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Andre Braugher Scores Another Post-Super Bowl Win With Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andre Braugher

Twenty-one Super Sundays ago, Andre Braugher kicked off his episodic-TV career as hard-charging Baltimore Det. Frank Pembleton on Homicide: Life on the Street. The role would earn him his first of seven Emmy nominations — he has won twice, for Homicide and the FX miniseries Thief — and lead to gigs playing doctors (Gideon's Crossing, House), military men (Last Resort) and even a car salesman (Men of a Certain Age).

Now he's come full circle, again embodying a police officer, albeit a very different one: Capt. Ray Holt, the deadpan commanding officer on... read more

Andre Braugher Battles the Team on SVU: "He May Be the Enemy, But He's Not a Villain"

Andre Braugher

It's a different character, a different city, and a different department, but when Andre Braugher returns to NBC for his first appearance on Law & Order: SVU Wednesday (airing at 10/9c on NBC), there will be one very familiar face in his midst.

"It's kind of funny because Munch has been in both of these worlds, and here I am basically in Munch's world appearing as someone else, so there's a cute little meet and greet," Braugher tells TVGuide.com of his reunion with Homicide: Life on the Street co-star Richard Belzer. "I say, 'Have we met?' There's a glimmer before we get down to brass tax in the show basically to acknowledge we know each other and that we spent a significant amount of time together."

Law & Order: SVU's new boss on Meloni's exit, new detectives and rejuvenating the show

It's been almost 12 years since Braugher retired his badge in the 2000 Homicide TV movie, and although his co-star is still portraying the same wise-cracking cop, Braugher's Det. Frank Pembleton is nowhere... read more

Andre Braugher Battles the Team on SVU: "He May Be the Enemy, But He's Not a Villain"

Andre Braugher

It's a different character, a different city, and a different department, but when Andre Braugher returns to NBC for his first appearance on Law & Order: SVU Wednesday (airing at 10/9c on NBC), there will be one very familiar face in his midst.

"It's kind of funny because Munch has been in both of these worlds, and here I am basically in Munch's world appearing as someone else, so there's a cute little meet and greet," Braugher tells TVGuide.com of his reunion with Homicide: Life on the Street co-star Richard Belzer. "I say, 'Have we met?' There's a glimmer before we get down to brass tax in the show basically to acknowledge we know each other and that we spent a significant amount of time together."

Law & Order: SVU's new boss on Meloni's exit, new detectives and rejuvenating the show

It's been almost 12 years since Braugher retired his badge in the 2000 Homicide TV movie, and although his co-star is still portraying the same wise-cracking cop, Braugher's Det. Frank Pembleton is nowhere to be seen. Instead, the two-time Emmy winner will guest-star in three episodes as... read more

Andre Braugher: Man of a Certain Range

Andre Braugher

Andre Braugher blows into a midtown Manhattan café on a blustery December night. He's a half hour late for an interview, having gotten snarled in Yuletide tunnel traffic en route from his suburban New Jersey home. He flashes a Hudson River-wide grin, and all is forgiven. Suddenly, it hits you: Despite his regal bearing and well-earned reputation as one of TV's finest actors (six Emmy nominations, two wins), he's not that far removed from Owen Thoreau Jr., the slightly schlubby, regular-guy car salesman he plays on TNT's Men of a Certain Age. And that's... read more

Clifton Collins Jr. Joins The Event

Clifton Collins Jr.

Clifton Collins Jr. is joining the NBC drama The Event, a network rep confirms. 

Collins — whose credits include the films Star Trek, Traffic and Capote — will play... read more

A Merry Medium
Psych mixes mystery with mischief

If you're looking for a match made in TV heaven, Monk and the new Psych (Fridays at 10 pm/ET on USA) fit the bill. As a Friday-night double feature of lighthearted mayhem (Psych follows Monk), they prove that few places are more fun than a crime scene, if you're in the right company. "All guaranteed fun" is the operating principle behind Psych, a clever romp about charming slacker Shawn Spencer (James Roday, who should become an overnight star in this role read more

What's the deal with Thief? I ...

Question: What's the deal with Thief? I thought it was fantastic. But I heard that it got terrible ratings and probably won't be coming back. Is this true?
Answer: The unofficial word is: Don't count on it being renewed. The ratings were lousy — no big surprise, given the time of year this limited-run series premiered. But besides welcoming back Andre Braugher to TV, there wasn't much buzz around the show, one way or the other. (And that's the real kiss of death for an FX show. ... read more

Thief's Daughter Steals the Show

Mae Whitman, Thief

While I really liked the unabashed Ocean's Eleven-ness of NBC's Heist, FX's Thief (Tuesdays at 10 pm/ET) serves up grand larceny with gripping grit and no gloss, as Andre Braugher's Nick Atwater plots out that "one last score" that will lead him and his band of merry bandits out of harm's way. Mucking up the mix is the professional pinch's stepdaughter, Tammi, already disposed to view her father figure through less than rose-colored glasses, then forced to question everything about their familial ties when tragedy robs the teen of her mother, Nick's wife. It's heavy stuff, but read more

Thief Wow! For those of you expecting...

ThiefWow! For those of you expecting a slick heist show along the lines of The Italian Job, where everyone spouts witty one-liners and struts around like a peacock to the thumping bass of a techno dance beat... this isn’t it. This is more like Reservoir Dogs — without the humor. But seriously, didn’t you just know everything was going to go wrong from the moment Nick caved and let his crew deviate from the plan by swiping the bags full of Chinese mob money? In fact, after that, I’m not sure anything went right! The mob orders a hit on the thieves, Nick cuts his dope-fiend accomplice loose, then his wife makes an early departure from the series after a car accident... the only silver lining to all this tragedy is perhaps a budding relationship between Nick read more

A Man of Steal
Thief: A caper bogged down in gloom

Fact: TV is oversaturated with crime dramas. But is the answer to suddenly make con artists the new action heroes? At least the cocky crooks of AMC's Hustle ply their trade with charm. This month's arrivals are more problematic. NBC's glossy Heist, which premiered last week, annoys by being weightlessly glib, while FX's grittier Thief (Tuesdays at 10 pm/ET) bores by being relentlessly glum. Set in New Orleans, Thief dishes up a surprisingly flavorless gumbo of guilt, grief and greed. A read more

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Premiered: March 28, 2006, on FX
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Premise: A drama following a gang of professional thieves wrestling with the risks and moral implications of the `profession.'

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