Jimmy Smits Joins ‘Sons of Anarchy’

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 […]

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NBC Wins Nightly TV Ratings With New Sitcom

By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – NBC’s new “Up All Night,” starring Will Arnett and Christina Applegate as harried new parents, scored big for the network Wednesday, earning the top rating in the crucial 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary numbers. Ratings fell off significantly, however, for NBC’s other debut, “Free Agents.” “Up All Night,” […]

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What To Watch: Weekend

SERIES PREMIERE: ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska‘ (Sunday at 9pm on TLC) This new documentary series takes viewers into the country’s ‘final frontier’ through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens – Sarah Palin. In each episode, various family members join Sarah as she shares the state she knows and loves – from salmon fishing […]

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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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Cancellation Watch: 5 New Shows in Jeopardy

This hasn’t been the best of fall seasons. I knew going in that none of the pilots really ‘popped,’ but there’s always something to surprise you. Like ‘S#*! My Dad Says’ still being on the air, while ‘Lone Star’ is DOA. And Fox’s flop is hardly the only dud on the dial. ABC pulled the […]

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Second Canceled Show Of The Season: ‘My Generation’

Cue the song ‘Another One Bites The Dust.” Just two weeks into the new TV season, ABC has shelved ‘My Generation,’ a coming-of-age drama about a documentary crew catching up with a group of friends 10 years after having documented them as high school seniors. The show, which Miami Herald television critic Glenn Garvin called […]

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Friday Ratings: Who Won The Selleck-Smits Showdown?

CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods‘ copped top honors in the Nielsens for Friday night, drawing an impressive 12.8 million total viewers in its debut. The Tom Selleck-fronted drama about a family of law enforcement types also delivered the night’s best performance in the coveted 18-49 demo, with a 2.2 rating. In ‘CSI’ Ratings Duel, Taylor Swift Beats […]

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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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What To Watch: Wednesdsay

TOP PICK: ‘Survivor: Nicaragua‘ (8pm ET on CBS) **Season Premiere** ‘Survivor’ is back – on a new night with ‘Survivor: Nicaragua.’ The castaways are shocked to learn that they’ll be divided into tribes of older players versus younger players. The older tribe is especially surprised to learn that they’ll be teamed with former NFL Coach […]

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