran »
Are they about to take new clients at McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney and Kuzak? L.A. Law co-creator Steven Bochco said this morning that he and 20th Television are developing a new take on the Emmy-winning legal drama that aired from 1986-94 on NBC. Bochco spilled the news on The Rich Eisen Show. “Over the years we’ve been asked to redo L.A. Law, but I’ve always said, ‘No, I’m not interested,'” said the 10-time Emmy winner, who also co-created Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue… »
The prolific producer is developing an updated version of his classic ’80s legal drama, which ran for eight seasons on NBC, our sister site, Variety, reports.
During an interview on the Rich Eisen Show on Monday, Bochco revealed that four months ago L.A. Law scribe Bill Finkelstein approached him with an idea for a reboot. “I called my friends at [20th Century Fox], because they own the show, and they were very interested in having a conversation, »
Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show Monday, Bochco said that he has been asked frequently in the more than 20 years since the series went off the air to reboot “L.A. Law,” but has never been interested in doing so. Then he was contacted four months ago by one of the show’s original writers, Bill Finkelstein, who had an idea for a revamped version.
“I called my friends at Fox, because they own the show, and they were very interested in having a conversation, and so Billy and I sat down and we sort of reconceptualized what ‘L.A. Law’ would look like and be about over 30 years later,” Bochco said, adding that he could see some actors from the original series returning for the new version.
Bochco said that Fox “was very enthusiastic about doing it, so »
- Daniel Holloway
Elijah Kelley -- the guy who played Scarecrow in "The Wiz Live!" -- was arrested Sunday after allegedly getting touchy with cops in downtown L.A. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Elijah and another man got into a heated argument after a New Edition concert at Microsoft Theater. Things were about to get physical when cops arrived, broke things up -- and both men were ejected. [[tmz:video id="0_65h3mb1f"]] We're told Elijah, who's playing Ricky Bell in an upcoming New Edition biopic, »
- TMZ Staff
The world may be familiar with the story of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens, the African-American track and field star who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games, possibly because of the recent feature film about his triumph entitled “Race,” starring Stephan James. However, the world might not know about the 17 other African American athletes who also competed in 1936. The new documentary “Olympic Pride, American Prejudice” tells the story of those forgotten 17 athletes and how they defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler by demonstrating the myth of white supremacy. Though their stories might not be well known, they are heroes in their own right, and their presence on the world stage was an important precursor to the American Civil Rights Movement.
Read More: ‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’ will Trace Trials & Triumphs of Black Athletes at 1936 Olympics (Fundraising)
- Vikram Murthi
After Fox revisited “The X-Files,” TheWrap looks at other TV reboots that never should’ve happened. “Charlie’s Angels” “Charlie’s Angels” perfectly captured the goofiness of the ’70s, but it felt painfully out of date in 2011. Critics and audiences agreed: It was canceled after three episodes. “Ironside” Blair Underwood has done some memorable TV work, starting with his career-making role on “L.A. Law.” But his 2013 take on the Raymond Burr crime drama was yanked from NBC’s air even faster than you can say “Lax” or “The Event.” “The Bionic Woman” A 2007 take on the “Six Million Dollar Man” spinoff, »
- Wrap TV Team
“Game over, man, game over!” It’s rare for a sequel to live up to the original film, but James Cameron managed to fulfill expectations with Aliens (July 18, 1986). This summer marks the 30th Anniversary of the action-packed sci-fi classic, so “stop your grinnin’ and drop your linen.”
Tune-in Saturday, July 23, to an exclusive Aliens YouTube live stream Q&A with the filmmakers and cast from San Diego Comic-Con! Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to get them answered. #Aliens30th
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Aliens (1986), San Diego Comic-Con will host an Aliens reunion on Saturday, July 23. Attendees include director James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, Michael Biehn, and Carrie Henn.
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- Movie Geeks
The men and women of ABC’s Quantico are regularly thrown into high stress situations, so can you blame a guy for wanting to align his chakras every once in a while?
In these exclusive new photos from the drama’s upcoming second season, cast newbie/telenovela star Aarón Díaz‘s character attends a yoga class, where someone catches his eye. Might it be Alex, who’s using the ancient practice to help her deal with the pressure of her new gig at the CIA? Or perhaps Shelby, who’s decided that tall, dark and handsome beats blonde, snarky and overprotective? »
Welcome to your weekend flashback! In case you blocked it out, The Cop Rock TV show premiered on ABC on Wednesday, September 26, 1990. A police procedural TV series musical drama created by Steven Bochco and William M. Finkelstein, Cop Rock was cancelled by ABC after 11 episodes -- of the 13 ordered -- had been produced. ABC famously gave sponsors free ad time on the experimental hybrid project. The Cop Rock TV series finale, "Bang the Potts Slowly," aired Wednesday, December 26, 1990.The Cop Rock TV series cast includes: Anne Bobby, Barbara Bosson, Ronny Cox, Vondie Curtis-Hall, David Gianopoulos, Larry Joshua, Paul McCrane, James McDaniel, Ron McLarty, Mick Murray, and Peter Onorati. Terri Austin, Dennis Lipscomb, William Thomas, Jr., and Kathleen Wilhoite recurred.Actors from Bochco's other series were featured in crossovers: James B. Sikking from Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law's Jimmy »
A man was arrested early Sunday after police allege they found him in Santa Monica, California, armed with guns and possible explosives and on his way to the L.A. Pride Parade in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times reportsLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed the man's arrest in a Sunday news conference, saying, "An individual here, completely unrelated, said he was coming to Priide and was heavily armed and was arrested by Santa Monica Police Department." It was not immediately clear what charge or charges the man faced. Police found him armed with assault rifles, ammunition and tannerite, which »
- Adam Carlson, @acarlson91
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