Thursday nights at 10 p.m. used to be the crown jewel of the NBC prime-time schedule — the home of such TV classics as “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law” and “ER.” But ever since the latter ended its run in 2009, the slot has been the place where shows go to die. NBC is hoping to reverse its luck with “Hannibal,” which debuted last week, but in the meantime, here are five shows that made Thursday at 10 the equivalent of TV’s Bermuda Triangle.
v “The Jay Leno Show” (September 2009-February 2010): When NBC eased Leno out of his familiar “Tonight Show” role in favor of Conan O’Brien, they gave him a five-nights-a-week 10 p.m. show. Viewers didn’t watch Thursday night. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, either. (And on March 1, 2010, Leno returned to “Tonight.”)
v “Prime Suspect” (September 2011- January 2012): Maria Bello starred in this New York-set adaptation of the acclaimed British police procedural.
v “The Firm” (January-February 2012): Josh Lucas starred in this “update” of the Josh Grisham legal drama, which had been a hit movie in 1993.
v “Awake” (March-May 2012): Even if viewers didn’t tune in, at least many critics praised this drama about a detective (Jason Isaacs) who lives in two separate realities. In one, his wife survived a car accident, but his son died; in the other, their fates were reversed.
v “Do No Harm” (January-February 2013): Steven Pasquale starred in this drama about a Jekyll/Hyde neurosurgeon. It was pulled after two episodes.
“ready for love” (9:01 P.M., NBC): Ready or not, here comes “Ready for Love.” It’s a new dating show that’s executive- produced by Eva Longoria and has three bachelors searching for their perfect mate with the help of a relationship expert.
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Auditions set for roles in film
Auditions for roles in a feature film from Marvel Entertainment will take place Wednesday at the Halle Building (third floor), 1228 Euclid Ave., downtown (enter on Huron Street). Speaking roles include a military sergeant (black male, 30s or 40s, preferably with military experience); a military police officer (any ethnicity, 28-40); and a very thin white male (18-22, roughly 5-foot-8).
For a free, updated headshot and resume to bring to audition, call Lemodeln Model and Talent Agency of Boardman at 330-758-4417.
Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls show
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday for the June 29 Matchbox Twenty-Goo Goo Dolls concert at First Niagara Pavilion near Burgettstown. Prices range from $89 to $19. To purchase, go to livenation.com, any Ticketmaster outlet, or call 800-745-3000.
Kid Rock, ZZ Top at First Niagara
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000 for the Kid Rock-ZZ Top-Uncle Cracker concert Sept. 7 at First Niagara Pavilion. Prices start at $20.