In a land full of phonies, money grubbing, and transparent favors, at least one Hollywood television producer is keeping it real. Jon Robin Baitz, creator of the award-winning Brothers & Sisters, announced that he has left the ABC drama because of creative differences with studio executives.
Baitz, an accomplished playwright before trying his hand at creating his own show, says he was "ousted, not fired, an important distinction," in an article he wrote for The Huffington Post. If his article is any indication, he won't be longing for a return to mainstream television anytime soon.
"I can no longer argue for tone and can only watch as the demographic demands that have turned America into an ageist and youth-obsessed nation drives the storylines younger and younger, whiter and whiter, and with less and less reflection of the real America, which is made up, to the sorrow of the research departments ...Read more
A wave of strong female leads has hit television over the past few years, and some of the best actresses in the business have gobbled them up. There have been a lot of familiar names in the best dramatic actress race recently, and that won't change much this year.
When we first asked the TV.com offices for best supporting actress in a drama nominations, we never expected the amount of responses that came back. This field is deep, and cutting the worthy ladies down to 10 was the chore of all chores--but we finally got it done.
Two funnymen from decidedly different generations are taking a more serious acting turn. Former and semicurrent Saturday Night Live cast member Chevy Chase will be joining Brothers & Sisters, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Seth Green will guest star on Grey's Anatomy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On the ABC drama Brothers & Sisters, Chase will play a former flame of Sally Field's character, Nora Holden. As Stan Hirsh, Nora's high-school boyfriend, the man who played Fletch will join a love triangle also involving a new character played by Danny Glover.
Chase gained fame on the golden years of Saturday Night Live, and went on to star in several respected comedies, including Caddyshack, Fletch, and National Lampoon's Vacation.
Seth Green will appear in a pair of episodes of Grey's Anatomy, ABC's hit medical drama. The actor will play a patient at Seattle Grace. Green is ...Read more