Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dick takes the card out

From the tour blog: Dick Wolf explains the Fred Dalton Thompson/Equal Time thing, and also announces the new lead prosecutor for the mothership.

14 comments:

Matt said...

I'm confused. I thought Jesse Martin was staying on at least part time as Green. Or are we trimming the regular cast to 3-4 (one cop, one ADA, one DA, and a utility player)?

Also, wouldn't Mitt Romney's "Heroes" power be exactly what we saw in Candace--e.g., the ability to be all things to all people and yet nothing at the same time?

Alan Sepinwall said...

Jesse's staying for at least 13 episodes. Sisto's replacing Govich; I just refer to him as "the lead detective" because I think he's a better actor than Martin, and I expect them to give him a lot to do (at least, within the confines of the format) early on.

And it'll still be a six-person cast: Sisto, Martin and S. Epatha on the cop side, Roache, whatserface and Waterston on the DA side.

rachel said...

so, what was you're question that forced Wolf to whip out his index cards?

Alan Sepinwall said...

Like it says in the tour blog (You are reading the tour blog, aren't you? Because we may need to have words otherwise.), I asked Dick about Fred Thompson reruns having to be pulled due to the Equal Time laws.

Lionors said...

Since you got Dick to pull out the cards, does that mean the other critics have to buy you drinks tonight?

Alanna said...

Linus Roache? Huh. While I'm all for a Kidnapped reunion with him and Sisto, I felt that Roache was one of the weaker links of the show (especially his shaky American accent.) I've really liked Roache in other things, though, so I'll wait and see how he does here.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Since you got Dick to pull out the cards, does that mean the other critics have to buy you drinks tonight?

No, but they may feel compelled to do so after I participate in some version of "The Singing Bee" at the party, where I'll be competing with "Chuck" star Zachary Levi.

rachel said...

i'm sorry, i admit i skimmed the last bit of your tca blog.

i would have loved to see the look on Schwartz's face when someone asked him to compare Levi to Mischa Barton.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Levi started it, by comparing himself to Mischa (as opposed to the obvious Adam Brody resemblance); this then inspired Fienberg to ask Josh whether Levi's character would be bumped off at the end of season three.

Anthony Foglia said...

"if Thompson decides to run, NBC will have to pull all repeats featuring him, but TNT won't."

They don't have to, but if history is any guide they will. When Schwarzenegger ran for governor, cable networks didn't run any of his movies. Why risk getting backlash when they could just air other episodes?

Dark Tyler said...

John McCain on "Las Vegas" would have been awesome.

Damn, is it too late? Has Selleck already signed...?

rachel said...

oh, the way it was reported in another blog (I think hibberd's) it sounded as though a reporter just asked Schwartz point blank abou the Barton-Levi comparison.

Good luck at karaoke tonight, and remember, it means empty orchestra in japanese.

Dark Tyler said...

Yeah, that's also how it was reported in TV Guide by the Nemesis. (LOL)

BF said...

We don't need to put McCain on Las Vegas. He was already on that one episode of 24. And Rudy has been all over the place (SNL, Anger Management, Seinfeld, L&O).