Adam Baldwin, Eric Dane
As temperatures soar, summer TV is heating up with a fresh crop of shows quickly catching fire with audiences. None more so than TNT's The Last Ship, the apocalyptic naval adventure series that notched 5.3 million viewers during its June 22 debut, making it cable's largest series launch this year. Anchored by a photogenic cast of TV favorites — Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) and Adam Baldwin (Chuck) — the show, based on William Brinkley's novel of the same name, features a dazzling mix of ...
Adam Baldwin, Eric Dane
The world's population may be dying left and right on The Last Ship, but not everyone has been affected.
On Sunday's episode (9/8c, TNT), Capt. Chandler (Eric Dane) and his men head to Guantanamo Bay to search for food and additional fuel now that Chandler has decided to stay at sea until Dr. Scott (Rhona Mitra) can make a cure for the disease. However, as seen in the exclusive first look at the episode below, when the crew of the Nathan James arrives at the mostly deserted military base, they quickly learn that there a few other survivors...
Forget the old Rodgers & Hammerstein song about June. TV is busting out all over, and what a remarkable week it has been. Starting with HBO's Game of Thrones wrapping another astounding season last Sunday — this run of episodes blessed by being able to dramatize so many, though not all, of the climactic events of book 3, A Storm of Swords, the best in George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice & Fire" series — ending with a...
Eric Dane and Adam Baldwin
"Welcome aboard!" bellows Adam Baldwin, right hand extended and cigar clenched firmly in his mouth, on the deck of the USS Dewey, currently stationed in Naval Base San Diego. "You know the difference between a ship and a boat?" he asks with a knowing smile. "Boats ride on ships!"
On this mid-March day, the 510-foot-long, 66-foot-wide guided missile destroyer is lending its impressive exterior for the titular role on the new TNT action drama The Last Ship. "She's...
Doug Jones and Noah Wyle
TNT has unveiled premiere dates for its summer shows, including returning drama Falling Skies and new series The Last Ship and Legends.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
As if we needed more evidence that there's never a slow time of year for significant TV (except maybe Christmas week), here's a mid-August weekend with so many premieres you might think fall had come early — although the new fall season would be lucky to boast shows remotely this interesting.
The greatest buzz, of course, surrounds the beginning of the end of AMC's darkly entertaining masterpiece Breaking Bad (Sunday, 9/8c), which resumes its climactic trajectory with the first of eight final episodes — and if Sunday's blistering hour is any indication of what's to come over the next two months, we're in for quite the wrenching ride. A ride that's teased by an opening flash-forward which suggests catastrophic consequences for the domestic life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston, astonishing as ever in his swings from mensch to menacing) — whose criminal alter ego is now in danger of being exposed by his brother-in-law/DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris, a world removed from the melodramatics of his new gig Under the Dome).
TNT has picked up Michael Bay's drama The Last Ship to series, the network announced Tuesday.
Following, some thoughts on another very busy weekend of summer TV. (At this point, I'm almost looking forward to the fall season starting, so I can catch my breath.)
CHI-TOWN CHICANERY: Corruption, mendacity, a thick smog of cynicism. Ain't we got fun? And so the audaciously downbeat political drama Boss returns to Starz (Friday, 9/8c), anchored and dominated yet again by Kelsey Grammer's tremendous performance as Chicago mayor (aka "boss" man) Tom Kane. A self-righteous bastard and unrepentant bully, this Machiavellian manipulator is notorious for "sacrificing that which is most precious for his political survival" (including sending his own daughter to prison and having his once-trusted turncoat adviser killed). Juggling more baggage than O'Hare during a blizzard, Kane is also beset by demons, manifesting as visions and hallucinations and ghosts, all symptoms of a debilitating brain disease — or maybe it's just good old guilt.
The Strike Back team had just arrived in Mozambique to kick off shooting this season when they ran into a major problem: As the country faced an uprising by thousands of freedom fighters clutching real RPGs and AK-47s, the government wasn't so sure what to make of the show's crew.
Strike Back's New Agent
Rhona Mitra is ready for action! The Boston Legal alum has joined forces with Cinemax's counterterrorism drama Strike Back for its second season, debuting in August. "This show is all the things that excite me," says the actress. "I find it...