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Jeri Ryan Talks 'Star Trek' Stalkers and Conventions on 'Kimmel' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 7th 2011 3:00AM
Jeri Ryan, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'Jeri Ryan's Seven of Nine was at the same time one of the most popular 'Star Trek' characters and one of the most polarizing among hardcore fans. Plus, as is evident by anyone who saw her on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on ABC), Ryan is a beautiful woman. This is a dangerous combination, as she learned when she picked up a couple of stalkers along the way.

It got so bad that she had to stop going to conventions for awhile, but the actress admits that she's back to going to them, with one minor change. "Now they've beefed up the security so I can go again," she said.

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'Warehouse 13' Star Saul Rubinek on Season 3, Guest Stars and Why It's the Best Show Out There

by Annette Bourdeau, posted Aug 30th 2011 9:15AM
It's not easy to find a show the whole family can enjoy together these days, but SyFy's 'Warehouse 13' (which airs on Showcase in Canada) boasts a cross-generational appeal that has something for everyone. That's probably why the unique show has cultivated such a large and devoted following.

The show follows the Secret Service personnel tasked with working at Warehouse 13, which is home to every bizarre (and potentially dangerous) artifact the U.S. government has ever collected. In Season 3, newcomer Aaron Ashmore joins the cast as the warehouse's latest recruit.

We caught up with Saul Rubinek ('Frasier, 'Unforgiven'), who plays warehouse caretaker Artie Nielsen, to pry as many details about Season 3 out of him as possible. It was not an easy task. Like his character Artie, Rubinek is skilled at guarding secrets.

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'Body of Proof' Set Visit: Stars Talk Pig Lungs, Pranks & No-Nonsense Women

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 28th 2011 12:45PM
Dana DelanyFewer things are less forgiving than a New England winter. Luckily, the cast and crew of 'Body of Proof' are a bunch of champs -- after the show's previously announced fall premiere date was taken away, the cast and crew had to film the entire 13-episode first season in a very cold Rhode Island bubble.

TV Squad hit the Providence, Rhode Island set in December to find out what sets 'Body of Proof,' which now premieres Tues., March 29 at 10PM, apart from other procedural shows (think girl power!). The cast also talked about the joys of playing with blood and guts, and of course, working with the one and only Dana Delany.

Delany herself said the the blood, guts and general "body stuff" is one of the best parts about working on the medical examiner drama.

"I think that's the most fun for me, learning stuff about the body that I never knew before," Delany said. "Diseases, things that could kill you, stuff like that I find fascinating.

"One scene we had a buzzsaw where I got to cut into a cranium. We have great special effects -- I hope people who are offended by that stuff won't be bothered, but it's really interesting stuff," she said.

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OWN Revamps Lineup, Jeri Ryan Guests on 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 8th 2011 1:00PM
OWNOprah Winfrey is shaking things up at OWN.

The network, which launched in January, hasn't been performing as well as the talk show host had hoped, and the New York Post reports that network brass have been shaking things up behind the scenes.

"We're doing a lot of changes to the schedule," a spokesman for OWN told the Post yesterday. First up: moving OWN's highest-performing show, 'Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes,' to Sunday nights.

The "reboot" will focus on celebrity reality shows, with 'Behind the Scenes' anchoring the new schedule. There will also be another advertising push.

In other TV news ...

'Body of Proof' star Jeri Ryan is moonlighting for an episode on the final season of 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent.' The actress tweeted about the gig yesterday, saying "Phew! Just got back to my room after a good but long shoot day on Law & Order: Criminal Intent. I start slightly-less-dark & early tomorrow!" [Twitter]

Author Michael Chabon and wife Ayelet Waldman have sold a pilot about magicians and con men who fight Hitler. 'Hobgoblin' is in the early stages of development at HBO. Chabon and Waldman will co-write the script. [Variety]

Chuck Lorre has hired his own lawyer to fight this Charlie Sheen mess. Also in today's Sheen news: a possible live show from the embattled star. [THR Esq., Radar]

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ABC Moves 'Body of Proof' to Midseason

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 11th 2010 1:05PM
Dana DelanyFans of Dana Delany, there's no need to panic. 'Body of Proof' will come out -- just not as soon as originally thought.

According to Variety, the ABC medical examiner series that was to debut at 9PM on Fridays this fall has been pushed to midseason. The reason? ABC wants to give it a chance in a better timeslot.

ABC plans to give the series a healthy marketing plan prior to launch. You know, like they gave the now-cancelled 'My Generation.' (Those billboards and public transportation ads are still up, by the way.)

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Pilot Watch: 'Body of Proof'

by Joel Keller, posted Aug 14th 2010 2:00PM
The cast of 'Body of Proof' on ABC
In our continuing effort to get you ready for the upcoming fall season, we're previewing pilots that were sent to critics earlier this summer.

Keep in mind that in each case, our opinions are based on a pilot that could be completely recast and reworked between now and the fall. Some of those changes have already been announced.

Show: 'Body of Proof'
Network: ABC
Timeslot: Fridays, 9PM ET

The lowdown:
Four years after a horrific auto accident derailed her career, neurosurgeon Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) has found a new role in the Philadelphia medical examiner's office. Tough and driven, she's always put her career first, which is why she is divorced and not a big part of her daughter's life. But in her new role, she's determined to let the body she's examining tell the entire story of how that person died, much to the annoyance of the cops she works with. She's constantly being told where her boundaries are by her partner, investigator Peter Dunlop (Nicholas Bishop), a former cop. Her boss, De. Kate Murphy (Jeri Ryan) tries to keep Hunt in line while admiring her new hire's determination and the fact that she gets results.

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Jeri Ryan Talks 'Leverage,' 'Voyager' and More

by Allison Waldman, posted May 25th 2010 9:01AM
Jeri_ryan_timothy_hutton_leverage_TNTJeri Ryan is one of the busiest actresses in television, going from successful series to successful series. Her track record is quite amazing; she's rarely not working.

Earlier this year, she appeared on TNT's 'Leverage' as con artist Tara Cole. Then, during our conversation, she mentioned that she was waiting to hear if her latest pilot was picked up by ABC. It was. She's co-starring with Dana Delany in 'Body of Proof' which will premiere in the fall.

In anticipation of the 'Leverage' season 2 DVD, which hit shelves May 25, Ryan spoke with TV Squad about the show and her multifaceted career.

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TV Casting: Tom Bergeron to Guest on 'Castle'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 5th 2010 2:00PM
Tom BergeronTom Bergeron will guest on an upcoming episode of 'Castle' that will spoof NBC's recent late-night drama. According to an exclusive report from EW.com, Bergeron will play the host of a late-night talk show who gets booted by his rival (Bill Bellamy). No word yet on whether Conan O'Brien will tune in, but we hope he tweets about it, anyway. [EW.com]

More casting news after the jump.

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'Leverage' - 'The Maltese Falcon Job' Recap

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 18th 2010 1:20AM
Leverage
(S02E15) "My job is to get your back, all the way down, but I need you to do your job." - Eliot to Nathan

"What's that?" - Nathan

"Be Nathan Ford, be the person we came back for." - Parker


My eyes have only seen a few episodes of 'Leverage,' and my brain is just now starting to understand its appeal. (My bodily organs don't work very well together. It's a long story. Words were said, tempers flared, pancreases made an off-color remark about someone else's mother. Enough said.)

Sure on the surface it appears to be a mid-adrenaline, action-adventure spy/mystery/crime show, but the season finale gave it an emotional depth and character progression that even most serious dramatic shows fail to accomplish. And it goes way beyond "not sucking."

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Review: Leverage - The Zanzibar Marketplace Job

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 28th 2010 4:45AM
Leverage
(S02E12) "[Nathan's] drinking is not a problem. It's a symptom." - Eliot to Tara


Action dramas don't have to be so layered. As long as the screen is filled with lots of explosions and tough guys with their backs to them, smirking at the camera as if to say, "Oh yeah, that's an explosion behind me and I caused it. I'm a badass, even if I would face federal charges for detonating an explosive device in a public area. So who out there wants to sleep with me?"

Even though this week's Leverage had a couple of moments like that, it still managed to be more layered in both its plot and characters than it has a right to be.

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Review: Leverage - The Bottle Job

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 21st 2010 10:00AM
(S02E11) Leverage has the thankless task of walking one of the most difficult tightropes in television writing.

How do you keep an audience interested in a show that they already know how it will end? The good guys always win and have so far for TNT's favorite scheming do-gooders.

The show runners must have a whole bag of plot tricks and devices they use to keep the show interesting and last night's was one of the most interesting diversions to keep our minds off the fact that good is about to triumph evil.

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Review: Leverage - The Runway Job (mid-season premiere)

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 13th 2010 11:01PM

(S02E10) "Tara Cole is the best. I wouldn't have sent her if I didn't trust her and I know you're going to love her, so just give her a chance." - Sophie to Parker, Alec and Elliot/"Well, she is hot." - Elliot


No one makes for a better enemy than some kind of ruthless fashion designer. They are the epitome of bloodsucking evil. They want everything, produce nothing and expect to get even more than everything for even less. They are the real world equivalent of a James Bond villain, only not as tastefully dressed.

So it's a perfect way to reacquaint us with the wily antics of Nathan Ford and company as they permeate the seedy underbelly of the world's most powerful evil, even if the way they take them down does have a tiny number of noticeable holes.

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Jeri Ryan Gets More 'Leverage'

by Michael Maloney, posted Jan 13th 2010 9:00AM
Jeri Ryan Appears on 'Leverage'If viewers didn't find grifters somewhat like-able they'd never root for them to win. So it was a no-brainer for producers to cast the extremely like-able Jeri Ryan ('Shark', 'Star Trek: Voyager') as dynamic and duplicitous Tara Cole, who last summer joined the band of double-crossers led by Timothy Hutton on 'Leverage.' The TNT drama returns (for what are being called 'winter episodes') starting Wed., Jan. 13 at 10 p.m. ET.

AOL TV chatted with the captivating Ryan about why Tara is so much fun to play, her many lawyer roles (including one on Law & Order: SVU that was difficult to play) and what kind of role she'd like to tackle next.

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Leverage mid-season return -- An early look

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 12th 2010 10:30AM

My TV has been waiting for a show like Leverage. It's also been waiting for a new TV stand and a more slender, attractive person to look back at, but it's not getting either until it drops the attitude.

It's one of those few shows that blends together the things that make other TV shows so great. It's got the action packed, tense drama of an episode of 24, the wry and sharp wit of Frasier and the complex and twisted plot logic of any episode of Lost.

The only difference is unlike 24, the action doesn't overtake the front seat from the drama at gun point. Unlike Frasier, it doesn't find comedy by talking so far over the average audience's head that frost has to form on their forehead in order for them to appreciate it. And unlike Lost, your head doesn't explode by the end of every episode.

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Another Star Trek actor joins TNT's Leverage

by Mike Moody, posted Jun 26th 2009 2:07PM
jeri ryan in leverage tntBeing a nerd, I'm very familiar with Jeri Ryan's career. She helped make Star Trek: Voyager watchable for a while as a self-aware Borg and recently starred in CBS' Shark alongside James Woods. But it was her work on the David Kelley shows Boston Public and Boston Legal that has me thinking she'll be a good fit for Leverage.

The actress handled Kelley's sharp dialogue like a pro, and I'm guessing she'll bring the same confidence to her role as a "smart-ass, street-wise con woman" on the second season of Leverage. Ryan has signed on for a recurring role on the TNT heist drama. Her character will be a friend of Sophie's (Gina Bellman), Leverage's sexy grifter with a bag full of tricks and foreign accents.

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