TNT and sister network TBS have been undergoing brand transformations and programming evolutions that began last year with the launch of eight high-quality, distinctive marquee originals with a 100% renewal rate, as well as such new properties as ELEAGUE and Super Deluxe. In 2017 and beyond, the two powerhouse cable brands will build on that extraordinary success with new seasons of their returning hits and the launches of several highly anticipated new series.
TNT currently ranks as one of cable's Top 5 entertainment networks with both adults 18-34 and adults 18-49 for the year-to-date, continuing its demo success from 2016. The network started its shift toward more premium fare last year with the launches of two acclaimed hits – Animal Kingdom & Good Behavior – both of which scored strong ratings and earned second-season renewals.
Joining the mix this year are two hot new dramas:
- Claws stars Niecy Nash in a midnight-dark, wickedly funny meditation on female badness set in a Central Florida nail salon. (Season 1: Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
- Will, starring newcomer Laurie Davidson and Olivia DeJonge, tells the wild, rowdy story of young William Shakespeare in a bold, contemporary style. (Season 1: Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT)
TNT will also mark the return of its legacy series in 2017, including The Last Ship (Season 4 Premiere: Aug. 20), Major Crimes (Season 6: Late Summer 2017) and The Librarians (Winter 2018). Check out the just-released trailer for The Last Ship Season 4.
TNT @ Summer 2017 Press Tour
TBS & TNT's Leading Women of Comedy and Drama
Some of the extraordinarily talented women working in front of and behind the camera on TBS and TNT's original series will come together to talk not only about their projects for the networks, but also about opportunities for women in Hollywood.
Panelists (click on names to access bios):
Michelle Dockery (Star of TNT's Good Behavior)
Niecy Nash (Star of TNT's Claws)
Janine Sherman Barrois (Executive Producer/Showrunner for TNT's Claws)
Olivia DeJonge (Star of TNT's Will)
Alia Shawkat (Star of TBS's Search Party)
Nasim Pedrad (Star of TBS's People of Earth)
Megan Martin (Co-Executive Producer/Writer for TNT's Animal Kingdom)
Sarah Aubrey (Executive Vice President of Original Programming for TNT)
Executive Session with Kevin Reilly
Kevin Reilly, president of TBS & TNT and chief creative officer for Turner's entertainment networks, is coming back to TCA this summer for a Q&A about the brand evolutions happening at TBS & TNT. He'll touch on the challenges the networks have faced over the past 18 months; the success they've achieved in changing consumer perceptions, drawing new viewers and attracting top talent; and what to expect in the next phase of their evolutions.