supporting players

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a cast other than the principals

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Hugh Laurie, who starred on Fox's "House M.D." for eight seasons, joined HBO's "Veep" in a supporting role, while Joshua Jackson went from the star of Fox's sci-fi favorite "Fringe" to supporting player on Showtime's acclaimed "The Affair." Former "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" star William Petersen joins the bandwagon next season with a supporting turn on the sophomore run of WGN America's "Manhattan."
Supporting players sign their own death warrants by saying that they intend to expose the charalatan, as each step along the linear plot is telegraphed.
Carew's power and ability to hold the ball up and release other supporting players made Villa a bigger attacking threat than at any other time this season.
The Central Building is distinguished from its lumbering supporting players by Hadid's characteristically dynamic geometry--in plan, it resembles a lightning bolt, physically connecting (and metaphorically animating) the surrounding sheds.
Vowell is very well-read on these murders and displays a knowledge of the surroundings and supporting players that marks the true fan.
When faced with this type of defensive compactness, your team must vary its point of attack to create penetrating spaces for overlapping and supporting players away from the ball, and thus break down your opponent's defensive shape.
There were a few supporting players here, which helped out and also benefited from the ensemble but might not hold up on their own.
So the beauty of this book is not in the whodunnit but in the web of exotic (and erotic) supporting players. Characterisation, though expertly handled, doesn't in the end make up for a rather lame ending.
"Rather than advertise our network's services to the insurance industry, we wanted to show the professionals that our network of franchisees understand their role, and that they want to be supporting players in their work," said Jim Wassell, ServiceMaster's vice president.
There's a pleasing rapport with David Kelly's curmudgeon lifer and the supporting players relish the chance to flesh out the rogue's gallery of oddballs and thugs.
Shaped by jagged funk tiffs, "I'm Your Breadmaker, Baby" delivers a sleazy come-on, while the leisurely "I'm Gonna Miss You (Like the Devil)" dismisses heartbreak as Lester murmurs, "These things I'll overcome." The supporting players, including Jimmie Vaughan (Stevie Ray's bro) on spiky lead guitar, sound like they could rock all night.
But sex and even love remain supporting players in the drama of Hart's life, at least in Bach's perspective.
The supporting players are strong here as well, although Polley seems miscast as a worldly addict turned nun.
The recording exploits to the full the various permutations of sonorities that such a group of supporting players allows.
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