A deluxe if derivative wallow in crime awaits viewers of TNT's Mob City (Wednesday, 9/8c) a six-hour primer in film noir attitude from The Walking Dead's Frank Darabont that's as sleek as the brilliantine in "fixer" Milo Ventimiglia's impeccably styled hair. Saturated in neon hues and evocative shadows, this limited-run series (airing in two-hour blocks over three Wednesdays) is gorgeous to behold even when it lays on the noir trappings awfully thick.
Frank Darabont has traded zombies for mobsters.
The former Walking Dead showrunner's latest project is Mob City, based on the John Buntin book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City. The book focuses on the battle between gangster Mickey Cohen (Jeremy Luke) and legendary L.A. Police Chief William Parker (Neal McDonough), but the series features a younger Cohen who served as a right-hand man to infamous gangster Bugsy Siegel (Ed Burns).
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NBC's Heroes, which ran from 2006 to 2010, is being mulled for a reboot on Xbox, as part of an original programming push by MSN, according to TVLine.com.
Details about the project are scarce. The proposed reboot would introduce new heroes and story lines, with the possibility of cameos from the original cast, which included Hayden Panettiere (Nashville), Milo Ventimiglia, Ali Larter, and Masi Oka (Hawaii Five-0).
Forget basketball because that's exactly what Nashville star Hayden Panettiere did Sunday night when she was snapped smooching her boxer boyfriend Wladimir Klitschko during the Miami Heat game, according to US Weekly.
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Milo Ventimiglia is still playing hero two years after NBC pulled the plug on Heroes. While in Europe shooting the Grace Kelly movie Grace of Monaco, the actor, who will play Robert De Niro's son in the upcoming thriller Killing Season, gave me the scoop on a six-episode Web series he's exec producing and...