Chicago P.D. actor Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Detective Jay Halstead on the show, has never been afraid to express his opinions on his Twitter account, and it’s refreshing to come across someone who isn’t afraid of dishing out some honest insights. During our interview with Soffer, said that Chicago P.D. offers viewers, no matter what side of the political fence they’re on, a break from the daily tensions of the day.
“We do get to portray the police in a light we think justifies them staying in good standing with the community,” said Soffer. “Because we work with cops, day in and day out, who see the problem and hate the problem just as much as you or I or anyone else in the country. Because they’re doing a good job and they’re pissed off when someone makes a terrible mistake and gives (the) police a bad name . . . that’s not to say that it isn’t a problem . . . but it’s a fine line to walk in this gray area.”
Click on the media to hear Jesse Lee Soffer explain why there hasn’t been any backlash with Chicago P.D.
Chicago P.D., co-starring Sophia Bush and Jason Beghe, airs Wednesday evenings on NBC (10 pm et/pt).
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Airing tonight on CBS, PARTNERS takes a page from the lives of WILL & GRACE creators MAX MUTCHNICK and DAVID KOHAN as it centers on the friendship between a gay man and a straight man who share a history and a business. Former NUMBERS star DAVID KRUMHOLTZ (KOHAN/straight) and UGLY BETTY’s MICHAEL URIE (MUTCHNICK/waaaaaaay gay) are joined by their on-screen partners played by SOPHIA BUSH (ONE TREE HILL) and BRANDON ROUTH (SUPERMAN RETURNS).
Probably best known for her role on the popular nighttime soap ONE TREE HILL, SOPHIA BUSH isn’t the first person to come to mind when thinking of sitcoms and broad physical comedy. But, at the Television Critics Association press conference to introduce the new show, BUSH admitted comedy is where her heart has been since she started acting. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
PARTNERS airs tonight on CBS
Making its official debut tonight on CBS, PARTNERS is the latest comedy brainchild of WILL & GRACE creators MAX MUTCHNICK and DAVID KOHAN. Taking a page from their own lives and relationship, the story centers on the friendship between a gay man and a straight man who share a history and a business. Former NUMBERS star DAVID KRUMHOLTZ (KOHAN/straight) and UGLY BETTY’s MICHAEL URIE (MUTCHNICK/gaaaaaaaaaaay) are joined by their on-screen partners played by SOPHIA BUSH (ONE TREE HILL) and BRANDON ROUTH (SUPERMAN RETURNS).
At the Television Critics Association press conference to introduce the new show, KRUMHOLTZ talked about playing a character based on a real person. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
PARTNERS debuts tonight on NBC
Soon to be seen in the feature length film CROOKED ARROWS as a prep school lacrosse coach working to get his guys through a national tournament, actor BRANDON ROUTH has been keeping his dance card pretty full. Next up, he co-stars with SOPHIA BUSH, DAVID KRUMHOLTZ, MICHAEL URIE and MOLLY SHANNON in the new CBS-TV sitcom PARTNERS.
Probably best known for his titular role in the 2006 BRYAN SINGER reboot SUPERMAN RETURNS, ROUTH has been working hard to shed that image. We spoke with him a couple of days ago and he confessed hope that these two new projects will do the trick. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
CROOKED ARROWS opens in limited release 6/1
PARTNERS is on the fall CBS-TV schedule
Movies on DVD
The Last Song is a coming of age pic starring Miley Cyrus as a rebellious teen who is sent to stay with her father in a Southern beach town. Though they’re estranged, they reconnect through music.
Special Features: Set tour with young actor Bobby Coleman, Miley Cyrus Music Video: When I Look At You, The Making of the Miley Cyrus Music Video, When I Look At You.
Dan Sanders (Brendan Fraser) is a real estate developer whose new housing project in the Oregon wilderness may be squashed. The problem? The woodland creatures, who don’t want their homes disturbed, wreck havoc in Furry Vengeance.
Special Features: Deleted scenes, a gag reel, The Pitfalls of Pratfalls featurette, Working with Animals: a Profile of head animal trainer Ken Beggs, plus audio commentary with Director Roger Kumble and the cast.
City of Your Final Destination is Director James Ivory’s saga about a doctoral student who is given a grant to write a biography of Latin American writer Jules Gund. The script is the product of faithful scribe Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and based on the novel by Peter Cameron. The pic stars Anthony Hopkins, Omar Metwally and Laura Linney.
Special Features: Behind the scenes, plus commentary from James Ivory.
TV on DVD
One Tree Hill: Complete Seventh Season takes a 14-month leap into the future in the lives of the people who live in Tree Hill, North Carolina. The season also introduces new characters to the mix to infuse a little change with the history of the series.
Special Features: Unaired scenes, Return to Camp One Tree Hill: experiences of newcomers Robert Buckley, India DeBeaufort, Jana Kramer and Shantel VanSanten, Spring Break with One Tree Hill: two contest winners are put through the paces working as production assistants on spring break, OTH, following first-time Director Sophia Bush, commentary on two episodes by series creator Mark Schwahn along with key cast members and crew, plus a gag reel.
Cougar Town: The Complete First Season features Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb, a recently divorced woman looking to add some excitement to her life…like a little action with men who are considerably younger.
Special Features: Bloopers, deleted scenes, Taming Cougar Town featurette demonstrating how Cougar Town has evolved from its pilot episode into today’s hit show. Jimmy Kimmel Live: Saber-Tooth Tiger Town, Ask Barb – the ultimate cougar answers your questions, plus stroking tt with Bobby Cobb (Brian Van Holt).
Dexter: The Fourth Season continues with the blood-thirsty adventures of forensic expert and vigilante serial killer Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), who is now the consummate family man.
Special Features: Californication – Season Three: episodes one and two, Lock ‘N Load – Season One: episode one, The Tudors – Season Four: episode one, The Tudors – Season four: episode two.
Temple Grandin is HBO’s Emmy nominated biopic about an autistic woman who becomes one of the leading scientists in the humane handling of livestock handling. Claire Danes does a remarkable job bringing Grandin’s personality and life to the screen. The film received a whopping 15 noms including Best ActressDanes) and Best TV Movie. (
Special Features: A Making Of featurette, audio commentary with Dr. Temple Grandin, Director Mick Jackson and Writer Christopher Monger.