George Clooney by Jim Spellman/WireImage.com George Clooney by Jim Spellman/WireImage.com

TNT on Wednesday held its upfronts presentation, unveiling a slate loaded with drama... and including the occasional Elvis impersonator.

Having previously greenlit the series Raising the Bar (from Steven Bochco and starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Leverage (fronted by Timothy Hutton) and Truth in Advertising ( Eric McCormack and Tom Cavanagh), and the pilot Men of a Certain Age (returning Ray Romano to TV), the cabler has a development slate that includes:

" Delta Blues, exec-produced by George Clooney and revolving around a Memphis cop/Elvis impersonator who lives with his momma. (What is Kurt Russell up to...?)

" Morse Code, tentatively starring Donnie Wahlberg as a war hero/DEA agent working his hometown of Bah-ston. I will go out on a limb and predict his last name is... Code.

" Angel City, a "six cops/three cars" drama in the vein of Adam 12 and Hill Street Blues.

" A fast-paced and gritty drama from 24's Joel Surnow and centered on a BATF agent.

" A quirky, Little Miss Sunshine-esque family serial from Rob Ulin ( Roseanne, Malcolm in the Middle).

What's your take? Fun-sounding stuff, right? - MWM

Bookmark our FALL TV GRID | Review All of Our FALL TV NEWS