TNT Greenlights Medical and Police Dramas
Jada Pinkett Smith, Dylan McDermott
TNT has given the greenlight to two new original series.
The network announced their new babies Thursday: A character-driven medical drama Time Heals, starring Jada Pinkett Smith (The Matrix Trilogy), and the fast-paced, undercover police drama The Line, starring Dylan McDermott (The Practice).
"Our new series are consistent with our belief that audiences are drawn to relatable, complex characters showcased in exciting, emotional settings and storylines," said Michael Wright, executive vice president of TNT, TBS and TCM.
"These new series also reflect our belief that great television comes from great talent. The talent at work on these shows is among the best in the business at delivering quality entertainment," said Wright.
Pinkett Smith will play strong-but-caring director of nursing Christina Hawthorne, a widow with a teenager, who often fights losing battles.
Pinkett Smith, John Masius (St. Elsewhere, Dead Like Me), Jamie Tarses (My Boys) are executive producers for the pilot and series. Masius created the show and wrote the pilot.
McDermott stars as Carter Shaw, the deeply-wounded widow who heads an undercover team of police officers — they're so covert, many of their colleagues don't even know they are involved.
Mega film and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise), along with Jonathan Littman (Cold Case), Danny Cannon (CSI franchise), and Doug Jung (Big Love) will serve as executive producers of The Line.
No word on when either series will premiere.
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