Pinkett Smith to star in new TNT series

Pinkett Smith to star in new TNT series

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- TNT says it has given the green light to two new U.S. drama series -- "Time Heals," starring Jada Pinkett Smith, and "The Line," starring Dylan McDermott.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008.
By United Press International

ABC cancels 'Big Shots'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- ABC canceled the new U.S. television drama "Big Shots" and does not plan to air the last three episodes, which have been shot, Zap2it.com reported Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
By United Press International

Dylan McDermott and wife separate

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Dylan McDermott, who returned to U.S. television this fall in the new show, "Big Shots," has split from his wife of nearly 12 years, People.com said Friday.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006.
By United Press International

McDermott, Portia to undergo 'Treatment''

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Dylan McDermott and the stage star known only as Portia opened in in "The Treatment" Tuesday to kick off New York's annual Impact Festival.

TV pilot season keeps stars hopping

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (UPI) -- Dylan McDermott, Denise Richards, Annie Potts and John Heard are just a few of the stars busy for the TV pilot season.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2005 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose have a girl

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The former star of TV's "The Practice," Dylan McDermott, and his actress wife, Shiva Rose, have added a daughter to their family.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 300th day of 2004 with 66 to follow.
By United Press International

Dylan fights terrorism in 'The Grid'

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Actor Dylan McDermott says he hopes viewers are ready to watch "The Grid," his new miniseries about fighting terrorism after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Dylan McDermott in TNT's 'The Grid'

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- Dylan McDermott, former star of the U.S. TV drama "The Practice," says he is happy to return to the small screen in the new TNT limited series, The Grid."

Chenoweth has nicest Broadway dressing room

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- For stars on Broadway, some dressing rooms are a lot nicer and even larger than a lot of New York City apartments.

Bravo to air Independent Spirit arrivals

BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Bravo said it will present its first-ever red carpet arrival show before this year's broadcast of the 2004 IFP Independent Spirit Awards in Los Angeles.
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Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott arrives at Roy Thomson Hall for the North American premiere of "Edison" which wraps up the 10-day Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on September 17, 2005. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)

Dylan McDermott (born October 26, 1961) is an American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the television legal drama The Practice, and the series Dark Blue as Lt. Carter Shaw.

McDermott was born Mark Anthony McDermott in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Diane (née Marino) and Richard McDermott. His Italian American mother was fifteen and his Irish American father was seventeen when he was born. By 1967, the couple had divorced, and Diane and her children were living with her mother. On February 9, 1967, his mother was accidentally shot and killed with her boyfriend's gun; McDermott was five. Her boyfriend reported to newspapers at the time that she picked up his gun and it went off. He and his sister, Robin, then began to be raised by their maternal grandmother, Avis Marino, in Waterbury.

As a teenager, McDermott began taking trips to visit his father, who owned the West Fourth Street Saloon in New York City. The two would see movies together, and the younger McDermott would work in his father's bar serving drinks and breaking up fights. He would also fast talk his way into the Mudd Club and Studio 54. McDermott was uncomfortable with himself as a teenager, saying he had a "Dorothy Hamill hairdo". He began to imitate his acting heroes, such as Marlon Brando and Humphrey Bogart, to adopt their demeanor. McDermott attended and graduated from Holy Cross High School in Waterbury.

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