Cable staple Kenny Johnson will dip into network TV for a role on NBC's take on the U.K.'s Prime Suspect , according to The Hollywood Reporter . Johnson, known for his work on FX's The Shield , TNT's Saving Grace , and FX's Sons of Anarchy , will play the boyfriend of Maria Bello's character... http://www.tvguide.com/News/Kenny-Johnson-Prime-Suspect-1035548.aspx?rss=breakingnews
Did you ever wonder what would happen if The Shield's Capt. David Aceveda and Officer Danny Sofer were married? Well, viewers will get to see the actors behind those characters as a longtime couple - as well as some other Shield alums together again - on Lie to Me. "It's just a fun alternate universe with all these people you're accustomed to seeing in a certain environment," Shield creator and Lie to Me executive producer Shawn Ryan tells TVGuide.com of the stunt episode (Monday at 9/8c on Fox). "It was different, but I think everyone was just really happy to see one another again. I think it meant more on a personal level even than a professional level. We had a very tight-knit group on that show, so to be able to reunite ... was very nice." To Read More Click Here .
The Shield star Michael Chiklis will play the patriarch in Greg Berlanti's ABC drama pilot No Ordinary Family, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chiklis will play the father of an American family with super powers. The 46-year-old actor earned an Emmy for his performance as Detective Vic Mackey on FX's cop drama The Shield. Source Here
Lie to Me will play host to reunion of cast members from The Shield in an upcoming episode, Variety reports. The move again pairs members of The Shield ensemble - minus star Michael Chiklis - with the FX drama's creator Shawn Ryan, who now serves as Lie to Me's executive producer. Shield actors David Marciano, Catherine Dent, Benito Martinez, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, David Rees Snell and Kenny Johnson are all signed on for a spring episode titled "Pied Piper," the trade paper reports. According to Variety, Marciano will play a man Tim Roth's Dr. Cal Lightman helped convict for killing a child 17 years prior. However, after Marciano's character is executed for the crime, the aunt and uncle (played by Dent and Martinez) of his victim are targeted again. Lightman reopens the investigation and speaks with the brother and ex-girlfriend of Marciano's character, played by Snell and Ryan, respectively. Finally, as the investigation is reopened, a new suspect is revealed in the form of a photographer played by Johnson. An airdate for the episode has not yet been announced. Are you excited to see cast members of The Shield back together again? Source Here
The Shield is going out in style: The dearly departed cop drama leads the Television Critics Association Awards with four nominations. The Shield, which ended its seven-season run in November, will battle Lost , Mad Men , Saturday Night Live and Battlestar Galactica for the coveted Program of the Year. The Shield was also nominated for best drama series, best drama acting (Walter Goggins) and the Heritage Award, which honors series that have made a cultural impact. ER, M*A*S*H, Saturday Night Live and Star Trek are the other Heritage Award nominees. The Shield's drama-series competition includes Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights, Lost and Mad Men. On the comedy front, TCA likes 30 Rock , The Big Bang Theory , The Daily Show, How I Met Your Mother and The Office . Stars from four of those shows - Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Jim Parsons, Neil Patrick Harris and Steve Carell - will face off for comedy-acting honors. Fringe , The Mentalist , The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, True Blood and The United States of Tara are up for best new program. NBC leads networks with 11 nominations. The winners will be announced Aug. 1. Source Here
FX 's groundbreaking cop drama The Shield came to an end in November, but could there be a future in movies for Vic Mackey? Creator Shawn Ryan and castmembers Michael Chiklis, Walton Goggins and CCH Pounder gathered to promote their series for Emmy consideration in its final season, and there was talk of a future in features. Could it really happen? Here's what we've learned: When a fan asked Ryan, at the Los Angeles Times' Emmy Screening Series joint event for FX's The Shield and Sons of Anarchy presented by the Envelope, if there might be more of The Shield, Ryan replied, "There is a zero percent chance" of there being more of the TV show on FX, but if Fox hears "the fans agitate" for more, it could very well pull together a feature film. "That is bulls--t!" declared costar Walton Goggins, whose character, Shane, came to an ignominious end in the TV series' finale. "Wait," chimed in Sons of Anarchy lead Ron Perlman. "Who's playing Vic Mackey [in this movie]? Can I audition?" To which Michael Chiklis predictably replied, "Back off motherf--ker" (or words to that profane effect). Can you even imagine a fictional fight between Mackey and Clay Morrow, or for that matter, an acting battle between Chiklis and Perlman? Brutal. With the notable (but cheerful) exception of Goggins, the entire gang seemed up for a feature film should Fox desire such a thing. Later, when another fan asked Chiklis to pretend for the moment that there was no possible movie and to imagine where Mackey would be in his situation with ICE, Chiklis said, "I'd rather not pretend that...I'd like to pretend that I'm not getting pushed aside by Ron Perlman...[so] I can't really answer you right now." Perlman: "I'll blow the audition, don't worry about it." So anybody out there want The Shield cast to reunite for a major motion picture from 20th Century Fox? It looks like the writers and cast would be down, but they need your support to get the ball rolling. The comments are yours: Tell us if you're down and what you most want to see of The Shield on the big screen. Source: E!Online: Is The Shield Heading to Movie Theaters?
We really should've known better. We waited two weeks for Brothers & Sisters ' "shocking death," when all along we should have realized that what that the network had been teasing for weeks (months even, among insiders) in the end wasn't all that shocking - especially when it didn't even really happen. Oh well, maybe we're all patsies. But to make ourselves feel better, here are the TV deaths that actually delivered a gutshot and had us talking about a character's demise the next day - for all the right reasons. 13. Dan Conner, Roseanne Critics attacked the "Roseanne wins the lottery" story arc for betraying the show's everyman, blue-collar ethos. But Roseanne (the actress-producer, that is) had a plan all along: In the series finale, it's revealed that the whole shebang was the product of Roseanne Conner's fertile, writerly mind, a literary defense mechanism she created after Dan suffered a fatal heart attack at Darlene's wedding. 12. Terry Crowley, The Shield Before you get all, "What about Lem and the hand grenade?" let us explain. Yes, Shane blowing his partner to bits was an amazing twist, but it came five seasons into one of the riskiest and most brutal TV series we've seen; we practically expected it. On the other hand, Vic Mackey popping a fellow cop to cover up his unit's misdeeds in the series' pilot caught us completely off guard, and provided a small taste of things to come. 11. Joyce Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer This one got to us simply because, in the context of an otherwordly battle between vampires and slayers, Joyce's death by brain aneurysm is a little too real. Perhaps we just didn't think the writers would off Joyce so quickly after she had begun recovering from a brain tumor. 10. J.R. Ewing, Dallas OK, fine. We know his death(s) were always survived or explained, but you have to give Dallas credit for basically inventing the season-finale cliff-hanger. Have you ever seen a "Who Shot Mary Alice" T-shirt? Thought so. 9. Adriana, The Sopranos Just as it appeared that the Feds had convinced Ade to flip, her shocking demise came at the hands of so-called "nice" wise guy Silvio. She frantically crawled off-camera through autumn leaves, begging for her life, and then two gunshots echoed, silencing one of the show's vivid female portrayals. 8. Gary Shepherd, thirtysomething While everyone was focused on Nancy's mortality as she awaited test results after cancer treatment, it was Gary who kicked the bucket after being involved in a chain-reaction car accident. Yes, the same Gary who usually rode a bicycle because he hated cars. Bitter irony alert! 7. Uh, Everyone, Six Feet Under Even for a show that began each episode with a death, Nate's death a few episodes shy of the finale still packed a punch. In the show's chilling last six minutes, though, the narrative fast-tracks audiences through 79 years, showing how each of the protagonists departed the mortal coil. Talk about tying up loose ends. 6. John Locke/Jeremy Bentham, Lost Just as John accepts his destiny to lead the island-dwellers known as The Others, it's revealed via flash-forward that Locke is the man in the coffin three years later in Los Angeles. Of course, death is a relative term on Lost (he has since appeared to have been resurrected), but seeing our favorite faith junkie lying in eternal slumber was perhaps more mind-blowing than watching the island completely disappear. To Read The Last 5 Click Here .
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The Shield made TV history in so many ways. It put FX on the map. It signaled new possibilities not only for the police drama, which it turned on its head, but for basic-cable programming, which had never gone this dark or explosively, explicitly bold. This week, the show made history again, wrapping its remarkable seven-season run with one of the most searing and satisfying series finales of all time. (Read the full recap here .) Series creator Shawn Ryan cunningly mapped out a way for Vic Mackey, that dirtiest but most gifted of ham-fisted detectives, to get away with murder, while also making him pay for his crimes in the most gut-wrenchingly ironic and savage way possible. ( Get Ryan's thoughts on the series and the finale in our postmortem Q&A !) One week earlier, in a scene that even by The Shield's shocking standards was a riveting jaw-dropper, Vic confessed everything, including his murder of fellow cop Terry Crowley that had haunted the entire series, as part of a deal granting him total immunity. Everyone who watched this go down, from his federal handler Olivia to his boss Claudette (the amazing CCH Pounder), was horrified at the reality of the monster in their midst. read more from: TvGuide
After seven critically acclaimed seasons, FX 's The Shield (Tuesday, Nov. 25, 10 pm/ET) will finally close up "the Barn" for good with "Family Meeting," a blockbuster, 90-minute series finale that creator Shawn Ryan promises won't be in the ambiguous style of the Sopranos' fade to black. "The story makes sense," says Ryan. "Vic will pay a price -- some will think it's too high, and some will think it's too low." In the Nov. 18 episode, Vic Mackey left Shane and Ronnie, his Strike Team comrades, in the lurch, signing an immunity deal for himself and his ex-wife, Corinne, that required him to confess all his wrongdoings. In the episode's most clever sequence, and after what seemed to be the longest pause in television history, Mackey does confess to everything, starting with the murder of Det. Terry Crowley and, off camera, presumably all his transgressions over the life of the series. Olivia, his ICE contact, is obviously chagrined by Vic's neverending series of revelations, and promises to hold him to the letter of his agreement. So what's next? How do you think it should end? With Vic's immunity deal falling apart? Vic, Shane and Ronnie escaping to South America? Vic and Corinne reuniting? Dutch and Claudette busting Vic? Vic, face down, in a pool of blood? read from TvGuide