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Actress Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Chicago Code) has jumped on board to play the lead in the TNT pilot Proof, which will be executive produced by actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).In the pilot, which is being described as a medical supernatural show, Beals will play "a brilliant but somewhat jaded female surgeon with a bit of a rough edge. Her attitude is heavily influenced by the devastating death of her teenage son and her strained relationship with her only daughter. In the wake of her son’s death, she begins investigating cases concerning reincarnations, haunting, out-of-body experiences, and other supernatural phenomena."According to the show’s producers the show will »
Actress Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Chicago Code) has jumped on board to play the lead in the TNT pilot Proof, which will be executive produced by actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer).In the pilot, which is being described as a medical supernatural show, Beals will play "a brilliant but somewhat jaded female surgeon with a bit of a rough edge. Her attitude is heavily influenced by the devastating death of her teenage son and her strained relationship with her only daughter. In the wake of her son’s death, she begins investigating cases concerning reincarnations, haunting, out-of-body experiences, and other supernatural phenomena."According to the show’s producers the show will deal with “proof” and answers to one of life’s most mysterious questions about death – does the human experience truly end with death or is there something else beyond it?”The L Word star has been busy lately »
Whew! A flurry of casting news has come out over the past few days for The CW's potential spinoff series "Supernatural: Tribes," and we have all the details here on who'll be playing a werewolf, a shapeshifter, and a mentor with a dirty little secret.
As previously announced, Nathaniel Buzolic plays David Hayden, a shapeshifter from one of Chicago’s ruling monster families, while Lucien Laviscount portrays Ennis Roth, a human police academy trainee who learns the truth about what lurks in the shadows and becomes a monster hunter himself.
Now, as for the newbies, TVLine reports that Sean Faris (pictured above), currently recurring as Officer Gabriel Holbrook on "Pretty Little Liars" (he also appeared on "The Vampire Diaries" as Ben McKittrick), will play Julian Durant, the son of a wealthy family of lycanthropes who has no love for the Hayden clan.
- Debi Moore
The CW is really keeping it in the family! The Vampire Diaries alum Stephen Martines has joined the cast of the network's highly anticipated Supernatural spinoff, E! News has exclusively learned. The Chicago-set project, subtitled Tribes, already has two former Tvd stars on its roster: Nathaniel Buzolic, who played the original vampire, Kol, and Sean Faris, who appeared on the first season of the hit series. In addition to his villainous turn as Frederick on Tvd, Martines had a major role on the final season of Burn Notice and has appeared on The Mentalist and The Closer. Martines will take on the role of Detective Freddie Costa, a world-weary Chicago cop who serves as a mentor to Ennis »
Sitcoms so often fall into that chasm between sweet and treacle. Clueless dads, overwhelmed moms and precocious kids tumble in, and no amount of mugging rescues them.
NBC's "Growing Up Fisher" deftly veers from the treacle yet is unabashedly sweet. Previewing Sunday, Feb. 23, after the Closing Ceremony of the Xxii Winter Olympics, it then settles into the Tuesday schedule on Feb. 25.
"Growing Up Fisher" is the story of the love a son has for his dad. Jason Bateman narrates, and it's told from 11-year-old Henry's (Eli Baker) perspective of having a great dad, Mel (J.K. Simmons), who never met an obstacle he couldn't overcome.
"Do you have any idea how hard it is having a father who's a blind lawyer?" creator DJ Nash, who based this on his dad, tells Zap2it. "I couldn't complain about anything. You know, like, 'Dad, I'm having trouble with my book report.' [And his response would be] 'I went to law school blind. »
"Growing Up Fisher" isn't exactly what you would call "edgy" comedy. When the plot doesn't get any crazier than a blind guy taking a chainsaw to a tree, it's hard to say that a show provides biting social commentary and meta humor.
But that's Ok. Sometimes it's nice to have a fun, well-acted, pleasant sitcom both about and for the family.
Based on the real-life story of show creator DJ Nash, "Growing Up Fisher" focuses on a slightly quirky family. Leading the oddness is J.K. Simmons ("The Closer") as Mel Fisher, a highly successful lawyer who is blind but refuses to let that be a factor in his life. Seriously, the guy doesn't tell clients he can't see and occasionally drives a car. At the beginning of the show, Mel and his wife Joyce (Jenna Elfman, "Dharma and Greg") get a divorce, essentially so they can each find themselves.
For Joyce, »
Review Laura Akers 7 Feb 2014 - 06:39
This review contains spoilers.
6.14 Dressed To Kill
This week’s episode was full of surprises, most of them lovely.
The mystery at the centre of the episode took advantage of the success of The Devil Wears Prada to bring us into the fashion world. Because many of us had seen the movie, the writers were able to spare us the explanation of why fashion matters (at least enough to take all the characters but Yumi seriously), and more importantly, they were able to use the aide-leaving-her-apartment-at-the-crack-of-dawn-to-get-her-boss-her-nitpicky-breakfast to communicate a great deal about not only the kind of woman Matilda King is, but to instantly illustrate precisely what the relationship to her subordinates was like—even to the point of making the terrified receptionist seem a touch redundant.
Sosie Bacon, daughter of famed actor Kevin Bacon, was chosen to be Miss Golden Globe and honored recently at a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Even at the age of 21, Sosie Bacon has acted in a number of things including her father’s movie “Loverboy”, and her Mother’s TV show “The Closer”. Miss Golden Globe is selected from among a list of potentials from notable families and helps hand out awards during the ceremony, which Bacon performed beautifully on the big night. Check out this featured recipe to make your own awards night drinks that are sure to win over your guests. Moet Golden Night Made to celebrate the [ Read More ]
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- Laura Gaddy
Though Major Crimes didn't bring in big ratings like The Closer, the spin-off still did very well. Will it continue to do so or, will the ratings fall in season two? Will the TNT series be cancelled or renewed for a third year? We'll have to wait and find out.
Airing on Monday nights, Major Crimes features the talents of Mary McDonnell, Gw Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, Graham Patrick Martin, Robert Gossett, and Nadine Velazquez. There are 19 installments this time -- vs last season's 10. The latest ratings are below and the list will be updated after each episode.
Update: Major Crimes has been renewed for a third season of 15 episodes.
Final season averages: 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 4.74 million total viewers. »
Sosie Bacon made her debut as Miss Golden Globe at the 2014 Golden Globes. Sosie is the daughter of The Following star Kevin Bacon and The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick. Bacon and Sedgwick introduced their daughter on stage, but were quickly interrupted by host Tina Fey. Fey, in the name of gender equality, introduced her "adult son from a previous relationship," Randy as Mister Golden Globe. Randy, played by Amy Poehler, was not very happy to be sharing the spotlight with 21-year-old Sosie. The surly Randy, complete with a very early Justin Bieber swooping hairstyle, asked Sosie if she was the Olympics and demanded to know who his father was. Fey revealed he was somebody in the room, but not Idris Elba as Randy »
The couple's daughter -- Sosie Bacon, who acted with her mother several times during the TNT run of "The Closer" -- will help hand out the honors as Miss Golden Globes 2014 when NBC televises the 71st annual event Sunday, Jan. 12. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return as hosts for the second consecutive year (and there will be a third, since they're already booked for 2015).
"It's super-fun," Bacon tells Zap2it of her Golden Globes role that also involved her in last month's announcement of the nominations for television and movies. "I got a call from my managers, and they told me my name was in the mix, then I had an interview with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ... then shortly after that, I found out I'd gotten it.
"It feels really »
Admit it, if you're watching the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony this Sunday on NBC, you're watching it for the entertainment value. After all, the predictive value of the Globes, both on the Oscars and on next fall's Emmys, is overrated. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of a few dozen journalists that hands out the Globes, announces its movie winners a few days after the Academy voters mail in their nominating ballots, while their TV picks will long be forgotten by the time Emmy voters make their selections six or seven months from now. Besides, Globe voters have been known, on occasion, to pick their honorees more for their appeal to the stargazers at home than for, you know, merit.
But they do throw a hell of a party, and they do bring TV and film stars together for a rare night of both red-carpet glamour and tipsy revelry. »
- Gary Susman
Exclusive: The Closer star/executive producer Kyra Sedgwick has signed with CAA. She was previously at UTA. Sedgwick’s seven-season stint as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the hit TNT drama earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She recently returned to TNT as an executive producer of drama Proof, which was picked up to pilot by the network. On the feature side, Sedgwick has starred in Born On The Fourth Of July, Singles and Phenomenon. She continues to be repped by manager Jill Littman at Impression Entertainment and attorney Ira Schreck. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
The nephew has spoken. Will Smith, who played James Avery's nephew on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, took to Facebook on Sunday to honor the late actor, who died Dec. 31. Smith, 45, posted an undated picture of the sitcom's cast, noting, "This photo was the last time we were together.” The snapshot shows Smith and Avery standing next to each other and embracing. Smith also paid tribute to his former costar's influence, writing, “Some of my greatest lessons in Acting, Living and being a respectable human being came through James Avery. Every young man needs an Uncle Phil.” Avery, 68, died at an L. »
- Michele Corriston
New Scandal season 3 second half spoilers dished up by Producer. Recently, "Scandal" Executive Producer, Betsy Beers, was kind enough to dish out some new spoiler teasers for the 2nd half of season 3 to the TV Line peeps, and it turns out that Fitz's reelection campaign will be the main focus at the moment. Mellie is rumored to be getting a new,romantic love interest, while Fitz and Olivia continue to get intertwined in a new,odd way, and more. In their spoiler reveal, they said: "The truncated, eight-episode back half of Season 3 will focus more on Fitz's reelection campaign, which is bound to be complicated by loose threads. For one, "Ep Betsy Beers mused, "It's going to be interesting to see how much the fat lady sung" when it comes to Daniel Douglas' "heart attack." Beers also forecast an "incredibly complicated combo plate of reactions" if Liv learns of Jake »
Avery was born in 1945 and raised in Atlantic City. He served a stint in the Us Navy during Vietnam and had a prolific career in the entertainment industry, writing poetry and scripts, providing voice-overs and acting in film and television.
His work spanned three decades,including Family Matters, Grey’s Anatomy, Star Trek: Enterprise, L.A. Law and The Closer. Avery also provided the voice for Shredder in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from 1987 to 1993.
But of course it was his role as Banks family patriarch, Uncle Phil, in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air that he was arguably best known and loved for. The series, which ran from 1990 to 1996, was a staple of ’90s television and famously launched Will Smith’s acting career.
Avery had »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
News Ryan Lambie 2 Jan 2014 - 07:38
We're sad to learn that James Avery, the distinctive and extremely talented actor best known for his role as Philip Banks in 90s comedy series The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, has passed away at the age of 68.
Although Banks was arguably Avery's signature role, he worked extraordinarily hard throughout his career, repeatedly appearing in TV movies and series from 1980 onwards. His credits included The Closer, Star Trek: Enterprise, The Legend Of Prince Valiant and La Law, and his voice could also be heard in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated 80s and early 90s series, The Real Ghostbusters and the dubbed version of the cult Japanese anime, Fist Of The North Star.
Avery was primarily a TV actor, but he appeared in several movies, »
James Avery Of Fresh Prince Show sadly died yesterday from heart issues,new details. According to a new report from CNN, former "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" star, James Avery, sadly passed away yesterday, December 31st at the age of 68 due to some complications with an open-heart surgery. James had surgery on November 11th, and died on December 31st at a hospital in Glendale, California, according to James' manager ,Toni Benson. Alfonso Ribeiro, who played James' son on Fresh Prince, tweeted, "I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly." Will Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith took to their Facebook page to write: "Our condolences to aunt Florence (his mother), Miss Barbara (his wife) and all those who loved him." James appeared in multiple TV shows and movies, including: "CSI," "That '70s Show," "The Closer" and »
Avery’s publicist, Cynthia Snyder, told the Associated Press that Avery died Tuesday. The Associated Press reported that he was 65, while TMZ, which said he died in a Glendale, Calif. hospital after heart surgery, said he was 68.
Alfonso Ribeiro who played his son on “Fresh Prince,” remembered him on Twitter.
I'm deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. http://t.co/UrW0EeBFbO—
Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 01, 2014
Avery played Will Smith’s uncle on the popular TV series. His movie credits included “Fletch” and “8 Million Ways to Die.” He appeared on dozens of TV shows including “Hill St. Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “The Division,” “Soul Food,” “That ’70s Show” and “The Closer. »
- Associated Press
Rest in peace, Uncle Phil. James Avery passed away on Dec. 31 in a Los Angeles hospital. Unfortunately, after undergoing open heart surgery, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor suffered complications, according to TMZ. He was 65 years old.
James Avery Dies At 65
I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly. pic.twitter.com/UrW0EeBFbO
— Alfonso Ribeiro (@alfonso_ribeiro) January 1, 2014
James’ wife had reportedly been with him throughout the surgery and in recovery. However, she stepped away from his hospital bed for a brief moment, »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
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