Peter Jankowski

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The Biz: Chicago: The Polar Vortex Hits Primetime

Baby, it's cold outside — especially if you're filming TV shows during the worst Chicago winter in nearly 20 years.

The polar vortex is making it a tough season across the U.S., but it's especially brutal in the Windy City, where in January temperatures averaged 15.1 degrees and 33.5 inches of snow fell (the city's third-highest total on record). "It's even taken the die-hard producers who live here by surprise," says Peter Jankowski, the president of Wolf Films, which makes NBC's Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. "When our fire consultants, who work for the department here, have to run inside between takes, you know it's cold."

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USA Developing Shows From Kelsey Grammer, Dick Wolf and Mark Burnett

USA is developing 12 new series, including a comedy executive-produced by Kelsey Grammer and a drama from Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski.
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VIDEO: Rubber Room

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Rubber Room
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Length: 43:10
Aired: 5/24/2010

When Lieutenant Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) discovers a blog site featuring video of an alarming amount of explosives, Detective Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Detective Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson) race against time to find the anonymous blogger before plans to blow up a school are put into action. The Department of Education?s refusal to take the threat seriously and resistance from the teachers? union further complicate the investigation. Fortunately, an administrative assistant at the teachers? union, Alicia (guest star Lindsey Vonn), gives the detectives a tip to lead them in the right direction. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Van Buren struggles to keep her personal issues from becoming public. Also Starring: Sam Waterston (D.A. Jack McCoy), Alana de la Garza (A.D.A. Connie Rubirosa) and Linus Roache (A.D.A. Michael Cutter). watch

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Chicago PD TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2012 Chicago Fire TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2009 When You're Strange Movie, Producer
2007 Law & Order TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2006 Conviction TV Show Series, Executive Producer

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Teri Polo Cast in Law & Order: Los Angeles

Teri Polo has joined the cast of Law & Order: Los Angeles, an NBC rep tells TVGuide.com.

The 41-year-old Meet the Parents star — alongside the cat and Ben Stiller — has been cast in the recurring role of... read more

Skeet Ulrich Joins Law & Order: Los Angeles

Skeet Ulrich has signed on to star in Law & Order: Los Angeles, a show rep says.

The Jericho star, 40, will play LAPD Detective Rex Winters, a former Marine with keen intuition whose work style is heavily shaped by the Rodney King riots that took place within his first two months on the job. Winters' personal life is a bit more complicated... read more

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