"Ally McBeal"
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 43 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »

Quirky is the New Black: How Comedy Leads Are Getting More Offbeat

26 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In much the same way that dramas like AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and HBO’s “The Sopranos” made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky friends or Michael Bluth watching his family unravel around him, characters like Zooey Deschanel’s Jess on Fox’s “New Girl” and Lena Dunham’s Hannah on HBO’s “Girls” celebrate their eccentricities.

The quirky lead has been a part of TV since “I Love Lucy” took home an Emmy in 1952, according to John Leverence, senior veep of awards at the TV Academy. He cites “The Jack Benny Show,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” and more recently, “Cheers” and “Frasier” as good examples of shows with off-kilter personalities at their core.

However, it’s just been in the past decade or so that »

- Christy Grosz

Permalink | Report a problem

E.T. goes bad in trailer for alien shocker 'Extraterrestrial'

20 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

“Keep watching the skies!” warned Douglas Spencer’s reporter at the end of the 1951 science-fiction classic The Thing From Another World. More than 60 years on, that remains good advice for characters in alien-themed horror movies such as the Tribeca-screened Extraterrestrial. This third film from directors the Vicious Brothers (Grave Encounters) details a weekend getaway by five college friends which goes horribly awry when aliens invade.

Extraterrestrial stars Brittany Allen (The Rocker), Freddie Stroma (the Harry Potter franchise), Jesse Moss (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), Anja Savcic (I Love You, Beth Cooper), Melanie Papalia (Smiley), and Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal »

- Clark Collis

Permalink | Report a problem

Scandal Lands Portia de Rossi For New Season

23 July 2014 2:24 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Portia de Rossi finally has some good news among the rumored love life of hers. Scandal just landed Portia for a top secret role that will be featured in a story arc for this next season. The Aussie beauty is known for her role in Ally McBeal, thus knowing how to play a legal eagle. Hopefully she will find success with the role, especially since she needs some good news. Ellen DeGeneres announced the news for Portia with the following tweet.

So annoying when people brag on twitter & that’s why I’m not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on “Scandal”. Oops.

Congratulations to Portia! She has worked hard for her career and she hasn’t had much work since her marriage. We are happy to see she will return to TV and beyond her Netflix return. Maybe this will be a healthy »

- Sarah Peel

Permalink | Report a problem

Portia De Rossi Joins Cast Of 'Scandal' For Season 4

22 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Portia de Rossi will appear in the fourth season of Shona Rhimes' hit political drama Scandal.

Portia de Rossi Joining 'Scandal'

The news of de Rossi’s casting was broken by her wife, talk show host and comedian Ellen DeGeneres. “So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on 'Scandal,’” wrote DeGeneres. “Oops.”

So annoying when people brag on twitter & that's why I'm not tweeting that Portia just signed on to do a top secret arc on "Scandal". Oops.

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) July 23, 2014

Shortly after DeGeneres revealed that de Rossi would be working on the ABC series, the Scandal writers confirmed the Arrested Development star’s casting.

We are so excited to have Portia de Rossi joining us this coming season!

Scandal Writers (@ScandalWriters) July 23, 2014

De Rossi's breakout TV role was in Ally McBeal, »

Permalink | Report a problem

Review: Lake Placid (Blu-ray)

19 July 2014 1:51 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Scream Factory is having one helluva summer with a cavalcade of high-definition genre goodies coming our way practically each and every week now. One of their recent titles, Steve Miner’s underrated creature feature comedy Lake Placid, recently arrived on Blu-ray and once again, Scream outdoes themselves with another stellar presentation that is a must-own for horror fans out there.

For those who may be unfamiliar with Miner’s killer croc tale, Lake Placid kicks off with Twinkie-loving Sheriff Hank Keough (Brendan Gleeson) and a Fish and Game officer out on the peaceful waters of Black Lake in Maine when they’re suddenly attacked by an oversized creature. This prompts the area’s Fish and Game Warden (Bill Pullman) to bring in paleontologist Kelly Scott (Bridget Fonda) to determine what kind of underwater beast they’re dealing with. From there, things go from bad to worse once the beast gets more and more aggressive, »

- Heather Wixson

Permalink | Report a problem

David E. Kelley Exits Wme for CAA

17 July 2014 12:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

David E. Kelley, the creator of more than a dozen TV series, has signed with CAA. He previously was at Wme. The prolific scribe is responsible for series including Boston LegalThe Practice; Doogie Howser, M.D.; and Ally McBeal. His latest show, the Robin Williams-Sarah Michelle Gellar advertising-agency comedy The Crazy Ones, premiered on CBS last fall, but was canceled following its first season. He has won 10 Emmys, five for shows he created — including a year in which Ally McBeal and The Practice won him awards for Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Drama Series, respectively — and

read more


- Austin Siegemund-Broka

Permalink | Report a problem

10 Actors And Their Surprising Music Careers

10 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, sees Irish-born director John Carney (who brought us Once), explore the story of a chance encounter between a troubled music-business executive and a struggling singer-songwriter. Set in New York, their encounter leads to a captivating and creative collaboration which is the perfect excuse for a great soundtrack. The soundtrack includes interesting contributions from Knightley, Maroon 5′s Adam Levine and songs written by the director himself. To celebrate the release of Begin Again, we take a look at ten film actors that have surprisingly delved into a career in music and expanded their CV’s – for better or worse! Headphones at the ready!

10) Robert Downey Jr.

There is nothing Hollywood star Robert Downey Jr. can’t do, so it’s no surprise he made his own album called The Futurist that was released in 2004. Before this, he sang in various films such »

- Louise Tooth

Permalink | Report a problem

TVLine Items: Ally's Beau Boards Syfy's Ascension, a Once Return and More

9 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal) has claimed one of the last remaining seats on board Ascension, Syfy’s forthcoming six-hour limited series set in the far reaches of space, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Related Rescue Me Vet Andrea Roth Joins Syfy’s Deep-Space Miniseries Ascension

Cougar Town‘s Brian Van Holt stars as the captain of the titular vessel, which was launched into space by the U.S. government in 1963 to populate a new world. The series picks up 50 years into the mission, as a mysterious murder causes those on board to question the true nature of their mission.

Bellows plays the son of Abraham Enzmann, »

Permalink | Report a problem

10 Questions You Probably Have About Guardians Of The Galaxy

9 July 2014 6:43 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


When Marvel announced the next big film release in their phenomenally successful Cinematic Universe, you’d’ve been forgiven for replying “what’s a Guardians Of The Galaxy”? We’re not too proud to admit, dear reader, that even we were relatively unfamiliar with this motley crew of space criminals, who in fact have a forty year history in the comic books and have crossed over with some of the biggest titles Marvel publish, before the announcement. Despite that storied history, they’re remained relatively obscure –  after all, Spider-Man’s a little more relatable than a talking raccoon from beyond the solar system. Like, just a tad.

However with some ingenious casting, canny marketing and a well-stocked soundtrack, Marvel Studios have proven once again that they know exactly what they’re doing. Nobody had a clue who the Guardians Of The Galaxy were a year ago, and now they »

- Tom Baker

Permalink | Report a problem

Your guide to the TCA press tour

8 July 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Right about now, the lights should be on in the Beverly Hilton ballroom for the very first panel of the summer 2014 Television Critics Association press tour. I'm not due to arrive at tour until sometime tomorrow, but Fienberg and other members of the TCA should be there, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for the start of the 16-day event (which, for many people, will run straight into the start of Comic-Con). Each time I get ready to go to press tour (give or take that time that I broke my ankle), I like to present some version of the guide to press tour I originally wrote in my Star-Ledger days (with a lot of help from Matt Zoller Seitz). If you've been following my tour coverage all this time, odds are you know a lot of this and can skip down to the bottom for the 10 biggest questions Dan and I have about this current tour, »

- Alan Sepinwall

Permalink | Report a problem

July 8th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Bloody Birthday, Lake Placid, The Raid 2

7 July 2014 5:44 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This week’s Blu-ray and DVD releases are an eclectic bunch, to say the least. Not only is Steve Miner’s criminally overlooked horror/comedy creature feature Lake Placid swimming its way onto Blu-ray, but Severin Films is also releasing a trio of controversial cult classics- Bloody Moon, The Baby and Bloody Birthday-all  in high definition for the first time ever.

The Time Machine is also getting a Blu-ray release this week, along with Gareth Evans’ stunning action masterpiece The Raid 2 and a handful of indie horror films, including the wickedly entertaining horror musical Stage Fright starring Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. Overall, it’s a good week to be a genre fan with oddball tastes because there’s a whole lot of wonderfully weird stuff arriving this Tuesday.

Spotlight Titles:

The Baby (Severin Films, Blu-ray)

An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, »

- Heather Wixson

Permalink | Report a problem

Emmy predictions: What will be the five nominees for Best Comedy Series Casting?

30 June 2014 4:12 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

At last year's Emmys there was a major upset in Best Comedy Series Casting when the final season of "30 Rock" claimed the prize, giving this NBC laffer a record third trophy in this category.  "Girls" (season 2 – second nomination, 2012 winner) "Modern Family" (season 4 – fourth nomination, 2010 winner) "Nurse Jackie" (season 5 – fourth nomination) "30 Rock" (season 7 – sixth nomination, 2008, 2009, 2013 winner) "Veep" (season 2 – second nomination) -Break-  Join in the fierce debate about all the Emmy races going on right now in our red-hot forums   "30 Rock" overcame the odds in every way. It was the only third comedy in 14-year history of this award to win for a season other than its first or second ("Ally McBeal" prevailed in 2000 for season four and "Sex and the City" won in both 2001 ...' »

Permalink | Report a problem

Can 'Orange is the New Black' pull off Emmy jawdropper over 'Modern Family'?

26 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

A sizeable majority of our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users and all Users are predicting that "Modern Family" will win Best Comedy Series for the fifth year running (click here for our current odds). That would tie the record set by "Frasier," which claimed five in a row from 1994 to 1998. But recent Critics' Choice standout "Orange is the New Black" could be poised to pull off a shocking upset. After all, this year's race looks a lot like the 1999 contest, where "Frasier" was finally defeated by "Ally McBeal." -Break- Exclusive 'Orange is the New Black' Video Chats: Uzo Aduba, Taryn Manning, Kate Mulgrew, Taylor Schilling, Pablo Schreiber As with "Modern Family," "Frasier" had owned the Comedy Series race for many years running but after its last win in 1998, voters finally set it aside. And like "Ally McBeal," "Orange is th..." »

Permalink | Report a problem

TV on Tap: Time is Running Out to Save “Community,” Lifetime Adapting a Stephen King Story, Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth Reunite for “Mystery Girls”

25 June 2014 5:18 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »


TVLine reports that the upcoming season of Web Therapy will include appearances from Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard and Calista Flockhart.

TVLine reports that negotiations for Hulu to save Community from cancellation have stalled. However, EW adds that Hulu hasn’t completely walked away and there’s still one other broadcaster that’s interested in bringing the cult comedy back. However, with cast contracts expiring on June 30, if the series isn’t saved soon, it will be too late.

Hitfix‘s Daniel Fienberg breaks down all the problems with the casting of Tyrant‘s lead, a character of Middle Eastern descent played by a British actor with no Middle Eastern heritage.

Lifetime is making it’s first Stephen King adaptation. The original movie, Big Driver is based on a novella in the collection Full Dark, No Stars. Maria Bello, Olympia Dukakis and Joan Jett will star in the tale of »

- Lyle Masaki

Permalink | Report a problem

Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard and Calista Flockhart Among Web Therapy's Season 4 Patients

24 June 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

A trio of TV vets are subjecting themselves to Lisa Kudrow’s unique form of Web Therapy.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Parenthood stars Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard, and Ally McBeal alum Calista Flockhart are set to guest star in Season 4 of Showtime’s Web-born comedy, which will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11/10c.

Related NBC Announces Premiere Date for Parenthood‘s Sixth and Final Season

Additionally, Billy Crystal is confirmed to reprise his Season 3 role of Garreth Pink in an episode.

Related storiesTVLine Items: Runway's Celeb Judges, Alias Vet Joins The Returned and MorePenny Dreadful Recap: The Devil You Know »

Permalink | Report a problem

Interview: Kevin Hart Leads the Crew in ‘Think Like a Man Too’

19 June 2014 10:46 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Sequels just need a dose of energy and creativity, and then they work. The cast of “Think Like a Man Too” – including Kevin Hart, Regina Hall and Terrence Jenkins – provide that energy, as the gang from the first film heads to Las Vegas for a competing bachelor and bachelorette parties. The audience wins that contest.

Kevin Hart is arguably one of the hottest performers of the moment. Fresh from his record breaking stand-up film of last year, he hit a trifecta in late 2013 and early 2014 with the films “Grudge Match,” “Ride Along” and “About Last Night.” His quick wit and energy also has the character of appreciation, for the collaborator and director Tim Story, and his co-stars Terrence Jenkins and Regina Hall.

Kevin Hart in Chicago for ‘Think Like a Man Too,’ June 13, 2014

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Photo for HollywoodChicago.com

HollywoodChicago.com last encountered Regina Hall »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

Permalink | Report a problem

Emmys: Confusion And Controversy Surround The Best Comedy Series Race

9 June 2014 3:03 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

History could be made at this year’s Emmys. Should Modern Family win the best comedy series award, it would tie the record set by Frasier in the ’90s. Frasier is the only TV show—comedy or drama—to win a best series Emmy five times. Will Modern Family share the enviable title? There’s also some history being made with a call to reform the category. The brouhaha broke out when the TV Academy announced it had approved the move of Showtime’s Shameless to the best comedy arena after three years of largely unsuccessful stabs as a drama series contender. Traditionalists think it’s bad enough that multi-camera comedies with laugh tracks (The Big Bang Theory, for instance) have to compete against more critically adored single-cams (such as Modern Family and Veep) without hourlong dramedies like Shameless clogging the race. Expect those guys to erupt on nomination morning »


Permalink | Report a problem

Emmy Preview: Category-Shifting Is the Big Story In This Year’s Race

3 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This Emmy season, there’s going to be more of everything: more campaigning, more events and more media coverage. The reason: more worthy contenders. And that explains another increase: more jockeying.

The frenzy kicked off when HBO announced that “True Detective” is competing as a drama, not a miniseries, the first in a flood of category-shifting. “Orange Is the New Black” and “Shameless” were defined as comedies. “Treme,” formerly a drama series, moved to mini. Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes in “Orange Is the New Black”), Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”) and Ray Romano (“Parenthood”) are considered guest stars in their respective series, even though all three appear frequently. (As with all things, the Academy of TV Arts & Sciences has final say.)

The reason for all this jockeying is sometimes logical, and sometimes a matter of smart strategizing, in a year when there is an overabundance of worthwhile contenders.

By the time the »

- Tim Gray

Permalink | Report a problem

New trailer for James Brown biopic Get On Up

29 May 2014 8:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the James Brown biopic Get On Up, which stars Chadwick Boseman (42) as the legendary Godfather of Soul. Check it out here…

Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.


Get On Up is directed by Tate Taylor (The Help) and also features Lennie James (The Walking Dead), Tika Sumpter (Ride Along), Jill Scott (Baggage Claim), Brandon Mychal Smith (Let It Shine), Nick Eversman (Missing), James DuMont (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Hopkins (Ally McBeal), Keith Robinson (Dear John), Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and The Help stars Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Nelsan Ellis. The film opens on August 1st in North America and September 26th in the UK. »

- Gary Collinson

Permalink | Report a problem

TV #Tbt: Jon Hamm in 'Gilmore Girls,' Christina Hendricks in 'Undressed'

22 May 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Long before Jon Hamm became Don Draper, he was a mostly unknown guest star on a variety of TV shows, including "Ally McBeal," "Charmed," and "CSI: Miami." But one of his most memorable spots was as Lorelai's potential love interest on a Season 3 episode of "Gilmore Girls."

So it's only fitting that in honor of this Sunday's upcoming "Mad Men" Season 7A conclusion we take it back to the show's leading man and one of his gigs, circa 2002. Please enjoy Hamm's turn as Peyton Sanders, a wealthy bore who likes fine wines and picking up women at auctions:

And here's Christina Hendricks Aka Joan Holloway, who recurred on MTV's "Undressed." This is a true relic of the early 2000s:

Bonus! Watch this interview with other "Mad Men" star Jessica Pare (Megan) to catch her as an adorable 12-year-old competing in a horse show. (Clip at the 1:20 mark):


- Alana Altmann

Permalink | Report a problem

2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000

1-20 of 43 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »

IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners