July 15, 2007 |
WHEN Glenn Close started production this spring on "Damages," the new FX legal thriller in which she plays a wily, high-priced litigator, the veteran performer felt an unfamiliar bout of anxiety. "I found it very, very difficult, because there was no end," Close said of diving into the television series. "In theater or movies, there's a beginning, a middle and an end. And you own your character; you do your research, within the universe of that.
May 9, 2007 |
FX has given second seasons to both its new dramas, "Dirt" and "The Riches." Each will be picked up for 13 episodes. The cable channel said the shows' rankings compared favorably with its other popular series, "The Shield" and "Rescue Me," among viewers ages 18 to 49, considered a target demographic for advertisers, in a weekly total. According to FX figures, the first season of "Dirt," starring Courteney Cox as a tabloid editor, averaged 3.
March 10, 2007 |
The network that brought you murderous cops, sex-crazed plastic surgeons and a pill-popping fireman who all but raped his estranged wife is now in a family way. FX, which made its groundbreaking mark on the television landscape with such dynamic, raw fare as "The Shield," "Nip/Tuck" and "Rescue Me," is entering into milder territory on Monday with "The Riches," a series centered around a married couple and their three children residing behind the gates of a cushy, comfortable community.
August 22, 2006 |
FX'S signature dramas have never been easy to watch. Whether it's the execution-style murder of a little girl on "The Shield," the surgical removal of an obese woman from a couch on "Nip/Tuck" or the sight of a burned firefighter who has lost his legs on "Rescue Me," FX has distinguished itself in the television landscape by depicting contemporary life in its extremes.
March 10, 2006 |
Producers of FX's "Black.White.," under fire by some of the projects' participants claiming the heavily touted "documentary" series contains several misrepresentations and creative manipulations, tweaked a few of those contested details during its premiere broadcast Wednesday. The cable network show revolves around the black Sparks family and the white Wurgel family, who switch races through the magic of movie industry-caliber makeup.
March 4, 2006 |
THE title song of FX Networks' new "Black.White." is both come-on and warning -- "Please don't believe the hype. Everything in the world ain't black and white." It also may turn out to be an unintentionally ironic commentary on the project itself. The six-episode series is being aggressively hyped by the cable network as a provocative and insightful documentary examining race relations in America.