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February 7, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"The Chicago Code" is almost precisely what you would expect from a cop drama created by Shawn Ryan for network television. And that is meant to be read with a sense of cautious celebration rather than cynical resignation. Ryan is the creator of "The Shield," which helped put FX on the map and remind viewers that a cop show does not have to be a procedural, that it could be just as much about character as crime, and that those characters could exist in the gloaming between good and evil.
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December 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are currently carrying the league-maximum 15 players on their roster, but that may not be the case for long. Four players are signed to nonguaranteed contracts: Xavier Henry, Shawne Williams, Ryan Kelly and recent acquisition Kendall Marshall. The Lakers have until Jan. 7 to decide which players they want to keep the rest of the season. The deadline is officially Jan. 10, but each player needs 48 hours to clear the NBA's waiver process. Henry was signed over the summer for $916,099 and has proved to be one of the team's best off-season acquisitions.
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August 24, 2008 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
There were times several months ago, when the writers strike was roaring, that Shawn Ryan was channeling Vic Mackey. Ryan, who created TV's ferocious, all-in-one good-cop-bad-cop, isn't anything like the lead character of "The Shield." But, as Mackey has proven through six seasons, everyone has his limits. Ryan found himself reaching his while serving on the Writers Guild's negotiating committee. Like everyone else on the picket line, he had a lot riding on the negotiations. When he stopped working, the fate of his moderately rated CBS drama "The Unit" hung in the balance; "The Oaks," a pilot he was producing for Fox, was shot without his supervision; and the series finale of "The Shield," the cop drama that turned Ryan into one of the medium's most prominent producers and launched FX as a destination for cutting-edge original programming, also was filmed without him. Many of his peers would later say they wouldn't have had the fortitude to make the same sacrifices.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"The Chicago Code" is almost precisely what you would expect from a cop drama created by Shawn Ryan for network television. And that is meant to be read with a sense of cautious celebration rather than cynical resignation. Ryan is the creator of "The Shield," which helped put FX on the map and remind viewers that a cop show does not have to be a procedural, that it could be just as much about character as crime, and that those characters could exist in the gloaming between good and evil.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 8, 2009 | Maria Elena Fernandez and Denise Martin
When CBS canceled "The Unit," 20th Century Fox Television didn't waste time in asking its show runner, Shawn Ryan, to move to Fox's "Lie to Me" to become that drama's boss. Ryan, who also created "The Shield" for FX, appeared at a news conference at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena with creator Samuel Baum, who still serves as an executive producer, to discuss what he hopes to bring to the sophomore series. Inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, a psychologist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose the truth and lies in criminal investigations, "Lie to Me" stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers are currently carrying the league-maximum 15 players on their roster, but that may not be the case for long. Four players are signed to nonguaranteed contracts: Xavier Henry, Shawne Williams, Ryan Kelly and recent acquisition Kendall Marshall. The Lakers have until Jan. 7 to decide which players they want to keep the rest of the season. The deadline is officially Jan. 10, but each player needs 48 hours to clear the NBA's waiver process. Henry was signed over the summer for $916,099 and has proved to be one of the team's best off-season acquisitions.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
James Wong knew he was in trouble when his own daughter turned on him. The co-executive producer of "The Event," an NBC drama about the repercussions of a government cover-up of an alien landing, was watching an episode with his daughter, Taylor, when she yelled in frustration about all the flashbacks the show employed to tell its story. "She stormed out of the room and never watched the show again," Wong said, laughing. Taylor wasn't alone. Many tired of having to pay such close attention to all the plot twists in "The Event.
BUSINESS
January 21, 2012 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
After a week in which their anti-piracy legislation got derailed by the full force of the Internet lobby, the mood in Hollywood was one of anger, frustration and a growing resignation that the entertainment industry will be forced to accept a much weaker law than originally envisioned. A full-on counterattack by a tech industry opposed to the toughest elements in the congressional bills, including a well-publicized Wednesday shutdown by key Internet sites, halted the legislation.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2007 | Richard Verrier
The Writers Guild of America, West, and its sister union on the East Coast took the first step to lay the groundwork for negotiations with Hollywood studios. The guilds named a 17-member committee headed by Emmy-award winning writer John Bowman, whose credits include "In Living Color" and "Martin," to set the framework for talks. The committee includes "Desperate Housewives" writer Marc Cherry and Shawn Ryan, a writer for "The Shield."
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
August 8, 2009 | Maria Elena Fernandez and Denise Martin
When CBS canceled "The Unit," 20th Century Fox Television didn't waste time in asking its show runner, Shawn Ryan, to move to Fox's "Lie to Me" to become that drama's boss. Ryan, who also created "The Shield" for FX, appeared at a news conference at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena with creator Samuel Baum, who still serves as an executive producer, to discuss what he hopes to bring to the sophomore series. Inspired by the scientific discoveries of Dr. Paul Ekman, a psychologist who can read clues embedded in the human face, body and voice to expose the truth and lies in criminal investigations, "Lie to Me" stars Tim Roth as Dr. Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2008 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
There were times several months ago, when the writers strike was roaring, that Shawn Ryan was channeling Vic Mackey. Ryan, who created TV's ferocious, all-in-one good-cop-bad-cop, isn't anything like the lead character of "The Shield." But, as Mackey has proven through six seasons, everyone has his limits. Ryan found himself reaching his while serving on the Writers Guild's negotiating committee. Like everyone else on the picket line, he had a lot riding on the negotiations. When he stopped working, the fate of his moderately rated CBS drama "The Unit" hung in the balance; "The Oaks," a pilot he was producing for Fox, was shot without his supervision; and the series finale of "The Shield," the cop drama that turned Ryan into one of the medium's most prominent producers and launched FX as a destination for cutting-edge original programming, also was filmed without him. Many of his peers would later say they wouldn't have had the fortitude to make the same sacrifices.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2010 | By Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
For a guy who has outlaw biker gangs rumbling around in his head, Kurt Sutter is fairly …. well, "nice" doesn't seem the right word, but he's literate and reflective and usually quite reasonable. The times when he gets riled up, though, are what everyone talks about. Then the ponytailed, tattooed, 46-year-old creator and executive producer of FX's hit drama "Sons of Anarchy" — the network's highest-rated series ever, which begins its third season on Sept. 7 — can be as rude and abrasive as they come.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2011
SERIES The Electric Company: The educational series marks its 40th anniversary and launches a new season with musical guests Good Charlotte (2:30 p.m. KVCR). Top Gear: Hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May return for a new season with back-to-back episodes of the hi-octane series (6 and 7:20 p.m. BBC America). Explorer: The new episode "How to Build a Beating Heart" follows scientists as they attempt to grow skin, muscle and body parts from a patient's own cells that could be used to replace damaged body parts (7 p.m. National Geographic)
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