May 24, 2013 |
A&E announced on Thursday that its long-running reality show "Intervention" was coming to an end after eight years and 13 seasons on the air. The show's final five episodes will begin airing June 13. They are being touted as some of the most intense and gripping of the series. The series, which followed people with substance abuse issues or other mental or physical problems, documented the eventual family intervention to help them with their recovery. In a statement, David McKillop, executive vice president of programming for A&E Network and BIO Channel, tallied up the good the show has done for people over the years, saying, "We're honored to have been a part of the 243 interventions since its premiere in March of 2005, leading to the 156 individuals that are currently sober to this day. " Among the people filmed for the final episodes is a 29-year-old Chicagoan named Jessica who had been squatting in an abandoned house and injecting heroin, a habit she picked up from her father.
May 24, 2013 |
TNT's new private eye drama "King & Maxwell" may share some thematic DNA with classic gumshoe series like "Moonlighting," "Remington Steele" and "The Rockford Files. " But don't call it retro, said executive producer Shane Brennan, who based the show on David Baldacci's bestselling novels. "You can't regurgitate what's been done before," said Brennan, who also created "NCIS: L.A. " "I wanted to revisit this genre that was a TV staple back in the '70s and '80s and look at it in a very fresh, modern way. " The result is a crime-solving drama, launching June 10, with Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as former Secret Service agents running down bad guys in Washington, D.C. They have an insider's view of the country's halls of power and will sometimes be looking for villains in those very places.
February 20, 2013 |
CAMDEN, N.J. - In an office in a sleepy town in southern New Jersey, Harry Glemser's phone rang. With no buxom secretary to take a message, he answered it himself. It was a dame, looking to hire a private eye. But this was no scene from a noir novel. The woman was calling because someone in a car kept lurking in her driveway, the engine running, when her husband wasn't home. She'd called the police, but they couldn't help. She hoped Glemser could. Detectives like Glemser across cash-strapped states have been getting more calls like these as cities and towns cut their police forces to contend with deep budget cuts.
July 2, 2012 |
AMC may be most closely identified with the glamourous stylings of "Mad Men," but from the looks of its new reality series "Small Town Security," the channel is going as far from the pretty people of 1960s New York as you can get. The unscripted series, set to premiere after"Breaking Bad"on July 15, follows the exploits of the employees of JJK Security, a family-run security and private investigation company in Ringgold, Ga. Based on the...
June 28, 2012 |
NEW DELHI - It's a weekday morning in posh Safdarjung Enclave. A man sells fragrant masala tea from a cart, stray dogs dodge belching rickshaws, and two men smoking cigarettes work overtime at looking nonchalant. Their attention is focused on a white house with a narrow veranda and brown trim. Their studied calm disappears when a twentysomething woman in jeans emerges, jumps into a dented silver Hyundai and sails into the chaotic traffic. The two detectives follow a few cars back.
March 13, 2012 |
Police investigating Britain's phone hacking scandal swooped down on a number of homes in an early-morning raid Tuesday and arrested six people, including a woman widely identified as Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers. Scotland Yard said five men and the woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, a more serious charge than phone hacking. That suggests that the authorities' probe of the scandal has broadened to include an investigation of a possible coverup by employees and executives at Murdoch-owned News International.