January 17, 2013Kevin Little 12:45 pm ET
TNT Greenlights “Marshal Law: Texas” (working title), Unscripted Drama from Executive Producer Jerry Bruckheimer
TNT has given the greenlight to Marshal Law: Texas (working title), a new unscripted drama from Warner Horizon Television, Jerry Bruckheimer Television (JBTV) and Megalomedia Inc. The network has ordered six episodes of the series, which is being executive-produced by JBTV’s Jerry Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman, along with Megalomedia’s Jonathan Nowzaradan. Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s KristieAnne Reed is co-executive producer.
Marshal Law: Texas, which is slated to premiere in 2013, is set in Houston, Texas. Produced with the cooperation of The U.S. Marshal Service, the series centers on the elite Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitive Task Force, which includes U.S. Marshals working with personnel from the Houston Police Department, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and other law-enforcement agencies. Marshal Law: Texas follows these dedicated officers as they track down extremely violent offenders, serve warrants and go on the hunt for some of America’s most wanted criminals.
Marshal Law: Texas marks TNT’s latest order for a 2013 unscripted series, a key component in the network’s strategy to expand to a year-round model of original programming. On Feb. 27, the network will premiere Boston’s Finest, a gripping new series about the Boston Police Department from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg. This summer, TNT will premiere the competition series The Hero, headlined by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and 72 Hours, from the executive producer of Extreme Makeover and The Moment of Truth.
TNT recently greenlit two additional unscripted series to premiere in 2013: Cold Justice (working title), follows two top-notch female investigators as they dig into murder cases that have gone unsolved for years, and Save Our Business (working title), a transformational business-makeover series headlined by British entrepreneur and millionaire Peter Jones.
About Jerry Bruckheimer Television
Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in the history of the medium, with innovative and powerful storytelling establishing new benchmarks in programming excellence. Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s series have included C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, C.S.I.: Miami and C.S.I.: NY; Cold Case; Without a Trace and The Amazing Race, winner of 14 Emmy® Awards, including nine for Outstanding Reality-Competition program. Jerry Bruckheimer Television shows have garnered 113 Emmy® nominations, with 22 Emmy® wins.
About Warner Horizon Television
Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of scripted series for the cable marketplace and primetime reality series for both network and cable. Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model. WHTV’s current unscripted series include The Voice for NBC, The Bachelor franchise — which includes The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad — for ABC, Oh Sit! and the upcoming The Hunt for The CW, the upcoming Deon Cole’s Black Box and Who Gets the Last Laugh? for TBS and the upcoming Marshal Law: Texas (working title) for TNT. Scripted programs from WHTV are Rizzoli & Isles and Dallas for TNT, Sullivan & Son for TBS, Pretty Little Liars and The Lying Game for ABC Family and Longmire for A&E.
About Megalomedia, Inc.
Megalomedia is a full-service television and film studio that creates, develops and produces original non-fiction content for U.S. and international broadcasters. The company’s first effort aired in 2007 with the documentary film Half Ton Mom, which originally aired in the U.K. on Channel 4 and became the network’s most-watched factual special for a two-year span. Since then, Megalomedia has been sharing with millions of viewers compelling stories, from Smokejumpers (CMT), about firefighters who parachute into forest fires; format-driven series like Shipping Wars (A&E) and Texas Car Wars (Discovery), crime drama shows like Half Ton Killer (TLC); transformational series like Heavy (A&E) and 600 lb Life (TLC); and stories of extraordinary families, such as Quints by Surprise (TLC).
TNT is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households and ranking among cable’s top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies, Dallas, Major Crimes, Perception, Franklin & Bash, Southland and the upcoming Monday Mornings. The network also features dramatic unscripted originals like the upcoming Boston’s Finest, 72 Hours and The Hero. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Smallville and Law & Order; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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