Saturday, July 30
CHRISTOPHER MELONI -FULL FRONTAL
prison drama "Oz" (1997) on cable. Although his small screen roots were in 90s situation comedy, the network powers-that-be wisely discovered his power and allure as a dramatic star and quickly handed him his own prime-time crime series, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999), as a not-quite-by-the-book crime detective. This one-two punch of "Oz" and "Law & Order: SVU" put Meloni, who seems to grow sexier with age, on the map and well on top, where he remains today.