10.16.06 - Barbara Hall is developing a new show for the CW called Cherries in the Snow, a drama about a young British gal drowning in the NYC cosmetics business.

10.16.06 - Amy Brenneman has inked a talent-holding deal to star in a fall 2007 project for ABC, says the Hollywood Reporter. The pact reunites Brenneman with the network where she appeared on NYPD Blue during its first season.

7.20.06 - While Dan Futterman was in the original pilot of the new ABC show Brothers & Sisters, his role is being re-cast with Matthew Settle (Band of Brothers). Apparently, Futterman was busy shooting a film in Pakistan.

6.14.06 - Kristin Lehman (Dr. Lily Reddicker) has been cast in the FOX drama pilot Drive along with Melanie Lynskey (Rose on Two and a Half Men).

3.7.06 - Adrian Pasdar (David McClaren) has been cast in NBC's new show, Heroes.

2.24.06 - Michael Ausiello of reports that Amy Brenneman's attempt to sell CBS on a wrap-up movie for Judging Amy has fallen on deaf ears. Sources tell him that the network has passed on the project.

2.21.06 - Kristin Lehman will star opposite Cole Hauser in the FOX legal drama pilot Damages.

1.31.06 - Dan Futterman was nominated for an Oscar for Adapted Screenplay for "Capote" The 78th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 5, 2006, at the Kodak Theatre, and broadcast live on ABC.

11.2.05 - Teen actress Tara Correa-McMullen, who portrayed a former gang member during the sixth season, was shot to death amid gang violence on October 21st, according to police. She was 16. More from

9.19.05 - Adrian Pasdar will be on Desperate Housewives this season as Carlos's lawyer who gets hot and heavy with Carlos's wife, Gabrielle.

8.16.05 - David Arquette (Scream, Eight Legged Freaks) and Richard T. Jones (Judging Amy) have been cast as Homeland Security agents in Time Bomb, a CBS TV-movie about a bomb set to go off at a football game in Washington, D.C. The drama will unfold in real time....

7.20.05 - CBS Boss Bids Farewell to 'Joan,' 'Amy' - Not to imply that some television viewers won't bemoan the absence of "Life on a Stick" or "Committed," but somehow when CBS cuts a show, it hurts more. More...

7.14.05 - Emmy nominations are out, and Tyne Daly was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards show will be broadcast on Sunday, September 18th on CBS.

5.19.05 - It's official! CBS announced their fall schedule yesterday, and Judging Amy isn't on it. After six seasons, Judging Amy has been cancelled by CBS.

5.18.05 - When CBS announces their fall schedule later today, Judging Amy will not be on it.

4.2.05 - 'Judging Amy' Reinvents Itself - For many hit shows, the sixth season can be a decisive one, as the show's writers move further and further away from the original focus of the program to find viable new story lines....

7.26.04 - TV Guide Online reports that Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines gave birth to a baby boy, Beckett Finn Pasdar, on July 14. This is the second child for Maines and actor-hubby Adrian Pasdar.

7.21.04 - TV Guide Online reports that The Amazing Race, which many people think is TV's best reality show, was No. 6 for the week among viewers 18-to-49 last week and No. 11 among all viewers with 10.5 million watching. If this keeps up, CBS will be tempted to make its summer time period of Tuesday at 10 pm permanent (it's scheduled to move to Saturday in the fall). Along with Big Brother, Race helped CBS tie with first-place Fox and finish ahead of NBC for the week in viewers 18-to-49.

7.15.04 - Tyne Daly was nominated for an Emmy award as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The awards ceremony will air live on ABC on Sunday, September 19th, from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, and will be hosted by Garry Shandling.

6.25.04 - It's official. Dan Futterman will be back as a cast regular this fall! Kevin Rahm will continue to play Kyle on a recurring basis.

5.20.04 - CBS has confirmed that Judging Amy will be returning in its Tuesday, 10pm ET time slot next fall for a 6th season.

5.3.04 - TV Guide Online reports that Fox News braggart Bill O'Reilly charged Judging Amy producers a fair and balanced fee for his guest appearance on the May 18 season finale. "He worked for scale," says Amy executive producer Joe Stern in the current issue of TV Guide magazine. "He didn't try and stick us." In the episode, O'Reilly -- playing himself -- blasts Amy for setting free a would-be killer.

2.13.04 - Dixie Chick Natalie Maines is expecting her second child with actor-husband Adrian Pasdar. The couple have a 2-year-old son, Jackson.

2.2.04 - From the January 31st issue of TV Guide: Jeers to Judging Amy for the lack of chemistry between Maxine and her new gardner and love interest, Ignacio (Cheech Marin). Daly enjoyed a great rapport with the late Richard Crenna (who played Maxine's last beau, Jared), but we just don't buy the coupling of Cheech and Lacey.

1.15.04 - Tyne Daly received a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award as Female Actor in a Drama Series. The SAG Awards will air on TNT Sunday, February 22nd.

9.21.03 - Congratulations to Tyne Daly for winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

9.10.03 - Judging Amy joined TNT's lineup this past week in the 4-6p time period. For the week, the 2-hour block was up 28% among A18-49 with 398,000 viewers.

8.5.03 - From TV Guide Online: Viewers who thought Cagney and Lacey were an ambiguously gay duo may have been onto something. As reported in the current issue of TV Guide magazine (on sale now), Less Than Perfect's exec producer, Christine Zander, approached Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless to guest-star on the ABC sitcom as the lesbian parents of resident oddball Owen (Andy Dick). Gless was up for it, but Daly nixed the reunion. "It would have been brilliant," says Zander. "Strictly dream casting."

8.1.03 - The season premiere of Judging Amy will air on Tuesday, September 23rd.

7.31.03 - Pasdar Goes Before 'Judging Amy's' Bench - Former "Profit" star Adrian Pasdar will join the cast of CBS' "Judging Amy" in the coming season. Pasdar will have a recurring role as Doug McClaren, an assistant district attorney who argues cases before Judge Amy Gray (Amy Brenneman). He'll first show up in the season premiere, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, in which he prosecutes a capital murder case....

7.17.03 - Tyne Daly was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The Emmy Awards will be presented live on Fox from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, September 21st.

6.16.03 - CBS Kindles 'Christmas' Spirit with Gertz, Daly - CBS is keeping the holiday cheer in the family, using network stars Jami Gertz and Tyne Daly to topline the seasonal original movie "Undercover Christmas...."

5.14.03 - Judging Amy has been picked up for a fifth season by CBS and will continue to air on Tuesdays at 10pm ET.

5.10.03 - From the May 10th issue of TV Guide: "Daly Double" Brother and sister Tim and Tyne Daly have a family reunion on this week's Judging Amy. Former Wings star Tim Daly plays a public defender who goes psycho in the season finale of Judging Amy. The gig puts him toe-to-toe with his sister, Tyne Daly, but he expects no fanfare. "It surprises me how many people still don't know we're related," he says, pointing out that he and his sister and their dad, the late james Daly (star of the 1969-76 series Medical Center), are rarely included in "those TV shows about Hollywood families. I mean, obviously we're not the Fondas, but still." Then again, who needs the added pressure? Just acting with Sis–who has won five Emmys and was also nominated for a 1991 guest role on Wings–is challenge enough. "She's a damn fine actress, and you need to be ready," Tim Daly notes. "When Tyne throws you the ball, you sure as hello don't want to drop it." –Michael Logan

4.28.03 - From TV Guide: CHEERS to sweet goodbyes. Judging Amy and The District, both on CBS, were hit with sad news recently. Richard Crenna, who played the recurring role of Jared Duff on Amy, died of cancer in January, and The District's Lynne Thigpen (Ella Mae Farmer) died of a heart attack in March. Both shows worked the deaths into their story lines, offering tribute episodes that underscored how much each actor will be missed.

4.4.03 - Don't miss Richard T. Jones in the new Colin Farrell movie, "Phone Booth," opening this weekend.

2.27.03 - Judging Amy will begin airing in syndication on TNT in the fall of 2003.

1.28.03 - Amy Brenneman received a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be presented on Sunday, March 9, 2003 from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center and televised live nationally on TNT (Turner Network Television) at 8 PM (ET/PT), 7 PM (Central), 6 PM (Mountain).

1.18.03 - Actor Richard Crenna Dies - Richard Crenna, an Emmy-winning actor whose career spanned a half-century, has died. He was 76. Crenna died Friday (Jan. 17) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the AP reports. He had been fighting pancreatic cancer....

1.14.03 - Tyne Daly will reunite with Cagney & Lacey co-star Sharon Gless when she guests on the February 11th episode.

1.14.03 - Rosie O'Donnell will guest star as a family court judge on February 25th.

12.9.02 - Dan Futterman will be appearing in a future episode of Will & Grace.

10.15.02 - CBS has given a pilot commitment to a new project from Barbara Hall, a family drama series that includes a supernatural component having to do with one of the teenage daughters.

7.24.02 - Women in Film have announced the four recipients of this year's annual Lucy Awards: Rosie O'Donnell, Amy Brenneman, Tyne Daly and Anne Sweeney, President/ABC Cable Networks Group and Disney Channel Worldwide. The Lucys, founded eight years ago by actress Joanna Kerns and with the okay from the Lucille Ball estate, go to men and women who have furthered the perception of women in television. This year'ss awards will be given on September 20.

7.18.02 - Judging Amy was nominated for three Emmy Awards: Amy Brenneman for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Tyne Daly for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Music and Lyrics for the song "The Best Kind of Answer" featured in the episode "Beating the Bounds." The Emmy Awards will air live on NBC on September 22nd, 2002.

5.15.02 - CBS announced their fall schedule today and Judging Amy will remain in its Tuesday 10pm ET time slot next season.

5.9.02 - Richard T. Jones has dropped his lawsuit against Judging Amy producer 20th Century Fox Television. Jones filed the suit last fall, claiming the studio reneged on an oral agreement to release him from his contract should he become dissatisfied with the show. "I am relieved that this matter was worked out between the studio and myself and that there was no need to pursue legal action," Jones says in a statement. "My concern was always the exploration of my creative and artistic freedom -- and those issues have been resolved. I'm looking forward to next season."

1.29.02 - Tyne Daly was nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series. The Screen Actors Guild will honor its own at its 8th Annual Awards ceremonies on Sunday, March 10, 2002 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center, televised nationally on TNT at 8pm ET/PT, 7 pm Central, 6pm MT.

1.29.02 - Judging Amy has been picked up for a full fourth season by CBS.

1.17.02 - TNT has bought the syndication rights to Judging Amy. Repeats will begin airing on the cable network in September, 2003.

12.20.01 - Amy Brenneman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. The Golden Globes will be broadcast on NBC at 8pm ET Sunday, January 20th.

11.19.01 - Amy Brenneman will be on the Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn on Friday, November 23rd (actually early morning of Saturday, November 24th).

11.17.01 - From the November 17th issue of TV Guide: GREAT PERFORMANCES. One of TV's most familiar and reliable character actors–he appeared as Amy's ex-husband on Judging Amy, Will's older brother on Will & Grace and one of Carrie's more notoriously kinky flings on Sex and the City–John Slattery now can be seen making the most of an attention-getting role on NBC's Ed as new high school principal Dennis Martino. So confidently aloof is Dennis that Ed (Tom Cavanagh) aspires to his level of coolness and perky English teacher Carol (Julie Bowen) is forever irked by his quietly devastating critiques. When she demands, "Why do you have it in for me?" he wryly replies "I don't know. Maybe I'm just bored." Nothing boring about Slattery's sly technique, and don't be surprised if he inspires more in Carol than a renewed enthusiasm to teach. -Matt Roush

11.4.01 - Amy Brenneman presented the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special to Mike Nichols for "Wit."

10.26.01 - Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin are stepping down as showrunners of the show they recently created, The Education of Max Bickford. Co-executive producer Joe Cacaci will take over the job, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Prestwich and Yorkin may remain on the staff as writers. Differing opinions on the direction of the show apparently led to the move. Network brass were concerned that ratings had fallen in the weeks after the show's premiere and wanted to make changes. The creators were reluctant to do so, saying they were proud of the work they did on the pilot and seven subsequent episodes on which they served as showrunners. After it became clear that others involved with the series were siding with CBS, and the network proposed bringing in Cacaci, Prestwich and Yorkin decided to step down.

10.8.01 - Former Jesse co-star Kevin Rahm has joined Judging Amy as a regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He will play Kyle McCarty, a young doctor with a history of drug addiction. His character is set to fill the void left by the departing Dan Futterman, who plays Amy's younger brother Vincent. Futterman will leave the series after the sixth episode this season due to personal reasons. Rahm's first episode is set to air November 20th.

10.3.01 - Richard T. Jones - who is suing producers in an effort to get released from his contract - isn't the only member of the cast who's calling it quits: Dan Futterman will exit the show next month to move back East to be with his wife and baby, USA Today reports.

10.2.01 - According to papers filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Richard T. Jones has sued 20th Century Fox Television alleging 20th reneged on their oral agreement he could withdraw from Judging Amy. Says Jones, the agreement indicated Jones would be written out of the show if at any time Jones was not happy with how the show was going or if he was offered any important movie roles. Jones further contends he was told after the end of the first season, his role would be expanded in the second season. That didn't happen, Jones isn't happy and now he wants out. More when 20th responds.

10.1.01 - TV Guide Online: Judging Amy Star Praises Telethon - By all accounts, last Friday's star-studded "America: A Tribute to Heroes" telethon was an enormous success. The A-list celebs - everyone from Julia Roberts to Tom Cruise to Celine Dion - performing, manning phones and making heartfelt pleas on behalf...

9.19.01 - Amy Brenneman will be one of the celebrity participants in Friday's cross-channel benefit telethon.

8.24.01 - Don's miss Tyne Daly in "The Wedding Dress," a made-for-TV movie airing on CBS on October 28th, also starring Neil Patrick Harris.

8.21.01 - Amy Brenneman will be a presenter at the 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on CBS Sunday, Sept. 16.

8.8.01 - Tyne Daly - who failed to show up for work on the show's third season allegedly because she wanted a raise - has inked a new contract that will pay her six figures per-episode, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In exchange for the pay hike (she was making five figures per-episode), Daly extended her contract a year - through the drama's seventh season.

8.1.01 - Tyne Daly is in the midst of a contract dispute with the show's producers, and as a result, has been calling in sick for the past week. According to USA Today, Daly wants a raise. However, CBS apparently won't negotiate with her until she returns to work. In fact, the first two episodes of the season have already been shot without her character.

7.12.01 - Judging Amy received 2 Emmy nominations including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Amy Brenneman) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Tyne Daly).

5.16.01 - Judging Amy has been officially renewed for another season and will be staying in its Tuesday 10pm ET time slot.

4.9.01 - Judging Amy has received three Prism Commendations for the episodes "Blast from the Past," "The Burden of Perspective" and "The God Thing." The show has also been given a Prism Certificate of Merit for the episode "The Out-of-Towners." Prism recognizes work in which members of the entertainment community take an active role in addressing drug abuse in America. The 5th annual Prism awards, hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis, were taped April 4th. No word yet when or where they will air.

3.31.01 - I just got a look at CBS's new upcoming schedule for the spring, and it looks like they not only have Judging Amy on Tuesday nights at 10pm ET, but also on Wednesday nights at 10pm ET. I would imagine the Wednesday episodes will probably be reruns.

3.21.01 - Amy Brenneman gave birth to a daughter last Tuesday, according to Reuters. The baby girl weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was named Charlotte. It is the first child for Brenneman and her husband, Brad Silberling.

3.15.01 - Dan Futterman has been nominated in the Best Male Performance category for his role in "Urbania" in the first annual Outfest Awards, honoring the outstanding male and female performances of 2000 in a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered role. You can vote for the winners at

3.8.01 - A very pregnant Amy Brenneman won a TV Guide Award for Actress of the Year in a Drama and thanked her unborn child for being one of the hardest working unborn children in Hollywood. Tyne Daly also won Supporting Actress of the Year in a Drama, but was not in attendance at the show to accept her award.

3.4.01 - Judging Amy Gives Back to Fans

2.21.01 - Happy Birthday to Tyne Daly who was born on February 21st, 1946.

2.10.01 - Amy Brenneman was named one of the MVP actors of TV in the February 10th issue of TV Guide.

2.6.01 - Making his return to primetime television next season will be Richard Dreyfuss who will play a college professor at an all women's college in the drama series The Education of Max Bickford. Dreyfuss's character will not recreate the warm and fuzzy Mr. Holland of filmdom, but rather an edgier, more tightly wound teacher in the midst of his own mid life crisis. The pilot has been given the go ahead by CBS and will be executive produced by Dawn Prestwich and Nicole Yorkin.

1.31.01 - From the February 3rd issue of TV Guide: Amy Brenneman says the 15-hour days she puts in on the set have kept her from spending a lot of time anticipating the birth of her first child in March. But during Christmas hiatus, it hit her. "I had this huge cry," she says. "I realized this thing is coming toward us [she and her husband, director Brad Silberling] like a speeding train." But never fear. The crew is here. "I have grips signed up for baby-sitting and teamsters redoing my trailer."

12.29.00 - "Judging Amy" has been nominated for four TV Guide Awards: Drama Series of the Year, Actress of the Year in a Drama Series (Amy Brenneman), Supporting Actor of the Year in a Drama Series (Dan Futterman), and Supporting Actress of the Year in a Drama Series (Tyne Daly).

12.21.00 - Amy Brenneman was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama. Congratulations!

9.24.00 - The Viewers for Quality Television are having an auction that includes an autographed pilot script from "Judging Amy."

9.15.00 - Amy Brenneman is pregnant!

9.13.00 - Keep an eye out for Dan Futterman's latest film, "Urbania," which is enjoying a limited release in theaters now.

8.8.00 - The Viewers for Quality Television named Tyne Daly best supporting actress in a drama.

7.20.00 - "Judging Amy" has been nominated for three Emmys for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series (Spoil the Child), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Amy Brenneman) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama (Tyne Daly). The Emmy Awards will be presented on September 10th and broadcast live on ABC.

7.10.00 - In TV Guide's recent article on TV's 25 Greatest Detectives, Cagney (Sharon Gless) and Lacey (Tyne Daly) were ranked #4.

6.13.00 - Yesterday the 26th Seattle International Film Festival awards were announced and Dan Futterman won a Best Actor award for his role in the indie flick "Urbania."

5.22.00 - Amy Brenneman was honored by Connecticut's Supreme Court last Friday for her depiction of a juvenile court judge. "Judge Brenneman has been a pioneer in the often thankless and unglamorous work of the juvenile courts, and her daughter has increased public awareness and recognition of this tough job through her program," Chief Justice Francis McDonald told AP. "We appreciate the efforts of both Judge Brenneman and her daughter." Judge Brenneman, Amy's mother, received a small pewter box emblazoned with the state seal, and Amy herself got a gavel bearing the state seal so that she could use it on the show.

5.14.00 - Amy Brenneman is in this week's Parade Magazine.

4.24.00 - Judging Amy has been praised by the National Association of Social Workers for its "exceptional contribution toward generating increased understanding and realistic awareness of social issues." The New York Post reports that the organization's Social Issues Award 2000 was presented to the show and accepted by Tyne Daly and executive producer Joe Stern.

4.19.00 - Wendy Makkena (Susie Nixon) and Mimi Rogers have signed on to co-star with Geena Davis in the ABC sitcom pilot "Lost and Found," according to Variety. Davis plays a single New Yorker who falls for a suburban widower with two kids.

3.20.00 - "Judging Amy" won the award for Best Family TV Drama Series at the Twentyfirst Annual Young Artist Awards of 1998-1999.

3.10.00 - Gil Bellows ("Ally McBeal"), Jon Voight, Richard T. Jones, and Teri Polo ("Brimstone," "Felicity," "Sports Night") will star in the upcoming Turner Network Television (TNT) Original film SECOND STRING. In the film, the Buffalo Bills' entire all-star offensive squad succumbs to a serious case of food poisoning just one week before the playoffs. The Bills' coach (Voight) scrambles to bolster his second-string team, hiring a collection of cast-off players, including a former star Notre Dame quarterback (Bellows) and wide receiver (Jones). The team's road to the Super Bowl is paved with mishaps, mistakes and miracles.

3.5.00 - "Judging Amy" received a TV Guide Award for favorite new show, and Amy Brenneman received an award for favorite actress in a new show. Read about what Tyne Daly told the press after receiving the award.

2.10.00 - On TV Land's list of the 2000 best things on television, Tyne Daly is #1391.

01.17.00 - Tyne Daly in TV Guide Online: Partying with CBS's Golden Girls

12.20.99 - Amy Brenneman has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama.

12.9.99 - Check out the cover article on "Judging Amy" in the December 11th issue of TV Guide on page 21. It mentions, among other things, that "Judging Amy" is the #1 rated new drama of the season, and that Amy Brenneman's mother, Frederica, a real-life juvenile court judge in Connecticut, is a technical consultant on the show.

12.2.99 - Richard T. Jones was nominated for a 2000 NAACP Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The awards ceremony will be broadcast by FOX early next year.

11.29.99 - Amy Brenneman says she knows why TV shows portraying adult women undergoing a mid-life crisis are so popular these days....

11.20.99 - Check out the short article on Dan Futterman on page 6 of the November 20th issue of TV Guide.

10.14.99 - "Judging Amy" cracked the Top 10 and was CBS's highest-rated entertainment show after "Touched By an Angel."

9.30.99 - "Judging Amy" won its timeslot and improved on its debut ratings from last week.