Interview: Currie Graham
The third season of TNT’s hit drama Murder in the First continues the series trademark storytelling and their willingness not to back down from important social issues that can affect us all.
It was both good news and bad news for fans of the TNT network.
As for the good news, the network announced it had renewed Murder in the First, Major Crimes and The Librarians.
Murder in the First will return for its third season in the summer of 2016 with 10 new episodes. Also returning in the summer of 2016 will be Major Crimes which will be entering its fifth season. Right now, the order stands at 13 episodes, but that may change later. Finally, The Librarians will return in the fall of 2016 entering its third season with a 10 episode order.
Now the bad news, while the network renewed three dramas, it also cancelled three dramas.
Legends has been cancelled after two seasons. Many were surprised when the series was renewed for a second season. They series was completely overhauled with new cast members and a new direction fro the series. Agent X never caught on with an audience and was widely panned by critics, so its cancellation doesn't come as a surprise.
The heavily hyped Edward Burns period drama Public Morals although well-received by critics, also never caught on with an audience.
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We are just days away from the season two finale of TNT’s hit series Murder in the First. One of the stars of the series is Mo McRae who plays Anthony 'Suger' Cascade. Suger is an interesting character in that he’s a gangster, but he’s trying to find his way out of the game and take care of the ones he loves.
Currently airing its second season, the TNT series Murder in the First has become a solid hit for the network. One of the reasons for the success of the series is the work of actor Kathleen Robertson who plays Hildy Mulligan, a single parent trying to juggle her career and her family life.
It's shaping up to be a very hot summer for TNT.
The network will roll out a total of 10 shows this summer, including new seasons of the blockbuster hits The Last Ship, basic cable's #1 new series of 2014; Rizzoli & Isles and Major Crimes, which joined The Last Ship to rank as basic cable's Top 3 originals last summer; and Murder in the First, one of last year's Top 10 new series on basic cable. This summer, TNT will also present the fifth and final season of the epic sci-fi drama Falling Skies, along with a new season of the nail-biting undercover drama Legends and new episodes of the powerful real-life investigation series Cold Justice.
TNT has ordered a second season of its powerful crime drama Murder in the First, starring Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss). The series, which is executive produced by Emmy® winner Steven Bochco (NYPD Blue) and Eric Lodal, ranked as one of basic cable's Top 10 series of the summer. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the second season.
Over the summer, Murder in the First took viewers deep inside a complex homicide investigation that spanned the entire season. The series followed San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) as they investigated two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepened, however, when they found that both murders had a common denominator in a Silicon Valley wunderkind.
In its first season, Murder in the First averaged more than 4.7 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, including 1.3 million adults 25-54. The drama drew a sizeable audience through TNT's various platforms, reaching an average of 9.2 million viewers through live television viewing, DVR playback, set-top VOD and digital on-demand.
On June 9th, TNT will debut its latest drama Murder in the First. Created by Steven Bochco, the series follows Inspector Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) and Inspector Terry English (Taye Diggs) as they try to solve a case that spans across an entire season.
Kathleen Robertson is no stranger to the big and small screen. She recently finished a successful run on the Kelsey Grammer series Boss and has as an upcoming arc on the A&E series Bates Motel. She also appeared on the long running hit series Beverly Hills, 90210. On the big screen, she has appeared in films such as Scary Movie 2, Control and Beautiful.
Kathleen was nice enough to sit down with us to talk about her new series, working with Taye Diggs and what fans can look forward to with the rest of the season.
Kathleen Robertson – Steven Bochco was a huge reason for me wanting to do the show and I was really excited to be a part of the project.