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'FlashForward,' 'ER' Stars Grab Roles in Pilots

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2010 10:02AM
Christine WoodsIf you've been keeping track of all of the casting and pilot news that's been happening the past several weeks, you know that there are approximately 91,000 new pilots being filmed. About six of them will actually make it to the air. Here's the latest:

Christine Woods of 'FlashForward' has landed a role in NBC's 'Perfect Couples.' a comedy about three different married couples. 'FlashForward' fans shouldn't panic over this casting though. Woods would stay with that show if it gets a second season. Besides, there are many other reasons to panic about FlashForward.

In other news, 'ER's' Goran Visnjic and Katee Sackhoff will star in ABC's 'Boston's Finest,' about an ex-cop and a detective trying to figure out some mysterious conspiracy that has hurt them both. Yup, another show will a conspiracy angle, and yet another show with a good-looking man and woman team up to fight evil (see also 'The X-Files,' 'Fringe' and several other shows).

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'24' - '4:00 AM - 5:00 AM' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 23rd 2010 4:56AM
Katee Sackhoff, '24'
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Jack Bauer may be the star of '24,' but this week it was Ladies' Night -- or maybe the expression should be Ladies' Hour in this case. Regardless, it was the fairer sex that did the ass-kicking and the ass-saving this week. More impressively, this was accomplished without a single appearance by President Allison Taylor.

Luckily, I'm far enough away that the EMP that took down CTU didn't impact my systems, though our regular reviewer, Mike Moody, didn't fare so well. While he works to recover his systems and get back online, I agreed to pinch-hit and see how CTU handled their own electronic crisis.

If last week's episode was the best episode of the season so far, this week just knocked it back to number two. I'll even forgive that we got one of the oldest and most tired '24' cliches ever in play again, because everything else was just so damned good!

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Dana Walsh is a Traitor on '24' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Mar 23rd 2010 4:20AM
24, Katee SackhoffWait ... what? Dana Walsh is a traitor on '24' (Mon., 9PM ET on Fox)?! Yes, so it seems! Not only that, she's a badass killing machine.

And this was a bit of a shocker: "It's me," she said on the phone. "CTU is back online." And that someone on the other end? Samir! And he's going to need some help getting clear of CTU surveillance.

Watch the video after the jump.

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'24' - '1:00 AM - 2:00 AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Mar 2nd 2010 11:37AM
'24' - '1:00 AM - 2:00 AM' Recap
(S08E10) This episode hat it all – action, suspense, tension, and dead bodies on parade. The plot is really heating up now that Jack is "all in" and motivated to stop the terrorists from detonating their "dirty bomb."

But saving New York City from a radiological nightmare isn't the only thing pushing Jack to nab the baddies. The man is smitten. He wants to keep Renee safe and sound and free from government prosecution. I guess everyone needs some personal motivation, right?

Take Samir and the IRK terrorists, for instance. Detonating the bomb would be a huge win for them. Not only will they demolish NYC and leave the area uninhabitable for 40 years, but they'll also plunge the US into a war with Kamistan, successfully thwarting Hasan's peace negotiations.

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'24' - '12:00 AM - 1:00 AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 23rd 2010 12:36AM
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(S08E09) Now the clock is really ticking.

Farhad's crew raised the stakes for the season with a plan to set off a radiological bomb in New York. And things finally erupted in a big way with the Dana/Kevin/Cole storyline. Jack got Renee out of the hot seat, but it cost him his plane ride back to his family (again).

The moral of this episode? You just can't trust anyone these days.

Josef stabbed his daddy in the back by stealing the nuclear rods, only to get gunned down by Farhad and friends. Looking to make a big bloody statement, Farhad's goons double-crossed their boss with a plot to use the rods as a weapon. And Weiss set Renee up to take the fall for the mission's failure (I never trusted that guy). Let's talk about that last development.

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Katee Sackhoff Joins ABC Crime Drama

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Feb 22nd 2010 1:20PM
After fielding multiple offers, Katee Sackhoff has found her next big TV role.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the 'Battlestar Galactica' alum is set to star in a new ABC crime drama from Richard Hatem and Gary Fleder.

As previously reported, the untitled series revolves around a detective (Sackhoff) and her disgraced male co-worker who solve crimes as they try to unravel a conspiracy that led to his downfall.

This will be Sackhoff's second attempt at leading a network series. In 2009, she was set to star in 'Lost and Found,' another detective show that failed to receive a pickup order from NBC.

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Sackhoff to Star in ABC Crime Drama

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 22nd 2010 12:31PM
Katee SackhoffKatee Sackhoff has been a real workhorse on TV shows. God, that sounds terrible, but what I mean is that she has become one of those TV stars you can always count on. She's had a recurring role on many of the big shows of the past five years: 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Nip/Tuck,' 'Bionic Woman,' and had a rather big guest role on 'Big Bang Theory.' She's currently co-starring on '24' but who knows what's going to happen to her character since she has just signed to headline her own show.

Sackhoff will star in a new pilot for ABC, a crime drama about a detective who teams up with an ex-cop, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They investigate crimes and also try to figure out who drove him off the force. All crime shows now have to have an underlying story, a conspiracy, a myth arc to get people tuning in week after week to see if they solve the bigger mystery.

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'24' - '11:00PM - 12:00AM' Recap

by Mike Moody, posted Feb 16th 2010 1:30AM
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(S08E08) "Hey! Why you gotta focus on the negative?" - Kevin to Dana/Jenny

He was stabbed, beaten, electro-shocked and strung up like a side of beef, but that didn't stop Jack from busting out of the basement of doom with relative ease. Luckily for Jack, it seemed like Bazhaev's goons forgot to bind his legs. (Why do bad guys always forget to bind the legs?) Our hero only had to employ some fancy footwork to crack his torturer's neck and escape.

Then, like some tiny feral jungle creature, Jack pounced on another goon, bit him on the neck and drained him of his blood!

OK, maybe that last part happened a little differently, but seeing skinny little Jack jump that chubby baddie was like watching a vampire bat attacking a cow. It was the funniest moment of the season so far.

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Review: '24' - '10:00PM - 11:00PM'

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 9th 2010 3:54AM
24, season 8, episode 7
(S08E07) I'm going to whine a lot about this episode, so that's just a little warning to anyone absolutely loving this season of '24.' But first, let's talk about the great scene where Renee goes ballistic, stabs Vladimir, then accidentally stabs Jack. Then Jack takes the knife out and hurls it at the other guy coming in the door. Awesome!

Ok, now for the bad stuff. For one thing, I thought we were going to get to see Renee kick some major butt this season. So far, she's just a wimpy female with a big fat vengeance chip on her shoulder who still gets knocked around by the bad guys (excepting that awesome scene noted above). Come on, Renee! I want a female Jack Bauer, not some sniveling sap!

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Six Reasons Why '24' Has Jumped the You-Know-What

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 8th 2010 11:00AM
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What is going on with Jack Bauer? Have you been watching '24' this season, the first time set in New York City? There were high expectations that this might be the best season yet for '24' because we'd be seeing a lean, mean, older Jack who has been through the wringer and knows all the tricks and turns of the business. Comparisons were made to Jason Bourne, but with the Bauer edge.

Unfortunately, we're not seeing the vim and vigor of 'The Bourne Identity' or any of the other Bourne pictures. We're not even seeing the quality of '24' from seasons past. Instead, '24' has turned into something else entirely -- an empty shell of its former self. It's time to call it a day for '24.' The show has definitely jumped the you-know-what.

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Review: '24' - '9:00PM-10:00PM'

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 2nd 2010 6:20AM
24: Season 8, Episode 6

(S08E06) "If you're talking about what I think you're talking about, we don't do that anymore." - Hastings to Jack, on using unsavory methods with the Russians


Oh, snap. The Russians may have bought Renee's cover, but that doesn't mean she's out of danger. Just the opposite, especially given the fact that she's a loose cannon and doesn't seem to care whether she lives or dies at this point. Or maybe that's not necessarily true.

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Review: 24 - 8:00PM-9:00PM

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 26th 2010 11:21AM
Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer 24
(S08E05) "I think this operation just blew up." - Jack

I think this season just blew up. After loving the first four hours in last week's two-night 24 premiere, hour five of Jack Bauer's eighth bad day crashed and burned pretty hard. While the main plot involving Jack and Renee is worth watching, it still has one big glaring misstep that I had a hard time getting over last night. As for the rest of the minor subplots? We can only hope they tie in to the rest of the story, because right now, very little of it is interesting.

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Review: 24 - 6:00PM-7:00PM/7:00PM-8:00PM

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 18th 2010 10:10PM
Annie Wersching as Renee Walker
(S08E03/S08E04) "Renee, I know where you are and it's a dark place." - Jack

24's two-night four-hour season premiere continued tonight with the season's third and fourth hours and, by the end of it, we finally got a pretty clear picture of what the larger threat is and where it's headed... at least until next week.

Renee finally made an appearance, Hassan didn't get taken out, and Hastings figured out that Chloe actually knows what she's talking about. But was any of that enough to make up for the numerous shortcomings this season has already displayed?

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Review: 24 - 4:00PM-5:00PM/5:00PM-6:00PM (season premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Jan 17th 2010 11:15PM
Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland, L) is briefed by CTU field agent Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr., R) about the escalating threat.
(S08E01/S08E02) "You don't look like a Grampa..." - Jack's granddaughter, Teri

As if we needed another reminder that, yes, 24 has begun its eighth season and maybe, just maybe, Jack Bauer is getting too old for this crap. Good thing for us, this guy doesn't know how to say no.

Bauer's eighth very bad day kicked off tonight with a bang (literally) and with NYC as the show's newest (gimmicky?) setting, there's hope that season eight can reclaim some of 24's lost glory because, lest we forget, seasons six and seven started off wonderfully, too, only to falter as the clock kept ticking. Can Grampa Jack do the one thing that all old folks yearn to do and turn back time?

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'24' Season 8 Preview and Predictions (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Jan 15th 2010 7:54PM
24 season 8, Kiefer Sutherland as Jack BauerHang onto your hats because '24' season 8 premieres this Sunday! The new season begins with a two-night, four-hour premiere on January 17, and star Kiefer Sutherland told TV Guide that it will be "absolutely mind-blowing."

"Jack Bauer is going to have a bad day," said Sutherland. "He's going to face impossible odds and moral dilemmas. And in the end, he's going to triumph." Of that, we have no doubt!

If you'd rather not be spoiled for the new season, we suggest you stop reading here. Those of you who want to know about all the upcoming terrorists, explosions, gunfights, and torture scenes, follow us after the jump.

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