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Robert F. Chew, The Wire's Prop Joe, Dies at 52

Robert F. Chew passed away Thursday at the age of 52, The Baltimore Sun reports. According to his sister Clarice Chew, the actor and teacher died of apparent heart failure while asleep in his Baltimore home.  Read Full Article

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Robert F. Chew, The Wire's Prop Joe, Dies at 52

Robert F. Chew passed away Thursday at the age of 52, The Baltimore Sun reports. According to his sister Clarice Chew, the actor and teacher died of apparent heart failure while asleep in his Baltimore home. read more

Exclusive: Criminal Minds Books Charles S. Dutton

Three-time Emmy winner Charles S. Dutton will guest-star on Criminal Minds later this season, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

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The actor will play Tony Colt, a Philadelphia boxing trainer who ...
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Cheers & Jeers: Treme's Khandi (Alexander) is Dandy

Cheers to Khandi Alexander for her tour de hurricane force on Treme.

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As her character, bar owner LaDonna Batiste Williams, raged at the rapist who attacked her — and the legal system that temporarily freed him due to a clerical error — Alexander powerfully embodied the citywide anger at the lawlessness in post-Katrina New Orleans. The actress, who was unjustly denied an Emmy nomination for her fiercely nuanced turn as a recovering drug-addict mother in Treme creator David Simon's 2000 miniseries, The Corner, deserves long-overdue recognition for this role.

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Treme's Khandi Alexander: New Orleans Is in Her Character's Blood and Bones

When Treme co-creator David Simon approached Khandi Alexander for his new HBO drama, she didn't even have to read the script.

"I said, 'It doesn't even matter what it is, I'm in," Alexander tells TVGuide.com. "It was just the opportunity to work with David again. To be in the company of someone you feel so comfortable with creatively and personally, there was no second guessing. It was a yes before I read the material."

Treme overcomes tragedy, on-screen and off

So Alexander, who played a drug addict in Simon's Emmy-winning HBO miniseries The Corner, was even more thrilled when she saw just what Simon and co-creator Eric Overmyer were up to with their look at post-Katrina New Orleans... read more

The Wire, Treme Writer David Mills Dies at 48

David Mills, an Emmy-award-winning writer for HBO's The Wire and co-executive producer of the upcoming drama Treme, died on Tuesday in New Orleans, an HBO rep said. He was 48.

David Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme, told the The Washington Post that Mills collapsed on the set of Treme and died of an apparent brain aneurysm. The two men worked together read more

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Premiered: April 16, 2000, on HBO
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Premise: A tough Emmy-winning series about a drug-infested neighborhood in 1990s Baltimore and the broken, battered families who struggle every day to survive. Brilliantly acted, written and directed (by Charles S. Dutton), this visceral and unflinching drama was based on the nonfiction book `The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood,' by David Simon and Edward Burns, a former crime reporter and an ex-cop.

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