TNT and TBS 2014-2015 TV Programming Slate of New Projects

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TNT and TBS unveiled their slate of new and upcoming programming for the 2014-2015 season at Turner’s upfront presentation today. The biggest news came from TNT. In an attempt to attract younger viewers and a wider range of viewers, the network is rebranding itself. While TNT will still be the destination for drama, the network’s new tagline will be “TNT Drama. Boom.” and reflect their commitment to dramas that shock, excite and entertain viewers. TNT has a total of 14 series ready for 2014, and an additional two series (Public Morals, Proof) ready for 2015. Looking ahead, there are seven more dramas in the pipeline from producers like Greg Berlanti, Vince Vaughn and Donnie Wahlburg.

Meanwhile, TBS is mostly maintaining their status quo by using acquired series The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy to bolster originals. The network will launch new comedies CeeLo Green’s The Good Life and Funniest Wins this summer and see the return of their hit sitcoms Sullivan & Son and Ground Floor. Beginning in the fall, TBS will begin airing new episodes of American Dad, while 2015 will bring new comedies Angie Tribeca starring Rashida Jones (The Office), Buzzy’s and Your Family or Mine, and the return of Cougar Town for its sixth and final season. TBS has an additional three projects in development from producers Ed Helms and John Krasinki. Check out the schedules and development slates for both networks below.

TNT 2014 Summer/Fall Schedule

Monday, June 9

MAJOR CRIMES (Season 3) — 9 p.m.
MURDER IN THE FIRST — 10 P.M.

Tuesday, June 17

RIZZOLI & ISLES (Season 5) — 9 p.m.
PERCEPTION (Season 3) — 10 p.m.

Friday, June 20

COLD JUSTICE (Season 2.1) – 10 p.m.

Sunday, June 22

THE LAST SHIP – 9 p.m.
FALLING SKIES (season 4) – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

LEGENDS – 9 p.m.
FRANKLIN & BASH (season 4 premiere) – 10 P.M.

Monday, Aug. 18

DALLAS (Season 3.1) – 9 p.m.

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TBS 2014 Summer/Fall Schedule

Tuesday, June 19

FUNNIEST WINS – 10 p.m.

Monday, June 23

CEELO GREEN’S THE GOOD LIFE – 10:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 24

SULLIVAN & SON (Season 3) – 10 p.m.

Fall 2014-2015

AMERICAN DAD (season 11)
COUGAR TOWN (season 6)
GROUND FLOOR (season 2)
ANGIE TRIBECA
BUZZY’S
YOUR FAMILY OR MINE

TNT Original Series: Greenlit for 2015

Public Morals, from writer-director-producer-star Edward Burns (Saving Private Ryan, The Brothers McMullen), is a gritty, intense crime drama set in the world of the Vice Division of the New York City Police Department in the 1960s. The drama follows Terry Muldoon (Burns), a Public Morals detective trying to maintain control over his tightly ordered world as the city and the times around him are undergoing profound cultural changes. In this serialized cop drama, Muldoon and his team will confront a number of challenges, from keeping a lid on prostitution and gambling rings to being thrust into a deadly turf war that breaks out between the new and old factions of the Irish Mob. Public Morals is inspired by Burns’ own life growing up in a family of cops in a morally ambivalent, very dangerous time. Michael Rapaport (Justified) and Elizabeth Masucci (The Americans) also star in the series, which comes to TNT from Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Aaron Lubin.

Proof is a serialized supernatural drama starring Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Flashdance), Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, Weeds) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day). The series follows Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Beals) on a journey toward answering one of life’s greatest mysteries: Is there life after death? A highly trained surgeon, skeptic and believer in hard science, Dr. Tyler is challenged by an eccentric and terminally ill billionaire (Modine) to prove whether there is an afterlife. After exploring stories about hauntings, near-death experiences, past lives and more, Dr. Tyler slowly evolves from hardline skeptic, to doubter and, ultimately, reluctant believer. Proof is executive-produced by The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick, Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman and Emmy® winner Alex Graves.

TBS Original Series: Greenlit for 2015

Angie Tribeca (working title), TBS’s new spoof of police procedurals, is the brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell. Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, The Office) stars in this single-camera comedy as Angie Tribeca, a ten-year veteran of the LAPD. Her fellow officers in the squad are an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. A spoof in the tradition of The Naked Gun and Airplane!, Angie Tribeca is executive-produced by Steve and Nancy Carell through their Carousel Television, along with Campbell Smith and Thom Hinkle.

Buzzy’s is the latest series from David Kohan and Max Mutchnick, the Emmy®-winning creators of Will & Grace. Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Lauren Lapkus (Orange is the New Black), Mike Castle (Family Trap), Ryan Pinkston (Tower Prep), Matt Cook (True Blood) and six-time Emmy nominee George Wendt (Cheers) star in the ensemble comedy about a group of misfits from high school who work together at a Charlestown, Mass. barbershop called Buzzy’s. Their dreams may lie across the Charles River in Boston, but for now, their work, their lives and their loves – not to mention their sense of humor – remain in Charlestown. Buzzy’s comes to TBS from KoMut Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

Your Family or Mine, from the producers of Friends, Will & Grace and Happy Endings, stars Kyle Howard (Royal Pains), Kat Foster (‘Til Death), Richard Dreyfuss (The Goodbye Girl) and JoBeth Williams (Poltergeist). Written by Ground Floor co-creator and How I Met Your Mother alum Greg Malins, the comedy focuses on a different side of young couple’s family each week. Kelli (Foster) and Oliver (Howard) are the couple at the center. The series alternates between the in-laws and the casts, including Dreyfuss and Williams as Oliver’s parents. It also delivers funny scenarios that every couple can relate to as Kelli and Oliver navigate the complexities and eccentricities of both of their families while trying to maintain their own marriage and sanity. Based on an enormously popular Israeli comedy, Your Family or Mine is being produced by Sony Pictures Television, Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare Productions, Keshet International and Teddy Productions.

TNT Scripted Series in Development

Anonymous
Producers: Wild West Picture Show Productions, Peter Billingsley (Iron Man, Sullivan & Son), Vince Vaughn (Sullivan & Son, Wedding Crashers), Victoria Vaughn (Couples Retreat), Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire)
Writer: Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire)
When a highly trained, ex-Special Ops soldier uncovers a global cover-up that forces him to go off the grid, he discovers a new purpose helping those who cannot help themselves.

Breed
Producers: Invention Film Co, Nicky Weinstock, Scott Winant (True Blood), John Scott Shepherd (Save Me, Life or Something Like It)
Writer: John Scott Shepherd (Save Me, Life or Something Like It)
This atmospheric, supernatural drama centers on a volatile race of creatures who are committing brutal murders in the Pacific Northwest, and the reluctant FBI investigator who pairs with a female assassin to track them. Breed mixes suspense, excitement and humor to create an exhilarating ride full of unexpected moments and unforgettable characters.

Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct
Producers: Donnie Wahlberg (Boston’s Finest), Jonathan Baruch, Rob Wolken
One of the longest-running crime series ever published, Ed McBain’s 87th Precinct series includes 82 novels. This new series centers on Detective Steve Carella and the 87th Precinct as they investigate the toughest cases while juggling their own personal struggles.

Fix-It Men
Producers: Mark Gordon (Criminal Minds, Grey’s Anatomy), Nick Pepper, Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist), John Glenn (Eagle Eye, The Lazarus Project)
Director: Joe Carnahan (The Blacklist)
Writers: John Glenn (Eagle Eye, The Lazarus Project) and Joe Carnahan
Studio: Sonar Entertainment
A team is sent back in time from 2027 to 2014 to disrupt a series of events that will lead to a cataclysmic war in the future – but something goes wrong, trapping them in 2014 Manhattan. Cut off from their time and their families, the team must try to complete their unprecedented, high-stakes mission without any help from the future.

Kali
Producers: Steve McPherson (Wonder Monkey Entertainment), Gonzague Requillart (La Parisienne D’images), Harley Peyton (Dracula, Friends with Benefits)
Writer: Harley Peyton (Dracula, Friends with Benefits)
Awakened on a train with no memory of who she is or how she got there and then discovering that a chip has been implanted in her brain to transform her into a powerful human weapon, Kali must embark on a harrowing journey of survival and redemption. She will find herself at the center of two warring teams fighting to control her as she begins the battle to take back her life. Based on a French web series.

President X
Producers: Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Brothers & Sisters), Nick Wootton (Prison Break, NYPD Blue), Alon Aranya (Betrayal, Hostages), Rob Golenberg (Betrayal)
Writer: Nick Wootton (Prison Break, NYPD Blue)
Studio: Warner Horizon
This conspiracy thriller opens as President Dominic Avery awakens from a 13-month coma. Battered and out-of-office, he realizes that the attempt on his life wasn’t from foreign terrorists. It was a homegrown plan. No longer the President, he uses his Detroit-bred cunning to investigate his own murder attempt, unearthing suspects in the new administration, the wealthy political world and even his own family. President X is an engrossing and intense thriller packed with heart-stopping discoveries.

The Shop
Producers: James Middleton (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Jaime Paglia (Eureka), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural)
Writer: Robbie Thompson (Supernatural)
Studio: Universal Cable Productions
Based on characters created by Stephen King, this supernatural thriller centers on The Shop, a mysterious organization that once exploited the pyrokinetic abilities of a young girl named Charlie McGee. Twenty years after bringing the organization to its knees in a blaze of fire, Charlie has been tracked down by one of its former members, Henry Talbot. Talbot introduces Charlie to a group of people just like her, all products of The Shop with their own unique abilities. 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.

TBS Series in Development

Good Bread
Producers: Ed Helms and Mike Falbo (Pacific Electric Picture Co.), Pat O’Neill (Knight and Day),
Writer: Pat O’Neill (Knight and Day)
From executive producer Ed Helms, Good Bread is a half-hour comedy about a tough but likeable, by-the-book real estate developer forced to partner with an idealistic young woman whose efforts to lead a meaningful, non-cynical life have become a disaster. The show takes place in and around the Good Bread Cafe, which sits at the epicenter of an urban neighborhood teetering on the brink of gentrification, a place where classes, cultures and personalities collide.

Jackass of All Trades
Producer: John Krasinski, Adam Goldworm (Masters of Horror), Seth Fisher (Blumenthal) & Daniel McKey, Sunday Night Productions
Writers: Seth Fisher (Blumenthal) & Daniel McKey
Executive-produced by John Krasinski, this comedy centers on an emotionally stunted adult doing what it takes to provide for his family. He’s a Jack-of-all-trades who often gets work from odd jobs online with the help of his genius – or mentally unstable – brother-in-law who lives behind his house.

Jake & Amir
Producers: Ricky Van Veen (College Humor), Ed Helms and Mike Falbo (Pacific Electric Picture Co.), Mike Lisbe & Nate Reger, Amir Blumenfeld & Jake Hurwitz,
Writers: Mike Lisbe & Nate Reger (Cougar Town, Men at Work), Amir Blumenfeld & Jake Hurwitz
Amir Blumenfeld and Jake Hurwitz (better known as Jake & Amir) are the subjects of this odd-couple comedy about two best friends and co-workers: Jake, the sensible “regular guy,” and Amir, the obsessive oddball. Together they must navigate the cubicles of their workplace, stand up to the corporate man and try to function with their dysfunctional co-workers, all while maintaining their shenanigans. Based on the most popular and longest-running web series in the history of College Humor, this comedy is being executive-produced by Ed Helms.