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An insider's look into La's notorious police department, the Peabody Award-winning Southland follows the complex lives of the dedicated patrol officers and detectives as they struggle to protect the innocent and remain righteous amid the iniquities of the criminals around them. Marshaling felons, victims and a city seething with corruption and danger, Southland presents a glimpse into the professional and private lives of the Lapd unlike any other. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (Wbhe) will release Southland: The Complete Fifth & Final Season on DVD August 13, 2013. This 2-disc DVD release contains all 10 explosive episodes from Season 5 and behind-the-scenes bonus content. The DVD is available to own for $39.98 Srp.
In the fifth and final season of this critically acclaimed series, Officers Cooper, Sherman and Bryant, as well as Detective Adams, face some of their toughest personal and professional challenges yet. A dominatrix in overdrive. A case of infanticide. A Robin Hood bank robber. »
The series order flood has begun at NBC.
“About A Boy” will make its silver screen to small screen transition, with Jon Favreau at the helm. Single-cam laffer based on Nick Hornby’s novel and 2002 pic “About A Boy” stars Minnie Driver and David Walton. Jason Katims penned the pilot and is exec producing. Also getting the nod is the multi-cam laffer toplined by Sean Hayes, “Sean Saves the World” and comedy “The Family Guide,” from scribe D.J. Nash.
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NBC is also investing in J.J. Abrams-produced pilot “Believe.” Warner Bros. TV series will center on a girl with emerging powers (Johnny Sequoyah) and a man sprung from prison to protect her (Jake McLaughlin).
Rand Ravich’s drama “Crisis” has also received a series order this morning. The D.C.-based thriller from 20th Century Fox TV centers on a »
- AJ Marechal
Also getting a green light are the Sean Hayes sitcom Sean Saves the World, DJ Nash’s Family Guide and Jason Katims’ comedy About a Boy. They join the previously-ordered Michael J. Fox Show and Jonathan Rhys Meyers’ Dracula.
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Among the noteworthy pilots not getting the go-ahead from NBC: Hatfields & McCoys, The Gates and The Sixth Gun. (NBC’s complete development slate can be found here. »
- Michael Ausiello
Held Thursday, May 2nd, in Hollywood, CA, the Dread Central co-sponsored private industry screening of Steven R. Monroe’s Monika was a resounding success. Read on for photos from the carpet and a few comments from star and co-executive producer Cerina Vincent.
In attendance at the event held at The Lot/Audio Head (in addition to the free-flowing wine from Sarzotti Vineyard) were Vincent (Cabin Fever) and writer/director/producer Monroe as well as MoniKa co-stars Jason Wiles ("Third Watch") and Daytime Emmy nominee and winner Jeff Branson ("Guiding Light," I Spit on Your Grave) and the film's executive producer Aaron Hofmann. Other industry appearances included Shaun Menzie (The Victorville Massacre), Bill Millsap (Jurassic Block), Barbara Nedeljakova (Hostel, Isle of Dogs), Carlee Baker (The Woman), Ryan Dillon (Littlerock) and producer Clinton H. Wallace (Blue Dream).
Prior to the screening and subsequent enthusiastic response to the stylized revenge/thriller (which is »
- Sean Decker
It doesn't seem all that long ago that we watched Nate be bludgeoned to death by a rioting gang. That scene still haunts me. And, once again, Southland hit us with "Chaos."
It's difficult to pick the right words to describe what happened to Cooper and Lucero. Brutal, certainly. Graphic, most definitely. Heart wrenching, without a doubt.
They say that no routine stop is ever routine - and as John and Hank came up on some tweaked out meth head pulling copper wire out of a construction site to buy his next score, the guy looked so ridiculous they almost laughed at his stupidity. The sight even caused the two to quip in this Southland quote…
Cooper: You want to go ruin his day?
Lucero: Absolutely. | permalink
Unfortunately, things were about to go horribly wrong. All it took was for Hank to let his guard down for a moment and »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Christine Orlando)
This Wednesday on Criminal Minds (CBS, 9/8c), the crime drama will reach back six years into its past to revisit Bau Agent Derek Morgan’s backstory, which originally surfaced in the Season 2 episode “Profiler, Profiled.”
The storyline — which brings back Carl Buford (played by Julius Tennon, Loneseome Dove) as Morgan’s childhood mentor-turned-pedophilic serial killer — resonates deeply with Shemar Moore, and for multiple reasons.
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Reflecting on his start with the CBS series, “On the surface, I was the tough guy and kicking down the doors and beating »
- Matt Webb Mitovich
Michael Beach (Third Watch) and One Tree Hill alum James Lafferty have been added to the cast of NBC’s drama pilot from writer-executive producer Rand Ravich, an emotionally charged action thriller set in and around the world of Washington DC. It follows Marcus Finley (Lance Gross), an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the epicenter of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped. Beach, repped by Medavoy Management and Global Artists, plays the FBI Director, who snaps into action after learning of the crisis. Lafferty plays Mr. Nash, this boyishly handsome private school instructor who was abducted along with his students. Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive) has joined another NBC drama pilot, I Am Victor. Written by Mark Goffman, it centers on Victor Port (John Stamos), a »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Preview images and clips for the last episodes of Young Justice and Green Lantern: The Animated Series are now up. One show moving into that vacated airspace will be Beware The Batman. Anthony Ruivivar (Third Watch, Banshee) will voice Batman, Sumalee Montano (Transformers Prime) will handle voice duties for Katana and J. B. Blanc ( The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Blade anime series) will do the same for Alfred. Set to premiere this summer on Cartoon Network's DC Nation Block, here's a new promotional poster. A cool, new take on the classic Dark Knight franchise, Beware the Batman incorporates Batman’s core characters with a rogues gallery of new villains not previously seen in animated form. Along with backup from ex-secret agent Alfred and lethal swordstress Katana, the Dark Knight faces the twisted machinations of Gotham City’s criminal underworld led by the likes of Anarky, Professor Pyg, Mister Toad and Magpie. »
Producer Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead") continues to develop a TV pilot for A&E, starring Rosario Dawson ("Sin City") written by Jorge Zamacona ("Third Watch"), adapting Image Comics' "O.C.T.: Occult Crimes Taskforce".
For the pilot, Dawson ("Sin City") will take on the lead role of 'Investigator Sophia Ortiz', alongside characters 'Detective Aaron Cain', 'Detective Mucilinda', 'Detective Jack Faust', 'Detective Annis Lythe', 'Investigator Robert Dospil' and 'Sergeant Jim "Grim" Mettler'.
"...there is an old and forgotten resolution in the recesses of the City of New York's 'Annotated Code of Ordinances', mandating the creation of a taskforce in the Manhattan Police Department specifically designed to deal with crimes of 'occult' origin.
"The primary mission of the Oct is to serve and protect the Manhattan populace from 'magical contaminations' of 'Rogue Ceteri' (other-dimensional creatures) and the 'Tainted', »
- Michael Stevens
The Client List is back in business on Lifetime tonight - and while there’s sure to be drama with Jennifer Love Hewitt's Riley now that she’s running The Rub - the show’s very adult massage parlor - but other questions also linger heading into the Season 2 premiere:
Has her ex truly redeemed himself? Will Riley’s lingering feelings for her brother-in-law go away or heat up?
I sat down on the infamous Sunset Strip with Hewitt and co-star Loretta Devine for the scoop on what’s coming in the show’s second season.
Redeeming the Ex?
Riley’s ex, Kyle (Brian Hallisay) is not going to pull another disappearing act, as Hewitt previewed that he wants his wife and family back: “Kyle’s not giving up without a fight. I think the audience is going to be surprised about how they’re going to change their minds about Kyle. »
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Ausiello: Now that Jackson has been handed the keys to Seattle Grace, expect some “pretty significant” changes, previews Jesse Williams, who notes that the promotion represents both a “leap forward” and a “leap back” for his well-pedigreed alter ego. “He wants to be taken seriously and to make his own name for himself, but he’s also getting handed a responsibility that is a [direct] result »
- Michael Ausiello
Banshee has made its first major Season 2 casting move.
Cinemax’s hit noir-esque drama, which is five episodes into its inaugural season, has promoted current recurring player Anthony Ruivivar to a full-fledged series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.
Ruivivar is also set to recur as a veteran cop on the upcoming fifth season of TNT’s Southland.
- Michael Ausiello
The spinoff of "NCIS: Los Angeles" has put the final piece of its cast in place.
"Grey's Anatomy" and "24" veteran Kim Raver has joined the cast of the planted spinoff, which will air as an "NCIS: La" episode in April. She'll play Paris, the leader of the "Red" team of traveling NCIS agents who work cases across the country. Raver's character is described as brilliant, athletic and a bit of a loner.
Gillian Alexy ("Damages") and Kenneth Mitchell ("Jericho") have joined the spinoff cast as well. John Corbett and Edwin Hodge round out the new team, while Miguel Ferrer will split time between "NCIS: La" and the spinoff should it be picked up.
Raver finished a three-year run on "Grey's Anatomy" at the end of last season. She guest-starred on several episodes of "Revolution" earlier this season; her credits also include "Third Watch," "Lipstick Jungle" and "The Nine." »
It was announced today that Grindstone Entertainment has acquired North American rights in all media to the gritty thriller Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn (formally titled Goat) and will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In a separate deal, International rights have been acquired by Los Angeles-basedsales company, Recreation, helmed by founder and president Ariel Veneziano.
Produced by William DeMeo, Paul Borghese and newcomer Robyn K Bennett, written by DeMeo and Borghese who also directs the movie, Once Upon A Time In Brooklyn stars Golden Globe nominated and Emmy Award winning actor Armand Assante (American Gangster, HBO’s Gotti), Ice-t (New Jack City), Vincent Pastore (Goodfellas), Ja Rule (The Fast And The Furious), William DeMeo (The Sopranos), Cathy Moriaty (Raging Bull) and Paul Borghese (Transamerica).
The film tells the story of Bobby Baldano, who after serving several prison sentences, is finally out. Although desperate to honor his family who »
- Michelle McCue
As TVLine first reported last year, Chase and Josh Hamilton (The Bourne Identity, Third Watch) will guest-star on the drama as ex-bandmates who seek Dr. Dani’s help before embarking on a reunion tour.
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- Megan Masters
As Linda Reagan, the spouse of streetwise and often edgy New York police-family member Danny, the actress often has to display as strong a will as the actor she works with most closely on the Friday CBS drama. And, she notes, that's not always limited to the moments when the cameras are rolling.
"He's fun to work with," Carlson tells Zap2it. "I don't know if it's because he comes from Boston and I come from Chicago. We both come from working-class families, so there's just something familiar there. When we met, we just clicked. We were those characters immediately.
Updated: Carrie Bradshaw is New York. Sex and the City liked to remind us of that. The seminal HBO show exposed non-Manhattanites to a very specific island of clubs, restaurants, and stores that existed in the late 90s and early 2000s for a small group of wealthy people. It was a privileged world, yes, but in the almost seven years that the show’s been off the air, it has served as a kind of time capsule of an era — or at least a Manhattan that very few of us got to enjoy.
- Lindsey Bahr
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Based on author David Baldacci’s characters, the show features Tenney and Romijn as Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, a pair of former Secret Service agents-turned-private investigators. Their unique skill set and chemistry gives them an advantage over suspects and conventional law enforcement.
- Vlada Gelman
Scheana Marie, the waitress whom Eddie cheated on Brandi with, now claims that he tried to reignite their relationship after he began seeing LeAnn! Do you believe it?
Eddie Cibrian is no saint, that’s for sure, but could he possibly have been foolish enough to try and cheat on now-wife LeAnn Rimes with the same waitress he cheated on ex-wife Brandi Glanville? If the waitress in question, Scheana Marie, is to be believed, the answer is a resounding yes!
In a new interview with RadarOnline.com, Scheana, 27, claims that Eddie, 39, contacted her after he split with Brandi, 40, in 2009. According to the waitress, who now stars on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules, Eddie was already dating LeAnn, 30.
“As months go by, Eddie gets separated. He then contacts me to go out for drinks,” Scheana says. “I believed he was separated, so I was happy to go out with him again. But »
- Billy Nilles
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