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TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Dips In Return, ‘King & Maxwell’ Debuts OK

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 11:38am PDT

Monday saw one TNT series return for a second season while another launched. Back for its sophomore cycle the cable broadcaster’s Major Crimes garnered just over 5 million viewers with 1.2 million among Adults 18-49 and 1.5 million among Adults 25-54 at 9 PM. That’s down from the 7.2 million who watched The Closer spinoff’s debut on August 13, 2012. The ensemble crime drama also slipped from the 1.5 million and 2.0 million it garnered in its premiere among the key demos respectively. That being said, last year’s Major Crimes debut was right after the series finale of The Closer on TNT. The Season 7 Closer ender drew 9.1 million viewers with 2 million among the 18-49 and 2.7 million among Adults 25-54. Monday’s result sees Major Crimes as the top scripted show on basic cable for the year among returning shows. The second season has been set for 19 episodes, almost double what Season 1 was.

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‘Entourage’ Movie, ‘Justified’, ‘Teen Wolf’ & ‘King And Maxwell’ Among Winners Of California Tax Credit Production Lottery

The Entourage movie, the fourth season of MTV’s Teen Wolf, the fifth season of Justified, the upcoming CBS Studios-produced King And Maxwell and Pretty Little Liars Season 5 are among the 31 projects picked this year in the state’s $100 million film and TV tax credit lottery, the California Film Commission announced today. Also on the list of winners is a previously unannounced sequel of Blumhouse’s upcoming horror/thriller feature The Purge, which debuts on June 7 from Universal.

Given the green light by Warner Bros back in January, the feature version of HBO’s eight season Hollywood series was always going to film a portion of its big screen debut in California but now they have a 20% tax credit to use. Among the others selected, Shane Brennan’s P.I. series King and Maxwell is one of the few new TV series to get subsidies this year and with a 25% tax credit, a move to California as a Relocating Series. Ordered earlier this year for 10-episode season by TNT, the pilot for the series, which stars Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney, was shot in Canada. There were a lot of familiar names this year too. This is the second year that Teen Wolf has received an allocation from the state program. It was selected as a Relocating TV Series in 2012, which made it automatically eligible this year under the Film Commission’s rules. TV series Justified and Pretty Little Liars, who already film in the Golden State and received tax credits last year as well, were re-eligible this year under regulations that place previously selected TV series at the top of the queue for future seasons. See the names of all of the winners of the 2013 California Production Tax Credit Lottery after the jump. Read More »

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Rebecca Romijn Cast As Maxwell In TNT Pilot ‘King And Maxwell’

By | Friday October 26, 2012 @ 1:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rebecca Romijn King And Maxwell TNTRebecca Romijn has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Jon Tenney in the TNT pilot King And Maxwell. The project, from CBS TV Studios and NCIS honcho Shane Brennan, is adapted from characters created by bestselling author David Baldacci. In the vein of Moonlighting, it follows Sean King (Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Romijn), who aren’t the typical pair of private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skill sets (not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry) often gives them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. With her striking beauty, athletic prowess and Beltway connections, Maxwell is a formidable investigator, determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the Secret Service. Brennan wrote the script and executive produces, with Karen Spiegel and Grant Anderson producing and Baldacci serving as a consultant. Romijn, repped by UTA and 3 Arts, currently co-stars on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV::

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‘The Closer’s Jon Tenney To Star In Shane Brennan’s TNT Pilot ‘King And Maxwell’

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Closer co-star Jon Tenney is back at TNT as the male lead of the network’s pilot King And Maxwell. The project, from CBS TV Studios and NCIS honcho Shane Brennan, is adapted from characters created by bestselling author David Baldacci. In the vein of Moonlighting, it follows Sean King (Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell, who aren’t the typical pair of private investigators. Both are former secret service agents, and their unique skill set (not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry) often gives them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. Brennan wrote the script and executive produces, with Karen Spiegel and Grant Anderson producing and Baldacci serving as a consultant. Tenney, repped by UTA and KLWGN, played Agent Fritz Howard on The Closer for the flagship drama’s seven-season run and has reprised his role in guest appearances on The Closer spinoff Major Crimes. He also recently did an arc on HBO’s Newsroom.

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