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Dedicated television viewers know that there will always be shows that everyone wants you to watch, either it’s a cult show, a show that ended way before it’s time, or seems to grab everyone’s attention but yours. However many viewers find themselves stumbling upon these shows either years later or late into a shows run. I’ve compiled a list of ten shows, published once a week, that have become classics or are on their way to doing so and have recently been discovered by this writer.
Created by Anthony Yerkovich
Original Run 1984-1989
I actually have a good reason for not discovering Miami Vice until just a few months ago. I wasn’t actually born when it started and I was only a year old when it ended. What I don’t have is a good excuse as to why I actually chose »
Director Nick Cassavetes is building quite the squad for his upcoming revenge comedy The Other Woman. Though some additions like Nicki Minaj and Kate Upton seem to be strange forms of stunt casting, I.m sure Cassavetes can get a couple of winning performances out of them, even if straight comedy features aren.t exactly in the guy.s wheelhouse. Now in steps Don Johnson, who has become a dependable co-star to have in the last few years, with memorable roles on HBO.s Eastbound & Down and in Robert Rodriguez.s Machete a few years ago, not to mention his hilarious turn as Big Daddy in Quentin Tarantino.s Django Unchained. He.s come quite a long ways since the days of Miami Vice. And Nash Bridges for that matter. Though it isn.t clear how Johnson will directly tie into the plot of The Other Woman, he.ll play »
As explored in Rodney Ascher's fascinating documentary Room 237, everybody has a theory on what Stanley Kubrick's film version of The Shining means. Stephen King, who wrote the original novel (first published in 1977) and is not a fan of Kubrick's version, has written a sequel, Doctor Sleep, which focuses on Danny Torrance as an adult. The book is due for release in September. Meanwhile, in Hollywood, a prequel is moving forward, titled The Overlook Hotel. Glen Mazzara is in talks to write the screenplay for the proposed project; he's the former showrunner for TV's The Walking Dead who exited the series a few months ago. He's written many episodes of TV shows (Nash Bridges, The Shield), but doesn't appear to have any feature film...
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"The Exes" returns to TV Land this summer, for more hilarity between bromancers Phil (Donald Faison), Haskell (Wayne Knight) and Stuart (David Alan Basche) and their neighbor and divorce attorney Holly (Kristen Johnston).
In the season premiere, the fellas find Holly's "female massager" and trouble ensues when they accidentally break it. Cue Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ("Prison Break," "Nash Bridges") as an employee at an adult novelty shop.
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The pilot, which is aiming for pick-up this fall, revolves around a laid-off math teacher forced into the blue-collar world when he gets a job at Home Time, a big-box home-supply store. His co-workers are played by Bill Engvall, Ryan McPartlin and Melora Hardin, who plays their boss.
On the show, Marin will play Perez, an offbeat Home Time employee who spends his days making keys and his nights preparing for the apocalypse (he's a survivalist).
A new casting announcement has been made for The CW's small screen adaptation of Kass Morgan's The 100, and this time it's long-time television actress Kelly Hu who's joined the futuristic fold. According to Deadline, Hu will star as Cece, the chief communications officer of The Ark, a ship which resides above earth following the destruction of nuclear war. View slideshow: Kelly Hu Hu boasts many, many TV credits, including The CW's own The Vampire Diaries along with Arrow, Young Justice, Hawaii Five-0, Army Wives, CSI: NY, Nash Bridges, Sunset Beach and on back to Growing Pains. Kelly Hu joins Eliza Taylor, Marie Avgeropoulos, Paige Turco, Isaiah Washington, Thomas McDonell and Christopher Larkin for the cast of the show. 'The 100' by Kass Morgan Photo credit: Little, Brown Books The story synopsis for The 100 is as follows: In the future, humans »
It's a good day to be Don Johnson.
The 63-year-old was awarded $19 million in his lawsuit over revenue from the series "Nash Bridges," which ran from 1996 until 2001, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
A jury first awarded the actor $23.2 million in 2010, and then the judge awarded $28.5 million in interest, bringing the total to more than $50 million, but the award was cut down to $15 million when the production company appealed last October, according to Variety.
Johnson filed to appeal the last decision, but it appears the fight is finally over, as THR reports that court papers submitted to the Los Angeles Superior Court reveal that suit had been settled and Rysher had wired nearly $19 million to Johnson's production company at the end of January.
For more on Johnson's big win, click over to The Hollywood Reporter. »
- Stephanie Marcus
One thing's for sure: Don Johnson doesn't need to go looking for a handout. The Tin Cup star has reached a settlement in his long-running legal battle over profits from his hit TV series, Nash Bridges, that will see him paid a whopping $19 million. Johnson, 63, sued the show's production company, Rysher Entertainent, in 2009 alleging they failed to pay him some $100 million in royalties. A year later, the thesp won a big victory when he was awarded $23.2 million in back profits plus an additional $28 million in interest. That $50-plus million total was subsequently reduced on appeal down to $15 million plus interest; however, the judgment in his favor was upheld. Lawyers for the two »
Don Johnson just became a much richer man. The television star, who also has a pretty good role in "Django Unchained," finally settled a lawsuit against Rysher Productions, the company that co-produced his hit series, "Nash Bridges."
The show aired from 1996 to 2001, and in 2010 a court found that Rysher owed Johnson $23 million in profits, plus an additional $28.5 million in interest, which isn't too bad at all. Rysher appealed the decision, claiming jury misconduct. They also believed the interest was calculated wrong. In 2011, the California Court of Appeals agreed, cutting what Rysher owed Johnson down to $15 million, plus a smaller amount of interest.
Rather than appealing the appeal, which just sounds ridiculous, the Hollywood Reports says Johnson and Rysher settled in January for a total payment of $19 million, ending the lawsuit.
Still a nice sum of money for Johnson, who can now afford a new leisure suit and speed boat every day, »
Don Johnson has ended his lawsuit against the company that co-produced his series "Nash Bridges" after it paid him $19 million. In 2010, Rysher Productions was ordered to pay Johnson $23 million in profits for the show and interest. Rysher was also ordered to pay an additional $28.5 million in interest. But Rysher appealed, alleging jury misconduct and that the amount of interest to which Johnson was entitled was calculated incorrectly. Jurors had initially decided to award Johnson $15 million before deciding, through their calculations, that he was entitled to far more. Last »
- Tim Molloy
Don Johnson's fight over money from Nash Bridges is officially over. In 2010, Johnson scored a big $50 million courtroom victory in his lawsuit against Rysher Entertainment. Last October, the award was cut to $15 million on appeal. Both sides could have continued the battle to a higher appeals court, but recent court papers submitted at the Los Angeles Superior Court reveal that at the end of January, Rysher wired nearly $19 million to Johnson's production company. Johnson has now signed an acknowledgment of satisfaction of the judgment. Johnson's lawsuit against Rysher became a big deal in the summer of
- Eriq Gardner
11 items from 2013
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