Michael Chiklis Plays ‘No Ordinary’ Superhero

BY: Frazier Moore NEW YORK – The story has often been told, how Michael Chiklis reinvented himself from the schlubby suburban flatfoot of his early-1990s drama ‘The Commish’ to a ferocious rogue cop on ‘The Shield.’ Chiklis won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his performance in ‘The Shield.’ It seemed Detective Vic Mackey […]

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Scoop! ‘Shield’ Alum Cast As ‘Law & Order: LA’ Legal Eagle

Catherine Dent, who on ‘The Shield‘ played Officer Danni Sofer, is trying her hand at the other side of the criminal justice system with a role on NBC’s new ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles.’ ‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ Casts Its First Females Dent will guest-star in an early episode of the new NBC series […]

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‘Sons of Anarchy’: 5 Things To Know About Season 3

FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ is promising mucho alpha-male biker intensity when its third season premieres Monday, September 7, at 10/9c. In a nutshell, a vengeful Jax (Charlie Hunnam) is on the hunt for his kidnapped son, while his long-suffering mother, Gemma (Katey Segal), deals with family issues alone, on the run after being framed for […]

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‘Shield’ Creator: ‘Lost’ Bosses Should Be ‘Very Happy’ With Finale

Shawn Ryan, whose ‘The Shield‘ has often been held up this week as a gold standard for series finales, tells Fancast that ‘Lost‘s showrunners “should be very, very happy” with the way they wrapped up their show. “I have a feeling that Carlton [Cuse] and Damon [Lindelof] were ultimately pleased with what they did,” Ryan […]

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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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The Drama Club: ‘Justified’ Breaks FX Mold With Likable Progtagonist

FX has carved out a niche as the cable network for shows about immoral protagonists.  Building on the cable drama convention of the lawless anti-hero with a few redeeming qualities that began with HBO’s ‘The Sopranos,’ the network gave us shows about womanizing plastic surgeons (‘Nip/Tuck’), a cop who breaks the law (‘The Shield‘), an […]

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‘Lost,’ ‘Idol’ and Ozzy Among Decade’s TV Top 10

(AP) By FRAZIER MOORE and LYNN ELBER AP Television Writers Mostly excellent, all of them memorable, here are the decade’s Top 10 television achievements as tapped by the TV writers of The Associated Press. In no particular order, they are: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (premiered October 2000) and the franchise it inspired. This drama was […]

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