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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 »
Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, the delightfully fun adventure series The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Jake Stone (Christian Kane), Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth) and Ezekiel Jones (John Kim) are the newest protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, helping out Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), his Guardian, Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn), and a reluctant caretaker (John Larroquette). During this phone interview with Collider, show creator/executive producer/writer John Rogers talked about filling the genre gaps on TV, why people are so intrigued by libraries, finding the key to expanding this as a series, always being aware of their budget, keeping Noah Wyle on the show in a limited capacity, due to his schedule, putting this ensemble of actors together, getting Bruce Campbell to guest star as Santa Claus, »
- Christina Radish
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
Trying to recognize and value your own self-worth and realizing that your true personality leaves a meaningful impact on the people and situations around you can be a challenge, especially when you think your impressive talents are alienating you from the rest of society. That continuous internal struggle is grippingly chronicled in the new adventure television series, ‘The Librarians,’ which is currently airing on Sunday nights at 8/7c on TNT, particularly through the gripping performance given by Lindy Booth. The actress portrays the highly intelligent Cassandra, who has rebuffed her gift of synesthesia (the ability to link all five senses to her memory). Cassandra’s disdain for her gift rose after [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
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
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
CW has big plans for the holiday season as usual. They just released a brand new line up for the week starting of December 8th. It will feature some of their regular shows, but also special holiday themed items to keep up with the times. Unlike their peers, CW usually keeps their list pretty close until less than a month of airing the shows. Here is the official lineup that they have released so far.
Monday, December 8
“The Map of Moments” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. Et) (Content Rating Tbd) (HDTV)
A Holiday Reunion — When Rebekah (Claire Holt) notices an unusual change in Elijah’s (Daniel Gillies) behavior, she asks Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) to meet her at their safe house, reuniting them with baby Hope. After reliving memories of being the odd man out, Kaleb (guest star Daniel Sharman) opens up to Davina (Danielle Campbell »
- Sarah Peel
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
The Librarians Promo. TNT‘s The Librarians (2014) TV show trailer stars John Larroquette, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, John Kim, and Lindy Booth. The Librarians‘ plot synopsis: “The Librarians” centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, [...]
- Rollo Tomasi
Following three TV movies over the past decade or so, TNT decided a while back to turn its "The Librarian" franchise into a regular TV series. Now the results can be seen in a new full-length trailer for "The Librarians" released today by the network.
While Noah Wyle led the charge in the telemovies, here he takes a back seat and will pop in and out in a recurring role as the enigmatic supervisor of a new group of characters who will take on the task of looking for artifacts with mythical powers around the globe.
Said new faces include the likes of Rebecca Romijn ("X-Men"), Emmy winning comedian John Laroquette, Christian Kane ("Angel"), Lindy Booth ("Dawn of the Dead") and Australian soap star John Kim. Look out for a Bruce Campbell cameo too in the trailer, whilst the likes of Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin will pop up in the show. »
- Garth Franklin
There’s something rather silly about a show featuring a band of heroic librarians and there’s also a miserable looking CG environment mere seconds into this video, but if you do manage to get passed the 30-second mark, there is some charm to the self-deprecating humor in this trailer for TNT’s new show, The Librarians. This one stars Noah Wyle as Flynn Carsen, a member of an ancient organization hidden underneath the Metropolitan Public Library committed to protecting the world from the unspeakable evil in a hidden magical reality. Flynn’s good at his job, but he can’t do it alone so recruits four new people to battle dark magic with him. Hit the jump to check out The Librarians trailer. The show also stars Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim and John Larroquette, and debuts on TNT on Sunday, December 7th at 8pm. Via TNT. »
- Perri Nemiroff
TNT is returning to the world of its hit The Librarian franchise with a brand new series from Electric Entertainment and executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane ("Leverage," "Angel"), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy winner John Larroquette ("Night Court," Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle ("Falling Skies," "ER") serves as executive producer and recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT's movie trilogy. Also reprising their roles from the movies will be guest stars Bob Newhart ("The Big Bang Theory," "The Bob Newhart Show") and Jane Curtin ("Kate & Allie," "3rd Rock from the Sun"). Today, "The Librarians" has debuted a new trailer, which you can check out in the player below. »
Fired Apprentice candidates Lindsay Booth and Nurun Ahmed have compared rival candidate James Hill to "an uncontrollable puppy" and "24-hour mini-mart", due to his inability to ever shut up or calm down.
Hill escaped the chop in the final boardroom on last night's (October 23) show, but his axed rivals believe that he needs to ease up on the chatter if he wants to progress far in Lord Sugar's reality show.
Booth, who was fired before the final boardroom due to her lack of enthusiasm for the process, said: "He is like an uncontrollable puppy. You can try to ignore him, but he's uncontrollable."
Ahmed was fired instead of Hill in the final showdown and she admitted that he was "credible" as a candidate, but added: "I describe him as a 24-hour mini-mart. He never shuts.
"But he is a bright boy with plenty of potential. Lord Sugar can clearly »
The swimming academy owner said that she didn't have the "confidence" or "arrogance" to compete with her rivals on the show.
Booth was fired by Lord Sugar before the final boardroom after confessing that she wasn't up to the challenge of battling against the other 17 candidates.
"I just didn't have the confidence to do it and it was making me feel down," she told Digital Spy.
"When we lost the task I thought it was my time to go, and if I stayed quiet I'd be brought back in the boardroom and get fired from there. But Lord Sugar started questioning me before that and I just thought, 'I'll tell him how I really feel'. »
The Apprentice review: A stinker of a scented candle task
Speaking about her exit, swimming instructor Booth said: "I knew from the start really that I was out of my depth. I tried so much to get involved but I just don't have the confidence that they all have."
The 29-year-old believes that the other contestants wouldn't be up to doing her job, saying: "If I was to say to them, 'come and teach the children to swim' they wouldn't know where to start.
"It's a really rewarding job and it's a job that I love and I don't want to give it up or do anything else."
She added: "Going into something »
The duo found themselves in the firing line after a scented candle task, which Team Summit lost by just £14.77 after failing to stick to their pricing strategy and selling their products at too low a margin.
Booth - who struggled in the production section of the task and only managed to sell one candle - essentially removed herself from the competition by admitting that she was out of her depth.
Acknowledging that she had not done well, Booth never fought for her place in the process and said: "I haven't been the person I thought I was going to be when I came here. If anything, »
Mipcom: First two episodes of series based on the Noah Wyle-starring movie franchise screened in Cannes.
Electric Entertainment has secured deals with multiple territories for Electric-produced TV series The Librarians, including the remainder of English-language markets such as Australia, Canada and South Africa.
In addition to the NBC Universal Pay TV sale for more than 100 territories, the series has sold to Bell Media for Canada, Fox for Sweden and Norway, TV Plus for Poland, TV 2 for Hungary, Icon Film Distribution for Australia/Nz, Daro for South Africa and Gravity for the Cis.
Electric Entertainment held a special screening at Mipcom in Cannes this week for buyers of the first two episodes of the show, with Romijn in attendance.
The Librarians is scheduled to make its Us debut on TNT on Dec »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Digital Spy presents profiles of all the hopefuls below:
1. Bianca Miller – 25
Bianca is the owner of a personal branding company from London. She is a determined and ambitious candidate, but admits she can be pedantic at times. After graduating, she worked in Hr before setting up her own business at the age of 23.
She says: "I regret not becoming a scientist so I could clone myself and be more successful in half the time."
2. Chiles Cartwright – 35
Chiles is a company director from Shropshire. He is the owner of two companies, and has nine years experience of working in management for international brands. He also holds a black belt in karate.
He says: "I consider myself one of the most credible candidates in this process. I don't believe that anyone has »
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