Kathleen Robertson, Taye Diggs
TNT's new crime drama Murder in the First marks a return to form for Steven Bochco, the creator of pioneering cop shows like NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. (No, it's not based on the 1995 movie of the same name.) Starring Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss) as homicide investigators Terry English and Hildy Mulligan, the show follows the investigation, from start to finish, into a single case — namely, a double homicide.
Ralph Waite, best known for playing The Waltons' beloved patriarch John, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86.
Pruitt Taylor Vince
The Walking Dead has cast its first new victim, er, actor for its sophomore season.
Pruitt Taylor Vince has landed a recurring role as Otis in Season 2 of the AMC zombie drama, TVLine reports.
Mary McCormack is expecting her third child with husband, producer Michael Morris, USA Network confirms.
McCormack's pregnancy will be written into the upcoming fourth season of her drama series, In Plain Sight, for her on-screen alter ego, Mary Shannon. Over the course of the season, viewers will see how...
Julianna Margulies, Josh Charles
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Question: I have watched All My Children and One Life to Live for 40 years. I watch GMA and stay with ABC just waiting for them to come on to see what has happened. They are an escape from reality with spice, and ABC wants to give us more reality? There are mannnnny other stations for that. If ABC cancels my soaps, I will not watch them ever again any time of the day or night. AMC and OLTL are icons. Regis retires in November and Kelly understands. AMC and OLTL are a part of our lives and our friends. This is a wrong choice that ABC needs to reconsider or I'll be watching The Early Show, Matlock, In the Heat of the Night, Gunsmoke and Walker Texas Ranger, not reality. Oprah's leaving. Put the new shows there, or move the soaps around, just do not cancel them. 40 years of loyalty cuts deep and never heals. Why did they move AMC to LA and hire the veteran head writer just to cancel? Someone's thinking is screwed up. — Mary Alice
With CBI rocked by a violent Red John-related death on last night's episode of The Mentalist, Patrick Jane (Simon Baker) will now have to contend with the possibility that one of his trusted teammates had a hand in the murder. Enter Special Agent J.J. Laroche (Murder One Emmy winner Pruitt Taylor Vince), who arrives December 9 to launch an investigation into suspects Rigsby (Owain Yeoman), Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti) and Cho (Tim Kang).
The Mentalist: Does Red John have another mole in the CBI?
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Rose Byrne in Damages by Barbara Nitke/FX
This Saturday, FX is running the entire first season (up to now) of its legal thriller Damages as an all-day marathon, which means theoretically there will be viewers who will get to experience this show the way it might work best: as a rock em, sock em miniseries, compounding all of the storys elaborate and sometimes preposterous shocks and twists into a roller-coaster ride that doesnt require waiting a week between chapters.The ratings have been, even by cable standards, a disappointment, and as I write this, FX had yet to confirm a second-season renewal (although as Ive said before, any network that would keep Dirt and The Riches going and fail to renew this gritty gem has some explaining to do). Ive wondered if the shows elaborately serialized structure, with an entire season built around a single case and its murderous fallout, may have kept viewers away (shades of ABCs short-lived Murder One).The brutality and darkness of Damages...
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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Per Variety, CBS has outbid at least two rival networks to land the next project from Six Feet Under writer-producer Kate Robin, an ensemble drama that (paging Daniel Benzali... ) will follow a single, high-profile court case over the course of one season. Now before you cry Murder One, Robin tells the trade, "The heart of the show is the personal lives of these very disparate characters" -- including lawyers on both sides, some of the jury, and the judge -- "who've been brought together by the case."