via press release:
TNT BRINGS THE DRAMA WITH FOUR HOT FALL SHOWS
Lineup Includes Returning Favorites The Librarians and Major Crimes, a Revamped Legends and the New Action-Adventure Agent X
The Librarians – Two-Hour Season 2 Premiere: Sunday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT returns to the world of The Librarians with season 2 of the hit series. Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, 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. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men),Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) andJohn 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) recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT’s movie trilogy.
The Librarians finished its first season as basic cable’s #2 new series, behind TNT’s The Last Ship. The show reached an average of 11.4 million viewers per episode across TNT’s VOD, digital and mobile platforms. The Librarians is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle.
Major Crimes – Season 4 Fall Premiere: Monday, Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Television’s favorite squad of detectives is on the case in Major Crimes, TNT’s powerful crime-drama that ranks as one of basic cable’s top-rated original series. Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The elite team is back, headed by two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza,Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keeneas tech expert Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. Graham Patrick Martin also stars as Rusty Beck, a homeless teen adopted by Raydor.
Major Crimes currently ranks second among basic cable most-watched summer dramas, behind TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles. The series is reaching an average of 10.3 million viewers per episode across TNT’s VOD, digital and on-demand platforms. Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoffand Leo Geter serve as executive producers.
Legends – Season 2 Premiere: Monday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT’s spy thriller Legends is back this fall after being completely revamped, with a new supporting cast, locations and more. Sean Bean (Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings) returns as an undercover FBI agent whose world is turned upside down when he discovers that the life he knew – including his name – has all been a lie. Now on the run for a murder he didn’t commit, he searches for his true identity, following a trail that takes him to London and the European continent, where he discovers a dark and violent past that holds the key to his future survival. Legends is based on the award-winning book by master spy novelist Robert Littell. In addition to Bean, the new season stars Winter Ave Zoli (Sons of Anarchy), Steve Kazee (Shameless), Aisling Franciosi (The Fall), Kelly Overton (True Blood), Klara Issova (Crossing Lines) and Ralph Brown (Agent Carter). In addition, Morris Chestnut (Nurse Jackie) will guest-star in several episodes, reprising his role from the first season.
Legends is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, with Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) and showrunner Ken Biller (Star Trek: Voyager, Smallville) serving as executive producers.
Agent X – Two-Hour Series Premiere: Sunday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
This fall, TNT will launch Agent X, a spirited action-drama starring Jeff Hephner (Interstellar,Chicago Fire), Oscar® nominee and Emmy®, Golden Globe® winner Sharon Stone (Casino) andGerald McRaney (House of Cards). In times of extreme crisis, when traditional law and government aren’t in a position to help, there is an unseen hand that works to protect this country and its citizens from all manner of threats by any means necessary. Hidden from the view of the public – and even from the President – there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President. The agent at the center of Agent X is John Case, played by Hephner. Case is a smooth, athletic, tough and quick-witted operative who can be brutally effective when his duties require it. Stone plays America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee, who pledges to protect the country “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Honoring this vow, however, will force her and her secret operative to tackle not only global threats but also the palaces of intrigue of Washington D.C. With Case handling high-stakes missions that are too sensitive for the FBI and the CIA, Maccabee soon finds herself being drawn into the action.
Agent X is being produced by TNT Originals in association with Beacon Pictures, with Armyan Bernstein (Air Force One, Spy Game, Children of Men, Castle) and Sharon Stone serving as executive producers. William Blake Herron (The Bourne Identity) who will also executive-produce, penned the pilot, which was directed by Peter O’Fallon (Legit, Suicide Kings).
TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 95 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes,Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians, Proof, Public Moralsand the upcoming Agent X and The Alienist. TNT also features the unscripted investigation seriesCold Justice and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, the Live Nation Music Awards and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
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