Tom Ellis
Tom Ellis
Tom Ellis is a Boston based journalist, he is well known throughout New England where he has served as anchor for three of Boston's network-affiliated stations. His career in television news spans more than 40 years. Ellis was a correspondent for WNBC-TV and an anchor for WABC-TV – both in New York City, and for KONO-TV Channel 12 in San Antonio.
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Fox renews dramas 'Lucifer' and 'Rosewood' for second seasons
LATimes - 11 months
Fox has renewed two first-year dramas, "Lucifer" and "Rosewood," for second seasons, the network announced Thursday. "Lucifer" stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, who gets bored with his life in hell and relocates to Los Angeles, where he teams up with LAPD homicide detective (Lauren German)....
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Fox renews dramas 'Lucifer' and 'Rosewood' for second seasons
LATimes - 11 months
Fox has renewed two first-year dramas, "Lucifer" and "Rosewood," for second seasons, the network announced Thursday. "Lucifer" stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, who gets bored with his life in hell and relocates to Los Angeles, where he teams up with LAPD homicide detective (Lauren German)....
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Fox renews dramas 'Lucifer' and 'Rosewood' for second seasons
LATimes - 11 months
Fox has renewed two first-year dramas, "Lucifer" and "Rosewood," for second seasons, the network announced Thursday. "Lucifer" stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, who gets bored with his life in hell and relocates to Los Angeles, where he teams up with LAPD homicide detective (Lauren German)....
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Review: On ‘Lucifer,’ a Fox Drama, the Devil Tries to Fit In
NYTimes - about 1 year
This new series, starring Tom Ellis, features the fallen angel as a nightclub owner in Los Angeles.
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Three New TV Shows With Religious Subplots
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Here’s your guide to three hot January shows: You, Me and the Apocalypse  The premise in about 100 words: The world is coming to an end in 34 days, thanks to an 8-mile comet hurtling toward Earth. Life as we know it is counting down to extinction, save a hodgepodge of unlikely individuals trapped safely in a bunker miles beneath the Earth’s surface. That group includes Jamie (Mathew Baynton), a cute but unassuming banker with a twin brother who runs a cyber terrorist organization; Sister Celine (Gaia Scodellaro), a sweet nun who recently took a post under Father Jude Sutton (Rob Lowe) in the Devil’s Advocate office; and Rhonda McNeil (Jenna Fisher), a librarian who took the rap for her son’s hacking of the National Security Agency. Premieres Jan. 28 on NBC. Religious themes: Um … the apocalypse! And with it, all of the philosophical questions The End forces us to confront: What is the meaning of life? Is there life after death? Is God watching? Beyond that, though, the ...
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Three New TV Shows With Religious Subplots
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Here’s your guide to three hot January shows: You, Me and the Apocalypse  The premise in about 100 words: The world is coming to an end in 34 days, thanks to an 8-mile comet hurtling toward Earth. Life as we know it is counting down to extinction, save a hodgepodge of unlikely individuals trapped safely in a bunker miles beneath the Earth’s surface. That group includes Jamie (Mathew Baynton), a cute but unassuming banker with a twin brother who runs a cyber terrorist organization; Sister Celine (Gaia Scodellaro), a sweet nun who recently took a post under Father Jude Sutton (Rob Lowe) in the Devil’s Advocate office; and Rhonda McNeil (Jenna Fisher), a librarian who took the rap for her son’s hacking of the National Security Agency. Premieres Jan. 28 on NBC. Religious themes: Um … the apocalypse! And with it, all of the philosophical questions The End forces us to confront: What is the meaning of life? Is there life after death? Is God watching? Beyond that, though, the ...
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15 TV Pilots We Hope Get Made Into Series (2015 Edition)
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The annual network Upfronts are practically here (NBC kicks things off May 11), which means the big networks will make huge decisions that will affect the rest of your life: by deciding what we'll get to watch on TV in the 2015-2016 season. Cancellations and renewals are just around the corner, and we're too nervous to even think about those right now, but the good news is that Upfronts also signal that final push in the birthing of new television shows. (One has already started.) The circle of TV life! But which television pilots should networks choose to populate their new schedule? It's a difficult decision for any stuffy network suit, but I'm here to point them in the right direction because I have can't-miss taste and know how to pick a winner. Below I've chosen 15 pilots that I'd like to see get made and thrown on next season's television schedule, and where available, created a state-of-the-art artist's interpretation of what the show might look like. As always, a few things bef ...
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Tom Ellis, the star of Miranda, recalls the day he met wife Tamzin Outhwaite
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
One night I went to see the play, which was at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and afterwards I visited James backstage and we went to the theatre bar where I said a very brief ‘hello’ to Tamzin.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Ellis
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2008
    Age 75
    In December 2008, Ellis left NECN.
    More Details Hide Details Ellis has received numerous awards for his work, including the prestigious Emmy and Peabody awards. 1 References
  • 2000
    Age 67
    By 2000, Ellis was anchoring weekend newscasts only.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1992
    Age 59
    By mid-1992 Ellis was back on the New England news scene for work at New England Cable News (NECN), which had launched only a few months earlier.
    More Details Hide Details For nearly the next decade, Ellis was featured on weeknight newscasts, where he regained a following and gave birth to new trademarks. He collected southwestern cowboy hats, and wore many of them on the air. His hiring launched what some would cite as a trend for regional news channel; its employment of the elder statesmen of Boston TV news, who had left the network affiliated broadcast stations where they had made their names. Following Ellis to NECN were Margie Reedy (formerly of Detroit's WDIV and Boston's WHDH-TV, the former WNEV), R.D. Sahl (who was Reedy's partner at WHDH, who co-anchored with her yet again on NECN and the channel's produced 10pm newscast for WSBK), Maryanne Kane, and Chet Curtis, who joined in 2001 after a well-publicized divorce from Natalie Jacobson and departure from WCVB.
    On September 8, 1992, Ellis returned to Boston TV as host of Inside Edition Extra on WHDH-TV (Ch. 7).
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  • 1991
    Age 58
    In 1991 alone, Ellis played an FBI Agent in the John Cusack/James Spader film True Colors, and the natural role of a newscaster in 29th Street, starring Danny Aiello.
    More Details Hide Details Around the time of his latest movie exposure, Ellis returned to hard news full-time to anchor/host NewsWorthy, a weekly news and analysis show produced in New York and seen nationally on Superstation WPIX.
  • 1989
    Age 56
    On August 11–12, 1989, after four months of lessons, Ellis made his acting debut at New York's Actors Institute "Home Brew,".
    More Details Hide Details Ellis would go on to play cameo roles in a number of daytime soap operas and then break back into feature films.
    In the spring of 1989, Ellis took acting lessons at Brandeis University, and in New York where he studied voice, dialect, script analysis and advanced scene-study.
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  • 1986
    Age 53
    After a few months of reporting, Ellis himself resigned from WNEV in December 1986.
    More Details Hide Details The late 1980s and early 1990s were a period of transition. Ellis returned to New York briefly to anchor newscasts, but, rather by accident, stumbled onto a secondary career path when he was asked to appear as a spokesperson in a commercial for Anacin aspirin. His widely circulated Anacin ad let him dabble in acting again.
    In the summer of 1986, following co-anchor Willis' resignation from the station, WNEV demoted Ellis from his lead anchor position to that of reporter.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1982
    Age 49
    Ellis officially became the new lead anchor at the recently-launched WNEV-TV on September 13, 1982.
    More Details Hide Details Along with his new co-anchor Robin Young (formerly of WBZ-TV's Evening Magazine), critics hailed him as a member of the "dream team" that would hopefully take Channel 7 out of last place. Billboard, radio and TV advertisements attempted to tap into viewers' emotions by depicting Ellis and Young as active community leaders. The promotional effort was not that much different from political campaigns that Ellis had covered so often. Viewer curiosity boosted ratings temporarily from the "official" launch of the new WNEV newscast. The ratings, however, quickly slipped back to third place. Ellis was still seen as professional and smooth, but co-anchor Young had no prior hard news experience and appeared out of her league. Young remained as lead anchor through September 1983 while other "dream team" hires were discharged. WNEV, unwilling to give up, kept Ellis, believing that weak ratings were not his fault. Diane Willis, a WNEV reporter, was promoted to be Ellis' new co-anchor; she was more adept and experienced, and gave the team a more solid and balanced image. Despite other changes, such as new marketing campaigns, additional turnover in certain positions, and rebranding as "The New England News," it became obvious by 1984 that the "dream team" concept had backfired.
    In early 1982, Ellis had told management that he was renewing his contract with WCVB.
    More Details Hide Details That spring, however, he cut what many called an under-the-table deal with Boston's re-launched Channel 7, WNEV-TV (now WHDH), to become lead-anchor for its re-organized news department. WCVB was disappointed in losing Ellis, mainly because they did not want to break up the successful three-way-pairing he had with Curtis and Jacobson. The station needn't have worried; Curtis and Jacobson, sans Ellis, kept WCVB at the top of the Boston news wars for well more than a decade.
  • 1980
    Age 47
    He then began anchoring alongside both Curtis and Jacobson on the 11 p.m. newscasts beginning in 1980—the catalyst for WCVB reaching first place in 1981 (WBZ, for the record, hasn't been #1 since).
    More Details Hide Details This victory came on the heels of the New York Times voting WCVB the "best TV station in the country." Ellis continued to attract attention and win awards for his interviews and work during key political campaigns.
  • 1978
    Age 45
    From 1978 to 1982, the lead anchor team was set up so that Ellis and Curtis would alternate (between the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts), with Jacobson being the constant.
    More Details Hide Details Ellis' return to Boston meant only better things for a station whose news department and commitment to local programming would soon garner it national attention. Although Curtis and Jacobson were responsible initially, some credit Ellis' dominance and professionalism for pushing WCVB up to a close second in the evening news ratings, right behind WBZ. Ellis' rapport with staff and viewers seemed electric.
    Ellis decided not to renew his contract with WABC, before he could have been considered for spots at ABC network news. Just as he was leaving in 1978, the country's top-rated and reputed ABC affiliate, WCVB-TV in Boston, heard that he was available.
    More Details Hide Details WCVB offered Ellis the opportunity to return to Boston, not only with a salary to rival WABC's, but to join the anchoring duo of Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson, which had been taking the market. Ellis didn't think twice and signed a four-year contract.
  • 1976
    Age 43
    In the midst of his tenure, Ellis took on a role in the 1976 feature film Marathon Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier.
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  • 1975
    Age 42
    Ellis left Boston in 1975 for an offer to anchor for ABC's flagship affiliate WABC-TV in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details He stayed for three years.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1972
    Age 39
    He won accolades for his organization of team coverage during the 1972 presidential election and Richard Nixon's resignation in 1974.
    More Details Hide Details WBZ even issued political campaign-pins and bumper stickers to promote Ellis and his co-anchor Tony Pepper. They showed up all over the viewing area.
  • 1968
    Age 35
    His high-profile career in New England began in July 1968, when he became the new lead anchor at WBZ-TV.
    More Details Hide Details He began solo, he would hold alone, partnering later with station veterans such as Jack Chase, through 1975. Ellis established himself as dependable and kept the (then) NBC affiliate at top of the Boston news ratings.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1961
    Age 28
    In 1961, Ellis got his opportunity to go on television.
    More Details Hide Details The anchor at Ellis' station's affiliated TV station had abruptly quit. The news director asked Ellis to fill in until a replacement could be found. Eventually, Ellis got the anchor position permanently, but he kept his radio job because the TV anchor job paid only $15 a night.
  • 1958
    Age 25
    In 1958, the owner of KONO radio in San Antonio caught one of his broadcasts.
    More Details Hide Details The executive offered Ellis a news job in his San Antonio station for $100 per week. Ellis took the position after negotiating a salary of $105 a week.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1951
    Age 18
    Ellis' first job in television came in 1951, when aproducer from New York approached him to host a baseball pregame show for children sponsored by the Curtiss Candy Company.
    More Details Hide Details Ellis hosted the Curtis Knot Hole Gang club, a thirty-minute program before the Dallas Eagles and the Fort Worth Cats of the Texas League. He would interview local youth baseball players. Ellis worked as a radio reporter at KWED, a 1000 watt radio station in Seguin, Texas.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1932
    Born
    Born in 1932.
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