NBC News: IRON MAN’s Howard Joins Molina & Ulrich On L&O: LA!! Rob Lowe Now PARKS Regular!! 30 ROCK To Broadcast Live From 8H!!
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News from NBC’s Friday TCA presentation:
* “Iron Man” cast-off Terrence Howard has joined the cast of “Law & Order: Los Angeles” as a prosecutor.
* Rob Lowe (“Brothers & Sisters”) will be a regular on “Parks and Recreation” when it returns at midseason.
* “30 Rock’s” Oct. 14 episode will be broadcast live from the real 30 Rock’s Studio 8H, home since the mid-1970s to “Saturday Night Live.” (Ironically, “30 Rock” interiors are not normally shot in 30 Rock, but rather inside recreations of 30 Rock facilities in Silvercup Studios, across the bridge in Queens.)
Here’s the press release for the new “Law & Order,” which fills in who is joining Howard among the regular cops and lawyers:
OSCAR NOMINEE TERRENCE HOWARD AND COREY STOLL JOIN REGULAR CAST OF NBC’S NEW ‘LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES’
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – July 30, 2010 – Oscar nominee Terrence Howard (“Hustle & Flow”) and Corey Stoll (“Salt”) will join the regular cast of NBC’s new drama “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. ET), which premieres September 29.
Howard will portray a district attorney and will share the position with Alfred Molina (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”), who plays Deputy District Attorney Morales, in alternate episodes.
Stoll will play Detective T.J. Jaruszalski and will partner with Detective John Winters (previously announced Skeet Ulrich).
The announcement was made by Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” and Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios.
Wolf said, “I feel like manager of the 1961 Yankees. I have my Mantle and Maris.”
“Having Terrence and Corey on board this ambitious new series adds to an already impeccable cast,” said Bromstad. “We are excited to see this series continue in a new locale in Los Angeles that will add infinite story possibilities.”
Howard is an Oscar nominee for his performance in “Hustle & Flow.” His recent feature film credits include “Iron Man” and voicing a character in “The Princess and the Frog.” Howard also starred in such films as “Crash,” “August Rush,” “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” “Ray,” “Wifey,” “Pride,” Idlewild,” “The Players Club,” “Angel Eyes” and “Mr. Holland’s Opus.”
In addition, among Howard’s television are the movies “Lackawanna Blues” (for which he received an Image Award), “The O.J. Simpson Story” and “King of the World” (as Cassius Clay). He also was a series regular in “Sparks” and guest-starred in “New York Undercover,” “NYPD Blue” and “Picket Fences.”
Stoll currently appears in the feature film “Salt.” His additional film credits are “Push” and “North Country.” Stoll also guest-starred on “NCIS,” “The Nine,” “ER,” “Law “& Order,” The Good Wife” and “The Unit.” He recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View From The Bridge.”
“Law & Order: Los Angeles” is the latest iteration of the most successful brand in the history of primetime television. The series follows the successful model of “Law & Order,” split between the police and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders.
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July 30, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST
Because difficult movie actors tend to LOVE the confines, the long hours, and the procedural storylines of television.... let's see if he lasts a season.
July 30, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST
by Kal Reeve
Hope he starts picking up more interesting roles in film.
July 30, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST
July 30, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST
That's a shocker. Anyways, can't stand his whiny girly-man voice.
July 30, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST
He's also a regular on Californication this season, which only started filming in April. Just wondering how he can do both.
July 30, 2010, 4:33 p.m. CST
You've really completed your metamorphosis into Will & Grace.
July 30, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST
He left party down for parks, is he a regular as lowe's assistant? And yes, I know party down was likely gonna be cancelled when he made his decision
July 30, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST
why not join that?
July 30, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST
Is this the first Law and Order series not to feature the usual partnering of a male detective and a female too hot and too young to be a believable detective routine?
July 30, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST
I thought it was canceled?
July 30, 2010, 5:45 p.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
He just wanted more money. Big difference. Especially when Marvel wants to pay everyone bargain basement prices to sign on to the initial movie and 30 others... Imagine if they didn't pony up the cash for Rourke in Iron Man 2? He was the best thing about the film... Howard is only going to be on for half a seasons worth of episodes and is sharing the load with Molina, the same way the load was shared on Criminal Intent. <p>And the 30 Rock/Will and Grace analogy someone made above was good. Too many guest stars on 30 Rock. Also whats the big deal about a live episode? "Roc" did it years ago. Actors filming something live shouldn't be hard for them.
July 30, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST
I know you miss SG1. And Atlantis. But SGU is just not that good. Sure, it's watchable. But it's not that good. Increase your meds and work on getting over it.
July 30, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST
that Iron Man role. God, he put me to sleep.
July 30, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST
But he WAS kind of a disappointment. Lackluster is the word I would use.
July 30, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST
As normal NBC things are going on around them. I always really liked that aspect of 30 Rock. Actually mildly surprised they shoot in Queens. I figured it might be a studio in 30 Rock they make look like 30 Rock. Interesting to know.
July 30, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST
Well out of 20 seasons of the original L&O there was only one season where there was a woman detective. She was the junior partner to Jesse L. Martin. One season later she was gone, replaced with Jeremy Sisto
July 30, 2010, 9:13 p.m. CST
They should be doing shows where every episode is not the exact same dam thing. They are too good for fuckin procedurals.
July 30, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST
I really don't see how Dick Wolf is going to make this series last with all the star power it has consumed!
July 30, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
I submit that there are better roles on television right now than in movies. The idea that TV actors are somehow less talented than movie actors is outdated. I can name a few big name actors that shine on TV while the movies feature the young, the pretty, and the stupid.
July 30, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST
by Electric Larry
2 words: Tracy Morgan
July 30, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST
An actual episode of the Girlie Show with Tracy Jordan.
July 30, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST
Just a rumor?
July 31, 2010, 12:42 a.m. CST
Remember ER "live" show andnhow it added nothing? Well get ready for some more nothing!
July 31, 2010, 2:13 a.m. CST
And even they are taped. Oh, and the Late night shows.
July 31, 2010, 2:16 a.m. CST
His character and Leslie had a ship in the making.
July 31, 2010, 2:23 a.m. CST
I agree whole-heartedly. Maybe next city they can get Depp and Pitt swapping episodes.
July 31, 2010, 2:26 a.m. CST
There are some fine roles on television, but are you actually implying that Law and Order Anything has those roles. This ain't exactly The Wire. Just because there is some good out there, doesn't mean the majority isn't stealing your brain.
July 31, 2010, 5:44 a.m. CST
July 31, 2010, 9:09 a.m. CST
…where there's a twist at the end and the killer turns out to be someone different than they originally thought.
what about the other great twist ending: "Is this because I'm a lesbian?"
July 31, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST
by Anything But Tangerines
July 31, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST
Now doing tv. Just 5 years ago he was a huge breakout star and got an Oscar nomination. He's done nothing but crap since and been a pain-in-the-ass that's hurt his career.
July 31, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST
they do get it wrong on LO. Its not amazing television, but come on man you just proved you don't know what you are talking about.
July 31, 2010, 2:34 p.m. CST
By my calculations, they need a police lieutenant and a DA's assistant. And I bet they're both women, since we've got none yet. But it seems ridiculous to cast women in the exact same parts that used women when L&O ended.<p>Even if I don't watch this, I hope we don't get yet another woman cop boss. That seems to be the trend with cops shows, though I think its more a matter of the producers figuring they need a woman, but don't want their leads to be women. Right now, Criminal Intent, Memphis Beat and The Good Guys all have women lieutenants. And honestly, how many women can their be running police divisions? I'm sure there are some, but it's gotta be mostly men in real life.
July 31, 2010, 2:40 p.m. CST
I think the CSI shows do get the science right, but the forensic guys kicking down doors with guns drawn is just terribly incorrect. Sure, it's done cuz they want the main characters doing the cool stuff and not just helping detectives, but it's just aggravating.
July 31, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST
Oh the irony of Terrence Howard, a notorious misogynist and woman beater, playing a prosecutor. http://tinyurl.com/c2nfvp What a disgrace!
July 31, 2010, 8:08 p.m. CST
Hell, he did it for years on SNL and didn't go crazy. He may be somewhat unstable (or so "they" say), but he's still a professional. It may give him freedom to say unscripted random Tracy-isms.
July 31, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST
That moves Parks from my must watch list down a few notches to my see it if I happen to see it list.
July 31, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST
Also, Terrance Howard deserves better than a supporting role on an umpteenth spinoff show...
July 31, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST
Except that it's not news anymore, and that it spelled the death of Party Down (DAMMIT!), and that despite being noticeable and worthy, he's the guy who dies humorously in the TV spot for Piranha 3D (where are the parents? chomp). All that said, I was more excited for him to be on Parks than Rob Lowe--but they make a funny pair on that show.
July 31, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST
by Adelai Niska
L&O has had so many hotties in the past, combined with the expectation of "young and hot" in LA, which raises the bar too high.
Aug. 1, 2010, 12:20 a.m. CST
Was that the best they could do?
Aug. 1, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST
All the other time zones will get the tape delay anyway, right?
Aug. 1, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST
I am convinced that live episodes are more to appease the cast of a show than provide anything to the audience. It always seems that the cast is always stoked, but the audience seem to only be interested to see if someone fucks up. The episodes tend to be weaker than the standard episode because (especially in single camera shows) lose much of the production value and diversity of scenes.
Aug. 1, 2010, 9:01 a.m. CST
The show may end up sucking, but it won't be because of the actors. I mean we had to suffer through Elizabeth Rohm's wooden delivery for several years on the L&O mothership. No worries of that in the new spinoff.
Aug. 1, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST
Get with it Herc. Just kiddin man. But I would like that tb!
Aug. 1, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST
Don't forget Dexter
Aug. 1, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST
What's the deal
Aug. 1, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST
prying him away from the mirror or the baby wipe dispenser will be quite a task
Aug. 1, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST
Add Psych and The Mentalist.
Aug. 3, 2010, 7:24 a.m. CST
TH just wanted more money like everyone else got. What are you guys, slaves or communist? You would want more money for your services as well. If TH is guilty of anything, it's not playing the game and kissing Hollywood ass until you get to where you can call the shots.
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