Ann Biderman
American screenwriter
Ann Biderman
Ann Biderman is an American film and television writer. She is the creator and executive producer of the critically acclaimed NBC/TNT series Southland, and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Drama Series for an episode of NYPD Blue.
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'Ray Donovan' Renewed For Season 2
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Ray Donovan" has been renewed. Showtime's decision to pick up the freshman drama for a second season comes as no surprise. In its first few episodes, "Ray Donovan" has been breaking ratings records for the premium cable network: Its series premiere was Showtime's highest-rated series debut ever, averaging 1.35 million viewers during its initial airing. (That's 25 percent higher than Showtime darling "Homeland's" 2011 series premiere, The Hollywood Reporter notes.) It's also Showtime's first freshman program to improve on its series premiere in its second week, reaching an impressive 1.56 million in its first Episode 2 airing. In its third week, "Ray Donovan" came in on par with its record-setting second week, according to Showtime. "'Ray Donovan' is on track to be our biggest season one show ever," David Nevins, Showtime's president of entertainment, said in a statement. "Ann Biderman and the extraordinarily talented creative team, coupled with the brilliant ensembl ...
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Mega Buzz: New Diaries Romance, Criminal Minds Woes and Dexter's Villain
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Mega Buzz: New Diaries Romance, Criminal Minds Woes and Dexter's Villain Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Monday, July 1, 2013 Even though Klaus decamped for New Orleans, Tyler still may not have a shot at a reunion with Caroline, who's quite popular with one particular guy at college. If you didn't like Reid dating last season, don't worry - he'll remain single and not mingling for the foreseeable future. [...] it seems strange that she would then volunteer to help Miami Metro hunt down the killer, right? [...] their first squabble will come when they are forced to choose whether to protect a cop killer from some angry officers or let him "get what he deserves." Not yet, but that doesn't mean that forbidden love will bloom between the killer and his victim's wife. "Julia's a journalis ...
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“Ray Donovan” creator Ann Biderman: “I’m not interested in weddings and dresses and dating”
Salon.com - over 3 years
"Ray Donovan," which premieres Sunday night on Showtime, is another antihero drama. It stars Liev Schreiber as the titular character, a Boston-born man whose entire family — his wife, kids and two brothers — has been transplanted to Los Angeles, where he works as a fixer, solving problems  — dead bodies in bed, blackmail, stalkers— for the rich and sometimes famous. In the first episode, Donovan's father, Mickey (Jon Voight, with a raging Boston accent), is released from prison, immediately goes and shoots the priest who molested one of his sons, and then heads out to L.A., where his son wants nothing to do with him. "Ray Donovan" is the creation of Ann Biderman, a lively, blunt-talking woman who also created and ran the great, recently ended, TNT cop show "Southland." I spoke with Biderman about "Ray Donovan," "macho" subject matter, and writing whatever the hell she wants. With “Southland,” you made a cop show, and, obviously, there have been a lot of cop shows before. With “Ray Don ...
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RAY DONOVAN: Liev Schreiber Vehicle Picked Up By Showtime
Boom Tron - over 4 years
To celebrate, the Complex offers the first-ever retrospective of Schreiber’s career. I first remember being aware of Liev Schreiber when he played the role of Orson Welles in 1999′s consistently all right HBO film, RKO 281.  I wasn’t fond of his portrayal of Welles, mainly because I had seen another actor (whose name I cannot recall) who at least looked much more like the Orson of the Citizen Kane era.  You know, the Orson that didn’t depress people.  In watching RKO 281, I didn’t feel like Schreiber captured the wild-eyed genius of the young auteur, but later the same year, I saw Schreiber playing one of the Canadian do-gooders in The Hurricane and couldn’t stop picturing him as Welles. The point being, even in the earlier part of his career as a featured player, Liev Schreiber confounded and annoyed me. Not that I spend a lot of time pondering Schreiber’s career.  Five minutes annually, tops.  The announcement of the series pickup of Showtime’s Ray Donovan, in which Schreiber ...
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Southland Renewed for Season 5 on TNT
Movies Web - almost 5 years
TNT announced today that it has renewed the L.A. police drama Southland for Season 5. Instead of issuing a standard press release announcing the news, TNT president Michael Wright sent out the following message, which recaps some of the memorable moments in Season 4. "I'm proud today to announce that TNT has ordered 10 episodes for a fifth season of Southland, scheduled to begin in February 2013. Season after season, critics and fans alike have championed TNT's Southland as one of television's best dramas. This year, the show has not only solidified its impassioned fan base, but also picked up some new young-adult devotees along the way. In its fourth season, Southland centered its focus on four primary characters played by four outstanding actors: Michael Cudlitz as Officer John Cooper, who bounced back from surgery and an addiction to painkillers only to be put under the microscope of a new partner. Shawn Hatosy as Officer Sammy Bryant, who chose to give up being a ...
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Showtime Adapting The Comic Book THE DAMNED - Daemon's TV
Google News - over 5 years
... their future slate, Showtime has also picked up a trio of other pilots. Announced this past Monday, the network has taken on a comedy named Gurland on Gurland, Masters of Sex, which is a book adaption, and a drama from Southland creator Ann Biderman
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Women Lose Ground as TV Writers - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Look at Shonda Rhimes (who is a mogul with multiple shows on the air), Tina Fey, Jenji Kohan from Weeds; Michelle King of The Good Wife; the women of CSI Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue; Southland's Ann Biderman; Janet Tamaro of Rizzoli & Isles among
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TV Bits: Tricia Helfer Goes to Work for 'The Firm', Bryan Cranston to Make ... - /FILM (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
And finally, there's Ray Donovan, by Southland creator Ann Biderman. The dark but comedic hourlong drama will take place in Los Angeles and focus on a fixer who can't fix his own life. Mark Gordon (Grey's Anatomy) is attached to executive produce
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TVLine Items: NCIS Brings Out Its Dead, Shawn Ryan's ABC Pilot, Lucci Not ... - TVLine
Google News - over 5 years
... producer Andrew Gurland; the drama Masters of Sex, based on the two people who pioneered the science of human sexuality; and Ray Donovan, a dark family drama about a fixer for Los Angeles' rich and famous, created by Ann Biderman (Southland)
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Morning Meme: Kim Kardashian Is Married, Jason Bateman Will Center for Ryan ... - AfterElton.com
Google News - over 5 years
The interest is that it's by Ann Biderman, who brought us Officer Cuddlybear on Southland. The second is Masters of Sex, about the lives and relationship of Masters and Johnson, who wrote the book on sexuality
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Lucy Liu bientôt dans la quatrième saison de « Southland » - Référencement Internet-Web
Google News - over 5 years
C'est à Ann Biderman que nous devons ce feuilleton américain. La série « Southland » dans laquelle participera Lucy Liu, se concentre sur l'univers de la force policière de Los Angeles. On retrouvera notamment les acteurs Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy
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'Southland' Adds Lucy Liu to Season 4 Cast - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Season 4 of the police drama, starring Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie, is set to return in January 2012. Southland, from John Wells, is created by Ann Biderman and executive produced by Christopher Chulack and Wells
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La saison 3 de Southland arrive le 14 août sur Orange ciné choc - Le Zapping du PAF
Google News - over 5 years
Créée par Ann Biderman, la co-scénariste du film Public Enemies, Southland est produite par John Wells, le producteur exécutif de Urgences et The West Wing, et le cocréateur de la série New York 911
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"Southland" saison 3 le dimanche 14 août à 20h40 sur Orange ciné choc - NewsTele.Com
Google News - over 5 years
Créée par Ann Biderman, la co-scénariste du film Public Enemies, Southland est produite par John Wells, le producteur exécutif de Urgences et The West Wing, et le co-créateur de la série New York 911. L'audience de cette troisième saison a progressé de
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What's On Today
NYTimes - almost 6 years
9:15 P.M. (TCM) RIFIFI (1955) ''Do you want to see a tough gangster picture?,'' Bosley Crowther asked in The New York Times when he reviewed this Jules Dassin movie. ''Do you want to see a crime film that makes the characters of Mickey Spillane seem like sissies and, at the same time, gives you the thrill of being an inside participant in a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ann Biderman
    FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 56
    In the 2008 to 2009 television season Biderman developed the police drama series Southland which aired as a midseason replacement for NBC.
    More Details Hide Details The series focuses on patrol officers and detectives in the titular area of Los Angeles. Biderman served as an executive producer for the first season alongside John Wells and Christopher Chulack. Along with creating the series with the pilot episode Biderman wrote the episodes "Mozamique", "See the Woman", "Sally in the Alley" (with consulting producer Angela Amato Velez) and "Derailed". The series was renewed for a second season and Biderman remained an executive producer and writer. Six episodes were produced before NBC reversed the decision and cancelled Southland. The series was then picked up by the TNT network and the episodes were aired as the second season. Biderman co-wrote the season premiere "Phase Three" with Wells and wrote the episode "U-Boat". TNT renewed the series for a third season but dramatically reduced the production budget. Biderman stepped down as executive producer but remained an executive consultant. She co-wrote the season premiere "Let It Snow" with Wells.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born in 1951.
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