Dennis Farina, a former police officer who went on to star in Law & Order, died Monday after suffering a blood clot in his lung, The Associated Press reports. He was 69.
A former American Humane Association employee has sued HBO and Luck producer Stewart Production for aiding and abetting an alleged months-long abuse cover-up, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
According to the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Barbara Casey says the AHA observed drugged horses and...
Dennis Farina, Jake Johnson
Nick's father is coming to town on New Girl!
Dennis Farina, whose credits include Get Shorty and Law & Order, has been cast as...
You can thank the premature death of Luck for the quick renewals — and returns of Girls and Enlightened. (Both will return in January 2013.) "When we made the decision to pull the plug on Luck while they were in production on the second season, we did not have a backup plan," Michael Lombardo, HBO's president of programming, told reporters at Television Critics Association fall TV previews on Wednesday. "We have new shows coming up next year, but we did not have anything ready for that period." Both series will air their 10-episode second seasons with originals running through March.
HBO also came loaded with plenty of other announcements, including a film starring Larry David, a Rolling Stones documentary and the future of True Blood and Game of Thrones. Check it out:
Damian Lewis and Claire Danes
Emmy voters are creatures of habit, known for nominating the same shows and stars year after year. Many deserve to be: Modern Family, Mad Men and their stellar casts, to name a select few. But in each of the top categories, there's opportunity to welcome new blood or correct past oversights. So here's a short list of some of the breakthroughs and/or underdogs I'd love to see make the cut when the nominations are announced Thursday morning....
Thomas Sadoski, Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels
Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom debuted to 2.1 million viewers Sunday to post HBO's third-best series premiere since 2008.
The number is just shy of Game of Thrones' debut (2.2 million) and well off the 4.8 million who tuned in to Boardwalk Empire's bow. Counting the encore presentation, The Newsroom pulled in 2.7 million viewers.
HBO puts The Newsroom pilot online for free
The Jeff Daniels drama, about the inner workings of a cable news network, also opened better than ...
Swedish-born actress Katia Winter has landed a recurring role on Showtime's serial killer drama Dexter.
Winter, who starred opposite Kellan Lutz in the action film Arena, will head to the series for Season 7, where she'll play a Russian stripper who works in a Miami gentlemen's club, according to TVLine.
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.
Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy
Our top moments of the week:
12. First Time for Everything Award: It's good to know there are still firsts 14 seasons in. Dancing with the Stars' Len Goodman — the stingiest judge of all and recipient of about, oh, 99 percent of the crowd's boos — issues his first mea culpa to Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver and Peta Murgatroyd for giving them a 7 last week. "I under-marked you," he says. "I watched it back. You did a great job." See? Len does have a...
Sifting through the proverbial critic's notebook, a quick look back at some of the week's more memorable TV happenings:
Let's start with the death we didn't see coming: By which I mean HBO putting down Luck. With only two episodes to go in its underwhelming (though beautifully acted and shot) first season, the show was abruptly canceled two episodes into production on a Season 2 that probably shouldn't have been green-lighted in the first place. The reason wasn't ratings, which were dismal, but the third accidental death of a horse on the set (two died during Season 1). Which is...