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Vinnie Jones Joins NBC Superhero Show 'The Cape'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 9th 2010 12:23PM
Vinnie JonesVinnie Jones has played a variety of villains, from Juggernaut in 'X-Men: The Last Stand,' to Destro in 'The Ballad of G.I. Joe' and a mercenary named "Bullet-Tooth Tony" in 'Snatch.' He even played a baddie with the name of another baddie on 'Chuck': arms dealer Karl Stromberg, who shares a name with the James Bond villain from 'The Spy Who Loved Me.'

Jones's impressive repertoire of evil-doers has earned the former English football star a regular gig on the new NBC superhero drama 'The Cape.'

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will play Scales, a powerful criminal with a medical condition that makes his skin look like green and gold scales. You can catch a glimpse of him, albeit in a shadowy setting, in the trailer currently up on the NBC site.

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Upfronts Wrap-Up: Eight New Shows That Look the Most Promising

by Bob Sassone, posted May 21st 2010 1:29PM
network logosTV Squad readers, "Upfronts Week" has come to an end. This is like Christmas week for TV fans, as we got to see which new shows are coming up this fall (and which shows are going away). Now we all get to sit back and look at the previews for the new shows and figure out which shows we definitely want to watch and which shows we wouldn't watch even if they performed them live in our living rooms.

After the jump, the eight shows that look really promising. And oh my God, one of them is on The CW!

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Jimmy Smits, Kathy Bates Series Picked Up by NBC; 'Mercy,' 'Trauma' Canceled

by Andrew Scott, posted May 14th 2010 3:25PM
Jimmy SmitsOn the heels of 'Law & Order's' cancellation, NBC announced today that it has picked up four new series for next season -- three dramas and one comedy -- and will be parting ways with newbie medical dramas 'Mercy' and 'Trauma.'

Among the dramas headed to the Peacock net is 'The Cape,' starring 'ER's' David Lyons as a policeman who is framed for a series of murders and is forced to go into hiding. Determined to be reunited with his family, Lyons' character becomes his son's favorite superhero ('The Cape') and quickly "takes the law into his own hands."

Meanwhile, 'West Wing' alum Jimmy Smits will return to the network in the drama 'Outlaw,' about a Supreme Court justice who quits his job to go work for the little man.

Rounding out the list of dramas is the latest legal series from David E. Kelley ('The Practice'; 'Ally McBeal'), 'Harry's Law.' The show stars Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates as a lawyer who unexpectedly starts her own firm with characters portrayed by Brittany Snow and Ben Chaplin.

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'Chuck' Renewed for Fourth Season

by Andrew Scott, posted May 14th 2010 12:11AM
ChuckFirst it was Subway. Now flash mobs appear to have done the trick.

According to the Live Feed, NBC has renewed 'Chuck' for a fourth season. The show, which has been on the bubble for consecutive seasons, despite its rabid fan base, will return for 13 episodes.

'Chuck' has performed steady in its third season on NBC, though that doesn't mean its ratings have been altogether high. This week's episode, for example, drew just 5.3 million viewers and a 1.9 rating among adults 18-49, a series-low.

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Summer Glau Back in Action on NBC's 'The Cape'

by Andrew Scott, posted Mar 12th 2010 4:54PM
Summer GlauSummer Glau is eyeing a speedy return to television.

According to an exclusive report from the Hollywood Reporter, the former star of 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' is headed to NBC to join the superhero drama 'The Cape.' She'll play a tough blogger out for justice in the series, which stars David Lyons as a former cop who, after getting framed, becomes a superhero to clear his name.

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NBC, TBS Pick Up New Pilots

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 29th 2010 11:00AM
Pilot season continues today with new pick-ups from NBC and TBS.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Peacock net has resurrected 'Outsourced,' a sitcom that was originally conceived during the 2007-08 season. The show centers around a demoted boss of a novelties company who now manages a customer service center in India.

The idea stemmed from an indie movie that was written by George Wing ('50 First Dates') and John Jeffcoat. This adaptation, however, will be written by Robert Borden, who previously worked on 'The Drew Carey Show' and the 'Late Show with David Letterman.'

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