'Gotham' Casts One of TV's Most Lethal Show Killers as James Gordon's Partner

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'Gotham' Casts One of TV's Most Lethal Show Killers as James Gordon's Partner

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | February 12, 2014 | Comments ()

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As rumors had predicted, Donal Logue (talk about someone who should be on more magazine covers) has officially been cast in DC’s Batman prequel, Gotham. He’ll play Det. Harvey Bullock, the partner of Ben McKenzei’s James Gordon (see the rest of the cast here).

The bad news is that, as fantastic as Logue is, he’s also a lethal show killer. He basically the male Summer Glau. Consider the following cancelled too soon shows: Knights of Prosperity, Life, Terriers, and Copper (OK. That last one was justly cancelled). He’s a regular in season two of Vikings, too, which does not bode well for a third season.

Still, we’ll take all the Logue that the television gods offer us, but the old school among us will always remember him best as Jimmy the Cab Driver.

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  • Mentalcase

    My buddy and me thought those Jimmy the Cab Driver promos where the greatest things around at the time. We were correct.

  • kimk

    Ah, the good old days when MTV was only 70% horrible instead of 100% horrible.

    "Terriers" cancellation still hurts.

  • lmtj

    I always forget about him "Jimmy the Cab Driver" no matter how many times I'm reminded. DL looks the same now as he did then(w/o greasy hair and glasses). He's permanently been about 35 for 20 years now. In 2034, yep, 35 still.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    He's just too good for TV. Get him more movie roles!

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    For the record, he didn't kill Life. Life was way too quirky for the police procedural audience to know what to do with, and came around slightly too early-- the networks hadn't yet fully realized that their new numbers were now single digit millions no matter what.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I LOVE Summer Glau, but even I bristle when the amazing Logue is compared to her. He's so damn talented. She's...Summer Glau.

  • Blake Shrapnel

    No! I need him unencumbered to play Scotty Bennett in the Blood's A Rover movie that I'm casting in my head.

  • Grounded for Life ran for 4 seasons, I think. As well it should have. Good scripts, quirky format--most events told in flashback, some quite unreliable but all reliably hilarious--good acting, biting humor, working class Irish family dynamics.. Good stuff.

  • Sons of Anarchy survived his presence.

  • Guest

    But should it have?

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