Turner in 2017
There's a lot happening at Turner in 2017. In addition to the shows introduced during our Winter Press Tour session, here is some more exciting stuff coming this year from Turner's portfolio of leading brands:
TBS will continue to add to its impressive original slate from some of the best comedy minds in the business, including The Guest Book from Greg Garcia, a new comedy starring and executive-produced by Tracy Morgan and Drop the Mic from James Corden and Ben Winston. And in late night, Conan O'Brien will be hitting the road again for more CONAN Without Borders specials, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee has moved to Wednesday nights.
TNT will kick its brand evolution into high gear with the launches of several new dramas, including Will and Claws in the summer and The Alienist in the fall.
Adult Swim will mark the long-awaited return of Genndy Tartakovsky's epic animated series Samurai Jack.
Cartoon Network is gearing up to launch the newest take on Ben 10, the animated phenomenon that had kids all over the world transforming into their favorite alien, along with all-new episodes from critically acclaimed fan favorites Adventure Time, Steven Universe, The Powerpuff Girls and Mighty Magiswords.
HLN now has its female-powered daytime lineup in full swing, with shows hosted by Robin Meade, Michaela Pereira, Erica Hill, Ashleigh Banfield and Lynn Smith. HLN will also launch the new original series How It Really Happened with Hill Harper on Friday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m. (ET). Hosted by critically-acclaimed actor Hill Harper, best known for his role on CSI: NY, the series will delve deeply into some of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies of our time. From the sensational trial of the Menendez Brothers to the tragic plane crash of JFK Jr., and sudden deaths of music royalty Prince and Michael Jackson, How It Really Happened with Hill Harper leverages CNN's expansive archives to comb for missed clues and reexamine conspiracy theories to unveil new information that may have emerged since the case made headlines. The series will include fresh accounts from witnesses that have never spoken publicly who can give new perspective to these stories that shocked our nation. How It Really Happened with Hill Harper will debuts as part of HLN Spotlight, the network's Friday primetime programming block which showcases a mix of newly developed original programs and previously aired CNN series that include The Hunt and Death Row Stories. This is the first new series for HLN developed by the CNN Development group.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will hold the eighth annual TCM Classic Film Festival April 6-9 in Hollywood, highlighting comedy in the movies.
Great Big Story and the Weather Channel will unveil an eight-part, primetime, hour-long TV program called That’s Amazing in October. Coming this November, Great Big Story in partnership with CNN Films will premiere Really Great Big Stories, a collection of six short films exploring tales of exploration, magic and wild determination. Also this fall, Great Big Story will premiere season two of its acclaimed series The Aquatic World. Travel leagues beneath the ocean’s surface as we observe the weird, amazing species from a submarine with famed explorer Philippe Cousteau.
FilmStruck, the new subscription video on-demand service for film aficionados developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, will launch on more connected deceives in 2017, including Roku, Chromecast, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.