Medical Investigation (2004–2005)
Created by Graham Yost
Produced by Nemo Films, Dreamworks Television, NBC Studios
Aired on NBC for 2 season (24 episodes) from September 29, 2002 – December 28, 2003
Donnie Wahlberg as Detective Joel Stevens
Neal McDonough as David McNorris
Mykelti Williamson as Detective Bobby ‘Fearless’ Smith
Gary Basaraba as Officer Ray Hechler
Nina Gabiras as Andrea Little
Lana Parrilla as Teresa Ortiz
Jason Gedrick as Officer Tom Turcotte
A crime procedural drama set in Los Angeles (sometimes called Boomtown) that is unlike any other show in it’s genre, in that within each episode a crime is investigated and told through the unique perspective of the individuals surrounding the felony, i.e. the criminals, the victims, the policemen, the detectives, the lawyers, the media etc. The story unravels as vignettes, with character title card chapters revealing that character’s side of the investigation. At best, the individual chapters serve as self
Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Peter Gallagher, Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Eion Bailey | Created by Chris Ord, Matt Corman
I’m a huge fan of the USA network, their slew of “Summer shows” are always a great mix of action and comedy – be it Psych, Burn Notice, Suits, White Collar or Covert Affairs, there’s always something interesting about the programmes they commission and many make the transition to the UK via one of the many satellite channels available. Dave had a huge hit with Suits, FX score big with Burn Notice and Really (one of the more obscure channels) managed to create a splash with Covert Affairs. After the huge success of season one, spy series Covert Affairs returns on DVD for a second season.
Starring Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo (Cheaper By The Dozen, Coyote Ugly), my favourite TV actor Christopher Gorham (Ugly Betty,
"We've laughed about how there really never could be enough security for Marie," the actress, who happily is much more laid back than her TV alter ego, tells Zap2it. "They've had a sniper watching the house to make sure everyone was safe, but Marie would be asking, 'What about Seal Team 6? Are they available? They should be here!' "
Brandt says she has grown very close to her co-stars while filming the series in New Mexico, so she's trying not to think about how they currently are moving into the home stretch before "Breaking Bad" ends next year. "It's also exciting because I'm having all these meetings about my next project," she adds. "I love working on 'Breaking Bad,
FremantleMedia Enterprises (Fme), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced it has acquired the rights to Universal Soldier, the hit movie franchise, rebooting it as a major new global television property. It will be written by Damian Kindler (Stargate, Sanctuary) and produced by FremantleMedia North America.
David Ellender, Global CEO, FremantleMedia Enterprises, said: “Universal Soldier is Fme’s first foray into the sci-fi action genre, further diversifying our growing drama portfolio and underlining our reputation as one of the industry’s leading developers, co-producers and distributors of globally popular, high-quality scripted content.”
Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten, who will executive produce the series, said: “We’ve long wanted to come
David Ellender, Global CEO, FremantleMedia Enterprises, said:
"Universal Soldier is Fme's first foray into the sci-fi action genre, further diversifying our growing drama portfolio and underlining our reputation as one of the industry's leading developers, co-producers and distributors of globally popular, high-quality scripted content."
Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten, who will executive produce the series, said:
"We've long wanted to come up with a bold new way of updating Universal Soldier. We're thrilled to team up with FremantleMedia and are sure that the millions of fans who loved the movie will now welcome it into their living rooms."
In 2002/2003, American Dreams was the only new show that worked, all the other were cancelled : sitcoms In-Laws (15 episodes), Ausa (12 episodes, 4 unaired) and Hidden Hills (18 episodes, 5 unaired), and dramas Kingpin (6 episodes) and Minister Sterling (10 episodes). Both Boomtown and Good Morning Miami were renewed for a second season scheduled for 2003/2004 but halfway through it, they were both cancelled, they ended in December 2003.
During the 2003/2004 season, Las Vegas was the only successful new series, the others were axed : dramas Miss Match (18 episodes, 7 unaired) and The Lyon's Den (13 episodes,
The newest offering from AMC is 'Rubicon' -- created by Jason Horwitch ('Medical Investigation,' 'The Pentagon Papers') and starring James Badge Dale ('The Pacific,' '24') -- which is currently in its first season (Sundays 9P/8C).
The conspiracy thriller-type series has a lot to live up to, with critically-acclaimed shows like 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' on the same network, but looks to hold its own.
And we've got a fun, espionage-themed giveaway for new fans of the show. Check out the prizes below, then see how you can enter for a chance to win.
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Although, despite critical and ratings difficulties, I did rather enjoy the goofball antics of Harper’s Island. Well, until we found out the real story, and things got downright silly (the pretty obvious secret to the show is that the killer is the only person the show never tried to convince me might be the killer).
At any rate, I’ve always enjoyed his work,
"I got an email from one of our producers," he tells Zap2it, calling in from the show's Toronto location. "If I'd been on Twitter [as @Chris_Gorham], I'm sure I would have found out first through there, because that's where I usually find out the information on our ratings, before I hear from the producers or the network."
A veteran of several primetime shows -- including "Popular," Odyssey 5," "Jake 2.0," "Medical Investigation," "Out of Practice," "Harper's Island" and "Ugly Betty" -- Gorham has a theory why his latest show was picked up after only having premiered on July 13.
"The show has been reviewed so well, first of all, that even before we aired, we had value for the network," he says. "Because we backed it
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Q: Remember the old expression that after a nuclear holocaust, the only thing living will be cockroaches and Cher? I think we can also add Ugly Betty hottie Christopher Gorham (“Henry”) to their ranks. How many series has been in now? – Blue, Milwaukee, Mi
A: By my count, at least eight: Popular, Odyssey 5, Jake 2.0, Medical Investigation, Ugly Betty, Harper’s Island, and a new show, Covert Affairs, running right now on the USA Network. And this doesn’t include his multiple-episode gigs on Party of Five and Felicity.
What the secret to his success? He doesn’t have a clue, but he is
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