Posts Tagged ‘TNT’

Sneak Peek for Raising the Bar – July 6

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Jerry struggles with Michelle’s new police-officer boyfriend over a case in an all new episode of TNT’s gripping legal drama RAISING THE BAR

“Is There a Doctor in the House?” – Monday, July 6, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Jerry defends the case of a woman picked up for drug possession, for a substance which she insists is only laundry detergent. The case also involves Michelle’s new police officer boyfriend, who gives Jerry a runaround that proves to be devastating. Bobbi steps in to defend a client who is certain that “his side” of the story will prove that he’s innocent of the larceny charges he faces. And Charlie has an intriguing dinner with Judge Farnsworth.

[tags]Lawyers, Courtroom Drama, Television, TV, Sneak Peek, Raising the Bar, TNT[/tags]

Sneak Peek for The Closer – July 6

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Brenda sets out to prove the LAPD truly cares about crime in a poor neighborhood in an all new episode of TNT’s THE CLOSER

“Half Load” – Monday, July 6, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Brenda’s squad investigates the murder of a former gang banger, but the evidence indicates he may not have been the target. The case leads Brenda on a return trip to the doorstep of Father Jack and the Crenshaw Community Center, where an upset neighborhood is convinced the LAPD doesn’t care about stifling crime in the area. It’s up to Brenda to prove otherwise.

[tags]The Closer, TNT, Drama, Cop, LAPD, Brenda, Murder, Investigation, Primetime, Television, TV, Clip[/tags]

Noah Wylie to Star in New TNT Drama!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Noah Wyle to Lead Resistance Against Alien Invasion
In New TNT Pilot from DreamWorks Television and Executive Producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Robert Rodat

Oscar® Nominee Rodat (Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot) Writing Pilot Script For Story About a Band of Resistance Fighters

Noah Wyle (ER, TNT’s The Librarian movies) has been cast in the lead role in the pilot for a bold new TNT series from DreamWorks Television and Steven Spielberg. Wyle will play the leader of a rag-tag group of soldiers and civilians as they struggle against an occupying alien force.

The untitled project will be executive-produced by Spielberg, along with DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank and screenwriter Robert Rodat. Rodat, who earned an Oscar® nomination for his screenplay for Saving Private Ryan, is writing the script for the pilot from an idea he co-conceived with Spielberg.

The pilot opens shortly after aliens have wiped out most of the human population. They are now going about the task of rounding up the few survivors.

“Noah Wyle is an incredibly talented actor and also an extraordinary person, so we’re proud to work with him again,” said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “It’s also great to collaborate with an amazing production team headed by Steven Spielberg on what is certain to be a compelling and provocative series.”

Wyle said, “I am overjoyed to continue my association with TNT on this new project. We have a longstanding relationship spanning four projects, and I couldn’t feel more at home. I also have the pleasure of re-teaming with Steven Spielberg, who was behind the creation of ER, my home for the last 15 years, and look forward to working with the DreamWorks Television team.”

“It is a privilege to be starting a second series with Noah,” Spielberg said. “The first didn’t do too bad.”

“We look forward to extending our relationship with TNT and working with Noah Wyle on this exciting and powerful project,” added Falvey and Frank. “Noah is a truly gifted actor whose everyman qualities will make the drama of the series very real and relatable for viewers.”

This project marks Wyle’s fifth venture with TNT, following three popular Librarian action-adventure movies and the acclaimed movie Pirates of Silicon Valley. The project also marks TNT’s third collaboration with DreamWorks Television, following Into the West, a successful, critically acclaimed limited series from 2005, and Wedding Day, TNT’s first foray into unscripted series.

Wyle earned five Emmy® and three Golden Globe® nominations for his performance as Dr. John Carter on the long-running series ER. His feature films include W, Nothing But the Truth, Boy of Pigs, The Californians, White Oleander, Enough, Swing Kids, A Few Good Men and Donnie Darko. He also starred in and associate-produced The Myth of Fingerprints.

DreamWorks Television is currently in production on seasons five and six of Rescue Me and season two of United States of Tara for Showtime, starring Toni Collette. In the longform arena, DreamWorks Television and co-production partner Playtone are in post production on The Pacific for HBO. The division previously produced the Emmy award-winning Band of Brothers as well as the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Into the West for TNT and the Emmy award-winning Taken for the SciFi Channel. Other past DreamWorks Television projects include Spin City, Father of the Pride, Freaks and Geeks, The Job, Boomtown, Undeclared, On the Lot, Contender, Wedding Day, Carpoolers and Las Vegas.

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter; Raising the Bar, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; and Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott. TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Cold Case, Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER and Charmed; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is available in high-definition.

[tags]Noah Wylie, Steven Spielberg, TNT, Drama, Alien Invasion, Resistance Fighters, TV Show, Pilot[/tags]

Raising the Bar Sneak Peek June 22

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Jerry gives no-nonsense Judge Farnsworth a run for his money in an all new episode of TNT’s gripping legal drama RAISING THE BAR

“The Curious Case of Kellerman’s Button” – Monday, June 22, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

Jerry gets into a heated conflict with Judge Farnsworth after the jurist punishes a client for Jerry’s tardiness. But Jerry is determined to have the last word with a scheme that makes Farnsworth the victim of his own rigid, by-the-book procedures. Roz and Richard team up to defend a young African-American man accused of committing a hate crime against a gay man. Marcus is determined not to plead out the hate crime, especially when his new, politically connected girlfriend puts him in a difficult position with Balco.

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The Closer Sneak Peek June 22

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

Sgt. Gabriel is investigated after shooting a suspect in an all new episode of TNT’s THE CLOSER

Guest-starring two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica)

“Red Tape” – Monday, June 22, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Sgt. Gabriel shoots a murder suspect he is certain is armed and firing at him, but the evidence does not match up with his account. Enter Capt. Sharon Raydor (special guest star Mary McDonnell), the head of the Force Investigation Division, whose responsibility is to investigate the shooting. But Raydor’s investigation is interfering with Brenda’s investigation into the murder, which may have been ethnically motivated.

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TNT Summer Premiere: Saving Grace

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

After watching just three episodes (last season’s finale and two new episodes) of Saving Grace I have realized how underrated TNT used to be in my eyes. As a lover of crime and medical dramas, I could be very happy with TNT being one of my favorite networks. With Saving Grace, Hawthrorne, and The Closer alone, there is plenty going on and it’s all wrapped up in a well written, phenomenally acted set of storylines.

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Starring Holly Hunter as the title character, Grace Hanadarko, Saving Grace is just beginning season three of an already amazing run. Hunter plays the role of Grace, a brash and gutsy Oklahoma City Detective that happens to have an angel watching over her. Hunter stars with an amazing ensemble cast, including Bailey Chase, Kenneth Johnson, Lorraine Toussaint, Gregory Cruz, Yanni King, Dylan Minnette, and Laura San Giacomo. Needless to say, it would be hard to come up with such an amazing cast and it shows in every performance.

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TNT Summer Premiere: Hawthorne

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Hawthorne Screener Screenshot 1

I love a good medical drama. From ER to Grey’s Anatomy, I have been watching these types of shows for over a decade and when they are good, you can make an instant fan out of me. So, when I heard that TNT was going to be offering a new medical drama, with the highly talented (and often underrated) Jada Pinkett Smith, I couldn’t wait to see it. The result of the show is Hawthorne, and it’s set to be one of the most popular shows of the summer without a doubt!

In the first minutes of the show we are introduced to Christina Hawthorne, the Chief Nursing Officer at Trinity Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. She is headstrong and opinionated, but you would be hard-pressed to find a better nurse, and that is obvious from the minute the show begins. Hawthorne is a widow that lost her husband to cancer, one year from the day that the show begins. She is the mother to a headstrong teenage girl and she is a nurse that cares about everyone that comes into her hospital, no matter how big or small they are.

Hawthorne Screener Screenshot 2

In each episode, like in other medical dramas, you will come in contact with a variety of patients and people in the hospital. The staff and supporting cast that you will see on a regular basis include Dr. Tom Wakefield (Michael Vartan), Nurse Ray Stein (David Julian Hirsh), Nurse Candy Sullivan (Christina Moore), and Nurse (and Hawthorne’s best friend) Bobby Jackson (Suleka Mathew). You will also get to know Camille (Hannah Hodson), Hawthorne’s daughter and her mother in law, Amanda (Joanna Cassidy).

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TNT Summer Premiere: Wedding Day

Monday, June 15th, 2009

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I don’t normally watch too much reality television, though I know that it’s pretty popular these days. I just can’t handle the catty, unrealistic nature of the average reality show. However, every once in a while there are those shows that make sure that they reward people that truly deserve something good to happen to them. In the case of Wedding Day, couples are nominated by family and friends to get a dream wedding after going through more than the average married couple might have been through together.

The premiere episode is centered around Holli and Steve, a couple that live not too far from where I do, in Michigan. Holli and Steve were set to be married in 2007 and just four days before they were able to say “I Do,” Holli was in a car accident that left her in a coma for six days. During that time, Steve sat in her hospital room, never leaving her side. In fact, that is where he spent their first wedding day; alone in her hospital room with her.

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After Holli woke up she couldn’t work, so Steve nursed her back to health while she was in a wheelchair for six months. They are just now getting back to where they are going to be able to think about a wedding, so it’s an amazing surprise to know that the hosts of Wedding Day are in town to surprise them with the wedding of their dreams!

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