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NBC Orders Magic Pilot from Ron Moore, ABC Casts First 'Charlie's Angels' Lead and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jan 20th 2011 10:30AM
Ron Moore'Battlestar Galactica' mastermind Ron Moore has received a pilot order from NBC for '17th Precinct,' an ensemble police drama set in a world ruled by magic.

Stop. You had us at Ron Moore, then you throw in magic!? We're so there.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the project described as "Harry Potter for grown-ups" follows a police squad in the fictional town of Excelsior.

In other TV news ...

Annie Ilonzeh has landed an angelic role in ABC's 'Charlie's Angels' reboot. The 'General Hospital' star will play Kate, a smart, athletic ex-cop who just so happens to be a martial arts expert. No word on the other two Angels. [Deadline Hollywood]

Sheila Kelley has landed a key role on 'Gossip Girl.' Kelley, who was recently seen on 'Lost,' will play Carol, Lily's sister. Illeana Douglas was cast, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. [TVLine]

Jonathan Banks will play Jay's brother on 'Modern Family.' The 'Wiseguy' actor will appear in late February or March. [TVLine]

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'Breaking Bad' - 'Green Light' Recap

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 12th 2010 12:01AM
Bryan Cranston in 'Breaking Bad' - 'Green Light'(S03E04) Even on cable shows that are tightly plotted because of their short seasons, there are sometimes episodes that feel more like they're setting things up for the episodes to come rather than pushing the story arc forward. This week felt like one of those episodes.

I wouldn't classify it as a "throat-clearing" kind of episode, because, even when treading water, 'Breaking Bad' still retains its intensity and sense of drama. But after the first three rollicking episodes, it was interesting to see the show take an hour to collect its thoughts and linger for a little while.

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Breaking Bad: ABQ (season finale)

by Allison Waldman, posted May 31st 2009 11:22PM
Walter and Mike, the cleaner
(S02E13)
Cause and effect, random selection, grief, life and death... "My father is my hero, he's just decent." Breaking Bad covered all that and more in the season finale, setting up Walter White's life after successful surgery that bought him more time. The question was this when the end credits rolled, what will that life be for the New Mexico science teacher after all that's come before?

Anyone out there who thinks they know is lying because only creator Vince Gilligan has a handle on what's been going on and what's to come. What we do know after watching the season finale is this: Breaking Bad is as good as any other drama currently on television, and that includes Lost, Mad Men, House, 24 and the other potential Emmy nominees for Outstanding Drama Series.

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Stump the King - The Bionic Woman

by Paul Goebel, posted May 29th 2007 1:20PM

Jonathan BanksOnce again, a fan wrote in to get some help remembering a show. This question brought back a lot of memories for me and it probably will for most of you as well.

Dann Chenn writes, "So, question about an old show from the 80's. I have no idea about the title. Not even a particularly good show, just remember watching it. The story revolved around a family that started off on a tour of the Egyptian pyramids with a questionable guide. While crawling around and earthquake hits. The guide takes off, family trapped, but some how, some way, they wind up in some alternate universe. This short lived series followed them going from town to town, running from some evil, officer of the law trying to stay one step ahead."

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