April 8, 2013 |
The verdict is in: Judge Judy is staying on the bench for at least four more years. Judy Sheindlin has signed a new multiyear deal with CBS Television Distribution to continue her top-rated "Judge Judy" show through 2017. The show, now in its 17th season, averages more than 9 million viewers daily and is the top-rated daytime program. The judge's no-nonsense demeanor and frequent belittling of litigants have turned the show into a blockbuster hit. "Twenty-one is a terrific number," Sheindlin said in a statement.
April 8, 2013 |
NEW YORK - If there's one thing Gabriel Byrne has learned in recent years, it's the importance of a comfortable chair. After a marathon 106 episodes as psychologist Paul Weston on the HBO drama "In Treatment," Byrne stars in "Vikings," History's first full-length scripted series, as Earl Haraldson, a Norse chieftain with a flowing salt-and-pepper mane (all his own, thank you very much) and a taste for cruelty. Despite the considerable differences between the shows - one set almost entirely in a shrink's office in brownstone Brooklyn, the other in 8th century Scandinavia - they both left Byrne, well, uncomfortable.
October 25, 2010 |
Happiness is overrated. At least, that's what Gabriel Byrne believes. "There's too much pressure to be happy in this culture," insists the Irish star of HBO's therapy drama "In Treatment. " "We're constantly told that happiness is so accessible, but life isn't like that. Life is a gradual process of acceptance. Once you understand that, you can find some measure of contentment. " As he lounges on an old sofa at HBO headquarters in New York ? the kind of couch that Freud could've read a lot into ?
August 5, 2009 |
Playing a doctor on TV is one of the oldest roles in the book, but Gabriel Byrne's Emmy-nominated turn as Paul Weston eschews the action of a hospital for the tense, charged silences of a therapist's office on HBO's "In Treatment." In fact, the half-hour drama is brilliant in its apparent simplicity, pairing skillful acting with rich dialogue in tightly drawn scenes that rarely find the characters doing anything more than sitting opposite each other.
April 5, 2009 |
Gabriel Byrne looked exhausted. Three days earlier, he had wrapped production on the second season of "In Treatment," the HBO drama in which he plays therapist Paul Weston, and as he sank into a sofa at the network's midtown headquarters, the Irish-born actor still had heavy bags etched under his eyes. "It's a doggedly difficult role to play," said Byrne, who is in every scene of all 35 episodes, which begin airing tonight.
March 21, 2008 |
IF you've watched HBO's "In Treatment," you've seen Gabriel Byrne sitting in a chair, playing therapist to Melissa George's seductive patient. "Let's talk about what's really going on here. Mmmmm?" he says as the camera closes in on his warm blue eyes boring into hers. He raises an eyebrow. Silence. He crosses his legs. He taps his fingertips together. The central role, with an abundance of close-ups and tiny nuances, could have been an actor's dream. Or nightmare.