fringe | charlie {the other side}

'Prime Suspect' Los Angeles Times review

Fall TV: 'Prime Suspect'
By T.L. Stanley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
September 11, 2011

You won't catch Maria Bello's Detective Jane Timoney wearing lip gloss, but she will hand out plenty of attitude — and the fedora stays.

Homicide detective Jane Timoney's hair is messy, not tousled, and those bruises on her face are fresh, from a knock-down, drag-out with a perp. She comes by her bloodshot eyes honestly, earned through a mixture of Scotch on the rocks and work-related insomnia.

Timoney, as played by Maria Bello in NBC's upcoming drama "Prime Suspect," is just as raw on the inside. She's blatantly ambitious and opportunistic, scooping up a high-profile case moments after a fellow cop drops dead of a heart attack. And she thumbs her nose at male colleagues so sexist they refer to themselves as the "beef trust."

"She's rude and unpredictable and unapologetic," said executive producer Alexandra Cunningham. "She's the female Sipowicz."

Cunningham doesn't reference "NYPD Blue's" Andy Sipowicz lightly — she was a writer on the seminal series and is a lifelong fan of hard-nosed detectives. She based Timoney not only on the character made famous in the groundbreaking British version of "Prime Suspect," played by Emmy winner Helen Mirren, but also on classic American TV cops, all of them men.

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sfu | claire {every night a photograph}

Prime Suspect - official trailer & two more promos

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I like the show more witch each promo! Hopefully we'll get a full set of HQ promotional photos soon. The NBC Upfront is in NY today but so far I could only find photos of Maria Bello.

And important news, Kirk's character had a name change and he's now called Det. Luisito Calderon (it was Det. Phil Carter before). What do you think?
oz | miguel {dazzling is exhausting}

NBC picks up Prime Suspect

Scoop: NBC Picks Up Glee-Esque Musical Smash, Prime Suspect Redo, Two Others

NBC is the latest broadcast net to get a jump on “upfront” week, ordering four pilots to series including the Steven Spielberg-produced musical drama Smash, a romantic comedy starring Chelsea Lately mainstay Whitney Cummings (titled Whitney) and a remake of the Brit hit Prime Suspect starring Maria Bello.

Kirk's new show gets a pick up from NBC! Are you excited for the fall? The pilot filmed in NY last month (sorry for the lack of updates here, I was going to but life was busy) and Kirk was spotted on the set few times but I haven't seen any pics yet. With this news, and Seth Gabel being promoted to series regular, I don't think we'll see much (if any) of Kirk in season 4 of Fringe. So I hope PS is really goos and does well and won't get canceled too soon.