FX's 'Terriers': By the Sea, By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea

Today's cuppa: French vanilla coffee

This fall, FX premieres a new show from "The Shield" executive producer Shawn Ryan, called (at least for the moment) "Terriers." No, it's not about dogs. There is a dog in it, but it's a bulldog, not a terrier. The best I can discern, the reference is to the personalities of the two main characters -- played by Donal Logue and Michael Raymond James -- scrappy, downmarket guys doggedly pursuing new careers as private investigators in a beachside town.

There'll be lots more to say later on, but for the moment, here are a few shots of my day on the set for the season finale in the seaside hamlet of Ocean Beach, not far from San Diego. O.B. (as it's called on set) is the setting for the show, with shooting having taken place there and in San Diego.

Here's the location (everything but the sand, the sea and the sky is a set) ...

Terriers_location 6-15-2010 9-42-15 PM.JPGHere are the views to the south and the north ...

Terriers_Location_Looking_South 6-15-2010 9-48-04 PM.JPG Terriers_Looking_North 6-15-2010 9-42-08 PM.JPGBulldog Buster, who plays Bulldog Winston ...

Terriers_Buster_as_Winston_2 6-15-2010 9-44-36 PM.JPGBuster's stand-in ...

Terriers_Winston_Double 6-15-2010 9-45-07 PM.JPGWhat Buster thinks of his stand-in (no stuffed animals were harmed in the taking of this photograph) ...

Terriers_Buster_With_Double2 6-15-2010 10-01-37 PM.JPG Terriers_Buster_With_Double 6-15-2010 10-02-04 PM.JPGUnder the tent in Video Village as the director watches a scene being shot between Michael Raymond James and Laura Allen (don't tell Buster, but in several takes, his stand-in was a sandbag with a leash on it) ...

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