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'Major Crimes' Star Phillip Keene Takes Us on 'The Pan Am Experience'

February 12th, 2013 10:40am EST
Phillip Keene
Before Phillip Keene was Buzz Watson on TNT's Major Crimes, he was flying for legendary airline Pan Am - and now he's giving people the opportunity to explore the company's rich history, by partnering with the folks at Palm Springs Modernism Week to host an exhibition from his private collection of memorabilia. It's a great event for aviation and history buffs alike, and BFTV recently checked in with Phillip to get the scoop on how it came to be, and how he left the friendly skies for acting.

"I worked for Pan Am for four years. I was hired by them in 1987 and started flying in 1988 right ...

Kearran Giovanni Talks 'Major Crimes,' Being on Stage With Hugh Jackman

August 27th, 2012 12:10pm EDT
Kearran Giovanni
Two weeks ago, TNT premiered Major Crimes, its spinoff from The Closer and starring much of the same cast. One of the new arrivals is actress Kearran Giovanni, who recently spoke with me about joining a show within an established universe, how she sees the character of Amy Sykes, and her background working on Broadway with Hugh Jackman.

Giovanni wasn't familiar with The Closer when the opportunity to audition for Major Crimes came to her. "I had watched it a couple of times," she said. "When I was auditioning for the show I obviously sat and did a lot of homework, just getting a feel for...

TV Ratings: 'The Closer' Rocks It In Finale

August 23rd, 2012 9:28am EDT
'The Closer'
Without the Olympics to entertain us, viewers turned to cable last week. While shows like ‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC topped the chart, the finale of ‘The Closer’ closed out its run with over 9 million viewers, and would have placed third on the overall charts. Its spinoff, ‘Major Crimes,’ had a good debut with 7.2 million.

Otherwise, it was business as usual. ‘The Big Bang Theory' was the top scripted program with 8 million viewers, good for 4th place. And Gordon Ramsey’s new reality series, ‘Hotel Hell,’ attracted 5.1 million viewers, typical of his other programs. It narrowly missed o...

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