Lifetime has greenlit a TV-movie based on the true-crime novel Murder in Sin City, which chronicles the mysterious 1998 death of a wealthy casino heir.Per the Reporter, Sex & Lies in Sin City will star Matthew Modine as Ted Binion, who was found dead in his Vegas home by his stripper squeeze (played by Mena Suvari). The investigation into Binion's death led to a headline-grabbing trial involving his girlfriend and her con artist boy-on-the-side. A September premiere is planned. MWM
What. Was. That ?! I'm talking, of course, about one of the most odd TV deaths I have seen in recent years. One second Andy's "battle buddy" is trying to light and fart and then... buzzzzzz-thwap! Impaled by a wayward drone. So very, very bizarre. Took me a moment to understand what the heck had happened.Does this mean we have seen the last of boot camp, and so soon? I suppose the drill sergeant was bound to run out of homophobic imagery sooner or later.Silas' B-story was rather lame, obviously just a means to set up his proposal that he unload Mom's "light" bags while doing his thoroughly unsupervised community service.Welcome to the neighborhood, Sullivan! I will admit I met the news of Matthew Modine's casting on Weeds with an "eh," but his character seems interesting in his duality: touting a belief-based development one moment, dismissing it as so much fal-de-rah the next (and using cuss words). He should be a nice bridge between our two grande dames, Nancy and Celia.Speaking o...
Nancy. Serious firepower aimed at her head. A missing stash. Silas and his trunkful of pot being approached by the cops. How does Agrestic's dealing damsel in distress get out of this one? TVGuide.com invited Jenji Kohan, the creator of Showtime's Weeds, to preview the new season, premiering Monday, Aug. 13, at 10 pm/ET.
TVGuide.com: I actually just got the press kit for Weeds. That's some foldout of Mary-Louise Parker, nude!Jenji Kohan: Yeah! Her ass looks good in that. Wish they hadn't used the snake, but what can you do?
TVGuide.com: Last time we spoke, you said Season 2 was about Nancy accepting her role as drug dealer. What's the theme for Season 3?Kohan: It's the education of a gangster. [Laughs]
TVGuide.com: She has seen how rough-and-tumble it can get.Kohan: And she's got to learn the ropes. It's learning how to be great at her job.
TVGuide.com: My big
The West Wing's Donna ain't lovelorn no more. Janel Moloney is joining the cast of Showtime's Brotherhood for at least four episodes this season, playing a woman who has an affair with Jason Clarke's ambitious politico. (All together now: Poor Annabeth Gish.)In other Showtime news, in addition to Matthew Modine joining Weeds for at least 10 episodes (first scooped by the Ausiello Report, he'll serve as a love interest for both Nancy and Celia), Zooey Deschanel's krazy Kat is returning for the Season 3 opener, while Carrie Fisher will guest this season as Celia's "May-the-divorce-be-with-you" lawyer.
Weeds is sweetening the pot in its third season.Sources confirm that Matthew Modine is joining the cast for a 10-episode arc. He'll play a real-estate developer who's building a new community next to Agrestic. And in between bong hits, he'll be romancing both Mary-Louise Parker and Elizabeth Perkins — although probably not at the same time. The show's called Weeds, not Nip/Tuck.