TNT's new drama pilot: Dog solves crimes

Nope, we’re not kidding. TNT has given a pilot order to Scent of the Missing, about an intrepid mystery solver and her pooch.

Based on a book with the same title, the project is produced by CSI executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. Scent follows a woman and her trained rescue McGruff who can, among other things, go fetch murder victims. Official logline: “An adrenaline junkie leader of a canine search-and-rescue team assists various law enforcement agencies with her best friend and partner, a golden retriever.”

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  • c

    in the immortal words of Michael Stipe “It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I feel fine”!…. my god it looks like a sign that all the rumours about 2012 might be true!

    • Posit

      “Has give a pilot order” ? Proofread!

      • Person

        Okay EW, this spam has gotten out of control. There’s spam on every single article. And it’s not even disguised! Any real person knows it’s spam! Can you get like ANYBODY on your staff to just skim through the comments once on a while and remove it? This is just crazy!

      • Tajah

        Seriously, you read the article about a dog solving crimes and the thing you comment on is a spelling mistake?? Wow. Relax and pull that stick out of your @ss!

        Lame show. Wont last more than 2 episodes.

      • Dgently

        @Tajah: Won’t

      • Matt

        Obviously the focus can’t be the dog.. I’m sure it’s a little misleading to make it out to be all about the dog..

        In the end, the writing will determine whether or not the show is successful, just like always.

    • Bentley

      My money is on the dog, a sure bet for an Emmy.

    • c

      @Person my comment was not spam, it was mean’t as a joke, that he greenlighting of a pilot about a crime solving dog was signaling the end of the world, I am not a believer in 2012, but I guess it was not that funny if I have explain it!…but yeah the spam is annoying!

      • Person

        No I saw the spam lower on the comments but I posted up top so EW would hopefully notice my comment. I got your joke and it was funny :)

    • charles

      Germans (or maybe it was Austrians) already made a show like this. It’s called “Kommissar Rex” (you can look it up from imdb). Also there was K-9 movies with James Belushi.

  • aimee

    I’ve read this book – it’s FABULOUS! I’m excited what they’ll do with the TV series!

    • Myra’s a troll

      Was that the spin-off of the one with the character Kay Scarpetta or the series by Tami Hoag? been awhile :(

    • MM

      @aimee…Methinks you are the only one.

      • aimee

        @MM – the New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Amazon and Denver Post Bestseller lists would disagree. But I do applaud your use of “methinks.” :-)

  • aimee

    BTW – the book is nonfiction – it’s a memoir of a search-and-rescue handler in Texas. So it’s not Lassie at the well or anything – it’s real stuff.

  • Urethra Franklin

    Haha they cancel Hawthorne for this? There’s a “Dog” the bounty hunter show already, there’s no need for another (lame joke, I know. Crucify me later)

    • Posit

      Would you mind crossing your feet? We only have one nail left.

  • hmmm

    Any premise can sound stupid. Depends on the presentation. Don’t knock it yet until we KNOW it sucks.

  • Al Mastraccio & “Gracie”

    Can’t wait !!

  • Anna

    They cancelled Men of a Certain Age for this?

    • Paul


    • Sue1

      My thought exactly.

    • Alex

      i still am flabbergasted at that. and they replace it with a Dallas reboot?

    • Karen

      This is EXACTLY what I though of when I read this! Well, thank HEAVENS that intelligent, thoughtful, funny series was cut for a crime-solving dog! Hooray!

    • Cleriston

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  • Mikey M

    Does the Dog have Bionics?

  • imahrtbrkbeat

    TNT, you’re starting NOT to know drama.

    • Alessandro Machi

      drama and high ratings do not necessarily go hand in hand, nor hand in paw, so yes, the initials for dynamite, TNT, may not know drama as well as they think they do.

  • kevin

    i bet he plays sports too. it’s f***ing ‘Air Bud’ on TV. PASS!

  • Kim

    I don’t get this… I love my golden retriever (he’s a disqualified service dog. He piddled on himself during the Darth Vader test. Darn), but my dog (and I think most goldens) would rather play with the bad guy then get it.

    • Curt

      It isn’t a bite dog. Puzzle (the real dog) finds th elost or missing people. When a child disappears during a hiking trip? SAR people like these (and like my team) get the call. The Golden on our SAR Team is a true golden, but he also does his job very well. Mostly because of the typical Golden traits.

  • cindi

    has this person read the book?

    • jj

      the question is why would anyone want to? yeah, i get it’s based on something real.. blah blah blah. but i have as much interest in seeing a tv show about a dog catching crooks as i do in seeing that fiction novel about that Sneaky Pie cat and her owner making it into a tv pilot. Isn’t Rizzoli and Isles enough with the unrealistic soft crime crap? As much as I want to love Angie Harmon, all of the characters on that show are over the top and annoying. ok. i know that wasn’t quite relevant, but i felt the need to rant.

  • Wil

    What, it wasn’t funny enough to be greenlit on TBS so they threw on some “adrenaline junkie” rhetoric and now it’s a drama?

    Yeh, TNT USED to be the place for drama. PLEASE don’t let this come to pass! We don’t need anymore crap on tv these days.

  • Duane S

    I wait for a crime solving gold fish then I watch hahaha

  • Regal

    Hey don’t knock it ’til you’ve seen it. I’ve got a friend who’s a cop with the K-9 unit, and what they do is not at all funny or easy.

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