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Dexter Nabs Luck Alum Jason Gedrick

Jason Gedrick

Luck alum Jason Gedrick is joining Dexter for a multi-episode arc, Showtime announced on Tuesday.

Gedrick will play the manager of a Miami-area gentlemen's club that becomes linked to a high-profile murder case. He joins Rome alum Ray Stevenson as recurring stars on the drama next season.

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Neal McDonough Cast on Frank Darabont's L.A. Noir

Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough will star in TNT's drama pilot LA Noir, Deadline reports. 

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The project, which will be written and directed by former Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont, is about the decades-long conflict between the LAPD and the L.A. mob. McDonough will play former LAPD chief William Parker, who's dedicated to taking corruption out of the police department.

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Blue Bloods' Donnie Wahlberg is Hangin' Tough

Donnie Wahlberg

Taking a break between scenes, Blue Bloods' Donnie Wahlberg places two smartphones within easy reach. The onetime teen heartthrob is so connected to social media that instead of watching his hit cop show on Fridays at 10, he reads real-time Tweets to gauge what viewers like or don't. Happily for the actor who plays Det. Danny Reagan, the "likes" win — Blue Bloods and Wahlberg rule the night... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Justified Finds Another Lostie

William Mapother

Cheers to Justified for adding another piece of work to its rogues' gallery.

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Faced with the prospect of filling Margo Martindale's Emmy-winning "sh--kicker" boots, FX's down-home crime drama has wisely decided to flood the zone with as many baddies as possible. We've recently been introduced to Neal McDonough and Mykelti Williamson — both alums of... read more

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Blue Bloods Scoop: Boomtown Star to Play Frank's Old Partner

Gary Basaraba

Gary Basaraba will be putting on a cop's uniform once again for a guest spot on Blue Bloods, has learned exclusively.

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Basaraba, who starred as a police officer on both Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South and NBC's short-lived Boomtown, will play Jimmy, a former partner of Tom Selleck's Commissioner Frank Reagan. As we first reported, Jimmy once saved Frank's life and vice versa.

When the two reconnect, Jimmy hopes to capitalize on the friendship and asks Commissioner Reagan for a promotion to commander... read more

Donnie Wahlberg: Bloods Brother

Donnie Wahlberg

As the Blue Bloods cop most likely to shove a perp's head in a toilet, Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg) makes it hard to tell which side of the law he's on. "He's a gray guy," says Wahlberg. "Is anyone really good or bad?" Though Danny exercises a little flexibility with constitutional rights, he's always a stand-up older brother to the youngest Reagan, Jamie (Will Estes), who recently joined the force... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Scoundrels' Sweet David James


Jeers to Scoundrels for not living up to its title.

ABC's summer crime dramedy (at least I think it's trying to be funny) suffered a huge loss when Neal McDonough was reportedly sacked after three days of production because the devout Catholic refused to shoot sex scenes with costar Virginia Madsen. McDonough brings a riveting malevolence to every role he plays, from sleazy DA David McNorris on Boomtown to psycho killer Dave Williams on Desperate Housewives. He surely would've lived up to the name of Palm Springs crime family patriarch Wolfgang "Wolf" West.

Here's the real crime: McDonough was replaced by David James Elliott, a likably generic TV hunk best known for his role as straight-arrow military man Harmon "Harm" Rabb on JAG. But on Scoundrels, Elliott seems... read more

6 Reasons You Should Be Watching Justified


FX's Justified is my favorite new show of the spring. And based on its premiere's big ratings, others obviously dig Raylan Givens' brand of gun-toting justice. A few reasons why the show (Tuesdays at 10/9c) is worth your time:

FX shoots to kill with Justified

1. Elmore Leonard Inspired It
Hollywood's love affair with the prolific Leonard has ranged from excellent adaptations (Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) to bad (TV's Karen Sisco and Shorty sequel Be Cool). Justified borrowed all the best Leonard elements (cool characters and muscular dialogue) for its pilot... read more

FX Shoots to Kill with Justified

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

What would Elmore do?

That's the question Graham Yost (Boomtown) kept asking himself while creating Justified, the new FX drama based on one of Elmore Leonard's characters, Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens.

"It sounds so cliché in Hollywood to say I've always been a big fan of Elmore Leonard, but it's true," Yost tells "I always loved his writing, his approach to his characters, the humor, the danger, the tension, the sudden violence. It just all appealed to me. And I liked Raylan Givens."

Givens appears in two of Leonard's books — Pronto and Riding the Rap — and the short story "Fire in the Hole" on which Yost, the series' executive producer, based the pilot. Leonard's work has inspired such big-screen hits as Out of Sight, 3:10 to Yuma and Get Shorty.

The Givens character that Leonard created on the page — a modern-day lawman with a Wyatt Earp sense of justice — is ... read more

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Premiered: September 29, 2002, on NBC
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Premise: Diverse (sometimes conflicting) viewpoints from principal characters frame criminal cases in this stylish ensemble drama set in L.A. Critics loved it and it was nominated for Peabody and Humanitas awards, but it lasted little more than one season.



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