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The fifth of the movies starring Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone arrives on CBS on March 1. Detailed announcement after the jump. I have some hope for the project, considering how good the preceding movies have been -- and how well Selleck has done as Stone.
JESSE STONE: THIN ICE, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Tom Selleck ("Magnum P.I.") will be broadcast Sunday, March 1 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Selleck reprises his role as Jesse Stone in the fifth installment of the Jesse Stone franchise from Sony Pictures Television, which includes "Stone Cold," "Jesse Stone: Night Passage," "Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise," and "Jesse Stone: Sea Change," the picture for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination. The movies are based on the best-selling series of books by Robert B. Parker.
In JESSE STONE: THIN ICE, Paradise, Mass. Police Chief Jesse Stone finds himself in trouble with the Town Council when he inadvertently becomes involved in a shoot-out on a Boston street. His friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, is seriously wounded and Jesse comes under investigation by the Boston Police Department's Internal Affairs Division, which causes him to be away from Paradise for extended periods of time.
Jesse further alienates the Council by firing the Paradise Police Department's most prodigious ticket writer, resulting in a considerable loss of revenue for the town. His issues with the Council are further exacerbated when a celebrated out-of-towner shows up in Paradise in search of her missing child, and Jesse agrees to take her case. His continued defiance of the Council's wishes now begins to jeopardize his very job.
Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Kathy Baker ("Picket Fences") and Kohl Sudduth reprise their roles as the only police officers in Paradise. Stephen McHattie reprises his role as State Homicide Commander Healy, as does William Devane as Jesse's psychiatrist, Dr. Dix. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Camryn Manheim ("The Practice," "Ghost Whisperer") joins the cast as Elizabeth Blue, a desperate woman in search of her child, along with Emmy winner Joanna Miles ("The Glass Menagerie") as a woman in Paradise who helps Jesse with his search for the missing child and Leslie Hope ("24"), who stars as a beguiling and attractive internal affairs investigator.
Tom Selleck received an Emmy nomination for his role in "Jesse Stone: Sea Change." Selleck won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his starring role as Thomas Magnum on the CBS series "Magnum, P.I." His other television credits include "Las Vegas," "Boston Legal," a recurring role on the series "Friends," for which he earned an Emmy Award nomination, the four-hour mini-series "Scott Turow's Reversible Errors," on the Network, and the television movies "Ike: Countdown to D-Day," "Monte Walsh," "Louis L'Amour's Crossfire Trail," "Running Mates," "Broken Trust," "Ruby Jean and Joe" and "Last Stand at Saber River." His feature film credits include "In and Out," "Three Men and a Baby," "Three Men and a Little Lady," "The Love Letter," "Mr. Baseball," "Folks," "Quigley Down Under," "An Innocent Man," "Her Alibi," "Runaway" and "The High Road to China."
Kohl Sudduth appeared in the television series "Grosse Pointe," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Sex and the City." His feature film credits include "The Banger Sisters," "Road Trip," "Bowfinger" and "Rounders."
Stephen McHattie's feature film credits include the upcoming film "Watchmen," "A History of Violence" and "Secretary." His numerous television credits include the series "Walker, Texas Ranger," "Beauty and the Beast," "Kojak," all on the Network, and "Seinfeld."
Kathy Baker won three Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a SAG Award for her starring role in the in the critically acclaimed series "Picket Fences," on the Network. Her additional television credits include guest starring roles on "Touched By An Angel," on the Network, and "Boston Public," which earned her additional Emmy Award nominations, "Chicago Hope," also on the Network, "Nip/Tuck," "Gilmore Girls," "Medium," The Cleaner" and "Grey's Anatomy." Her film credits include "Last Chance Harvey," "The Jane Austen Book Club," "13 Going on 30," "Cold Mountain," "Inventing the Abbots" and "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday."
William Devane, an Emmy Award and Golden Award nominated actor, was recently in the television series "What About Brian," "Crumbs" and "24." His additional television credits include "Stargate SG-1," "The West Wing," "The Monroes," as well as "Early Edition" and "Knots Landing," on the Network. His television movie credits include "Monte Walsh,"
"Miracle on the Mountain: The Kincaid Family Story," on the Network, "Virus" and "The Preppie Murder." His feature film credits include "Space Cowboys," "Payback," "Marathon Man," "Yanks" and "Family Plots."
Camryn Manheim won both the Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award for her role as Ellenor Frutt in the drama series "The Practice." She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Gladys Presley in the mini-series "Elvis," on the Network. Manheim currently stars on "Ghost Whisperer," on the Network. Her other television credits include the series "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men" and "Chicago Hope," all on CBS, "The L Word," "Will & Grace," "Ally McBeal" and "Gideon's Crossing." Her feature film credits include "An Unfinished Life," "Dark Water," "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School," "Scary Movie 3," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Happiness" and "The Road to Wellville." She recently completed shooting "Slipstream," a film written and directed by Anthony Hopkins. Manheim's long list of additional theater credits includes "Romeo & Juliet," "Missing Persons," for which she won an Obie Award, and her one-woman show, "Wake Up, I'm Fat!," which was also a New York Times best-selling book.
Leslie Hope appeared in the television series "Runaway," "Commander in Chief," "Everwood," "House," "24," "Private Practice," "Runaway" as well as "The Mentalist," "Knots Landing," "Chicago Hope," "The District," "Early Edition," "Judging Amy" and "CSI: Miami," on the Network."
Joanna Miles won two Emmy Awards for her role in "The Glass Menagerie." Her television credits include "Judging Amy," "Family Law," "Chicago Hope" and "Dallas" on the Network. Her additional credits include "ER," Strong Medicine," St Elsewhere," "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Cagney & Lacey."
JESSE STONE: THIN ICE was produced by TWS Productions II and Brandman Productions, Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Emmy Award nominee Michael Brandman ("The Heidi Chronicles" and "Into the Woods") and Tom Selleck are the executive producers; Emmy Award nominee Steven Brandman ("The Heidi Chronicles") is the producer. Emmy Award nominee Robert Harmon ("Ike: Countdown to D-Day" and "Gotti," as well as the three previous Jesse Stone movies) directed from a script by Ronni Kern ("Helen of Troy"), Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck.