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TNT’s New Series Trailers: ‘Public Morals’, ‘Proof’, ‘The Librarians’, ‘Transporter: The Series’

By | Wednesday May 14, 2014 @ 6:31am PDT

TNTLogoNewHere are the first looks at TNT‘s new dramas as part of the network’s 2014-2015 series orders. They include two original series — the Jennifer Beals-starrer Proof, exec produced by Kyra Sedgwick, and Edward Burns’ 1967-set NY cop drama Public Morals — as well as the Librarian series spinoff and the overseas pickup Transporter: The Series starring Chris VanceCheck them out:

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Transporter: The Series – Fall Drama
Produced by Atlantique Productions. From executive producers Frank Spotnitz, Chris Vance, Fred Fuchs, Olivier Bibas and QVF Inc, and producer Susan Murdoch.

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Dramas From Ed Burns & Steven Spielberg And Kyra Sedgwick Get TNT Series Orders

By | Wednesday May 7, 2014 @ 12:27pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT-logo__120721000844__121002154527Turner’s upfront next week will feature a familiar face. The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick is returning to TNT‘s lineup, this time as a producer. The cable network has picked up to series pilot Proof, a supernatural medical drama executive produced by Sedgwick in her TV series producing debut. Also ordered to series is the 1960s cop drama Public Morals, written, directed by and starring Ed Burns, which counts Steven Spielberg among its executive producers. Both projects, which had been clear frontrunners, have received 10-episode orders for 2015 debut. Of TNT’s other drama pilots, there is discussion about possibly retooling Agent X starring Sharon Stone, while Guilt By Association is not going forward.

PROOF (TNT)Written by Rob Bragin, Proof stars Jennifer Beals as a skeptical, hard science, female surgeon who’s struggled with family issues including a tragic death. She is persuaded to investigate cases of reincarnation, out-of-body experiences, hauntings — all of it looking for verifiable proof, to try to answer one of life’s greatest questions: Is death truly the end, or is there something … beyond?. Matthew Modine and Joe Morton co-star. Bragin and Sedgwick executive produce with her manager Jill Littman and producer Tom Jacobson. Read More »

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Natalie Martinez Joins ABC’s ‘Secrets & Lies’; Brian Wiles Boards TNT’s ‘Public Morals’

By | Wednesday February 5, 2014 @ 1:28pm PST

natalie-martinez__130822003755-200x200Natalie Martinez (Under The Dome, End Of Watch) has signed on to ABC’s drama pilot Secrets & Lies, which has a series penalty. She’ll join Ryan Phillipe who just closed a deal to topline the project. An adaptation of the upcoming Australian crime mystery series, Secrets & Lies centers on a family man (Phillippe) who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body. He has no choice but to try to find the real killer as his marriage, his kids, his reputation, and his sanity are all at stake. Martinez will play Jess, the child’s devastated mother. She will be seen in FilmDistrict and Endgame Entertainment’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Selfless. Martinez is repped by WME and Mosaic.

Brian Wiles has joined the cast of Ed Burns’ TNT pilotBrianWiles Public Morals, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, it centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Burns), who is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the dark underbelly of the vice world. Wiles is coming off a recurring role on CBS’ Person Of Interest. He is repped by Bret Adams Agency and Shelter Entertainment.

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Jennifer Carpenter To Star In ABC Pilot ‘Sea Of Fire’; TNT’s ‘Public Morals’ Adds Regular

By | Wednesday January 29, 2014 @ 8:44pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

jennifercarpenterDexter alumna Jennifer Carpenter has lined up her next project, signing on as the female lead in ABC’s drama pilot Sea Of Fire, from writer Jenna Bans, Sony TV, Scripted World and Mandeville. When three teenage girls star in a pornographic film, it tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface in a small town. Carpenter will play Leah Pierce, a driven FBI agent brought in to investigate the disappearance.

murneyPatrick Murney has been cast as a series regular in Ed Burns’ TNT pilot Public Morals, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, it centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Burns), who is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the dark underbelly of the vice world.  Murney, repped by Tim Sage and TGE, plays Petey “Mac” Mackenna, a young and hip Irish cop.

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Miriam Shor Joins ‘Younger’; Austin Stowell Boards ‘Public Morals’

By | Monday January 27, 2014 @ 3:31pm PST

shor1Miriam Shor (GCB, The Good Wife) has been set as a series regular in Younger, TV Land‘s single-camera comedy pilot written and executive produced by Sex And The City creator Darren Star. Younger centers on Liza (Sutton Foster), a 40-something woman who reinvents herself and starts living a double life; one as a suburban mom and another as a 29-year old working girl in the city, after her husband leaves her and her child goes to college. Shor will play Diana, the high-strung head of PR for Passion Press. Diana is described as a disdainful woman (known as “Trout Pout”) who likes to get ahead by standing on the shoulder of her subordinates as she slowly pushes them into the mud. Shor is repped by Gersh, Impression Entertainment and attorney James Adams. Read More »

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Lyndon Smith, Keith Nobbs, Wass Stevens & Elizabeth Masucci Join TNT’s ‘Public Morals’

By | Friday January 17, 2014 @ 6:55am PST
Nellie Andreeva

smithlyndon__130307001114-150x150Lyndon Smith, Keith Nobbs, Wass Stevens and Elizabeth Masucci are set as series regulars in Ed Burns’ TNT pilot Public Morals, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Written and directed by and starring Burns, Public Morals is set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them. It centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Burns), who knows the line between the good guys and bad guys is thin, and he is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the dark underbelly of the vice world. Nobbs will play Pat Duffy, a troublemaker fresh from prison that everyone knows not to trust. Smith, repped by Buchwald & Assoc. and Main Title, will play Pat’s sister Deidre, a beautiful beatnik. Stevens plays Vince Latucci, a senior on the force who grew up on the streets of Little Italy. Masucci plays Christine, Muldoon’s loving wife and mother of 4.

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Michael Peña Joins ‘Gracepoint’, Ruben Santiago-Hudson Cast In ‘Public Morals’

By | Thursday December 19, 2013 @ 2:30pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

penaMichael Peña (Gangster Squad) is set to co-star in Fox’s event series Gracepoint, a remake of the UK’s Broadchurch. The project, from Shine America and Kudos, centers on Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant), the lead male investigator on the case of a shocking murder of 11-year-old Danny that puts a small town under scrutiny. Peña, repped by repped by CAA, Management 360 and Rick Genow, will play Danny’s father Mark Lasseter, a well-liked local plumber and family man. Like anyone else, Mark is left devastated by the murder, but as his wife, Beth (Virginia Kull), suspects, he may be hiding something about that fatal evening. Peña, currently seen in American Hustle, is wrapping Sony’s Fury opposite Brad Pitt and next stars in Chavez as Cesar Chavez. Read More »

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Michael Rapaport To Co-Star In Ed Burns’ TNT Period Cop Drama Pilot ‘Public Morals’

By | Wednesday December 18, 2013 @ 12:31pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

michaelrapaportEXCLUSIVE: After a lengthy stint on broadcast starting with his breakout role on Friends, Michael Rapaport has found a strong second act on cable. On the heels of a showy seasonlong arc on the upcoming season of FX’s Justified, Rapaport has signed on to co-star opposite Ed Burns in another cable drama project, TNT pilot Public Morals, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Written, executive produced, to be directed by and starring Burns, whose father worked for the NYPD during the late 1960s, Public Morals is set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them. It centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Burns), who knows the line between the good guys and bad guys is thin, and he is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the dark underbelly of the vice world. Rapaport will play Muldoon’s partner Charlie Bullman, the muscle of the operation. Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Aaron Lubin also executive produce. In features, Rapaport, repped by Resolution and Brillstein Entertainment, was recently seen in hit comedy The Heat.

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Period Cop Drama Starring, Written & Directed By Ed Burns Gets TNT Pilot Order

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 12:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ed Burns is fast becoming TNT‘s MVP. The actor, who is a regular on Mob City, the network’s upcoming noir drama series set in 1940s Los Angeles,  is behind another TNT period crime drama project, which has received a pilot order. The network has greenlighted Public Morals, written, to be directed by and starring Burns. Amblin TV and TNT Original Prods are producing, with Steven Spielberg and Burns executive producing alongside Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey and Aaron Lubin. The project is set in 1967 in New York City’s Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that comes from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them. It centers on cop Terry Muldoon (Burns), who knows the line between the good guys and bad guys is thin, and he is determined to raise his sons to be honest and hardworking as he deals with the dark underbelly of the vice world. Burns can draw on family history for Public Morals: His father Edward J. Burns worked for the NYPD during the late 1960s. This marks the first TV series multi-hyphenated Burns has created and is starring in. He previously co-created with his brother Brian the NBC comedy The Fighting Fitzgeralds. Burns is with Cinetic Management, John Sloss and David Matlof.

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