Now that 24 is over, and the proposed movie adaptation of it looks about as likely to happen as the Heroes movie does at this point, our favorite madman (though sadly not that kind of madman -- yet) Kiefer Sutherland will be taking Broadway by storm next February in a big, snooty Pulitzer Prize-winning play, complete with a star-studded(ish, but come on) cast featuring Jason Patric (Lost Boys reunion!) and Chris Noth. You know, a lot of people complain about celebrities taking Broadway roles away from the "real" actors these days, but not us, and especially not when that celebrity is Jack fricking Bauer. Here are the soon-to-be-legendary antics we are waiting to see from Kiefer: The Broadway Star.
This is a well-made, well-acted, topical show, and yet I still can't bring myself to get excited for future episodes. I'm not sure if it's the subject matter that had me bored, or what the problem is, exactly, because on paper, The Good Wife has everything I look for in a show.
Holy jeez! The Fly is gonna be on Law & Order Criminal Intent you say? He is gonna be replacing Chris Noth, who will be departing after this season wraps you say? Well I just don't know what to think! I mean, Goldblum is a foxy Cleopatra and all, and as we saw on his short-lived NBC show Raines, he can deffies handle a role as a quirk-tastic police detective. But no more Noth is like no more Jerry Orbach: Just plain wrong. The upside of this new development is that we can most assuredly expect a spectacular Dick Wolf-ian send-off for good old Mike Logan. No budget cut-backs or polite pink slips for this guy. Not even a shot-in-the-line-of-duty plot twist is his equal. I'm thinking a car bomb with wicked pyrotechnics or a hostage situation gone bad or, hell, maybe a botched plastic surgery that he was getting for an "undercover" thingy he claimed he was doing. But something cray cray. I will accept no less.
So it's official -- Chris "Mr. Big" Noth is leaving Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and will be replaced by Jeff "The Fly" Goldblum. I know, your head is exploding, right? It's the end of an era! The dude was on the original Law & Order from 1990-1995, then came back to CI ten years later! He's a, whaddayacallit, an edifice! Of course, Goldblum is no slouch. Not only was he a Jewish cowboy in Buckaroo Banzai and a cocaine dealer in Deep Cover, but he was actually a cop for seven episodes of 2007's short-lived Raines.