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July 7, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 3 Rossi and Hotchner (Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson) and the rest of the team must profile a dead serial killer. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (left) guest-stars. With Shemar Moore (right).
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November 29, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, For The Inquirer
Musical scores are crucial to a host of TV series, but no other show uses background music as extensively as Criminal Minds . It can make a scary serial killer almost unbearably stomach-turning, or transform a brightly lit police station into midnight at Dracula's castle. The show's cues, which is what TV and film people call the individual sequences that play as scenes unfold, may lack the lyrics and catchy melodies of the songs on Glee , and they may not sound like music to most viewers, but they can help define character and mood as much as anything that appears on the screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 9, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hewitt leaves 'Criminal Minds' for new arrival The makers of Criminal Minds on CBS said Wednesday that star Jennifer Love Hewitt has left the show after one season on it. In the finale of Season 11 Wednesday, Hewitt's character, FBI agent Kate Callahan, resigns, saying she wants to concentrate on her coming baby. Which - says showrunner Erica Messer - is exactly what JLH is doing. Jen's second baby with hubby Brian Hallisa y, joining 16-month-old daughter Autumn , is skedded for July.
NEWS
January 10, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you keep your eyes peeled during the Super Bowl, you might spot cast members from Criminal Minds in the stands. But you won't see Thomas Gibson. CBS has awarded the plum postgame spot on Feb. 4 to its series about an elite FBI behavioral analysis unit that hunts serial killers. So, many of the cast will be in Miami for the big game to glad-hand sponsors and be photographed in the seats. But not Gibson, who plays Agent Hotchner, the unit's intense supervisor. "If the game were in California, I'd be there in a heartbeat," says Gibson, 46. "But I have to work Monday morning.
NEWS
February 16, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
I hate the new CBS show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior , which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. But that doesn't mean you'll hate it. It's a spinoff of Criminal Minds , which, many weeks, is a top-10 show. Episodes routinely attract 10 million viewers. It's a big performer in countries around the world and in reruns on A&E. The criminal minds under study are those of the most twisted perps on TV. Also under study: their handiwork, which is frequently horrific beyond anything any normal TV writer would ever think up. Criminal Minds makes CSI seem like a tea party.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2011
CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR 10 tonight, Channel 3. HOW MANY TV shows does it take to keep up with the nation's serial killers? One more than we had last week, apparently. Starting tonight, with the premiere of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo join the search for the kind of criminals who don't often turn up on local police blotters. Twisted, complicated and generally smarter than the average bear, they're the perpetrators Hollywood loves to hate, worthy opponents for actors whose credentials qualify them for something better than playing hide-and-seek with more typical miscreants.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
NEWS
September 25, 2007 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sorry, ladies, Shemar Moore won't go shirtless. At least not when he plays super-serious FBI sleuth Derek Morgan on Criminal Minds . It's a matter of acting cred. "As soon as I take my shirt off, they're going to say, 'He takes his shirt off because that's the only reason people will watch him,' " Moore explained during a recent visit to Philadelphia. And while he's proud of his six-pack and the rest of the arsenal that made him a GQ model, Moore wants you to know that he's an actor, not a walking sculpture - an actor with ambitions to become a movie star.
NEWS
June 10, 2009 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
You can have your Mentalist, your Lie to Me, and your Criminal Minds - when it comes to suave sleuthing, Hercule Poirot has them beat. The good news is that David Suchet, who played the role of the natty little Belgian for 20 years, will be back on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery! June 21 for two new episodes. Suchet's ambition is to finish all of Agatha Christie's Poirot mysteries on television. So far, he's done 62 and has, he thinks, 10 more to go. The DVD of these two adventures will land in stores on July 7. Return of the actress.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2007 | By David Hiltbrand FOR THE INQUIRER
Nielsen recently began furnishing weekly breakdowns of ratings in the country's eight largest TV markets. The results suggest some interesting regional differences, particularly about our area. We embrace certain series like Law & Order: SVU and Shark more avidly than the rest of the country. In New York, on the other hand, they love their 60 Minutes. It ranks No. 8 there, versus No. 19 nationally. Start spreadin' the news, Andy Rooney. In Chicago, they were glued to the 20/20 special on the California fires (No. 7)
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May 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
'Here comes the nerd squad!" This is how forensic scientist Gil Grissom is greeted as he arrives at a crime scene in the pilot episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in October 2000. Spoken by a couple of macho cavemen cops, the word nerd was meant to be derisory, but Gil wore it as a badge of honor during the nine seasons he was the top nerd on the CBS procedural, a tenure ending in 2009. CSI wasn't unlike most cop shows: Its heroes didn't pack guns and handcuffs, but tweezers and test tubes.
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May 9, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hewitt leaves 'Criminal Minds' for new arrival The makers of Criminal Minds on CBS said Wednesday that star Jennifer Love Hewitt has left the show after one season on it. In the finale of Season 11 Wednesday, Hewitt's character, FBI agent Kate Callahan, resigns, saying she wants to concentrate on her coming baby. Which - says showrunner Erica Messer - is exactly what JLH is doing. Jen's second baby with hubby Brian Hallisa y, joining 16-month-old daughter Autumn , is skedded for July.
NEWS
March 14, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
AS SOON as Tattle saw that President Obama was guesting on Zach Galifianakis ' goofy Funny or Die Web show "Between Two Ferns," it was quite clear the president's critics would have a field day with his appearance, even if many of them would ask the same questions Zach did: When you leave office, will your presidential library be in Hawaii or Kenya? During the recent Winter Olympics, which country were you rooting for? But the funny six-minute bit, which turned into a commercial for HealthCare.gov, seems to have accomplished its goal, getting more young people in Funny or Die's target demo to think about health care.
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August 11, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Barely two minutes in, the first episode of Low Winter Sun serves up a cold-blooded murder, all the more brutal because the killers are cops. As is the victim. AMC's bleak, brutal crime thriller premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. with a 10-episode first season. It has received mixed reviews, with some critics praising its uncompromising vision and others faulting it as dark but not deep. Set in a particularly bleak section of Detroit, the first episode opens in an empty restaurant.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Capaldi is going from spin doctor to Doctor Who . The BBC announced Sunday the Scottish actor, best known as venomous political fixer Malcolm Tucker in the sitcom The Thick of It and its film spin-off, In the Loop , will star in Doctor Who , the famed science fiction series soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Capaldi is the 12th actor to play the Doctor, a galaxy-hopping Time Lord who travels in the TARDIS, a time machine shaped like an old-fashioned British police telephone booth.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, For The Inquirer
Musical scores are crucial to a host of TV series, but no other show uses background music as extensively as Criminal Minds . It can make a scary serial killer almost unbearably stomach-turning, or transform a brightly lit police station into midnight at Dracula's castle. The show's cues, which is what TV and film people call the individual sequences that play as scenes unfold, may lack the lyrics and catchy melodies of the songs on Glee , and they may not sound like music to most viewers, but they can help define character and mood as much as anything that appears on the screen.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011
THE KILLING. 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC. I NO LONGER much care who killed Rosie Larsen. There - I've said it. For those who've watched AMC's "The Killing," which has just two episodes to go before we presumably learn whodunit, not caring (much) makes me: a) an idiot, incapable of appreciating complex theories regarding potential suspects; b) impatient with prolonged displays of grief (a position advanced by Meghan O'Rourke in a recent piece for Slate ); or c) a person who doesn't like being jerked around.
NEWS
February 16, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
I hate the new CBS show Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior , which premieres Wednesday at 10 p.m. But that doesn't mean you'll hate it. It's a spinoff of Criminal Minds , which, many weeks, is a top-10 show. Episodes routinely attract 10 million viewers. It's a big performer in countries around the world and in reruns on A&E. The criminal minds under study are those of the most twisted perps on TV. Also under study: their handiwork, which is frequently horrific beyond anything any normal TV writer would ever think up. Criminal Minds makes CSI seem like a tea party.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2011
CRIMINAL MINDS: SUSPECT BEHAVIOR 10 tonight, Channel 3. HOW MANY TV shows does it take to keep up with the nation's serial killers? One more than we had last week, apparently. Starting tonight, with the premiere of "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior," Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo join the search for the kind of criminals who don't often turn up on local police blotters. Twisted, complicated and generally smarter than the average bear, they're the perpetrators Hollywood loves to hate, worthy opponents for actors whose credentials qualify them for something better than playing hide-and-seek with more typical miscreants.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2010
9 tonight CHANNEL 3 Rossi and Hotchner (Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson) and the rest of the team must profile a dead serial killer. Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings (left) guest-stars. With Shemar Moore (right).
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