or


[08/05/05 - 12:00 AM]
TNT and Warner BroS. Television to Partner on Avenger, International Thriller Starring Sam Elliott

[via press release from TNT]

TNT and Warner Bros. Television to Partner on AVENGER, International Thriller Starring Sam Elliott

TNT Original Movie Based on Bestselling Novel by Frederick Forsyth Slated for 2006 Premiere on TNT

Oscar-Nominee Wolfgang Petersen To Executive-Produce

Turner Network Television (TNT) and Warner Bros. Television are joining forces on AVENGER, an international thriller based on the bestselling novel by legendary author Frederick Forsyth (The Day of the Jackal, The Fist of God), it was announced today by Michael Wright, senior vice president of original programming for TNT. Sam Elliott (Mask, TNT�s Conagher, We Were Soldiers) is set to star in the two-hour TNT Original movie as a small-town lawyer and former Special Forces operative who hires himself out to those seeking to avenge the violent murders of loved ones. AVENGER comes to TNT from Radiant Productions, with Radiant�s founder, two-time Oscar nominee Wolfgang Petersen (Troy, The Perfect Storm, Das Boot), serving as executive producer. Rosemary Tarquinio (The Agency) serves as co-executive producer on the movie, which is being written by Alan Sharp (Reversible Errors, Rob Roy) and produced by Larry Spiegel and Judy Goldstein. AVENGER is set to go before cameras this fall for premiere on TNT in 2006.

AVENGER tells the story of Cal Dexter (Elliot), whose duty during the Vietnam War was to locate and destroy the jungle hideouts of the enemy. But today he�s nothing more than a simple attorney in small town New Jersey. Or so it seems to most. Covertly, he has been hired by a tycoon to track down and deliver justice to the man who killed his grandson, an American aid worker in Bosnia. As the quest takes Dexter around the globe, CIA agent Frank McBride must stop him before his mission of vengeance throws the world into chaos.

�AVENGER delivers drama with an intensity that viewers have come to expect from TNT, and we couldn�t be more thrilled to have two talents like Wolfgang Petersen and Sam Elliot tackling this project,� Wright said. �This international thriller is the latest commitment in our long-standing original programming line-up.�

Elliott�s career, which spans nearly four decades, includes such big-screen features as The Legacy, Mask, Fatal Beauty, Prancer, Tombstone, Gettysburg, The Big Lebowski, The Contender, We Were Soldiers, Hulk and Off the Map. He has also starred in such television movies and miniseries as Murder in Texas, The Shadow Riders, Yellow Rose, Buffalo Girls, the live television production of Fail-Safe and the TNT Originals Conagher, which he also wrote; Rough Riders; and You Know My Name. His upcoming projects include Thank You for Smoking, Ghost Rider, The Final Season and Barnyard. Elliott met his wife, actress Katharine Ross, when he played a bit part in the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

Petersen shot to international attention in 1981 as the director of the German film Das Boot, which earned him Oscar-nominations for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. He followed the success of that film with a string of hits, including The Neverending Story, Shattered, In the Line of Fire, Outbreak, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm and Troy. Through his production company, Radiant Productions, he has executive-produced such films as Bicentennial Man, Instinct and Red Corner. He also developed the television series The Agency. His upcoming projects include Shutter Island, Ender�s Game, Bullitt and Old Man and The Gun. Peterson is currently filming the remake of The Poseidon Adventure.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including Into the West, the epic six-week television event from DreamWorks Television and master storyteller and executive producer Steven Spielberg; the detective drama series The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and the action-packed crime series Wanted, with Gary Cole; powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel, with Alias and Las Vegas joining the line-up in September and Cold Case coming in October; broadcast premiere movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.





  [august 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· AGENCY, THE (CBS)
· ALIAS (ABC)
· ANGEL (WB)
· AVENGER (TNT)
· CHARMED (WB)
· CLOSER, THE (TNT)
· COLD CASE (CBS)
· ER (NBC)
· INTO THE WEST (TNT)
· JUDGING AMY (CBS)
· LAS VEGAS (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER (NBC)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· WANTED (TNT)
· WITHOUT A TRACE (CBS)





[01/22/17 - 08:27 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Tips Off ABC Victory in Demos
The Alphabet leads the night in adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched network.

[01/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
"NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC": Season Two Debut Is Highest-Rated Non-Christmas NBA Game of the Season Across ABC and ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[01/22/17 - 08:17 AM]
"Saturday Night Live," with Host Aziz Ansari and Musical Guest Big Sean, Scores the Show's Top Overnights Since Nov. 12
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, January 21.

[01/21/17 - 02:22 PM]
Netflix Acquires Chasing Coral at Sundance
The second film from Jeff Orlowski following his 2012 documentary Chasing Ice, the film is produced by Orlowski and Larissa Rhodes.

[01/21/17 - 08:34 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday for the 3rd Straight Week with "Last Man Standing" as the Top-Rated Show
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, January 20.

[01/21/17 - 08:24 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Honors with ABC
"Blue Bloods" leads the night in total viewers while "Last Man Standing" takes the crown among adults 18-49.

[01/21/17 - 08:20 AM]
"Grimm" Maintains 100% Week to Week in 18-49 and 99.7% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, January 20.

[01/20/17 - 03:14 PM]
Disney Channel Debuts Season Two of "Stuck in the Middle" with a Family Movie Event "Stuck in the Waterpark - The Movie," on February 3
The telecast will be preceded by family favorites "Despicable Me" and Disney Pixar's "Monsters University."

[01/20/17 - 02:59 PM]
Amazon Original Series "Patriot" to Screen at Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale
Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith and Michael Chernus star in the drama, the full season of which rolls out on the streaming service February 24.

[01/20/17 - 12:46 PM]
"Braking" News: Premiere of "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" Takes the Checkered Flag, Fuels Disney Junior and Disney Channel to Pole Position
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/20/17 - 10:31 AM]
Ray Diaz Joins Cast of TV Land's "Lopez" as Series Regular
The series returns for its second season on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/20/17 - 09:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Big Bang Theory" Original Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/20/17 - 07:58 AM]
History Teams with Travis Fimmel for Scripted Anthology Series in Development from A+E Studios, Atlas Entertainment and Imperative Entertainment
The scripted anthology series tells the stories of Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history.

[01/20/17 - 07:33 AM]
"We Make the Terror" - Season Five of "House of Cards" to Premiere May 30
Netflix made said announcement via Twitter this morning.

[01/20/17 - 06:33 AM]
Amazon Studios Sets May 12 as Premiere Date for "I Love Dick"
The series will also be presented at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, January 23.