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Posted Tuesday 7/17/18 at 9:09PM EDT
Harold Perrineau has become a Claws breakout star playing an exotic dancer with autism
The Lost alum plays the brother of Niecy Nash's character, who takes care of him on the TNT series. "I thought that was really sweet," says Perrineau. "I have a cousin who raised her brother from the time that they were kids until he passed in his 40s. I’ve just never seen that before on television; I’ve seen it in life. That kind of loving someone like that, that really appealed to me.”
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Nashville's Charles Esten is headed to TNT's Tell Me Your Secrets
He'll play Amy Brenneman's husband on the "intense, morally complex thriller" that was previously called Deadlier Than The Male.
Posted Thursday 7/05/18 at 8:54PM EDT
Netflix's Freud is the latest TV show to give a historical figure the "young, sexy" treatment
The German-language Sigmund Freud crime-solving period drama is following in the footsteps of TNT's Will, about a young, sexy William Shakespeare, and Starz's Da Vinci’s Demons, about a young, sexy Leonardo Da Vinci.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 1:27PM EDT
TNT renews Claws and Animal Kingdom
The two summer series have been picked up for a respective third and fourth season. Animal Kingdom's recent Season 3 premiere was watched by 4.3 million viewers, an improvement over last season. Claws improved 38% in the 18-49 demo with its recent Season 2 premiere.
Posted Monday 7/02/18 at 1:27PM EDT
TNT unveils the trailer for I Am the Night Patty Jenkins and Chris Pine
The Wonder Woman collaborators have reunited for the six-episode limited series inspired by the 1947 "Black Dahlia" murder starring Pine. I Am the Night, which Jenkins and Pine are executive producing, is scheduled to premiere in January 2019.
Posted Friday 6/29/18 at 10:56PM EDT
TNT's Snowpiercer director quits after blasting the new showrunner's "radically different vision"
Scott Derrickson, who directed the initial pilot, announced his exit via a tweet Friday afternoon that he won't return for reshoots. "The 72-page Snowpiercer TV pilot script by @Josh_Friedman is the best I've ever read. The feature-length pilot I made from that script may be my best work. The new showrunner (Graeme Manson) has a radically different vision for the show. I am forgoing my option to direct the extreme reshoots."
Posted Tuesday 6/26/18 at 1:55PM EDT
NBA legend Bill Russell apoloigzes for flipping the bird live on TNT
Russell was shown flipping his middle finger during last night's NBA Awards when Charles Barkley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar were presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Oscar Robertson. "Sorry everyone," Russell tweeted. "I forgot it was live TV & I can’t help myself whenever I see Charles it just is pure instinct."
Posted Monday 6/18/18 at 1:47PM EDT
Why Claws used The Brady Bunch for inspiration on this week's episode
“I think part of telling a female empowerment story is telling all the voices,” says Claws showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois, who wrote the episode, including Sunday's Brady Bunch-themed abortion scene. “To me, it’s important to get everyone’s opinion regardless of where I stand on it. It’s important to me to listen and be an observer of human behavior.”
Posted Friday 6/15/18 at 10:55PM EDT
AT&T executive taking over HBO, TBS, TNT and CNN promises a hands-off approach -- even when it comes to Samantha Bee and Bill Maher
AT&T's John Stankey, 55, is now in charge of the $31 billion conglomerate that comprises Warner Bros. film studios, Turner and HBO as part of the AT&T-Time Warner merger. The company is changing its name to WarnerMedia. Stankey says he'll take a hands-off approach to the creative side of WarnerMedia. When asked about President Trump constantly attacking CNN, Stankey said: "Well, first of all the folks at CNN will continue to do what they do without my involvement or intervention. I think they do that incredibly very well, and they will continue to do that under my leadership just like they did the day before I showed up here." When asked about Bee and Maher -- and her recent Full Frontal controversy -- Stankey said his networks will continue having the same freedom they currently enjoy. "People who are running the creative process are professionals at running the creative process," he says. "I don’t believe that AT&T — the historical AT&T — by its nature brings much capability or intellectual property to do that better." ALSO: AT&T plans to give HBO a bigger budget to compete with Netflix.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 1:00AM EDT
Animal Kingdom boss addresses that Season 3 premiere shocker
"The challenge is always to try and stay true to the story you're trying to tell," says executive producer John Wells. "We tried to simply follow what we think is going to be the best storytelling, and that was the case here."
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 7:10PM EDT
Claws unveils its Season 2 trailer
The Florida-set TNT crime noir returns on June 10.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 5:46PM EDT
TNT is trying to figure out how to end Michelle Dockery's Good Behavior
The drama series has struggled in the ratings after two seasons, but has what TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly calls a "passionate audience." “I don’t see multiple more seasons of it but there could be a way to cap that off for the audience that really loved it," says Reilly. "Right now it’s not in the planning stages, but we have talked to the producers. If I can get the real estate and the cash flow going to cap it off properly we’d figure it out.”
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 12:18PM EDT
TNT's The Last Ship will indeed end with Season 5
TNT and TBS president Kevin Reilly confirms The Last Ship will end with Season 5. Last fall, cast member Travis Van Winkle let slip the news when he reminisced on Instagram about wrapping the show in a post he later deleted. At the time, TNT said, "we greenlit the fifth with the idea that it could be the final season, however it’s far too early to make that determination.”
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 10:57PM EDT
Charles Barkley apologizes to Golden State Warriors star for saying: “I just want somebody to punch him in the face"
"I want to apologize to Draymond Green,” Barkley said of his Inside the NBA comment. “I wasn’t literally gonna fight an NBA player and if he took it like that, I want to apologize. Just because I said something that I shouldn’t have said, I want to be man enough to apologize. I was 100 percent wrong.”
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 1:41PM EDT
Morgan Spurlock insists his #MeToo confession didn't breach his TNT deal to make a docuseries on women's issues
Turner is looking to recover funds for the women-focused Who Rules the World? that Spurlock was producing before he admitted to sexual misconduct in his past. But Spurlock says his deal didn't contain a morals clause.