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9 items from 2011


Patricia Cornwell's "Hornet's Nest" readies for TNT Mystery Movie Night

22 December 2011 7:09 AM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

Patricia Cornwell is the true definition of a power lesbian. She's a best selling author who just released her 19th novel as part of the Kay Scarpetta series; the series itself is being made into a feature film starring Angelina Jolie. But first, another one of her novels is now being made into a TV movie. Specifically, her 1997 crime novel Hornet's Nest is coming to TNT's Mystery Movie Night, and is in production now. Cornwell tweeted some pictures from the set in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Virginia Madsen and Sherry Stringfield star in the adaptation, which is set in present day Charlotte, North Carolina and is scheduled to air in Spring 2012.

Cornwell is serving as an executive producer on the film and writer Dee Johnson is behind the adaptation, which follows Police Chief Judy Hammer (Madsen) and her top deputy as they attempt to find a serial killer targeting out-of-town businessmen. »

- Trish Bendix

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The TVLine-Up: TV Worth Watching This Tuesday

5 December 2011 10:00 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Tuesday: Glee reels in Trouty Mouth, Syfy gets in the holiday spirit, New Girl receives sex ed, Sons of Anarchy and Covert Affairs say goodbye, and more. We’ve chose 13 things to keep on your radar.

8 pm Glee (Fox) | To bolster New Directions’ head count in time for sectionals*, Finn tracks down and convinces Sam Evans (Chord Overstreet) to come back. (Watch a video sneak peek and view photos.) *You will never think of sectionals/regionals/nationals the same after watching this Thursday’s Community.

8 pm Eureka (Syfy) | In the first of Syfy’s three standalone holiday specials for the night, »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Legend Of The Seeker’S Bridget Regan is a Person Of Interest

2 November 2011 4:27 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Legend Of The Seeker’S Bridget Regan is a Person Of Interest

Person of Interest has snagged the star of Legend of the Seeker, Bridget Regan, for a guest-starring role. It’s not her first guest-starring role this season; you may have seen her in an earlier episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. She must have a thing for procedurals.

While her episode of PoI is currently unscheduled, we know thanks to TVLine will be playing Wendy, “a charming/funny/sexy/sassy hairstylist from Brooklyn who learns that one should always look a gift horse in the mouth.” If you’re familiar with the idiom “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” then you’ll know it means to never be ungrateful for a gift. Wendy seems to be learning the opposite lesson. Perhaps that implies she will receive a less than helpful present. Right now I’m picturing a bomb in a box, »

- Brody Gibson

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Scoop: Is Bridget Regan a Person of Interest?

1 November 2011 7:13 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The star of Legend of the Seeker has found herself another guest-starring role.

Having earlier this season popped up on NCIS: Los Angeles, Bridget Regan will next visit another CBS procedural, Person of Interest (airings Thursdays at 9/8c).

CBS’ Unforgettable and Person of Interest Snag Full-Season Pickups

After Regan tweeted about her trip to New York City to film Poi, TVLine confirmed that in a yet-to-be-scheduled Season 1 episode, she will play Wendy, “a charming/funny/sexy/sassy hairstylist from Brooklyn who learns that one should always look a gift horse in the mouth.” (It’s as if she is the lost third Broke Girl! »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Carla Gugino To Headline TNT’s Hide

18 August 2011 12:03 PM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Fan boy favorite Carla Gugino, recently seen in the Jim Carrey comedy Mr. Popper’s Penguins and the action fantasy Sucker Punch, joined the TNT movie Hide as its lead character, Boston police detctive D.D. Warren. According to The Hollywood Reporter, TNT scheduled Hide, based on the Lisa Gardner book, as part of its upcoming TNT Mystery Movie Night, a series of six contemporary crime movies based on detective novels and true crime stories. Janet Brownell adapted Hide, about Detective Warren investigating the remains of six missing women discovered inside an abandoned mental hospital. Catherine Bell also joined the Mystery Movie Night film Good Morning, Killer, about an F.B.I. Special Agent tracking down a serial kidnapper. »

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TNT and TBS Announce Development Slate

18 May 2011 11:14 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

TNT and TBS, which staged their Upfront presentation today in New York, are making bold moves to bolster their remarkably strong foundations in original programming. The networks are developing extensive new lineups of scripted and unscripted series and making a new push into half-hour comedy in partnership with some of the top talents in the industry, from award-winning actors to acclaimed producers, writers and best-selling authors.

This year marks the beginning of production of the final season of the blockbuster hit The Closer, starring Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick. TNT confirmed today that it has ordered a 10-episode season of Major Crimes, a series set in the Los Angeles Police Department that promises to become television's next great crime drama. The seventh and final season of The Closer will include 15 episodes in 2011 and six in summer 2012, leading into the launch of Major Crimes, starring Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica). McDonnell has been »

- MovieWeb

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TNT and TBS announce 2011-12 schedule

18 May 2011 7:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

TNT and TBS have announced details of their official 2011-12 television schedule. The final season of The Closer will launch with 15 episodes in late 2011, and will continue with six more in the summer of 2012, leading into the launch of new spinoff series Major Crimes. Ten episodes of Major Crimes have currently been commissioned, with actress Mary McDonnell reprising her role as police captain Sharon Raydor. TNT is also developing a number of original movies expected to debut in November and December, including adaptations of the Scott Turow novel Innocent and Richard North Patterson's Silent Witness. Other adaptations in the works include television films based on Sandra Brown's Ricochet, Lisa Gardner's Hide, April Smith's Good Morning, Killer and Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark's Deck the (more) »

- By Morgan Jeffery

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TNT Announces The Closer Spin-off, Mystery Movie Series Featuring Best-Selling Authors

18 May 2011 5:45 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Following months of speculation, TNT formally announced on Wednesday morning its plan to follow The Closer‘s upcoming seventh and final season with a spin-off series titled Major Crimes. Touted by the cabler as “television’s next great crime drama,” Major Crimes will star Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), reprising her recurring Closer role of Captain Raydor.

The Closer‘s final cycle will consist of 21 total episodes — 15 airing this year plus six for summer 2012 — and feed directly into the 10-episode freshman season of Major Crimes, which like its predecessor will be set in the Los Angeles Police Department. The Closer creator »

- Matt Webb Mitovich

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Marcia Clark Can’t Escape the Law

4 May 2011 5:00 PM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Dennis Nishi Marcia Clark at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Best known as the head prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson murder trial in 1995, Marcia Clark left her 14-year career at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office to explore other opportunities, including becoming a writer. She co-authored her experiences involving the Simpson case in “Without a Doubt” in 1998 and has since worked as a consultant, spokesperson and writer for several television shows. Her first novel “Guilt by Association »

- Dennis Nishi

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