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Last Updated: 11 January 2002


"The Sentinel" returns to French and German television

Richard's "Viper" episodes airing on SciFi Channel

Richard's last episode of "24" coming up -- possibly January 15th at 9pm ET/PT

**UPDATE** Richard's work on indie feature film "Wheelmen" finished; movie to open Spring 2002

**NEW PROJECT** -- Richard to join Lisa Kudrow on stage in "Johnny On The Spot"

"The District" -- airing on VOX Wednesdays at 21:10

Write to Richard through the RBFC

"The Sentinel" still on US Sci-Fi Channel hiatus

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RB as Jim Ellison[01/11/02] *** "The Sentinel" returns to French television  -- Monday to Friday (or Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at 18:55 (6:55pm) on France's M6.*** French viewers will be able to catch Richard as Detective Jim Ellison now that "The Sentinel" has returned to French television.

Check your local listings for schedule information and episode names, or visit the M6 website's schedule search page at http://programmestv.m6net.fr/soc3/partners/m6net/searchresults.jsp?searchtext=Burgi&startdate=allWeek

[01/11/02] *** "The Sentinel" scheduled to return to Germany's Kabel1 this coming June. *** As Kabel1 is not "pay tv," anyone in Europe with a satellite dish will be able to watch the show.  Note: "The Sentinel" is dubbed into German for the Kabel1 broadcast.

(Thanks to Christine and Steffi for the European "Sentinel" information)


RB as Lane Cassidy [01/11/02]*** "Viper" episode "The Scoop" to air on SciFi January 16th at 11:00am ET *** -- Catch Richard as suave, sophisticated, and ruthless Metro City crime lord, Lane Cassidy, when the SciFi Channel airs the fourth of his first-season "Viper" episodes.

One by one, members of Cassidy's organization -- or supporters of Cassidy himself -- are falling victim to an assassin. Each time, Cassidy gets a letter from the killer, whose final target is none other than Cassidy himself. Joe Astor (James McCaffrey) and the Defender team must come to the rescue of their greatest adversary -- Lane Cassidy.

(Thanks to Tamy and Timarie for the information, and to Steffi for the image)


RB as Alan York[01/11/02]  *** FOX's critically-acclaimed "Twenty Four" now airing Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET/PT ***   Catch Richard's last episode in the hot new Fall 2001 FOX drama Tuesday, January 15th and Friday, January 18th. Richard plays Kevin, a murderous imposter pretending to be Alan York, divorced father of a wayward -- and missing -- teenage daughter.  Based on what Richard has told us, we assume this will be the final appearance of Kevin in "24."

**NOTE** -- FOX is currently airing each episode of "Twenty Four" twice a week, with the encores airing either Friday or Saturday evenings at 9pm ET/PT. Check your local listings for exact times and dates!

ALSO NOTE: The FOX subsidiary FX Network is also encoring "Twenty Four," on Sunday and Monday nights.

Richard's episodes so far...

  • "Midnight - 1:00 AM"  -- episode 1.01 -- aired November 6th 2001 at 9pm ET/PT (encore Fri, 11/ 9)
  • "1:00 AM - 2:00 AM" -- episode 1.02 -- aired November 13th 2001 at 9pm ET/PT (encore Fri, 11/16 @ 9pm)
  • "2:00 AM - 3:00 AM" -- episode 1.03 -- aired November 20th 2001 at 9pm ET/PT (encore Sat, 11/24 @ 9pm)
  • "3:00 AM - 4:00 AM" -- episode 1.04 -- aired November 27th 2001 at 9pm ET/PT
  • "4:00 AM - 5:00 AM" -- episode 1.05 -- aired December 11th 2001 at 9pm ET/PT (encore Fri, 12/14 @ 9pm)
  • "5:00 AM - 6:00 AM" -- episode 1.06 -- aired December 18th 2001 at 9pm ET/PT
  • "6:00 AM - 7:00 AM" -- episode 1.07 -- aired January 8th 2002 at 9pm ET/PT (encore Fri, 01/11 @ 9pm)
Richard's final episode...
  • "7:00 AM - 8:00 AM" -- episode 1.08 -- airs January 15th 2002 at 9pm ET/PT (encore Fri, 01/18 @ 9pm)
Series lead Kiefer Sutherland plays the part of CIA Counter Intelligence Unit agent Jack Bauer, who has 24 hours to stop an assassination attempt on Presidential nominee David Palmer (Dennis Haysbert), while Richard's Alan York -- aided by Bauer's wife Teri (Leslie Hope) -- searches for their two missing daughters, Janet and Kim (Elisha Cuthbert).  (The girls, best friends, have been abducted). The series will build to its climactic finale in episode 24 -- "zero hour," so to speak.

FOX has now ordered the full season's worth of episodes of "Twenty Four," which adds eleven more episodes to the thirteen originally ordered and filmed.

To visit the FOX website and learn more about the Fall 2001 season, go to www.fox.com; for more detailed information on "Twenty Four," visit FOX's page at www.fox.com/24/

(Thanks to Becky for the "24" images)



[01/11/02] *** "Wheelmen" update *** --  Richard's work on "Wheelmen" was finished in time for the holidays, leaving only the post-production work to be completed. According to an article in the February issue (# 87) of the magazine SFX, "Wheelmen" is due to open late Spring 2002.

According to the article, Richard and costar William Gregory Lee play drivers for an LA-based limo service. Rainn Wilson's character -- a former Secret Service agent -- tells them of a plot to assassinate the Vice President to keep him from casting a critical vote. Burgi, Lee, et al have to evade the bad guys and get back to save the day.

(Thanks to Tamy for the information on the SFX article)

To learn more about "Wheelmen" from the viewpoint of Richard's stand-in, Eric Prescott, visit the suite101 website to read "Standing In," an online article by Prescott dated October 17th.

The article URL is: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/10148/82721

(Thanks to MJ for the article URL)

[11/15/01] *** Richard's feature film, "Wheelmen," is now in production ***  -- Richard  recently started work on the indie feature film "Wheelmen."  Lexi Alexander, one of the film's producers, very kindly shared some of the production basics with us. Richard is playing Nick Torino --  a "former hotshot ambulance driver who teams up with a group of eclectic L.A. limo drivers to prevent a kidnapping attempt of the Vice President."

According to Alexander, "Richard's love interest will be played by Erin Daniels, who just finished starring in Robin Williams' new movie 'One Hour Photo.' The movie also stars William Gregory Lee (Dark Angel), Rainn Wilson (Almost Famous, America's Sweethearts, Galaxy Quest), Jason Kravits (The Practice), and many more recognizable names."

Also joining the cast of "Wheelmen" are James Avery (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), Elya Baskin (13 Days, Air Force One), Michael Fairman (13 Days, Forces of Nature), Desmond Askew (Go), Dwight Ensell (Chasing Amy), and Eileen Grubba (Rats), with a possible cameo by Dougie Brimson.
 
RB's Wheelmen castmates
  • Desmond Askew
  • James Avery
  • Elya Baskin
  • Erin Daniels
  • Michael Fairman
  • Eileen Grubba
  • Jason Kravits
  • William Gregory Lee

The director, Dirk Hagen, and the producers are said to be "very excited to have Richard on board" the production.

We will, of course, update this information as soon as we learn further details.

(Thanks to Lexi Alexander for the "Wheelmen" information!)


Elaine and Ben chat on the porch [01/11/02]*** Richard's "Seinfeld" to air in the UK -- Tuesday, January 22nd at 18:30 and later at 0:35 *** UK viewers can catch Richard in his "Seinfeld" episode, "The Hamptons," on the Paramount Comedy Channel.

Richard plays "Doctor Ben," the family pediatrician. When Ben describes Elaine (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) as "breathtaking," she is quite flattered -- until she hears him describe their hosts' new, and horrifyingly ugly, baby as "breathtaking."

(Thanks to Steffi for the screen-grab and to Linda for the schedule info)


[10/29/01] *** Richard to join "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow on the stage *** -- Richard will appear with Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe on NBC's long-running hit sitcom "Friends") in the play "Johnny On The Spot."  At present, we have no details on his character or the theme of the play. More information as we receive it!


RB as Captain Hunter

[01/011/02]**Latest "District" News** -- "The District's" Fall 2001 season is now airing on CBS.

To our knowledge, As of this date -- January 9th -- the producers of "The District" have not written Richard's Captain Vincent Hunter into any of the Fall 2001 season's episodes.  This may change as the season progresses and later scripts are written and cast.



Page and Hunter on the job[01/11/02]*** "The District" is now airing on German TV  -- Wednesdays at 21:10pm on VOX ***  -- "The District" will remain in that timeslot throughout its run.  Thus far, VOX has bought 23 episodes (the first season) which will be dubbed into German and titled "The District - Einsatz in Washington."

Richard's last episodes have yet to be broadcast; "D.C. Strangler" aired right before Christmas.

Though VOX is private TV, it should be available "free and clear" throughout Europe, even though dubbed into German.  Those with satellite systems can tune in using the following coordinates:

ASTRA reception area Transponder 89 (27500,3/4) ASTRA-1H
Free General Entertainment German 12.1875 GHz / H 19.2 degrees E

ASTRA reception area Transponder 05 (,) ASTRA-1F
Free General Entertainment German 11.27325 GHz / H 19.2 degrees E

(Thanks to Steffi for the scheduling information)



This would be a great time to send CBS some feedback on "The District" and Captain Hunter -- let them know you enjoyed seeing Richard on their show last season and want to see more of him in the Fall 2001 season.  Simply visit the CBS website's "District" page and use the feedback link, or send a "paper mail" message to "The District" through their direct mailing address listed below:

The District
Studios USA/CBS Productions
12636 Beatrice Street
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Richard's episodes to date (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '1.00')

Season One -- 2000-2001

  • "Worst Block" -- episode 1.03 -- Saturday, October 21, 10pm ET/PT (rerun December 30th 2000)
  • "Surveillance" -- episode 1.04 -- Saturday, October 28, 10pm ET/PT (rerun  January 13th 2001)
  • "How They Lived" -- episode 1.06 -- Saturday, November 11, 10pm ET/PT (rerun March 17th 2001)
  • "The Santa Wars" -- episode 1.10 -- Saturday, December 16, 10pm ET/PT (rerun July 7th 2001)
  • "The D.C. Strangler" -- episode 1.11 -- Saturday, January 6,  10pm ET/PT (rerun June 2nd 2001)
  • "The Agony and the Ecstasy" -- episode 1.19 -- Saturday, April 21, 10pm ET/PT (rerun July 28th 2001)
  • "Running Towards Fire" -- episode 1.20 -- Saturday, April 28, 10pm ET/PT (rerun August 11th 2001)
"The District," which premiered Fall 2000 on CBS, is set in Washington, DC and focuses on DC's new Police Commissioner Jack Mannion, played by Craig T. Nelson ("Poltergeist," "Coach").  Mannion is, according to the CBS website, "brought in to overhaul an antiquated system ill-equipped to deal with the problems of a sprawling, crime-ridden city.  As much a friend to ordinary citizens as to high-ranking politicians, Mannion has quite a task ahead of him.  He immediately selects the most promising officers around him to become his circle of aids.  Mannion and this group of modern-day "Untouchables" set out to bring order to the District and to clamp down on the crime in America's capital."

Richard plays the recurring role of Captain Vincent Hunter, head of the Internal Affairs division.

To learn more about "The District," visit the CBS Website "District" page.

(More information as we receive it.  Thanks to Becky for the screen-grabs)



[01/11/02]*** Write to Richard care of the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which is listed below.  This allows Richard to better handle his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes through appropriate channels.

Mr. Richard Burgi
RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
USA

We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be sent to Richard's home address!  Receiving fan mail through his home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially from the standpoint of privacy and safety.  If you have come across what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it!  We -- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know where you came across the address by using this e-mail link to the RBFC.

While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts be sent to him.  Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming.  Richard would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to a local children's shelter or literacy program.



[01/11/02]*** "The Sentinel" still on SciFi Channel broadcast hiatus *** -- No furthern details from SciFi on when -- or if -- "The Sentinel" will return to its schedule, though a statement issued when the show was pulled gave January 2002 as a likely reintroduction date. More detailed information and updates can be found at the SOS website, which can be found at www.sosthesentinel.net/

In the meantime, SOS advises that Sentinel (and Burgi) fans send the folks at Sci-Fi periodic reminders that their Sentinel audience is still in place and eagerly anticipating the show's return to the Sci-Fi schedule.  This can easily be done via e-mail, or through the Sci-Fi website's "feedback" system -- or, if one feels especially energetic, by post-card or letter.

Sci-Fi Channel website:  http://www.scifi.com/

e-mail addresses:  program@www.scifi.com or feedback@www.scifi.com

"snail mail" address:
The Sci-Fi Channel
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY  10028

The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its scifi.com website. The page, which can be found at www.scifi.com/sentinel/, contains cast and character bios, a selection of downloadable JPEG images of the cast, episode guides for all four seasons, a bulletin-board devoted to The Sentinel, and a downloadable Sentinel screen-saver in both MAC and Windows formats.

(Thanks to SOS for the advisory announcement. Visit SciFi's website for information on the network and its schedule or e-mail SciFi at programming@scifi.com or feedback@scifi.com with comments on Richard Burgi and The Sentinel).

 

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