The Geffen Playhouse is a not-for-profit theater company founded by Gilbert Cates in 1995. It produced in two venues; the Playhouse is located in the Westwood neighborhood of California. It was named for donor David Geffen; the current executive director is Gil Cates Jr. The Geffen Playhouse was built in 1929 as the Masonic Affiliates Club, or the MAC, for students and alumni at UCLA. One of the first 12 structures built in Westwood Village, it was designed by architect Stiles O. Clements. Named the Westwood Playhouse, the property was purchased by UCLA in 1993. UCLA's chancellor, Charles E. Young, appointed Gil Cates and former president of the UCLA School of Theater and Television, as its producing director; the theater was renamed in 1995 after media mogul David Geffen donated $5 million, one of the largest philanthropic donations made to an constructed theater. In 2002, the David Geffen Foundation made a $5-million lead gift towards an eventual $17-million capital campaign to renovate the theater.
The renovation gutted the theater while keeping its historical character. The Geffen reopened on November 16, 2005 with the main 500 seat theater retained and a new 125-seat Audrey Skirball-Kenis Theater added. In March 2010, the Playhouse's board of directors named the mainstage the Gil Cates Theater; the Geffen Playhouse offers five plays per season in the Gil Cates Theater and three plays per season in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater, as well as producing special events in both venues. The Playhouse is known for performances by film and television actors, including Jason Alexander, Debbie Allen, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Dana Delany, Roma Downey, Peter Falk, Ginnifer Goodwin, Neil Patrick Harris, David Hyde-Pierce, Carrie Fisher, Jane Kaczmarek, Alfred Molina, Rebecca Pidgeon, George Segal, Martin Short, Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson, James Van Der Beek. In August 2017, Matt Shakman was appointed as the new artistic director of the Geffen Playhouse. Geffen Playhouse website UCLA School of Theater and Television website Ronald Frink Architects -
7th Heaven (TV series)
7th Heaven is an American television drama series created and produced by Brenda Hampton that centers on the Camden family and their lives in the fictional town of Glenoak, California. The series debuted on August 1996, on The WB, where it aired for ten seasons. Following the shutdown of The WB and its merger with UPN to form The CW, the series aired on the new network on September 25, 2006, for its eleventh and final season, airing its final episode on May 13, 2007. 7th Heaven was the last series to be produced by Spelling Television before it was shut down and became an in-name-only unit of CBS Television Studios. The series follows the Reverend Eric Camden—a Protestant minister living in the fictional town of Glenoak, California—as well as Eric's wife Annie and their seven children. Except for Lucy, the children are all named after key biblical figures. There are five children; the twins are born in season three, in the episode "In Praise of Women". Four of the children, Mary and Simon, at different times, move away from home during the show's run.
Simon goes to college, Mary goes to live with her grandparents and Matt marries and pursues his career as a doctor, far away from the family. Despite these three being absent from the Camden home, the house is always full; when Lucy marries, they move into the garage apartment. Their daughter is born, they move into a home next door. Ruthie leaves for a short while in the final season to go to Scotland; the Camdens offer shelter to various house guests at different points in the show. Although produced for Fox in 1996, the show aired on the WB, it was produced by Spelling Television and distributed for syndication by CBS Television Distribution. Its producers, including Aaron Spelling, considered it wholesome family viewing, incorporating public service announcements into the show; the final season of 7th Heaven was shown on the inaugural season of The CW. The show wrapped production on the final episode March 8, 2007, about one month before most shows film their last episodes of the season; this was due to the fact that after ten years of working together, the actors and crew had gotten production down to a steady pace, slashing costs and coming in well under budget.
This resulted in 7th Heaven filming episodes in shorter time during the final seasons. After much deliberation within the now-defunct WB network, it was made public in November 2005 that the tenth season would be the program's final season because of high costs, which were revealed to be due to a poorly negotiated licensing agreement by the WB network a few years earlier; the program's future was hanging in the balance and it was in the hands of the newly established CW network whether to renew it for an eleventh seasonal run. In March 2006, the main cast of characters were approached about the possibility of returning for an eleventh season. After further consideration by the CW network, it was decided three days after the airing of its "series finale", that 7th Heaven would be picked up for an eleventh season, which would air on their network in the Monday-night slot that had helped make it famous; the show was renewed for thirteen episodes, but on September 18, 2006, the renewal was extended to a full twenty-two episodes.
Along with the show's unexpected and last-minute renewal came some changes. The show's already-low budget was moderately trimmed, forcing cuts in the salaries of some cast members and shortened taping schedules. David Gallagher, who played Simon, chose not to return as a regular. Furthermore, Mackenzie Rosman, who played youngest daughter Ruthie, did not appear in the first six episodes. Catherine Hicks missed three episodes as another cost-cutting move. Additionally, George Stults was absent for a few episodes at the beginning of season 11. After airing Monday nights at 8/7c for ten seasons, plus the first two episodes of season 11, the CW unexpectedly moved 7th Heaven to Sunday nights as of October 15, 2006; the Sunday/Monday lineup swap was attributed to mediocre ratings of shows on both nights. While 7th Heaven did improve in numbers over the CW's previous Sunday night programming, it never quite hit its Monday-night momentum again; the Parents Television Council cited 7th Heaven among the top ten most family-friendly shows.
The show was praised for its positive portrayal of a cleric and for promoting honesty, respect for parental authority, the importance of a strong family and a good education through its storylines. It was proclaimed the best show in 1998-1999 by the Parents Television Council; the council explained "7th Heaven manages to provide moral solutions to tough issues facing teenagers without seeming preachy or heavy-handed. Additionally, unlike most TV series, 7th Heaven shows the consequences of reckless and irresponsible behavior." It was noted that "While addressing topics such as premarital sex and peer pressure, these parents are eager to provide wise counsel along with love and understanding." 7th Heaven was the most watched TV series on the WB. It holds the record for the WB's most watched hour at 12.5 million viewers, on February 8, 1999. On May 8, 2006, it was watched by 7.56 million viewers, the highest rating for the WB since January 2005. When the show moved to the CW, ratings dropped. Possible reasons for the decline include an aired "Countdown to Goodbye" ad campaign for the last six months of the 2005–06 season, which promoted it as the final season ever.
Christine Ann Lahti is an American actress and filmmaker. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the 1984 film Swing Shift, her other film roles include... And Justice for All, Running on Empty, Leaving Normal. For her directorial debut with the 1995 short film Lieberman in Love, she won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Lahti made her Broadway debut in 1980 as a replacement in Loose Ends, went on to star in the Broadway productions of Present Laughter and The Heidi Chronicles. An eight-time Golden Globe nominee and six-time Emmy Award nominee, she won a Golden Globe for the 1989 TV movie No Place Like Home, won a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 1998 for her role as Kate Austin in the CBS series Chicago Hope, she returned to Broadway in 2009 to star in God of Carnage. She had a recurring role as Sonya Paxton in the NBC series Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as Doris McGarrett in the CBS series Hawaii Five-0, Laurel Hitchin in NBC's The Blacklist.
Lahti was born in Birmingham, the daughter of Elizabeth Margaret, a painter and nurse, Paul Theodore Lahti, a surgeon. She has three sisters, Carol and Linda, two brothers, Paul Jr. and James Lahti. Her paternal grandparents were Finnish immigrants and her maternal grandparents were from Austria-Hungary. Lahti was raised in the Lutheran Church. Lahti studied Fine Arts at Florida State University and received her bachelor's degree in Drama from the University of Michigan, where she joined Delta Gamma sorority, she studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. After college, Lahti headed to New York City in 1973, where she worked as a waitress and did commercials, her breakthrough movie was... And Justice for All with Al Pacino. An important role was in Running on Empty, a 1988 movie in which she and Judd Hirsch played the parents of a musically promising son, she has focused on television, beginning with her role in the made-for-TV adaptation of The Executioner's Song. She appeared on Broadway in The Heidi Chronicles.
Lahti received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Swing Shift, won an Academy Award for Best Short Film, Live Action for Lieberman in Love, in which she starred and directed. It was adapted from Lieberman in a short story by W. P. Kinsella. Lahti won a Golden Globe Award in 1998 for her role in Chicago Hope. Christine was in the bathroom when she won the third award and came to the stage following an attempt by show producer John Tinker to accept on her behalf and an interruptive riff by Robin Williams. In 1999, she presented with a piece of toilet paper attached to her shoe. In 2001, her first directorial feature-length film, My First Mister, was released. Starring Leelee Sobieski and Albert Brooks, the movie debuted with good reviews. In DVD commentary she applauds the work of her cast and crew, remarking " was lucky to have such a wonderful crew..." She said she felt regret that the film was rated R, for language, despairing that the movie might not be viewed by teens who would relate with the characters.
Lahti mentioned that she would have liked to have had more time to shoot different perspectives in order to facilitate story arc. Lahti starred in the executive ADA role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Sonya Paxton while the character Alexandra Cabot was in appeals, she was in the first four episodes of the 11th season and returned for the show's eighth episode, where she clashed with Alexandra Cabot. Lahti guest starred in the ninth and 17th episodes of the 12th season, where she reprised her role as Paxton, her character was murdered in the 17th episode. She returned to Broadway upon joining the cast of the Tony Award–winning play God of Carnage on November 17, 2009, replacing Marcia Gay Harden. Both actresses had a few special appearances on Order: Special Victims Unit. In September 2011, Lahti starred with Morgan Freeman in the Broadway debut of Dustin Lance Black's play, 8—a reenactment of the federal trial that overturned California's Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage—as Kris Perry.
In March 2012, she was featured with Jamie Lee Curtis and Jansen Panettiere at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. The production was broadcast on YouTube to raise money for the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Lahti has been married to television director Thomas Schlamme since September 4, 1983, they have three children. She is active in political causes. Lahti and Schlamme live in Los Angeles with their children. Since May 2005, Lahti has been a contributer at HuffPo. Christine Lahti on IMDb Christine Lahti at the Internet Broadway Database Christine Lahti at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Christine Lahti biography by Finn Film Entertainment
Ukrainians are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Ukraine, by total population the seventh-largest nation in Europe. The Constitution of Ukraine applies the term'Ukrainians' to all its citizens; the people of Ukraine have been known as "Rusyns" and "Cossacks", among others. According to most dictionary definitions, a descriptive name for the "inhabitants of Ukraine" is Ukrainian or Ukrainian people; the ethnonym Ukrainians became accepted only in the 20th century after their territory obtained distinctive statehood in 1917. From the 14th to the 16th centuries, the Western portions of the European part of what is now known as Russia, the territories of northern Ukraine and Belarus were known as Rus', continuing the tradition of Kievan Rus'. People of these territories were called Rus or Rusyns; the Ukrainian language appeared in the 14th – 16th centuries, but at that time, it was known as Ruthenian, like its brothers. In the 16th – 17th centuries, with the establishment of the Zaporizhian Sich, the notion of Ukraine as a separate country with a separate ethnic identity came into being.
However, the ethnonym Ukrainians and the linguonym Ukrainian were used only and the people of Ukraine continued to call themselves and their language Ruthenian. After the decline of the Zaporizhian Sich and the establishment of Imperial Russian hegemony in Ukraine, Ukrainians became more known by the Russian regional name, Little Russians, with the majority of Ukrainian élites espousing Little Russian identity; this official name did not spread among the peasantry which constituted the majority of the population. Ukrainian peasants still referred to their country as Ukraine and to themselves and their language as Ruthenians/Ruthenian. With the publication of Ivan Kotliarevsky's Eneyida in 1798, which established the modern Ukrainian language, with the subsequent Romantic revival of national traditions and culture, the ethnonym Ukrainians and the notion of a Ukrainian language came into more prominence at the beginning of the 19th century and replaced the words "Rusyns" and "Ruthenian". In areas outside the control of the Russian/Soviet state until the mid-20th century, Ukrainians were known by their pre-existing names for much longer.
The appellation Ukrainians came into common usage in Central Ukraine and did not take hold in Galicia and Bukovyna until the latter part of the 19th century, in Transcarpathia until the 1930s, in the Prešov Region until the late 1940s. The modern name ukrayintsi derives from Ukrayina, a name first documented in 1187. Several scientific theories attempt to explain the etymology of the term. According to the traditional theory, it derives from the Proto-Slavic root *kraj-, which has two meanings, one meaning the homeland as in "nash rodnoi kraj", the other "edge, border", had the sense of "periphery", "borderland" or "frontier region" etc. According to some new alternative Ukrainian historians such as Hryhoriy Pivtorak, Vitaly Sklyarenko and other scholars, translate the term "u-kraine" as "in-land", "home-land" or "our-country"; the name in this context derives from the word "u-kraina" in the sense of "domestic region", "domestic land" or "country". In the last three centuries the population of Ukraine experienced periods of Polonization and Russification, but preserved a common culture and a sense of common identity.
Most ethnic Ukrainians live in Ukraine. The largest population of Ukrainians outside of Ukraine lives in Russia where about 1.9 million Russian citizens identify as Ukrainian, while millions of others have some Ukrainian ancestry. The inhabitants of the Kuban, for example, have vacillated among three identities: Ukrainian, "Cossack". 800,000 people of Ukrainian ancestry live in the Russian Far East in an area known as "Green Ukraine". According to some previous assumptions, an estimated number of 2.4 million people of Ukrainian origin live in North America. Large numbers of Ukrainians live in Brazil, Moldova, Italy, Uzbekistan, the Czech Republic and Romania. There are large Ukrainian communities in such countries as Latvia, France, Paraguay, the UK, Slovakia, Austria and the former Yugoslavia; the Ukrainian diaspora is present in more than one hundred and twenty countries of the world. The number of Ukrainians in Poland amounted to some 51,000 people in 2011. Since 2014, the country has experienced a large increase in immigration from Ukraine.
More recent data put the number of Ukrainian workers at 1.2 – 1.3 million in 2016. In the last decades of the 19th century, many Ukrainians were forced by the Tsarist autocracy to move to the Asian regions of Russia, while many of their counterpart Slavs under Austro-Hungarian rule emigrated to the New World seeking work and better economic opportunities. Today
Tucker Max is an American author and public speaker. He chronicles his drinking and sexual encounters in the form of short stories on his website TuckerMax.com, which has received millions of visitors since Max launched it as the result of a bet in 2000. I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell was a New York Times #1 Bestseller and made the Best Seller List each year from 2006 to 2012, it has sold including 400,000 copies in 2009 alone. His book was subsequently made into a feature film of the same title, which received negative reviews and numerous critics considered to be one of the worst films of the year. In 2010, he released a book titled Assholes Finish First, in 2012 marked the literary releases of both Hilarity Ensues and Sloppy Seconds: The Tucker Max Leftovers, he was a 2009 Time 100 finalist based on internet votes. Tucker Max's father, Dennis Max, is a restaurant owner in South Florida. According to Max, his parents met at "one of George Jung's coke parties in Manhattan Beach". Tucker grew up in Lexington and graduated from the Blair Academy in 1995, where he was voted "most egotistical".
He graduated from the University of Chicago in three years, with a B. A. in Law and Society in 1998. He attended Duke Law School on an academic scholarship, earning a J. D. in 2001. Max resides with his wife and two children near Austin, Texas, he began his career by publishing The Definitive Book of Pick-Up Lines, which he followed up by Belligerence and Debauchery: The Tucker Max Stories. He was the facilitator of the website "Tard Blog", from 2002–2003. In 2006, he began development of a television pilot for Comedy Central, but the project was canceled due to a dispute with Sony about feature film rights. In September 2006, Simon Spotlight Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster, announced that Max was contracted to release a book in January 2008, Assholes Finish First. Undisclosed delays pushed the release date to September 2010, he received a $300,000 advance for Assholes Finish First, released a revised and expanded edition of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell in January 2009. In 2008, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Max was producing a movie based on his bestselling book titled I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.
He detailed the process on a production blog hosted on the movie's website. Actor Matt Czuchry portrayed Max in the film; the film earned $1.4 million at the box office on a $7 million budget. Max attributed the poor box office performance of the film to oversights in marketing, but expressed hope it would find an audience on DVD. In 2011, he was a guest speaker at the Ancestral Health Symposium, giving a presentation entitled From cave to cage: Mixed martial arts in ancestral health. In January 2012, Max claimed he was leaving behind the lifestyle he had described in his books and that he had been in psychotherapy. In February 2012 a publicity campaign for his book Hilarity Ensues led to his account with the company Sponsored Tweets being banned for "ethics violations". Starting summer 2014, Max started collaborating with Dr. Geoffrey Miller on a podcast called The Mating Grounds. In September 2015 Max and Dr. Miller released Mate: Become the Man Women Want, an advice book about men's sexual strategies published by Little and Company.
In November 2014, Max published his experience of working with Melissa Gonzalez, CEO of the Lionesque Group for her book The Pop-Up Paradigm - the first project of his new start-up, Book in a Box. Founded along with startup founder Zach Obront, Book in a Box writes and publishes books for entrepreneurs who wish to have their own book but don't have the time, ability, or patience to do it the conventional way. In 2017, Max ghostwrote Tiffany Haddish's memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, released in December 2017 by Simon & Schuster and debuted at number 15 on The New York Times best-seller list; as of 2019, all content had been cleared from the web site tuckermax.com. Max, along with George Ouzounian, is considered a founding author of the 21st-century literary genre "fratire"; the term, combining "fraternity" and "satire," was introduced by The New York Times reporter Warren St. John in a 2006 article titled Dude, Here's My Book; the genre is characterized by masculine themes and could be considered the male equivalent of chick lit.
Both Max and Maddox dislike the label, pointing out that neither of them were in fraternities. In the final chapter of Hilarity Ensues, in a post on his website, Max announced he has retired from writing Fratire, explaining: Over the last couple years, I've realized that I don't do all the funny but stupid shit I did when I was 25 anymore, I find myself writing about the way my life used to be. I'm not the same person I was when I started writing these stories, I don't live the same life I did then—so it no longer makes sense for me to keep writing that way. In the same chapter, Max stated that he is working on an "advice book", as well as other undisclosed projects. In 2003, he posted on his website an account of his relationship with Katy Johnson, Miss Vermont in 1999. Johnson filed a lawsuit claiming, among other things, invasion of her privacy. In response to the lawsuit, a Florida state court judge issued an order for Max not to write about Johnson; some legal experts called the decision "kooky" and "clearly a suppression of free speec
The Practice is an American legal drama created by David E. Kelley centering on the partners and associates at a Boston law firm. Running for eight seasons on ABC from March 4, 1997, to May 16, 2004, the show won the Emmy in 1998 and 1999 for Best Drama Series, spawned the spin-off series Boston Legal, which ran for five more seasons, from 2004 to 2008. Conflict between legal ethics and personal morality was a recurring theme with light comedy being present. Kelley claimed that he conceived the show as something of a rebuttal to L. A. Law and its romanticized treatment of the American legal system and legal proceedings. In Season 1, Robert Donnell and Associates features Bobby Donnell as the sole senior partner, Ellenor Frutt, Eugene Young, Lindsay Dole as his associates, Rebecca Washington as the firm's receptionist. Jimmy Berluti is hired as an associate. In Season 2, Robert Donnell and Associates becomes Donnell, Young and Frutt after Eugene and Ellenor become partners. Assistant district attorney Helen Gamble becomes entangled in the cases and personal lives of the employees of Donnell, Young and Frutt.
In Season 3, Rebecca Washington, attending law school in secret, becomes an associate after passing the bar exam. Lucy Hatcher is hired as the new receptionist. In Season 4, assistant district attorney Richard Bay, like Helen, becomes a frequent ally and opponent of Donnell, Young and Frutt. In Season 5, Lucy becomes a rape crisis counselor in addition to her job as the firm's receptionist. Richard is assassinated after refusing to throw a murder trial. In Season 6, assistant district attorney Alan Lowe becomes another antagonist against the firm for a short period of time. In Season 7, Lindsay leaves Donnell, Young and Frutt to start a new law firm with Claire Wyatt. Donnell, Young and Frutt is renamed to Donnell and Frutt. To fill in the void left by Lindsay, Jamie Stringer is hired as an associate. Bobby leaves the firm. In Season 8, Donnell and Frutt has been renamed once again to Young and Berluti. Jimmy has taken Bobby's place as a senior partner, Lucy has left the firm to become a full-time rape crisis counselor, Rebecca has left the firm for unknown reasons, Helen is no longer present at the firm's cases.
Tara Wilson is hired as a paralegal and Alan Shore becomes an associate. After firing Alan and Tara as well as being sued by the former, Young and Berluti dissolves. Eugene becomes a judge, Ellenor focuses her attention on motherhood and Jamie begin a new firm, Alan and Tara are hired by another firm known as Crane and Schmidt. Dylan McDermott as Bobby Donnell, the senior partner of the firm who struggles with his conscience and the idea of being a lawyer. Lisa Gay Hamilton as Rebecca Washington, the firm's first paralegal, she passed the bar exam and became an associate. Steve Harris as Eugene Young, the second highest-ranking partner at the firm and senior partner, more devoted to the letter of the law and legal ethics than his colleagues. Camryn Manheim as Ellenor Frutt, an associate and senior partner at the firm who brought in various nefarious clients. Kelli Williams as Lindsay Dole, an associate at the firm and wife of Bobby Donnell. Michael Badalucco as Jimmy Berluti, an associate and partner at the firm from a working-class background.
Jimmy struggles with his conscience, feelings of inadequacy, a gambling addiction. Lara Flynn Boyle as Helen Gamble, an Assistant District Attorney and friend of the firm partners, relentless in her attempts to prosecute those who do wrong. Marla Sokoloff as Lucy Hatcher, the firm's wise-cracking, nosy receptionist, hired after Rebecca became an attorney, she became a part-time counselor for rape victims in addition to her job as a receptionist. Jason Kravits as Richard Bay, a diminutive, hard-nosed Assistant District Attorney who believed in the guilt of all those he prosecuted. Ron Livingston as Alan Lowe, an Assistant District Attorney who replaced Richard Bay. Jessica Capshaw as Jamie Stringer, a high-strung, promiscuous Harvard Law School graduate and associate at the firm. Chyler Leigh as Claire Wyatt, Lindsay's associate at her new practice. Rhona Mitra as Tara Wilson, a paralegal and law student, she would appear in Boston Legal as an attorney. James Spader as Alan Shore, an amoral associate.
He would appear in Boston Legal. Ray Abruzzo as Mike McGuire Holland Taylor as Roberta Kittleson Linda Hunt as Zoey Hiller Bill Smitrovich as Kenneth Walsh Richard McGonagle as Patrick Wilcox James Pickens, Jr. as Mike McKrew Frank Birney as Warren West Herb Mitchell as Rodney White Michael Monks as George Vogelman Edward Herrmann as Anderson Pearson Anna Gunn as Jean Ward Kate Burton as Susan Alexander Bruce Davison as Scott Wallace Paul Dooley as Philip Swackheim Lynn Hamilton as P. Fulton Billee Thomas as Kendall Young Susan Blommaert as Rudy Fox Steven Gilborn as Gavin Bullock Vince Colosimo as Matthew Billings The series holds the Emmy Award record for most wins in the Guest Actor and Actress categories for a single series, as well as most nominations in those categories. Emmys went to John Larroquette, Edward Herrmann, James Whitmore, Beah Richards, Michael Emerson, Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard, Sharon Stone, a
The Resident (TV series)
The Resident is an American medical drama television series aired by Fox Broadcasting Company that premiered on January 21, 2018, as a lead-out to the Vikings-Eagles NFC Championship, as a mid-season replacement entry in the 2017–18 television season. The fictional series focuses on the lives and duties of staff members at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, while delving into the bureaucratic practices of the hospital industry; the show was purchased by Fox from Showtime in 2017. It was created by Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore, Roshan Sethi. On May 10, 2017, Fox ordered a full 14-episode season and renewed the series for a second season on May 7, 2018; the first season concluded on May 14, 2018. During the 2017–2018 United States television season, the series ranked #41 and averaged 7.02 million viewers. The second season premiered on September 24, 2018. In March 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season; the series revolves around the lives and actions of staff members at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital located in Atlanta, Georgia those of third-year resident internist, Conrad Hawkins.
Exploring the inner workings of the characters' duties in emergency and hospital medicine, medical malpractice and deliberate violations of medical ethics are examined, as well as the bureaucracy of the health care industry. Matt Czuchry as Conrad Hawkins: a senior resident internist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Emily VanCamp as Nicolette "Nic" Nevin: a nurse practitioner at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Manish Dayal as Devon Pravesh: a first-year resident internist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Shaunette Renée Wilson as Mina Okafor: a surgical resident at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, she has a intelligent mind and does not care for anyone's opinion,which AJ Austin seems to find intriguing. Bruce Greenwood as Randolph Bell: chief of surgery CEO, at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Moran Atias as Renata Morali: head of publicity at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Merrin Dungey as Claire Thorpe: former CEO at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Melina Kanakaredes as Lane Hunter: an oncologist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital.
She owns her own medical clinics. Malcolm-Jamal Warner as AJ "The Raptor" Austin: a cardiothoracic surgeon who joins Chastain Park Memorial Hospital at Bell's and Okafor's urging Glenn Morshower as Marshall Winthrop: Conrad's estranged father and chairman of the board at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Jane Leeves as Kitt Voss: an orthopaedic surgeon Tasie Lawrence as Priya Nair: a reporter and Devon's former fiancée Violett Beane as Lily Kendall: one of Lane's chemotherapy patients Warren Christie as Jude Silva: a trauma surgeon Tasso Feldman as Irving Feldman: an ER doctor Jessica Miesel as Jessica Moore: a gossip-loving scrub nurse Jocko Sims as Ben Wilmot: an attending doctor Patrick R. Walker as Micah Stevens: a teacher, a repeat patient of Conrad's and Mina's romantic interest Steven Reddington as Bradley Jenkins: a former surgical doctor at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Catherine Dyer as Alexis Stevens: head nurse at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Jenna Dewan as Julian Booth: former medical device representative for Quovadis Vince Foster as Paul Chu: the chief anesthesiologist at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Denitra Isler as Nurse Hundley: the head ER nurse at Chastain Park Memorial Hospital Michael Weston as Gordon Page: Founder and CEO of Quovadis Julianna Guill as Jessie Nevin: Nic's sister Daniella Alonso as Zoey Barnett: a mother to two of Conrad and Nic's patients Evan Whitten as Henry Barnett: Zoey's oldest son Miles Gaston Villanueva as Alec Shaw: Free clinic primary physician at Chastain Park Memorial On August 5, 2016, it was announced that Showtime was developing a new original series, known as The City, pitched by executive producer, Antoine Fuqua.
It was announced that Amy Holden Jones would produce the series and co-write the pilot episode along with Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi. The series, was never produced and on January 20, 2017, it was reported that Fox purchased the series from Showtime and ordered a pilot episode under the name, The Resident. On May 10, 2017, the series received a full season order of 14 episodes. Phillip Noyce, an executive producer for the series, directed the first two episodes of the season after signing a multi-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television. On May 7, 2018, Fox renewed the series for a 13-episode second season and pre-production began on June 8, 2018. On October 10, 2018, it was reported that Fox ordered an additional nine episodes for the second season, bringing the total episode count to 22. However, series co- creator, Amy Holden Jones stated on her Twitter and Instagram accounts on March 13, 2019 that there are 23 episodes in season 2. On March 25, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a third season.
On February 21, 2017, Manish Dayal and Bruce Greenwood were the first to be cast in the series for the roles of Devon Pravesh and Soloman Bell, respectively. Greenwood's character name was changed to Randolph Bell. Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Melina Kanakaredes were announced to be starring in the series as well. Moran Atias was cast for the role of Renta Thorpe, CEO at Chastain Park, portrayed by Valerie Cruz in the pilot. However, when Merrin Dungey joined the cast, the producers saw Atias as a better fit for the role of the hospital's head of marketing. Dungey replaced her as the CEO and the character's name was changed to Clai