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TNT And TBS Announce Live Streaming, Along With New Shows From Steve Carell, Spielberg And More

05/15/2013 12:52 pm 12:52:16
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TBS and TNT announced on Wednesday that they are about to become the first national networks to live stream on-air content across multiple platforms 24/7.

The networks made the announcement during TNT and TBS's annual upfront presentation in New York, noting that their content will be streamed through their websites and a pair of newly created apps: Watch TNT and Watch TBS.

"Starting this summer, subscribers will be able to watch TBS and TNT live –- anytime, anywhere, on multiple devices," Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, told the upfront audience. Additional platforms for TBS and TNT's live streaming will be added by the end of the year.

TNT's coverage of the NBA games, TBS's coverage of Major League Baseball and both network's coverage of the NCAA will be available for live streaming as well.

Audiences will soon have the opportunity to watch some new content from some very big names via live streaming. Steven Spielberg, Steve Carell, Diablo Cody, Denis Leary, Sylvester Stallone, Elizabeth Banks, Dick Wolf, Nicholas Sparks and Jamie Foxx are all developing new projects for TBS and TNT, which currently has Frank Darabont, Jerry Bruckheimer, Mark Burnett, Bill Lawrence, Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, Michael Bay, Howard Gordon, Conan O'Brien, CeeLo Green, Dwayne Johnson, Howie Mandel and Funny Or Die on their slate.

Check out the new scripted and unscripted fare from TBS and TNT below.

SCRIPTED

"Portal House," TNT
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Scott Rosenberg (writer), Jeff Pinkner (writer), Josh Appelbaum (writer) and Andre Nemec (writer)
This project is the story of a group of young scientists who, while investigating what they believe to be a haunted house, stumble upon a portal into the time-space continuum. Things then take a turn for the worse when one of their own vanishes into the portal.

"Peter Gunn," TNT
Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Julie Andrews, Lou Pitt, Scott Rosenberg (writer), Jeff Pinkner (writer), Josh Appelbaum (writer), Andre Nemec (writer)
This re-imagining of the classic post-modern Blake Edwards-Craig Stevens' series centers on a gentleman private eye who is not above getting his bespoke suit and tie dirty, if that's what it takes to bring down the bad guys, save his hometown and win back the love of the gal he left behind.

"The Last Cop," TNT
Executive Producers: Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King, Mikkel Bondesen, Chris Fedak (writer) and Kristen Campo (co-executive producer)
Life can seem to pass in the blink of an eye, but for LAPD cop Mick Branigan it actually did in this project based on the hit German series. After almost 20 years in a coma, Mick awakens to a changed world -– his loving wife has moved on, his teenage daughter doesn't know him, and his old police force bears no resemblance to the one he knew in the '90s.

"A Bend in the Road," TNT
Executive Producers: Nicholas Sparks, Theresa Park and Brandon Camp (writer)
This character drama based on Nicholas Sparks' book is set in a resort town. Sheriff Miles Ryan is known for his keen ability to solve crimes and his deep understanding of the town’s citizens. But what Miles doesn't realize is just how many secrets are buried beneath the very streets he walks –- the most unsettling having to do with the unsolved murder of his wife.

"Guilt by Association," TNT
Executive Producers: Marcia Clark (writer), Dee Johnson (writer) and Nelson McCormick (director)
Based on the debut novel by Marcia Clark, lead prosecutor in the O.J. Simpson trial, this project centers on Rachel Knight, a gutsy Deputy District Attorney in the Special Trials Unit of the D.A.'s office for L.A. County. She works closely with a tough-as-nails female LAPD detective named Bailey Keller and a stylish female prosecutor named Toni LaCollette, both of whom routinely crash at Rachel’s place.

"Lew Archer," TNT
Executive Producers: James Duff, Jim Leonard (writer) and Steve N. White
Based on the title character from Ross McDonald's popular novels, this project from "The Closer" creator James Duff and Close to Home creator Jim Leonard follows the sleuth many consider to be "the original P.I."

"Crushed," TNT
Executive Producers/Writers: Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon
This primetime soap focuses on two rich lovers: Caz, whose father, Jeremy owns Terra Winery, and Daphne, Jeremy’s young wife. When Jeremy announces that he has amended his will to leave them each 50% of the business, their rivalry gets the better of them. They make a unique bet to determine who has the best seductive powers.

"Bad Parents," TBS
Executive Producers: Walt Becker, Andrew Panay and Brent Golberg (writer)
Between sexting and house parties, flashing and crushing on teachers, it's hard to figure out who the kids are and who the adults are in this half hour comedy centered on four couples who must navigate the responsibilities of parenthood while holding on to the last bastions of their youth.

"Tribeca," (working title) TBS
Executive Producers: Steve Carell and Nancy Carell
The brainchild of Steve and Nancy Carell, "Tribeca" is a comedy anchored by heroine Angie Tribeca, a 10-year veteran of the LAPD's elite RHCU (Really Heinous Crimes Unit). The show explores an eccentric but brilliant group of people who investigate crime, reveal way too much personal information about themselves and refuse to rest until justice has been served. These dedicated men and women are more than counter-intuitive; they are non-intuitive.

"Dad, Stop Embarrassing Me," TBS
Executive Producers: Jamie Foxx and Jaime King; Writer: Marsh McCall & Jamie Foxx
Every teenager is embarrassed by his/her parents. But what if your dad decided to descend upon your life in every way? Inspired by Jamie Foxx’s relationship with his 18-year-old daughter, this comedy explores the dynamic between a parent and a child and all the embarrassment that comes with it.

"Dream House," (working title) TBS
Executive Producers: Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman; Writers: Dottie Zicklin and Eric Zicklin
When a young guy has the chance to buy the house of his dreams, he quickly discovers that the owner, a seemingly feeble old man, is actually a grifter who manages to sell the house and become his roommate.

"Clipsters," TBS
Executive Producers/Writers: David Kohan and Max Mutchnick
Written by the creators of "Will & Grace" this ensemble workplace comedy revolves around an eclectic cast of stylists working in a barbershop in the Boston suburb of Worcester, Mass.

UNSCRIPTED

"Burn," TNT
Executive Producers: Denis Leary, Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez and Jim Serpico
From executive producer Denis Leary, "Burn" is an action-packed docudrama told through the eyes of Detroit firefighters, who are charged with the task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. Burn will take viewers closer than ever to the fires and the lives of the men and women who fight them, exploring human struggles, hope and personal courage in the face of overwhelming odds.

"Cop Swap," TNT
Executive Producers: Dick Wolf, Tom Thayer and Rasha Drachkovitch
From legendary producer Dick Wolf comes a unique unscripted format. Each week, two law enforcement officials from diverse backgrounds and departments immerse themselves in each other’s lives and jobs in an effort to learn something that will make them better officers, partners and citizens of the law. When all is said and done, the cops reflect on their mutual journeys, and reveal new perspectives on what it means to protect and serve.

"Monopoly," TNT
Executive Producers: Stephen J. Davis, Kevin Belinkoff, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz
From the iconic toy and game company Hasbro comes the reality version of the popular game. Eight two-person teams will play a game of real-world Monopoly with a huge cash prize at stake. Just like the iconic game, the ultimate goal is to amass as much property and wealth as possible in this game that requires strategy, business acumen, people skills and chance.

"The Big Deal," TNT
Executive Producers: Eden Gaha and Paul Franklin
From the producers of "The Biggest Loser" and "MasterChef" comes the biggest treasure hunt America has ever seen. Teams of antique and collectible enthusiasts from across the country compete in an epic scavenger hunt for the chance to win thousands in cash.

"Me Time with Diablo Cody," TBS
Executive Producers: Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Diablo Cody
Oscar-winner Diablo Cody, the creator of "United States of Tara" and "Young Adult," brings her signature charm and style to the screen as host of her own show. Tailored around Diablo's unique perspective on all things pop culture and told in her very own tongue-in-cheek way, "Me Time with Diablo Cody" will reveal a side of Hollywood and celebs that the public very rarely gets to see.

"Cheeseheads," (working title) TBS
Executive Producers: Jason Carbone
Green Bay, Wis., is home to the World Famous Green Bay Packers and their fans: The Cheeseheads. These citizens don’t just bleed green and gold; they eat victory for breakfast. For them, being a Cheesehead is more than just being a fan. It's a way of life. This show will take viewers into the hilarious subculture through the eyes of a group of proud Wisconsinites as they navigate life in the only way they know how -– loud, proud and with lots of beer. For these folks, there is no off-season.

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