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July 23, 2009 | Carol J. Williams
The verdict is in from a 12-member jury of the American Bar Assn.: "L.A. Law" topped "Perry Mason" as the best legal drama in TV history. Despite a testament to "Perry Mason" by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearings last week, the TV drama starring Raymond Burr came in second to the series depicting the fictional L.A. firm of McKenzie, Brackman, Chaney & Kuzak. Rounding out the top five are "The Defenders," "Law & Order" and "The Practice." -- Carol J. Williams
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October 24, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
USA has picked up legal drama "Suits" for a fourth season -- and swanky suits and ties around the world breathed a sigh of relief. The fourth season of the drama, centered on a Manhattan corporate law firm led by a legendary slick lawyer (Gabriel Macht) and his brilliant (bootleg) associate (Patrick J. Adams), will consist of 16 episodes. "Suits" recently wrapped the first half of its third season -- and was among TV's top five scripted shows in the 18-49 demo during its summer run. The remaining six episodes will air in the first quarter of 2014 after the Olympics, and will feature Olympian Michael Phelps as a guest star.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actress Kim Delaney will leave "NYPD Blue" at the end of this season to star ina new ABC legal drama being developed by the program's co-creator and producer, Steven Bochco. Details are still being worked out regarding the new program featuring Delaney, an Emmy winner for the detective series, which she joined in 1995. Bochco--who previously mined the legal field in "L.A.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2013 | By Ken Bensinger, Los Angeles Times
Collection agencies profit by buying up old debt, chasing borrowers for payment and, when all else fails, using the courts to recover as much as they can. It's a business model polished and perfected over decades of litigation. But what if the deadbeat is a sovereign nation of 40 million people whose fiery president has sworn never to pay? That question now faces the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, which has become an unlikely referee in a high-stakes grudge match pitting Wall Street investors against Argentina.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2007 | Mary McNamara, Times Staff Writer
Scheming is in danger of becoming a lost art on television. Ditto malice and guile. Lying we've got plenty of; cheating, violence, your basic psychotic rage are all pretty well represented, especially on cable. But guileful, malicious scheming, that requires an artist. Someone with a face full of sunshine, a mind six steps ahead of everyone else and a heart that pumps sleet. Someone like Glenn Close. Or rather, Patty Hewes as played by Glenn Close on "Damages," which premieres tonight on FX.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
USA Network has come a long way, slowly, from the days when its main contribution to the culture was "Night Flight," an omnibus of music videos, reruns and camp ephemera that kept insomniac kids company back in the 1990s. Now it is the network that "Monk" made, with a small but strong-for-its-size roster of comicdramas that play nice turns on the old big genres — cops and spies and lawyers and doctors: "In Plain Sight," "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Psych," "Fairly Legal," "Royal Pains.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
If its premiere epitomizes what's ahead, Steven Bochco's intense legal drama "Murder One" will be the best new series of the fall season. Period. Case closed. Jury dismissed with thanks. It arrives on ABC tonight, as does "Hudson Street," an above-average comedy series starring Tony Danza as a cop.
HOME & GARDEN
May 19, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Julianna Margulies has sold her Santa Monica house to actor Ed O'Neill for $3,350,001. The Spanish-style two-story house, built in 1927, has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a sitting area in the updated kitchen, a den with a fireplace, an office/library, three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. A detached guesthouse contains one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a swimming pool. Move-up buyer O'Neill also listed his 1936 home, in the sought-after "north of Montana" Avenue area of Santa Monica, in early April for $2,295,000.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2010
SUNDAY The new special "An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie" salutes the multiple-Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter in a gala event to benefit the United Negro College Fund. But the party lasts all night long . . . all night long . . . (BET, 10 p.m.) MONDAY High-powered attorney Patty Hewes (Glenn Close, below) and her onetime protégé/sometime nemesis Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) continue to circle each other like the sharks they are as the darkly thrilling legal drama "Damages" returns for its third season.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2012
  Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES Breaking Pointe: The lead dancers are selected on a new episode of the ballet-themed docu-series (8 p.m. KTLA). Celebrities at Home: Chef Paula Deen's Savannah, Ga., domicile is featured in this new episode (8 p.m. HGTV)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
"Reckless," a legal drama set in Charleston, S.C., has been picked by CBS for next season. The series, which stars Cam Gigandet and Anna Wood, revolves around a "gorgeous" Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney who struggle to hide their mutual attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal. The show comes from Ian Sanders and Kim Moses, the creative force behind "Ghost Whisperer. " Catherine Hardwicke, director of several features including "Twilight," is an executive producer, and directed the pilot.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2012
  Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 10 - 16 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES Breaking Pointe: The lead dancers are selected on a new episode of the ballet-themed docu-series (8 p.m. KTLA). Celebrities at Home: Chef Paula Deen's Savannah, Ga., domicile is featured in this new episode (8 p.m. HGTV)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Life has been extended for the star-studded reading of the play "8. " Dustin Lance Black's  dramatization of the legal fight against California's Proposition 8 will air on at 8 p.m. June 10 on 90.7 FM KPFK. The reading - which featured Kevin Bacon, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen and John C. Reilly, among others - also will be available June 1 on CD and for digital download via iTunes and Amazon and on demand at www.latw.org as of June 9, L.A. Theatre Works announced Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 2011 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
The evening may have ended on a familiar note, but the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards contained enough surprises to confound oddsmakers as well as skeptics who consider the awards show too predictable. ABC's "Modern Family" — credited for sparking a sitcom renaissance on network TV — won as comedy series for the second straight year and took home two acting prizes (for Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell, who play a harried married couple) as well. Cable outlet AMC's "Mad Men," about the New York ad industry in the 1960s, grabbed its fourth consecutive Emmy as best drama, a feat last achieved by NBC's White House series "The West Wing" nearly a decade ago. Photos: Emmys 2011's best and worst Jim Parsons of CBS' nerd sitcom "The Big Bang Theory" repeated his win from last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
USA Network has come a long way, slowly, from the days when its main contribution to the culture was "Night Flight," an omnibus of music videos, reruns and camp ephemera that kept insomniac kids company back in the 1990s. Now it is the network that "Monk" made, with a small but strong-for-its-size roster of comicdramas that play nice turns on the old big genres — cops and spies and lawyers and doctors: "In Plain Sight," "Burn Notice," "White Collar," "Psych," "Fairly Legal," "Royal Pains.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2011 | Dennis McLellan
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years, died of lymphoma at his home in New York, his family said. Once described in Variety as "the quintessential New York filmmaker," Lumet shot a large number of his films in his hometown, including "The Pawnbroker," "Serpico" and many others.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 2012 | By Jamie Wetherbe
Life has been extended for the star-studded reading of the play "8. " Dustin Lance Black's  dramatization of the legal fight against California's Proposition 8 will air on at 8 p.m. June 10 on 90.7 FM KPFK. The reading - which featured Kevin Bacon, George Clooney, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christine Lahti, Jane Lynch, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen and John C. Reilly, among others - also will be available June 1 on CD and for digital download via iTunes and Amazon and on demand at www.latw.org as of June 9, L.A. Theatre Works announced Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2011 | Dennis McLellan
Sidney Lumet, the prolific four-time Oscar-nominated director known for guiding strong performances in classic films such as "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon and "Network," died Saturday. He was 86. Lumet, whose film career spanned more than 50 years, died of lymphoma at his home in New York, his family said. Once described in Variety as "the quintessential New York filmmaker," Lumet shot a large number of his films in his hometown, including "The Pawnbroker," "Serpico" and many others.
HOME & GARDEN
May 19, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Julianna Margulies has sold her Santa Monica house to actor Ed O'Neill for $3,350,001. The Spanish-style two-story house, built in 1927, has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a sitting area in the updated kitchen, a den with a fireplace, an office/library, three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms. A detached guesthouse contains one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a swimming pool. Move-up buyer O'Neill also listed his 1936 home, in the sought-after "north of Montana" Avenue area of Santa Monica, in early April for $2,295,000.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2010 | By Richard Fausset, Los Angeles Times
Mardi Gras 2006: Daisy Johnson Palmer, a retired teacher, was watching the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade pass the corner of Canal and Dauphine streets when she was struck in the head by a flying object that she believes was a coconut. That coconut, if that's indeed what it was, sparked a negligence suit and an only-in-Louisiana legal drama that continues to this day — one that has commanded the attention of two district judges, an appellate court panel, and now, possibly, the Louisiana Supreme Court.
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