Hulu catches The Last Ship

Hulu has acquired previous episodes of two TNT dramas.

Subscribers to the US VoD service will be able to catch up with previous installments of The Last Ship, and Murder in the First, following the licensing deal with Turner Broadcasting System.

The Last Ship

The Last Ship

TNT readies summer schedule

US cable network TNT is preparing for summer with three new series and the final season of sci-fi drama Falling Skies.

Public Morals makes its debut alongside Proof, and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes, alongside returning series Major Crimes, Murder in the First, Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, Cold Justice, and Legends.

Season four of Major Crimes continues the story of a squad of detectives working alongside prosecutors to get a conviction. The cast includes Mary McDonnell, GW Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P Keene, Robert Gossett, and Jonathan Del Arco.

Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, in association with Warner Bros Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard, Michael M Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter executive produce.

Murder in the First returns for a second season, once again taking viewers inside a complex murder investigation. It stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.

Co-created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, they executive produce for TNT Originals.

Murder in the First

Murder in the First

Crime-solving duo Rizzoli & Isles are back for a sixth season, again pairing a Boston police detective with a medical examiner. It stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

Rizzoli & Isles is produced by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber and showrunner Jan Nash executive producing. The show was developed by Janet Tamaro and is based on the novels by Tess Gerritsen.

Proof is about a brilliant surgeon who is persuaded by a cancer-striken billionaire to investigate cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, hauntings and other phenomena, in the search for evidence that death is not the end. It stars Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, David Sutcliffe, and Joe Morton.

The series is produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick, Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman and Alex Graves executive producing.

The Last Ship sets sail on its second season as the crew of the USS Nathan James confront their existence as survivors of a global pandemic. It stars Eric Dane, Rhona Mitra, and Adam Baldwin.

Based on William Brinkley’s novel, it is produced by Platinum Dunes, with Jack Bender, Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form executive producing with co-creators and showrunners Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane.

The fifth and final season of Falling Skies closes the story of life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. It stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, and Will Patton.

The show is produced by Amblin Television, with executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and David Eick.

Falling Skies

Falling Skies

Real-life crime series Cold Justice returns for a third season, following investigators as they dig into unsolved murder cases. It stars Kelly Siegler, and Yolanda McClary.

Cold Justice is produced by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves. Dick Wolf, Dan Cutforth,  Jane Lipsitz, and Tom Thayer are the executive producers.

In spin-off Cold Justice: Sex Crimes, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O’Neill travel to small towns in the US to help solve cases that have sat dormant for years.

Dick Wolf, Dan Cutforth, Jane Lipsitz, Kelly Siegler, and Tom Thayer executive produce for Wolf Films and Magical Elves.

Season two of Legends continues the story of an undercover operative (Sean Bean) who has learned he isn’t the man he believed himself to be.

It is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, with Howard Gordon and showrunner Ken Biller executive producing.

Another new series, Public Morals, is a police drama following the Public Morals Division, which investigates vice crimes in 1960s New York. It stars writer and executive producer Edward Burns, Michael Rapaport, and Elizabeth Masucci.

Public Morals is produced in collaboration with Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, and Aaron Lubin.

TNT renews The Librarians

Fantasy adventure drama The Librarians has booked a second season on TNT.

The Librarians

The Librarians

The US cable network has ordered ten new episodes, which are due to begin later this year.

Based on the channel’s movie franchise, The Librarians follows an ancient organisation hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library that is dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around.

The cast includes Noah Wyle, Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth, John Kim, and John Larroquette.

Wyle executive produces season one with Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin.

TNT sets return of Rizzoli & Isles

TNT has ordered a sixth season of Rizzoli & Isles.

Rizzoli & Isles

Rizzoli & Isles

Season five of the drama, which stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, is due to return to air in early 2015.

An 18-episode sixth season will then launch next summer.

Rizzoli & Isles, which debuted in 2010, is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Haber and showrunner Jan Nash serving as executive producers.

Based on characters created by crime novelist Tess Gerritsen and developed for television by Janet Tamaro, Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, while Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston.

TNT makes more Legends

TNT has renewed action drama Legends for a second season.

Legends

Legends

The series, produced by Fox 21, follows Sean Bean as an undercover agent working for the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations Division who begins to question his own identity when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t the man he believes himself to be.

It is executive produced by Howard Gordon.

TNT’s season two order is for ten new episodes, due to air in 2015.

Space checks out The Librarians

Space has picked up Canadian rights to new US drama The Librarians.

The Librarians

The Librarians

The ten-part adventure series, commissioned by TNT, centres on an ancient organisation tasked with protecting an unwitting world from a hidden, magical reality that exists around them. Working from their headquarters hidden below the public library, the group solves challenging mysteries, fights the supernatural, and recovers powerful ancient artifacts, including Excalibur, the Ark of the Covenant, and The Judas Chalice.

It stars Rebecca Romijn and Noah Wyle.

Based on The Librarian film series, the drama begins on TNT and Space on December 7.

Case closed for Franklin & Bash

Legal drama Franklin & Bash has been cancelled after four seasons on TNT.

Franklin & Bash

Franklin & Bash

Breckin Meyer, who starred in the series with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, tweeted:

 

TNT loses Perception

TNT has cancelled its drama Perception after three seasons.

Perception

Perception

The series starred Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases.

McCormack confirmed the cable network’s decision on Twitter:

Perception was created by Ken Biller and Michael Sussman. It was produced by ABC Studios.

TNT hires Agent X

TNT is taking action drama Agent X to series.

TNT

TNT

The pilot, ordered at the start of the year, starred Jeff Hephner and Sharon Stone, with Gerald McRaney.

Stone’s newly elected vice president learns that her job comes with a top-secret duty – protecting the constitution in times of crisis with the help of her chief steward and a secret operative designated Agent X, played by Hephner.

The series is produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures. Armyan Bernstein and Stone will executive produce with pilot writer William Blake Herron. TNT has ordered ten episodes for the first season, which will launch in the second half of 2015.

Grimm ready to explode onto TNT

TNT has grabbed off-network rights to NBC’s hit fantasy drama Grimm.

Grimm

Grimm

The deal with NBC Universal Television Distribution will see the cable network air the first three seasons of Grimm in early 2015, with season four coming to TNT in fall 2015.

The series, inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales, centres on a Portland homicide detective who discovers he’s descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as Grimms.

It stars David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Sasha Roiz, Reggie Lee, Bree Turner, and Claire Coffee.

Grimm is a Universal Television and Hazy Mills production. The series was created by Stephen Carpenter, David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. Sean Hayes, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba executive produce with Greenwalt and Kouf.

Season four of Grimm launches on NBC on October 24.