Shawn Ryan Cracks the ‘Code’ to Cop Dramas

For seven seasons on his FX drama “The Shield,” creator Shawn Ryan depicted crooked, rule-breaking police officers in the Los Angeles Police Department that, not surprisingly, the real LAPD wanted nothing do with. With his new Fox series “The Chicago Code,” Ryan is again telling stories of corruption, but this time he has the backing […]

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Many Are Called For, But Few TV Pilots Are Chosen

By FRAZIER MOORE AP Television Writer NEWTON, Mass. — Turreted and stately, the house on a quiet street in Newton had been vacant for a while. But for a few days last month, its “For Sale” signs went away. Trucks, trailers, crews and actors converged along Lake Avenue after fliers in every neighbor’s mailbox gave […]

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Showtime Cancels ‘Brotherhood’

‘Brotherhood‘ gets whacked. The chances for renewal were slim, and now it’s official: Showtime has canceled the Irish mob series ‘Brotherhood’ after three seasons, according to E! Set and shot entirely in Providence, R.I., the crime drama, starrring Jason Isaacs and Jason Clarke as brothers on opposite ends of the law, was well received by […]

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