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There’s something comforting about watching Maura Tierney act. Whether she’s being typecast, in her own words, as the “grounded, sweet nice girl” or single-handedly reinventing the trope of The Jilted Wife on Showtime’s The Affair, Tierney, 50, manages to infuse a rare, relatable ease into her work that makes you root for her no matter whose skin she’s living in. It’s a skill that’s helped the Boston native sustain a more than 20-year-long career in TV and film, buoyed first by NBC’s smarty-pants sitcom NewsRadio in 1995, then a smattering of notable film roles opposite Jim Carrey and Ben Affleck, intense arcs on ER and Rescue Me, and now on The Affair, whose second season has (thankfully) given Tierney’s Helen Solloway a meatier dose of screen time. Here, the actress reveals why failing as a dancer led her acting, how Denis Leary helped her heal after cancer, »
- Stacey Wilson Hunt
After the overwhelmingly positive critical and fan reaction to Marvel’s excellent Netflix show Daredevil, they’ve finally released their sophomore effort, Jessica Jones. Does the second Netflix super hero show compare to the first? Cinelinx reviews the entire first season of Jessica Jones. (Beware of spoilers.)
Jessica Jones had a very unenviable task in following up the outstanding Daredevil, which received universal acclaim. The bar had been set very high for future Netflix superhero shows from Marvel Studios. Does Jessica Jones meet the high standards of its predecessor? After nearly 13 hours of binge-watching season one of Jessica Jones, my verdict is…Not quite! It’s very good but it’s no Daredevil. Let’s delve into the show, but be warned…Spoilers ahead!
You have to give credit to Marvel for choosing a somewhat obscure character for their second Netflix show. Whereas Daredevil is a long established Marvel property »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob Young)
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: November 17, 2015 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Oliver Platt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Colin Donnell, Brian Tee, Torrey DeVitto, Rachel Dipillo, Carl Lumbly, Julie Berman, Brennan Brown, and Marlyne Barrett.
TV show description:
This medical drama TV series set in Chicago’s new trauma center, is the third installment in Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise, and includes crossovers with Chicago Fire and Chicago Pd. The doctors, nurses, and staff treat the city's most severe traumas, at their state-of-the-art facility.
Bright, disciplined, and capable, trauma fellow Dr. Connor Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is the newest doctor at Chicago Med. The always reliable ER chief resident, Dr. Will Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss), back from a stint in New York, is the »
The first character viewers meet in Chicago Med‘s series premiere on Tuesday night is Arrow alum Colin Donnell’s Dr. Connor Rhodes, and he makes quite an impression — and not just because he stitches himself up while shirtless. (Though that scene definitely goes into The Reasons to Tune In column.)
RelatedChicago Med Preview: Meet the New Doctors, Nurses and More — Plus: How Many Spinoffs Is Too Many?
From the start, we know Connor cares about helping people as he goes into doctor mode after his commuter train is involved in an accident. Upon arriving at the hospital — where »
NBC’s Chicago Med opens its doors this Tuesday at 9/8c, but the latest entry in Dick Wolf’s Windy City-set trilogy is hardly the only place to get medical treatment on TV. So what will set the newest Chicago Fire spinoff apart?
“We want to [be] much more in the ER and St. Elsewhere model than Grey’s Anatomy,” executive producer Danielle Gelber says. “It’s not going to be a pure soap by any stretch of the imagination, but there will be a lot of character storylines and emotional entanglements. »
This review contains spoilers.
5.6 Room 33
Lady Gaga's got a thing with her fans. She calls them her little monsters. It's a great fandom nickname, akin to the Kiss Army in terms of recognizability. After all, there's a whole episode of The Simpsons based around Gaga's schtick. It's the worst episode The Simpsons has ever done, but that's not the point. It's a known quantity, and I have no doubt it's been one of the inspirations for Countess's collection of creepy children, alongside The Shining and Village Of The Damned. They're actual little monsters, and she's their mother.
Of course, she's not just their adopted mother, she's the actual mother of at least one child, courtesy of the good butchers at Murder House. That's right, Countess »
At a Chicago party on Monday for Dick Wolf’s trilogy of Windy City shows — “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.” and the upcoming “Chicago Med” — fans of the first two shows got good news: Both were picked up for the 2016-2017 season.
But there might also be welcome news for fans of the original “Law & Order.” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC, and Dick Wolf, executive producer of NBC’s three Chicago dramas as well as “Law & Order: Svu” — both in attendance — said they’ve been trying to get a “Law & Order” revival off the ground.
The idea would be to cherry-pick cast members from various incarnations of the “L&O” mothership and create an event series consisting of 10 to 13 episodes.
“We’ve been talking about it on and off for the past year or so, trying to figure out how to do it right,” Greenblatt said. “We would only do a »
- Maureen Ryan
When it was announced that TNT had expanded Major Crimes Season 4 to a series-high 23 episodes, the news was met with a mixed reaction — equal parts “Yea!” and “Hold on just a minute, is this the end?”
But to those fretting that TNT was giving the crime drama a warm kiss goodbye, series creator James Duff maintains, “That’s not at all the case.” Rather, he suspects, the cabler was “looking to have some original content on the air in February, and they had not much to choose from at the time.”
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? »
Bradley Cooper isn't the type who can't stand the heat of the kitchen; he actually craves it in Burnt. The movie is an unusually pitched portrait of a culinary genius from the Gordon Ramsay school of shouty chefs who needs to learn to, like, chill out. But that high energy never fully translates to the screen.
There's nothing wrong with Cooper's performance. He's still got that dangerous spark about him, an air of unpredictability that has made him fun to watch since Silver Linings Playbook and he confidently leads a talented international cast as the cranky cooksmith, Adam Jones. He arrives in London after a period of reflection, having alienated everyone he's ever known thanks to a years-long bender on booze and coke. He's sober now, but here's the thing: he's still a bit of a git.
Jones twists arms to become resident chef at the prestigious Langham working for »
Since he first appeared as medical student John Carter in the Emergency Room of County General Hospital, Ill., Noah Wyle has specialised in playing a particular type of brainy hero. During his record-breaking tenure in ER, Wyle was notably the first to portray a fictional version of Steve Jobs in biopic Pirates Of Silicon Valley, a part that earned him an invitation from Mr Jobs to play a prank on the audience at the 1999 Macworld Expo.
Among a host of stage and screen roles, Wyle also played the small but memorable role of Dr Monitoff, a science teacher with an interest in parallel universes in 2001's Donnie Darko, followed in 2004 with the part of Flynn Carsen, perpetual student-turned-Indiana-Jones-type in three The Librarian television movies. »
It always starts the same way. The opening few piano notes of something slow by Coldplay or Labrinth. A contestant swallows hard, then starts talking about their sick mum/child/dog. And suddenly, before Cheryl can even grab a tissue, you're sat on your sofa blubbing like a toddler.
Yes: The X Factor has given us some of the most heartbreaking moments on TV over the years. And from hysterics at Judges' Houses to Simon Cowell's own rare, salty tears, here are 6 moments that shattered us, ruined us and gave us every feeling possible.
1. Gamu Gate
The so-called 'Gamu Gate' has become a central part of X Factor lore. 18-year-old Zimbabwe-born Gamu Nhengu had given flawless performances throughout the whole show, right through to her rendition of 'Cry Me Out' for Cheryl and will.i.am at Judges' Houses. Surely she was a dead cert for a spot in »
Sarpong died after jumping off a bridge in Pasadena, Calif., according to E! News. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has ruled his death a suicide, with an autopsy pending.
“It is with great sadness that the family of Samuel Sarpong, Jr. must share the news that Sam has passed away,” said his publicist in a statement. “The circumstances surrounding his death are currently under investigation and no additional details are known at this time. Information about final arrangements will be forthcoming. The family appreciates the thoughts prayers and other expressions of sympathy, and request their privacy be respected at this extremely difficult time.”
“[Sarpong] had a pure heart and always went out of his way to help others,” his rep, J.D. Sobol, told Variety. “We will all miss him dearly. »
- Alex Stedman
The “Justified” and “Friends” alum has been cast as Bobby B., one of Dice’s oldest friends and whipping boys. He has always been known as “Bobby The Mooch” because he never had a dime to his name, but now, Bobby has come into some serious money, and he’s going to throw enough cash around that he kills that nickname stone dead — a decision that just makes Dice simmer with fury until it boils over.
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Gersh has signed CSI: Crime Scene Investigation alum Jorja Fox for U.S. representation. Fox starred for eight seasons as autopsy team member Sara Sidle on CBS’ CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which ended its 15-year run last month. Fox also had starring roles on NBC’s ER and The West Wing, and guest turns on Law And Order and the historic “coming out” episode of Ellen. On the film side, Fox appeared in Sundance films Memento, How To Make The Cruelest Month and The Kill-Off… »
John Wells Productions has turned to a 10-year company vet to lead its television operations.
Jinny Howe has been promoted to exec VP and head of television for the Warner Bros.-based banner. She fills the vacancy left last month by Andrew Stearn, the longtime president of TV for Jwp who joined Working Title Films.
Howe joined the company in 2005 and in recent years took on more responsibility for TV development and production of current series including the Showtime series “Shameless.” She also worked with Wells as an associate producer on his 2011 directorial debut, “The Company Men.”
“Over the past five years, (Howe) has proven herself to be an exceptionally talented executive with excellent relationships within the creative community,” Wells said. “Jinny’s contributions to ‘Shameless’ and to our growing development slate have been central to the company’s continuing success. I look forward to our working together for many years to come. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Last week, we got a very interesting look at what’s to come in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice courtesy of Total Film. Now, it’s the turn of Empire to delve into the future of the DC Extended Universe, and they’ve done so with an in-depth look at David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.
The issue won’t actually be released until Wednesday, but I’ve managed to get my hands on a copy early, and what it reveals about Suicide Squad is sure to drastically alter how you view the first ever villain led comic book movie. With new images focusing on everyone from The Joker to Killer Croc and Harley Quinn, the magazine is also packed full of shocking new story details and major character reveals, not to mention insightful interviews with cast members like Jared Leto, Will Smith, and Cara Delevingne.
- Josh Wilding
“Every season ’Switched at Birth’ continues to deliver fresh, relatable storylines that tackle important social issues, reflecting what our audience experiences daily,” said Karey Burke, ABC Family’s executive vice president of programming and development. “We’re excited to see where Lizzy will take these characters next.”
With this pickup, the series will reach 100 episodes in the upcoming run. ABC Family recently announced that it will change its name to Freeform in January 2016.
- Debra Birnbaum
This week on CBS’ Code Black (Wednesday, 10/9c), someone who’s not stranger to either Country General or Seattle Grace pops up in the halls of Angels Memorial — and he’s brought some drama with him.
Related2016 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled? What’s on the Bubble?
In the freshman series’ fourth episode, Cress Williams — whose credits include the veteran hospital dramas ER (as Officer Reggie Moore) and Grey’s Anatomy (as Bailey’s onetime husband Tucker) — begins a recurring run as Cole Guthrie, a new surgical attending who joins Angels Memorial with the help of his estranged father, »
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Inhumans, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Moon Knight, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Hellfire, Legion, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Batman: Bad Blood, DC Super Hero Girls, Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash, The Lego Batman Movie, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents, The Boys, SuperMansion, Heroes Reborn and more…
After last week’s abridged version of The Week in Spandex it’s business as usual, and we’ll start things off with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and 2017’s Phase Three threequel Thor: Ragnarok; early in the week, it was rumoured that The Incredible Hulk would be joining the God of Thunder in the film, and now it’s been confirmed that »
- Gary Collinson
Parker, who most recently was on Disney Xd’s “Lab Rats,” will appear in nine of the ten episodes in the hotly anticipated Ryan Murphy series, which premieres next year. Her other credits include “ER,” “Castle,” “Soul Man” on TV Land and NBC’s “Sean Saves the World.”
Parker joins an A-list cast, which includes Cuba Gooding Jr. as Simpson, John Travolta as Robert Shapiro, David Schwimmer as Robert Kardashian, Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark, and Courtney B. Vance as Johnnie Cochran, who hired Chapman to work on Simpson’s defense in the mid-’90s criminal trial.
Now known by her married name Shawn Holley, the high-powered lawyer has gained media recognition for her roster of celebrity clients, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
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