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Mark Wahlberg adapting his film 'Shooter' for TNT

Mark Wahlberg and producing partner Stephen Levinson (Entourage) have teamed up with Paramount Television on a potential drama series for TNT adapted from the 2007 conspiracy thriller Shooter. Deadline was the first to report the news.

Wahlberg starred in the Antoine Fuqua-directed film based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact, about a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper on the run after being framed with murderThe action pilot will be written by John Hlavin (The Shield). In addition to the upcoming Entourage movie, Wahlberg and Levinson are also the executive producers on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and A&E’s Wahlburgers. Paramount TV will also be producing the Minority Report sequel coming to TV on FOX.

 

'Major Crimes' enlists '24,' 'CSI' alums

CSI alum Alex Carter and 24’s Carlos Bernard have landed guest-starring roles on Major Crimes, EW has learned exclusively.

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'Falling Skies' season 4 finale: Showrunner David Eick answers your burning questions

Falling Skies wrapped up its fourth season Sunday with what may be the show’s most hopeful yet most enigmatic season closer.

SPOILER ALERT: Details of tonight’s season 4 finale lie ahead! READ FULL STORY

'Falling Skies': Noah Wyle teases an 'insane' mission in season finale

As alien-filled as it is, Falling Skies has kept its characters Earth-bound throughout the show’s four years on TNT. But it appears that’s about to change. The 2nd Mass’ latest strategy for winning back their planet is rocketing themselves beyond Earth’s atmosphere — to the Espheni power converter on the moon.

The mission-to-the-moon storyline came from the show’s executive producer, a guy you may have heard of: “That was Mr. Spielberg’s idea,” Noah Wyle told EW.

Wyle (Tom Mason) admitted that crafting that storyline was a challenge. With Falling Skies‘ fourth season nearing its big finish, Wyle talked to EW about shooting for the moon, about recent character deaths, and about what fans can expect from the season finale, which airs Sunday.

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Cast, showrunner hint at what's next on 'Falling Skies' at Comic-Con

Falling Skies is halfway through its fourth season, which saw a lot of changes from season 3, along with the addition of new showrunner David Eick. With the 2nd Mass separated after an Espheni attack, our ensemble cast found themselves in very different worlds from one another.

“In Tom’s world we were in darkness. Lexi’s world—it was light. It was almost like Munchkinland,” Eick said during the show’s Comic-Con panel. “In Anne’s world it was very gritty but stripped down.”

At Comic-Con, Eick and the show’s cast hinted at what’s to come on Falling Skies now that the characters have reunited. Most important to know right off the bat? As Sarah Sanguin Carter (Maggie) said on the panel, “The second half is gnarly, you guys.”

Here’s more that Eick and the cast revealed on their panel: READ FULL STORY

Sean Bean swaps identities in new 'Legends' trailer

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In TNT’s upcoming undercover-espionage thriller Legends, Sean Bean plays Martin Odum, a deep-cover operative who’s uniquely adept at adopting new identities. Perhaps predictably, there are an awful lot of people who want to kill him—and that’s the least of his problems. The show debuts on August 13, but EW is excited to share an exclusive new trailer for the series, which hints at the show’s twisty serialized arc, plus a look at Legends co-stars Ali Larter, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, and Morris Chestnut. Yes, Sean Bean says, “Move, and I’ll blow your teeth out.” No, he’s not joking. READ FULL STORY

'The O.C.'s' Melinda Clarke will guest star on TNT's 'Dallas' in a classic role

The O.C.’s Melinda Clarke has signed on guest star in two episodes in the third season of TNT’s Dallas, The Wrap reports.

Clarke will assume the role of Tracy Lawton, a character who was introduced in the 12th season of the original series and was played by Beth Toussaint. In the original series, McKay was introduced in 1988 as a love interest for Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy), and it was later revealed that she was in fact the daughter of Ewing’s rival Carter McKay (George Kennedy).

Since leaving The O.C., Clarke has guest starred on The CW’s The Vampire Diaries, HBO’s Entourage, and was a series regular on the recently canceled Nikita, which ran on The CW for four seasons.

Clarke will make her debut in the September 3 episode of Dallas‘s third season, which resumes on August 18.

TNT trailers: 'Public Morals,' 'Proof,' 'The Librarians,' more

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In addition to renewing Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk show and revealing a slate of new shows — including a Firestarter sequel series — as part of its upfront presentation to advertisers Wednesday, TNT also released trailers for several of its upcoming new shows. There’s a TV-sized, internationally produced version of The Transporter films, a series version of its The Librarian adventure films called The Librarians (starring Noah Wyle), and two new original dramas: The Edward Burns police show Public Morals and the Jennifer Beals supernatural thriller Proof.

Transporter will premiere this fall,  The Librarians this winter, and Proof and Public Morals next year.All four trailers are below: READ FULL STORY

TNT developing sequel to Stephen King's 'Firestarter,' unveils explosive new tagline

A Stephen King-inspired series is headed to TNT.  The cable network is developing The Shop, a sequel to King’s 1980 bestseller Firestarter.

The drama centers on the insidious agency responsible for kidnapping and attempting to exploit the psychokinetic powers of a young girl named Charlie McGee in the original story. Now it’s 20 years later and Charlie has been tracked down by one of The Shop’s former members, Henry Talbot, who introduces her to a group of people with their own unique abilities. From the announcement: “It turns out The Shop is very much alive, bigger and badder than ever, and its dark experiments are unleashing terrifying new entities on the world. It’s now up to Talbot, Charlie and the rest of the team to find The Shop and destroy it for good.”

The project is written by Robbie Thompson (Supernatural) and produced by James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaime Paglia (Eureka) and Thompson.

In addition, TNT unveiled an explosive new tagline that’s quite fitting if The Shop ever goes to series: “TNT Drama. Boom.” Yup, that’s it. “‘Boom’ speaks to the experience we want to deliver to TNT viewers,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT. “It’s about the thrill of the chase, or overcoming impossible odds and winning the day; it’s about what keeps you on the edge of your seat, hands clenched, heart racing, waiting to see what happens next; it’s about the moment when it all goes ‘Boom!’ Most importantly, ‘Boom’ makes a promise to our audience about the kind of emotional, intense, exciting, funny, shocking, sexy and thrilling drama they should expect from TNT.”

Here’s the rest of TNT’s new series in development along with The Shop: READ FULL STORY

'Falling Skies': New trailer warns of great battle

Post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama Falling Skies is coming back this summer with its fourth season, and its latest trailer promises that it’s going to be as crazy as ever.

The TNT series, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and created by Robert Rodat, follows the aftermath of the human race after a disastrous alien invasion and how one history professor (Noah Wyle) takes charge of the remaining (human) survivors.

Falling Skies returns June 22 at 10 p.m. ET on TNT. Watch the trailer below:

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'Southland' one year later: EP and stars weigh in on the odds of a movie

One year ago today, viewers watched their final hour of TNT’s Southland. After five seasons of barely surviving (and once getting canceled by NBC), arguably one of the greatest cop shows of all time went out with a literal bang when fan favorite John Cooper was shot. It was the perfect cliffhanger to end the season, but not one that fans wanted to end the series. And the feeling was mutual among Southland‘s cast and crew.

Nearly a month later, when news spread that TNT canceled Southland, rumors began about a Southland movie, or at the very least, another episode to answer some burning questions: Is John Cooper alive? Can Ben Sherman be forgiven? Has Lydia really found happiness? And what is Sammy going to do next? But sadly, nothing ever came of the so-called “wrap-up” to the series. READ FULL STORY

'Rizzoli & Isles' to honor Lee Thompson Young in season 5

Gone but not forgotten, Lee Thompson Young and his character will receive a proper sendoff in the fifth season of Rizzoli & Isles. The actor, who played detective Barry Frost on the TNT drama, committed suicide last August. On Wednesday, series star Angie Harmon tweeted that he will be honored in the first two episodes of season 5:

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'Dallas': Josh Henderson and EP Cynthia Cidre preview a wild season 3

“I’m pretty much the go-to guy when it comes to sex stuff,” Josh Henderson says with a laugh. And suddenly, we’re happy Dallas is back!

When Season 3 kicks of Feb. 24 (9 p.m. ET on TNT), we quickly learn why Henderson’s John Ross is cheating on new wife Pamela (Julie Gonzalo) with Emma (Emma Bell), who you’ll recall also lives at Southfork. “He only knows how to do business one way, and that’s how JR taught him. It’s like history repeating itself,” Henderson says. “He basically justifies things: ‘I’m doin’ this for us.’ But what Pamela doesn’t know is what this is. He doesn’t want her to find out, obviously. But at the end of the day, stuff’s gonna come crashing down, and I think it’s gonna surprise the audience what ends up happening. It’s pretty dangerous.”

While Henderson jokes that the show is “gettin’ a little weird this season, in a good way,” executive producer Cynthia Cidre looks at it as turning things up to 11. “We decided, let’s just embrace the fun of it,” she says. “There’s definitely a lot more sex. We have a few fistfights, but no one’s landed in the pool yet.” (We also have one pregnancy and two shootings to look forward to.) READ FULL STORY

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