TNT renews The Last Ship, orders Charles Barkley series
Plus: Premiere dates for 'Good Behavior' and 'The Librarians'
The Last Ship
The Last Ship has been renewed for a fourth season, TNT announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour on Sunday. The network also greenlit a new series from NBA legend Charles Barkley, ordered a pilot for a post-Civil War drama from Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment, and announced premiere dates for Good Behavior and The Librarians.
The Last Ship, based on William Brinkley’s novel of the same name, will return for a 13-episode fourth season next summer. Currently in its third season (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET), the Eric Dane-starring series is averaging 7.6 million total viewers.
Barkley’s The Race Card follows the Inside the NBA analyst as he explores why the U.S. is so divided right now. The limited-run series has been ordered for six hour-long episodes, which will launch in early 2017.
“We, as Americans, never discuss the issue of race in this country and how it impacts everything in our lives until something bad happens,” Barkley said in a statement. “I see this project as a way to talk about race, class, and cultural differences and challenge everyone’s status quo.”
In Monsters of God, which hails from Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Rod Lurie (The Contender), savagery and violence are the cornerstones of Colonel “Terrible” Bill Lancaster’s holy war against the Comanche in post-Civil War Texas. Despite the peaceful coexistence between the Comanche and local townspeople, Lancaster sets out on a quest to kill off every single member of the tribe, bringing wild chaos to the town of Slater.
Meanwhile, Bill’s wife, Cynthia Lancaster, will let no one get in the way of her obsessive quest to institute her wildly feminist ideals, even if she has to challenge the United States Army and make her own allegiance with the Comanche women. Whether by force or free will, change is coming to Texas, and the escalating insanity will reveal humanity at its most monstrous. Marc Frydman, DeDe Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Sarah Edberg will also executive-produce.
“We’re creating premium shows that are also unapologetically entertaining, whether it’s through the tenuous and unexpected relationship in Good Behavior, the hard-hitting action of The Last Ship, or Monsters of God, our version of a Western chock-full of violence, sex, and insane characters,” Sarah Aubrey, EVP of original programming for TNT, said.
The network also announced that Michelle Dockery’s new drama Good Behavior will debut Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. ET, while the third season of The Librarians will premiere Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Last Ship