This Monday, NBC sent Studio 60 to bed without dessert and settled down for an evening with The Black Donnellys. The series, set in a fictional New York neighborhood, follows four Irish brothers who become quickly and unwittingly embroiled in Mafia life. Like The Sopranos after a corned beef dinner and a gallon of Bailey's, this new drama walks the line between tough and tired--but if it manages to find its footing, look out.
In a conference call held earlier this week, series creators and executive producers Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco took time to shed light on the show. Moresco insists the pair of Oscar winners "never thought twice" about returning to the small screen, especially when given the chance to tackle a project they've been keeping on hold for the past 10 years.
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As NBC drama The Black Donnellys gains momentum with TV.com users and other fans, the storyline is also picking up speed--especially regarding the seemingly doomed love affair between Tommy Donnelly and Jenny Riley. In a conference call with reporters, Donnellys actors Jonathan Tucker and Olivia Wilde took time to shed some light on their characters.
Although both actors grew up in relatively high-brow families, they manage to give convincing performances of streetwise, working-class characters. When asked about the kind of preparation needed for such a transformation, Wilde said, "I met with Barbara Moresco, who is Bobby Moresco's wife, before we shot the pilot, and discussed what it was like to grow up as a young woman in this type of neighborhood. I found it fascinating that so many difficult things--so many painful things--had happened in her life, and yet she didn't feel sorry for herself...she was ...Read more
Show Me the Money
Tuesday, January 2, 8:00 p.m.
William Shatner's trivia-meets-dancing game show has been given an additional six-episode order, and will move to a new timeslot on January 2. Don't miss a minute!
According to Jim
Wednesday, January 3, 8:30 p.m.
Jim Belushi's family sitcom kicks off its sixth season with an episode titled "The Flannel Sexual." We know we won't miss this one!
The Knights of Prosperity
Wednesday, January 3, 9:00 p.m.
Watch as Donal Logue and his band of merry thieves hatch a plan to end their blue-collar lifestyles by robbing Mick Jagger's ritzy apartment.
In Case of Emergency
Wednesday, January 3, 9:30 p.m.
What would you do if you realized you had no one to help you in ...