TNT's "Claws" Nails Second Season Renewal
Cable's #4 New Drama This Year Among Adults 18-49
Has Grown +27% Since Premiere, Climbing to New Season Highs
And Averaging 6.3 Million Viewers Per Episode Across TNT Platforms
Turner's TNT has renewed its new original drama series Claws for a second season. From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County, where a lot more is going on besides silk wraps and pedicures. The series stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon with Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris. New episodes of Claws premiere across TNT platforms Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale set for Aug. 13. The second season is slated to launch in 2018.
Claws is currently reaching a multiplatform audience of 6.3 million viewers per episode across TNT's linear, digital, mobile and on-demand platforms, averaging 1.1 million adults 18-49 in linear Live + 7. The series, which has resonated with critics and viewers alike, ranks as cable's #4 new drama with adults 18-49 for 2017-to-date and draws the youngest audience of any TNT drama. The show recently landed its strongest Live + 3 delivery of adults 18-49 yet and has grown +27% in the demo since the premiere. A social media magnet, Claws ranks #4 among cable's most socially engaging primetime dramas.
"Look out Manatee County, these ladies are coming back for more!" said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "These strong-willed, hilarious women represent the diverse voices this network is all about. Claws has certainly struck a chord with audiences and continues to attract new viewers each week."
Claws is executive-produced by Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, showrunner Janine Sherman Barrois and director Howard Deutch. Series creator Eliot Laurence serves as co-executive producer. Claws is produced by Jones and McCormack's Le Train Train, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television and Turner's Studio T.
About Warner Horizon Scripted Television
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT, People of Earth for TBS, American Woman for Paramount Network, Famous in Love for Freeform, Fuller House and Longmire for Netflix, Kryton for Syfy, Queen Sugar for OWN and You for Lifetime.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, Will, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians and the upcoming The Alienist and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series include the upcoming Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse and Who Run the World?, from Refinery29, Sarah Je ssica Parker and Morgan Spurlock. TNT also presents popular shows like Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards� and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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