November 6, 2001 |
"NYPD Blue," whose ninth season starts tonight (9 ABC), has kept its edge despite the most cast changes this side of the original "Law & Order." The rock of stability, of course, is Dennis Franz as the dedicated but tortured Det. Andy Sipowicz, a fixture of the 15th Precinct squad from the start. In tonight's crisp two-hour premiere, we meet his next partner, Mark-Paul Gosselaar as John Clark Jr., the son of Sipowicz's old nemesis from another precinct.
February 28, 2003 |
In "Poolhall Junkies" someone always seems to be telling the young pool shark played by Mars Callahan that he's a natural. "You have the ability to be the best," growls the owner of a local pool hall, a pugnacious old-timer played with characteristic intemperance by the late Rod Steiger. "If you think you're a loser, you will be a loser."
October 12, 2001 |
Having gotten off to a disappointing start to the new television season, ABC is quickly undertaking a major overhaul of its prime-time schedule, canceling the sitcom "What About Joan" and reassigning "NYPD Blue" to Tuesday nights at 9 in an attempt to bolster series co-creator Steven Bochco's new legal drama "Philly." As part of the restructured lineup, the new ABC comedy "Bob Patterson," starring "Seinfeld" alumnus Jason Alexander, will in a few weeks move to Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m.
April 16, 1989 |
To Trans-Am drivers, Shoreline Drive is just another street of broken dreams. That's where Scott Pruett ran out of gas a lap short of winning last year's race, a supporting feature to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, and Saturday, Les Lindley of Anaheim found fate on the hairpin that switches from the east-bound lanes to west-bound. Lindley, 48, has driven 78 Trans-Am races, more than anyone except Jim Derhaag of Chaska, Minn. with 81, but he had never won. Cruising in his Camaro with a 13.7-second lead over Irv Hoerr of Peoria, Ill., in an Oldsmobile Cutlass, Lindley seemed a sure thing as the race wound down to its 60-lap (100.
September 18, 1994 |
When "Blue Sky" opened Friday, it was not particularly a day for its studio, Orion Pictures, to celebrate. The Tony Richardson-directed drama, which stars Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones, is the last film produced by Orion--a studio that has been limping along since it emerged from bankruptcy on Nov. 5, 1992.