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NBC Buys Medical Drama From ‘Body Of Proof’ Creator Chris Murphey & Timberman/Beverly

Body of Proof creator Chris Murphey has re-teamed with his medical consultant on the cult ABC series, pathologist Dr. Kristen Vandewalker, for a character-driven medical drama, which has been set up at NBC for development. It hails from Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman’s Timberman/Beverly Productions and CBS Television Studios, where the company is based. Written by Murphey, the drama centers on the Medical Investigation Crime Unit, led by dynamic pathologist Dr. Kim…
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TV that Home Video Forgot : Boomtown (2002)

Boomtown

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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

Cast

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

Show Premise

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
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Band of Brothers – Where are they now?

Twelve years ago, HBO put to screen a miniseries that was one part Television event, one part historical drama, which had the considerable backing of executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks and the hype of being something of a spiritual successor to their highly acclaimed war film Saving Private Ryan. Through ten one hour long episodes, essentially using TV as a medium to explore a vast and epic journey through the Second World War that would simply be impossible to map on the big screen, and with Stephen E Ambrose’s critically acclaimed non-fiction book as source material and a huge cast representing a collective of real world heroes, one of the most ambitious storytelling exercises the small screen has ever mounted was brought to life. The result was much fanfare, both critically and among the masses, a recurring trope that continues to this day, and the fledgling start
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DVD Review: Covert Affairs – Season Two

Covert Affairs: Season Two

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,
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'Breaking Bad' and 'Magic Mike': Betsy Brandt's 'parents are relieved that my clothes stay on'

She'd walk though fire to help her extended family, but Marie Schrader is stressed to the max by the violence surrounding her, Betsy Brandt says of her character on AMC's Emmy-winning "Breaking Bad."

"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,
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Marc Buckland Sells Comedy, Drama Projects To NBC

Exclusive: Director-producer Marc Buckland has sold two projects to NBC, comedy Rip and drama State Of Mind. Both hail from Universal Television where Buckland is under a two-year development deal. He most recently directed the pilot for NBC’s new drama Grimm, which got off to a strong start last Friday. In his pilot writing debut, Buckland will pen and direct the single-camera comedy Rip, about a reluctant angel. A “Kindness Guru” who happens to be an asshole dies and in order to get to heaven is forced to return to earth and help people with the help of his simple minded brother.‬ ‪Buckland is executive producing with Nina Wass. Buckland’s directing duties on an NBC single-camera comedy pilot, that for the network’s series My Name Is Earl, earned him an Emmy Award. Drama State Of Mind, which will be written by Daniel Arkin (Kyle Xy), centers on
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Van Damme’s Universal Soldier Coming To The Small Screen

Comingsoon.net have published online a press release from FremantleMedia that announces the greenlight for both a TV reboot of Universal Soldier and a TV show named Blood & Treasure from the creator behind the National Treasure franchise.

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
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Universal Soldier TV Series in Development

Universal Soldier TV Series in Development
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 Sg-1, 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 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."

FremantleMedia Enterprises,
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Fremantle Reboots ‘Universal Soldier’; Hires ‘National Treasure’ Creator To Pen Treasure Caper TV Series

Mipcom: Those of you who cheered when Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren went mano-a-mano in Roland Emmerich’s 1992 sci-flick Universal Soldier will be pleased to know that it is being rebooted as a TV series. Damian Kindler (Stargate, Sanctuary) is writing the show, which will be produced by FremantleMedia North America, the U.S. arm of the London-based TV producer. Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten, who produced the original movie, will be executive producers. Shapiro is currently chairman of TV Guide Network and was a founder of Mosaic Media Group, while Baumgarten’s movie credits include Hook and Shattered Glass. Baumgarten has a long track record as a studio executive including stints at Paramount, Columbia, Fox and Lorimar. Meanwhile, Fremantle has hired Charles Segars, creator and exec producer of both National Treasure movies, to create Blood & Treasure (working title), a TV drama series about two brothers who go around
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Fremantle Reboots ‘Universal Soldier’; Hires ‘National Treasure’ Creator To Pen Treasure Caper TV Series

Mipcom: Those of you who cheered when Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren went mano-a-mano in Roland Emmerich’s 1992 sci-flick Universal Soldier will be pleased to know that it is being rebooted as a TV series. Damian Kindler (Stargate, Sanctuary) is writing the show, which will be produced by FremantleMedia North America, the U.S. arm of the London-based TV producer. Allen Shapiro and Craig Baumgarten, who produced the original movie, will be executive producers. Shapiro is currently chairman of TV Guide Network and was a founder of Mosaic Media Group, while Baumgarten’s movie credits include Hook and Shattered Glass. Baumgarten has a long track record as a studio executive including stints at Paramount, Columbia, Fox and Lorimar. Meanwhile, Fremantle has hired Charles Segars, creator and exec producer of both National Treasure movies, to create Blood & Treasure (working title), a TV drama series about two brothers who go around
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NBC - The story of a downfall

10 years ago, NBC programs ranked among the most watched on television. In 2001/2002, the peacock had launched successful new series such as Law & Order : Criminal Intent, Crossing Jordan and Scrubs, not knowing that in the following 4 years, they would produce only 5 successful new shows while countless failed, prefiguring the crisis they're into since 2007, a crisis they don't seem to be able to get out of.

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,
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Emmy-Winning Directors Back On Pilot Duty

Richard Shepard, who won an Emmy for directing the pilot of ABC's Ugly Betty, has come on board to direct another hourlong pilot with a female lead, CBS' Ringer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Ringer, written on spec by Eric Charmelo & Nicole Snyder, centers on a troubled young woman (Gellar) who, while on the run from the mob, hides out by inhabiting the life of her wealthy twin sister. Shepard's gig on Ringer stems from his overall deal at CBS TV Studios, which produces the pilot. This is Wme-repped Shepard's second pilot this season; he also directed CW's Danni Lowinski. Shepard previously helmed the pilots for CBS' Criminal Minds and its upcoming spinoff Criminal Behavior. Marc Buckland, who won an Emmy for directing the pilot for NBC's My Name Is Earl, is back at NBC as director of the drama pilot Grimm. Created by David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf, it is
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'Rubicon' Spy-Themed Giveaway

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'Rubicon' Spy-Themed Giveaway
Filed under: Contests and Giveaways, Fall TV

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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'Battlestar Galactica' producer Ronald D. Moore working on a magic-themed police procedural for NBC

'Battlestar Galactica' producer Ronald D. Moore working on a magic-themed police procedural for NBC
Ronald D. Moore’s geek cred runs deep. He co-wrote the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He spat in the face of Star Trek: Voyager. Most important for humanity, he partnered with David Eick on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, about which all you really have to know is that it made the word “Frak” sound cool. For BSG, Moore recorded an essential series of episode commentaries that are about as good as podcasts get — digressive, friendly, and irreverent. (On the commentaries, Moore always makes a point of noting what
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'Covert Affairs' - 'Communication Breakdown': Blind man's buff

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A quick review of tonight's "Covert Affairs" coming up just as soon as you rate this blog for enjoyment on a scale of 1 to 8... Christopher Gorham has been very likable on a lot of TV shows I didn't much like ("Popular," "Out of Practice," "Medical Investigation") or that I quickly lost interest in ("Ugly Betty," "Jake 2.0"), so I've been pleased to see him playing a central role on a show I quite enjoy, even on the superficial level "Covert Affairs" is working for me so far. But Gorham's big shirtless spotlight episode didn't do a whole lot for...
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Getting to Know Covert Affairs' Christopher Gorham

Auggie Anderson — the girl-crazy CIA agent on USA's new spy-games hit Covert Affairs (Tuesdays, 10/9c, USA)— may be blind, but TV fans sure have gotten an eyeful of the actor who plays him. In the past six years, Christopher Gorham has starred in as many series — some successful, some not so much. He was the titular human computer in Jake 2.0, the black sheep in a family of docs in the short-lived sitcom Out of Practice, a young M.D. in Medical Investigation and the secret killer on Harper's Island. But most famously, he romanced one Betty Suarez ...

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Covert Affairs “Communication Breakdown” Review

I’ve long been a Chris Gorham fan, even though I’m not particularly sure why. I mean even back as far as Popular and Odyssey 5, two shows I didn’t actually like, but for some reason liked Chris in (we’re tight like that). I didn’t love Jake 2.0, or Medical Investigation either, and thus the story just keeps getting stranger. I can’t think of another actor that I equally look forward to, who has never been on a show that I particularly enjoyed.

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,
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'Covert Affairs' Christopher Gorham on pick-ups and six packs

On Thursday, Aug. 19, Christopher Gorham got a late birthday present -- he was born Aug. 14 -- when USA Network renewed his freshman spy-caper drama "Covert Affairs."

"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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The Mysteries of Female Ejaculation Explained | Pajiba Dirty Talk

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Two things before I get to the meat (heh) of this week's column. First of all, I'd like to thank you all for being so civil and thoughtful in the comments to these posts, last week's especially. Secondly, for those of you who can't get enough sex talk, I've started a twitter account where I can link to and comment on all the random bits of sex-related news out there that I don't have time to write about here. You should check it out - if nothing else I promise it's worth it for the seriously awesome background image. Now back to the fun stuff.

Several of you have expressed curiosity about the phenomenon of female ejaculation - what is it, where does it come from, and why do only some women seem to experience it? The answer to all those questions turns out to be: nobody's sure, but a
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Ask the Flying Monkey: Is the World Unfair to Gay Conservatives?

This week: Actors who got their start playing gay, period films, and jokes about gay Republicans. Plus, “Ugly Betty” hottie Christopher Gorham speaks!

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Contact me here (and be sure and include your city and state and/or country!)

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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