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Jeff Goldblum and Mary McCormack

"Law & Order: Criminal Intent" begins its 8th season on the USA Network on Sunday, April 19th.

The same stars are on the show, except that Chris Noth is being replaced by Jeff Goldblum as a new detective. He plays Zach Nichols, a detective who recently returned to the job after taking some time off. He brings an interesting dimension to the show.

Back in October, we were sent a DVD of a new episode and told the series was returning in November. However, they changed their minds and put off the return until now. I'm not sure why. The episode was called "Faithfully" and involved murder and cheating in a church.

 Eames and D'onofrio

Now I have seen two more episodes for the new season, one with Goldblum. Both were excellent shows. I have to admit that Criminal Intent has been my least favorite of the Law & Order shows because I prefer more mystery in the shows. However, the cast has always been excellent, as well as the writing. They are fun to watch.

I hope you can tune in to the show, which is now seen exclusively on the USA Network. It is well worth your time.

 Mary McCormack

Also returning is "In Plain Sight" for its second season. I didn't watch the show for its first season. I enjoyed the two episodes for this new season. It has many interesting characters, some very quirky. I was not confused even though I had not seen the previous episodes from last year.

Enter our new In Plain Sight contest!

The show is about federal marshals who help out with the witness
protection program and tracks down missing people. It has a strong female lead in Mary McCormack. Lesley Ann Warren plays her mother, who is a pain in the butt. It has a good ensemble cast.

I would suggest you tune in to both shows as they return on The USA Network.

Here are the press releases and bios for both shows.

Jeff Goldblum joins the cast of Criminal Intent for season eight
Guest stars include Janel Maloney, Lynn Redgrave and many more

USA Network will be airing 16 all new episodes for season eight of LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT produced by Wolf Films and Universal Cable Productions. LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT was created and executive produced by Emmy Award winning producer Dick Wolf and developed by Rene Balcer. CRIMINAL INTENT veers from the traditional “Law & Order” format by taking viewers into the minds of its criminal while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT premieres Sunday, April 19 at 9/8c

Academy Award and Emmy nominee Jeff Goldblum (“Raines,” “Jurassic Park”) has joined the cast for the season eight and will be playing Zach Nichols, a detective who was born and bred in New York City, particularly the Upper West Side. With a distinctive style and quirkiness, Goldblum has made a name for himself in both movies and television. In 1995, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his live action short film called “Little Surprises,” which he shared with Tikki Goldberg. In 2005, he received an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance as Frank/Scott on the hit series “Will & Grace.” His film credits include “Man of the Year” with Robin Williams, Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou” Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” and “The Lost World,” “Independence Day” with Will Smith, “Nine Months” with Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore, David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” and “The Big Chill” with Glenn Close and Kevin Kline.

Also new to Criminal Intent are Walon Green, Robert Nathan, John David Coles, Michael S. Chernuchin, Andrew Lipsitz and Timothy J. Lea who will be the new production team. Walon Green will serve as executive producer, showrunner and head writer, and Michael S. Chernuchin as co-executive producer for D’Onofrio/Erbe episodes, with John Coles as New York based executive producer and director, and Michael Chernuchin as co-executive producer for the series. Green has executive produced numerous episodes of the original “Law & Order” and several episodes of “ER.” He also has written for “Law & Order,” “ER” and “Conviction.” Coles served as co-executive producer of the FOX series “New Amsterdam” and the CBS series “3lbs.” Chernuchin has produced and written for both “Law & Order,” and “24.”

The producing team for the Goldblum/Nicholson episodes includes Robert Nathan as executive producer, showrunner and head writer. Nathan has been a member of the “Law & Order” family working on both the original and “Special Victims Unit” as co-executive producer. Coles will again serve as New York based executive producer and director, with Andrew Lipsitz (“CSI,” “CSI: NY”) and Timothy J. Lea (“The Riches,” “CSI:NY”) as coexecutive producers.

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT was the top drama series in basic cable prime for 4Q07 and brought new viewers to USA, more than doubling the Thursday 10pm time period audience from the same weeks the prior year. The show boasts an enormously talented cast led by critically acclaimed actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Detective Robert Goren); Kathryn Erbe (Detective Alexandra Eames); Julianne Nicholson (Detective Megan Wheeler) and Eric Bogosian (Captain Danny Ross) and the addition of Jeff Goldblum (Det. ZachNichols).

LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT, Dick Wolf’s third installment of the “Law & Order” brand, follows the Major Case Squad as it investigates high profile cases, usually homicides, such as those involving VIPs, local government officials and employees, the financial industry and the art world. Criminal Intent differs from other series in the “Law & Order” franchise because it gives a great amount of attention to the actions and motives of the criminals, rather than showing (almost exclusively) the police and prosecution’s side of the case.


Cast Biography

Vincent D'Onofrio stars as Detective Robert Goren in season eight of the USA Network original series “LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT,” which premieres Friday, November 7, 2008 at 9/8c.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, D’Onofrio grew up in Hawaii, Colorado and Florida. He eventually returned to New York to study acting at the American Stanislavsky Theatre with Sharon Chatten of the Actors Studio. While honing his craft, he appeared in several films at New York University and worked as a bouncer at dance clubs in the city. In 1984, he became a full-fledged member of the American Stanislavsky Theatre, appearing in “The Petrified Forest,” “Of Mice and Men,” “Sexual Perversity in Chicago” and “The Indian Wants the Bronx.” That same year he made his Broadway debut in “Open Admissions.” He recently starred off-Broadway in Sam Shepard’s “Tooth of Crime (Second Dance).”

D’Onofrio gained attention for his intense and compelling talent on the screen in 1987 with a haunting portrayal of an unstable Vietnam War recruit in Stanley Kubrick’s gritty “Full Metal Jacket.” His other early film appearances include “Mystic Pizza” and “Adventures in Babysitting.” He also executive-produced and portrayed 1960s counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman in the film “Steal This Movie” opposite Janeane Garofalo and starred opposite Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn in the science-fiction noir film “The Cell.” Other film credits include “The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys” opposite Jodie Foster; “The Salton Sea” opposite Val Kilmer; “Impostor” with Gary Sinise; “Chelsea Walls” directed by Ethan Hawke; “Happy Accidents” co-starring Marisa Tomei; Robert Altman’s “The Player,” Joel Schumacher’s “Dying Young;” Tim Burton’s “Ed Wood;” Nancy Savoca’s “Household Saints,” Kathryn Bigalow’s “Strange Days” opposite Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett; Harold Ramis’ “Stuart Saves His Family,” Barry Sonnenfeld’s “Men in Black” opposite Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones; “The Velocity of Gary” opposite Salma Hayek; “The Thirteenth Floor” opposite Craig Bierko; “The Whole Wide World,” which he produced and starred in, opposite Renee Zellweger; and Oliver Stone’s “JFK.” Most recently, D’Onofrio directed, produced and starred in a short film, “Five Minutes, Mr. Welles.”

D’Onofrio received an Emmy® Award nomination in 1998 for his riveting guest appearance in the “Homicide: Life on the Street” episode, “The Subway.”

Away from the set, D’Onofrio enjoys spending time in New York with his family.


Cast Biography

Kathryn Erbe stars as Detective Alexandra Eames in season eight of the USA Network original series “LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT,” which premieres Friday, November 7, 2008 at 9/8c.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Erbe is a veteran of both film and television and has been a working actress since she graduated from New York University in 1989. Erbe’s television credits include playing the infamous death row inmate Shirley Bellenger on the acclaimed HBO series “Oz.” She also appeared on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the miniseries “George Wallace,” Showtime’s original production of “Naked City: Justice with a Bullet,” NBC’s “Another World” and the television movie “Breathing Lessons.” Erbe also gained notice in the 1999 box office hit “Stir of Echoes” opposite Kevin Bacon and “Dream with the Fishes” with David Arquette. Her additional film credits include “Entropy,” “Kiss of Death,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Rich in Love” and “What About Bob?” Most recently, she appeared in the feature film “Speaking of Sex” with Lara Flynn Boyle and Bill Murray.

Before appearing in feature films, Erbe began her career on the stage. She is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has starred in many of their productions, including Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Stella, “Curse of the Starving Class” and “My Thing of Love.” She earned a Tony® Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in “Speed of Darkness.” Erbe is also an active member of the Atlantic Theatre Company.

Erbe currently resides in New York with her two children.


Cast Biography

Jeff Goldblum joins the cast as Detective Zach Nichols in season eight of the USA Network original series LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT premiering on Friday, November 7 at 9/8c.

A career spanning film, television, and theater, Jeff Goldblum is one of the most talented and respected actors of his generation.

Goldblum’s film career began at the age of seventeen, when he moved to New York City to study acting under Sanford Meisner at the Neighborhood Playhouse. In less than a year, Joseph Papp cast him in the Broadway hit, “Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Soon after, he had his first film audition and was cast as the terrifying rapist in "Death Wish." In contrast to that role, the very next week Robert Altman cast Goldblum as the twentyyear- old boy wonder in "California Split," and asked him to play the mysterious biker/magician in "Nashville."

Aside from acting, Goldblum was nominated for an Academy Award for directing the live action short film, "Little Surprises." He served on the jury of The 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

Goldblum’s long list of film credits include roles in some of the highest grossing films of all time, including Steven Spielberg's worldwide box-office success, "Jurassic Park,” and Roland Emmerich’s science fiction thriller, "Independence Day.” Other film credits include “The Lost World: Jurassic Park;” “Holy Man;” “The Prince of Egypt;” Chris Colombus' "Nine Months;” Woody Allen's "Annie Hall;" Lawrence Kasdan’s "The Big Chill;" "Silverado;" "The Fly;" "Deep Cover;" Paul Mazursky's "Next Stop Greenwich Village;" "Remember My Name;" "The Right Stuff;" "Threshold;” “Between The Lines;" "Invasion of the Body Snatchers;" "The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai;" “Into the Night;" and "The Tall Guy.” On television, Goldblum starred in the Showtime original film "Lush Life" with Forest Whitaker and Kathy Baker and in “Man of the Year” with Robin Williams, Christopher Walken and Laura Linney. In 2004, Goldblum starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Life Aquatic” with Bill Murray, Anjelica Huston, Owen Wilson, Willem Dafoe and Cate Blanchett.

Also in 2004, Goldblum received critical attention starring opposite Anthony LaPaglia and Liev Schreiber in Showtime’s “Spinning Boris,” directed by Roger Spottiswoode (“Tomorrow Never Dies). Goldblum starred with Illeana Douglas, Ed Begley Jr. and Moby in a documentary that he also produced, “Pittsburgh,” which premiered at The Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2006. The documentary then premiered on the Starz channel in 2006

In 2003, Goldblum starred in “War Stories,” a compelling two-hour television movie for NBC, about journalists risking their lives while covering conflicts in the Middle East. In 2002, Goldblum starred in MGM’s "Igby Goes Down," opposite Susan Sarandon, Ryan Philippe and Claire Danes. The film was written and directed by Burr Steers, a former acting student of Goldblum’s at Playhouse West.

He also starred in Hal Hartley’s independent film “Fay Grim,” with Parker Posey, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2006 and was screened at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

In 2007, Goldblum returned to series television for the first time since 1980 (“Tenspeed and Brown Shoe”) as the lead in the NBC drama “Raines.” That same year he garnered an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on NBC’s “Will & Grace.” In addition to film and television roles Goldblum previously starred alongside Kevin Spacey in David Mamet’s critically acclaimed play “Speed-the-Plow” at London’s Old Vic Theatre. He dazzled sold-out audiences as Bobby Gould, the marginally less cynical of two contemptuous movie producers. In 2005, Goldblum received critical praise for his return to Broadway, starring in Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman” with Billy Crudup, Zeliko Ivanek and Michael Stuhlberg. He received an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance and was nominated for a Drama Desk and Drama League Award. The play received a Drama Critics Award and was nominated for a Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League Award.

He can next be seen in Paul Schrader’s “Adam Resurrected,” in which he plays Adam, a stage performer who survives the concentration camps during the time of the Holocaust. The film takes place immediately following the fall of Nazi Germany and will be released sometime in 2008.

Goldblum resides in Los Angeles and occasionally plays piano with Peter Weller on trumpet in their live-performing jazz band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra


Cast Biography

Eric Bogosian stars as Captain Danny Ross in season eight of the USA Network original series “LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT,” which premieres Friday, November 7, 2008 at 9/8c.

Bogosian first came to prominence as a monologist, writing and starring in a criticallyacclaimed series of solos for which he won three Obies and a Drama Desk Award: “Funhouse” (also broadcast on PBS), “Drinking in America,” “Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,” “Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.” In addition to their New York runs, he has performed them extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Off-Broadway’s Second Stage Theater recently presented a new production of his play “SubUrbia,” directed by Jo Bonney and last February Tony® Award-winning actor Liev Schreiber starred in a new production of his first play, “Talk Radio.” Directed by Robert Falls, the new production marks Bogosian’s Broadway debut. As an actor on the New York stage, Bogosian received critical acclaim for his performance as Satan in “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.”

He is the author of two novels, “Mall” and “Wasted Beauty,” and is currently at work on his third. Bogosian’s film credits include roles in the films “Heights,” “Wonderland,” “Igby Goes Down,” “Ararat,” “Gossip,” Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry,” “ The Substance of Fire,” “Under Siege II” and “Dolores Claiborne.”

Bogosian’s television credits included a recurring role on “Love Monkey” which starred Tom Cavanagh, as well as guest-starring roles on “Scrubs,” “Third Watch,” “Law & Order,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Crime Story,” “The Twilight Zone” and “Miami Vice.”

He has also co-starred in many films for television, including “Shot in the Heart,” “Blonde,” “A Bright Shining Lie,” “Witch Hunt” and “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial.”

Bogosian lives in New York with his wife, director Jo Bonney, and their two children.


Cast Biography

Julianne Nicholson stars as Detective Megan Wheeler in season eight of the USA Network original series “LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT,” which premieres Friday, November 7, 2008 at 9/8c.

Nicholson was born and raised in Medford, Massachusetts, and following a modeling career in New York and Paris, she landed her first feature film role opposite Michael Caine and James Spader in “Curtain Call.” She later took on what proved to be her breakout roles as the headstrong young feminist in “The Love Letter” with Tom Selleck and Kate Capshaw.

Nicholson’s other feature film credits include “Long Time Since,” with Julian Sands and Paulina Porizkova and Carl Franklin’s “One True Thing,” starring Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger. She also appeared in the independent films “Seeing Other People” (for which she won a Best Actress award at the 2004 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen), “Tully,” which was honored with six Independent Spirit Award nominations (including one for Nicholson as Best Supporting Actress), “Speakeasy,” “Passion of Mind” and “Harvest.” In recent years, Nicholson also has appeared in Nick Hurran’s “Little Black Book” and Bill Condon’s “Kinsey,” with Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. Her recent feature releases include “Two Weeks” with Sally Field and Ben Chaplin, “Flannel Pajamas” with Justin Kirk and “Puccini for Beginners,” written and directed by Maria Maggenti.

Nicholson most recently starred in NBC’s “Conviction.” Other television credits include series regular roles on “Ally McBeal” and “Presidio Med.” Her other credits include a starring role in the television miniseries "Storm of the Century" and guest-starring roles on NBC’s “ER” and “Law & Order.”

She recently wrapped “Brief Interviews with Hideous Men.” The film, written and directed by John Krasinski, stars Nicholson as a graduate student coping with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men, who include Christopher Meloni, Timothy Hutton and Bobby Cannavale.

Her latest project is called “Staten Island,” in which she stars opposite Ethan Hawke and Vincent D’Onofrio. The film was written and directed by James DeMonaco and produced by Luc Besson.

Ready for more adventures with Mary and Marshall? You won't have to wait long... the second season of In Plain Sight begins Sunday, April 19th at 10/9C, right after the season premiere of Law & Order: Criminal Intent!

Transcript of interview with "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" stars



Welcome to witness protection. Now get lost.

IN PLAIN SIGHT, USA Network’s newest original scripted series, starring Mary McCormack, will return for season two on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 10/9c. The series was created and written by David Maples (“Home Improvement,” “Huff”), who serves as executive producer alongside Paul Stupin (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Beautiful People”). IN PLAIN SIGHT was shot entirely on location in and around Albuquerque, NM. Proving again that USA is the home to new hits, IN PLAIN SIGHT was the #1 new original series of the year for both P25-54 (2.66 million) and P18-49 (2.28 million). This is the third year in a row USA has had the #1 new series in these key demos (PSYCH in 2006, BURN NOTICE in 2007). IN PLAIN SIGHT helped drive USA to #1, where it has remained for three consecutive years. The show stars McCormack as Mary Shannon, a U.S. Marshal working in the highly secretive branch of the witness protection program (WITSEC) who relocates Federal Witnesses - many of them who are career criminals, and many who are innocents that had the misfortune of witnessing a crime. They all have one thing in common – someone wants them dead. Mary's job is to see that doesn't happen, while at the same time attempting to manage her own dysfunctional family. IN PLAIN SIGHT also stars Frederick Weller, Lesley Ann Warren, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor, Cristian de la Fuente and Todd Williams. IN PLAIN SIGHT is from Universal Cable Productions. Holly Maples (“The Office”) joins the cast this season in a recurring role as Eleanor, the new administrative assistant, along with Joshua Malina (“The West Wing”) as Peter, an alcoholic in recovery whom Brandi meets at an AA meeting and Laura Prepon (“That 70’s Show”, “October Road”) as Lauren, a woman connected to Mary in an unexpected way. Guest-stars for season two include Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”), Cynthia Watros (“Lost”), David Zayas (“Dexter”), David Denman (“The Office”), Will Estes (“American Dreams”), Jeremy Glazer (“Num3ers”), Sarah Drew (“Mad Men”), Clarke Peters (“Life On Mars”), Kevin Rankin (“Friday Night Lights”), Chris Mulkey (“Saving Grace”), Liza Weil (“Gilmore Girls”), Ellen Hollman (“The O.C.”), John Bishop (“Grey’s Anatomy”) and Ali Marsh (“Law & Order”) as Shelley, the department psychologist sent to perform Mary’s psychological evaluation.


Creator/ Executive Producer/ Writer

David Maples serves as creator/executive producer/writer on the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. Raised in Commack, NY and Wellesley, MA, Emmy Award-winner Maples attended Syracuse University, and then studied acting at The Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner and William Esper. His performing credits include hosting the nationally syndicated Rock Video show “MV3” as well as performing with the Groundling Sunday Company. Maples television writing career began with “Rugrats.” He went on to write for the final season of the Emmy Award winning series “Home Improvement,” where he also wrote and developed comedy for Tim Allen. Maples won two Emmys for writing on the animated series “Teacher’s Pet.” He also wrote and co-produced the first season of “Huff.” David lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Holly Maples, their daughter Joely James and son Will Parker.


Gilted Lily (#201) PREMIERE AIRDATE: 4/19/09 Guest-Star: Andrea Frankle, Darin Heames, Lisa Weil, Ellen Hollman, Will Estes, John Bishop Logline: When a witness turns up dead, Mary ditches administrative leave to solve a 10 Little Indians story— until her own brand of Post-Traumatic-Stress disorders her plan. In My Humboldt Opinion (#202)
AIRDATE: 4/26/09 Logline: When a marijuana mastermind from the NorCal grasslands is unable to testify, without the pot to neutralize his Severe Anxiety Disorder, Mary finds herself in the weeds. A Stand Up Triple (#203)
AIRDATE: 5/3/09 Guest-Star: Cynthia Watros, Joshua Malina Logline: When a hot mom on-the-prowl witness is having problems with her brood, Mary soon finds herself playing babysitter to three difficult kids. Untitled (#205) AIRDATE: 5/10/09 Guest-Stars: Clarke Peters, Chris Mulkey, Cyrus Farmer Logline: When a huge building collapse traps one of Mary’s witnesses under the rubble and out in the open, his injury plays second to the threat of a professional assassin up on the roofs. Aguna Matatala (#206)
AIRDATE: 5/17/09 Guest-Star: Richard Schiff, Joshua Malina, Jeremy Glazer, Sarah Drew, Logline: An Orthodox Jewish witness, whose estranged wife refuses to enter Witsec, soon finds himself being followed by a mysterious man (Schiff) who answers to a higher authority. One Night Stan (#207) AIRDATE: 5/24/09 Guest-Star: Joshua Malina, David Walton, Christine Woods, David Novak, John Wylie, Cliff Deyoung Logline: When Stan’s first witness turns up dead, with his badge amongst the bones, he becomes the Chief suspect - forcing Mary & Marshall to dig deeper into a 20-year old love triangle. Duplicate Bridge (#204)
AIRDATE: 5/31/09 Guest-Stars: Clarke Peters, Chris Mulkey, Cyrus Farmer Logline: When a bridge collapses and plunges many to their death, the victim’s families come after the engineer, who - once in Witsec - attempts to clear his name no matter what the consequence. A Frond in Need (#208)
AIRDATE: 6/7/09 Guest-Star: Laura Prepon, Todd Louiso, Joseph Reitman, Kathleen Wilhoite, Chris Browning Logline: When a series of murders seem to follow a new ex-con witness, including stabbing Mary’s friend, she and Marshall have to figure out if he’s the killer in time to save his next victim. Who's Bugging Mary? (#209)
AIRDATE: 6/14/09 Guest-star: Will McCormick, Tim Kelleher, Matt Timmons, Paul Cassell Logline: When Brandi is arrested by Agent O’Connor for drug trafficking & murder, Mary races to find a way out for Brandi and the sordid motive for his vendetta.


Mary McCormack is Mary Shannon in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. One of today’s boldest and most versatile actresses, McCormack continues to challenge herself with roles that often defy Hollywood standards and bring to light the complex lives of ordinary women. She has shown her immense talent working in film, television, and on stage, and has tackled roles ranging from slapstick comedy to intense drama. McCormack’s breakout performance, opposite Howard Stern in “Private Parts,” won her universal critical acclaim. She followed that film with a highly successful run opposite Alan Cumming as Sally Bowles in the Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall-directed Broadway production of “Cabaret” for the Roundabout Theatre Company. She returned to the Broadway stage this year in “Boeing-Boeing,” starring alongside Christine Baranski, Mark Rylance and Bradley Whitford. Marc Camoletti’s classic sixties comedy earned McCormack a 2008 Tony nomination for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.” McCormack was recently seen in “Right at Your Door,” playing the role of a wife separated from her husband after an attack on Los Angeles contaminates the entire city. In addition, she appeared as a series regular on NBC’s award-winning program “The West Wing” and as a recurring character on the critically acclaimed NBC series, “ER.” Some of McCormack’s additional television and feature credits include the Stephen King thriller “1408,” costarring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; Christopher Guests’ “For Your Consideration;” the Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney HBO political series, “K Street;” as Justine Appleton in Steve Bochco’s “Murder One;” and in the USA Emmy-nominated miniseries, “Traffic,” directed by Stephen Hopkins (“24”). In addition, McCormack has appeared in varied roles in such films as “Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star,” opposite David Spade; “K-PAX,” opposite Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey; “High Heels & Low Lifes,” with Minnie Driver; “Mystery, Alaska,” written by David E. Kelley and starring Russell Crowe; “Other Voices,” with Stockard Channing and Campbell Scott; “The Broken Hearts Club,” opposite John Mahoney and Timothy Olyphant; “The Big Tease,” opposite Craig Ferguson; “Gun Shy,” with Sandra Bullock and Liam Neeson; the Clint Eastwood film “True Crime;” Mimi Leder’s “Deep Impact;” “The Alarmist,” opposite Stanley Tucci; “Father’s Day,” with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal; and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Additional stage credits include the acclaimed London stage production of Neil LaBute’s play “Bash” and the David Warren-directed productions of “My Marriage to Ernest Borgnine” and “A Fair Country.” Born in Plainfield, New Jersey, McCormack is a graduate of Trinity College and resides with her family in Los Angeles.

Cristián de la Fuente is Raphael in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. In the last few years de la Fuente has continued to show his versatility as both a comedic and dramatic actor. He had a recurring role on Lifetime’s “Side Order of Life” and as Aaron the boyfriend of Kyle Lendo on CBS’s “The Class.” He guested on USA’s PSYCH and ABC’s “Brothers and Sisters” and “Ugly Betty.” He was one of the hottest celebrities to perform on season 6 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” He placed third, burning up the television screen with dance partner and two-time winner Cheryl Burke. In 2007, he starred in Univision’s “Como Ama Una Mujer” (How a Women Loves), executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. The five-hour musical, drama, miniseries has some J.Lo autobiographical elements and even though she did not act in the miniseries she appeared at the end of each episode and sang one of her songs from her new album, “Como Ama una Mujer.” de la Fuente was the first male to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan En Espanol, in the November 2006 issue. He was named one of the 50 most beautiful people by People Magazine En Espanol four times and in 1999 in the domestic People. de la Fuente was a series regular on the CBS series “Family Law,” the NBC series “Gated Community” and the UPN show “Bad Girls Guide.” He had recurring roles on UPN’s “One on One,” CBS’s “CSI: Miami” and NBC’s ‘Hidden Hills.” On ABC, he guest starred as Kelly Ripa’s love interest on “Hope and Faith.” He played an AFI agent on “Threat Matrix” and co-starred opposite Kim Delaney in the made for TV movie, “Infidelity.” He was a series lead on the episodic “Reyes Y Rey” for Sony/Telemundo. He executive produced and starred in the foreign film “El Nominado” which was showcased at the New York Latin Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Miami and San Diego Latin Film Festivals where he was named one of the top ten actors to watch. de la Fuente’s first film, “Driven,” where he co-starred opposite Sylvester Stallone, opened number one at the box office. He also starred opposite John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson in the hit movie “Basic” and “Vampiros Los Muertos” opposite Jon Bon Jovi. More recent films include “Once Upon a Wedding” opposite Esai Morales, and “Suenos” opposite John Leguizamo. Fluent in both English and Spanish, de la Fuente is an adventurous spirit and an avid sportsman. He enjoys tennis, boxing, skiing, golfing and weight training. In 1996, he received his pilots’ license. He is a First Lieutenant in the Chilean Air Force Reserve and a member of “Halcones,” the High Aerobatics team. de la Fuente resides in Los Angeles with his wife Angelica Castro and their daughter.

Frederick Weller is Marshall Mann in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. Weller has made many television appearances, including a principal role on the ABC police drama “Missing Persons;” the lead role in the Emmy-nominated ABC miniseries “The Beach Boys” and a principal role in the CBS miniseries “Aftershock,” opposite Jennifer Garner. For the past several years he has spent most of his time working in theater and independent films. Five of the six Broadway productions in which he has appeared have won or been nominated for Tony Awards, and seven of his nine Off-Broadway shows have received nominations at the Obie, Drama Desk or Lucille Lortel Awards. He received an Ensemble Drama Desk Award for his work in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” starring Liev Schreiber; a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for the Off-Broadway production of Neil Labute’s “The Shape of Things;” a Drama Desk Award nomination for his appearance as Shane Mungitt in the Tony Award-winning play “Take Me Out;” another Drama Desk Award nomination for his work in Terrence McNally’s Drama Desk-nominated play “Some Men;” and an Ensemble Obie Award for the Off-Broadway production of “Curtains.” He has originated roles for many of America’s greatest living playwrights, including Edward Albee, Terrence McNally, Richard Greenberg and Neil Labute. Weller has played opposite such actors as Meryl Streep, Kevin Klein, Alan Alda and Stockard Channing. Weller has had leading roles in many successful independent films, including Neil Labute’s “The Shape of Things” with Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz, James Tobak’s “When Will I Be Loved” opposite Neve Campbell and “The Business of Strangers” with Stockard Channing and Julia Stiles.

Lesley Ann Warren is Jinx in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. After winning the Most Promising Newcomer Award as the ingénue lead in “110 In The Shade” on Broadway, Warren found stardom on the small screen as “Cinderella” in the original television version of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic. Warren’s first film was “The Happiest Millionaire” for Disney. Her performance in Blake Edwards’ comic masterpiece “Victor/Victoria” garnered her both an Academy Award and Golden Globe nomination, as well as winning the New York Film Critics Award and a People’s Choice Award. She has also earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role in Alan Rudolph’s “Songwriter,” as well as a second People’s Choice Award for Rudolph’s “Choose Me.” Warren recently appeared in a recurring role on ABC’s hit series “Desperate Housewives” and will be seen in the upcoming Hallmark film "Bound by a Secret." She was recently seen in the feature “10th And Wolf” written and directed by Academy Award winner Bobby Moresco, alongside Val Kilmer, Giovanni Ribisi and Dennis Hopper and has also completed the feature film “Constellation” opposite Zoe Saldana, and Gabrielle Union. She was seen in the hit independent film “Secretary,” co-starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. She also recently starred in Robert Altman’s production of Alan Rudolph’s comedic mystery “Trixie” with Nick Nolte and Emily Watson as well as Steven Soderbergh’s “The Limey” with Terrence Stamp and Peter Fonda. Warren co-starred in the critically acclaimed independent feature “Twin Falls Idaho.” Additional film credits include “Clue,” “Burglar,” with Whoopi Goldberg, “Pure Country,” “Cop” opposite James Woods, “Life Stinks” with Mel Brooks, “Worth Winning,” “The Color of Night” with Bruce Willis and the Sundance favorite “Going All The Way” co-starring Ben Affleck. Warren’s television credits include a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in the miniseries “79 Park Avenue” as well as a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award nomination for her performance in the CBS miniseries “Family Of Spies.” She received Cable Ace nominations for her work in the A & E production for Tennessee Williams’ “27 Wagons Full Of Cotton” and HBO Pictures’ “Baja Oklahoma,” which also earned her another Golden Globe nomination. Further television credits include the NBC telefilm “Evergreen” and the Emmy Award winning TNT miniseries “Joseph” opposite Ben Kingsley. She also played a recurring role opposite Sydney Pollack on NBC’s hit comedy “Will & Grace.”

Nichole Hiltz is Brandi Shannon in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. Hiltz was raised in Hanover, Massachusetts and moved to Boston to pursue acting at the age of 17. After becoming a Farrelly Brothers’ favorite (she was a stand-in for Renee Zelleweger in “Me, Myself and Irene”), she quickly moved to Los Angeles. There she studied her craft acting in commercials and music videos. Hiltz then got cast in a series of feature films starting with “Shallow Hal” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” followed by “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and “Something’s Gotta Give” with Jack Nicholson. This led to guest stars and recurring roles on “The Shield,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Smallville,” “Cold Case,” “The O.C.” and finally a lead in “Strong Medicine: First Response,” a spinoff of the hit Lifetime series, where her role garnered her attention as a woman of courage and conviction for her patients. Dan Akroyd described Hiltz as a mix of “Bill Murray, Punky Brewster and Michelle Pfeiffer all wrapped in one,” who happens to play the drums and kick boxes as well. Hiltz did a three-episode stint on “Desperate Housewives” and her role as Ginny, the pregnant self-proclaimed psychic traveler on FX’s “The Riches” continued to demonstrate her versatility and true emotional depth. Hiltz recently appeared in “Trailer Park of Terror” (based on the cult comic book) at the 2008 Slamdance Film Festival. She was drawn to the lead role of Norma knowing that she could be seen first as a vulnerable, abused teenager, a woman who could take on the world against all odds, and a female wisecracking “Leather Face”-like killer all in the same film.

Paul Ben-Victor is Stan McQueen in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. Ben-Victor has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in film, television and on stage. With roles in numerous HBO series and over 50 films, he has time and again delivered standout performances with his tremendous range of characters. For the past two decades, Ben-Victor has been an actor in demand. On television, he has made a lasting impression with his quiet ruthlessness as the Greek henchman, Spiros Vondas, on the widely acclaimed HBO series “The Wire.” He received critical acclaim for his recurring portrayal of Warner Brothers studio chief, Allen Grey, who’s character arc wrapped last season on HBO’s “Entourage.” Ben-Victor is widely recognized for starring as Special Agent Bobby Hobbes in the international hit series “The Invisible Man,” a role that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Audience Award for Sci Fi. He received critical acclaim across the boards for his vivid portrayal of Moe Howard in the ABC bio-pic “The Three Stooges.” Ben-Victor also recently appeared in a recurring role on the hit comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris” as crazy Coach Thurman. On stage, Ben-Victor completed a successful run of “The Good Steno,” a play he directed, starred in and co-authored with his playwright mother, Leah Kornfeld Friedman. Last year, he starred in the new hit comedy “Sexy Laundry” at the Hayworth Theater in Los Angeles, which opened to rave reviews and lead to a LA Weekly Theater Award nomination. Upcoming feature films include the comedy “Venus & Vegas” and the gripping indie-drama “Anytown” from writer/director Dave Rodriguez.

Todd Williams is Bobby D in the second season of the hit USA Network original series IN PLAIN SIGHT, which premieres Sunday, April 19 at 10/9c. Born and raised in New York City, Williams began the pursuit of his acting career straight out of high school. Concerned about having a backup plan, he opted to earn a degree in communications while continuing to audition. Not happy with his initial selection of major, he chose to explore another artistic passion of his and went on to study Music Business at New York University. Still not satisfied, Williams subsequently left NYU to focus on his acting career full time. After booking several national commercial and voice-over spots, he made his film debut starring opposite Kerry Washington in the critically acclaimed feature “Lift.” Multiple television appearances followed on shows including “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “The Twilight Zone.” In 2004, while recurring on “Third Watch,” Williams landed a role starring alongside Michael Madsen in the highly praised ESPN original series “Tilt.” After moving to Los Angeles in 2005, he hit the ground running and secured numerous guest leads on such series as “CSI,” “CSI: Miami” and the CW's “The Game.” In addition, he landed another lead role starring with Anthony Anderson in “The Last Stand.”

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