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.
December 14, 1999 |
As recent news events prove, the phenomenon of schoolyard bullying and teasing can have tragic consequences. Gay teens know this all too well. Thankfully, there is an organization in Los Angeles that is trying to help: The Trevor Project provides support to gay teenagers through a 24-hour, toll-free hotline, (800) 850-8078. "This is the only help line in the country for gay youth and suicide prevention," executive director Brenda Freiberg told us Sunday at a fund-raiser for the group.
November 5, 1993 |
Watching a good miniseries on television isn't much fun if you have to wade through countless commercials and wait 24 hours to see the next installment. That was the main problem in watching "Lonesome Dove," the eight-hour Western saga that aired on CBS in 1989.