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Sorry, Mr. Secretary, but the king's funeral is no excuse. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Saudi Arabia with President Obama and the First Lady to attend the funeral of King Abdullah when winter storm Juno dumped about two feet of snow outside Kerry's brownstone back home in Boston. The white stuff sat in a pristine pile on his Beacon Hill sidewalk for two days. After Kerry was "snow shamed" by a camera-wielding Bostonian posting a citizen complaint online, the city slapped Kerry with a $50 fine on Thursday morning. By Thursday evening, the sidewalks were clear. "Diplomats - they're just like us. »
- Sandra Sobieraj Westfall
NBC on Friday gave pilot orders to three drama projects, including a mystery from Arrow/The Flash/Supergirl producer Greg Berlanti (pictured) and a fallen-angel tale from husband-wife duo Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.
Berlanti’s Blindspot begins with a beautiful woman, covered in a “road map” of tattoos, discovered naked in Times Square. Her mysterious ink sends the FBI on an intense journey which, ultimately, reveals her true identity.
In addition, NBC ordered:
* Unveiled, which follows a team of “flawed” guardian angels, all desperate to restore their faith as »
NBC has ordered two more drama pilots, bringing its total to eight dramas for the 2015-16 season.
“Unveiled” comes from power producing couple Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. The one-hour drama follows an ensemble of “flawed guardian angels” who attempt to restore faith and save the lives of those who find themselves facing crises. Burnett and Downey serve as exec producers, alongside John Sakmar (“Boston Public”) and Kerry Lenhart (“The Glades,” “Psych,” “Boston Public”), who will also pen the pilot. Universal Television and Lightworks Media will produce.
The net also ordered medical soap “Heart Matters” from “Private Practice” star Amy Brenneman, who will exec produce with Brad Silberling and Jill Gordon (“My So-Called Life,” “The Wonder Years”). The series follows a talented female heart transplant surgeon who »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
3 items from 2015
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