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Fox's Gang Related Shows the Bad Side of Good Guys and the Heroic Side of Villains

Ramon Rodriguez

Fox's upcoming drama Gang Related is out to break down stereotypes.

The series, from the Fast and the Furious franchise scribe Chris Morgan, follows members of the Los Angeles Police Department's elite gang task force as they take on the area's most dangerous gangs. The Wire'sRamon Rodriguez stars in the ensemble as Ryan Lopez, a cop who has risen in the ranks without his team knowing that he's also strongly tied to one of the city's toughest gang led by Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis). With the clan he's grown up with on one side and his police squad on the other, Ryan constantly finds himself torn between what's right and wrong and where he ultimately belongs.

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Fox Picks Up Almost Human, Gang Related, Rake and Sleepy Hollow

Karl Urban, Michael Ealy

Fox has given series orders to dramas Almost Human, Gang Related, Rake and Sleepy Hollow, TVGuide.com has learned.

Almost Human, from Fringe's J.H. Wyman, is an action-packed buddy drama  show set 35 years in the future in which... read more

How Missing Follows The 5 Rules of All Ashley Judd Thrillers

Ashley Judd

Ashley Judd has returned to her butt-kicking ways, but this time she's going to do it every week on TV. When ABC's new drama Missing premieres Thursday (8/7c), viewers will encounter the actress in a role that will seem familiar to fans of her big-screen thrillers, including Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, High Crimes and Twisted. In a sense, they helped pave the way for Judd to play Missing's Becca Winstone, a florist and former CIA agent whose teenage son Michael (Nick Eversman) goes missing in Italy. (OK, so it also borrows a lot from Liam Neeson's Taken.)

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Body of Proof: 6 Things You Need to Know About the New Season

Body Of Proof

A new member of the team! A new man in her life! For Body of Proof's prickly protagonist Megan Hunt (Dana Delany), learning that her boss is dating her ex-husband in the Season 1 finale was just the tip of the iceberg. Here are six things you need to know for the new season:

6. There's a new girl in town: Season 2 will introduce a new employee, Dani (Nathalie Kelley), who drives the van for the medical examiner's office. "I think they did a great job [casting] because what you notice is the people who work in the morgue are not what you'd expect," Delany tells TVGuide.com. "They're often covered in tattoos and kind of hip, groovy, interesting people that work in a morgue, and that's what... read more

Trauma's Cliff Curtis Joins Ashley Judd Drama Missing

Cliff Curtis

Cliff Curtis has been tapped to star opposite Ashley Judd in ABC's upcoming drama Missing, Deadline reports.

ABC finds Missing piece with Ashley Judd

The series follows former CIA agent Becca Winstone (Judd), who travels to Europe to find her son after he disappears in Italy while abroad for an internship. Curtis will play the director of a CIA branch in London who risks his career to help Becca in her search.

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Five Questions with Body of Proof's Dana Delany

Dana Delany

Dana Delany is returning to ABC with Body of Proof, where she works on dead people. After a car accident hinders her ability to operate, Dr. Megan Hunt is forced to start a new career as a coroner. Delany dishes on the new medical series, which felt like home for the China Beach alum. Plus, find out if Nathan Fillion will make his way to her new show.

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5. What makes this series stand out?
Delany: We do have... read more

Cheers & Jeers: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Scott Patterson and Sarah Roemer

Jeers to NBC for airing The Event despite troubling parallels to tragic real-life events.

 

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As news continued to break of a potential nuclear catastrophe in Japan, the network's ill-fated sci-fi series unveiled an episode that invoked containment domes, fallout zones and a possible meltdown at a nuclear power plant. It seems the aliens use uranium to create portals to bring in more of their own, which was the real reason behind the Chernobyl disaster (there was even a deformed alien survivor of the 1986 calamity in the Ukraine). President Martinez (Blair Underwood) juggled a visit from the Japanese prime minister with the decision to remove uranium rods from a nuclear facility ...
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Trauma's Cliff Curtis: "Playing the Macho Guy Starts to Implode"

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After a three-month hiatus — near cancellation — NBC's Trauma is back (Monday at 9/8c) and creator Dario Scardapane promises a much different show. Star Cliff Curtis, who plays Reuben "Rabbit" Palchuk, told TVGuide.com how the next 10 episodes will dig deeper into the characters' development and what we'll learn about Rabbit's past as well as his future with co-worker, and new love interest, Nancy (Anastasia Griffith).

TVGuide.com: How will this half of the season be different from the first half?
Cliff Curtis: The first had a very big concept that involved a lot of action and extreme circumstances with explosions. As a format it didn't leave much time per episode for getting to know the characters. The next 10 episodes we go...

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Trauma's Cliff Curtis Discusses the "Most Fun Character" He's Ever Played

Cliff Curtis

On-screen, he's the tough- and quick-talking flight medic Rabbit, but in real life, Cliff Curtis is a veteran film actor from New Zealand, whose role on NBC's Trauma (Mondays, 9/8c) is "the most fun character" he's ever played. Curtis hinted to TVGuide.com what's really going on in Rabbit's head, who he should hook up with and why this was the first TV role to steal him away from the big screen.

TVGuide.com: As a film guy, what drew you to TV?
Curtis: I really liked Rabbit — he's the most fun character I've ever played. He's got endless possibility, he's heroic, he's a bit of a goofball, [he's] masculine, but the journey is that he's probably going to reconstruct that whole thing that he's got going on. This is a character I've not had the opportunity to play in film, so I thought, I'm going to go for it. [And] I thought, I can get into this. There's enough action, enough boy stuff. Once we get to know the characters and set up who they are, we can delve into the story lines as well. Rather than just being about an incident, you start to wonder what's going to happen next.

TVGuide.com: The Oct. 19 episode briefly touched on your character Rabbit having post-traumatic stress disorder. Will that story line be developed further?
Cliff Curtis: Oh yeah, Rabbit's whole bag of tricks is that he doesn't want to deal with that whole side of life. [He wants to] have fun, be masculine and look cool in his Ray-Bans with his big blue...

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Pilot News: Jamey Sheridan, Derek Luke Experience Trauma

Jamey Sheridan, Derek Luke

Derek Luke, a breakout young film star as Antwone Fisher, has sewn up a starring role in Trauma, an NBC pilot about a team of EMTs. 

Also signing on for the procedural is Kevin Rankin (Friday Night Lights). Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Cliff Curtis ... read more

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