TNT is heading to Southfork to give one of TV's most famous families a facelift.
The cable network has ordered an updated version of Dallas. The pilot, from Cane creator Cynthia Cidre, will focus on the offspring of brothers and enemies JR and Bobby Ewing. The original primetime soap opera, still known for the "Who shot JR?" mystery, ran on CBS from 1978 to 1991.
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Our society puts incredible pressure on people to conform. Parents often inflate our culture's expectations with their own sky-high ambitions. Even if we are not naturally attracted to some predetermined notion of "normalcy", we often find ourselves embracing our civilization's ambitions as our own. And is there anything more awkward or than seeing extremely unconventional friends straining to a conventional life?
Aldis Hodge, Leverage
So it's finally here — the summer season finale of Leverage and please believe we go out with a bang!
The team takes down a scheming investor who went to the "Bernie Madoff school of finance." He makes a living ripping off...
Parker, play dead! Those are the instructions given to Leverage's blonde grifter-in-training played by Beth Riesgraf as Nate (Timothy Hutton) and his team of do-gooder con artists pull their last con of the summer — a job that brings them one step closer to nabbing the as-yet-unseen international crook Damien Moreau...
Jeers to Rizzoli & Isles for committing the biggest crimes against Boston since Bill Buckner and "Bucky F---ing Dent."
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TNT's hit summer drama is ostensibly set in Beantown, but most of the stock L.A. locales where the show is actually shot look more like Malibu than Massachusetts. It's too bad R&I couldn't shoot on location, like the vastly superior mystery adaptation Spenser: For Hire did back in the '80s, but apparently it's cheaper to fake it on a backlot.
Even worse, Angie Harmon's Texas twang keeps slipping through her stab at a Boston brogue....
J.K. Simmons and Kyra Sedgwick
Creating and maintaining our individual identities might possibly be the single most attractive force of daily life. Defining who we are is not only the central challenge of individuality, it is also a continuous trial following us by every mirror we pass, every relationship we form and every decision we make, from the cradle to the grave.
Somewhat counter intuitively, however, personal identity can also be forged through an association with a specific organization...
Over the past two-and-a-half centuries, the American Dream has lost little of its attractive power. Do you want to reach for the stars? Are you willing to work hard enough to do it? And, most importantly, do you want to live in a just nation where everyone has the right — and even the responsibility — to pursue their own version of happiness?
As of late, however, the American Dream seems to have morphed
Hello, hackers grifters and thieves. You all got a great episode last week as the team got their hands dirty playing in the mines.
This week, the team does not fail to deliver once again. This episode is a fun treat for those of you who've ever played with the idea of the team having a past connection. They find out they do, and it's an all-out, Clue-style "who-dun-it" series of stories to see which one of us got the better of the group when it comes to stealing the Dagger of Aqu Abi five years ago.
See if you can figure it out before the show's end and post your answer on Leverage's Facebook page!
John Rogers outdid himself with this script...
Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, The Closer
Of all the attractive evils in the world perhaps none is more insidious than the desire to blame others for our own misfortunes. If history is any judge, scapegoating never loses its appeal and, especially in economic downturns, it can be extremely dangerous for those poor souls (or social groups) blamed for events over which they had no control. What's tragic about falsely assigning responsibility for disasters (like lost wars and financial collapse) is that pointing fingers and screaming does nothing to address the real problems. But gleaning what I can from cable news shows, determining who is to blame for a calamity is more important than getting out of one. Which is exactly where we find Assistant Chief Will Pope in The Closer's next episode, "Off the Hook" ...
A tense and sweaty hostage scene is at the center of this week's episode as a Memphis music legend goes to crazy-town, holding two people, including our boy, Dwight, at gunpoint. Meanwhile, we learn more about Lt. Rice's past, and joke around with Whitehead and Sutton.