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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   Daniel Kikin

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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:25 AM

Looks like Boston Public is droping cast members again. From Zap2it.com:

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Four cast members from Kelley's drama "Boston Public" -- Joey McIntyre, China Shavers, Jon Abrahams and Cara DeLizia -- won't be back next season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It would be great if they brought back Nicky Katt but I don't see that happening. Glad to see Anthony Heald is sticking around too. I wonder who else they'll add.

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Jason Seaver

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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:39 AM

This looks pretty good - Ms. Shavers being dropped is basically an admission that there's not enough material for her to be a regular, and they never did find anything for McIntyre to do.

A less severe situation than the beginning of this season - which I think actually improved the show - but a pretty useful streamlining.
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#3 of 16 OFFLINE   Scott Kimball

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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:46 AM

Boy... is Mr. Kelly installing exit doors on all his series? Posted Image

Seriously, though, no big loss here. The cast was too large. This trimming seems about right.

The Practice, on the other hand, lost me when they changed nights... and they won't get me back with the cast cuts they made.

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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:51 AM

Lemme get this straight...

McIntyre & Abrahams played the two "boy" teachers, right? Good riddence.

Shavers was Harper's daughter?? Well, she graduated, so this makes sense. At least they didn't come up with some contrived way to keep her on the show.

And DiLizia was the pregnant office assistant?? No big loss here either. Her storyline was played out. They can bring back Rashida Jones and I'd be happy... Posted Image

As long as they're keeping Anthony Heald (BP's MVP, as far as I'm concerned), Chi McBride, & Michael Rappaport I guess the BP Season Pass will stay on my TiVo for another year.

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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 27 2003 - 08:54 AM

Well, Brooke is going to Harvard, so why would she be featured (prominantly) in BP even as a cast regular, unless they were going with more focus on Stephen's home life.

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#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted May 27 2003 - 10:24 AM

At least its realistic. Teachers usually last two years before burning out on the low pay and high stress.

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Posted May 27 2003 - 01:57 PM

Shavers wasn't bad, but she didn't have that much to do. As for the other three, good riddance. I wish Jeri Ryan would go, but as long as Steven, Scott, Danny, Marla, and Harvey stick around they'll be in good shape. What they really need is new writers.

#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Daniel Kikin

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Posted May 27 2003 - 03:00 PM

I just realized it's kind of ironic how Harper gave the whole speech about not getting rid of any teacher's because of budget cuts. I guess that's before he had to worry about Kelley's annual cuts, which make much more sense this year than last.

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   James T

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Posted May 27 2003 - 03:11 PM

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It would be great if they brought back Nicky Katt but I don't see that happening

Does anyone know the reason why Nicky Katt left? He was my fav character on the show.

#10 of 16 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 27 2003 - 03:30 PM

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#11 of 16 OFFLINE   JohnAP

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Posted May 27 2003 - 04:19 PM

Yeah, no one's gonna care about McIntyre and Abrahams. They were boring and looked too much alike. They were never good replacements for Jessalyn Gilsig and Rashida Jones.

Brooke and Marcy are graduating, so I guess it makes sense for them to leave, though I think I'll miss Marcy.

As long as Michael Rapaport's still there, I think these changes are fine. The most worrying change though is moving to Fridays. Who watches tv on Friday nights. Think about the shows that were on Fox Friday nights the last couple years; Pasadena, Dark Angel, Firefly, John Doe, Fastlane....you see where I'm going with this?

#12 of 16 OFFLINE   Carl Miller

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Posted May 27 2003 - 04:25 PM

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What they really need is new writers.


I agree. BP lost me this year when it seemed to turn into a 2003 version of Fame.
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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Kevin Goodwin

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Posted May 28 2003 - 06:01 AM

No kidding. Any musical guest or number in David Kelly's shows tends to be really annoying. Like when he tried to shove Vonda Shepard's mediocre music down our throats in Ally McBeal.

#14 of 16 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:17 AM

Did Kelley ever throw in any musical numbers in The Practice?
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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Morgan Jolley

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:48 AM

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Did Kelley ever throw in any musical numbers in The Practice?
Give it time.

#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Dan Rudolph

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Posted May 28 2003 - 08:53 AM

Actually he did a couple times begining of this season. Remember when Lindsay had the case about the woman that kept singing and disturbing her neighbor?
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