'Bones' star David Boreanaz was among the various TV stars that showed up to the FOX Upfronts event held at The Beacon Theater in New York City. 'Bones', a detective show based on forensic anthropology and archaeology, recently wrapped up its ninth season and is set to return to screens in September 2014 after being renewed for a tenth.
The cop comedy emerged as one of the awards' biggest winners: what's the appeal?
This week's Golden Globe Awards brought the news that aside from scores of deserving winners, there had been left even more equally deserving snubs. New comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine however, was not one of the snubbed titles and instead cleaned up the comedy categories with two Golden Globe awards amidst fierce competition.
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Took Home An Arms-Worth Of Trophies At The Golden Globes.
Golden Globes voters ensured that Fox's freshman sitcom went home with two awards, in the coveted top comedy series category and for lead actor Andy Samberg, who took the best comedy actor prize. "We are very stunned, very grateful and very happy," the show's co-creator Dan Goor said backstage, via Variety.
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Good but not great... but has potential
There isn’t much room for error with sitcoms these days. Moments after their air, trigger-happy, sometimes-paid critics have their say, lamenting or eulogising the choices made. Brooklyn Nine-Nine takes a familiar format and blends it up into a comedy, but what are the results?
Andy Samberg is the maverick cop
Before it hit, the press were hailing the cop comedy (copedy?) as one of the most promising shows, not just of Fox’s current slate, but of any network’s. Combining the well-trodden path of procedural cop dramas with the new-age city-dwelling humour of shows like Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine seems to have tapped into a rich vein of laughs.
Brick, McQueen and Lincoln Oodie are three trigger-happy redneck brothers who work for a corrupt sheriff of their town, taking down criminals in unlawful ways. After accidentally taking out the residents at an address that turns out to be wrong, they are offered $25,000 by Celeste Martin who asks them to retrieve her kidnapped handicapped godson Rob from her violent ex-husband Carlos who believes she is dead. He killed Rob's parents and had Celeste shot when he discovered he had a large sum of money in a trust that matured when he hit 18. The Oodies think of their mission as a simple smash and grab but things become less easy when Carlos sets a gang of gorgeous but deadly women on them, as well as a group of Federal agents and various other psychopaths hell bent on killing the brothers. While previously seeking fun in lawless battles to the death, the Oodie outlaws soon find themselves questioning themselves and their careers as they do everything in their power to protect the boy from harm, and not just for their own gain.
Comedy action just doesn't get any better than 'The Baytown Outlaws' and is a wonderful feature length movie debut from director Barry Battles and his co-writer Griffin Hood. It will hit theaters in January 2013 after being released On-Demand Nationwide on December 4th 2012.
Director: Barry Battles
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ABC has called time on two of its newest dramas, Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue, before either of them managed to make it through a full series, with continued poor audience figures cited for the reason to cancel.
This time in November has always been critical time for struggling shows as it marks the time when networks have to make the call as to whether a show is worth spending money on still, or whether it would just be better off leaving it behind. Earlier today, CBS canceled struggling comedy Partners and earlier this month cancelled detective drama Made In Jersey, with the decision that spending more money on these new shows was ultimately not going in their favour.
Whilst the cancelation of CBS' Partners may not surprise many, with critics almost universally lampooning the show, some people may be shocked at the decision to cut The Last Resort short. The show, a thriller about a rogue submarine crew, was among the best-reviewed new shows in the Fall schedule and had built up quite a cult following. However, cult followings and critical response mean nothing if a show isn't pulling in the viewing figures, and Last Resort just wasn't cutting it with the viewers.
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Evelyn Salt (Jolie) is a skilled CIA operative devoted to both her husband (Diehl) and her country. Then a Russian spy (Olbrychski) tells her that she's actually a sleeper agent whose time has come. She denies this to her steely boss Ted (Schreiber) and hasty counter-intelligence agent Peabody (Ejiofor), but when things heat up she runs. Is she up to no good, or is she trying to stop the Russkies' evil plan? Sometimes it seems like even she isn't so sure.
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Andre Braugher Friday 12th March 2010 The 27th annual PaleyFest presents 'Men Of A Certain Age' at the Saban Theatre Los Angeles, California
Jeff Daniels and Joan Allen play a miserable suburban couple whose marriage is disrupted by an accidental shooting in their living room at midnight. As it turns out, the guy was Daniels' business partner. Allen moves out in disgust and, through a process of self-discovery, figures out that her happy little life was nothing more than a middle class prison. She hides away at her new workplace, in the employ of eccentric millionaire and computer guru Gary Sinise. Daniels sits at home fuming, renting pornography and playing with his gun.
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