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Is HBO's Horse-Racing Series Luck a Big Gamble?

Dustin Hoffman

Pick Six. Furlong. Backstretch. Quinella. Trifecta. Daily Double.

These are just a few of the racetrack terms that may be thrown around in HBO's new horse-racing series Luck, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c. From executive producers David Milch and Michael Mann, the gritty show looks at the owners, jockeys and the degenerate gamblers in the horse-racing world.

While the lingo, the setting and the overall story line may feel alien to those who don't frequent one of the more than 100 racetracks around the United States, Milch, the man behind Deadwood and NYPD Blue, says that shouldn't deter viewers from watching. "It's... read more

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

ABC Buys Steven Bochco Drama and a Conspiracy Series

Steven Bochco

Steven Bochno is at it again.

ABC has bought Legal Affairs, a legal drama from the man behind L.A. Law, NYPD Blue and Raising the Bar.

In the drama written by Bochco and Jonathan Abrahams... read more

Royal Pains' Mark Feuerstein Gives Us 5 Teases for Season 3

Paulo Costanzo and Mark Feuerstein

It's always sunny in the Hamptons on USA's beachside medical drama Royal Pains. But for Season 3, premiering Wednesday at 9/8c, there are a few clouds on the horizon for brothers, best friends and business partners Hank (Mark Feuerstein) and Evan Lawson (Paulo Costanzo). "I know from the writers that it's going to a potentially dark place between the brothers," Feuerstein tells TVGuide.com.

Whereas the return of their long-lost father, Eddie R. Lawson (Henry Winkler) last season brought up minor differences between the siblings, this time it's HankMed that's causing problems. "Like with so many companies that are owned by families or brothers, there can be... read more

Which Shows Suffered When Their Leads Left? Which Thrived?

Steve Carell

As The Office prepares to say goodbye to Steve Carell's Michael Scott and Charlie Sheen appears to have been relieved of his duties on Two and a Half Men, the question on most viewers' minds is simple: Will the shows be as good without them?

There's basically only two ways it can go.

For every Cheers or NYPD Blue, there is a Beverly Hills, 90210 or Designing Women.

So, we want to know: read more

Jimmy Smits Joins NBC's S.I.L.A. Pilot

Jimmy Smits

Jimmy Smits has signed on to NBC's S.I.L.A., TVGuide.com has learned.

Special Investigations L.A. looks at Los Angeles through multiple perspectives, including law enforcement, the justice system, city hall and the criminal underworld.

Smits, 55, will play... read more

Roush Review: V Finale and More Tuesday Drama (Detroit, Lights Out)

Holt McCallany

"V" is for "vamping" — that's been the case for most of the life of ABC's re-imagined, if hardly re-energized, version of V. You know, the show where alien ships hover over Earth week after week, with nothing much happening as Evil Queen Anna coldly plots the destruction of humanity with all those pesky emotional souls while ...
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VIDEO: Detroit 1-8-7's James McDaniel Calls Role Some of His Most Emotional Work Yet

James McDaniel

James McDaniel, who's been acting more than 32 years, calls his role on ABC's Detroit 1-8-7 some of the most deeply emotional work he's ever done.

The NYPD Blue alum stars on the gritty cop drama as Sgt. Longford, who's planning to retire — although, in recent episodes, he's been reconsidering his decision.

VIDEO: Michael Imperioli says Detroit 1-8-7 is a cop drama that's funny

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Ask Matt: Supernatural, USA vs. NBC, Lights Out, Nikita, Criminal Minds and More!

Misha Collins

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question:
Hoping you might have some thoughts on Supernatural this season. Like a lot of fans, I've been seriously disappointed by the fact my favorite show seems to be floundering without Eric Kripke at the helm. I'm finding season 6 to be an incohesive mess, with little apparent "through line" when it comes to plot and characterization, and disappointing underuse of both Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins. I'd love to know how you see things, and what your thoughts are for the show moving forward to a seventh season? As you know, the Supernatural fandom is very active online, and I'm getting the distinct impression from go-to fan forums that a good proportion of the fandom is underwhelmed by season 6, and have either jumped ship or plan to if things don't look up after the show starts airing again. — Kate

Matt Roush:
I gather you weren't part of the crowd at Sunday's PaleyFest lovefest in L.A., huh? These are almost fighting words when you consider how passionate the fan base for Supernatural is. I can't speak for any fan consensus, because I rarely seek out those forums so as to keep my own perspective untainted. But I'm not surprised to hear this season has been a letdown to many — although it doesn't get better than the recent "meta" episode, which I enjoyed greatly, in part as a commentary on doing a "season 6" when the fifth season was for so long regarded as the show's likely endgame... read more

Court Nixes NYPD Blue Nudity Fine

NYPD Blue

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Federal Communications Commission cannot fine ABC and selected affiliates $1.2 million for airing a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue that showed actress Charlotte Ross' nude buttocks, citing the FCC's unconstitutionally vague rules, The Associated Press reports.

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The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York said Tuesday that the decision was in line with its previous ruling that TV stations can no longer be fined for fleeting, unscripted profanities uttered during live broadcasts. In July, the appeals court ruled that the FCC's indecency policy violated First Amendment rights and was unconstitutionally vague. 

In its Tuesday ruling, the three-judge panel wrote that there was "no significant distinction" between its decision in the expletives case and the NYPD Blue case.

Court rules FCC indecency policy "unconstitutionally vague"

"According to the FCC, 'nudity itself is not per se indecent,'" the judges wrote. "The FCC, therefore, decides in which ...
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Premiered: September 21, 1993, on ABC
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Premise: This gritty, acclaimed crime drama from Steven Bochco elevated the genre and altered the boundaries of what network censors would allow. The series initially caused controversy with its frank language, realistic violence and nudity, but it became a critical darling, garnering 27 Emmy nominations in its first year alone. There were many awards (and cast changes) through the years, but Andy Sipowicz remained its haunted soul for the show's unforgettable 12-year run.

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