The Black Donnellys

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White Collar's Bridget Regan: Neal and Rebecca's Chemistry Is "Undeniable"

Bridget Regan

Not only is he one of the most-wanted con men in the country — or at least he was — but White Collar's Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) is also one of the most sought-after characters on the small screen. Fortunately, actress Bridget Regan has had her fair share of experience dealing with extremely passionate TV fans after her stint romancing Vincent last year on Beauty and the Beast.

"Honestly, it was really fun to be on Beauty and the Beast and create... read more

Black Donnellys' Jonathan Tucker Heading to Parenthood

Jonathan Tucker

The Black Donnellys alum Jonathan Tucker has landed a multi-episodic arc on Parenthood, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

He'll play... read more

The Joy of Sets: Cloverfield's TV Secrets Declassified

Cloverfield courtesy Paramount Pictures

OK, I loved Cloverfield. Lovedlovedloved it. Granted, the shaky-cam monster-takes-Manhattan movie gave me a bit of vertigo and yes, there were moments in the theater where I wasn’t sure if the popcorn was gonna stay down. But aside from that, good times. Even better on DVD, truth be told. The perspective is easier on the equilibrium, the extras explain some murky parts and you can freeze-frame to see if the final scene really does show the beast crashing into the water off Coney Island. It’s also one of those flicks so filled with actors you think you’ve seen before that I have decided to dedicate this column to my favorite movie game ever: “Where Do I Know Them From?” And we’ll start with…Executive-producer J.J. Abrams – Shame on you for now knowing this one. Alias. Lost. Felicity. All available on DVD.Michael Stahl-David — Rob, the lead dude whose surprise bon-voyage party is kiboshed by the rampaging goliath, who refuses to leave the ... read more

DVD Pick of the Week: September 4, 2007

The Office - Season 3 courtesy Universal Studios

There are 14 1/2 season sets coming out on September 4, so I hope you have money saved up.Universal has 30 Rock (available as the complete season, or two volumes), The Black Donnellys complete series set, the first season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, and the third season of The Office, which is my "Pick of the Week" for September 4. The 4 disc set includes all 24 episodes, commentary on select episodes, music videos, bloopers, and tons of other random stuff. I can't wait to dive in and watch the season in a day or two.Fox has the second season of Prison Break coming out, which contains 13 commentary tracks, a featurette on reinventing the series, plus a couple of other goodies. I enjoyed the first season, and I'm very interested to see how the second season fared. The also have seasons 1 & 2 of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Danny Devito.Warner Bros has the fourth season of Nip/Tuck, available on DVD, HD DVD and Blu-ray (yum, hidef TV!!), plus Robot Chicken (... read more

NBC Press Tour Day 1
New exec Ben Silverman gets thumbs up

Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff, NBC

It was fair to wonder why NBC put Kevin Reilly in the executive ejector seat just after signing him to a new multi-year contract. After seeing the debut performance of his replacement, Ben Silverman, at the Television Critics Association press tour, we're not wondering anymore.Instead of doing a rope-a-dope with reporters because he's only been in the job a month, Silverman came out with guns blazing, firing off one programming announcement after another. He even made a deal with legendary sitcom producer Norman Lear. That's red meat for the TCA, since many of its members love TV the way it used to be.He's even ignored the mandate NBC chief read more

New NBC Exec Ben Silverman Gets Thumbs-up at TCA

Ben Silverman and Marc Graboff, NBC Press Tour by Chris Haston/NBC

It was fair to wonder why NBC put Kevin Reilly in the executive ejector seat just after signing him to a new multiyear contract. But after seeing his replacement Ben Silverman's debut performance at the Television Critics Association press tour, we're not wondering anymore.Instead of the doing a rope-a-dope with reporters because he's only been in the job a month, Silverman came out with guns blazing, firing off one programming announcement after another. He even made a deal with legendary sitcom producer Norman Lear. That's red meat for the TCA, since many of its members love TV the way it used to be.He's even ignored the mandate that NBC chief Jeff Zucker publicly issued last year that the network was out of the business of programming 8 o'clock with new, expensive scripted sitcoms and dramas. The first scheduling move under Silverman's watch was moving the new, expensive scripted hi-tech thriller Chuck to Monday at 8, leading into Heroes and Journeyman and turning the night into ... read more

Critic's Notebook: Shield finale, Jericho Revival

Michael Chiklis in The Shield by Prashant Gupta/FX

In all of the hubbub being made over anticipating Sunday’s final episode ever of The Sopranos, it seems unfair to let The Shield end its penultimate season without some fanfare.As I noted when both shows returned within a week of each other in April, these dark dramas are among TV’s best. As their seasons unfolded, they lived up to my expectations. Quoting myself at the time: “The Shield is first-rate pulp fiction, blisteringly intense as it grabs you by the throat. The Sopranos is more like classic literature, achieving a level of artistry with its aching yet witty realism while delivering violent jolts that sneak up on you like a sucker punch.”Both of these series ask us to empathize with pretty despicable characters, no doubt. But it’s hard to imagine any Shield fan not cheering Tuesday night for Vic when he realized he’s now sitting on a trunk full of leverage, the key to save his job. Likewise, who didn’t cringe as Shane fell further into the ... read more

Black Is Back: All 13 Donnellys Eps to Air

Jonathan Tucker and Olivia Wilde of The Black Donnellys by Virginia Sherwood/NBC

HDNet has inked a deal with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution for the rights to air all 13 episodes — including seven never broadcast on TV — of the short-lived Studio 60's short-lived replacement, The Black Donnellys, starting Wednesday, June 13, at 8 pm/ET. I have exactly one (1) pal who will be thrilled by this news (and he is neither Irish nor a thug, nor does he live in some odd/retro interpretation of modern-day New York City). But enough about him; who else is excited? read more

NBC has had three very ...

Question: NBC has had three very different shows air after Heroes this season (Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Black Donnellys, and now The Real Wedding Crashers) and they've all failed. This is the same problem ABC had with Lost. For years they tried to launch a hit show after Lost, but every single one of them failed. Because they couldn't find a show to follow Lost successfully (and to avoid the American Idol results show, which by the way has become so bloated it's almost unwatchable), ABC just moved it to 10 pm. Do you think NBC will eventually have to do the same with Heroes? Answer: It may be inevitable, but for now, NBC is trying to use Heroes as a tent pole for the night, and there is an argument that, despite the occasional spurt of grisly violence (the scooped-open heads, for instance), the comic-book tone of Heroes is better suited for an earlier time period than 10 pm. Journeyman (which I haven't seen the full pilot of yet) is at least more compatible with the genre of read more

So now that NBC moved The ...

Question: So now that NBC moved The Black Donnellys online and has expressed interest in creating its own YouTube-style site, what is the likelihood that this show could stick around in online form? NBC does run advertisements at the beginning of each of the six segments the online shows are broken into, but would this revenue be enough to warrant the production costs of a show? Certainly the budget of a show like Studio 60 could never be justified with an online run only (I'm not sure Sorkin's ego could wrap around that idea either). Answer: I don't know a gentle way to put this: The Black Donnellys is dead. Airing online is a bonus for the viewer, not the next step in its resurrection. And for those who keep asking, no cable outlet is going to pick it up, either. The day a show of this budget (I was going to say caliber, but I was not exactly a fan) is made directly for the Internet is a long way away, if it ever comes. The limited ads you see in Internet-streaming video provide a ne ... read more

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Premiered: February 26, 2007, on NBC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A drama that follows four Irish brothers in New York City and their experiences in organized crime.

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