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TNT has had both great successes and big disappointments when it comes to their original scripted shows. Which of the current crop will be cancelled or renewed for another season? Stay tuned!
Scripted TNT shows listed: Dallas, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, The Last Ship, Legends, The Librarians, Major Crimes, Murder in the First, Perception, Proof, Rizzoli & Isles, and Transporter: The Series.
Last update: Latest ratings for Proof and Rizzoli & Isles added.
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“America’s Got Talent” and “American Ninja Warrior” lifted NBC to the top of the summer ratings leaderboard last week, while “Under the Dome” (despite some sizable year-over-year declines) and the return of summer stalwart “Big Brother” got CBS back in the ratings game.
NBC won in adults 18-49 and 25-54 while CBS prevailed in total viewers, according to live plus same-day estimates from Nielsen for June 22-28.
“America’s Got Talent” (2.6/10 in 18-49, 11.07 million viewers overall) was the week’s No. 1 series in both demos and total viewers, tying with Bet’s annual “Bet Awards” among all programs in 18-49, and “American Ninja Warrior” (1.8/7 in 18-49, 6.03 million viewers overall) remained in the top 10. “Talent” and “Ninja Warrior” also have been repeating well for NBC, with encores of both shows on Wednesday cracking the week’s top 15.
Newsmagazine “Dateline” pitched in for NBC too, with its Thursday edition drawing the »
- Rick Kissell
NBC had more of the top-rated shows, but three games of the NBA Finals helped make ABC the dominant primetime network in key demos last week, according to Nielsen estimates.
This year’s finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors was on track to become the highest-rated ever on ABC, which began airing the event in 2002. Last week’s three contests were the top three programs in the adults 18-49 demo, with both Thursday and Sunday’s games averaging 7.6 rating, and Tuesday’s Game 3 close behind (7.3).
Pro basketball’s championship round also occupied the top three spots on the total-viewer rankings, with Sunday’s Game 5 drawing the most viewers (20.86 million) — the largest audience for a Game 5 of the NBA Finals since 2004 (Lakers-Pistons). This year’s five-game average of 19.3 million was up a hefty 24% vs. last year’s Miami-San Antonio series (15.6 million) and this Finals is expected to finish »
- Rick Kissell
Time Warner’s Turner and Comcast are working quickly to rewrite the rules currently established in the nascent realm of VOD.
In 2014, Turner tested making available the entire season of then-freshman dramas “Murder In The First”(above, pictured) and “The Last Ship” to Comcast subscribers, ensuring those people would be able to watch each show from its debut episode through to the most current one airing on linear TV. In 2015, Turner is making much of its current original programming -15 programs in all – available on such a basis to Comcast and is looking to do similar deals with other video distributors, said Jennifer Mirgorod, executive vice president of brand distribution for the company, in an interview.
“The customer has gotten quite used to going to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu and seeing a past season of all the episodes available,” Mirgorod said. “This same experience should exist within the current window, »
- Brian Steinberg
Diamond Select Toys has announced four new pairs of Aliens Minimates which can be purchased as a full set or an assortment of two-packs. Also in this round-up: a William Froste casting update and a look at Crypt TV's The Horrors of AutoCorrect.
Aliens Minimates Series 2: "Aliens Minimates 2-Packs Series 2 Asst.
A Diamond Select Toys release! The game is not over, man! Dst returns to the world of the classic 1986 action movie Aliens with an all-new assortment of 2-packs! Four new sets include Pvt. Vasquez with Pvt. Hudson, Jumpsuit Ripley with Newt, Pvt. Frost with Burning Alien and a rare, one-per-case set that has Pvt. Crowe with Attacking Alien and Eggs! Each 2-inch Minimates mini-figure features 14 points of articulation and fully interchangeable parts and accessories. Packaged on a blister card. Designed by Art Asylum! (Item #JUN152094, Srp: $9.99/ea.)."
These Minimates are priced at $9.99 for each two-pack and $119.88 for the entire set. »
- Tamika Jones
Jimmy Smits‘ new TV gig is totally groovy, man.
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Smits will play Francisco “Papa Fuerte” Cruz, a South Bronx political boss who delivers services that the city fails to provide, including jobs and housing. »
Like a moth to a flame spotlight, Ryan Seacrest has been drawn to another reality TV opportunity.
RelatedAmerican Idol: How Fox Failed Its Golden Goose — and Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Pull the Plug
The unscripted series will take place around the country, where unsuspecting people will receive a knock at their front doors and a chance to win cash prizes, meet their favorite celebrities or earn other major rewards. (Think Publishers Clearing House, »
The network said Wednesday that the 1960s-set police drama “Public Morals,” from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns and executive producer Steven Spielberg, will now premiere Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 10 p.m., a timeslot originally designated for the second-season debut of “Legends.” When TNT announced its summer lineup last month, “Public Morals” was set to bow Mondays at 9 p.m. starting Aug. 17.
Undercover drama “Legends” (pictured), starring Sean Bean and exec produced by Howard Gordon, will now air in the fall at a time and date to be announced. It will join a fall slate that includes the return of “The Librarians” and the premiere of action drama “Agent X.”
Updated TNT Summer Premiere Dates
Monday, June 8 — “Major Crimes” (9 p.m. »
- Rick Kissell
With the benefit of hindsight, all “Secrets and Lies” really offered – in a strange subgenre of drama built around a murdered child – was a shift in perspective, by putting the focus squarely on the wrongly accused as opposed to the cops. That wrinkle, and the casting of Ryan Phillippe as the Everyman at its center, provided the distinguishing element in the ABC limited series that concluded Sunday, which, as U.S. versions of such programs go, can derive at best modest satisfaction from being better than “Gracepoint,” Fox’s slightly tweaked stab at “Broadchurch.”
Beyond that, the finale (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched) yielded the same killer as the Australian series upon which it was based, with the main character’s 12-year-old daughter (Belle Shouse) having slain what turned out to be her half-brother. That revelation followed the perhaps inevitable parade of red herrings, which left nearly »
- Brian Lowry
Below, you'll find the status of the recent/current/upcoming scripted TV shows on Syfy, TBS, TNT, TV Land, USA, VH1, We tv, Wgn America, and Yahoo. To see a series' ratings (if available), click the links in the middle column.
Shows include Agent X, Angie Tribeca, Benched, Bitten, Clipped, Colony, Community, Complications, Continuum, Cougar Town, Covert Affairs, Dallas, Dark Matter, Defiance, Dig, Dominion, Falling Skies, Franklin & Bash, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Graceland, Ground Floor, Haven, Helix, Hindsight, Hit the Floor, Hot in Cleveland, Hunters, Impastor, In Plain Sight, Jennifer Falls, Killjoys, Legends, Lost Girl, Manhattan, Major Crimes, Mr. Robot, Murder in the First, Outsiders, Perception, Playing House, Proof, Public Morals, Rizzoli & Isles, Royal Pains, Rush, Salem, Satisfaction, Sirens, Suits, Sullivan & Son, The Divide, The Exes, The Last Ship, The Librarians, Public Morals, The Soul Man, South of Hell, Teachers, Transporter: The Series, Warehouse 13, Wedding Band, »
Hulu and Turner Broadcasting signed a new deal on Thursday making the streaming service the exclusive subscription video-on-demand provider of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network content, as well as select series from TNT and TBS. The multi-year licensing agreement, the first of its kind between Turner and Hulu, grants the service streaming rights to all episodes from past seasons of TNT’s “The Last Ship” and “Murder in the First” and other current and upcoming series — like TBS’s “Angie Tribeca.” Cartoon Network originals like “The Amazing World of Gumball,” “Dexter’s Laboratory,” “Ben 10,” and the Peabody Award-winning “Adventure Time” will be. »
- L.A. Ross
Turner Broadcasting and Hulu have signed an extensive multi-year licensing agreement that grants Hulu exclusive Svod rights to certain current and future programming from Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, TNT and TBS. Included are all episodes from past seasons of TNT's The Last Ship and Murder In The First. Also in the package are past seasons of popular Adult Swim original series including Rick And Morty, Black Jesus, Ntsf:sd:suv, and Cartoon Network original series such as T… »
A sharp decline in feature film activity pulled down overall on-location production in Los Angeles during the first quarter by 3.1% to 8,707 shooting days, according to FilmL.A.
Tuesday’s report came with the state of California transitioning in coming months to a tax credit program that’s been more than tripled in size to $330 million in annual allocations.
Regional feature production in Los Angeles decreased 15.4% in the first quarter to 926 days — 168 days fewer than the first quarter of 2014. Movies that received California state tax credits generated 42 days of shooting, including “Drive, She Said,” “Message From the King,” “Scouts vs. Zombies” and “The Perfect Guy.”
TV activity edged up 1.7% for the quarter to 3,312 days as the TV drama category surged 29.7% to 1,058 days and reality jumpd 19.8% to 1,245 days, offsetting losses for TV pilots (down 19.4% to 257), TV sitcoms (down 14.8% to 304) and Web-based TV (down 12.2% to 202). Shows covered by the state incentive generated 142 days, including “Hit the Floor,” “Justified,” “Murder in the First,” “Stitchers” and “Teen Wolf.” »
- Dave McNary
TNT is letting fans know when they can board The Last Ship with Eric Dane again. The network has announced premiere dates for the upcoming second season of The Last Ship, the final season of Falling Skies, the fourth season of Major Crimes, and many more of its summer series, including three new offerings: Proof (starring Jennifer Beals), Public Morals (starring Edward Burns), and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. Find a full list of all of TNT’s summer premiere dates below, along with the cable network’s official descriptions for its three new series. Monday, June 8: Major Crimes Season 4 at 9 p.m. and Murder in the First Season 2 at 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 16: Rizzoli & Isles Season 6 at 9 p.m. and new series Proof at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 21: The Last Ship Season 2 at 9 p.m. (two-hour premiere) Sunday, June 28: Falling Skies‘ final season at 10 p.m. »
- Chris King
TNT has announced the summer premieres of 10 shows -- Major Crimes (season four, June 8th), Murder in the First (season two, June 8th), Proof (series debut, June 16th), Rizzoli & Isles (season six, June 16th), The Last Ship (season two, June 21st), Falling Skies (final season, June 28th), Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (series debut, July 31st), Public Morals (series debut, August 17th), and Legends (season two, August 25th).
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TNT Unveils Summer Lineup, Featuring 10 Original Series
TNT Set to Launch Three New Summer Series: Proof, Public Morals and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes
TNT unveiled its 10 summer shows for 2015 on Thursday, and the full slate includes the returning “Last Ship,” which was basic cable’s top new series of 2014. “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Major Crimes” will also come back, along with “Murder in the First,” one of last year’s top 10 new series on basic cable. The fifth and final season of “Falling Skies” will also run, alongside “Legends” and “Cold Justice.” Three new series will debut this summer, including the 1960s police drama “Public Morals,” from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns and executive producer Steven Spielberg; drama “Proof,” starring Jennifer Beals and Matthew Modine. »
- Tony Maglio
It will be another busy summer for TNT, which on Thursday announced a lineup that features 10 original series for a second straight year.
The young slate features three new series that will bow during the warm-weather months — “Proof,” “Public Morals” and “Cold Justice: Sex Crimes” — as well as three dramas returning for a second season. The Turner network will also be saying goodbye to veteran “Falling Skies.”
TNT’s summer gets under way on Monday, June 8, with the season-four premiere of Mary McDonnell-fronted drama “Major Crimes” and the season-two bow of “Murder in the First” — two shows that were also paired on Monday a year ago. “Murder,” from Steven Bochco and starring Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson, will again focus on a single murder investigation throughout the course of the season.
“Rizzoli & Isles,” cable’s most-watched series last summer, returns for its sixth season on Tuesday, June 16. It will be followed at 10 p. »
- Rick Kissell
TNT has a very busy summer ahead, with the return of seven favorites plus the debut of three new series.
RelatedTNT’s Librarians Renewed for Season 2
Among the newcomers, Proof stars Jennifer Beals (The L Word) as a brilliant surgeon who, in the wake of her teenage son’s death, teams with a billionaire tech inventor (Weeds‘ Matthew Modine) to explore recincarnation and such. The cast also includes David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls), Joe Morton (Scandal), Callum Blue (Royal Pains) and Edi Gathegi (Justified).
ABC’s black-ish was TV’s big winner Friday evening at the NAACP Image Awards — which celebrate the achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those who promote social justice through creative endeavors — by topping five comedy categories, including collecting acting kudos for leads Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.
Benidorm: ITV, 9pm
Sadly for Joyce, things get worse when Jason (Brookside actor Philip Olivier) is installed as head barman. Meanwhile, The Oracle (Johnny Vegas) has a heart-to-heart with his mother when the two get stuck in a lift for the day.
Celebrity Big Brother: The Live Final: Channel 5, 9pm
The Perez Show. The Katie Hopkins Show. The Katie Price Show. Call it what you want, but it's hard to deny this year's Big Brother has had some of its biggest characters in history, and tonight it comes to an end.
Emma Willis will interview the eliminated housemates (and eventual winner) one by one, getting their perspectives on this whirlwind series.
Stella: Sky1, 9pm
Return to the Welsh valleys and the fictional village of Pontyberry for series four of Ruth Jones's sitcom. »
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