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Wire alumni casting news.

Andre Royo(Bubbs) will guest star in the season premiere of Fringe, my new favorite show. He will join fellow Wire alum Lance Reddick(Lt Daniels) who plays FBI Agent Phillip Broyles.

If you haven’t seen this show, pick up seasons one and two on DVD and get caught up because you do not want to miss a thing when the show returns in the Fall.


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David Mills.

David Mills, television writer for iconic shows including Homicide, The Wire, The Corner and the upcoming Treme, passed away yesterday at age 48. TV Critic, Alan Sepinwall, wrote a really sweet tribute on his blog:

“Mills was, in fact, the very first friend I made in the TV business, and one of the few for whom I wouldn’t have to put quote marks around the word.”


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Michael K. Williams. Indeed.

You probably know by this point, how much I love The Wire. It was dark, depressing at times and one of the finest television series I have ever seen. If you were a fan of Homicide and Hill Street Blues, you have to watch it. I have a friend who says it’s so good that you have to watch the entire 5 seasons once a year.

Michael K. Williams(Omar), discusses the role of Omar, The Road and shares how he was broke and living in the projects during the first two seasons of  The Wire:

“But he never made much money, and was intermittently homeless. That’s when he was arrested stealing cars. “I thought I was gonna die soon,” says Williams. “My mother had taken out extra life insurance. She was like, ‘You ain’t gonna stick me with no bill, you feel me?’

Read the rest of the article over at New York and check out Time Magazine’s Q&A with the actor.


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Mad Men Mad Men Mad Men.

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The new season of Mad Men is so close, I can almost taste it. It tastes a little like an Old Fashioned. Until August 16th, here are a few things to keep you busy:

Check out Christina Hendricks new photos from her Esquire interview.

If you can’t live like Mad Men, you can at least drink like one.

Create a Mad Men avatar. I’ve had no luck creating mine, I think AMC hates me.

Meet the minor female characters of Mad Men, along with pretty pictures for all the men.

Sesame Street will do a parody of Mad Men on November 10th to mark their 40th anniversary. Me and my mom are currently creating The Wire, Sesame Street style, in our heads. Here’s our cast so far:

 Big Bird: Prop Joe

Grover: Omar

Elmo: That bastard Kennard

Bert and Ernie: Carv and Herc

The Count: The Greek

Zoe: Snoop

Any ideas who should be Marlo? Stringer Bell?


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I’m totally over this whole Summer thing.

fanEveryone in Oregon enjoying the 100+ degree heat? I’m choosing to do the sensible thing and hide in my cave until the sun goes down. Here’s some goodies I found while wandering around the interwebs today:

Check out the True Blood clip that debuted at Comic Con, along with some character revelations from creator, Alan Ball.

NJ.com recaps the Doctor Who panel at this year’s Comic Con.

Highlights from the Torchwood/Being Human panel at CC via Zap2it. Warning: Contains spoilers if you haven’t finished watching Torchwood: Children of Earth yet.

Eureka is coming back for a fourth season. Yay! Airlock Alpha has details on upcoming episodes and talks to Neil Grayson(Fargo) about being the voice of SARAH.

If you are lucky enough to be in Baltimore on July 30th, you can attend the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s wrap up party for the close of  The Wire exhibit, which officially ends on August 1st.

Jon Stewart + Brian Williams = Best Daily Show Ever. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but it was really funny.

I think that’s enough to get you started, try to stay cool if you can…


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Omar’s new gig.

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In my continuing coverage/stalking of The Wire cast members, I’m happy to report that in addition to his role in The Road, Michael K. Williams(Omar) has just signed on to an HBO pilot directed by Martin Scorsese called Boardwalk Empire. Check out the rest of the cast list and read a little about the plot over at IMDB.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t finished Season 5 of The Wire, stop reading here. If you have finished it, read one of my favorite blog posts about Omar and that bastard Kenard.