Monday, March 10, 2014

TNT Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Falling Skies,' 'The Last Ship' & 'Legends'

TNT is gearing up for one action-packed summer. Today, the cable network announced premiere dates for the fourth season of hit drama Falling Skies and new drama series The Last Ship starring Eric Dane and Legends starring Sean Bean. 

"For the past three summers, TNT has had great creative and commercial success with Falling Skies, which has inspired us to continue to program for fans of sci-fi and action," said Michael Wright, President, Head of Programming for TNT, TBS and TCM. "This year, we're going to launch The Last Ship and Legends, two expertly crafted shows that bring the storytelling scope and thrill-ride excitement of our favorite summer movies to series television. With their great writing, expansive casts and outstanding production quality, these are really fun, smart and addictive shows."

TNT's summer schedule will kick off Sunday, June 22 at 9/8c. with the premiere of The Last Ship, from executive producer Michael Bay. Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy) and Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) star in the series about a Navy vessel that may be humanity's last hope in the wake of a worldwide catastrophe. 

The fourth season premiere of Falling Skies, from Amblin Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, will follow The Last Ship at 10/9c. Noah Wyle (ER) stars in the highly rated drama about the struggle against a deadly force of alien invaders.

Legends, from Homeland executive producers Howard Gordon and Alexander Cary and Fringe co-executive producer David Wilcox, will premiere on Wednesday, August 20 at 9/8c. Legends stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) as a deep-undercover FBI agent who may be losing his grip on reality.

TNT's summer schedule will also include new seasons of Major Crimes, Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Franklin & Bash; the second half of Dallas' third season; and the launch of Stephen Bochco's new drama Murder in the First. Premiere dates for those series will be announced later.