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Turner Network media brands TBS and TNT have renewed three original series currently airing on the networks: the critically acclaimed TNT drama Animal Kingdom, the new TBS series Wrecked and the hit TBS comedy Angie Tribeca.
Wrecked ranks among cable's Top 25 scripted series for the year-to-date and is the #1 new cable comedy among adults 18-49.
Angie Tribeca's second season premiere delivered cable's largest increase of adults 18-49 (+41%) for a returning comedy this year.
Animal Kingdom is pulling in a young audience profile and has been on an upward trajectory since its premiere.
- Carissa Pavlica
Turner networks TNT and TBS have handed out three series renewals, it was announced Wednesday.
Since rebranding in January, TBS has premiered and renewed four new comedies: “Angie Tribeca,” “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “The Detour” and “Wrecked.” All four rank among the year’s Top 10 new cable comedies among adults 18-49, with “Wrecked” and “The Detour” topping the chart.
“A year ago we began reinventing TBS, and thanks to the incredible talent behind these shows, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming for TBS. “Pulling the trigger on renewals early allows us to build on our success by giving fans new seasons more quickly.”
“‘Animal Kingdom’ has signaled the new tone for TNT dramas and is moving the network »
- Laura Prudom
TNT continues to move towards gritty programming as evidenced by their new Animal Kingdom drama series. Previous attempts haven't worked out very well in the ratings so it remains to be seen if this one will be different. Cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.Animal Kingdom revolves around a 17-year-old named "J" (Finn Cole) who moves in with his deceased mother’s family -- a Southern California clan of criminals. Heading up the family is J's unpredictable and manipulative grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody (Ellen Barkin). The rest of the cast includes Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Daniella Alonso, and Molly Gordon.Read More… »
In the premiere of TNT’s Animal Kingdom, impressionable young J Cody was always being given things by his thieving uncles. Money. Jewelry. The false impression that breakfast is clothing-optional and petty disagreements are best settled with firearms. So the question became, would the teenager be seduced by his family’s flashy criminal lifestyle? For that matter, would we be seduced by the series? I wasn’t. How about you? Read on, and after we go over the major developments in the series’ opener, you can grade it and weigh in with your review in the comments sections.
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TNT’s re-imagining of the 2010 Australian film “Animal Kingdom” premiered Wednesday at the Rose Room in Venice Beach, bringing out cast members Ellen Barkin, Ben Robson, Scott Speedman, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Shawn Hatosy, Daniella Alonso, Molly Gordon and executive producer John Wells.
While “Animal Kingdom” takes inspiration from the movie, the creators wanted to craft a different world for the series. One key change was moving the setting from Melbourne to the beach town of Oceanside.
“We thought it was interesting — the whole idea of being in these kind of working class communities that are close to wealthy communities and there’s a certain amount of class resentment in a sense of Robin Hood like these people deserve to be robbed from because they moved into where we were and made it hard for us to live here,” said Wells.
“Oceanside is an excellent representation of that where it »
- Lamarco McClendon
Drama is about to get even more complex and gritty at TNT. The cable channel has released a new extended trailer which promotes the cable channel's viscerally intense new series, Animal Kingdom. In addition, TNT has already released the first episode online.
Animal Kingdom stars Ellen Barkin as Smurf, the fierce and manipulative matriarch of the outlaw Cody family of Southern California. The clan lives outside the fringes of society. There's plenty of underlying tension -- not just from the outside world, but also from within the family. Other members of the family are played by Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary and Finn Cole. Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon play family members' girlfriends.
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TNT has debuted an extended preview for its upcoming "Animal Kingdom" TV series. An American reinvention of the Australian film of the same name, the two-hour series premiere takes place on June 14th and follows a wild criminal family led by a fierce and emotionally manipulative matriarch (Ellen Barkin).
- Garth Franklin
Ahead of its hotly-anticipated premiere next month, TNT has released an extended trailer for its upcoming series Animal Kingdom, a gritty and visceral new crime drama in the vein of hit TV shows such as Sons of Anarchy and Fargo.
Inspired by David Michôd’s cult 2010 Australian film of the same name, Animal Kingdom stars Emmy and Tony Winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love) in the role of Janine ‘Smurf’ Cody (played by Oscar-nominee Jacki Weaver in the original movie). Smurf is the fierce and emotionally manipulative matriarch of the Cody family, an outlaw clan living an adrenaline-fueled, indulgent lifestyle in Southern California.
Executive produced by John Wells (ER, The West Wing) and Jonathan Lisco (Southland, Halt and Catch Fire), Animal Kingdom sees Barkin joined by a stellar supporting cast that includes Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon.
Check out an eleven-minute preview here… »
- Gary Collinson
Update: TNT is expanding the premiere episode of its new drama series Animal Kingdom to two hours and moving the launch to June 14 at 9 Pm. It was previously set for June 7. The series stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon. Previous, March 24, 11 Am: Premiere dates have been set for TNT’s new drama series Animal Kingdom and Starz’s The Dresser, the premium cabler’s first movie for television. A… »
[caption id="attachment_42304" align="aligncenter" width="590"] The cast of TNT's Animal Kingdom (l to r): Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Scott Speedman, Ellen Barkin, Ben Robson and Shawn Hatosy. Image courtesy of Turner press room.[/caption]
TNT's Animal Kingdom TV series premieres Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Watch a new trailer, below. A new drama, Animal Kingdom stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso, and Molly Gordon. The exact time slot has yet to be announced.
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In today’s round-up, Esquire Network is offering viewers a chance to relive the notorious O.J. Simpson murder trail with a 12-hour special. Plus, your first look at Jennifer Lopez with James Corden for Carpool Karaoke is here . . .
Today, CBS released the first image (above) of the “American Idol” and “Shades of Blue” star with Corden, teasing her March 29 debut on “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special,” an hourlong celebrating Corden’s first year in late-night, sprinkled with the host’s favorite moments and a new Carpool Karaoke moment with Lopez.
- Alyssa Sage
The trailer has arrived for the second season of PlayStation Network's "Powers," the series adaptation of the Brian Michael Bendis comic which sees Michael Madsen, Tricia Helfer, and Wil Wheaton joining the cast for the second season which will be available on the network from May 31st.
Disney Xd and Lucasfilm have released several new images and a clip from the upcoming finale for "Star Wars Rebels" which confirms that Sith lord Darth Maul will make his debut in the series.
In th episode Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka seek out an Inquisitor to gain information about Vader, but soon encounter an unexpected ally in their fight against the Sith. The two-part finale airs March 30th.
- Garth Franklin
Given how many movie franchises are transitioning into TV shows these days, it can be hard to keep track of the development process. So the fact that David Michod's breakout crime saga "Animal Kingdom" is to receive the TV treatment escaped my attention. But it's gearing up to hit small screens this summer, and I have to admit, it looks like some sleazy fun. Read More: Review: David Michod's 'The Rover' Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce Is A Bleak & Compelling Tale Ellen Barkin leads the show as the head of a SoCal family of dirtbag crooks, with Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon rounding out the ensemble. Here's the synopsis: Animal Kingdom centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Is it hot in here or is just the cast of TNT's newest show, Animal Kingdom? The family drama stars Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of a crime family in Southern California, and it also stars a bunch of men who don't really like wearing shirts, apparently, if this first look is any indication. The cast also includes Felicity favorite Scott Speedman, Southland's Shawn Hatosy, Vikings veteran Ben Robson, Pretty Little Liars' Jake Weary, Peaky Blinders vet Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso of Revolution fame and Love the Coopers' Molly Gordon. Animal Kingdom follows 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody (Cole), who heads to Southern California to move in with his "freewheeling" relatives »
Michelle Dockery and Juan Diego Botto star in Good Behavior, which TNT describes as a "seductive thriller." The Good Behavior TV series is executive produced by showrunner Chad Hodge, author Blake Crouch, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements.
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On Thursday, TNT unveiled a lengthy trailer for a few of its upcoming series. The video, which debuted at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, spends ample time introducing viewers to the dark worlds of Good Behavior, starring the Downton Abbey actress, and Animal Kingdom, featuring Ellen Barkin (The New Normal) and Scott Speedman (Felicity), among others.
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