Late last month we had the sad duty of reporting that veteran cultural icon and the actor behind legendary soap 'Dallas' most enduring character J.R. Ewing, Larry Hagman had passed away of cancer-related complications. Hagman's passing also left TNT's revived 'Dallas' series in the lurch in the midst of shooting a second season when the actor died. We knew that TNT would find a way to work the character's death into the story as well, but now have details of the funeral, including several past 'Dallas' stars in attendance.
Not that it needed any help, but actor Jamie Foxx's star is certainly on the rise, with a starring role Quentin Tarantino's buzz-worthy 'Django Unchained,' his upcoming 'SNL' gig, and the recent confirmation that the Oscar-winning 'Ray' star would appear as the villainous Electro in Marc Webb's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel. Does it surprise you then, to learn that Jamie Foxx will next return to TV co-writing a new TNT drama? Find out the details of TNT's new Jamie Foxx co-written cop drama 'Hit' inside!
The last time we checked, TNT wasn't in the habit of killing off its lead characters, so could the cable network have tied 'Game of Thrones' star and death-prone actor Sean Bean to his longest role yet? We'll find out, as the actor has signed on to head up TNT's upcoming Howard Gordon-produced drama 'Legends,' replacing actor Brendan Fraser in the lead role. Find out how Sean Bean is the stuff of 'Legends' inside!
While legions of fans, colleagues, friends and family of 'Dallas' star Larry Hagman mourn the actor's tragic death, TNT's 'Dallas' revival series is nonetheless faced with a difficult question. With production not yet wrapped on the upcoming season, how will Hagman's death affect the series? Will anything about Hagman's current scenes be changed, or will the writers write the death into the script?
Easy come, easy go. A few weeks ago we were excited to learn that Brendan Fraser would make his first foray into regular TV with TNT's 'Legends,' particularly given the series derived from 'Homeland' executive producer Howard Gordon. Now it seems that Fraser has dropped out of the project for personal reasons, but what could cause such a sudden departure? And what does it mean for his TV development deal?
Whether you've got that special someone or see nothing wrong with the single life, one fact remains certain: someone has tried to get you to cry with them at a Nicholas Sparks movie. Whether 'The Notebook,' 'The Lucky One,' 'Dear John' or 'The Last Song,' you've inevitably seen that same poster of a couple holding one another with a sunlit backdrop. Now you needn't leave your home! Nicholas Sparks, author and architect behind every tear has made a deal to bring not one, but three new dramas to TV, but based on which of his books?
We don't often give dude-bro-tastic lawyer drama 'Franklin & Bash' a great deal of attention, unless it's picked up for a third season, or Mark-Paul Gosselaar attempts to take over the entirety of ABC's Tuesday night lineup. Still, it's of interest to note that the TNT series appears to have unceremoniously dropped star Garcelle Beauvais in advance of the third season. Thankfully, there are always parts in the banana stand, as the actress will next head to 'Arrested Development' season 4!
One pilot we've certainly kept our eye on for the coming season is that of TNT's Michael Bay-produced 'The Last Ship,' and not solely for the number of explosions likely inherent. Among such big-name casting choices as 'Grey's Anatomy' cast-off Eric Dane and the lovely Rhona Mitra, we were intrigued to learn that 'LOST' and 'Supernatural' star Titus Welliver was to take a part. An emergency has forced Welliver out of the series, but 'Chuck's Adam Baldwin sounds like a fine replacement to us!
No, it's not a TV adaptation of 'The Mummy,' but don't think they haven't tried. Hollywood star Brendan Fraser is gearing up for his first foray into regular TV, as TNT and 'Homeland' executive producer Howard Gordon have tapped the one-time 'George of the Jungle' star for 'Legends' of a different kind. But where was the pilot originally supposed to end up, and what will Fraser's first regular television role entail?
Finally! After months of radio silence and plenty of speculation, it seems former 'Walking Dead' show-runner Frank Darabont's new TNT drama is a go. Though the network apparently refers to the series as untitled, 'L.A. Noir' has officially been picked up by TNT for a limited order. And who better to appear in the new period drama, than similarly discarded 'Walking Dead' stars Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey DeMunn? Get all the details of the new series inside!