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Is Netflix’s crime procedural ‘Unbelievable’ the ‘Cagney and Lacey’ for the #MeToo era?

Is Netflix’s crime procedural ‘Unbelievable’ the ‘Cagney and Lacey’ for the #MeToo era?
Watching Merritt Wever and Toni Collette on Netflix’s limited series “Unbelievable,” it got me thinking about another series that featured two dedicated women cops, “Cagney and Lacey.” Back in the early ’80s, TV producer Barney Rosenzweig was influenced by his feminist girlfriend and future wife Barbara Corday to make the first female-driven buddy film with a script by Corday and Barbara Avedon. It wasn’t picked up by movie studios so they took it to TV networks. Only CBS jumped on it.

In the original TV movie that aired in 1981, Loretta Swit played New York City police detective Christine Cagney but couldn’t do the series because of her commitment to “M*A*S*H.” The role was then taken over by Meg Foster on the show’s first season in 1982. But there was concern that she was too tough in the role — causing some viewers to view the
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Deathstroke Animated Series Trailer Debuts, Michael Chiklis To Star

With Manu Bennett’s Slade Wilson unlikely to return for Arrow‘s eighth and final season and the character now being played by Esai Morales over on DC Universe’s Titans, The CW somehow managed to have him remain in the Arrowverse in some fashion. Ingeniously enough, the Deathstroke animated series we’ve been hearing about for some time will serve that purpose.

In the tradition of Vixen, Freedom Fighters: The Ray and Constantine: City of Demons, Deathstroke: Knights and Dragons will be the next animated web series to air on The CW Seed online streaming site. No concrete premiere date has been given at the time of this writing, but the first of twelve episodes will air beginning sometime in the first quarter of 2020.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Ten years ago, Slade Wilson—aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke—made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price.
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Bloody First Clip From DC's Deathstroke: Knight & Dragons Animated Series with Michael Chiklis

CW Seed has released a blood-soaked first look at their upcoming animated series Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons. This is a 12-episode original series that stars Michael Chiklis (The Shield) as Slade Wilson and as you’ll see, it doesn’t hold back on the blood and violence. It looks like it’ll be a wild and entertaining series!

The show comes from Constantine: City of Demons writer J.M. DeMatteis and Niko and the Sword of Light director Sung Jin Ahn. The story for the series sees Slade go up against Hive.

Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons follows in the tradition of CW Seed’s animated series Vixen and Freedom Fighters: The Ray. Ten years ago, Slade Wilson — aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke — made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price. Now, a decade later, Wilson’s family is threatened once again by the murderous Jackal and the terrorists of H.
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New FBI Spoilers For Season 2, October 8, 2019 Episode 3 Revealed

Hey, "FBI" fans. We hope you guys got a kick out of tonight's second episode of this current season 2. Now that it's all over with, It's time to give you guys a few spoiler facts to think about for the next, new episode 3, which is due out next week. The wonderful CBS folks gave us a little somethin, somethin to work with via their official press release. So, that's what we'll be taking a look at for this spoiler session. For starters, we do have an official title for episode 3. It's officially named, "American Idol." It sounds like episode 3 will feature some very dangerous, intense, dramatic, action-filled and interesting plotlines as a presidential candidate gets threatened with a car bomb! Oa and Maggie attempt to figure out the motive and more. We'll go ahead and start off this spoiler session with the car bomb situation. At some point,a very
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CBS Buys 2 Dramas From Barbie Kligman & Kapital; Auspices Include Judith McCreary, Sasha Alexander, Lee Child & Peter Lenkov

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CBS has put in development dramas Wet House and The Terminal, from the Secrets & Lies team of creator/executive producer Barbie Kligman and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

For cop drama Wet House, on which Kapital is the co-studio alongside CBS TV Studios, Kligman is partnering with the Rizzoli & Isles duo of star Sasha Alexander and writer-producer Russell Grant.

On the CBS TV Studios-produced airport drama The Terminal, based on a short story by bestselling author Lee Child, Kligman is partnering with Judith McCreary (Law & Order: Svu), who will co-write with her, and Peter Lenkov (Hawaii Five-0).

Written by Kligman based on a story she co-wrote with Grant, Wet House centers on a female detective. After an altercation with a fellow officer lands her at a station for castoff cops with personal demons, she discovers her new colleagues are not only exceptional police officers who serve and protect their
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Circle of Confusion Adds Managers Antonio D’Initino & Samantha Starr, Promotes Andrew Olson

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Circle of Confusion Adds Managers Antonio D’Initino & Samantha Starr, Promotes Andrew Olson
Exclusive: The Walking Dead producer Circle of Confusion has added managers Antonio D’Initino and Samantha Starr and promoted Andrew Olson to manager.

“Sam, Antonio and Andrew are the kind of sharp, passionate advocates for which Circle is known”, the management and production company’s partners David Alpert, Frank Frattaroli, Lawrence Mattis and Brad Mendelsohn said in a joint statement. “Their great taste in material, indefatigable energy and collegial attitude fit seamlessly into the existing culture at Circle and their addition is the perfect next step in our ongoing expansion as we build the future of Circle of Confusion.”

D’Initino joins Circle from Plattform, where he managed a roster including writer Micah Ranum and Michael O’Shea, Cat Solen and Jerome Sable. Prior to that, he worked in the feature literary department at Apa.

Starr was a literary manager at Primary Wave, with clients including director Becca Rodriguez, filmmaker Bennett Lasseter,
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Emmys 2019 exclusive: Universal Television and NBC categories for ‘The Good Place,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Russian Doll’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Universal Television. For this season, the company has many programs for NBC and a few they produce for other networks. They include previous nominees “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Andy Samberg), “The Good Place”, “Saturday Night Live,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Ellie Kemper) and “Will and Grace” plus new contenders “New Amsterdam” (Ryan Eggold) and “Russian Doll” (Natasha Lyonne) as part of their 2019 campaign.

Below, the list of Universal lead, supporting and guest submissions for their comedies and dramas. If you’re looking for “This Is Us,” it is actually produced by Fox21 and will be included on their submission list in the near future. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Netflix’s ‘Windfall’ Gains Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet & More

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Exclusive: Netflix has added a bevy of actors to the Michael Scott-directed original feature thriller Windfall including Jessie T. Usher, Jamie Chung, Cam Gigandet with Sasha Alexander and Oscar nominee Elliott Gould.

All of them join previously announced Riverdale actress Camilia Mendes in the David Golden scripted project. In Windfall, when a wealthy elderly man dies and unexpectedly leaves his estate to his new caregiver, she’s drawn into a web of deception and murder. If she’s going to survive, she’ll have to question everyone’s motives — even the people she loves.

Margret H. Huddleston and Stephanie Slack are producing with Golden co-producing. EPs are Harvey Kahn and Michael Scott.

Gigandet is repped by ICM Partners and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Usher is repped by CAA.
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Eliza Dushku Fires Back at Bull Co-star Michael Weatherly, Details 'Cruel' and 'Aggressive' Harassment on Set

Eliza Dushku Fires Back at Bull Co-star Michael Weatherly, Details 'Cruel' and 'Aggressive' Harassment on Set
Eliza Dushku has broken her silence about her run on CBS’ Bull, a job she says featured “one of the most cruel, most aggressive humiliations I have ever experienced” and from which she was fired after speaking up about lewd comments made by her co-star, Michael Weatherly.

In an op-ed published in Wednesday’s Boston Globe, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum outlines in great detail the atmosphere on the CBS procedural that led to her lodging a formal complaint — and then being fired not long afterward. Dushku, who says she was brought onto the show to become a series regular,
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Michael Weatherly’s Former ‘NCIS’ Co-Stars Defend Him After Eliza Dushku’s Sexual Harassment Claims

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Michael Weatherly’s Former ‘NCIS’ Co-Stars Defend Him After Eliza Dushku’s Sexual Harassment Claims
After it was revealed that Les Moonves was directly involved in a $9.5 million payout to Eliza Dushku in January after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum accused Bull star Michael Weatherly of sexual harassment, Weatherly’s former NCIS alums took to Twitter to defend their former co-star.

NCIS fan favorite Pauley Perrette posted a pic of herself and Weatherly with the caption: “This man… I love, respect, trust, and I Know. Two decades of friendship and respect. The best. I love you @M_Weatherly Always and forever.”

Sasha Alexander also chimed in, posting a pic of the two of them. “I have been in trenches w/ my friend ⁦@M_Weatherly⁩,” she wrote. “Always laughs, true friend & [heart] as big as they come.”

Deadline exclusively reported the story that Mooves was involved in the sexual harassment payout during Dushku’s appearance on the first season of Bull. Additionally, the confidential payment was
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‘NCIS’ Stars Defend Michael Weatherly After Sexual Harassment Scandal: ‘I Know’ This Man,’ Pauley Perrette Says

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‘NCIS’ Stars Defend Michael Weatherly After Sexual Harassment Scandal: ‘I Know’ This Man,’ Pauley Perrette Says
Michael Weatherly’s former co-stars on “NCIS” expressed their support for the embattled “Bull” star following the news this week that CBS paid $9.5 million to actress Eliza Dushku to settle a sexual harassment claim against the actor.

“This man… I love, respect, trust, and I Know. Two decades of friendship and respect,” Pauley Perrette (Abby) wrote, sharing a photo of her and Weatherly. “The best. I love you @M_Weatherly. Always and forever.”

Sasha Alexander (Caitlin) added: “I have been in trenches w/ my friend @M_Weatherly. Always laughs, true friend & [a heart] as big as they come.”

Also Read: CBS Paid Eliza Dushku $9.5 Million to Settle Sexual Harassment Claim Against 'Bull' Star Michael Weatherly

CBS agreed to pay Dushku a multimillion-dollar settlement in January following her complaint that she was written off the drama “Bull” after she confronted series star Michael Weatherly about multiple instances of inappropriate behavior.

On Thursday, the
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Michael Weatherly's NCIS Co-Stars Defend Him in Wake of Bull Scandal: His Heart Is 'As Big As They Come'

In the wake of recent reports that Bull star Michael Weatherly made lewd comments to co-star Eliza Dushku on set, two of Weatherly’s former NCIS castmates are coming to his defense.

According to a Dec. 13 report by The New York Times, Dushku was poised to become a series regular on Bull after joining the CBS drama late in Season 1 as defense attorney J.P. Nunnelly. But Dushku said that Weatherly repeatedly made demeaning and crude comments about her during her time on the show, and when she lodged a formal complaint with the network, she was written off the
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Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander Defend Michael Weatherly After Sexual Harassment Claim Surfaces

Two days after CBS' $9.5 million settlement with actress Eliza Dushku became public, Pauley Perrette and Sasha Alexander are defending Michael Weatherly, their former NCIS co-star and the individual Dushku accused of sexual harassment.

"This man... I love, respect, trust, and I Know. Two decades of friendship and respect. The best. I love you @M_Weatherly Always and forever," Perrette tweeted Saturday alongside a picture of herself with Weatherly. Perrette played Abby Sciuto from 2003 to 2018 on NCIS opposite Weatherly, who starred as Anthony Dinozzo on the CBS series from 2003 to 2016.

Not long after, actress Sasha Alexander tweeted her own ...
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Law & Order: Svu Season 20 Episode 7 Review: Caretaker

Sasha Alexander visited Law & Order: Svu, and boy was it intense!

The promos promised a one-of-a-kind, can't-miss story, and "Caretaker" delivered.

Law & Order: Svu Season 20 Episode 7 was equal parts gruesome and disturbing, all while featuring a riveting story and bringing up more questions than answers.

Kudos to Sasha Alexander. I loved her as quirky Maura Isles on Rizzoli & Isles, and I completely forgot she was ever Maura within seconds of meeting Anna Mills.

Anna was an intense, complicated character who not only murdered her entire family but also sold Benson on believing she was a grieving mother until the moment it became clear she wasn't.

No wonder Benson didn't want to buy her insanity defense!

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I have to admit I'd never heard of this family annihilation syndrome and was more than a little skeptical myself.
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Stars Attend Mptf's 12th Annual Evening Before Party

Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Sunday, September 16th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 12th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting Mptf (Motion Picture & Television Fund).

Stars Attend 12th Annual Evening Before

Credit/Copyright: Getty Images for Mptf

The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from Mptf’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the corporate sponsors and donors from the television community who came out to support the Evening Before. Their generosity enables Mptf to continue to serve industry workers and their families by providing financial assistance in tough times, subsidizing childcare, and offering
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‘Bernard and Huey’ Film Review: Jules Feiffer’s Cartoon Characters Don’t Translate to Three Dimensions

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‘Bernard and Huey’ Film Review: Jules Feiffer’s Cartoon Characters Don’t Translate to Three Dimensions
“I can’t decide which one of you is more narcissistic” is a line from Dan Mirvish’s adaptation of Jules Feiffer’s comic strip “Bernard and Huey,” and it’s one of two pieces bits of dialogue — amidst a roaring avalanche of verbiage, mind you — that neatly encapsulates the experience of watching this movie.

The other line is “Do you really believe this s–t, or are you just talking?”

“Bernard and Huey” is the story of Bernard, a 49-year-old editor of historical non-fiction, with an active sex life and not much else. He’s been living in his apartment for a whole five years, and he hasn’t even bothered to get a table yet. One night there’s a knock on Bernard’s door, and he’s surprised to discover his estranged college friend Huey on the other side, waving around fistfuls of cash and looking for a place to stay.
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Official Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Bernard and Huey' About Two Friends

"A smart film about dumb men." Freestyle Digital Media has debuted an official trailer for an indie comedy titled Bernard and Huey, from director Dan Mirvish (co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival), which premiered at a few small film festivals last year. The film stars David Koechner and Jim Rash as old friends who reunite, and end up in some fights and arguments, working out drama in their lives. "Bernard and Huey is a timely story of two men behaving badly, and the smart women who rein them in." Sounds like just what we need right now, huh? The film's full cast includes Mae Whitman, Sasha Alexander, Nancy Travis, Bellamy Young, Richard Kind, Eka Darville, Jay Renshaw, and Jake O'Connor. This looks somewhat amusing, but I'm not particularly intrigued by any of the footage included in here. Give it a look. Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Dan Mirvish's Bernard and Huey,
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Poster and trailer for Bernard and Huey starring Jim Rash and David Koechner

Freestyle Digital Media has released a poster and trailer for Bernard and Huey, which is directed by Slamdance Film Festival co-founder Dan Mirvish from a long-lost script by Oscar/Pulitzer-winning cartoonist and screenwriter Jules Feiffer. Check them out here along with the official synopsis…

Bernard And Huey is the story of roguish Huey and nebbishy Bernard, who are unlikely collegiate friends in late 1980s New York. Years later, a bedraggled Huey crashes at Bernard’s upscale bachelor pad. As the two reconnect, Bernard falls in love with Huey’s estranged daughter Zelda, an aspiring graphic novelist who’s got a seductive new creative partner, Conrad. Huey slowly gets his mojo back and tries to seduce the various women in Bernard’s life, including his off-again girlfriend Roz and colleague, Mona, while reconnecting with his ex-wife and brother. As Bernard and Huey return to their old ways, at least one of
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Wonderful Trailer For The Film Ride which Tells the Inspiring True Story of BMX Rider John Buultjens

I've got a trailer here for you to watch for a great looking indie film called Ride. It co-stars Ludacris and it tells the true story of BMX rider John Buultjens from Glasgow, Scotland.

Buultjens, who is played by Shane Graham, was raised by a white supremacist family and he got into a lot of trouble growing up. He spent a lot of his youth locked away in a juvenile detention center. He eventually came under the care of a foster family, the father of which is African American. As they overcame the challenges of racism, they ended up forming a bond and in the process, John learned how to be one hell of a talented BMX athlete! 

The film tells a powerful story and it looks like it's actually a great film! Ever since I was a kid I've enjoyed the sport of BMX riding and it's cool to
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First Trailer for 'Ride' About a Scottish BMX Rider Co-Starring Ludacris

"I promise not to quit if you don't." Check out this trailer for a little indie film profiling the life of a BMX rider from Glasgow, Scotland. Ride is about BMX pro John Buultjens, played by Shane Graham. Raised by a white supremacist family, John spent most of his youth locked up in a juvenile detention center. He eventually gets introduced to a foster family, only to discover his new father is black, but together they work through to overcome his racism and "form a bond that helps thrust him down the path to BMX glory." The cast includes Ludacris, Sasha Alexander, Blake Sheldon, Jessica Serfaty, Ali Afshar, Nic Luken, Christina Moore, and Zaire Adams. This is premiering at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and should hit theaters later this summer. This looks very good, featuring a sport we don't usually see on the big screen. Here's the first official
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