or


[10/06/06 - 02:25 PM]
USA Network Greenlights Two Cast-Contingent Pilots: "To Love and Die in L.A." Starring Shiri Appleby and "Burn Notice" Starring Jeffrey Donovan
Appleby, who currently recurs on "Six Degrees," and Donovan, who previously toplined "Touching Evil," land lead roles in two new USA pilots.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK GREENLIGHTS TWO CAST-CONTINGENT PILOTS: "TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A." STARRING SHIRI APPLEBY AND "BURN NOTICE" STARRING JEFFREY DONOVAN

USA NETWORK GREENLIGHTS TWO CAST-CONTINGENT PILOTS:"TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A." STARRING SHIRI APPLEBY AND "BURN NOTICE" STARRING JEFFREY DONOVAN

LOS ANGELES, CA � October 6, 2006 - USA Network has announced casting on two cast-contingent pilots, the ninety-minute TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A. with Shiri Appleby ("Six Degrees," "Swimfan") and the one-hour BURN NOTICE with Jeffrey Donovan ("Touching Evil," "Monk"). Sara Goodman is the creator and co-executive producer of TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A. with JoAnn Alfano and David Kanter as executive producers and Andrew Singer as producer. The project is from Lorne Michaels Broadway Video Television in association with NBC Universal Television Studio. BURN NOTICE is executive produced by Mikkel Bondesen ("Cock & Bull," Catch That Kid") and written and co-executive produced by Matt Nix ("Cock & Bull") with Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment producing. The announcement was made by Jackie de Crinis, senior vice president of original scripted series programming for USA.

TO LOVE AND DIE IN L.A. is about a young woman (Appleby) with abandonment issues who is convinced that her dating problems will be resolved if she can track down the father she never knew. When she finds him and discovers that he's a contract killer, her relationship issues begin to make sense and she realizes she may have found a new career path.

Shiri Appleby began her acting career at the young age of four. After appearing in various national commercials she earned her first television job in daytime appearing on "Santa Barbara." Next came roles on "thirtysomething," and "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "7th Heaven" and "City Guys" among others. Soon after, Appleby landed the role of Liz Parker on "Roswell" and can currently be seen on the series "Six Degrees." She has also been seen in numerous films including "Swimfan," "The Other Sister" and "What Love Is" and will next be seen in "Charlie Wilson's War" written by Aaron Sorkin and produced by Tom Hanks.

When spies get fired, they don't get a letter from human resources. While on assignment, Michael Weston (Donovan) gets a BURN NOTICE and becomes untouchable. Having no idea what or who triggered his demise, he is determined to find out the reason for his sudden termination. Unable to utilize his normal contacts and needing to stay under the spy network radar, he puts his Special Ops training to use to help those who the police can't or won't, in order to fund his ongoing personal investigation.

Jeffrey Donovan has appeared on screen in numerous television and film projects. His television credits include guest-starring roles on USA's "Monk," "Yes, Dear," "Crossing Jordan," "CSI: Miami," "Law & Order," "Threshold" and the HBO original picture "When Trumpets Fade" among others. Donovan also starred in the USA original series "Touching Evil" and has had recurring roles on "Spin City," "The Beat" and "The Pretender." Donovan's film credits include "Hitch," "Purpose," " Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2," "Bait" and Barry Levinson's "Sleepers." He made his feature film debut in "Throwing Down," which won the grand prize Best Feature Film Award at the Hampton's International Film Festival and later appeared in the indie film "Sam and Joe" (winner Best Supporting Actor LA Method Fest). Donovan also appeared on Broadway as "Marco" in the Roundabout Theatre's Tony Award winning revival of "A View From The Bridge," directed by Michael Mayer and starring Anthony LaPaglia and Allison Janney, and in the Tony Award winning production of "An Inspector Calls." Donovan's off-Broadway credits include the hit comedy "Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight," "The Glory Of Living" directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, "Troilus and Cressida," and the Pulitzer Prize runner-up "Freedomland." Born and raised in Massachusetts, Donovan attended the University of Massachusetts and graduated from New York University's Graduate Acting Program where he received his MFA. Donovan currently resides in Los Angeles. This year, he will also appear in the feature film "Come Early Morning," written and directed by Joey Lauren Adams, which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Seen in 90 million homes, USA Network is cable television's leading network of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, network shows and blockbuster theatrical films. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [october 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BEAT, THE (UPN)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· CROSSING JORDAN (NBC)
· CSI: MIAMI (CBS)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· PRETENDER, THE (NBC)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SIX DEGREES (ABC)
· SPIN CITY (ABC)
· THRESHOLD (CBS)
· TO LOVE & DIE (USA)
· TOUCHING EVIL (USA)
· YES, DEAR (CBS)









[08/20/14 - 04:01 PM]
Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star in "The Expanse," New 10-Episode Space Opera
They'll join the previously announced Thomas Jane as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter.

[08/20/14 - 02:59 PM]
Nickelodeon to Premiere Two New Live-Action Shows Sept. 13
Look for newcomers "Henry Danger" and "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn" at 8:00/7:00c and 8:30/7:30c, respectively.

[08/20/14 - 02:17 PM]
FX's Acclaimed Anthology Series "American Horror Story: Freak Show" Premieres October 8
Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Michael Chiklis and Angela Bassett star in the latest installment, airing Wednesday nights at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/20/14 - 02:15 PM]
Animal Planet's "Treehouse Masters" Is Top of the Charts
Animal Planet spins the numbers for Friday, August 15.

[08/20/14 - 01:25 PM]
David Spade, Celebrity Pals Match Wits with NFL on FOX's Jay Glazer in "Fantasy Football Uncensored" on FOX Sports 1
Nick Swardson, Brody Stevens, Rascal Flatts' bassist Jay DeMarcus, MMA icon Chuck Liddell, No Filter's Katie Nolan and actor Jerry Ferrara will also compete.

[08/20/14 - 12:44 PM]
Syfy's "Wizard Wars" Makes Magic -- Conjures Up Over One Million Total Viewers
Syfy spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 19.

[08/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
ABC and Twitter Offer a Special First Look at the Premiere of "Selfie" to Twitter Users
The show's pilot is now available in advance of its premiere, Tuesday, September 30 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 12:30 PM]
Tony Shalhoub Joins "Nurse Jackie's" Seventh Season
He'll play a new ER doctor who has a great bedside manner, a special touch with his boss, Gloria Akalitus, and who offers Jackie something she desperately needs - a friend.

[08/20/14 - 12:11 PM]
4.5 Million Viewers Turn to WE tv on Night of "Braxton Family Values" and "SWV Reunited" Premieres
WE tv spins the numbers for Thursday, August 14.

[08/20/14 - 12:02 PM]
"Sports Jeopardy!" with Dan Patrick Premieres September 24 on Crackle
New episodes will be available to stream on demand year round every Wednesday for a total of 52 episodes each year.

[08/20/14 - 12:01 PM]
"Brickleberry" Season 3 Premieres September 16 at 10:30 pm ET/PT; "Adam Devine's House Party" Season 2 Premieres September 9 at 10:30 pm ET/PT
The latter will then move into its permanent timeslot on Thursday, September 11 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.

[08/20/14 - 11:45 AM]
Mediacom Communications and The Walt Disney Company Sign Comprehensive Distribution Deal
Continuing services covered by the broad scope of this agreement include: ABC Family, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, Fusion and retransmission consent for ABC Owned stations.

[08/20/14 - 10:36 AM]
"Kim of Queens" Returns to Rule Her Kingdom September 16
The series returns this fall for a second season with star Kim Gravel, one of the country's most successful and outspoken pageant coaches on a mission to find diamonds in the rough and transform them into confident young women.

[08/20/14 - 10:00 AM]
Witness the Birth of a Brave New World and Meet the 15 Pioneers Building "Utopia"
The series kicks off with a special three-night premiere, beginning on a special night, Sunday, September 7 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/20/14 - 09:37 AM]
Showtime(R) Gives Acclaimed Drama Series "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Season Three Pick-Ups
Both series will receive 12 one-hour episode orders, and will begin production in early 2015.