Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


McDonough’s Next Job is ‘Priest’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

neal.jpg
When I posted the news regarding actor Neal McDonough’s firing from ABC’s drama “Scoundrels” – allegedly for not doing a sex scene- I predicted that the controversy would help his career and Idol Chatter readers had a lot of opinions about the topic. However,it seems I was right because one of my favorite Hollywood insiders – Nikki FInke – reports that McDonough is developing a series for Starz called ” Vigilante Priest.”
The premise is that McDonough will play an ex-cop turned priest who wants to clean up crime in L.A.. McDonough will develop it with the help of some former “Law and Order ” folks and will be listed as a co-creator so it seems McDonough is making sure he will have control of the material he is acting in this time.
However, I can’t help but reflect on how drama series about priests have not had a great track record in the past so I wonder how this will be received. Then again, as I said in my previous post, McDonough seems to be shrewedly attempting to gain grassroots support as an actor for his moral stance and is possibly hoping it will help with future projects like this one.
So will you tune in as a show of support for McDonough?



  • Fatima

    He’s OK. I only seen him in ensemble pieces like Band of Brothers, or playing the bad guy in Timeline. I think the network saw an actor who didn’t fit the show. The man has rarely carried a series and I think the sex scene is an angle.
    However if he was fired due to a sex scene, why is developing a series for Starz? This is the same network producing Spartacus: Blood and Sand making 300, Rome, and True Blood look like Disney films by comparison.

Previous Posts

'Left Behind' is Fast Approaching
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrXe8YDbzYs[/youtube] Many are getting excited as “Left Behind” is fast approaching theaters on Oct. 1 based on the best-selling books by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. The film stars Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Jordan Sparks, and Lea Thompson

posted 4:18:05pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Documentary ‘The Boomer List’ Highlights American Achievements
19 American luminaries of the baby boom years (1946-1964) share their personal stories and achievements in the inspiring documentary, The Boomer List. Part of the American Masters series on PBS, The Boomer List invites viewers into the lives of a generation that were present during poignant momen

posted 12:37:10pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

Tim Tebow Signs On To Inspire With GMA
Doesn't look like Tim Tebow will be returning to the NFL anytime soon. ABC released a press releasing stating that starting Monday, September 15th Tebow will launch the program's "Motivate Me Monday" series. The program will highlight amazing people and their inspirational stories of triumph and ove

posted 8:33:58am Sep. 12, 2014 | read full post »

What Does Oprah Know For Sure?
Oprah Winfrey has become more than just a successful talk-show host, she is a legendary figure that everyone admires. Her heartfelt words of wisdom are felt within every interview and her mission statements are clear no matter what charity she is involved in. The one question that baffled even Opr

posted 10:07:15am Sep. 11, 2014 | read full post »

Exclusive Trailer of The Good Lie
The Good Lie is a movie about the human spirit. Faith helps the Sudan refugees forge past the challenges that they are facing on their journey and provides them with the hope necessary to move forward. Reese Witherspoon plays Carrie Davis, an agent for an employment agency, who is assisting the Suda

posted 4:20:27pm Sep. 10, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.