Liz W. Garcia

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How the Writers' Strike, a Cross-Country Trip and a Little Music Helped Create Memphis Beat

Jason Lee

Married TV writers Liz Garcia and Josh Harto found themselves with some time off during the writers' strike of 2007-08, so they decided to hit the road. With their show, Cold Case, on hiatus, they drove cross-country, including through Memphis, where Josh Harto used to take trips with his country musician grandfather. They fell in love with the city, and the idea for a TV show was born. Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee as loveable, Elvis-obsessed Detective Dwight Hendricks, debuted on June 22 and focuses on its characters as much as the crime of the week. Liz talked to TVGuide.com about the show's origins and what's to come this season.... read more

TNT Greenlights 3 New Original Series

TNT is adding three new series that brighten the network's star power both in front of and behind the camera with such names as Noah Wyle, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Angie Harmon.

An untitled alien invasion series will star... read more

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