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In fact, the disabled community views the casting choice as an offensive one.
"This would be like being in the '50s and having a white guy do blackface, at this point," "Sons of Anarchy" star Kurt Yaeger -- who lost his left leg after a motorcycle accident -- told The Wrap. "You need to start having disabled people playing disabled characters. Period."
However, some are applauding NBC for putting a character in a wheelchair and a character with Parkinson's ("The Michael J. Fox Show") at the forefront of its upcoming series. "NBC is putting two shows on air that feature characters with physical limitations, moving a kind of character who’s often relegated to supporting roles -- and who’s often there »
- Leigh Weingus
The story focuses Eamon (Hedlund) as he and his two oldest friends Angel and Quan (Kebbell and Ahmed) try to build a criminal empire in a contemporary Chicago where he feels crime might be the most honest job around. [Source: Deadline]
McCallany will play a street-smart U.S. Marshal charged with the custody of Hemsworth’s character. Shooting begins this month in China. [Source: Deadline]
- Garth Franklin
• Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in a reboot of The Toxic Avenger to play the Exterminator, who helps the Toxic Avenger (a weak kid who has an unfortunate accident at a toxic chemicals plant) learn to use his newfound powers for good. So, they team up to take on the evil polluters. Writer and director Steve Pink (Hot Tub Time Machine) is leading the adaptation, and Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz (directors of the 1984 cult classic) will serve as executive producers. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Take a look at a complete preview of the shows coming your way, and mark your calendars. It looks good for NBC this year, and while I’m not sure all of these look like winners, I think you’ll find at least a couple that you’re really going to like.
Blacklist – Fall
The Blacklist — (Photo by: NBC)
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.”
Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: he will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, »
- Marc Eastman
The "Office" alum and longtime "Boston Legal" star returns to the spotlight on the Peacock network and this time, instead of upholding the law (albeit via blackmail, bribery and the like), he's breaking it. In NBC's upcoming series "The Blacklist," Spader stars as Raymond “Red” Reddington, the most wanted man in the world.
Check out Spader and his devilish ways below in NBC's new four-minute trailer for "The Blacklist", as well as two new preview clips, and scroll down for more previews and official descriptions of the new series on NBC's 2013-2014 schedule: the “Ironside" remake starring Blair Underwood, the new Mike O'Malley comedy "Welcome To The Family," Sean Hayes' return to sitcoms with "Sean Saves The World," and, of course, the highly-anticipated "Michael J. Fox Show."
"The Blacklist," Mondays at 10 p.m. Et
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, »
- Jaimie Etkin
Chicago – When you’re in as much of a ratings struggle as NBC, it makes sense to shake things up and that’s exactly what they’re doing in the Fall with a new show or an old show in a new time every single night of the week. “Chicago Fire,” “Revolution,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “Parenthood” are moving. “Community” is being held until a midseason, 13-episode run. No decision yet made on “Celebrity Apprentice” or “Hannibal,” which isn’t that surprising as they are mid-season shows anyway although it shouldn’t give fans of either program confidence as NBC announced a midseason schedule as well and they’re not on it. Anything could still happen with either program however and they could be held as replacements for shows that fail. That may be the best shot for “Hannibal” fans now. The best new show on the »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The reboot centers on Underwood as Robert T. Ironside (originated by Raymond Burr), a tough, sexy but acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting. In addition to Underwood, NBC's "Ironside" remake stars Spencer Grammer ("Greek"), Brent Sexton ("The Killing"), Pablo Schreiber ("Lights Out"), Neal Bledsoe and Kenneth Choi. Michael Caleo of "The Sopranos" wrote and executive produced the "Ironside" pilot for NBC.
The network also picked up "Undateable," from "Cougar Town" creator Bill Lawrence. "Undateable" stars Chris D'Elia (who is now free after NBC canceled "Whitney" on Thursday) as "confident slacker" Danny Beeman who takes Justin (comedian Brent Morin) on as a roommate. Since Danny sees himself as "the ultimate player," he decides to help Justin's group of "romantically challenged" friends.
In addition, NBC ordered the "Chicago Fire" spinoff, »
- Jaimie Etkin
Laffer “Undateable” marks the Peacock’s fifth new comedy series. “Ironside” (pictured) is a remake of the 1970s series, starring Blair Underwood as the wheelchair-bound gumshoe originally played by Raymond Burr.
Peacock unveils its new sked to advertisers in Gotham on Monday.
Here are the descriptions:
When confident slacker Danny Beeman (Chris D’Elia, “Whitney,” ”Glory Daze”) takes Justin »
- Cynthia Littleton
The Tribeca Film Festival have announced the juries for each category of competition. A host of actors, directors and journalists have been selected that include Evan Rachel Wood, Paul Haggis, Josh Radnor, Eva Longoria and Bryce Dallas Howard.
The members selected will be judging the films that fall within their respective categories, and you can check out the list below. Make sure to check back with us for all the latest from Tribeca including reviews, interviews and more! The festival runs from April 17th – April 28th in New York City.
World Competition Categories
The jurors for the 2013 World Narrative Competition are:
Kenny Lonergan: Academy Award®-nominated playwright, filmmaker and screenwriter. Credits include You Can Count On Me,Gangs of New York, and Margaret. His stage credits include Lobby Hero, The Waverly Gallery and This is Our Youth. He is a member of the Naked Angels Theater Company in New York. »
- Damen Norton
As we’ve been reporting, Syfy had its Upfront presentation to potential advertisers Wednesday night, and they spent yesterday issuing press releases. It’s a good thing they held the event at a pier, as there is a boatload of information included in the summary press release below. We made sure to get it posted before the weekend, since it will take you the entire weekend to absorb it all.
Some of it is information we’ve already posted, like the Ringworld and Childhood’s End development and the High Moon pilot production, some of it we posted about fairly recently, like Ronald D. Moore‘s Helix, some of it we haven’t heard about in quite some time, like Orion, Proof, and Dominion, and some, like the nonscripted shows, the anthology, and some of the projects announced, are news to us.
You’ll also see ratings info and other »
- Erin Willard
The Tribeca Film Festival announced today that it has selected 42 jurors for this year’s festival. The jurors include members of the filmmaking community — including Bryce Dallas Howard, Whoopi Goldberg, Paul Haggis, Taraji P. Henson, Kenneth Lonergan, Eva Longoria, Josh Radnor, and Evan Rachel Wood — as well as policy makers and entertainment business leaders.
According to a press release, the seven juries will award $180,000 in cash and prizes during the Festival (April 17-28). Tribeca All Access (Taa) Creative Promise Awards will award an additional $20,000 — $10,000 for narrative and $10,000 for documentary. All winners will also receive a work of original art by »
- Lanford Beard
Related | Pilots 2013: Your Guide to This Fall’s (Possible) Newcomers and Who’s Starring In Them
Per our sister site Deadline….
* With 666 Park Avenue’s number veritably up, O’Quinn has replaced Tom Berenger on Fox’s Gang Related drama, playing the tough police chief who oversees the Gang Task Force. Berenger and the project parted ways after the first table read.
- Matt Webb Mitovich
So what can viewers expect from his character, the celebrity-obsessed Detective Joe Diaco? McCallany sat down with HuffPost TV during a set visit to talk Joe, action scenes and more.
Let's talk about your character, Detective Joe Diaco. What can you tell me about him?
My character is a cop and a hustler, and he tries to supplement his income as a police officer in any way he can. He's also obsessed with celebrity culture, so he reads the gossip magazines and tries to keep abreast of what all the movie actors, fashion designers and reality stars are doing. There's a part of him that wishes he could cross over into that other world where the beautiful people live, »
- Leigh Weingus
CBS’ Golden Boy reported for duty on Tuesday night — but did you find this slight wrinkle on the cop show procedural arresting enough to keep tuning in?
Executive-produced by Greg Berlanti (Jack & Bobby) and Nicholas Wootton (NYPD Blue), Golden Boy stars Theo James (Downton Abbey) as Walter William Clark, Jr., the youngest police commissioner in New York City history. Framed by scenes set seven years into the future, Clark reflects — here to a reporter, another time to his driver, etc. — on his rapid rise from beat cop, starting with his tricky-to-navigate first days as a homicide detective.
In his new gig, »
- Team TVLine
The 2013 incarnation of the Sundance Film Festival came to a close over the past weekend, giving film fans and critics the first look at numerous anticipated feature films from a slew of directors, writers, and actors, some of whom even pull double duty both in front of and behind the camera. Over the nearly 10-day festival, numerous films were snapped up by distributors, ensuring that the public who was unable to make it to Sundance will get an opportunity to see it at some point. There were more than a few films, however, that did not get picked up by distributors, leaving their fate in limbo, despite looking quite promising. Here are ten films in the latter category that we are still excited and hopeful to see someday.
Note: Not having seen any of these features, this list is in no order other than alphabetical.
Ben Karlin, who has »
- Deepayan Sengupta
When and Where: Mondays at 10 on NBC, beginning January 7th
What’s the deal: The mysterious death of a childhood friend, who also happens to be a modern-day wealthy socialite, causes Detective Joanna Locasto, played by Californication’s Meagan Good (Think Like a Man, Saw V) to go back undercover as a guest of the family she grew up with, as a servant’s daughter, to find out the truth. The cast for this includes Alias’ Victor Garber, The O.C. and Damages’ Tate Donovan, and Breakout Kings’ Laz Alonso. This series replaces the apocalyptic drama Revolution on NBC’s schedule during the latter’s extended hiatus and is created by Liz Heldens, who wrote for Friday Night Lights as well as the Us version of Prime Suspect.
When and Where: Thursdays at 9:30 on NBC, beginning January 10th
What’s the deal: This traditional sitcom follows a dysfunctional family, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
16 items from 2013
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