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Fox Developing Event Series About Boston Marathon Bombing

Fox is developing an event series based on the Boston Marathon bombing,Deadline reports.

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VIDEO: Unfinished Business

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Length: 43:22
Aired: 6/14/2006

Allen looks to amend the Constitution with the Equal Rights Amendment. watch

VIDEO: Unfinished Business

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Length: 02:49:46
Aired: 6/14/2006

When a longtime outspoken critic of the Equal Rights Amendment passes away and his wife prepares to take over his Congressional seat, Mac sees the opportunity to amend the Constitution and finally pass the ERA. Meanwhile, she prepares to participate in a previously scheduled "Get Out the Vote" event with Templeton, which turns into more of a presidential debate. On the home front, Rod is approached about doing a story on his relationship with Mac - a Presidential marriage - and it turns out Kelly has a past with the writer. Rebecca continues her relationship with her IM buddy, but they're each shocked at the other's identity when they meet in person. And the differences between Mac and Dickie's beliefs become glaringly apparent. watch


Straw Dogs: Shall Not Covet
Straw Dogs: Rod Lurie On What A Straw
Straw Dogs: Kate Bosworth On The Scrip
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Year Title Description
2011 Straw Dogs Movie, Director
2007 Resurrecting The Champ Movie, Director
2007 Resurrecting The Champ Movie, Actor - Toby Eagleburger
2005 Commander in Chief TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2001 Scenes Of The Crime Movie, Producer

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Will Kevin Spacey's The Crux be HBO's Next Cult Hit?

HBO is finalizing a deal to develop The Crux, a drama series project starring Kevin Spacey, network reps confirm.

According to Variety, Spacey, 51, will play... read more

Rod Lurie Escorts New Hooker Series to Showtime

The man who brought you Commander in Chief next wants to bring you a woman who commands bucks in the boudoir. Writer-producer Rod Lurie is teaming with Showtime on Hilary Jones, a drama about a Los Angeles vice cop by day/legal Nevada hooker by night. (OK, technically she splits her duties week versus weekend, but that would have mangled my nice little sentence there.)Lurie tells the Reporter that he took the project to Showtime because of similarities between his anti-heroine and Weeds' pot-peddling momma. "[Nancy Botwin] is so likeable, and that's what I want to accomplish with [Hilary]," he says, calling Jones a "fascinating" woman "who believes in the law who ends up working both sides of a prostitution ring." OK, which of you wants to be the first person to bring up Secret Diary of a Call Girl? — Matt Mitovich read more

At the Movies: Sisters' Brother Plays Poet

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters' Kevin) will play Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in The Best Time of Our Lives, an indie biopic also starring Lindsay Lohan, Keira Knightley and Cillian Murphy.... Mark Wahlberg will star in M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening.... Rod Lurie is remaking Sam Peckinpah's Straw Dogs.... Paula Patton (Denzel's Déjà Vu love interest) is joining Kiefer Sutherland in Mirrors.... Per Variety, Hilary Swank is developing and may star in a remake of Intimate Strangers, in which a woman thinks she's visiting a new shrink but instead bares her soul to an accountant. Ha!.... Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd is on track for a Dec. 21 (limited) release. read more

The President's Daughter, Pregnant with Demon Baby, Visits Shark!

How is that for a headline? And it's actually kinda sorta true. Caitlin Wachs, who played first daughter to Geena Davis' Mackenzie Allen on ABC's Commander in Chief, has a flurry of fun gigs coming up, roles that find her, at separate times, expectant with Satan's offspring, and channeling a teen Great Gatsby. First up, though, is a guest spot on tonight's episode of Shark (10 pm/ET on CBS). The in-demand ingenue gave a call to preview her varied ventures. Hey, guess what. You, little miss Boston Legal fan, are being recorded on the same tape as William Shatner read more

I am so disappointed that ABC ...

Question: I am so disappointed that ABC canceled Commander in Chief! I know many other people are upset, too. Geena Davis received a Golden Globe, the episodes were so believable, and even though there were serious breaks in the season, it was a great show. Do you think the head honchos at ABC received pressure from certain political parties to silence the show? I know that the writers or directors were changed midstream, but I think the show was still good and could have come back given support, creative freedom and consistency in its airdates. Do you think politics were involved? Answer: Nope. Just a bad case of network mismanagement, which ABC now admits. They should never have taken the show away from its creator, Rod Lurie. As great a producer as Steven Bochco is, this was not a good fit. The creative disarray, which I thought became quite noticeable on screen, doomed the show, along with ABC's erratic scheduling once the powers-that-be gave up on it. Had nothing to do with it ... read more


Charlie Rose with Nachum Barnea; Benjamin Netanyahu; Nasser Al-Kidwa; Rod Lurie & Joan Allen (October 9, 2000)
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