Cheers to The Event for electing to cast Blair Underwood as the President.
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As Chief Exec Elias Martinez, the eternally charismatic leading man brings a much-needed gravitas to NBC's far-fetched headscratcher. The L.A. Law grad's road to the White House has been paved with increasingly intriguing roles in recent years...
Outlaw, NBC's new series, may have the foundations of a legal drama, but star Jimmy Smits says it is not a procedural show that is just about the cases: It's about the team.
"When audiences know who those characters are, they want to see how those characters are going to react in a particular situation... and we want to go along with the ride in terms of what they do. In this case, they're lawyers," Smits tells TVGuide.com.
Alfre Woodard, Memphis Beat
Jeers to Memphis Beat for saddling Alfre Woodard with another one-note role.
The 14-time Emmy nominee (she's won four — for Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, The Practice and the HBO film Miss Evers' Boys) has lately been wasted in throwaway authority-figure parts on subpar shows like Three Rivers and My Own Worst Enemy. TNT's new cop dramedy is no exception, as Woodard's by-the-book boss mostly stands around scowling at Jason Lee's maverick Tennessee detective...
Harry Hamlin will guest-star in an upcoming episode of Army Wives, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.
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Hamlin will play a public advocacy lawyer who tries a case against the Army that pits Claudia Joy (Kim Delaney) and Michael (Brian McNamara) against each other during a courtroom hearing...
Jimmy Smits will pull double duty as a co-executive producer and the star of an untitled legal drama pilot for NBC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project, from John Eisendrath (Alias, Beverly Hills, 90210), chronicles ...
L.A. Law's Sheila Kelley has been cast in a recurring role on Lost, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
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Kelley, 45, will play...
Jimmy Smits' run on Dexter was both short and sweet, presenting as it did a choice opportunity for the Emmy-winning actor. "It was one of the great rewards to be able to do that show," Smits shares in this TVGuide.com video Q&A.
As Season 3's ill-fated ADA Miguel Prado, Smits welcomed the chance to offer a fresh spin on what could have been just another officious and entitled politician-type — especially as he grew closer (and darkly so) with Michael C. Hall's titular killer. "They asked if I'm ready to be challenged," Smits recalls ...
McLean Stevenson (M*A*S*H), Terry O'Quinn (Lost), Leslie Hope (24)
We really should've known better. We waited two weeks for Brothers & Sisters' "shocking death," when all along we should have realized that what the network had been teasing for weeks (months even, among insiders) in the end wasn't all that shocking — especially when it didn't even really happen.
Oh well, maybe we're all patsies. But to make ourselves feel better, after the jump are the TV deaths that actually delivered a gutshot and had us talking about a character's demise the next day — for all the right reasons.
Question: I'm probably one of many writing in about this, but you'll have to suffer through one more. I've seen only a few episodes of Boston Legal, enough to know that I didn't really enjoy the show but can see how people would like the characters. I even respect James Spader's work. He was excellent on The Practice way back when, and I'm assuming he's carried at least some of that over to the spin-off. But really, Emmy-worthy? This is even his second win, isn't it? I just don't understand it. Never mind the fantastic competition (Kyle Chandler and Matthew Fox off the top of my head) that weren't even nominated, but what could the voters have possibly seen to give him the award instead of their last chance to honor James Gandolfini for what will certainly go down as one of the more legendary roles in television history? Is it because the show is on HBO? Is it because it's a fundamentally flawed voting process and most of the voters never even watched Tony Soprano's work the final ...
Stanley Kamel, Monk
After three decades as a steadily employed but no-name actor, Stanley Kamel has found his dream role on USA's Monk as the title character's dedicated shrink, Dr. Charles Kroger. Mind you, Kamel has played a therapist before — prior to Monk he was best known for his villainous turn as an ethically challenged psychiatrist on ABC's Murder One — but as Kroger, he gets to show that despite his wild blue eyes and intense persona, he can still play a good guy, and a pretty funny one at that. Kamel talked (at length) to TVGuide.com about his long career and the second half of Monk's fifth season, which kicks off tonight at 9 pm/ET.
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