Wednesday, May 18, 2011

From LA Examiner: TNT and TBS Upfront Announcements...

"TNT developing 10 new scripted dramas, including new from John Wells"

TNT is holding their upfront ceremony for advertisers this morning and in addition to reminding everyone about their great upcoming summer shows such as Franklin & Bash and Falling Skies, they have announced they are developing a number of new ones. In order to hold onto their tagline of "knowing drama," they are continuing their work with John Wells on another new (currently untitled) program, and they are also teaming up with the likes of Eric Garcia, Mitch Albom, the producers behind C.S.I., Jay Cocks, Shaun Cassidy, and usually-funny-lady Kimberly Williams-Paisley. Here is what we know about the projects... [MORE]

"Conan, Breckin Meyer & Mike O'Malley developing new comedies for TBS"

TBS is expanding. Not only are they in the market for some new, hopefully not irreverent comedies, but they seem to be hand-selecting talent from the best across other networks. They announced today plans to move forward developing three new shows from guys you already know and love: Conan O'Brien, Mike O'Malley and Breckin Meyer... [MORE]

"TBS picks up The Wedding Band starring Brian Austin Green & Harold Perrineau"

TBS announced today they are giving the green light to The Wedding Band (still a working title), which is a brand new hour-long comedy starring Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau. The order is for ten episodes of the first season right now. Melora Hardin and Derek Miller also star... [MORE]

"The Closer spins off Major Crimes starring Mary McDonnell"

Though this is the year the final season of TNT's blockbuster hit The Closer will begin, the network that knows drama proved their slogan today by officially ordering a ten-episode season of a spin-off called Major Crimes starring Mary McDonnell... [MORE]

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