Trailer, Premiere Date, for Season Two of BOSCH

Amazon has released the first trailer for the upcoming sophomore season of BOSCH. This season debuts on March 11th and will, according to Michael Connelly, draw from TRUNK MUSIC and, to a lesser extent, THE LAST COYOTE and THE...

RIZZOLI & ISLES To Return for Seventh and Final Season...

All things must eventually come to an end. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles will come back for a thirteen episode Seventh season before driving off into the sunset. The news came, during the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, from TNT head honcho Kevin Reilly “That will be the final season, I think both ladies have had a really satisfying experience. I don’t know that they wouldn’t do anymore, but I think they felt very comfortable that it’s had a good run. It felt like it was time. Everyone said, ‘Let’s go out and finish 13 great ones and call it a day. “  The series, which is based on the works of Tess Gerritsen, has been TNT’s second biggest series, after only Kyra Segwick’s THE CLOSER. I checked out some of the other reports and it looks like contracts are still needed for the supporting cast, but I can’t imagine anyone not coming back for the last hurrah. After watching the first couple of seasons, I lost interest in the show. Not because it was bad, it simply was not my cup of tea. But having read a number of Tess’s novels, I totally see Angie Harmon as Jane Rizzoli, but the show’s version of Muara Isles is overly simplified. Regardless of my own thoughts, the show built an impressive following and helped give Miz Gerritsen some much deserved...

HAP AND LEONARD: First teaser for upcoming Joe Lansdale series...

Sundance TV has released the first promo for HAP AND LEONARD. Based on the novels by Joe Lansdale, H&L stars James Purefoy as Hap Collins  and Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine, two unlikely friends that deal with life in the 1980s South. The pair first appeared in 1990 and have been in 8 Lansdale novels, with the ninth, HONKY TONK SAMURAI, set to be published in February.   HAP AND LEONARD follows the story of Hap Collins (James Purefoy) and Leonard Pine (Michael K Williams). Hap is a white working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War. Now in his 40s, he is just barely making ends meet picking roses on an East Texas plantation. His confidante and lifelong best friend is Leonard, an openly gay, black Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was gay, Leonard’s only support in the not so progressive, rural South is Hap. Together, they struggle through misadventure in a bid to stay on the right side of the law in 1980s East Texas. Christina Hendricks will play Hap’s ex-wife Trudy, who resurfaces after two years with a proposition for Hap that he cannot refuse. By turns funny and shocking, HAP AND LEONARD provides an unpredictable and side-eyed look into race, class and friendship. The series will debut in...

LUTHER: The Return clip from tomorrow nights BBC America Special...

We are just 24 hours away from the return of LUTHER. BBC America brings Idris Elba back as everyone’s favorite  self-destructive near-genius detective on the edge of law enforcement. John finds himself back on the job pursuing a criminal that press releases describe as ”  A cannibalistic serial killer” that  “delivers a devastating blow that not only pulls him out of seclusion but pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been.” Well, that sounds lovely. As I have said before, there has been nary a peep about Alice (Ruth Wilson) but I can’t help but hope that she makes a quick appearance at some point. Either mark your calendars or set your DVRs for tomorrow night, who knows if we will see John...

LUTHER: Clip from Thursday’s Special

Two nights from now, Idris Elba returns to BBC America in a brand-new Luther special event and BBC America is offering this clip to wet your whistle. Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Beasts of No Nation, Star Trek Beyond) returns to his iconic role as a self-destructive near-genius detective on the edge of law enforcement. Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (Elba) will learn the hard way; he may never be able to walk away from capturing the tormented psychopaths that lurk the streets of London. His attempt to leave the darker side of humanity behind for a chance at a “normal” life is quickly thwarted when he’s drawn into a terrifyingly complex case. A cannibalistic serial killer delivers a devastating blow that not only pulls him out of seclusion but pushes him closer to the edge than he’s ever been. A BBC AMERICA co-production, the gripping, psychological thriller Luther makes its highly-anticipated return in a one-night special event on Thursday, December 17, 9:00pm ET.   No mentioned has been made of Ruth Wilson (aka Alice) and, quite frankly, I have a hard time imagining LUTHER without at least a bit appearance. Regardless, I hope this special sees the show return to first season form, a leaner, smarter show, as opposed to the sloppier seasons that followed. No matter what, you can count on Idris to deliver his usual killer...

TNT orders a season for Blake Crouch’s GOOD BEHAVIOR...

Just one day after Fox ordered a second season of WAYWARD PINES , Blake Crouch gets even more good news: TNT is bringing another Crouch character, Letty Dobesh, to the small screen with GOOD BEHAVIOR GOOD BEHAVIOR tells the story of Letty Dobesh ( Michelle Dockery), a thief and con artist whose life is always one wrong turn, or one bad decision from implosion – which is exactly how she likes it. Fresh out of prison, Letty tries to stay afloat; reunite with her 10-year-old son, who is currently being raised by her mother Estelle (Lusia Strus); and regularly see her substance-abuse counselor, Christian ( Terry Kinney), whose motives for helping her are questionable. Chaos returns to Letty’s life when she overhears a hitman ( Juan Diego Botto) being hired to kill a man’s wife, and sets out to derail the job. She soon finds herself on a collision course with the killer, entangling both of them in a dangerously captivating relationship. GOOD BEHAVIOR has Blake reuniting with Christopher Hodge, his writing partner/executive producer for WAYWARD PINES. Hodge, who has departed WP,  will handle both of those duties for GB. I have not read the books, but like the cast and people behind it. The pairing of Crouch and Hodge was golden for Pines and the cast looks damn good, I am especially happy to see Kinney as part of it, I really liked him on OZ and THE...