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Officer and a Gentleman Actress Lisa Blount Dies at 53

Lisa Blount

Lisa Blount, an Oscar-winning producer and an actress best known for her co-starring role in An Officer and a Gentleman, has died. She was 53.

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Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Question: Thanks for your first review of Dexter. You asked yourself if it's the first serial-killer hero on TV. Do you remember Profit with Adrian Pasdar as the new vice president of a multibillion-dollar conglomerate? He wasn't a real serial killer, but all his actions to get power were pure evil. Your review made me think of this (first?) evil hero. I know people didn't flock to the series, but it became a real cult show (even if all the episodes weren't aired — thanks, DVD!). Do you think the audience is now ready to care about that kind of character? Answer: I think it's probably wise that Dexter is airing on a pay service like Showtime, where none of those tiresome my-morality-should-be-your-morality watchdog groups will have any impact. In my circle of colleagues, even those with stronger constitutions were pretty much creeped out by this show, though all agree that Michael C. Hall is astonishing as the deeply disturbed Dexter, who preys on bad guys who've slipped through the ... read more

Insider Buzz on Fall's New Shows

Onetime West Winger Matthew Perry stars on Aaron Sorkin's Strip.

Television's new fall lineups won't be unveiled until May, but Hollywood is already making predictions about which pilots will become full-fledged shows. Here are some projects that are generating heat. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip NBC has penciled in this drama from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin about the backstage doings of a famous sketch-comedy show à la Saturday Night Live. Sorkin's mighty pen, and a cast that read more

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Premiered: April 08, 1996, on FOX
Rating: None
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Premise: A riveting drama about a vile junior VP at a conglomerate who'll do just about anything to move up the ranks. Having a sociopath, however charismatic, as its lead character made for intriguing TV, but too few viewers found it entertaining, and the series was canceled after four episodes.



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