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TNT has had some great ratings success with The Librarian, their series of made-for-tv movies. Now, they've decided to create a weekly TV show called The Librarians which introduces new characters. Will the show also be a success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On The Librarians, Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) welcomes four new people to the library organization, to help solve ancient mysteries and recover/protect historical artifacts. Together, they fight against supernatural threats -- including the mysterious and immortal Dulaque (Matt Frewer) and the Serpent Brotherhood. The show stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette. Wyle, Jane Curtin, and Bob Newhart will recur in their roles from the movies.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: December 7, 2014 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
A spin-off of The Librarian TV film series, this show follows four new characters who become part of an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library. They are dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality that's hidden all around.
Chosen by Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) to become a new team of Librarians, they solve impossible mysteries, fight supernatural threats, and recover powerful artifacts like the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, and Excalibur.
Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn) is a counter-terrorism agent who protects the group. A laborer from »
[Spoiler Alert: This review contains a few spoilers, though I have tried to keep them to a minimum while still making this a viable review.]
When the first made-for-tv Librarian movie appeared in 2004 (The Librarian: Quest for the Spear), I watched it simply because it sounded so silly (and I also have a fondness for magic and fantasy). The premise is a normal metropolitan library under which is hidden a magical library containing not only rare (or mythical) books and manuscripts, but historical/magical (and religious) artifacts: the Ark of the Covenant, Excalibur, Pandora’s Box, even Noah’s Ark. This library -- which exists to protects these items, as well as protecting the general public from the wrong use of magic -- is overseen by Judson (Bob Newhart) and his assistant, Charlene (Jane Curtin). They hire a librarian whose job it is to go around the world either finding magical artifacts, or preventing those artifacts from falling into the wrong hands. The librarian is chosen for a combination of the breadth of his knowledge and intelligence, »
- Ian Alterman
TNT’s “The Librarians,” based on the network’s successful “Librarian” movie franchise, opened to good numbers as a series Sunday night, becoming cable’s top-rated premiere of the year.
The 8-10 p.m. launch of “The Librarians” averaged a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and about 5.4 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen, a higher demo rating than some dramas airing Sunday on ABC and CBS.
TNT’s “The Last Ship” and FX’s “The Strain” had previously been the calendar year’s top basic cable premiere in 18-49 (both 1.2), but “Librarians” edged it out. It also has become the most-watched new cable series launch overall for the year, slightly more than “Last Ship” when it opened in June (5.33 million).
Add in an encore telecast, and Sunday’s premiere of “The Librarians” drew 7.3 million viewers, including about 2.3 million adults 18-49.
“The Librarians” centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan »
- Rick Kissell
People checked out The Librarians.
TNT’s series adaptation of the Noah Wyle-led TV-movies premiered on Sunday night to 5.4 million total viewers, ranking as cable’s most watched series launch for the year to date.
With an encore factored in, the two-hour premiere amassed 7.3 mil.
If you watched the Librarians premiere, what did you think of it? Grade the episode via the poll below, then hit the comments to elaborate.
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Libraries are a little bit magical, aren’t they? They’re one of the few places you’re still asked to be quiet and reverential; they’re packed full of all sorts of knowledge and stories; and they’re organised due to some kind of arcane system that the average person on the street won’t have a hope of navigating. Okay, so nowadays you can learn pretty much anything you want to know just by firing up Wikipedia, but there’s still something impressive about all those words being housed in one place. In both Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Terry Pratchett’s Discworld, libraries are places for arcane magic to take place.
In a series of TV movies from the early 2000s starring Noah Wyle, librarians are mystical guardians of all kinds of magic. »
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The Librarians: Syfy, 8pm
Noah Wyle reprises his role of Flynn Carsen in this series spinoff from the popular Librarian TV movies.
Carsen is joined in the new show by a team of rookie librarians, including Rebecca Romijn's Eve Baird, who help him to safeguard powerful and magical relics.
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This post contains details from The Librarians episodes 1 and 2, which aired Dec. 7. Like its subject matter, the Librarian franchise is loaded with history. It began in 2004 with The Librarian: Quest for the Spear, a TV movie that followed librarian/adventurer Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) in pursuit of historical/magical artifacts. Two subsequent TV movies followed: 2006’s The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines and 2008’s The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. »
- C. Molly Smith
Struggling to contend with drastically shocking situations that you never expected, or are unprepared, to encounter in your life can be a life-defining moment many people face as they strive to find their true meaning and purpose. That difficult endeavor is a prevalent theme throughout tonight’s series premiere of the adventure drama, ‘The Librarians,’ which debuts at 8:00 pm Eastern/Pacific on TNT. The show, which is based on the network’s original film trilogy, ‘The Librarian,’ that stared Noah Wyle in the title role, shifts the focus of the franchise to Colonel Eve Baird. The Nato counter-terrorism agent, who’s played by Rebecca Romijn, is a skeptic of magic; she’s trying to [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
When looking for a new series idea, TNT went back into its old archives, much like the title protagonist The Librarian might do. In 2004, TNT created a trilogy movie series starring Noah Wyle as Librarian Flynn Carsen, who in charge of a secret store of artifacts (many of them -- most, actually -- being magical). Wyle has returned for this new installment of the Librarian franchise, which could easily be titled The Librarians: The Next Generation. Hit the jump for why the title is now plural. For those unfamiliar, the Librarian (singular), is a man chosen by the Library itself to protect its collection, and help save the world from nefarious sorts (which happens a lot). Once a Librarian dies (which also happens a lot), a new one takes his or her place. Though the Librarian has many magical artifacts at his or her disposal, the series makes clear »
- Allison Keene
Magical artifacts, ninjas in Oklahoma, and a blow torch made of prosciutto and a cucumber… it must be “The Librarians,” TNT’s new adventure-fantasy series, a follow-up to the network’s “Librarian” movie trilogy, which first bowed a decade ago.
The new series serves as a continuation of the movies, with Noah Wyle reprising his role as Flynn Carsen, the titular Librarian responsible for finding and protecting objects of mythical importance. For Wyle, continuing the fun and adventure of the movies is a dream come true, though admittedly one that came with some trepidation.
“I was really nervous to do it,” Wyle says of stepping back into the role nearly seven years after the final movie. “Then, I put on this costume, and the first scene we shot was the first scene that Flynn appears in in the show — which is when he falls out of a wall — and as »
- Shelli Weinstein
TV is making librarians sexy again. Make that The Librarians. In three hit TNT movies between 2004 and 2008, swashbuckling egghead Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) saved the world as an avatar of an ancient covert organization dedicated to protecting powerful magical artifacts from evil cabals. Flynn is back in the new spinoff series, and this time he's got protégés and a new kickass comrade, played by Rebecca Romijn.
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- Ileane Rudolph
Although TNT has discussed exploring edgier fare, its decision to elevate “The Librarian” movies, which starred Noah Wyle, into a series in which he’ll occasionally appear represents a throwback to the network’s broad popcorn-oriented approach. Indeed, the two-hour launch – assembling a trio of “librarians” (hence the plural title) tasked with thwarting magical threats, with Rebecca Romijn as their guardian – could have been spawned in the ’80s or ’90s, back when “Indiana Jones” knockoffs were all the rage. That’s not to say “Librarians” isn’t sporadically fun, but there’s just not a particularly strong incentive to check it out.
For those who missed the movies, Wyle (who doubles as an exec producer, and also stars in TNT’s “Falling Skies”) plays Flynn Carsen, drafted – initially to his understandable shock – to safeguard mystical treasures, a sacred trust operating in secret beneath the Metropolitan Public Library, thus explaining his rather mundane superhero moniker. »
- Brian Lowry
TNT’s popular movie trilogy The Librarian gets serialized in the new action-packed drama series The Librarians, premiering on TNT Sunday, Dec. 7 at 8pmET/Pt. Leading the cast is Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) who plays counter-terrorism agent Eve Baird who is reluctant to take on the job as the guardian to this weird but interesting Librarian (Noah Wyle) she encounters. “I was an investigator and I get invited to work at the library — I don’t know why, and I don’t necessarily want the job but I received this mysterious invitation,” Romijn explains. “I [become] the guardian of the Librarian. He doesn’t … Continue reading →
- Barb Oates
The World Made Straight has released its first trailer.
It centres around a young man (Irvine) who takes refuge from his abusive father with a neighbour (Wyle).
But he begins to realise that his new protector has a dark past closely linked to his own.
The World Made Straight will arrive in Us cinemas and on VOD on January 9. A UK cinematic release date is yet to be announced. »
The first trailer for “The World Made Straight” has landed, and it has some surprises for anyone who hasn’t been tracking the film. We also think it promises great soundtrack elements for those of you in love with bluegrass music. (Folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle, who most recently contributed music to an episode of “True Detective,” appears on-screen in the film and sings the opening song in the trailer.) Set in Appalachia and based on the novel by Ron Rash, the film follows a troubled young man trying to escape his hometown’s long history of violence, which dates back to a Civil War massacre. The surprises we’re talking about come mainly in the form of casting. That thin, bearded guy with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth and a pistol in his hand—can you place the face? Yes, you guessed correctly, and don’t worry, it took us a moment, »
- Zach Hollwedel
Just three months after Millennium Entertainment acquired the dramatic thriller The World Made Straight, the studio has released the first trailer.
In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, young and rebellious Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself ensnared in the violence of the past and the subtle evils of the present. Based on the novel by Ron Rash, The World Made Straight also stars Noah Wyle, Minka Kelly and Haley Joel Osment.
In addition, we also have a new poster for director David Burris' adaptation, which debuts on iTunes and in theaters on January 9, 2015. Check out the latest footage and the one-sheet below.
The World Made Straight comes to theaters January 9th, 2015 and stars Adelaide Clemens, Minka Kelly, Haley Joel Osment, Jeremy Irvine, Noah Wyle, Robin Mullins, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Steve Earle. The film is directed by David Burris. »
We have an exclusive poster to debut today for director David Burris’ adaptation of the Ron Rash novel The World Made Straight. The film takes place in a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre and stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as a young man who finds himself caught between the violence of the past and the evils of the present. Fallen Skies star and E.R. alum Noah Wyle also stars in the film alongside Haley Joel Osment, Minka Kelly, Adelaide Clements, and Steve Earle, and this poster hints at the dangerous nature of the Appalachian community that affects the ensemble. Check out the World Made Straight poster after the jump. The dramatic thriller opens in theaters and VOD on January 9, 2015. Here’s a synopsis for The World Made Straight: In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, »
- Adam Chitwood
TNT’s original feature-length trilogy based around an information manager who vies to shield mankind from unspeakable evil, has been developed into a fully-fledged TV series. Star of The Librarian franchise, Noah Wyle, returns to rope together a gaggle of data wranglers this time for The Librarians. So far, the show has been granted a weekly ten-episode run. It’ll presumably bag an order for future episodes if the ratings show promise, and judging by our first preview trailer, they’re gonna be up there.
A heady mix of adventure, slapstick quips and action, the preview appears to be going for an amalgamation of every successful fantasy series… but it’s way, way funnier than it has any right to be. Taking a stab at the old “librarians are stuffy” stereotype, the hilarious opening narration is absolutely spot-on.
Venturing further into the preview, we’re introduced to this new iteration »
- Gem Seddon
Noah Wyle will star in Shot.
He will play a bystander who is accidentally shot by teenager.
The film deals with the effect this has on him, his fiancée and the shooter.
Shot will begin shooting in February. »
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