James Olmos Joins ‘Dexter’ Cast

By Philiana Ng LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Oscar-nominated Edward James Olmos, known to television viewers for playing William Adama in Syfy’s “Battlestar Galactica,” has joined the cast of Showtime’s “Dexter.” The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor will play a brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies. Olmos joins recently announced guest stars Colin Hanks and […]

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Jimmy Smits Returns in High-Profile NBC Pilot

Who else think it’s time for Jimmy Smits’ bad luck TV streak to end? Well, his latest TV project–yep, he’s back–gives us a lot to be optimistic about and could be the charm. Smits has signed on to star as Los Angeles Mayor Alfonso Morales in Stephen Gaghan‘s drama pilot (formerly known as “S.I.L.A.”) for […]

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NBC Officially Cancels the Jimmy Smits Series ‘Outlaw’

UPDATE: It’s official: NBC has canceled the struggling Jimmy Smits series ‘Outlaw.’ After putting the legal drama on production hiatus last week, the network was waiting to see how it performed in its next outing. Friday night’s episode drew just drew 4.2 million viewers, down another 11% from the previous week, putting the final nail […]

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Edward James Olmos on ‘Hispanic Heritage Month’ On Demand

This month is Hispanic Heritage Month on Comcast On Demand, featuring a collection of films focusing on the Latino culture, including El Cantante, The Sea Inside, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Pan’s Labyrinth and Selena, starring Jennifer Lopez as the singing superstar whose amazing life was tragically cut short and Edward James Olmos […]

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Is Jimmy Smits’ Reputation Enough To Save NBC’s ‘Outlaw’?

NBC’s ‘Outlaw,’ which gets a sneak preview Wednesday at 10/9c before settling into its Fridays-at-10 slot, is not without its problems. There, we said it. Even the show’s bosses acknowledge that the premise – a Supreme Court justice (played by ‘L.A. Law’ and ‘NYPD Blue’ alum Jimmy Smits), fed up with kowtowing to political agendas, […]

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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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John Lithgow Joins ‘Dexter’

Showtime has announced that John Lithgow will be joining ‘Dexter‘ as a suburban ne’er do-well for season four of the series. Lighgow will portray Walter Simmonds, dubbed the “Trinity Killer” because he kills in threes. But the notorious murderer’s double life as a suburbanite will make him a difficult target for Dexter, who also “becomes […]

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