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Tom Selleck returns as Jesse Stone

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 5th 2008 2:23PM
T SelleckThe other day, Les Moonves said that CBS is a network where the good guys win. That's part of the reason for the Tiffany net's success, even if their programming is sometimes deemed too traditional. Well, a great CBS star is coming back to the fold to play a good guy in a movie series that fans embrace. Tom Selleck will returns as Jesse Stone in his sixth TV movie based on the Robert B. Parker character.

The new TV movie is called Jesse Stone: No Remorse. Stone, a small-town cop with a checkered past and a troubled personal life, hits a major roadblock in his career when the town council suspends him. He takes a job for an old friend, going to Boston to investigate a series of murders in Boston.

This is based on Parker's character, but is not one of his novels. In fact, Tom co-wrote the script with Michael Brandman. He's also executive producing.

Returning to the movie series are Stephen McHattie, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, William Devane, William Sadler and Saul Rubinek. Joining the group is Krista Allen.

It's interesting that Jesse Stone is becoming as identifiable a character for Selleck as Magnum. It's a good role for him as an older man, more dramatic and moody than the fun-loving Thomas Magnum. If Selleck wanted to turn this into a weekly series, I'm sure CBS would sign him in a heartbeat.

This one begins shooting in Canada and it is the sixth movie in the series. Jesse Stone: Thin Ice, the fifth picture, is set to air in early 2009, probably for February sweeps, although CBS hasn't given it a set airdate just yet.

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Mona

I am excited to hear a new Jesse Stone is coming. Tom Selleck is an amazing actor and I just cannot get enought of him. I hope they would make this into a TV series or put more movies out as it seems so long in between the filming of another. I have admired Tom's acting since Magnum and will be a fan until the end.

December 09 2008 at 12:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Butchie

Tom Selleck has always been a classy man. The way he lives his life, handles his career, is a devoted family man and husband and always leaves his ego checked at the door. So many of the "stars" could learn a thing or two from this man.

November 30 2008 at 8:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jrd

Great news! I'm looking forward to it.

November 06 2008 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DMD

I love Tom Selleck, he is awesome in this role. I have watched all the "Jesse Stone" movies and they are very enjoyable!! Nice move Les Moonves...

November 05 2008 at 7:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven

I think this is good but I wish they would come on a more frequent schedule. Either have several movies a year or a series or regularly returning mini-series.

November 05 2008 at 6:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ian

Why not 2 or 3 of these a year?

November 05 2008 at 3:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

My girlfriend will be ecstatic...although I worry about how good a screenplay not based off an existing book could be.

November 05 2008 at 3:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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