DOS to host "Hunter's Heart" fundraiser
posted Fri, 10-Mar-2006
Philanthropist David Ogden Stiers will act as master of ceremonies during the "Hunter's Heart" fund raiser taking place 6:00 PM Tuesday, March 14th at the Newport Performing Arts Center. For more information, read the complete article at newportnewstimes.com
The DEAD ZONE's fifth season will be its last?
posted Sat, 4-Mar-2006
From VARIETY via MOVIEWEB: Variety reports that USA Network will air the already completed fifth season of The Dead Zone this summer, and word in TV circles is that the batch likely will serve as the psychic thriller's swan song.
A USA spokesman insists the jury is still out on a renewal for "Dead Zone." Execs from USA and Lionsgate, which produces the show, declined comment.
"We have an option for a sixth season renewal," the rep says. "We'll make a decision about a potential pickup at the appropriate time."
But the show seems to already be on life support. Regular cast members David Ogden Stiers and John L. Adams have already been cast in fall pilots. Sources also say lead Anthony Michael Hall, who stars as the psychic cop, is free to pursue other projects.
Some insiders say USA's real problem is parent NBC, where ratings woes are creating trouble for the budgets of its profitable cablers. A USA rep denies that theory.
Info from thefutoncritic.com: David Ogden Stiers has been cast in FOX's WORST WEEK OF MY LIFE, a comedy pilot, about a young engaged couple's hellacious week leading up to their wedding. DOS will play "Jensen Stratton", the bride's father and a "captain of industry." (Reminds me a little bit of the tv series LOVE & MONEY that DOS was in about 7 years ago. - Clair) Sean Patrick Flanery and John L. Adams have joined the cast of ABC's SECRETS OF A SMALL TOWN, a murder mystery drama. Adams will play a cameraman who accompanies a TV reporter to her hometown to cover the story.