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By Milton Kent | October 8, 1998
It didn't take Josh Charles long after he read the initial script for "Sports Night" to commit to being one of the leads. The blend of comedy and drama, not to mention the interaction of the characters who toil in the newsroom of a fictitious all-sports channel, was too rich to pass up.But signing on to the new ABC show only got Charles thinking about the long term. Namely, the Baltimore native got to wondering if the show could sustain its high level, was "Sports Night" too insider-y for network television, how involved would the actors be in the collaborative process and if the writers would be asking too much of the viewing public.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Fans looking for closure on the shocking death of Will Gardner on last week's "The Good Wife," can find some tonight on the CBS series, according to Josh Charles who played the chracter so winningly the last five years. In an interview with the Sun Monday night, Charles told me that he and the producers agreed on him filiming extra scenes for the episode tonight, which features the cast of the show reflecting on Will's death. As Charles said in that interview: "We'll see the ripple effect of everybody dealing with it [Will's death]
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
Actor Josh Charles, one of the stars of the TV series "Sports Night" and an avowed Ravens fan, was on the sidelines at the team's passing camp yesterday, feeding his "football fever." Charles, a native of Baltimore, described himself as "a huge Ravens fan" who often would change the script on "Sports Night" to reflect a better result for the team. "That was the one place I'd draw the line on," said Charles, 28, who grew up in Mt. Washington. "They'd have me saying the Ravens lost, and I wouldn't do it."
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By Patrick Farrell | December 10, 2013
We've all seen them on TV -- strapping rockets to cars, exploding cement trucks and attempting to ride motorcycles on water. They're the MythBusters, everyone's favorite scientists whose crazy antics remind us that science is, after all, more than just a subject in school but also a real and practical tool in our day-to-day lives. On Friday at the Hippodrome Theatre , Jamie Hyneman, 57, and Adam Savage, 46, will jump off the airwaves and onto the big stage for "MythBusters: Behind the Myths.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 7, 1999
It might seem early in the TV year to be worrying about the cancellation of quality shows. But it's time to start fretting at least about the future of "Sports Night," even as the acclaimed and groundbreaking comedy returns to the ABC lineup tonight with another typically fine episode.When ABC announced last week that the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" will air three nights a week starting next month, the matter of which shows will be displaced was mostly overlooked. One of the new "Millionaire" nights is Tuesday.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Fans looking for closure on the shocking death of Will Gardner on last week's "The Good Wife," can find some tonight on the CBS series, according to Josh Charles who played the chracter so winningly the last five years. In an interview with the Sun Monday night, Charles told me that he and the producers agreed on him filiming extra scenes for the episode tonight, which features the cast of the show reflecting on Will's death. As Charles said in that interview: "We'll see the ripple effect of everybody dealing with it [Will's death]
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By David Zurawik and By David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | August 22, 1999
LOS ANGELES -- Aaron Sorkin is sitting in a dark bungalow office on the back lot of Warner Bros. studios on a brilliant, white-hot, late-summer afternoon, smoking Merit cigarettes and worrying. He's worrying about how Rob Lowe should play a scene for the much-anticipated White House drama debuting next month on NBC, "The West Wing." He's worrying about some of the harsher things he said about ABC president Jamie Tarses last year when his groundbreaking sitcom "Sports Night" was struggling to find an audience.
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October 19, 1999
OK, you knew WB couldn't keep them apart. Even if Buffy and Angel have been separated forevermore, you knew their respective shows would remain linked. Tonight's story will play out over both programs. First, on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54), Oz (Seth Green) travels to Los Angeles, in an adventure that continues on "Angel" (9 p.m.-10 p.m.). Even better news: Spike (James Marsters) will be seen on both shows tonight, seeking a mythical relic that makes the owner invulnerable, and then regularly on subsequent episodes of "Buffy."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 16, 2000
Some of the ethnic diversity so lacking in last year's new network television series is expected to be seen today when ABC and the WB unveil their fall lineups to advertisers in New York. ABC has Emmy-winning Andre Braugher, of "Homicide: Life on the Street," starring as the head doctor of a large hospital in a new drama called "Gideon's Crossing," and Damon Wayans in a sitcom titled "Wife & Kids." In addition, The WB will announce that it is picking up Eddie Murphy's animated series, "The PJs," from Fox, where it has languished since its 1999 debut.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2011
When Josh Charles first appeared opposite Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" on CBS in 2009, you couldn't help but wonder if this was going to be a breakthrough role for him. On Thursday, the one-time Baltimore School for the Arts student broke into the higher reaches of TV acting when he received his first Emmy nomination. As nominee for best supporting actor in a drama series, Charles is now going head-to-head with the likes of Andre Braugher of TNT's "Men of a Certain Age" and John Slattery of AMC's "Mad Men" — pretty refined company.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
When my son James was a student at Loyola High School in the 1990s, I was active in the school's Fathers' Club, which was a collection of guys from all walks of life who enjoyed a good time and shared a connection at the Towson school. One of the club's officers had the bright idea of starting a Sports Night, and within a nanosecond, it became my responsibility to furnish speakers for these evenings. "You know plenty of people. Should be a snap," bellowed the always-genial Mike Kaiser, Fathers' Club president, who never took no for an answer.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2011
When Josh Charles first appeared opposite Julianna Margulies in "The Good Wife" on CBS in 2009, you couldn't help but wonder if this was going to be a breakthrough role for him. On Thursday, the one-time Baltimore School for the Arts student broke into the higher reaches of TV acting when he received his first Emmy nomination. As nominee for best supporting actor in a drama series, Charles is now going head-to-head with the likes of Andre Braugher of TNT's "Men of a Certain Age" and John Slattery of AMC's "Mad Men" — pretty refined company.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2010
It's not in the same league with "Who Shot J.R.?" or "Will they get off the island?" perhaps. But surely one of the hottest questions of this new fall TV season is whether Alicia Florrick ( Julianna Margulies) will go beyond the kiss-and-text she shared with fellow attorney Will Gardner ( Josh Charles) last year on "The Good Wife. " Publicity pictures for the second season of the CBS legal drama, which starts Tuesday night, feature Margulies seated on a couch between Charles and Chris Noth, who plays her philandering ex-con/lawyer husband (think Eliot Spitzer.)
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
Actor Josh Charles, one of the stars of the TV series "Sports Night" and an avowed Ravens fan, was on the sidelines at the team's passing camp yesterday, feeding his "football fever." Charles, a native of Baltimore, described himself as "a huge Ravens fan" who often would change the script on "Sports Night" to reflect a better result for the team. "That was the one place I'd draw the line on," said Charles, 28, who grew up in Mt. Washington. "They'd have me saying the Ravens lost, and I wouldn't do it."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 16, 2000
Some of the ethnic diversity so lacking in last year's new network television series is expected to be seen today when ABC and the WB unveil their fall lineups to advertisers in New York. ABC has Emmy-winning Andre Braugher, of "Homicide: Life on the Street," starring as the head doctor of a large hospital in a new drama called "Gideon's Crossing," and Damon Wayans in a sitcom titled "Wife & Kids." In addition, The WB will announce that it is picking up Eddie Murphy's animated series, "The PJs," from Fox, where it has languished since its 1999 debut.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | December 7, 1999
It might seem early in the TV year to be worrying about the cancellation of quality shows. But it's time to start fretting at least about the future of "Sports Night," even as the acclaimed and groundbreaking comedy returns to the ABC lineup tonight with another typically fine episode.When ABC announced last week that the game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" will air three nights a week starting next month, the matter of which shows will be displaced was mostly overlooked. One of the new "Millionaire" nights is Tuesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2010
It's not in the same league with "Who Shot J.R.?" or "Will they get off the island?" perhaps. But surely one of the hottest questions of this new fall TV season is whether Alicia Florrick ( Julianna Margulies) will go beyond the kiss-and-text she shared with fellow attorney Will Gardner ( Josh Charles) last year on "The Good Wife. " Publicity pictures for the second season of the CBS legal drama, which starts Tuesday night, feature Margulies seated on a couch between Charles and Chris Noth, who plays her philandering ex-con/lawyer husband (think Eliot Spitzer.)
FEATURES
October 19, 1999
OK, you knew WB couldn't keep them apart. Even if Buffy and Angel have been separated forevermore, you knew their respective shows would remain linked. Tonight's story will play out over both programs. First, on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54), Oz (Seth Green) travels to Los Angeles, in an adventure that continues on "Angel" (9 p.m.-10 p.m.). Even better news: Spike (James Marsters) will be seen on both shows tonight, seeking a mythical relic that makes the owner invulnerable, and then regularly on subsequent episodes of "Buffy."
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