TNT has unveiled premiere dates for its summer shows, including returning drama Falling Skies and new series The Last Ship and Legends.
If it's the end of the world as we know it, TV feels fine. Led by shows including AMC's The Walking Dead, TNT's Falling Skies and NBC's Revolution, postapocalyptic TV is blowing up — and a lot more of it is on the way.
"There's a huge appeal right at the moment," says Revolution executive producer Rockne S. O'Bannon. Among the upcoming shows that revolve around a dystopian future: The CW's The 100 (debuting Wed., March 19, at 9/8c), which follows a group of juvenile delinquents who are shipped from a space station back to Earth in order to see whether it's inhabitable a century after a nuclear holocaust. (The network also just ordered a pilot for The Messengers, about a group of people who are killed, then resurrected, after something crashes into Earth.)
In July comes FX's The Strain — created by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, and executive produced by Lost's Carlton Cuse — which stars Corey Stoll (House of Cards) as an epidemiologist charged with preventing a mysterious viral outbreak from destroying humanity. Also this summer...
It's been more than a year since Grey's Anatomy fans mourned the loss of sexy plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Sloan. But the man who played him, Eric Dane, is very much alive — and back in production as the star of next summer's TNT series The Last Ship. Dane plays Navy Capt. Tom Chandler, who helps rescue humanity after an infectious disease kills most of the world's population.
TNT has renewed its summer series Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes and Perception, the network announced Thursday. The shows join Falling Skies, which was also recently picked up for a fourth season.