Jennifer Beals To Topline TNT Pilot ‘Proof’ Executive Produced By Kyra Sedgwick

By | Sunday March 9, 2014 @ 10:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

bealsjenniferEXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Beals is set as the lead in the TNT pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Sedgwick exec produces with Jill Littman, Tom Jacobson, Bragin and Graves. The L Word alumna Beals, repped by APA, Untitled and Patti Felker, also was pursued for broadcast pilots this season. She previously starred in Fox’s Chicago Code. She also co-created and is executive producing Laughs Unlimited, in development at HBO, with Oren Moverman, Tony Swofford, Lauren Schuler Doner and Adena Chawke. Read More »

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CAA Signs Kyra Sedgwick

By | Tuesday January 7, 2014 @ 5:45pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

sedgwickEXCLUSIVE: The Closer star/executive producer Kyra Sedgwick has signed with CAA. She was previously at UTA. Sedgwick’s seven-season stint as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the hit TNT drama earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe. She … Read More »

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TNT Gives Pilot Orders To Reincarnation Drama Produced By Kyra Sedgwick, Legal Drama From Marcia Clark & Dee Johnson

By | Friday December 13, 2013 @ 6:16pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

sedgwickEXCLUSIVE: The Closer star/executive  producer Kyra Sedgwick is back at TNT with another female-centered procedural drama project, this time strictly behind the camera. The cable network has given a pilot order to Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Sedgwick. Additionally, TNT has greenlighted a legal drama pilot co-written by Marcia Clark, the lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, and Nashville showrunner Dee Johnson.

Written by Rob Bragin (Greek), Proof centers on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who’s struggled with family issues including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof, to try to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something … beyond?. Bragin and Sedgwick executive produce with her manager Jill Littman and producer Tom guilt_by_association_coverJacobson (Ladykillers). There are no plans for Sedgwick to star. She had been looking to produce a new TV series and met with several writers before hitting it off with Bragin, repped by UTA and Rain Management. Sedgwick’s feature producing credits include Loverboy, Cavedweller and Losing Chase.

Clark and Johnson’s Guilt By Association is based on Clark’s novel about Rachel Knight, a gutsy Deputy District Attorney in the Special Trials Unit of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Read More »

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Bella Thorne & Kyra Sedgwick Set For Thriller ‘Big Sky’

By | Thursday October 10, 2013 @ 5:15pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: The star of Disney Channel’s about-to-end Shake It Up continues her march into more mature material. Having joined the indie Home Invasion earlier this year, Bella Thorne has now signed on along with … Read More »

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Kyra Sedgwick Joins ‘The Road Within’

By | Thursday August 8, 2013 @ 11:32am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Kyra Sedgwick has been added to the cast of Gren Wells’ The Road Within. Pic follows a young man with Tourette’s (The Mortal InstrumentsRobert Sheehan) who breaks out of a … Read More »

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Kelsey Grammer & Kyra Sedgwick Join ‘Reach Me’

By | Thursday November 15, 2012 @ 1:25pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Boss star Kelsey Grammer and former Closer star Kyra Sedgwick have been added to the ensemble cast of Reach Me. Entourage’s Kevin Connolly, former Hung star … Read More »

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Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh Join ‘Kill Your Darlings’: Berlin

By | Friday February 10, 2012 @ 11:56pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Dane Dehaan and Jack Huston also star in addition to Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The thriller Kill Your Darlings is from Killer Films and Benaroya Pictures. Principal photography is … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘The Closer’ May Live On With Extended Final Season, New Series

EXCLUSIVE: TNT is not ready to close the book on The Closer. We hear that the cable channel is contemplating ways to extend the hit crime drama starring Kyra Sedgwick, including ordering additional episodes with Sedgwick and continuing the show … Read More »

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Kyra Sedgwick Joins ‘Dibbuk Box’

By | Tuesday January 18, 2011 @ 1:45pm PST
Mike Fleming

The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick has signed on to join Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the  Ole Bornedal-directed Ghost House Pictures thriller Dibbuk Box. Lionsgate has set the film for October 28, 2011 release. Sedgwick will play a mom whose youngest … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘The Closer’ To End Run Next Year

Nellie Andreeva

This is a shocker. TNT’s flagship series The Closer is coming to an end with next year’s seventh season as its last. This was not a result of contract negotiations gone bad. The contract of star Kyra Sedgwick is up at the end of Season 7 and, like The Office‘s Steve Carell, she decided  to move on. Unlike The Office, TNT and The Closer producer Warner Bros. TV opted to end the series with their star leaving. But The Closer is much more of a single-lead show than The Office. “Kyra is The Closer, it’s like continuing The Mentalist without Simon Baker,” one insider noted. Sedgwick, who has been commuting from New York where she lives with her family to  Los Angeles where The Closer films, is certainly leaving on a high note. She just won an Emmy for The Closer in August. Also in the summer, the show helped launch TNT’s most promising new series since The Closer, Rizzoli & Isles. That would probably soften the blow to TNT from losing its signature series. The Closer remains the most watched basic cable series of all time and, in its sixth season, which is still underway, it went up from Season 5 in the ratings, a rare feat for a veteran series. Here is TNT’s release:

TNT’s  long-running, breakout hit THE CLOSER will wrap up its phenomenal run with a final season in 2011.  The difficult decision to conclude the series with season seven was made by Kyra Sedgwick, the Emmy-winning star of THE CLOSER.
“It’s impossible to fully express our appreciation to Kyra Sedgwick, series creator James Duff and all of the other talented people who brought THE CLOSER to TNT viewers,” said Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks.  “THE CLOSER was a pivotal series in setting a new course for TNT’s original programming, while also serving as a prime example of the storytelling strength possible on cable television.”
“I cannot fathom how difficult it will be to say goodbye to the incredible family we’ve created on THE CLOSER,” Sedgwick said.  “I will always be grateful to James Duff for his love and friendship, as well as for creating such a rich and complex character who I have loved living with year after year.  Mike, Greer, Rick and all of our outstanding cast and crew are forever in my heart.  I want to thank TNT and Warner Bros. Television, as well as the incredible fans of THE CLOSER, for all of their unwavering support over the last seven years.”

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Kyra Sedgwick Joins ‘Man On A Ledge’

Mike Fleming

Kyra Sedgwick has joined the cast of Summit Entertainment’s Asger Leth-directed thriller Man On A Ledge. Sam Worthington plays a disgraced cop who stands on a ledge atop a high rise threatening to kill himself. Sedgwick plays the reporter trying … Read More »

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Emmy Scorecard: Lead Drama Actresses

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s 2010 Emmy coverage. Here’s his scorecard assessing the Outstanding Lead Drama Series Actress race:

GLENN CLOSE, DAMAGES

Why She Got Nominated: If the TV Academy voters hadn’t nominated Glenn Close in this race, they might as well have called off the Emmys. She’s still the gold standard for … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE UPDATE: Big Debut For ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘Closer’ Returns Strong

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 11:30AM: TNT’s new original series Rizzoli & Isles drew some 7.6 million viewers for its premiere last night to rank as the most watched ad-supported cable series launch of all time with commercials. (Overall, it is close second to the commercial-free 2008 debut of the now-defunct TNT legal drama Raising Read More »

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