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The Wire (tv program)

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  • Want more 'Luther' on TV? Idris Elba says hire David Bowie

    Want more 'Luther' on TV? Idris Elba says hire David Bowie
    Fans of the moody crime thriller "Luther" likely will say goodbye to Det. John Luther on the small screen after this week. With a "Luther" prequel movie in the works, both star Idris Elba and show creator Neil Cross have suggested the end of the TV...
  • Donnie Andrews dies at 58; killer an inspiration for TV character

    Like the television character he helped inspire, Donnie Andrews lived by a code. In his earlier years, when he was robbing rival dealers as a young hustler in West Baltimore — experiences that would later form the basis for the popular Omar Little...
  • PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho

    PASSINGS: Robert F. Chew, Taiho
    Robert F. Chew Baltimore-based actor on 'The Wire' Robert F. Chew, 52, an actor and teacher who portrayed the drug kingpin Proposition Joe on the HBO series "The Wire," died Thursday of apparent heart failure in his sleep at his Baltimore home,...
  • Alan Sepinwall touts the newfound legitimacy of TV

    Alan Sepinwall touts the newfound legitimacy of TV
    When Alan Sepinwall was hired as a TV critic just out of college in 1996, he had no way of knowing he was about to witness “a big bang of sorts,” as he puts it in his new book "The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers and...
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Two Imposters'

    'Boardwalk Empire' recap, 'Two Imposters'
    "I need a bath, some chow, and then you and me sit down, and we talk about who dies."- Al Capone "Two Imposters" picks up no more than a couple hours after the crate containing Owen Slater showed up at Nucky Thompson's door. Right away, "Boardwalk...
  • 'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat

    'Fruitvale Station' star Michael B. Jordan feels the heat
    In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children." He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005...
  • Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton

    Attention 'Wire' fans: a first look at Dominic West as Richard Burton
    As fine as he was playing Jimmy McNulty in "The Wire," Dominic West certainly hasn't let that role define him. He's played Henry Higgins in an English revival of "My Fair Lady" and Iago opposite Clarke Peters' Othello. He starred in BBC America's...
  • Dominic West - From 'The Wire' to 'The Hour' and beyond

    Dominic West - From 'The Wire' to 'The Hour' and beyond
    There is certainly no shortage of outstanding leading men working in American TV drama these days. Jon Hamm, Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall to name a few. But it would be hard to find any whose proven range is greater than that of Dominic West, star of...
  • 'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television

    'The Hour' returns with what might just be best cast on television
    It's not often that a sequel is better than the original, especially when the original is as dazzling as BBC America's miniseries "The Hour" was last year. But that's the case with the intoxicating mix of lust, longing, superb acting and a little bit...
  • 'Walking Dead' mid-season finale recap, 'Made to Suffer'

    'Walking Dead' mid-season finale recap, 'Made to Suffer'
    Well THAT wasn't how the Dixon brothers reunion was supposed to go down! For a second, right after the Governor accused Merle of being a traitor in Sunday night's episode, I was very scared that ol' Merle was going to get killed off right then and...
  • Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52

    Robert F. Chew, who played Proposition Joe on 'The Wire,' dead at 52
    Click here for the gallery "The Wire: Where Are they Now?" Robert F. Chew, a 52-year-old Baltimore actor and teacher who portrayed one of television’s most unforgettable characters as Proposition Joe on HBO’s “The Wire,” died...