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ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Revolution Rachel and her father (Elizabeth Mitchell, Stephen Collins) try to revive Aaron (Zak Orth) in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC Arrow This special episode recaps the events that led billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) to become a vigilante.
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NEWS
September 28, 2013 | By David Keeps
The event: Mariska Hargitay, who stars as Det. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and is founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation , hosted a fundraiser on Thursday for the nonprofit - which assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and child abuse - and celebrated the actress' public service announcements for the No More   campaign. The vibe: The invitations for Joy Rocks read “casual chic,” and Hargitay dressed the part in a bejeweled blouse by Dana Lorenz of the punk-glam jewelry lines Fenton and Fallon, J Brand jeans, an Yves St. Laurent tuxedo jacket and Lanvin shoes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Dennis Farina, a Chicago police officer turned character actor who cemented his second career playing gangsters, cops and other tough guys in film and TV, died Monday. He was 69. The actor, perhaps best known in recent years for his stint on the TV crime drama "Law & Order," died at a Scottsdale, Ariz., hospital after suffering a blood clot in his lung, said his publicist, Lori De Waal. Farina's ability to straddle both sides of the law on screen came with a certain ease. He had worked for the Chicago Police Department for 18 years - from 1967 to 1985 - before a chance meeting with director Michael Mann spurred a change in careers in his late 30s. PHOTOS: Dennis Farina's career highlights The two shared a mutual friend, a retired cop, and while Farina was still on the force, Mann cast him in his 1981 neo-noir film "Thief.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Actor Dennis Farina died Monday morning in Scottsdale, Ariz., after suffering a blood clot in his lung, his publicist confirmed. He was 69. The character actor had recently settled into the TV circuit. After a memorable stint on "Law & Order" as Det. Joe Fontana, Farina's last regular TV role was on HBO's “Luck,” where he played Gus Demitriou, the driver, confidante and “muscle” for horse owner Chester “Ace” Bernstein, played by Dustin Hoffman. He also recently had a recurring role in Fox's "New Girl," playing Nick's father.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Despite its ratings challenges, NBC renewed five of its dramas for next season. Among the returning shows are the sci-fi adventure series "Revolution" from J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke; the fantasy series "Grimm," the family drama "Parenthood," the first-season breakout hit "Chicago Fire" and the long-running "Law & Order: SVU. " Of the returning shows, "Revolution" and "Chicago Fire" are the newest, getting second seasons after performing relatively...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2013 | By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times
NBC's "Chicago Fire" did not exactly generate a lot of heat when it launched last fall. The drama about the truck and rescue squads of a fictional Chicago firehouse lacked the moody darkness, charismatic antiheroes and explosive violence of critical darlings such as "Breaking Bad," "Homeland," "Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter" and "Sons of Anarchy. " The show's retro vibe and focus on heroism were decidedly more "old school" than "new cool. " The template also appeared a bit too close to those of "Rescue Me," "Third Watch" and other recent series centered on emergency workers.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
KNBC Channel 4 is preempting tonight's episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" at 10 p.m. for a news special examining the manhunt of fugitive Christopher Dorner. The one-hour special "Manifesto for Murder: The Hunt for Christopher Dorner" includes accounts from several reporters that producers say will "dig into the facts and fiction of the Dorner/manhunt saga. " In-depth stories about the fallen victims will also be included. Highlighting the hour is a report by anchor Colleen Williams that will cover Dorner's first critical mistakes, and also feature an examination of news coverage of the manhunt.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Director-producer (and "Happy Days" and "Andy Griffith Show" star) Ron Howard, sportscaster Al Michaels, CBS Chief Executive Les Moonves, CBS newsman Bob Schieffer and "Law & Order" mogul Dick Wolf will be inducted this year into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame. They will be joined in the Hall of Fame's 22nd class of inductees by someone who's indirectly responsible for all of their careers: Philo T. Farnsworth, an inventor responsible for the first all-electronic TV transmission in 1927.
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