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Panels Included TNT's Will and Claws;
truTV's Upscale with Prentice Penny, Talk Show the Game Show and I'm Sorry;
CNN's Believer with Reza Aslan, This Is Life with Lisa Ling,
United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell and The History of Comedy;
And TBS's Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

Turner is charging into 2017 with a packed slate of premium original content from across its leading portfolio of multiplatform brands, four of which took center stage this afternoon at the Television Critics Association's Winter 2017 Press Tour. CNN, TNT, TBS and truTV each presented panels, beginning with two new TNT series: Will, starring newcomer Laurie Davidson and Olivia DeJonge, and the wickedly funny dramedy Claws, starring Niecy Nash. truTV showcased three new shows: Upscale with Prentice Penny, a comedic lifestyle series from the noted showrunner; Talk Show the Game Show, the hilarious mash-up series starring comedian Guy Branum; and I'm Sorry, a scripted comedy created by and starring Andrea Savage. CNN highlighted two new original series, The History of Comedy and Believer with Reza Aslan, as well as a pair of returning hits, This Is Life with Lisa Ling and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. And TBS closed out the Turner session with a panel featuring its award-winning late-night series Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Turner, the global content leader across all screens and platforms, enters 2017 with momentum and success across its diverse portfolio, which includes three of cable's Top 5 networks in primetime among millennials and adults 18-49, the worldwide leaders in news and kids programming, emerging digital brands and premier championship sports. Turner has also made significant moves in improving the viewing experience with reduced ad loads in original content; expanding its robust library of on-demand content, which now accounts for nearly 13% of all set-top VOD transactions; and developing meaningful and lasting connections with its more than 696 million followers in social media.

"Turner enters 2017 with momentum and success across our diverse portfolio of brands and businesses," said David Levy, president of Turner. "In 2016, we charted an ambitious course to enhance the viewing experience, and our efforts produced unparalleled success. From the premieres of buzz-worthy, critically acclaimed series to the launch of new platforms like FilmStruck to the introduction of limited-commercial formats on TNT and truTV, we feel great about our position. As we launch into this year, Turner will offer consumers of all ages even more premium video content across all platforms."

In addition to the projects being showcased at the Winter Press Tour, Turner brands have a packed slate of events and programming on deck for this year. Among the highlights, TNT will launch its eagerly anticipated period thriller The Alienist in the fall. truTV will debut the anticipated new comedic anthology series Bobcat Goldthwait’s Messed Up Stories. CNN will launch the new original series Soundtracks: Songs That Defined History and The Nineties.  TBS will premiere the new scripted comedy The Guest Book and a new series starring Tracy Morgan, as well as the music competition show Drop the Mic. Adult Swim will mark the long-awaited return of its epic animated series Samurai Jack. Cartoon Network will premiere its newest take on animated phenomenon Ben 10. And on Jan. 27, HLN will debut its crime-investigation series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper.

Also this year, Turner Classic Movies will highlight comedy in the movies at the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival April 6-9 in Hollywood. Super Deluxe will make its Sundance Film Festival debut next week with screenings of The Chances, Bayard & Me and Deer Squad. And Turner's newest digital brand, FilmStruck, will expand to more platforms, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku and Google Chromecast.

Below are some of the big announcements Turner released today.

Dakota Fanning Joins TNT's The Alienist: Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral) is set to star in TNT's The Alienist, the eagerly anticipated series based on the Anthony Award-winning New York Times bestseller by Caleb Carr. Playing Sara Howard, a headstrong secretary at Police Headquarters, Fanning joins recently cast Daniel Brühl (Rush, Inglorious Bastards, Captain America: Civil War), who stars as forensic psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, and Luke Evans (The Girl on The Train, The Hobbit trilogy), who will play reporter John Moore. The series will follow the three of them as they investigate a series of brutal murders in New York during the Gilded Age. More...

TNT Renews Seductive Thriller Good Behavior: Turner's TNT has ordered a second season of its hit drama series Good Behavior, starring award-winning actress Michelle Dockery. Juan Diego Botto, Terry Kinney and Lusia Strus also star in the seductive thriller, which is executive-produced by Chad Hodge and Blake Crouch and based on a series of books by Crouch. The entire first season of Good Behavior is currently available on TNT On Demand and TNT's digital and mobile platforms. The second season is slated to launch in the fall. More...

TBS Greenlights Animated Series The Cops (working title) Starring Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks: Turner's TBS has greenlit ten episodes of the animated series The Cops (working title), starring and co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The two also serve as executive producers on the series with Greg Daniels, Dino Stamatopoulos, Dave Becky and Howard Klein. The Cops is produced by FX Productions, Louis C.K.'s Pig Newton and Turner's Studio T, and is slated to premiere in 2018. More...

TBS Unveils Cast and Guest Stars for The Guest Book: TBS's The Guest Book is filling up quickly with notable entries. The new comedy series from Emmy® winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) has locked its first-season cast and guest cast. The Guest Book is slated to premiere on TBS in August. More...

truTV Greenlights New Series from Comedy Icon Amy Sedaris: truTV has ordered a 10-episode first season of an Untitled Amy Sedaris Project, an all-new half-hour scripted comedy series created by and starring the comedian. More...

truTV Announces New Series Premiere Dates Plus Projects in Development: truTV announced today a series of premiere dates and new projects in development during its Television Critics Association Press Tour Panel. The news further bolsters the Turner-owned network's diverse slate of creator-driven programming that has evolved it into a premium comedic destination with significant ratings growth. More...