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TVLine has learned exclusively that onetime ER doc Leland Orser is joining the Showtime drama’s upcoming third season in the recurring role of Father Romero, a cleric who is investigating the homicide of the predatory priest that Ray shot in the head in Season 1’s penultimate episode (an execution that was barely touched on in Season 2).
The saddest part of Mortdecai's abysmal debut this weekend was how expected it seemed to be. Johnny Depp's latest starring vehicle, in which he plays a daffy British bon-vivant jetting around the world to find a stolen masterpiece, aimed to be a kind of Pink Panther-esque caper—but American audiences stayed away in droves, and the critics unloaded. "In the end, we must lay the badness of Mortdecai at the feet of its star," wrote New York's David Edelstein. "I envy Depp’s capacity for self-amusement, but it’s a pity he’s so rich and enbubbled that »
- Jeff Labrecque
Michael Ironside is one of the most recognized faces among genre fans. He’s become known as the fearsome baddie who gives everyone’s hero a run for their money. Among his 229 film credits, many of those include appearances in sci-fi and horror productions like Scanners, Total Recall, Highlander II: The Quickening, Terminator Salvation, and many more.
The Canada-born actor has also racked up a number of roles in mainstream Hollywood fare. He starred in Top Gun, The Next Karate Kid, Free Willy, and others. His many appearances on television include, ER, The A-Team, V, SeaQuest 2032, Vegas, Community, and many more.
One of Ironside’s latest projects was an apocalyptic sci-fi gore fest entitled Turbo Kid. He plays the sadistic and self-proclaimed leader of the Wasteland named Zeus. The movie revolves around the Kid, a young solitary scavenger obsessed with comic books that must face his fears and become »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
Is the world ready to see John Stamos as a grandfather? Fox has ordered a pilot starring the Full House alum as a longtime bachelor who suddenly discovers that he's not only a father … but a grandfather. At a very youthful 55, it's hard to wrap our heads around seeing Stamos play a grandpa, but the Hollywood Reporter says that the series will show the actor playing a version of himself.The currently untitled comedy will be produced by The Neighbors creator Dan Fogelman, who most recently worked with Stamos in Galavant. The star is also executive producing the show with his St. »
- Candace Stewart
Fox on Friday ordered a pair of pilots — one drama, one comedy.
From ER producer John Wells’ production company and Warner Bros. TV, there’s Studio City, a coming-of-age drama about a young singer’s path to stardom as she lives with her songwriter father — who happens to be a drug dealer to the stars.
Studio City is inspired by writer/exec producer Krista Vernoff’s real-life experience.
On the comedy side, Fox’s John Stamos-fronted comedy — which previously netted a put pilot commitment — now is fully in development. Exec-produced by Stamos and Dan Fogelman (The Neighbors), the single-camera »
1 | Between Fleshlight jokes and monologues about scissoring, is Glee going out of its way to push the envelope in its final season?
3 | Can HBO please give us the toxically hilarious Girls spinoff we never knew we needed — focusing solely »
With the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards this Sunday, let’s take a look at some of the most decorated actors—those whose tireless, incredible work has been honored by SAG-aftra year after year. The ceremony applauds performances in film and on television in 13 different categories. Learn about this the 2015 nominees here. Alec BaldwinHis role as Jack Donaghy on NBC’s “30 Rock” earned Alec Baldwin not just one or two, but eight SAG Awards between 2007 and 2014. The actor swept the category for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy series seven times, until Ty Burrell took the title at last year’s ceremony. “30 Rock” nailed top honor for its comedy ensemble in 2009. Baldwin has been nominated a whopping 20 times. Julianna MarguliesWith her network television career spanning more than two decades, it’s no wonder the always-talented Julianna Margulies has taken home the most wins of any female actor in a drama series. »
PBS president and CEO Paula A. Kerger made the announcement at the TCA press tour on Monday that they have ordered an untitled Civil War drama to series with an initial six episode order.
The historical wartime medical drama, based on true stories and research from the past three years, follows two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - Mary Phinney, a New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, a young Confederate belle.
The women collide at the Green family's hotel, which has been turned into a Union Army Hospital in the longest-occupied Confederate city of the war, Alexandria, Virginia. The series explores the families' conflicted loyalties and the expanded role of women and medicine in the midst of the war.
- Garth Franklin
PBS is pushing further into original scripted programming with the addition of an untitled Civil War drama from Ridley Scott, which has been ordered to series with an initial six episodes.
PBS president and CEO Paula A. Kerger made the announcement at the Television Critics Assn. press tour on Monday.
“We’re looking to do drama that is a little different than what everyone else is doing,” Kerger said, “which is not just to entertain but to educate and inspire.”
At her exec session, Kerger expressed high expectations for the new series, and explained that PBS is looking to expand its slate beyond “Downton Abbey” and Ken Burns documentaries. “We feel there’s a unique role in telling a story that is based off historic fact,” she said. “Frankly, I look at ‘Downton Abbey’ in the same way — it shines a light on history.”
The historical wartime medical drama, based »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
TCA 2015: Additionally, the broadcaster has ordered two new “Masterpiece” dramas and two documentary series on nuclear weapons
PBS has inked a co-production deal with BBC and BBC Worldwide, PBS’s president and CEO Paula A. Kerger announced during Monday’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena.
Additionally, the broadcaster has ordered a new Civil War drama series produced by Ridley Scott (“Gladiator”) and two new “Masterpiece” series. Also, PBS will produce two new documentary specials focusing on nuclear weapons.
Under the BBC pact, the companies plan to produce eight to 10 new specials to begin premiering as early as this summer. »
- Jethro Nededog
Because he can never be shepherding too many projects on to screens as a producer, Ridley Scott has made a deal to help bring a new American Civil War drama to life on PBS.The series, which doesn’t yet have a name, will be set in Alexandria, Virginia and follows two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the war. The women work in a family-owned hotel turned hospital, and come from dramatically different backgrounds. One is a staunch New England abolitionist; the other a wilful young Confederate. According to PBS, which unveiled the series at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, it will draw from true stories of the time.ER veteran David Zabel will be writing the series, with Scott and David Zucker as executive producers. There’s no indication yet as to whether Scott will direct any of the six planned episodes from the initial order, »
The actress will guest-star on the ABC drama as a woman who “develops an unhealthy obsession with a murder victim,” executive producer Matt Miller tells TVLine.
“It was an Nyu student who was taking a class in unusual psychology, and what happens is we go to talk to her teacher [and] realize the teacher was Hilarie Burton,” the Ep previews. “So Henry is »
The former “Xena: Warrior Princess” actress and the actor who starred on ABC’s “Betrayal” are joining Wgn America’s “Salem” for Season 2, which began production on Wednesday. Actors Joe Doyle (“Raw”) and Oliver Bell (“How to Make Love Like an Englishman”) are also set to join the cast of the witch drama, set in 17th century Salem, Massachusetts, site of the infamous real-life witch trials that resulted in executions of 20 people.
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Lawless, set as a recurring guest star, will play Countess Marburg, »
- Travis Reilly
Taylor Negron, a chameleonic character actor known for roles in dozens of films and television shows, has died. He was 57.
Negron had parts in movies such as "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "The Last Boy Scout," "Better Off Dead," and "Angels in the Outfield," and had a prolific TV career, with stints on series including "Friends," "ER," "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Falcon Crest," "The Hughleys," "Nash Bridges," and "Wizards of Waverly Place." He was also an accomplished stand-up comedian and painter.
Negron famously described himself as "that guy," referencing his prolific career and the numerous times he'd be recognized from one of his many projects by fans. (The A.V. Club has a more in-depth look at Negron's expansive career here.)
- Katie Roberts
[Brightcove "3984065807001" "" "goldenglobes" "auto"] Julianna Margulies knows what George Clooney has been feeling lately, because she's been there herself. Clooney, 53, has been a professional inspiration to his former ER castmate for more than 20 years. And now Margulies is thrilled he's found personal happiness, too - just as she did a decade ago with now-husband Keith Lieberthal. People caught up with Margulies, 48, on the red carpet at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, where Clooney ended up making some lovely remarks about his wife, Amal Clooney, during his lifetime achievement award acceptance speech. Check out the video above to hear Margulies's sweet words about Clooney and his bride. »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
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“May he rest in peace,” Chuck said. “I just wanted all you people who knew him and loved him to know that he just passed.”
Negron, a Glendale, California-raised performer who studied acting at UCLA, began his acting »
- Greg Gilman
When accepting his Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes Sunday, George Clooney made fun of his Monuments Men reviews, discussed marriage to Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin), and closed with remarks about Charlie Hebdo. Clooney was introduced by Julianna Margulies, his E.R. co-star, and Don Cheadle, his Ocean's movies co-star, who competed over which one was a better F.O.G. (that's "friend of George"). "Has he ever asked you to tour a disaster area with him?" Margulies asked. "Yeah, I went to set of Monuments Men," Cheadle said—before insisting that he did not write that joke himself. »
- Esther Zuckerman
While Amal Clooney may have stolen the red carpet spotlight, it was husband George Clooney's time to shine during the show. The 53-year-old actor was honored with the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 72nd annual Golden Globes, which was presented to the Oscar winner by close friends Julianna Margulies and Don Cheadle. "In a town and in an industry where it is so easy to lose touch of who you are and what really matters, he has never been anything but real," the former ER star gushed of Clooney during the A-lister's introduction as Amal beamed with pride while she lovingly stared at her hubby. A montage of Clooney's work, including notable films such as »
George Clooney arrived in style for the Golden Globe Awards in La on Sunday. The actor was joined by his stunning wife, Amal Alamuddin, who made her first-ever award season appearance in a gorgeous black Dior Haute Couture gown with her own opera-length white gloves. The couple was all smiles while posing for photos together, and during an interview, George revealed that he was doing whatever he could to keep Amal's dress train "from getting stepped on." George will be hitting the stage tonight to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award in celebration of his work both in front of and behind the camera; he'll be honored with the trophy by none other this his former ER costar Julianna Margulies, whom he has remained close friends with since he left the medical drama in 1998. George and Amal's red carpet debut comes after the couple rang in the New Year in »
What a grand date night! George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin made their first red carpet appearance together since saying "I do" at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 11, in Beverly Hills. The human rights lawyer, 36, supported her actor-husband to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for demonstrating outstanding achievement in film and television. His former ER love interest Julianna Margulies is set to present him with the trophy. Photos: Golden Globes 2015 — what the stars wore Mrs. Clooney looked regal in [...] »
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