TNT cancels KING & MAXWELL

After just one season, TNT is saying goodbye to KING & MAXWELL, the series featuring the characters of David Baldacci. Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn were Sean King and Michelle Maxwell, former Secret Service agents turned private Investigators. The series averaged 3.1 million, but had TNT hit MAJOR CRIMES as a lead-in. MC has been doing over 5 million viewers a week and the fact that K&M lost such a large portion of them likely played a factor. TNT currently has a number of shows in development, with debut seasons of THE LAST SHIP, MOB CITY and LEGENDS in the pipeline. They have also just ordered MURDER IN THE FIRST so there is more...

NBC developing Linwood Barclay’s NEVER LOOK ...

Linwood Barclay’s NEVER LOOK AWAY is being developed by NBC. A warm summer Saturday. An amusement park. David Harwood is glad to be spending some quality time with his wife, Jan, and their four-year-old son. But what begins as a pleasant family outing turns into a nightmare after an inexplicable disappearance. As David struggles to restore his family, he discovers that the people we’re most close to are the ones with the biggest secrets. Matt Venne is adapting. Venne worked on A&E’s BAG OF BONES mini-series as well as the upcomng FRIGHT NIGHT 2 and LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS.

Another British series is being turned American

Rufus Sewell (The Holiday, A Knight’s Tale) and Marley Shelton (Sin City, Grindhouse) has signed on to star in an American version of Eleventh Hour. Jacob Hood (Sewell), a special science adviser to the government who, with his feisty female bodyguard (Shelton) in tow, saves people from the worst abuses of science. Does anyone think they would have described the bodyguard as feisty if it was a guy? “Billy Zane also stars as the feisty bodyguard.” Exec producer Danny Cannon (Who is also exec producer for CSI) will be directing the pilot. The new series will air on CBS. The original series starred Patrick Stewart (X-Men films, Star...

Myron Bolitar heading to tv?

I had not seen this, but I have to give a kudos to Mr. Gerald So for bringing it to my attention. This is from Harlan Coben’s newsletter: Hart Hanson, the creator and executive producer of the TV series BONES, is writing a pilot for Twentieth Century Fox studios and Fox network to bring Myron and the gang to a TV near you. The working title — and this could very easily change — is PROMISES AND LIES. Okay so let’s hear your casting suggestions for Myron, Win and Esperanza. Keep in mind that this is a TV series, not a movie, so if you’re thinking, say, George Clooney or Vince Vaughn, you’re probably wasting...

Washington/Crowe’s American Gangster trailer online Jun09

Washington/Crowe’s American Gangster trailer...

Based on a New York magazine article by Mark Jacobson, American Gangster tells the story of Frank Lucas, Harlem drug kingpin that had heroin smuggled in from Asia in the coffins of soldiers returning from Nam. Ridley Scott directs, with Denzel Washington and Russell starring.”Nobody used to notice Frank Lucas (Oscar winner Washington), the quiet driver to one of the inner city’s leading black crime bosses. But when his boss suddenly dies, Frank exploits the opening in the power structure to build his own empire and create his own version of the American Dream. Through ingenuity and a strict business ethic, he comes to rule the...