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TV News: Sun, HBO, TNT, Getting

By Garth Franklin Friday March 22nd 2013 10:09PM
TV News: Sun, HBO, TNT, Getting

Low Winter Sun
AMC has released both several photos and a new trailer for their upcoming drama "Low Winter Sun", a U.S. series adaptation of the bleak 2006 UK mini-series of the same name. The ten-episode first season premieres this Summer.

Mark Strong, who starred in the Edinburgh-set original, also leads the cast of this Detroit-set version which includes Lennie James, David Constabile, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Sprague Grayden and Athena Karkanis.

The story starts with the murder of a cop by fellow detective Frank Agnew (Strong). The killing changes his life and pulls him deeper into the the city's underworld.

HBO
HBO chief executive Richard Plepler says the network's HBO Go service could be made available without a cable subscription in the near future.

The catch? Instead of paying a monthly fee to a cable provider, HBO will bundle its streaming service with an internet service provider for what would likely be an additional $10-15 per month. [Source: IGN]

TNT
TNT has announced premiere dates for its various Summer series.

Two new reality shows - Dwayne Johnson-led "The Hero" and the wilderness survival series "72 Hours" will premiere on June 6th.

"Falling Skies" returns on June 9th for its third season.

On June 10th, "Major Crimes" returns for its second season, followed immediately by new private eye drama "King and Maxwell" starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn.

"Rizzoli & Isles" returns for a fourth season and "Perception" is back for a second season from June 18th.

"Franklin & Bash" is back for a third season on July 24th, while the unscripted procedural "Cold Justice" debuts on August 27th. [Source: Deadline]

Getting On
HBO is planning a remake of the British comedy "Getting On", giving the project a six-episode run on the strength of the already produced pilot.

The original sitcom follows a group of nurses working on the geriatric ward of an NHS hospital. Alex Borstein and Laurie Metcalf will star in the U.S. version. [Source: Metro]

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