or


[07/15/07 - 02:00 PM]
USA Network Greenlights New Original Series to Love & Die Starring Shiri Appleby
"To Love & Die has a high-concept character with a light tone and a slightly twisted soul at its core, which fits our brand perfectly," said Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming.

[via press release from USA]

USA NETWORK GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES TO LOVE & DIE STARRING SHIRI APPLEBY

USA NETWORK GREENLIGHTS NEW ORIGINAL SERIES TO LOVE & DIE STARRING SHIRI APPLEBY

Also starring Frances Fisher and Tim Matheson

LOS ANGELES, California, July 15, 2007 - USA Network has given a series pickup to its newest original action comedy, TO LOVE & DIE (working title), starring Shiri Appleby ("Six Degrees," "Roswell"), Frances Fisher ("Titanic," "Laws of Attraction") and Tim Matheson ("The West Wing," "Animal House"). The series also stars Kristin Dattilo ("Courting Alex") and Christine Adams ("Home Again"). Sara Goodman is the creator and executive producer along with Carla Kettner and JoAnn Alfano as executive producers and Andrew Singer as producer. The project is from Lorne Michaels Broadway Video Television in association with Universal Media Studios. The series is slated to launch in 2008 with 12 episodes. The announcement was made by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming.

"To Love & Die has a high-concept character with a light tone and a slightly twisted soul at its core, which fits our brand perfectly," said Wachtel.

TO LOVE & DIE centers on Hildy (Appleby), a sassy young woman with intimacy issues who is convinced that her dating problems will be resolved if she can track down the father (Matheson) she never knew. When she finds him and discovers that he's a contract killer, she realizes she has a real knack for her father's line of work. Hildy's intrusive and overbearing mother (Fisher) is a refined, meddlesome woman who is on her seventh husband and who constantly inserts herself into her daughter's messy love life. Hildy often seeks advice from her older sister, Nancy (Dattilo), who, unlike herself, has played it safe in life, opting for a quiet suburban home, two kids and a nice, boring husband. Then there is Eddie (Adams), a key member of Matheson's contracting organization -- a bi-sexual technical genius whose skill in creating advanced weapons and high-tech gadgets often comes in handy when planning and executing her boss's latest hit. Ivan Sergei co-stars in the pilot as Hildy's father's prot�g�, who meets his match when he meets the boss's daughter.

Appleby began her acting career at the young age of four. After appearing in various national commercials she earned her first television job in daytime appearing on "Santa Barbara." Next came roles on "thirtysomething," "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "7th Heaven" and "City Guys" among others. Soon after, Appleby landed the role of Liz Parker on "Roswell" and was most recently seen on the series "Six Degrees." She has also appeared in numerous films including "Swimfan," "The Other Sister" and "What Love Is" and will next be seen in "Charlie Wilson's War," written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

Fisher began her career in the theater, starring in over 30 theatrical productions including "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." She began her film career with roles in "Tough Guys Don't Dance," "Babyfever," "Patty Hearst" and "Female Perversions." She then added starring roles opposite Clint Eastwood in the Academy Award-winning "Unforgiven" and "True Crime" to her burgeoning resume. The versatile actress is perhaps best known for her memorable performance as Kate Winslet's mother in "Titanic," which garnered her a Screen Actors Guild nomination as part of Best Ensemble Cast, while the film went on to receive 11 Academy Awards. Fisher has had many notable television roles, including "Lucy & Desi: Before The Laughter" and recurring roles on "Becker" and "Titus." More recently, Fisher earned rave reviews in "Laws of Attraction" opposite Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan, and a co-starring role in "Mrs. Harris" with Annette Bening and Sir Ben Kingsley. She will next be seen in Universal Pictures' "The Kingdom" opposite Jamie Foxx and directed by Peter Berg.

Matheson began his career by lending his voice to the animated series "Johnny Quest" and "Space Ghost." In his adolescence, Matheson also played the role of Mike Beardsley in the classic movie, "Yours, Mine and Ours," and appeared in "Leave it to Beaver," "My Three Sons" and "Bonanza." A veteran actor/director/producer, Matheson has appeared in over one hundred television and film projects. His most notable roles include Otter in "Animal House" and a recurring guest role as the vice president on "The West Wing," for which he was nominated for two Emmys. Behind the camera, Matheson has directed episodes of "Third Watch," "Ed," "The Twilight Zone," "Cold Case," "Without A Trace," "The West Wing" and "Shark," as well as PSYCH and BURN NOTICE for USA. In 2002 Matheson also appeared in "Van Wilder."

USA NETWORK is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 network in basic cable, USA Network is seen in nearly 94 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [july 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BECKER (CBS)
· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· COURTING ALEX (CBS)
· ED (NBC)
· MRS. HARRIS (HBO)
· PSYCH (USA)
· ROSWELL (UPN)
· SEVENTH HEAVEN (CW)
· SHARK (CBS)
· SIX DEGREES (ABC)
· THIRD WATCH (NBC)
· TITUS (FOX)
· TO LOVE & DIE (USA)
· TWILIGHT ZONE, THE (UPN)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[12/13/17 - 01:00 PM]
Fox Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Film Partner to Debut First-Ever Live Theatrical Commercial
Holiday tentpole "The Greatest Showman" will debut a live, two-and-a-half minute commercial during the network's upcoming three-hour live musical event, "A Christmas Story Live!"

[12/13/17 - 12:14 PM]
Comedy Series "High Maintenance," Created by Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, Returns for Second Season Jan. 19 on HBO
New guest stars this season include Danielle Brooks, John Gallagher, Jr., Jessica Hecht, Luzer Twersky and Kate Lyn Sheil.

[12/13/17 - 11:20 AM]
Paramount Network Teams Up with mitu to Develop "Browntown," A New Sketch Comedy Series
Featuring a prominent multicultural cast of emerging comics, improv actors, popular social influencers and celebrity cameos, "Browntown," will be set in a fictional, predominantly Latino neighborhood, designed to reflect today's diverse America.

[12/13/17 - 11:20 AM]
Bebe Rexha to Kick Off "A Christmas Story Live!" with Performance of New Original Song "Count on Christmas"
The song was written specifically for the live musical event by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Tony Award winners for the musical "Dear Evan Hansen," and lyricists of "La La Land's" Academy Award-winning song, "City of Stars."

[12/13/17 - 11:10 AM]
Four-Part Documentary Event "The Defiant Ones" Wins IDA Documentary Award for Best Limited Series
The documentary recently received a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Music Film.

[12/13/17 - 10:03 AM]
America's Leading True Crime Network, Investigation Discovery and Bestselling Author, James Patterson Write the Book on Intrigue and Deceit in All-New Series, "Murder Is Forever"
Patterson's first foray into true-crime television, based upon the authentic stories featured in his upcoming paperback books - is set to debut on Monday, January 22 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/17 - 10:03 AM]
"The Vet Life" Returns with Cy-Fair Animal Hospital's Unwavering Dedication to the Animals of the Texas Community in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
The third season of "The Vet Life" premieres Saturday, January 13 at 10:00/9:00c on Animal Planet.

[12/13/17 - 09:58 AM]
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 Induction Ceremony will again have its television premiere on HBO, and a radio broadcast on SiriusXM.

[12/13/17 - 09:01 AM]
ABC Announces the Midseason Return of "Designated Survivor" in 2018
The series will resume its sophomore run on Wednesday, February 28 at 10:00/9:00c.

[12/13/17 - 08:22 AM]
Red Nose Day Campaign Returns to NBC with a Night of Special Programming on May 24, 2018
Since its launch in 2015, Red Nose Day in the U.S. has raised over $100 million and has sold 30 million of the campaign's iconic Red Noses, positively impacting the lives of more than 8.3 million children living in poverty.

[12/13/17 - 08:16 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Hold Off the Demo Competition
The Peacock's reality franchise is the night's top draw among adults 18-49.

[12/13/17 - 08:09 AM]
We Have Plenty More Battles to Fight - "Mr. Robot" Has Been Renewed for Season 4
USA confirmed the news via social media this morning.

[12/13/17 - 08:02 AM]
Comedy Central Acquires "The Office" from NBCUniversal to Premiere with All-Day Marathon on Monday, January 15
Select episodes will be available to stream on cc.com and the CC App.

[12/13/17 - 07:17 AM]
Nominations Announced for the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards(R)
Watch this year's event Sunday, January 21 at 8:00/7:00c, simulcast by TBS and TNT.

[12/12/17 - 02:41 PM]
Colin Jost, Michael Che Named Co-Head Writers on "Saturday Night Live"
They will join current head writers Kent Sublette and Bryan Tucker.