After gestating for years, TNT has finally given a greenlight to an all-new series based on Dallas, one of the most iconic TV dramas of all-time. However, unlike recent series remakes like Charlie’s Angels and Hawaii Five-0, this series combines stars from the classic show with all-new cast members. Josh Henderson (90210), Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious), Julie Gonzalo (Veronica Mars) and Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives) are the new kids on the block, but they’ll be joined by original Dallas stars Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman, all reprising their roles from the original series. Hit the jump for more details on the series and the full press release.
After only a few episodes have aired, TNT is confident enough in the performance of its new sci-fi series Falling Skies from executive producer Steven Spielberg that the cable network has just decided to renew the series for a second season. The new order is for 10 episodes, which are expected to air next summer. For those who haven’t been watching, the series takes place in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. Tom Mason (Wyle), a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilian survivors. Good news for early fans of the sci-fi series, and if you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, I suggest trying to catch-up in order to see what this show is all about.
On TNT’s new alien drama Falling Skies, actress Moon Bloodgood plays Anne Glass, a pediatrician who lost her only child in the initial attack. The heart of the ensemble, Anne has yet to fully face her own tragedy because she is too busy helping those around her. She has bonded with Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), as a result of their losses, and keeps up a sturdy exterior, helping the survivors cope both physically and emotionally with their situation, but she is quite obviously haunted by the death of her son.
At a recent press day for the series, Collider sat down with Moon Bloodgood for this exclusive interview, in which she talked about how lucky she was not to have to audition for this role, how relieved she was not to be the action girl this time around, how she’s a big fan of the alien genre and used to even fall asleep watching Aliens as bedtime viewing, and how she doesn’t take anything for granted in this business, out of not wanting to feel the disappointment. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
TNT apparently knows drama and TBS loves stuff that’s very funny, and now the two networks have just unveiled their development slate as they continue to illustrate those claims by way of their original programming. First up, with series renewals, TNT seems to be the only network out of the two announcing returning series with Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer, Men of a Certain Age, Leverage, HarthoRNe, Memphis Beat and Southland all returning for another season. Frankly, the only show that’s caught my interest out of these series is Men of a Certain Age, and I’m glad to have it around for another season.
As for new series that have been ordered, TBS has greenlit a one-hour comedy called The Wedding Band starring Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210, Desperate Housewives), Harold Perrineau (Lost, Oz), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles, Notes from the Underbelly), Derek Miller (Secret Girlfriend) and Melora Hardin (The Office). Smallville producer Mike Tollin serves as executive producer while South Park writers Josh Lobis and Darin moiselle scripted the series about the misadventures of four friends who spend their spare time performing in a band. Meanwhile, TNT has ordered Perception, a series starring Eric McCormack (Will & Grace) as a neuroscientist who works to solve complex criminal cases and a spin-off from The Closer called Major Crimes, starring Mary McDonnell as Brenda Johnson’s nemesis, Capt. Raydor.
The two networks also revealed a whole slate of series currently being developed, so if these two networks consistently have shows you love, you can find details what news stuff they have in store after the jump.
Earlier this month, Adam brought you his thoughts on the Falling Skies footage that debuted at WonderCon. Today, you can check out some of the eerie footage for yourself in the form of a five-minute sneak peek. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Falling Skies stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Will Patton, and Maxin Knight as a group of survivors following a deadly alien invasion. The series premieres on TNT on Sunday, June 19th at 9/8c. Hit the jump to check out the footage.
We just got an extended look at the anticipated TNT sci-fi drama Falling Skies from Steven Spielberg by way of a new featurette/trailer, and today the marketing machine keeps on running. Three brand new promo posters have just cropped up with some pretty cool imagery. One is reminiscent of one of the posters for District 9, another has a strange glowing spine, but my favorite has a great contrasting image of a child’s paper airplane with the invading alien ships and an ominous tagline.
Check out these cool posters and the series synopsis after the jump.
We’ve already seen a trailer and TV spot for TNT’s new sci-fi drama series Falling Skies which has a two-hour premiere Sunday, June 19, at 9/8c. Now the cable network has unveiled another extended look at the series with a cool trailer/featurettes which gives us a much better idea of the story and the characters we’ll be introduced to this summer. This is the most impressive look at the series yet, and I’m definitely eager to check it out in a few months.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer/featurette.
by Jason Barr Posted: February 21st, 2011 at 2:50 pm
TNT has unveiled a new television spot for its alien invasion drama Falling Skies. Executive produced by Steven Spielberg, the series stars Noah Wyle as a former university professor and father who has taken up the leadership role in a resistance faction made up of soldiers and civilians alike. In addition to Wyle, Falling Skies also stars Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, Will Patton, and Drew Roy.
As you’ll be able to see throughout the promo, Falling Skies is set to premiere on TNT this June. While I can’t say I’m waiting on pins-and-needles for the series, Steven Weber’s line about how some of the survivors of the alien invasion’s “first wave” believe it is proof that they are “the best of mankind” has me interested in the human dynamic of the series. With this in mind, hit the jump to check out the new spot as well as each of the previous promos for the series.
TNT has cast Jordana Brewster (Fast & Furious) as one of the leads in their upcoming reboot of Dallas. The new series is a continuation of the Ewing saga told in the original show, which ran 14 seasons from 1978-1991. Dallas 2.0 focuses on the bitter rivalry of the vaguely related John Ross (son of J.R. Ewing) and Christopher (adopted by Bobby and Pam Ewing). TV Line reports Brewster will play Elena, the daughter of the Southfork ranch’s cook embroiled in a love triangle with John and Christopher. The pilot was scripted by executive producer Cynthia Cidre (Cane).
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy, and Linda Gray are likely to reprise their roles as J.R., Bobby, and Sue Ellen Ewing, respectively. Hit the jump for a synopsis of both the original and the reboot.
TNT has debuted the first trailer for Falling Skies, an alien invasion drama executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Noah Wyle (ER) stars as “a former college professor who becomes the leader of a group of soldiers and civilians struggling against an occupying alien force.” Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Maxim Knight (Brothers & Sisters), and Seychelle Gabriel (The Last Airbender) also star.
My hope is that the Spielberg influence acts as a counterbalance to the potential limitations of a basic cable budget. The trailer is encouraging in this respect, in that I see nothing hokey about what is presented. Certainly nothing that my man Noah Wyle can’t overcome. Judge for yourself after the jump.
Today, TNT announced that the forthcoming seventh season of their hit drama The Closer would be the last. Apparently the decision came from the series’ star Kyra Sedgwick and she’s quite aware how difficult it will be to finish the the show next year. The actress says, “I cannot fathom how difficult it will be to say goodbye to the incredible family we’ve created on The Closer.” Series creator James Duff also comments, “It’s impossible to fully express our appreciation to Kyra Sedgwick, series creator James Duff and all of the other talented people who brought The Closer to TNT viewers.” The series will hit its 100th episode in 2011 during its 15-episode run which begins in the spring. There’s still a few episodes left in the sixth season, so fans have some time to let the news sink in before the final season starts. Anyone disappointed?
The TNT crime drama Leverage returns on December 12th with its remaining episodes for Season 3. The hit series follows the adventures of a highly skilled team – made up of former insurance investigator turned con-man Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton), grifter Sophie Devereaux (Gina Bellman), retrieval specialist Eliot Spencer (Christian Kane), gadget and technology wizard Alec Hardison (Aldis Hodge) and professional thief Parker (Beth Riesgraf) – who are out to settle scores against those who use power and wealth to victimize others.
With a holiday episode and a two-part finale left, the stakes reach an all-time high, as Nate and the team must finally encounter the big bad (Damien Moreau) that the entire season has been leading up to. During a recent interview, co-stars Timothy Hutton and Beth Riesgraf talked about how much fun they have playing such challenging roles, the outrageous stunts they sometimes have to do and how their characters compare to them in real life. They also gave some hints about what viewers can expect from Season 4. Check out what they had to say after the jump.
by Jeff Ames Posted: November 30th, 2010 at 6:20 am
There comes a time in every man’s life when circumstances turn dire. Our bodies begin to ache; running and physical activities no longer seem as appealing; we lose hair; food becomes a safety hazard; and women exude little, if any, interest in those wrinkles gathering beneath our eyes. I’m 28 years young, but I’ve always feared the big 30. I can only imagine my feelings once I near 40, and then 50. The word “terrifying” comes to mind.
Perhaps that’s why I’m so grateful for TNT’s Men of a Certain Age, a television series that shows mid-life in an optimistic, even grateful light. The aches and pains remain, but they are outweighed by the new experiences the 45+ chapter of life affords. Hit the jump for my review of the first season on DVD.
The TNT action drama Dark Blue, which follows an elite team of undercover detectives, returns for it’s second season on August 4th. In the world of law enforcement, being an undercover cop is among the most dangerous jobs. It’s a huge adrenaline rush while, at the same time, it jeopardizes the lives of anyone who does it.
During an interview to promote the new season, actor Dylan McDermott talked about working for Jerry Bruckheimer, the joy in playing such a challenging role and how glad he is for the addition of Tricia Helfer. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
On the new TNT drama Rizzoli & Isles, Sasha Alexander plays Maura Isles, a Boston medical examiner who is usually more comfortable among the dead than the living. Her devotion to logic and science leads to her tendency to diagnose the people she meets, which makes for some socially awkward situations.
Despite their many differences, Isles and her best friend, Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon), are two strong, brilliant women who work together to solve some of Boston’s most complex cases. During an interview to promote the series premiere, actress Sasha Alexander talked about what made her want to return to series television and how much she enjoys working with co-star Angie Harmon. Check out what she had to say after the jump: