TV Bits: ‘Bored To Death’ Season 3 and ‘Ringer’ Trailers; ‘Goodfellas’ Writer Develops 1960’s Vegas Crime Drama; ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Creator Quits Twitter
Posted on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 by Russ Fischer
Time to round up some TV news, and what better place to start than with the announcement that Goodfellas writer Nicholas Pileggi and James Mangold will collaborate on Ralph Lamb, a ’60s-set Vegas crime drama based on the life of “cowboy-turned-Las Vegas sheriff” Ralph Lamb. CBS is producing; Mangold will direct and Pileggi will write with Greg Walker (Without a Trace).
Ralph Lamb served as sheriff of Clark County from ’61 to ’79 – a long run! — and actually rode his horse on duty for many of those years, even as he modernized the Vegas sheriff’s department and created the city’s first SWAT team. He was also a staunch anti-mob figure, which was no small deal given the mafia control over many casinos. It’s great, if expensive material for a show. [Deadline]
After the break, trailers for the third season of Bored to Death and Sarah Michelle Gellar’s new show Ringer, along with Kurt Sutter’s explanation for taking a powder from Twitter. Read More »