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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Toni Trucks Joins ‘Franklin & Bash’; Jocko Sims Upped To Regular On ‘The Last Ship’

By | Thursday January 30, 2014 @ 1:30pm PST

tonitrucks1Toni Trucks (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2) has been tapped for a regular role on TNT’s legal dramedy Franklin & Bash. Trucks will play Anita Herrera, the new recruit Attorney for the Franklin & Bash offices, a tough, smart and attractive Georgetown lawyer with a great sense of humor who can hold her own with the big boys. Trucks appeared as a recurring on CBS’ Hostages and next will be seen in Disney’s Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She is repped by Greene & Associates and Rugolo Entertainment. Read More »

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TCA: TNT Says U.S. Navy Supportive Of ‘The Last Ship’, Knows Difference Between Good Storytelling And “A Poster”

By | Friday January 10, 2014 @ 2:12pm PST

TCADeadline__140109155905__140109183154When Shaun Ryan was doing the series Last Resort for ABC, he told TV critics he did not collaborate with the U.S. Navy on the series in order to be able to tell the stories he wanted to do. This afternoon, at a TCA Q&A session for TNT’s new drama The Last Ship, TV critics asked TNT chief Michael Wright how closely THE LAST SHIPthe Navy was involved and whether the Navy was an advertiser on the program. “The U.S. Navy does not normally let Hollywood use its toys,” one TV critic said. The Last Ship, based on the popular novel by William Brinkley, centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. Wright said he had no knowledge of the Navy advertising on the show. The Navy “has been a great partner” on the production “in that they’ve provided us resources that would not have been available” otherwise, he said. Read More »

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‘The Last Ship’ Casts A Regular, ‘Believe’, ‘Revolution’ & ‘Gang Related’ Add Recurring

By | Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 5:42pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

Recent Yale graduate Marissa Neitling has landed her first regular role on the TNT’s upcoming drama series The Last Ship. Executive produced by Michael Bay, it’s about the crew of a lone naval destroyer after a global pandemic … Read More »

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Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’ Heads To Broadway

By | Thursday September 19, 2013 @ 1:39pm PDT

The Last Ship, featuring an original score by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014 following a world premiere in Chicago. Inspired by Sting’s childhood, The Last Ship is … Read More »

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Michael Bay’s ‘The Last Ship’ Picked Up To Series At TNT: Video

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 11:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Ahead of its upfront presentation next week, TNT has given a 10-episode series order to post-apocalyptic action drama The Last Ship, starring Eric Dane and executive produced by filmmaker Michael Bay. (Watch the first trailer … Read More »

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Titus Welliver Pulls Out Of TNT’s ‘Last Ship’ Pilot, ‘Chuck’s Adam Baldwin Replaces Him

By | Monday October 22, 2012 @ 11:39am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Titus Welliver has been forced to leave the TNT drama pilot The Last Ship because of a family health emergency. The network would not elaborate, but Welliver’s wife has been ill.

In his first pilot since Chuck, NBC spy series’ co-star Adam Baldwin has been tapped to replace Welliver in Last Ship, executive produced by Michael Bay. Jonathan Mostow is set to direct the pilot written by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. Based on the novel by William Brinkley, The Last Ship centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the Earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. Baldwin will play Mike Slattery, second in command to Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) onboard the USS Nathan James. Read More »

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Rhona Mitra To Star In TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’, Ryan Hurst Joins ‘King & Maxwell’

By | Tuesday October 16, 2012 @ 12:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rhona Mitra has been tapped as the female lead opposite Eric Dane in TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by Michael Bay. Jonathan Mostow is set to direct the pilot written by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. Based on the novel by William Brinkley, The Last Ship centers on the crew of a naval destroyer who, after a global catastrophe decimates the Earth’s population, are forced to confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they are among the only survivors. British-born Mitra will play Rachel Scott, a direct, strong-willed, intelligent, and fearless paleomicrobiologist. Dane plays the ship’s captain. Mitra, repped by Untitled and Ken McReddie in the UK, most recently starred on Cinemax’s Strike Back. Read More »

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Eric Dane To Star In Michael Bay’s TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 11:15am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Departing Grey’s Anatomy co-star Eric Dane has boarded his next series project… literally. Dane has been tapped as the lead in TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by Michael Bay. Jonathan Mostow is set to direct the pilot written by Without A Trace creator Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane.

Related: Quintet Cast In TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’ Read More »

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Quintet Cast In Michael Bay’s TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’

By | Tuesday October 9, 2012 @ 12:25pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michaela McManus, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle, Christina Elmore and Sam Spruell are set to co-star in TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by Michael … Read More »

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Jonathan Mostow To Direct Michael Bay’s TNT Pilot ‘The Last Ship’

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 12:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

In a rare pilot gig, feature helmer Jonathan Mostow (U-571, Terminator 3) has signed on to direct and executive produce TNT‘s action drama pilot The Last Ship, executive produced by another action movie director-producer, Michael Bay.

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Michael Bay-Produced Action Drama ‘The Last Ship’ Greenlighted To Pilot By TNT

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 11:58am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TNT has given a pilot order to The Last Ship, an action drama series executive produced by Michael Bay. The project, originally announced as part of TNT’s development slate in May, is based on the … Read More »

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