Capital News is an American drama series that aired on ABC in 1990. Starring Lloyd Bridges and Helen Slater, Capital News was created by David Milch and Christian Williams; the series focuses on the editorial staff and writers of the Washington, D. C.-based daily news paper "The Washington Capital". It was produced by MTM Enterprises; the series consists of one TV movie and twelve regular episodes, of which only three were shown on its initial run in the United States, after which the ABC canceled the series. Mark Blum as Edison King Lloyd Bridges as Jonathan'Jo Jo' Turner Christian Clemenson as Todd Lunden Chelsea Field as Cassy Swann Kurt Fuller as Miles Plato Charles Levin as Vinnie DiSalvo Richard Murphy as Richie Fineberg Wendell Pierce as Conrad White Daniel Roebuck as Haskell Epstein William Russ as Redmond Dunne Helen Slater as Anne McKenna Michael Woods as Clay Gibson Jenny Wright as Doreen Duncan Luke Edwards as Clay Gibson jr. Capital News on IMDb Capital News at TV.com Capital News on IMDb Capital News at TVGuide.com
L. A. Law was an American television legal drama series that ran for eight seasons on NBC, from September 15, 1986 to May 19, 1994. Created by Steven Bochco and Terry Louise Fisher, it contained many of Bochco's trademark features including an ensemble cast, large number of parallel storylines, social drama, off-the-wall humor, it reflected the social and cultural ideologies of the 1980s and early 1990s, many of the cases featured on the show dealt with hot-topic issues such as capital punishment, racism, gay rights, sexual harassment, AIDS, domestic violence. The series also reflected social tensions between the wealthy senior lawyer protagonists and their less well-paid junior staff. In addition to its main cast, L. A. Law was well known for featuring relatively unknown actors and actresses in guest starring roles, who went on to greater success in film and television including Don Cheadle, Jeffrey Tambor, Kathy Bates, David Schwimmer, Jay O. Sanders, James Avery, Gates McFadden, Bryan Cranston, C.
C. H. Pounder, Kevin Spacey, Richard Schiff, Carrie-Anne Moss, William H. Macy, Stephen Root, Christian Slater, Steve Buscemi and Lucy Liu. Several episodes of the show included celebrities such as Vanna White, Buddy Hackett, Mamie Van Doren appearing as themselves in cameo roles; the show was popular with audiences and critics, won 15 Emmy Awards throughout its run, four of which were for Outstanding Drama Series. The series was set in and around the fictitious Los Angeles-based law firm McKenzie, Brackman and Kuzak, featured attorneys at the firm and various members of the support staff; the exteriors for the law firm were shot at the Citigroup Center in downtown Los Angeles, known as the 444 Flower Building at the time. The opening credits sequence of every episode began with a close-up of a car trunk being slammed shut revealing a personalized California license plate "LA LAW". For the first seven seasons, the model car used was a Jaguar XJ6 Series III. Both cars carried registration stickers indicating the year.
Two different musical openings for the show's theme were used: a saxophone riff, for episodes that were lighter in tone. A couple episodes used a melancholy tone; the show's original ensemble cast: Harry Hamlin as Michael Kuzak Susan Dey as Grace van Owen Corbin Bernsen as Arnie Becker Jill Eikenberry as Ann Kelsey Alan Rachins as Douglas Brackman, Jr. Michele Greene as Abby Perkins Jimmy Smits as Victor Sifuentes Michael Tucker as Stuart Markowitz Susan Ruttan as Roxanne Melman Richard Dysart as Leland McKenzie Blair Underwood as Jonathan Rollins Larry Drake as Benny Stulwicz Sheila Kelley as Gwen Taylor Amanda Donohoe as Cara Jean "C. J." Lamb John Spencer as Tommy Mullaney Cecil Hoffman as Zoey Clemmons Michael Cumpsty as Frank Kittredge Conchata Ferrell as Susan Bloom A Martinez as Daniel Morales Lisa Zane as Melina Paros Alan Rosenberg as Eli Levinson Debi Mazar as Denise Iannello Alexandra Powers as Jane Halliday Patricia Huston as Hilda Brunschwager, Brackman's secretary Bernie Hern as Judge Sidney Schroeder John Hancock as Judge Richard Armand Anne Haney as Judge Marilyn Travelini Cynthia Harris as Iris Hubband, McKenzie's secretary and law intern George Coe as Judge Wallace R. Vance Jerry Hardin as D.
A. Malcolm Gold Carmen Argenziano as Neil Robertson, a lawyer Michael Fairman as Judge Douglas McGrath Bruce Kirby as D. A. Bruce Rogoff Michael Holden as D. A. George Handeman Joanna Frank as Sheila Brackman, Douglas Brackman's wife Annie Abbott as Judge Janice L. Neiman Diane Delano as Rhonda Vasek Ellen Blake as Elizabeth Brand, Kuzak's secretary Jeff Silverman as Erroll Farrell Daniel Benzali as Judge Donald Phillips Paul Regina as Felix Echeverria, a lawyer Don Sparks as Russell Spitzer, a lawyer Earl Boen as Judge Walter L. Swanson Leonard Stone as Judge Paul Hansen James Avery as Judge Michael Conover Raye Birk as Judge Steven Lang Dann Florek as
For the People (2018 TV series)
For the People is an American legal drama series that premiered on March 13, 2018, on ABC. The first season consists of ten episodes. On May 11, 2018, ABC renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on March 7, 2019. Set in the Southern District of New York Federal Court, known as "The Mother Court," For the People follows new lawyers—both prosecutors and federal public defenders—as they handle the most high-profile and high-stakes cases and their personal lives intersect. Hope Davis as Jill Carlan Ben Shenkman as Roger Gunn Jasmin Savoy Brown as Allison Adams Susannah Flood as Kate Littlejohn Wesam Keesh as Jay Simmons Regé-Jean Page as Leonard Knox Ben Rappaport as Seth Oliver Britt Robertson as Sandra Bell Anna Deavere Smith as Tina Krissman Vondie Curtis-Hall as Nicholas Byrne Charles Michael Davis as Ted Britne Oldford and Lyndon Smith were cast in the pilot as Sandra Black and Allison Anderson, respectively. Both roles were recast with Britt Robertson as Black and Jasmin Savoy Brown as Anderson.
After re-shooting the pilot and shooting the second episode with the new actresses, production was temporarily shut down in September 2017 in order to rewrite existing scripts for the rest of the season to adjust the show to Robertson and Brown's new dynamic. Filming for the second season began on September 23, 2018. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 69% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 7.7/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "For the People's concept may be all too familiar, but the character depth and clever dialogue help set it apart." On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 9 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". Official website For the People on IMDb
Grey's Anatomy is an American medical drama television series that premiered on March 27, 2005, on the American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement. The fictional series focuses on the lives of surgical interns and attending physicians, as they develop into seasoned doctors while trying to maintain personal lives and relationships; the title is a play on Gray's Anatomy, a classic human anatomy textbook first published in 1858 in London and written by Henry Gray. Shonda Rhimes continues to write for the series. Although the series is set in Seattle, it is filmed in Los Angeles, California; the series was used color-blind casting. It revolves around the title character, Dr. Meredith Grey, played by Ellen Pompeo, first featured as an intern; the original cast consisted of nine star-billed actors: Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Katherine Heigl, Justin Chambers, T. R. Knight, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr. Isaiah Washington and Patrick Dempsey; the cast has undergone major changes through the series' run, with many members leaving and being replaced by others.
In its fifteenth season, the show has a large ensemble of eleven actors, including four characters from the original cast. Grey's Anatomy was renewed for a fifteenth season, which premiered on September 27, 2018; the series' success catapulted such long-running cast members as Pompeo, Oh to worldwide recognition. While the show's ratings have fallen over the course of its run, it is still one of the highest-rated shows among the 18–49 demographic, the No. 3 drama on all of broadcast television. The series was the highest revenue-earning show on television, in terms of advertising, in the 2007–08 season. Grey's Anatomy ranks as ABC's highest-rated drama in its fifteenth season. Grey's Anatomy has been well received by critics throughout much of its run, has been included in various critics' year-end top ten lists. Since its inception, the show has been described by the media outlets as a television "phenomenon" or a "juggernaut", owing to its longevity and dominant ratings, it is considered to have had a significant effect on popular culture and has received numerous awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama and a total of thirty-eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including two for Outstanding Drama Series.
The cast members have received several accolades for their respective performances. Grey's Anatomy is the longest-running scripted primetime show airing on ABC, the longest scripted primetime series carried by ABC in general; as of 28 February 2019, it is the longest running American primetime medical drama series. The series follows Meredith Grey, the daughter of an esteemed general surgeon named Ellis Grey, following her acceptance into the residency program at the fictional Seattle Grace Hospital. During her time as a resident, Grey works alongside fellow physicians Cristina Yang, Izzie Stevens, Alex Karev, George O'Malley, who each struggle to balance their personal lives with hectic schedules and stressful residency requirements. During their internship, they are overseen by Miranda Bailey, a senior resident who works with attending physician Derek Shepherd, head of neurosurgery and Meredith's love interest. During the first six seasons, Burke, O'Malley, Stevens all depart the series. In addition to Webber and Shepherd, the surgical wing is supervised by Addison Montgomery, Shepherd's ex-wife and the head of OB/GYN, fetal surgery who leaves for Los Angeles after the third season.
Lexie Grey, Meredith's half-sister, joins the residency program in the fourth season until her death with her love interest Mark Sloan in the season eight finale's plane crash, after which Seattle Grace is renamed Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in their memory. Former Mercy-West residents Jackson Avery and April Kepner join Seattle Grace following an administrative merger in season six. Other additions include Leah Murphy, who departs near the end of the tenth season but returns during the thirteenth.
Magnum P.I. (2018 TV series)
Magnum P. I. is an American crime drama television series developed by Peter M. Eric Guggenheim, it is a reboot of the series of the same name created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson, which aired from 1980 to 1988, it stars Jay Hernandez as the title character alongside Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill, Amy Hill, Tim Kang. The pilot was directed by Justin Lin, it was ordered to series on May 11, 2018, premiered September 24, 2018, on CBS. On October 19, 2018, it was announced that the series had received a full season order from CBS. In January 2019, CBS renewed the series for a second season. Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a former Navy SEAL who works as a security consultant for the successful novelist Robin Masters and as a private investigator Perdita Weeks, the definitive "thinking man's totty/crumpet" as Juliet Higgins, a former MI6 agent, majordomo to Robin Masters and Magnum bicker but become allies Zachary Knighton as Orville "Rick" Wright, a Marine veteran and former door gunner, who runs his own bar and is a playboy Stephen Hill as Theodore "TC" Calvin, a Marine veteran and helicopter pilot who runs helicopter tours of Hawaii and is a member of Magnum's team Amy Hill as Teuila "Kumu" Tuileta, the cultural curator of Robin Masters' estate Tim Kang as HPD Detective Gordon Katsumoto, who dislikes Magnum but comes to the rescue when needed Domenick Lombardozzi as Sebastian Nuzo, Magnum's friend, killed in the pilot but recurs in flashbacks Kimee Balmilero as medical examiner Noelani Cunha, a crossover character from Hawaii Five-0 Taylor Wily as entrepreneur Kamekona Tupuola, a crossover character from Hawaii Five-0 Corbin Bernsen as Francis "Icepick" Hofstetler, Rick's father Ken Jeong as Luther H. Gillis, shady private investigator Christopher Thornton as Kenny "Shammy" Shamberg Tiffany Hines as Lara Nuzo Cathal Pendred as Wade Steuben Faith Fay as Monica Sung Kang as Lieutenant Yoshi Tanaka Carl Weathers as Dan Sawyer Cyndi Lauper as Vanessa Nero, attorney at law Elisabeth Röhm as Brooke Mason Navi Rawat as Isabelle Simpson Stella Edwards as Cecilia Simpson, Isabelle's daughter Carlos Sanz as Carl Nadella, corrupt FBI agent Austin Basis as Robert Fraser Lyrica Okano as Amanda Sako Louis Ozawa Changchien as Alan Sako Kimiko Gelman as Mari Sako Wiley Pickett as Nicholas "Nick" Warner, mafia-linked kidnapper Ryan Blaney as Shane Powell, Bounty Hunter Halston Sage as Willa Stone James Remar as Captain Buck Greene Eddie George as Travis Leet Sean Whalen as Sam Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Toni Erica Luttrell as Allison "Allie" Mahelona Jack Cutmore-Scott as Neil Crawford Ilia Volok as Seigei Jordana Brewster as Hannah, former CIA analyst & Magnum's ex-girlfriend Ammie Masterson as Lt. Josie "Mac" MacReynolds Dennis Chun as Honolulu Police Department Sergeant Duke Lukela, a crossover character from Hawaii Five-0 Christian Yelich as himself Roger E. Mosley as John Booky and barbershop owner Taiana Tully as Detective Palea Peter Gallagher as Lt. Roger Akan Nick La'a as Katsumoto's Son Adrienne Wilson as Kelsey Brian Austin Green as Special Agent Adam Kreshner Jonathan Ohye as Special Agent Scott Larkin Jo Sung as Pak Jong Soo Darren Darnborough as Tyler Dotson Michael Bisping as Jason Coburn Michael De Ycaza as Hannah's CIA Father.
The pilot would be co-produced by CBS Studios and Universal Television, the latter of which holds the rights to the original series. In February 2018, CBS announced. Justin Lin was set to direct. On May 11, 2018, the network picked up the series. Co-creator and executive producer Peter M. Lenkov will serve as the showrunner. On May 16, 2018, CBS released a first video trailer for new series; the pilot episode was aired as a special preview prior to the series San Diego Comic-Con panel. On July 19, 2018, Lenkov announced that multiple crossovers have been planned with the ninth season of Hawaii Five-0. Lenkov confirmed that Kimee Balmilero and Taylor Wily will make guest appearances as their Hawaii Five-0 characters, medical examiner Noelani Cunha and entrepreneur Kamekona Tupuola respectively. Balmilero is set to appear in episode one. Meanwhile, Alex O'Loughlin's character, Steve McGarrett, is set to cross paths with Hernandez's character in the season. On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, with the anticipated landfall of Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 hurricane, in Hawaii CBS reported that they "were monitoring the situation" but that production would continue as planned.
The following day CBS temporarily shut down production of both Magnum P. I. and Hawaii Five-0 until further notice. On February 20, 2018, Jay Hernandez was announced as the new Magnum, it was announced on March 2018 that Perdita Weeks will play Juliet Higgins. According to a May 16, 2018 announcement, Magnum's best friend from U. S. Marines, Rick Wright, will be portrayed by Zachary Knighton. Three days it was announced that another one of Magnum's friends, Theodore "T. C." Calvin, will be played by Stephen Hill. On July 20, 2018, it was announced that Tim Kang would join the cast as Honolulu PD detective Gordon Katsumoto, who will develop a friendly rivalry with Magnum as they work cases, it was announced on July 25, 2018 that Amy Hill had been cast in a recurring role. Hill and Kang both debuted in the series' third episode. Following production of the pilot earlier in the year, filming for the first season began on July 23, 2018, with a traditional Hawaiian blessing. A central theme of the original series was Magnum's constant, if not always approved, use of Mr
Chicago Hope is an American medical drama television series, created by David E. Kelley, it ran on CBS from September 18, 1994 to May 4, 2000. The series is set in a fictional private charity hospital in Illinois; the show starred Mandy Patinkin as Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, a hot-shot surgeon with emotional issues stemming from the psychiatric condition of his wife, who drowned their infant son. Adam Arkin plays a world-renowned neurosurgeon and Dr. Geiger's best friend. Thomas Gibson played Dr. Daniel Nyland, a promiscuous ER doctor and trauma surgeon, suspended due to his having an affair with a patient's family member and was injured in a car crash. Dr. Keith Wilkes played by Rocky Carroll clashed with Nyland and was known for his back-to-basics and rough demeanor, he was good friends with Dr. Billy Kronk. Kronk was known for his cowboyish demeanor and known to be cocky, as showed in an episode where he cuts off a man's injured leg with a chainsaw in a scene where Kronk helps out at an accident site.
Peter MacNicol, Héctor Elizondo and Alan Rosenberg feature as the hospital's in-house attorney and chief of staff, respectively. Christine Lahti joined in the second season as a talented cardiac surgeon with a chip on her shoulder, vying with Geiger for the chief of surgery position, she was known fighting in a custody battle with her malicious ex-husband and businessman, Tommy Wilmette, played by Ron Silver. Mr. Wilmette did everything, he purchased the hospital at the end of Season 2. Dr. Austin is suspended because she and her daughter go AWOL on a trip to New Zealand. Mr. Wilmette was upset because it took him three months to find his daughter. In Season 3, the doctors want Mr. Wilmette to sell the hospital and the doctors would run it; the doctors viewed that Wilmette didn't know how to run a hospital and cut too many costs that involved patient care. Mr. Wilmette met with Senator Kennedy at the White House to talk about Healthcare Reform. In Season 2, Geiger resigns from Chicago Hope after trying to save Alan Birch from a deadly gunshot wound to his heart.
Geiger adopted Birch's baby daughter. Geiger rejoins the doctors at the end of Season 5 when he becomes Chairman of the Board and fires half of the doctors. In Season 4, Dr. Shutt became a psychiatrist and temporarily lost his ability to operate after suffering from a brain aneurysm. In Season 6, Shutt returns to Neurosurgery and works alongside Carla Gugino's character, Dr. Gina Simon. With the exception of some infrequent on-location scenes, the vast majority of Chicago Hope was filmed on sound stages at the studios of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, located in the Century City area of Los Angeles. Chicago Hope ran six seasons. Fyvush Finkel and Kathy Baker appeared as their Picket Fences characters in the first season. Mandy Patinkin and Hector Elizondo brought their Chicago Hope characters to Picket Fences that year. Both Adam Arkin and Lauren Holly had appeared on Picket Fences as a lawyer and as a deputy sheriff, respectively. Mandy Patinkin appears in an uncredited role as Geiger in a 1995 episode of NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street.
Chicago Hope producer John Tinker shot this footage as a favor to his St. Elsewhere colleague Tom Fontana. Chicago Hope characters crossed over to Early Edition early in that show's run. Rocky Carroll, Jayne Brook, Héctor Elizondo all guest-starred in scenes taking place in the hospital; the pilot episode of Chicago Hope was broadcast the day before NBC's ER in a special Sunday, 8 p.m. time slot. After the first week, the two Chicago-based hospital dramas went "head to head" in their primetime 10 p.m. Thursday night slot. ER was the victor: its first season proved a ratings winner. Despite receiving critical acclaim, Chicago Hope was shifted to 9 p.m. Thursdays, to Monday nights in 1995 in a bid for higher ratings, while ER remained in its time slot. Chicago Hope remained in the Monday slot and performed well, with ratings peaking at 11.9, with a 20 share. In the second season, however and Patinkin decided to leave the show; the show was moved to Wednesdays at 10 p.m. in 1997 to make room for the Steven Bochco drama, Brooklyn South, on Mondays.
In 1999, both Kelley and Patinkin returned, with a revamped cast now including Barbara Hershey and Lauren Holly, but excluding Lahti, Peter Berg, Jayne Brook, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Stacy Edwards. CBS moved the show back to Thursday nights, against NBC's Frasier and ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire; the show was canceled in May 2000. In 2007, former co-stars Rocky Carroll. Holly left the show after three seasons, while Carroll remain with the cast today. In addition, Carroll has a recurring role as his NCIS character, Director Leon Vance, on that series's spin off, NCIS: Los Angeles. Jayne Brook and Stacy Edwards have guest starred on NCIS as well. Thomas Gibson would star alongside Patinkin in the successful Criminal Minds, as well as Shemar Moore, a guest star on Chicago Hope during Season 4. Patinkin left the show early in its third season. Seasonal rankings of Chicago Hope. Note: Each U. S. network television season starts in late September and ends in late May, which coincides with the completion of May sweeps.
Revelation Films has released all 6 seasons of Chicago Hope on DVD in Region 2 for the first time. The series broke a network television taboo by showing a teenager's breast after her character underwent reconstructive surgery. T