Hot TV Trailer: TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’

By | Monday April 21, 2014 @ 9:29am PDT

TNT has released the new trailer for Season 4 of alien invasion drama Falling Skies, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter star. Season 4 premieres on June … Read More »

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TNT Greenlights ‘The Librarian’ Offshoot Series Starring Rebecca Romijn; Noah Wyle Closes Deal To EP, Recur As Flynn Carsen

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 9:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Librarian TV Series TNTWith all producing deals closed and a cast in place, TNT has given the green light to The Librarians, a 10-episode series follow-up to the network’s hit movie trilogy The Librarian, for a premiere in late 2014. The series will have a female lead played by Rebecca Romijn, returning to TNT where she played one of the leads in King & Maxwell. Noah Wyle, who toplined the movies, is executive producing aromijnnd reprising his role in a recurring capacity because he is the star of another TNT series, Falling Skies. Romijn leads a cast that includes Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage), Lindy Booth (Copper) and John Kim (Neighbors) as well as John Larroquette. Joining Wyle from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who also will reprise their roles, with Matt Frewer (TNT’s Falling Skies) also set to recur. The series, which will be produced by the company behind the movies, Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, is part of TNT’s continued expansion into the action-adventure genre and will likely run in the TNT-logo__120721000844__121002154527network’s popcorn entertainment Sunday slot where Falling Skies airs. “The Librarian movies have been a huge success for TNT, and we jumped at the opportunity to build a series around the incredible world Dean Devlin and his creative partners created,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright. Read More »

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MIPTV: Italian Actress Violante Placido Joins ‘Transporter – The Series’

By | Monday April 7, 2014 @ 3:58am PDT

violante placidoEXCLUSIVE: France’s Atlantique Productions is set to premiere footage from the second season of Transporter – The Series here in Cannes tomorrow, with showrunner Frank Spotnitz on hand. Based on Luc Besson’s Transporter film franchise, the series stars Chris Vance as professional transporter Frank Martin, who can always be counted on to get the job done — discreetly. Joining Vance is Italian actress Violante Placido who will play Caterina Boldieu, a former French intelligence officer who first met Frank when he rescued her from captivity in North Africa. Two years on, the brilliant strategist has come to work transporter__140123184524for him. Placido, repped by APA and The Lasher Group, broke out at home in L’Anima Gemella in 2002 and was nominated for a David di Donatello Best Actress award for Gianni Veronesi’s 2004 Che Ne Sarà Di Noi? Her feature Hollywood credits include Anton Corbijn’s George Clooney-starrer The American and 2011′s Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance. Most recently, she starred in French crime drama Le Guetteur, directed by her father Michel Placido and starring Daniel Auteuil and Mathieu Kassovitz. TNT acquired both seasons of Transporter earlier this year and will air it in fall 2014. Read More »

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Matthew Modine Joins TNT Pilot ‘Proof’

By | Tuesday March 25, 2014 @ 7:38am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

modineMatthew Modine is set as a series regular in TNT pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals), … Read More »

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Summer Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And Cable

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 1:42pm PDT

TV setHere’s a rundown of shows that will hit the airwaves for the first time between June 1 and the start of the 2014-15 TV season, along with those returning for new seasons or coming off hiatus. We will update when new dates are announced:

Related: Midseason Premiere Dates For New And Returning Series On Broadcast And Cable (January Through May)

June 1:
Halt & Catch Fire (AMC, series premiere)

June 2:
Mistresses (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
Beauty And The Beast (The CW, Season 2B premiere)

June 3:
Famous In 12 (The CW, series premiere)

June 4:
Jennifer Falls (TV Land, series premiere)

June 6:
Orange Is The New Black (Netflix, Season 2 premiere)

June 7:
Power (Starz, series premiere)

June 9:
Murder In The First (TNT, series premiere)
Major Crimes (TNT, Season 3 premiere)
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UPDATE: TNT Unveils Full Summer Schedule (Video)

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 3:30pm PDT

MURDER IN THE FIRSTUPDATE, 3:30 PM: The network has now announced its full summer schedule joining the series premieres of The Last Ship and Legends. It includes the series premiere of Steven Bochco’s new crime drama Murder In The First on Monday, June 9 at 1o PM, following the Season 3 premiere of Major Crimes at 9 PM. The full schedule and the newly released Murder In The First trailer is below the original story.

TNT-logo__130925223204PREVIOUS, MONDAY AM: The series premiere of TNT‘s action drama The Last Ship from Michael Bay will premiere on Sunday, June 22 at 9 PM, followed by the Season 4 bow of the network’s sci-fi drama Falling Skies at 10 PM. TNT’s other new drama, Legends, has been given a 9 PM Wednesday, August 20 launch date. The trio join returning summer runs for Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Franklin & Bash, new episodes of Dallas, and the launch of Stephen Bochco’s new crime drama Murder In The First — those dates have yet to be announced. Today’s news was announced during TNT’s panel at SXSW, which includes a sneak peek of Last Ship, which stars Eric Dane and Rhona Mitra and centers on a Navy vessel that may be humanity’s last hope in the wake of a worldwide catastrophe. Check out the sneak below as well as trailers for the other two series: Read More »

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Tom Everett Scott, Niall Matter Join TNT’s ‘Guilt By Association’; Duo Joins FX’s ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

By | Friday March 14, 2014 @ 11:20am PDT

tomescottmatter1UPDATED: Tom Everett Scott (Southland) and Niall Matter (Watchmen) have landed series regular roles on TNT’s drama pilot Guilt By Association, from former prosecutor Marcia Clark, on whose book the project is based, and Dee Johnson. The project centers on Rachel Knight (Julia Stiles), a talented, unorthodox and impulsive Deputy DA in the LA County District Attorney’s office who sometimes operates outside the law in order to uphold it. Scott will play Eric Northup, the Head Deputy of the Special Trials Unit. Matter, repped by Gersh, Thruline and Play Management in Canada, will play police Lt. Graden Hales, who is Detective Bailey Keller’s (Elisabeth Röhm) boss. Scott, with Paradigm and John Carrabino Management, currently recurs on CW’s Beauty & The Beast and previously appeared on Sons Of Anarchy and Law & Order. Matter’s TV credits include Arctic Air, Motive, Primeval: New World and Eureka.

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Jennifer Beals To Topline TNT Pilot ‘Proof’ Executive Produced By Kyra Sedgwick

By | Sunday March 9, 2014 @ 10:29am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

bealsjenniferEXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Beals is set as the lead in the TNT pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Beals), a skeptical, hard-science, brilliant female surgeon with a caustic edge who has been struggling with the devastating loss of her teenage son and a growing estrangement from her surviving daughter. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Sedgwick exec produces with Jill Littman, Tom Jacobson, Bragin and Graves. The L Word alumna Beals, repped by APA, Untitled and Patti Felker, also was pursued for broadcast pilots this season. She previously starred in Fox’s Chicago Code. She also co-created and is executive producing Laughs Unlimited, in development at HBO, with Oren Moverman, Tony Swofford, Lauren Schuler Doner and Adena Chawke. Read More »

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Ty Pennington To Host TNT’s ‘On The Menu’ With Emeril Lagasse

By | Wednesday March 5, 2014 @ 12:39pm PST

TNT-logo__130925223204Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington is trading a hammer and nails for a kitchen apron. TNT has tapped Pennington to host its new cooking competition show On The Menu with chef Emeril Lagasse as Menu Master. A … Read More »

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Julia Stiles To Topline TNT Drama Pilot ‘Guilt By Association’

By | Tuesday March 4, 2014 @ 3:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Julia Stiles TNT Pilot Guilt By AssociationJulia Stiles (the Bourne movie franchise) has been tapped for the lead in TNT‘s drama pilot Guilt By Association, from former prosecutor Marcia Clark, on whose book the project is based, and Dee … Read More »

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TNT Developing Conspiracy Thriller With Writer Jason Fuchs & Amblin TV

By | Friday February 28, 2014 @ 3:43pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

fuchsEXCLUSIVE: On the heels of landing his first pilot order last year with ABC’s Big Thunder, hot feature writer Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift) is returning to television with a conspiracy thriller drama at TNT. Written by Fuchs … Read More »

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‘Dallas’ Down In Third-Season Launch, But Not As Deep A Plunge As Season 2 Debut

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 12:21pm PST

A leveling off for TNT’s Dallas reboot, which bagged 2.7 million viewers with its third season debut – its smallest start yet. That said, it dallassuffered nowhere nearly as steep a fall as had its Season 2 starter. That season opened with  2.98 million viewers, but it was a 60% plunge compared to the hefty 6.9 million who’d welcomed the return of the Ewings in the less-crowded summer. That Season 2 starter had been a series low for the new Dallas. TNT notes last night’s third-season kickoff matches the new Dallas’ second-season average.
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Callum Blue Boards TNT Pilot ‘Proof’; Alexia Fast In ‘Manhattan’

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 10:10am PST

Callum Blue (The Princess Diaries 2) has been tappedblue3 for a regular series role in TNT’s pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on a skeptical, … Read More »

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TNT Eyes ‘The Librarian’ Series; Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart & Jane Curtin May Return

By | Thursday February 20, 2014 @ 7:33pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

librarianA long-gestating series offshoot from TNT‘s successful The Librarian original movies is inching closer to a green light as a 10-episode, straight-to-series at TNT. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, which was behind the three Librarian movies, would be back as producer, partnering with the movies’ star Noah Wyle, who is in early talks to serve as an executive producer as well as reprise his role as Flynn Carsen in several episodes as he has a full-time job on TNT’s hit series Falling Skies. Also eyed to reprise their roles from the movies in guest starring/recurring capacity are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin. Tentatively titled The Librarians, the proposed series would revolve around a group of younger men and women eager to become Flynn’s successor as the protector of secret artifacts. The green light for the series is cast-contingent, hinging on finding an actress for the lead role of a strong, ass-kicking woman. I hear the character is conceived as British, with actresses like Melissa George and Rhona Mitra as prototypes.

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Neve Campbell Exits TNT Pilot ‘Guilt By Association’

By | Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 7:13pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Neve CampbellThe lead of TNT‘s drama pilot Guilt By Association is vacant again as Neve Campbell has pulled out. The former Party of Five star had agreed to do the pilot and her deal was seconds from Read More »

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Deon Cole Joins TBS Pilot ‘Tribeca’; Edi Gathegi & Caroline Rose Kaplan In ‘Proof’

By | Tuesday February 18, 2014 @ 4:58pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

deoncole1Deon Cole (Barbershop, FX’s The League) has joined TBS‘ comedy pilot Tribeca, directed by Steve Carell. Co-written by Carell and his wife, Nancy Carell, Tribeca is a satirical look at a police procedural anchored by Angie Tribeca (Rashida Jones). Cole, repped by APA and Kirsten Ames Management, will play Officer DJ Tanner, head of the K-9 unit. He most recently hosted his own TBS series Deon Cole’s Black Box.

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Edi_Gathegikaplan1Edi Gathegi (Justified) and Caroline Rose Kaplan have signed on to TNT‘s pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Kyra Sedgwick. Written by Rob Bragin and directed by Alex Graves, Proof centers on a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation.

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Neve Campbell To Star, Elisabeth Rohm To Co-Star In TNT Pilot ‘Guilt By Association’

By | Friday February 14, 2014 @ 4:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Neve CampbellFormer Party Of Five and Scream star Neve Campbell is in final negotiations for the lead in TNT‘s drama pilot Guilt By Association. Elisabeth Rohm is set as one of the other two co-leads in the … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Mob City’ Not Getting Second Season

By | Monday February 10, 2014 @ 5:55pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

mobcityTNT will not be going forward with a second installment of Frank Darabont’s period drama  Mob City after a low-rated, six-episode run this fall as a limited series. “Mob City was created as a three-week television event and we are … Read More »

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TNT Orders Six Extra Episodes Of ‘Cold Justice’

By | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 1:28pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Cold JusticeOn the heels of NBC extending the freshman season of Dick Wolf’s freshman crime drama Chicago PD last week, TNT is doing the same with the second season of Wolf’s real-life crime series Cold Justice. TNT has … Read More »

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