May 21, 2011 |
With six very successful Jesse Stone films under his belt, Tom Selleck can pretty much play Robert B. Parker's tough and troubled cop in his sleep. Which, in the seventh film, "Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost," airing on CBS Sunday night, he occasionally does. Stone, having been fired from his job as chief of police in the small but crime-ridden Massachusetts hamlet of Paradise, is now contemplating his future. Still reeling from his divorce and not a lighthearted chap to begin with, Stone is understandably depressed and spends much of his time in grim contemplation of the rocky shoreline, the television set and his equally troubled dog Boomer.
February 13, 2011 |
Tom Selleck says he's scared. He has spent so much of the winter holidays working on the script for the next "Jesse Stone" that he's afraid he's lost touch with Frank Reagan, the character he plays in the CBS hit police drama "Blue Bloods. " So he's flying back to New York, where "Blue Bloods" is set and filmed, a few days early to immerse himself in Frank's world. FOR THE RECORD: Tom Selleck: An article in the Feb. 13 Calendar section about Tom Selleck and his work on the CBS police drama "Blue Bloods" described the actor as "a true baby boomer.
September 24, 2010 |
It is impossible to imagine a television landscape without Tom Selleck, and fortunately we don't have to. Although in recent years he has appeared only sporadically, starring in the Jesse Stone movie series, guest-starring on shows including "Friends" and "Boston Legal," he's back full time as the paterfamilias of CBS' solid and satisfying cop/family drama "Blue Bloods. " As someone who has loved the man for her entire adult life, I think I speak for many when I say: How is it possible that he still looks so darn good?
May 21, 2010 |
The list of 23 new series picked up by the five broadcast networks for this fall does not contain any shows about time travel. But that doesn't matter: TV executives still seem determined to step back to a time long ago, when the world was safer for old media … all the way back … to the 1980s. In making a bold play to kick off Thursday nights with comedies, CBS executives name-checked "Cheers" and other sitcoms that ruled '80s TV. Fox has "Lonestar," an oil-industry soap that recalls "Dallas," which became a national obsession in the early '80s.
May 2, 2010 |
In the action comedy "Killers," Tom Selleck plays an overprotective father by way of Robert De Niro in "Meet the Parents." So when Ashton Kutcher's suave but secretive Spencer Aimes moves in on his just-divorced daughter, played by Katherine Heigl, expect things to get messy. Real messy. Turns out Spencer moonlights as an international super spy. Will super cowboy Selleck see any of the action? Will he and @aplusk come to blows? "Well, I can't say," Selleck, 65, said with a laugh.
February 27, 2009 |
While most crime series today rely on some sort of technical or psychological twist -- the wonders of forensics, the special knowledge of a reformed fake psychic or a good-guy serial killer, "Jesse Stone: Thin Ice," which debuts on Sunday, sticks with the fundamentals. Based on the works of one genre icon -- Robert B.