TV Guide Magazine caught up with Forest Whitaker on the set of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, the CBS spin-off debuting February 16 in which he stars as FBI Agent Sam Cooper. He was happy to talk about his new procedural and also about Brick City, the Peabody Award-winning reality show that he produces about the struggles of Newark, New Jersey and its mayor Cory Booker. The riveting series — a sort of nonfiction version of The Wire — returns for Season 2 on February 6. (Sundance Channel, 8/7c)
Sundance Channel's 2010-11 lineup will include more Brick City, some fashionable new reality shows and the network's first foray into scripted programming.
Carlos, a three-part miniseries about terrorist Carlos the Jackal, will kick off Sundance's slate of scripted series this fall. Edgar Ramirez (Che, Domino) stars as Carlos, who's currently serving a life sentence for the killings of two French agents and their informant in 1975.
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Other scripted series in development include Triple Crossing, a crime drama set in South America; The Clinic, a suspense thriller set in the near future; Fear of Flying, based on Erica Jong's novel; and Shutterbabe, which chronicles ...