Law & Order: SVU

Updates: Lie to Me stills, SVU synopsis

Some promotional pictures from Lie to Me 2×03 just showed up at Daemon’s TV:

Garret Dillahunt,Tim Roth,Lie to Me

Garret Dillahunt,Monica Raymund,Lie to Me

Garret Dillahunt,Lie to Me

Garret Dillahunt,Tim Roth,Lie to Me

Garret Dillahunt,Monica Raymund,Lie to Me

SpoilerTV has a new season two clip:

And here is a new synopsis for SVU 11×05, “Hardwired:”

Law & Order SVU “Hardwired” Air Date 10/21/2009 (9 PM ET/ 8C Wednesday)
A YOUNG BOY IS RAPED, AND THE SUSPECT LEADS TO A CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP IN FAVOR OF CHILD-ADULT RELATIONSHIPS.

After Eva Banks (guest star Rosie Perez) makes a shocking discovery about her son, Cory’s (guest star Cruz Santiago) behavior at school, she takes him to the doctor, only to find out that he has been the victim of sexual abuse. Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Chris Meloni) come onto the scene and question the victim and his family. From the boy’s frightened reaction when his stepfather, Thomas Banks (guest star Jim True-Frost), silences the investigation, it is clear to everyone in the room who the real perpetrator is. Detective Benson and Stabler are about to arrest the suspect when Thomas agrees to give up the leader of the largest pro child-adult relationship civil rights group in exchange for amnesty. [AllThingsLawandOrder]

For a short clip with Mariska Hargitay and Rosie Perez, go here: http://bbltwt.com/ayrge

CSI season premiere airs tomorrow + updates on Lie to Me and SVU

Another reminder: CSI 10×01, “Family Affair,” airs tomorrow (Thursday) at 9 on CBS. (Scroll down for some new info on Garret’s appearances on Lie to Me and SVU.)

The synopsis:

The CSI team, with the unexpected but welcome return of Sara, comes together to investigate the death of a famous young actress killed in a dubious traffic collision

Garret plays the head of a celebrity security service whose client’s pregnant girlfriend is killed in a car crash.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look, from SpoilerTV:

A minor update on Lie to Me. It seems that Garret’s episode has been pushed back a bit. IMDb and TV Guide still list “Honey” as episode 2×02, but LieToMeScoop.com has posted a press release for episode two and it’s the one originally listed as 2×03, “Truth or Consequences,” with Jennifer Beals, John Carroll Lynch and James Marsters guest starring. Shawn Ryan also confirms that “Truth and Consequences” will air first (Oct. 5).

Digital Spy did an interview with Brendan Hines, who had this to say about “Honey:”

Apparently there’s a hostage situation in episode two?
“Yeah, there is. I’m not going to tell you the exact circumstance but that does happen. By the way, if you were watching season one and thinking, ‘I like this show but Tim Roth doesn’t get the shit kicked out of him enough’ you’ll be really happy come season two. I think it’s every episode these days he’s getting bruised and bloodied.”

What’s been your favourite episode to shoot up to now?
“The hostage episode was really fun – Tim Busfield directed it and it’s incredibly kinetic – it never really stops so it was a lot of fun to do and it was a big change for us.”

Jennifer Beals has been back on set – do you know how Lightman’s relationship with her develops?
“I really like it when the show goes in that direction – Tim and Jennifer, and Tim and Hayley [McFarland] who plays his daughter – it shows us the difficulty that he has maintaining any sort of close relationship and how hard it is. I really like it because it’s not a side of him we get to see very often. We’ve got Garret Dillahunt, too. He’s fantastic and he shows up and causes all kinds of trouble.”

Finally, TV Guide Magazine has an article about the new season of Law & Order: SVU. This is how it describes episode 11×05:

A story about pedophilia features Rosie Perez as a mother who fears her second husband (Garret Dillahunt) is sexually abusing her son. (Prodigal regulars Stephanie March and B.D. Wong return in that episode, the season’s fifth.)

News roundup – August

Okay, since I haven’t posted that many updates last month (vacation) and news just keeps piling up, here is a quick roundup:

The Last House on the Left was released on DVDThe Last House on the Left (2009) and Blu-rayThe Last House on the Left a couple of weeks ago. The region 2 DVD will be out on October 19.

The Road will premiere in Venice on September 3. That’s tomorrow. It will then be shown 10 days later (Sept. 13 & 14) in the Special Presentations program at the Toronto Film Festival. The listing is here. There are also rumours that it will be screened at Telluride (Sept. 4-7) so if you are in the Colorado area, keep an eye on the festival’s official site. The film opens wide on October 16.

Oliver Sherman starts filming in about a month. A couple of weeks ago, they were still casting a whole bunch of characters.  The casting call is here.

On the TV front…

Life: Season Twolife season two was released on DVD on August 25. You can find a review and the DVD details here.

The Burn Notice season three finale will air some time in March. Ausiello at Entertainment Weekly describes Garret’s character  as a “scary-smart new client of Michael’s (Jeffrey Donovan) — and perhaps the first person to outsmart him.”

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles might still return as a movie. Here is what Thomas Dekker told the TV Addict the other day: “They’ve spoken about doing a TV movie. Well, not a TV movie, but kind of like a direct-to-DVD movie. Obviously it’s difficult because the show is based on a movie and they just had one come out, so it’s kind of hard to make a movie with our show because everyone has kind of forgotten about us. But they’re hoping, at least when I spoke to [Producer] James Middleton that’s where they are with it.”

The teaser for the CSI season premiere is online, as well as the press release and some pics from the episode (of Jorja Fox mostly). The show returns on September 24.

More updates as they come.

New appearance – Law & Order: SVU 11×05 Hardwired

From TV Guide:

Rosie Perez and Garret Dillahunt will square off on an explosive episode of Law & Order: SVU this fall about pedophiles’ rights, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

On the fifth episode of the new season, Dillahunt (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles‘ Cromartie, No Country for Old Men) will play the head of a pedophilia organization (think NAMBLA — or, you know, don’t). “It’s called ‘Hardwired,'” executive producer Neal Baer says, “because they believe that pedophilia is [a genetic predestination].” [TV Guide]

The casting call for the episode is up at SpoilerTV. From the report, it seems to be this character:

[KEVIN SHEEHEY] Male, Caucasian, Late 30s-Late 40s; A meticulous, charismatic; intensely focused man; with deep dark dubious undercurrents who is the President of “Safe Place”, an organization that promotes pedophilia as a legitimate sexual orientation. He has a cult-like ability to charm and connive. His goal is to change people’s attitudes toward adults dating children. He even convinces his members to take videos of them abusing children and send it to him. (GUEST STAR)

Season 11 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit premieres on Wednesday, September 23, so episode 11×05 will air some time in late October (Oct. 21 at the earliest).

For updates, follow Neal Baer on Twitter and keep an eye on the SVU production blog on NBC’s site.