When looking back on the legacy of LGBT characters in series, the first shows what come to mind are “Will & Grace” or “Queer as Folk” but what about “NYPD Blue” and, even further back, “Doogie Howser, MD?” Those latter two series have one thing in common – executive producer Steven Bochco, who put his […]
Separate reports have producer/writer David Milch developing two different series for HBO. Latest details …
The Supreme Court unanimously threw out fines and sanctions Thursday against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television.
Police say a former television screenwriter was arrested after punching his poodle in the face so hard that it died of a brain injury.
Jimmy Smits is heading for outlaw territory. Former “NYPD Blue” star Smits has signed on for a season-long arc on FX’s biker drama “Sons of Anarchy.” Smits will play Neron “Nero” Padilla, a gang member who ends up mentoring newly installed SAMCRO president Jackson “Jax” Teller. Smits recently starred as Supreme Court justice-turned-private attorney Cyrus […]
In colorful give and take, the Supreme Court debated whether policing curse words and nudity on broadcast television makes sense in the cable era, one justice suggesting the policy is fast becoming moot as broadcast TV heads the way of “vinyl records and 8-track tapes.”
Two TV titans who broke the laws of television in the ’90s are reuniting for a new series at NBC, TV Guide reports. “NYPD Blue” producers Steven Bochco and David Milch are joining forces for a legal drama to be set in D.C. that follows the exploits of a “rainmaker lawyer” with a dark secret. […]
An Idaho teen anonymously brags about “losing his V card,” adding, “it was great, but had to leave the b-tch after.” A Kansan claims, “after waking up in my friends dorm who is a guy, I found pictures from the night before… threesome.” A Facebook app disingenuously warns that it is only for people over […]
A court decision concerning an “indecency” case brought against “NYPD Blue” illustrates the problems that arise whenever the Federal Communications Commission tries to enforce its rules governing what’s acceptable or unacceptable to show on broadcast television. The fines the FCC tries to impose are almost always overturned on appeal, as in this case, where a […]
Should TV networks have to pay a fine every time some celeb blurts out a curse word on live TV? A New York appeals court didn’t think so. In a decision this week, the court struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition against so-called “fleeting expletives” such as the ones uttered by Cher at the […]