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Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 4:37PM EST
TNT cancels Good Behavior after two seasons
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Michelle Dockery-led drama ranked as TNT's lowest-rated original series.
Posted Monday 11/05/18 at 1:37PM EST
Anika Noni Rose will play a famous boxing trainer in TNT pilot Beast Mode
The Tony-winning actress will portray a character based on legendary boxer and trainer Ann Wolfe, who is known for unconventional methods and a fiercely combative style. Rose's character, who won't be named after Wolfe, pulls herself up from poverty, abuse, homelessness and criminality to become a successful fighter and trainer.
Posted Thursday 10/18/18 at 1:36PM EDT
Veep's Kevin Dunn to play Elisabeth Shue's boss on TNT's Constance
Dunn will play the city manager at City Hall opposite Shue's city government bureaucrat character on the TNT drama pilot. Dunn will film the Constance while simultaneously working on the final season of Veep.
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
Ann Curry to anchor and executive producer TNT's M.D. Live
"Real good could come of this,” the former Today anchor says of the medical crowdsourcing show. “We aim to help break down the walls that still stop people from accessing the medical information they need. Harnessing the full power of both television and technology to connect people interactively with doctors all over the world is a step toward a future when we are not limited by where we live or whether we can find the right doctor. This is a new way of doing things, a new genre of broadcasting and a chance to help people.”
Posted Wednesday 10/10/18 at 1:29PM EDT
ESPN replaces Turner as CBS' partner in 11-year PGA Championship deal
The partnership, which starts in 2020, will end a nearly 30-year run for Turner Sports sharing coverage of the tournament.
Posted Tuesday 10/09/18 at 6:10PM EDT
TNT orders live medical crowdsourcing reality show M.D. Live
The two-hour weekly 10-episode series will feature a panel of doctors who'll help patients who submit their ailments. It'll be in the vein of A&E's Live P.D., and will feature breaking medical alerts and remotes from around the world. "We want this show to inspire action and give hope to real people struggling with medical problems to get answers, proper treatment, and ultimately, improve their quality of life,” said Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted and live programming for TNT. “Our professional team of studio and field crews will lead our charge crowdsourcing hope to help our patients solve the medical mysteries we present in this series.”
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
TNT orders Ridley Scott sci-fi series Raised by Wolves
The sci-fi film auteur will executive produce and make his television directing debut on the serialized drama revolving around two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet.
Posted Friday 10/05/18 at 1:42PM EDT
Denzel Washington to be honored with the 2019 AFI Life Achievement Award
The June 6, 2019 American Film Institute tribute to Washington will be shown on TNT, followed by an encore airing Turner Classic Movies.
Posted Thursday 10/04/18 at 1:23PM EDT
Alan Alda to be honored with SAG Life Achievement Award
Source: Orlando Sentinel
The six-time Emmy-winning former M*A*S*H star will be honored for his work on the SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, on TNT.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 7:13PM EDT
TNT to celebrate Halloween with a Supernatural marathon
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The 12-hour marathon is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Posted Tuesday 10/02/18 at 7:13PM EDT
Sharon Gless joins Elisabeth Shue on TNT's Constance
Gless will play the mother of Shue's character on the TNT drama pilot about "a former beauty queen-turned-small-town bureaucrat whose life is thrown into turmoil after her husband’s mysterious death."
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
AT&T boss: We should spend more money on HBO and less money on TBS and TNT
Source: The Wall Street Journal
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he wants to shift the resources for creating original shows on TNT, TBS and other Turner Networks to HBO. He tells The Wall Street Journal that the Turner channels would use some of that freed-up program time to air HBO reruns, which would help deliver more viewers to HBO. “A lot of the content spend is in Turner, specifically TNT and TBS," he says. "Is that really the highest and best use of capital? Or is it more appropriate and best use to put it toward HBO?” The plan would help boost HBO and make it a stronger competitor to Netflix.
Posted Monday 8/20/18 at 2:41PM EDT
Niecy Nash is poised to host her own TNT late-night show
Despite rumblings that there may be too much late-night TV following the cancelation of Netflix's Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale's Netflix shows, TNT has ordered a pilot for Naked With Niecy Nash. The Claws star is teaming with former Chelsea Lately executive producer Sue Murphy on the pilot that TNT says will be "a decidedly unique show with a late-night feel." “I’m so excited to add my voice to the late-night landscape,” said Nash. “Love is the thing we were created for but it’s also the place we struggle the most… until now! This is going to be a fun and sexy ride! TNT is the perfect partner for me in this endeavor! Adding an experienced and amazing executive producer and showrunner like Sue Murphy to this mix was the cherry on top.”
Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 4:38PM EDT
TNT orders The Alienist sequel The Angel of Darkness
Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning will return for the limited series The Angel of Darkness, based on Caleb Carr's Dr. Lazlo Kreizler sequel novel to The Alienist.
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Which TV show has less regard for Asian manicurists, Claws or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt?
Both shows fail to delve into the realities of Asian-immigrant nail salon workers, says Inkoo Kang. While Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt uses an Asian manicurist in dealing with white guilt, the characters on Claws seem unaware of their anti-Asian racism.