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Pilot Scoop: Ben McKenzie Snags Lead in CBS' Advocates – What Does this Mean for Southland?
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Pilot Scoop: Ben McKenzie Snags Lead in CBS' Advocates – What Does this Mean for Southland?

Mar 5 2013, 9:20pm CST | by

In a move that will no doubt raise questions about the future of Southland, Ben McKenzie has landed the co-lead in CBS’ drama pilot The Advocates, TVLine has learned. RELATED |  Pilots 2013:...

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Pilot Scoop: Ben McKenzie Snags Lead in CBS' Advocates – What Does this Mean for Southland?

Mar 5 2013, 9:20pm CST | by

Ben McKenzie CBS Pilot The Advocates

In a move that will no doubt raise questions about the future of Southland, Ben McKenzie has landed the co-lead in CBS’ drama pilot The Advocates, TVLine has learned.

RELATED |  Pilots 2013: Your Guide to This Fall’s (Possible) Newcomers and Who’s Starring In Them

The potential series, from Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, centers on the relationship between a female lawyer and a male ex-con (McKenzie), who team up as “victim advocates,” going to the very edge of the law to right wrongs and fight for the underdog.

McKenzie’s character, the quietly determined Henry Bird, is freed after being unjustly imprisoned for 16 years.

The cast also includes The Shield‘s CCH Pounder and NYPD Blue‘s Esai Morales.

Although the gig is technically in second position to Southland, the fact that Warner Bros. (which produces both shows) appears willing to roll the dice on McKenzie suggests there’s a reasonable chance the death-defying TNT cop drama won’t see a sixth season.

Of course, it’s also possible the show could continue on without McKenzie’s character, Officer Sherman. (He wouldn’t be the first Southland cop to die in the line of duty.)

Southland is currently three episodes into its fifth season.


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Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett Smith Take Trip to Gotham, Preview FOX Characters

Jul 29 2014 2:45pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

The new Fox series Gotham is about the pre-Batman days in the crime ridden city - but just how much should we expect from Gotham Season 1 in terms of our expectations to the popular story? Stars Ben McKenzie and Jada Pinkett Smith were on hand at last weekend's Comic Con to talk to TV Fanatic about what we'll see when the series premiere this fall. Let's check out the red carpet chats for some scoop... Ben McKenzie discusses his perception o ...
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