News 2002


October 5, 2002 - Kyle will be appearing on CBS's new drama "Without A Trace" on Thursday, Oct. 10th. Check your local listings for times and check back here on Friday morning for screencaps of the episode. There has still not been any news of when "A Wrinkle In Time" is scheduled. Looking at ABC's Wonderful World of Disney line-up for October and November it doesn't seem to be listed. Why all the delay and mystery?

August 27, 2002 - It's been a long, slow summer with no news of any upcoming projects for Mr. Secor. Mention of his upcoming miniseries "A Wrinkle In Time" from Zap2it.

May 27, 2002 - Articles about the demise of "Philly" from Zap2it and others, here, here, here, here, herehere, and here.  

May 14, 2002 - Official word from ABC at Zap2it. "Philly" is not returning to the fall lineup. It has been cancelled.

May 13, 2002 - has news that "Philly" is one of the shows that will be announced as officially cancelled this week during ABC's turn at the Up Fronts.

May 12, 2002 - The schedule at TV Now shows "Philly" returning to ABC in it's usual time and night on May 28th for the airing of episode #22 "Mojo Rising" Wednesday May 15th is the day that ABC will make their official announcement of next year's schedule and the ultimate fate of "Philly" Will post here as soon as we hear. Article about shows on the bubble including mention of "Philly" from the Los Angeles Times.

May 6, 2002 Articles from The Cincinnati Enquirer and USA Today speculating on the future of "Philly"

April 23, 2002 Link to info on tonight's "Philly" from The Washington Post and mention of Kyle in this weeks Zap2it's The TV Gal column.

April 16, 2002  Information on tonight's episode of "Philly"  - "San Diego Padre" - from The Washington Post and Zap2it.

April 13, 2002 From Electronic Media comes speculation on the future of "Philly" towards the bottom of the article. Washington Post article about the sudden departure of "The Court" from "Philly's" timeslot. 

April 9, 2002 Three articles about the early return of "Philly" to ABC's line up and the possibilities of renewal for next fall by The Washington Post, Zap2it and The Futon Critic. "Philly" returns next Tuesday, April 16th instead of the earlier announced April 30th.

February 27, 2002 Article from Zap2it website about the possible future of "Philly" with quotes from Stephen Bochco.

February 26, 2002 Synopsis of tonight's episode of "Philly" from the Washington Post. Kyle actually has more than 20 seconds on screen this week.

February 5th, 2002 Mention of tonight's episode of "Philly" from the Washington Post. Be sure to join us tomorrow evening at 10 Est. at the Bochcos Philly Yahoo Club for a live chat and discussion of "Meat Me In Philly".

January 31, 2002 Link to the Futon Critic's page about "Philly" and long list of links to Variety articles on the show.

January 23, 2002 Article in the Philadelphia Daily News with a mention of "Philly" and Kyle's role as Daniel Cavanaugh.

January 19, 2002 A small article from "Entertainment Weekly" about the upcoming "Wrinkle In Time" with a rather nice photograph.

January 16, 2002 Links to the Overnight Ratings for "Philly" and a transcription of the piece that ran on "Entertainment Tonight" on the show.

January 15, 2002 Tonight's "Philly" episode "Ripley, Believe It or Not" preview at The Washington Post

January 13, 2002 News from the Pasadena Press Tour about "Philly" From Zap2it.

ABC Picks Up 'Alias,' Two Comedies for 2002-03 Season
Sun, Jan 13, 2002 01:15 PM PDT

LOS ANGELES ( - ABC announced Sunday (Jan. 13) that they
have given full season orders for the 2002 season to their freshman
drama "Alias," freshman comedy "According to Jim" and sophomore
comedy "My Wife and Kids."

"They have earned our vote of confidence," says Susan Lyne, who was
named President of ABC Entertainment on Monday.

The family comedy "My Wife and Kids" is ABC's No. 1 comedy in Adults
18-49 and Adults 18-34, while the flashy spy drama "Alias" is the
second-highest-rated new drama of the season among Adults 18-49.

While no announcement was made concerning the Steven Bochco legal
drama "Philly," the network expressed pleasure in the way the show
has performed and grown creatively this season.

January 10th, 2002 Found a few older articles about "Philly", "Beat" and "A Wrinkle In Time" From the KylePhiles list here is a link to a trailer for "A Wrinkle In Time"

January 9th, 2002 Ratings for last night's "Philly" at Zap2it

Correction to the "Entertainment Tonight" info. Clips from the episode, "Ripley, Believe It or Not" will be shown, not an actual segment on the filming of "Philly".

January 8th, 2002 - Read what tonight's episode of "Philly" is about at Zap2it and the Washington Post's websites.  

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the show "Entertainment Tonight" because news came this week from the Jamie Denton Yahoo Club (he plays Judge Augustus Ripley) that the Entertainment Tonight crew was on set filming a segment on "Philly" during the filming of the episode "Ripley Believe It or Not" that airs on January 15th. No word if there will be any Kyle in the segment but it's a possibility considering that it is rumored that Ripley and Kathleen become romantically involved and that will probably not sit well with the ex-Mr. Kathleen - Dan Cavanaugh.

Today marks the 5th anniversary of the founding of the Kyle Philes list, that wonderful source of all information Kyle-related. Be sure to take a look at the archives from the first two years of the list 1997 and 1998.

January 6th, 2002 - Below are a few articles from November that turned up on the Kyle Philes list about the improvement on "Philly". You can vote for "Philly" and sound off on the reasons you like it or loath is at the new Save That Show website. Once again Zap2it's "The TV Gal" has chosen Kyle as a man she would run off with gladly. Smart girl, good taste.

Published Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, in the San Jose Mercury News


There are some very good reasons why "Philly" (10 p.m. Tuesday, Ch.
7), Steven Bochco's new court drama, has been losing its weekly
ratings battle with "Judging Amy." Its first episode was promising,
but way too far over the top; the next few shows were weak to
mediocre. But in recent weeks, "Philly" has been finding its voice
and displaying a surer sense of what it wants to be. In fact, its
season high point comes this Tuesday with a snappy outing that
includes guest star Veronica Hamel. The "Hill Street Blues" veteran
continue on a recurring basis as a lusty judge. At the very least,
"Philly" is worth revisiting for the fine performances by Kim Delaney
as a single mom-attorney, Kyle Secor as her ex-husband and Rick
Hoffman as a much put-upon assistant D.A.

ABC's 'Philly' may deserve second look

Philadelphia Daily News

ABC is moving heaven, earth and "NYPD Blue" to try to save its new
Steven Bochco drama "Philly."

It won't be easy -- for the season to date, "Philly's" averaging 10.2
million viewers, trailing both CBS' "Judging Amy," which reaches 15.9
million and "Dateline NBC," with 11.8 million. Ten million might still
sound like a lot, but that's in a slot where "NYPD Blue," in its
eighth and lowest-rated season, was averaging 14 million.

Even with "Blue" as its new lead-in, "Philly's" fighting an uphill
battle trying to lure more people to a show most critics wrote off
months ago.

I hope it succeeds.

I cared much less two months ago, but after a shaky beginning full of
Bochco-esque tics -- a lawyer exposing her breasts in a courtroom,
two others going at it like rabbits on a conference table in City Hall
-- "Philly's" grown on me.

There are also signs that Philly -- the real one -- is growing on the
show's producers.

The set-in-Philadelphia legal drama, which stars Roxborough's Kim
Delaney as defense attorney Kathleen Maguire, is still largely shot on
a Culver City, Calif., soundstage, but the show's obviously making an
effort to get beyond a few exteriors shot on location. In exploring
such quaint local customs as the use of "street money" in judicial
elections, it's taking viewers to a place that couldn't possibly be
the locale for "The Practice."

Not that it's a documentary or anything.

In tonight's episode, Kathleen's threatened by one of her own clients,
and she ends up having to throw herself on the mercy of her
assistant DA of an ex-husband (Kyle Secor) to keep their son safe.

Don't you hate it when that happens?

It wouldn't be a Bochco show without gratuitous sex, and this week's
dose is delivered by Delaney's co-star, Tom Everett Scott, who's
representing a woman who may or may not have dispatched her
husband from their apartment balcony during what otherwise might
have been considered an intimate moment.

Scott's not bad as Kathleen's rogueish partner, who's not so much
interested in crossing the line as moving it from place to place, but
other than Delaney herself, who's crying less and smiling more, my
favorite character is sad-sack prosecutor Terry Loomis (Rick
Hoffman), the guy who's never going to get the girl but at least
knows how to grab her attention.

Secor's also terrific as Kathleen's hard-edged ex, managing to make
the character more accessible while not really softening him, much
less making him likable.

The show that's getting killed in its time slot every week is in many
ways better than the one a lot of you watched -- and abandoned --
in September.

It wouldn't hurt to give it a second look

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