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CBS Cancels 'The Bridge' After 3 Episodes

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Aaron Douglas, The BridgeEverybody, it's time to say goodbye to 'The Bridge.' Wait, what do you mean you weren't one of the 2.8 million viewers watching the Canadian import that aired Saturdays on CBS?

Vulture is reporting the low-rated cop drama has gotten the boot from CBS after just three episodes. Its replacement? Repeats of CBS's canceled crime procedural 'Cold Case.'

Aaron Douglas, Chief Tyrol to 'Battlestar Galactica' fans, headlined 'The Bridge,' a series about a police union head cleaning up the corrupt force.

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A New Leader on 'The Bridge' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 12th 2010 1:55AM
A New Leader on 'The Bridge'Aaron Douglas stars on the series premiere of 'The Bridge' (Sat., 8PM on CBS). You may remember Douglas as Chief Tyrol of 'Battlestar Galactica' fame.

[Spoiler alert.]

Douglas plays street cop Frank Leo, who becomes angry when he learns there will be no funeral for a fellow officer who he served with. So the cop starts a walkout, and suddenly becomes the new leader of the police union. This puts him in direct conflict with the people in charge.

Anyway, that's all very exciting. But here's a more important question. 'The Bridge' is now approximately the 10,000th cop-based drama that is currently on TV. And it's being buried on Saturday nights.

Will anyone care about the story of Frank Leo? Did you watch the show? Did you find it intriguing enough that you would stick with it over all the other police-drama-based competition?

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Aaron Douglas Talks 'The Bridge'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Jul 9th 2010 2:30PM
Aaron DouglasLast time we saw Aaron Douglas, he was walking off into the unknown as Chief Tyrol on 'Battlestar Galactica.' We may have thought that the Canadian actor disappeared, but he's been working -- a lot, by the sounds of it -- on 'The Bridge,' where he plays cop-turned-union-leader Frank Leo.

Just in case you haven't seen the promotional ad (which was played mercilessly throughout the 2010 Olympics), 'The Bridge' follows a young, troubled cop who grows more and more disillusioned with the corrupt police force. As he tries to right the wrongs going on around him, Leo becomes enmeshed in the complications of power. Executive-produced by Craig Bromell (who served as president of the Metro Toronto Police Association from 1997-2003), and set on the streets of Toronto, 'The Bridge' is a raw look behind the Blue Curtain.

TV Squad talked with Douglas about what it's like to play a police officer, how it feels to drive a hot car (really fast) and if he misses 'Battlestar' at all.

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Getting to Know... Aaron Douglas

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Mar 12th 2010 4:15PM
Aaron Douglas has gone from relative obscurity to TV fame in a matter of years, a feat that isn't repeated very often by Canadian actors. Starting with 'Battlestar Galactica', Douglas became a household name for nerds and sci-fi fanatics alike. Now he's playing a union leader in 'The Bridge', which isn't too big a stretch, considering he played a union leader on 'BSG' for almost three years.

More info after the jump...

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Aaron Douglas Takes on 'The Bridge'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Mar 2nd 2010 11:57PM
Last time we saw Aaron Douglas, he was walking off into the unknown as Chief Tyrol on 'Battlestar Galactica'. We may have thought that the Canadian actor disappeared, but he's been working – a lot, by the sounds of it – on 'The Bridge', where he plays cop-turned-union-leader Frank Leo.

Just in case you haven't seen the promotional ad (which was played mercilessly throughout the 2010 Olympics), 'The Bridge' follows a young, troubled cop who grows more and more disillusioned with the corrupt police force. As he tries to right the wrongs going on around him, Leo becomes enmeshed in the complications of power. Executive-produced by Craig Bromell (who served as president of the Metro Toronto Police Association from 1997-2003), and set on the streets of Toronto, 'The Bridge' is a raw look behind the Blue Curtain.

TV Squad talked with Douglas about what it's like to play a police officer, how it feels to drive a hot car (really fast), and if he misses 'Battlestar' at all.

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Olmos to direct Battlestar prequel movie

by Brett Love, posted Aug 7th 2008 10:02AM

Edward James Olmos - Battlestar GalacticaGood news everyone. It seems that this whole movie thing is working out quite nicely for the folks over at Sci Fi. Executive VP of original programming for Sci Fi, Mark Stern, now also counts himself as co-head of the newly formed Universal Cable Productions. Why should we care? Because at the end of the day that means a little more Battlestar Galactica.

The success of Razor is a big part of this. Stern describes it as doing "phenomenally well in the international and DVD market." It's led to a whole new way of financing and creating entertainment for the network. The new Battlestar project will air after the series completes its run next year. Edward James Olmos is on board to direct, and he'll have a script by Jane Espenson to work with. Both nice choices. Casting is still up in the air at the moment. So far, Michael Trucco (Anders), Aaron Douglas (Tyrol), and Dean Stockwell (Cavil) are confirmed.

The story is prequel-esque. It goes back to just after the Cylon destruction of human home worlds. We'll follow the Cylons as they deal with human survivors, aboard ships as well as on planets. There is also a hint that the movie will focus specifically on two of the Cylon agents.

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Battlestar Galactica panel at Sci Fi's digital press tour, part one - VIDEO

by Keith McDuffee, posted Jun 27th 2007 9:02AM
battlestar galactica panel
OK folks, I'm a bit jetlaggy and all out of sorts, but this is the best I could pull together for you until I'm back on my game later today. As you know, I'm out in Vancouver at a "digital press tour" thrown by Sci Fi for several of its hits shows, including, of course, Battlestar Galactica. As part of the tour, we were all given DVDs of the interview panels we did for each of the shows (Eureka, Stargate Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica).

I'd like to thank the folks of Sci Fi and of course the guys from Battlestar who took the time to come sit with us for an hour.

Part one of the panel is after the jump. I'll have the second part ready later today. Enjoy!

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