Tuesday, March 23, 2010

'Boston's Finest' TV pilot filming in the South End

The locally shot TV pilot for ABC called "Boston's Finest," starring Katee Sackhoff from "Battlestar Galactica" and "ER" alum Goran Visnjic, has taken over the picturesque Union Park area in the South End today between Tremont and Shawmut Ave.

Crews set up shop outside of the South End Buttery located at 314 Shamut Ave. Filming is slotted for late on Monday, Mar
ch 22 at a brownstone on the tree-lined street.

According to On Location Vacations here, filming will move Tuesday, March 23 to The Grand Canal pub located at 57 Canal Street in Boston near Haymarket.


The project stars Sackhoff as a detective who teams with a disgraced ex-cop (Visnjic) to solve crimes and untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground. Nia Long ("Alfie") has also joined the cast, as her friend, mentor and partner.

The TV pilot's code name indicated by the yellow production signs is "BF." Yep, using the initials of "Boston's Finest" as its production moniker is a no-brainer.

The South End's Union Park area has become a hotbed of made-in-Boston filming action.

Back in April 2009, crews from the defunct ABC-TV pilot "See Kate Run," starring Amy Smart in the main role, transformed Joe V's located at 315 Shawmut Ave., an Italian eatery across the street from the South End Buttery, into an upscale lobster restaurant called the "Bean Town Lobster Company" or "B.T.L.C."

In May 2009, crews with the corporate downsizing drama "The Company Men" filmed inside of a three-story brownstone located at 5 Union Park with veteran actor and Harvard alum Tommy Lee Jones.

Click here for the latest on "Boston's Finest."
--Production photos by Ryan Miner, Beantown Photo

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since when is it acceptable to allow ANYONE to shine excessivly bright lights into the windows of neighbors and even nonneighbors past 11pm? I'm all for filming in the south end, but come on! BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR!

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