Articles for Terriers Season 1

Terriers, the latest brainchild from Ocean‘s Eleven creator Ted Griffin and The Shield executive producer Shawn Ryan, is a comedy drama about a former cop who decides to launch an unlicensed private investigation business with his best friend. Based on the premise, the series is quite a departure from the dark and heavy themes often featured on FX. Nevertheless, the show promises to deliver caliber dramedy that lives up to the quality of the network.  Read more »
As FOX‘s Lie to Me prepares to finish off its second season and begin filming its third, British writer Alexander Cary has signed on as showrunner after last month‘s annoucement that Shawn Ryan would vacate the post.Zap2It caught up with star Tim Roth to get his take on the shift: "This writer, Alexander Cary, he is a really very, very good writer.... So that‘s what Shawn did for us in a way is make sure that we were set, and then he moved on."Cary has served as both a writer and story editor on Lie to Me throughout Season 2, notably penning two of the season‘s most ambitious episodes, "Grievous Bodily Harm," Roth‘s personal favorite episode yet, and "Secret Santa," which sent Roth‘s character Cal Lightman to Afghanistan. Read more »
FX has announced premiere dates for its three original series Sons of Anarchy, It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League, as well as opening night for new crime comedy-drama Terriers.Critically acclaimed, criminally under-Emmy-nominated biker drama Sons of Anarchy, which stars Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal, returns for its third season on September 7 at 10pm.It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia kicks off its outrageous sixth season on September 16, with fantasy football comedy The League beginning its sophomore season that night at 10:30pm.Shawn Ryan‘s (The Shield) new show Terriers will hit FX for its very first episode on September 8 at 10pm. The crime comedic drama stars Donal Logue (The Tao of Steve) and Michael Raymond-James (True Blood), and centers on an ex-cop who starts a private detective agency with his best friend. Terriers is slated for 13 episodes this fall.Watch the latest teaser for Terriers: Read more »
Maybe I‘m just nostalgic for the residents of Neptune, but I see the influence of Veronica Mars all over the new season, predominately in the new shows Terriers and Hellcats. It might seem odd to compare a quirky FX drama and a cheerleading show to the iconic Veronica Mars, but if you look at both shows carefully, there are plenty of similarities.  Read more »
All dogs go to Heaven, and so did Terriers. Today FX officially canceled the freshmen series which recently had its season (and now series) finale.While the show was praised by many critics (including myself), the ratings were disastrous, even by FX standards, averaging less than 700,000 viewers per episode over the first season, with no episode after the first two cracking 800,000.  Read more »
Welcome to The GBU, a weekly column coming every Monday where I look at the Good, the Bad and the Ugly on TV.   I watch more TV than anyone I know, between 60 and 70 hours each week, every week. Doing the math, that amounts to roughly 3,500 hours, or nearly 40 percent of my life, spent watching TV in 2010.  Read more »
This year, despite some glaring oversights, the Emmy Awards got a lot of stuff right. They welcomed plenty of new shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Big C while also including returning favorites ignored in previous years like Friday Night Lights, Justified and Parks and Recreation.  Read more »
A giant and a mystery man are coming to Once Upon a Time.We still don‘t know what will be going on in Storybrooke when Once Upon a Time season 2 returns. But there definitely will be some new faces. Two of those faces will be familiar to fans of shows like Lost, True Blood and Terriers: Once Upon a Time has cast Jorge Garcia and Michael Raymond-James in upcoming guest roles. Read more »
Right now is an exciting, stressful time for TV fans. In May, networks have their upfront presentations and announce not only their new pilot pickups, but what current shows will remain to the dial. Some shows will live, some shows will die, and some shows (but not many) will die and yet live on in the hearts of dedicated and obsessive fans.  Read more »