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Major Crimes‘ Alice Herrera mystery has taken a soapy twist.
The Young and the Restless‘ Greg Rikaart is joining the TNT drama for a multi-episode arc in the role of Bobby G. Monroe, a confident young lawyer and anti-death penalty activist who is currently defending Slider (Garrett Coffey), the young man awaiting trial for the murder of Alice Herrera.
RelatedMajor Crimes Season 4 Expanded to Series’ Longest Run Ever
Rikkart, who will juggle his Major Crimes stint with his ongoing Y&R duties, will first appear during the second half of the show’s recently-expanded fourth season (which resumes November 2).
Rizzoli and Isles
TNT has renewed its long-running cop procedural "Rizzoli and Isles" for a seventh season which will kick off next Summer. The new order is for an abbreviated thirteen episodes, down from the eighteen ordered for the currently airing sixth season.
Despite the cutback, there's no talk of the show's seventh season being its last with the cast expected to renegotiate contracts for season seven. The series ranks as TNT's second-most-watched show in history, behind only "The Closer," and ranks as one of basic cable's top five series amongst total viewers. [Source: The Live Feed]
"Star Trek: Voyager" and "Boston Public" alum Jeri Ryan is set to guest star in the upcoming fourth season of The CW's "Arrow". Ryan will play Queen family friend Jessica Danforth, an original character with political ambitions that will make her a target of a formidable antagonist.
- Garth Franklin
If you find yourself watching CBS’ Zoo and hoping the lions make a meal of anyone in their path, congratulations: You’ve tapped into the new thriller’s central theme.
Burke — along with castmates James Wolk, Nora Arnezeder and Kristen Connolly — spilled plenty of scoop about the rest of the season, including the fact that their separate storylines will cross in this coming Tuesday’s episode.
“These are definitely »
If you hadn’t heard, Major Crimes‘ Buzz is training as a reserve officer — a new skill set he gets to put to great use this Monday (TNT, 9/8c), when he goes on a Fourth of July weekend ride-along with veteran detectives Flynn and Provenza.
RelatedSummer TV Calendar: Falling Skies and Other Dates to Save
On the eve of the trio’s first such team-up, TVLine invited Tony Denison to preview the Season 4 outing, reflect on his 11-year The Closer/Major Crimes run and weigh in on Andy’s budding workplace romance with one Captain Sharon Raydor.
Tvline | This week »
When examining our Experts' Emmy predictions for Best Drama Actress, you'll notice something interesting: three pundits include Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") in their rankings and one predicts a bid for Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"). But wait, don't these Emmyologists -- Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) and Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby) -- remember that Moss and Farmiga got skunked last year and, as Emmy legend goes, once you're out, you're out? -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Look at what happened in the past to Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Svu") and Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer") in this same category. Both of these winners couldn't sneak back onto the nominee lineup after they got the boot. So why is everybody assuming that Moss and Farmiga (who've never won) will be rare exception »
Warner Brothers Home Entertainment has announced HBO's The Leftovers Season 1 Blu-ray release date, as well as DVD and Digital HD, is scheduled for October 6, ahead of the impending Season 2 premiere. Full details about the upcoming release including the high resolution cover art are ahead.
The Leftovers was conceived by Damon Lindelof of Lost fame and novelist Tom Perrotta. Though the series about a vanishing similar to that of the Rapture and those who survive aired on HBO, it was developed and produced by Warner Brothers and is the first WB series to ever air on the pay cable channel.
The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux (Mulholland Drive), Amy Brenneman (Private Practice), Christopher Eccelston (Thor: The Dark World), Liv Tyler (The Lord of the Rings films), Chris Zylka (The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Margaret Qualley (Palo Alto), Carrie Coon (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), Emily Meade (Gimme Shelter), Amanda Warren (The Closer), Ann Dowd »
Coming off of a seven-season run as the star of TNT’s “The Closer” in 2012, Kyra Sedgwick returned to television last season with a guest starring role on Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Sedgwick made her “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” debut as deputy chief Madeline Wunch in the second episode of the second season. A longtime rival of Andre Braugher‘s Captain Holt, Wunch set out to destroy the 99th precinct out of spite for having her sexual advances rejected by the gay captain. The dynamic between Wunch and Holt proved to be such a winner, that Sedgwick — originally signed on for just two episodes — went on. »
- Reid Nakamura
With credits as diverse as “American Horror Story” “Major Crimes,” “The Closer,” “Glee,” “Damages,” and “Rizzoli & Isles” to his credit, it’s difficult to imagine how composer James S. Levine can come up with so much fresh material every day. “I always approach what I do from a story place,” he says in our exclusive audio podcast (listen below). “I try to put myself in the world of the characters, and they feel very distinct for me, so knock wood, every day is a new day in our real world, so if I’m pretending to be a character in my show then every day is a new day. So I don’t get hung up on ‘what am I gonna come up with today?’ In essence, I think it’s just important to start fresh every day and let the material drive the new ideas. -Break- Watch dozens of »
As Season 3 of TNT’s Major Crimes drew to a close, Detective Julio Sanchez successively was ordered to take anger management classes and then apparently suspended, for whaling on the “Burning Man” killer in the finale.
When Season 4 opened, Julio was returning to duty, meeting some mixed reactions. And in tonight’s episode (airing at 9/8c), show boss James Duff has said that series vet Raymond Cruz delivers an “amazing” performance, as we finally get to the root of Sanchez’s issues.
RelatedMajor Crimes Season 4 Preview: Who Will Need Courage? Plus: An ‘Amazing’ Showcase for [Spoiler]
TVLine spoke with Cruz »
TNT’s ensemble crime show Major Crimes is back for a third season – including all 19 episodes along with fun bonus features. The series may have begun as a spin-off to The Closer, but now stands on its own thanks to its incredible cast and blend of crime procedural and comedy.The Major Crimes squad is led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and includes Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey, who steals almost every scene he is in); Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Tony Denison, who can give Bailey a run for his money); Lieutenant Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan); Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond […] »
- Patrick Luce
MyNetworkTV has added Kyra Sedgwick starrer The Closer to its Wednesday night primetime lineup and shifted AMC’s The Walking Dead to Tuesday nights for its second season on the programming service. Beginning September 30, The Closer will air back-to-back episodes from 8-10 Pm. The Walking Dead begins its new Tuesday night slot on September 29, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 Pm. Law & Order: Svu returns with back-to-back episodes each Monday night and the… »
In an exclusive interview with Flickering Myth, actor Wayne Bastrup discusses his role in the upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Terminator Genisys alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke. Bastrup, who has also featured in hit shows CSI: NY and The Mentalist, sat down with Senior Staff Writer Scott Davis about his acting, his hopes for the future and working alongside Mr. Universe…
Scott Davis: Terminator Genisys is arguably one of the most anticipated summer blockbusters this year – how did you become involved with the film? Did you have to go through an audition process for the role?
Wayne Bastrup: My wonderful manager was able to get me into the audition room. They were looking for an actor to play the younger (1984 version) of J.K. Simmons character. I remember when I read the breakdown and thought to myself, “Really? I look like J.K.?” It had never crossed my mind. He »
- Scott J. Davis
S.O.B. is D.O.A. at TNT.
RelatedTNT’s Superhero Titans Eye Possible Summer Start
The proposed Major Crimes spinoff centered around the S.O.B. (Special Operations Bureau) tactical unit and starring Jon Tenney and Walking Dead alum Laurie Holden (who has since joined NBC’s Chicago Med) is not moving forward, Turner Entertainment Networks CEO Kevin Reilly tells TVLine.
While lauding Major Crimes — which is itself of course an offshoot of the Kyra Sedgwick-fronted The Closer — as “such a valuable show for us,” Reilly said of S.O.B., “We’re not doing that. We’ve moved on. »
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just wrapped up its strong second season with its best episode of the year, dealing with Jake and Amy's awkward attraction for each other, Captain Holt trying to avoid being promoted out of the Nine-Nine by Chief Wuntch, and Boyle helping Diaz on her birthday. Rather than do a review, I reached out to "Brooklyn" co-creator and showrunner Dan Goor with some emailed questions about both the events of the finale and season 2 as a whole, coming up just as soon as I Don Johnson it... Did you know when you made the finale who the new captain would be? If not, do you know now, whether the specific performer or at least the type of character it is? And what are you comfortable saying? Dan Goor: We did not know who the new captain would be when we came up with the finale. We were really »
- Alan Sepinwall
The third season release of Major Crimes is hitting May 26th, and I’ve got your opportunity to win one of three copies of the DVD!
The show, a spin-off of The Closer, has been doing well since it premiered, and the third season was the #3 scripted drama on basic cable.
Moreover, despite not kicking off all that well, it’s a show that has grown into itself, and found a more solid base of existence. The quality has grown in many respects, and the cases were far more interesting in the third season.
Mary McDonnell seems more comfortable, due in large part to the writing giving her a broader base of character to work with.
If you aren’t caught up, now is the perfect chance to get ready for the fourth season.
Take a look at more info on the season, and enter to win your copy!
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- Marc Eastman
Having first made his name on TV with shows like "Oz" and "The Closer," Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons will soon return to the small screen for Starz's upcoming sci-fi espionage thriller drama series "Counterpart".
Simmons would play Howard Silk, a lowly cog in a bureaucratic Un agency who is turning the last corner of a life filled with regret. It's then he discovers the agency he works for is guarding a secret: a crossing to a parallel dimension. He also has a counterpart in that other dimension named 'Prime'.
No word on how many episodes will be ordered, but apparently there's plans to pick up the show for two seasons.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
As reported by our sister site Deadline, Simmons will star as Howard Silk, a longtime United Nations agency wonk who discovers the organization he works for is guarding a secret passageway to a parallel dimension — on the other side of which is his own counterpart, who is dubbed Howardternate Prime.
The project was created by Justin Marks »
Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s 1990s comic, Preacher focuses on Rev. Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas preacher who embarks on a journey to find God. Perkins will play Vyla Quinncannon, Jesse’s strong-willed mother who owns the local slaughterhouse.
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