U.S. Tv star Michael Wright was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning (04Nov12) after crashing his car into a New York police cruiser, according to reports.
The actor, who starred in American Tv hits V and Oz, was reportedly trying to park his Rolls Royce in Manhattan when he hit a patrol car with two cops sitting inside.
According to Tmz.com, Wright was asked to take a field sobriety test after cops detected the smell of alcohol.
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While it is not unusual for onetime TV hits to be revived after a generation or so, an upcoming reboot of Dallas will be doing what none of The Others have -- featuring several of the stars of the original series in their original roles. TNT announced on Friday that it had ordered 10 episodes of the series, which it described as "an all-new series based upon one of the most popular television dramas of all time." Among the regulars Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray in the roles they created in the 1970s. (The series ran from 1978-1991.) The new drama will also feature younger cast members Brenda Strong, Josh Henderson, Jordana Brewster and Jesse Metcalf. TNT programming head Michael Wright said in a statement "It is incredibly exciting to see both new and familiar characters in the hands of a dream cast." TNT said that it will preview the series tonight (Monday) during the season premiere of The Closer.
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A remake of 80s TV show 'Dallas' has been given the go-ahead by cable network TNT.
A remake of 80s TV show 'Dallas' has been given the go-ahead.
The US series - which ran from 1978 to 1991 and centered around the power struggles within a Texan oil dynasty - will return to screens in the summer of next year, with cable network TNT ordering 10 episodes of the explosive drama.
Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Brenda Strong, Josh Henderson and Julie Gonzalo will all star in the remake, alongside 'Dallas' veteran Larry Hagman - who played J.R. Ewing in the original series - as well as Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy.
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Conan O'Brien may be running behind Jay Leno in terms of total viewers, but he was the top-rated talk show host among adults 18-49 and 18-34 in the fourth quarter, his network, TBS, said on Tuesday. The show's median age is just 33, the cable network noted (that is, half his audience is younger than 33, while the other half is older than 33). The results include data from delayed DVR viewing. "Conan is just getting started on TBS, but the show has already proven to be a huge success in attracting a young, loyal audience," Michael Wright, head of programming for TBS and other Turner Broadcasting networks, said in a statement. "Conan is #1 with key demos, and we are thrilled that the show is even younger than expected."
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While many advertising executives are predicting that the late-night television audience will be fractured even further when Conan O'Brien launches his new show on TBS at 11 00 p.m. on November 8, executives of the cable network are expressing hope that O'Brien may attract viewers who are not now watching live TV at that hour, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday). In an interview with the newspaper, TBS programming chief Michael Wright said, "Who knows who is not watching television, who might be watching something online, or playing 'Halo,' or watching a DVD, or watching on [video on demand]?" The Journal cited statistics from Nielsen Research indicating that 8.9 percent of people watch TV at 11 00 p.m. are playing shows recorded earlier on their DVRs. Wright said TBS is prepared to be patient while O'Brien tries to attract those viewers and win others away from Jay Leno and David Letterman. Meanwhile, NBC is insisting that it is satisfied with Jay Leno's performance this year, even though this ratings among younger viewers are below O'Brien's a year ago. Leno's total audience is 50 percent greater than O'Brien's was, and he leads all other late-night rivals. An NBC spokesman told the WSJ "We're more competitive at this point this year than we were at this point last year, and for us that's progress."
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What we're quick to forget is that TV movies from the early 80s were actually pretty frightening, what with Ronald Reagan threatening to bomb the Russkies and all. The Day After caused many a sleepless night as Jason Robards marched through a nuclear nightmare. While the good guys ultimately score a point for justice at the end of V, much of the film is devoted to the insidious alien plot to corral humans into concentration camps for food. Yum, yum, yum. A few supporting characters get picked off in the first hour or two when they try to prove that "the truth is out there." We're gonna snatch you, and then we're gonna eat you!
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The circumstances of her accidental eavesdropping are alittle suspect as well -- she just happened to be in a sound booth lateat night, where a microphone inexplicably left on just happened to pickup a conspiratorial conversation in a regional dialect she and only a handfulof others speak outside of the fictional African country of her birth.
Couple this with a covered-up past of rebel activity aimedat the dictator she claims will be targeted during an controversial upcomingaddress on the floor of the U.N., and it's no surprise that the SecretService agent assigned to investigate (Sean Penn) finds her revelationto be dubious at best.
Although the milieu is unusual, "The Interpreter"is largely a variation on a standard Hollywood template about a broodingcop assigned to protect a pretty witness. With a less talented cast anda less interesting director than Sydney Pollack ("Havana," "TheFirm"), it could have easily been dumbed down into an action moviecocktail with a romantic chaser.
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The uncle of the boy who accused Michael Jackson of sexually abusing him in 1993 has reportedly been prevented from promoting his new book, by the singer's lawyers.
Raymond Chandler, who shares the same name as the legendary BIG SLEEP author, released expose ALL THAT GLITTERS: THE CRIME AND THE COVER-UP in September (04), but stopped publicising it last month (OCT04).
In the book, Chandler claims his nephew JORDY CHANDLER received a series of death threats after his 1993 abuse allegations against Jackson were made public.
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