Fox’s post-Hurricane Katrina drama wins key demo Monday night.
Fox’s new drama series “K-Ville” debuted to big numbers on Monday, drawing 9 million viewers to win the night’s coveted 18-49 demographic, according to early Nielsen data.
The series, starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser as police detectives in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, also outperformed last year’s debut of “Vanished” in the same time slot by 5% in total viewers and 13% among adults 18-49.
The show’s 9 p.m., Monday competition included repeats on ABC and CBS and an original “The Singing Bee” on NBC, which drew 7.8 million viewers. EURweb
His feature film credits include “Men of Honor” and “Deep Impact.”
Ballard got his start in acting in a local community center, when he was cast in the play “No Laughing Matter.” Weeks later, he began touring New York’s inner-city libraries, community centers and elementary and high schools. He then began working with theater companies such as the Manhattan Theater Club and the National Black Theater, where he starred in acclaimed productions of “Holiday Heart” and “Endangered Species.”
Ballard lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Dawn, and daughter, Naya. His birth date is Oct. 17. Star Pulse
NUMBERS Premieres Tonight on CBS.
In his upcoming podcast series, James Lesure – star of the hit NBC dramedy, Las Vegas – responds to fans on a variety of topics, from expectations on his upcoming fifth season as surveillance agent “Mike Cannon,” to the significance of creating more quality programming with multicultural casts. James gets personal as listeners find out the ups and downs of being a bachelor , why he lives for new adventures, and manuevering Hollywood with a positive outlook.
Maintaining a healthy mind, body, and soul are paramount to the two-time MVP of the NBA Entertainment League. “I’m all about healthy, positive living, and encouraging that whenever possible,” James adds. He reveals the regimen that works for him; providing tips to “sticking” to a healthy routine to stay in shape.
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Las Vegas Premieres tonight on NBC.
A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. and is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Starring Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Billy Burke, Selma Blair, Alexa Davalos, Toby Hemmingway, Jane Alexander.
The filmmakers knew when they were searching for an action star to play the head of an elite FBI task force, they should turn to Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx. Mann handed the screenplay to Foxx on the set of “Miami Vice.” The actor responded to Fleury’s pain at losing an old friend in the bombing…and his desire for revenge.
Notes Foxx, “Fleury has to deal with the fact that his views on the war on terror change completely when someone he and his family love and admire loses his life. Death has been brought to his doorstep, and he must decide how to deal with it.”
Producer Mann commends, “Jamie can project himself so thoroughly into characters and identities. He’s absolutely credible to me as somebody in the FBI—there is a seriousness of intent that these folks have.”
Producer Stuber was in agreement. During his time at Universal, Stuber oversaw several projects in which Foxx would star. From “Ray” to “Jarhead” and “Miami Vice,” the filmmaker had worked with Foxx and pursued him for the starring role in “The Kingdom.”
To prepare for their roles, Foxx, Cooper, Garner and Bateman trained with real FBI agents at bomb classes in Los Angeles. They learned the basics of high and low explosives, use of guns, finger printing and methods for collecting forensic information. It was also a practical experience where they observed the personalities of the agents. Black Talent News