TNT has announced premiere dates for its summer season – including the launches of its two big new series, Falling Skies and Franklin & Bash. The Steven Spielberg production/Noah Wyle headlining Falling Skies will have its two-hour premiere Sunday, June 19th, while the Mark-Paul Gosselar vehicle, Franklin & Bash premieres on Wednesday, June 1st.
TNT’s full summer lineup – along with network blurbs – follows the jump.
The second season of HawthoRNe [TNT, Tuesdays, 9/8C] opens with Morrisey [James Morrison] informing Chief of Surgery Dr. Tom Wakefield and Director of Nursing Christina Hawthorne [Jada Pinkett Smith] that Richmond Trinity is being shut down, then cuts to three months later with Tom and Christina seeing the hospital’s last patient off and then having to take a gunshot victim to James River, where several of the former Richmond Trinity staff are now working.
TNT’s new medical drama, Hawthorne [Tuesdays, 9/8C], features a strong central character in Christina Hawthorne [Jada Pinkett-Smith] – the latest empowered woman to come from Turner, and probably meant to complement its other female-centric series, Saving Grace and The Closer. Unfortunately, it can’t hold a candle, let alone a cotton swab to either of them.