Legends

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QUIZ: Which Sean Bean Character Said It?

Sean Bean

Sean Bean is tackling multiple roles this summer as an undercover agent on TNT's Legends. There's struggling dad Martin Odum, socially awkward pseudo-anarchist Lincoln Dittmann, and womanizing Dante Auerbach, to name a few. (But all Bean fans are concerned about at this point is that all of these characters stay alive.)

Take our "Which Sean Bean Character Said It?" quiz here to test your knowledge of his roles, from Legends to Lord of the Rings.

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Meet Sean Bean’s Multiple Legends Identities — But Which One Is Real?

Sean Bean

Sean Bean takes the term workaholic to a new level on TNT's Legends.

The latest action series from Howard Gordon (Homeland24) follows Martin Odum (Bean), an agent in the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division who becomes so enmeshed in the personas ("legends") he adopts that the lines between his real and fictional identities start to become blurred.

"This guy ... has a kind of personality disorder, to put it mildly," Bean tells TVGuide.com. "He's a very driven man who creates characters and people from his past experiences. He's very good at it and he totally immerses himself, to a point where he kind of pays quite a big price psychologically."

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Legends Review: All About the Bean

Sean Bean

Unlike poor Ned Stark, whom he played in Game of Thrones' first season, Sean Bean won't be losing his head anytime soon as Martin Odum, the rugged chameleon hero of TNT's Legends (Wednesday, 9/8c). Losing his mind, however, might be an occupational hazard.

The best parts of this otherwise disappointingly generic spy thriller depict Bean burrowing into Martin's psyche as a (what else, and wait for it) legendary FBI deep-cover operative, who commits so fully to his carefully manufactured false identities, or "legends," that he signs alimony checks with his alias's name. His unsteady sense of self only gets more confused when a hooded stranger warns him that Martin isn't even really Martin, that "everything about him is fake."

Yes, in case you haven't guessed, this special agent is apparently Bourne again, and if Legends itself falls short of instant-icon status (despite producers with Homeland and 24 among their credits), it's no fault of Bean's, who is riveting as he occasionally morphs into character before his colleagues' amazed eyes.

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On the Set: Sean Bean Finds New Life on TNT's Legends

Sean Bean

"Fire in the hole!" production assistants yell as three black SUVs come charging down a Stevenson Ranch, California, canyon. Suddenly, a half-dozen explosive charges ignite around the cars, sending them skidding up to a safe house, where a gun battle between FBI agents and vigilantes ensues. A hooded man sprints out of the shack to free two FBI captives from one of the vehicles and rushes them to an awaiting helicopter.

"So far, there's been a great deal of action," says Sean Bean, the smiling star of... read more

Is Ali Larter Returning for Heroes: Reborn?

Ali Larter

Ever since NBC announced that the Heroes franchise was being relaunched as the miniseries Heroes: Reborn, fans have been salivating in anticipation over which of the original cast members would return.

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The Five Burning Questions of Upfronts

The Baltimore Ravens Stadium

1. How do you solve a problem like Thursday Night Football?

CBS won the bidding war against NBC, ABC and ESPN to broadcast the NFL's Thursday schedule and will begin airing the games September 11 for seven weeks, delaying the launch of the Eye's Thursday lineup. For CEO Les Moonves and CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler, the no-brainer course of action would be to shift monster hit The Big Bang Theory to Mondays during that period to help launch new comedy How I Met Your Dad, then send it back to Thursdays after the Chargers face the Broncos in the final matchup on October 23.

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First Look: Sean Bean Plays Special Agent in TNT's Legends

Legends

Who is Martin Odum (Sean Bean)? That's the question behind TNT's thriller Legends (premiering August 13). The Game of Thrones alum portrays an FBI agent adept at assuming false identities — until a mysterious encounter forces him to question his own. read more

TNT Announces Summer Premiere Dates for Rizzoli & Isles, Murder in the First and More

Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander

TNT has announced the premieres for its summer shows, including Rizzoli & IslesDallas and Franklin & Bash. The network also revealed the series premiere date of Murder in the First, a new crime drama from Emmy winner Steven Bochco that stars Taye DiggsKathleen Robertson and Tom Felton.

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TNT Reveals Premiere Dates for Falling Skies and New Series

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.

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Mega Buzz: Breaking Bad's Cancer, a Scandal Breakup and the NCIS Goodbye

Bryan Cranston, Joshua Malina, Michael Weatherly

Every week, editors Adam Bryant and Natalie Abrams satisfy your need for TV scoop. Please send all questions to mega_scoop@tvguide.com or tweet them to @adam_bryant or @NatalieAbrams.

Walt looks pretty sickly in the Breaking Bad flash-forward. Will we get more of those scenes in the final episodes? — Tom
ADAM: Probably not many. "Look to last year for the shape of [the season]," creator Vince Gilligan says. (Season 5 opened with a flash-forward, but didn't return to it again until Sunday's premiere.) However, as noted by Walt's return to chemotherapy, his health is of supreme interest to Gilligan & Co. "I don't know if lung cancer is ever cured," Gilligan says coyly. "It's a very insidious thing and you never know when it's going to rear its ugly head. We always kept that in mind and we want to pay off that initial story engine."

Will Abby and David get back together on Scandal this season? — Jones 
NATALIE: Things are definitely not over between Abby and David... read more

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Premiered: August 13, 2014, on TNT
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Premise: Spy intrigue surrounds a deep undercover agent with the ability to completely transform himself into a different person for each job, but he soon comes to question his own identity. Based on spy novelist Robert Littell's book.

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