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!
Supernatural and classic monster tales seem to have become all the rage in TV these days, with everything from 'Beauty and the Beast' to NBC's 'Mockingbird Lane' to capitalize on the spooky trend. Now TNT looks to get in the game with their own version of the 'Frankenstein' myth, but who needs Mary Shelley when you have Dean Koontz? Rather than a classic adaptation, TNT's version will cull from the modern-day New Orleans incarnation. But what father-son duo will bring the monster to life?
Like you, we adore the work of Ryan Hurst, everything from his bit turn in 'Saving Private Ryan' to his Emmy-worthy work on Kurt Sutter's FX biker drama 'Sons of Anarchy.' However, all good things must come to an end, and at least for the time being, it seems that we won't be seeng Hurst's character Harold "Opie" Winston return to 'Sons of Anarchy' anytime soon. Still, we'll gladly follow Hurst into the breach, so where will his next role in TNT's 'King & Maxwell' take him?
Shed no more tears, 'Grey's Anatomy,' for there's a lot more water for Eric Dane to steam up out on the open ocean. Those still mourning Dane's heartbreaking departure from the long-running 'Grey's Anatomy' need only look as far as TNT to get their next McSteamy fix, as the dearly departed doc will captain 'The Last Ship,' a new apocalyptic Naval pilot from TNT. But who will Dane play, and what's it all about, anyway?
'Falling Skies' may have death, destruction and multiple alien races descending from the heavens on a weekly basis, but it only needs go as far as '7th Heaven' to find the President of the United States! Former TV dad Stephen Collins has been tapped to play the alien invasion drama's erstwhile Commander-in-Chief for the TNT drama's third season, having managed to survive the world's destruction and with a new purpose in mind for the 2nd Massachusetts. What might the former leader of the free world want, and how does he go about recruiting Tom Mason?