Martin Odum – who may or may not actually be Martin Odum – will be back for a second season. TNT has given Legends a ten-episode second season. So it may be awhile before series star Sean Bean adds to that impressive death reel on YouTube!
Bean’s Odum, of course, is a master at sliding into new identities – called legends – to do undercover work as a member of the FBI’s Deep Cover Operations (DCO) division. When he is told by a mysterious man – with his dying breath, no less, that Martin Odum is a legend, he begins to have doubts about his real identity.
Legends (TNT, Wednesdays, 9/8C) stars Sean Bean as Martin Odum, possibly the best undercover operative the FBI has ever had – though this evaluation comes one FBI psychiatrist where three others have determined he should never be allowed to go into the field again. Problem is, he is this close to finding out who’s the leader of a militant group planning an action that will make 9/11 look like a firecracker.
Awake [NBC, Thursdays, 10/9C] is one of the best of the season’s new programs, but you’d never know it from the ratings. At least when the show’s cast and creator promised a penguin, they came through with a penguin. Maybe that will help the ratings; maybe not. Still, it looks like a thoroughly entertaining hour of television.
Check out the penguin’s introduction, above, and two more intriguing clips from That’s Not My Penguin after the jump.
Steve Harris and Wilmer Valderrama have the same job – partner to Detective Michael Britten – in the Red [Harris] and Green [Valderrama] realities of NBC’s brilliant new series, Awake. Recently, the two took an hour to talk about their characters’ differing approached to working with Britten and the curious ways in which the show’s two realities bleed into one another – and to tease the upcoming appearance of a flightless waterfowl [among other things]…