John From Cincinnati

2007, TV Show

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Exclusive: White Collar's Willie Garson Moves Into Franklin & Bash

Willie Garson

Franklin and Bash better keep a close eye on their valuables!

Beloved White Collar con-man Willie Garson has landed a guest-starring role on the TNT legal series, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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Garson will play Dr. Alex Schwartzman, a plastic surgeon who... read more

Ask Matt: Once Upon a Time, Pilot Season, Luck and HBO, Revenge and More

Josh Dallas, Ginnifer Goodwin

Question: I've been watching Once Upon A Time from the beginning, and I thought by now, we'd start to see some real movement towards the present-day fairy-tale folks realizing that something was amiss. But it seems to be dragging and dragging, and while the "fairy tale" portions are fun to watch, there's nothing there that gives one hope that finally, someone other than Henry knows something's amiss. It's getting boring. Any tidbits as to when that ...
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Cheers & Jeers: Nick Nolte's Luck Changes

Nick Nolte

Cheers to Nick Nolte for racing back to the front of the pack with Luck.

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The veteran actor — who first became a star in the '70s miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man — had become a stumbling punchline after his notorious arrest a decade ago. Now he's at the top of his game again thanks to his knockout work as a pair of very different trainers: an alcoholic MMA coach in his Oscar-nominated performance in Warrior and an old stable hand in HBO's new horseracing drama. You can't help but feel like Nolte identifies with his Luck role as Walter Smith, aka the Old Man, a seemingly over-the-hill geezer who's enlivened to make one last run for glory.

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NYPD Blue Creators Bochco and Milch Reunite for New NBC Drama

Steven Bochco, David Milch

Nearly 20 years ago, Steven Bochco and David Milch changed the face of primetime drama with NYPD Blue. Now, Bochco and Milch have reunited to sell a new drama to NBC.

Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV are behind the project, a legal drama set in Washington, D.C. The show follows the exploits of a charismatic "rainmaker" lawyer in D.C. with a dark secret. Says the studio: "This is a series about how we negotiate with our demons and the price we pay for those... read more

Casting: Austin from Cincinnati Washes Up on FNL

Austin Nichols by John P. Johnson/HBO

Austin Nichols, who starred as HBO's John from Cincinnati, is returning to his hometown of Austin, Texas, to play a Dillon High teach on NBC's Friday Night Lights, reports the city's Statesman paper. Nichols' multiple-episode arc will begin soon after the Oct. 5 season-opener.... Regina Hall (Ally McBeal) will play Cedric the Entertainer's successfully entrepreneurial housewife in the comedian's comedy pilot for ABC, says the Reporter. read more

HBO is premiering its new ...

Tim DeKay and Ally Walker, Tell Me You Love Me

Question: HBO is premiering its new show Tell Me You Love Me this Sunday, and to my astonishment, you haven't yet written a single word about it. You're my go-to TV critic, and I'm especially eager to hear your opinion on this one. Some critics love it, calling it the HBO version of a Herskovitz-Zwick program (a huge endorsement in my book), while others think it's dull and pretentious. What do you say? Answer: Thanks for asking. One of the reasons no official review has yet appeared in the magazine or elsewhere is because there was no room for my regular column in the jam-packed Fall Preview issue (on stands now; I recommend you all go out and get one). The magazine review goes out next week, but this gives me an opportunity to weigh in a few days early, and I'm happy to, because I think Tell Me You Love Me signals HBO getting back on track after John from Cincinnati (which I did feel was dull and pretentious) with a powerful, demanding and at times excruciatingly painful drama about ... read more

Finales: Big Love, Army Wives, Kill Point

Bill Paxton and Jeanne Tripplehorn in Big Love by Lacey Terrell/HBO

Sundays are seldom as busy during the regular TV season as was the case this weekend, with season and series finales all over cable. So much for summer being the sleepy season. If you'd been watching any of these shows this summer, you wouldn't have wanted to miss the payoffs.Big Love: So much drama and trauma on HBO's increasingly addictive domestic melodrama about a family man and the three wives who alternately adore and tolerate his whims, schemes and transgressions. One reason I love the show is that it has lines of dialogue you could never hear anywhere else. Here’s Nicky: “Our husband’s dating life is none of our business.” Bill to Barb: “There are two other people in this marriage.” Bill to Margene: “You are not having the neighbor’s baby!” Barb to Bill: “I don’t want a fourth [wife].” Margene: “Boss lady outed us to the neighbors!”So twisted, and yet presented in such a way that it almost seems normal. Th... read more

Cable's Summer Hits a New High

Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron and Ashley Tisdale in High School Musical 2 by Adam Larkey/Disney Channel

The ridiculous (in a good way) ratings for Disney Channel's multiple record-breaking weekend launch of High School Musical 2 was just the most spectacular reminder of what a great TV summer this has been — if you have cable.Not even a big hit like TNT's The Closer can match HSM2's numbers, and some of the best series, like AMC's mesmerizing Mad Men, are only doing so-so. But that's only to be expected given the glut of programming on many nights — including Thursdays, when Mad Men goes head-to-head with USA Network's latest clever breakout caper, Burn Notice. I thought my DVRs would get a break this summer. Didn't happen.Just look at the options we’ve had over the last few nights, including terrific new episodes of Burn Notice and Mad Men on Thursday. I’m really enjoying Burn now that ex-spy Michael Weston is getting closer to the truth about how he was set up to be fired. And what can I say about Mad Men besides the word I used to start my initial review of th... read more

I'm listening to last ...

Question: I'm listening to last Friday's podcast, and I take offense to my family being associated with John from Cincinnati! I've never even watched it and now you go and sum it up in two words: "pretentious Hooie"? First of all, I've never met a pretentious Hooie. We're not a huge family, but there are many of us in the southeastern U.S., and while some may be selfish, sarcastic, apathetic, apologetic, humorous, philosophical, ambitious or even self-deprecating, they are never pretentious! If you're going to hang out with the podcast crew (and I hope you do!), you'd better be more careful about angering the Hooies. We're a nasty bunch when we get riled — nasty, but never pretentious! Answer: HA! Biggest laugh of my week, and I thank you for that. It was especially welcome after I forced myself to watch the final miserable episode of that pretentious hokum known as JFC, which thankfully won't be testing our patience beyond this first season. Until I hear from a Hokum family, I'll star ... read more

Wipeout: John from Cincinnati Canceled!

Greyson Fletcher in John from Cincinnati by John P. Johnson/HBO

No official word from HBO, but my sources are telling me that John from Cincinnati has been axed after one dismally rated and atrociously reviewed season. Now let's put Deadwood back on the air and forget this whole thing ever happened. K? read more

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Premiered: June 10, 2007, on HBO
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