‘The Librarians’ TV Series to Premiere Worldwide With Universal Networks International

Rebecca Romijn The Libarians
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Universal Networks International announced Wednesday that the Electric Entertainment-produced TV series “The Librarians” is coming to Universal Channel in over 100 countries.

The show’s worldwide debut will come within 24 hours of the U.S. premiere on TNT in December. Universal Channel viewers in Australia, Asia, Europe and Latin America will all be able to tune in to the new series timed to the U.S. premiere.

Based on the TNT TV movie franchise “The Librarian,” the 10-episode drama series features “Falling Skies” actor Noah Wyle reprising his role from the movie series alongside Rebecca Romijn and a cast that includes Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin — who appeared in the original series — as well as John Larroquette, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and Matt Frewer.

The show centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath Gotham’s Metropolitan Public Library, dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden around them.

“An action-adventure drama, driven by a group of both daring and quirky characters, ‘The Librarians’ is an exciting addition to Universal Channel’s programming line-up around the world,” UNI exec VP of programming Steve Patscheck said in a statement. “We are pleased to be a part of this brand new series that will be timed to air within 24 hours of the U.S. debut, giving international viewers immediate access to the all the action.”

“With ‘The Librarians’ we knew we had a great series on our hands and now, with Universal Networks International as our partner, we are thrilled that it will have the global reach and publicity it deserves,” said Electric’s head of international distribution Sonia Mehandjiyska.

“The Librarians” is exec produced by Wyle, Dean Devlin, John Rogers and Marc Roskin.


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  1. d says:

    It was great to see all of the episodes and I really like the series, so don’t cancel it! It was so nice to see that Christian K
    ane was on the cast, I was a big fan of Leverage as well!!!

  2. N.Newman says:

    I loved The Librarian movies and was so excited to see this series – just watched the premier and loved it!
    Thank you thank you thank you for this!
    I hope we see Noah Wylie in a few of them!

  3. I’m disappointed they didn’t do the planned movie. Hopefully the’ll have a larger budget for effects.

  4. jksword says:

    I am super excited about this new series on TNT, The Librarians, because it has my favorite actor/singer in it – Christian Kane. It would be great if you did a followup article about him. His Kaniacs are worldwide!!

  5. ydreier says:

    Thanks for the article! I can’t wait for The Librarians! Christian Kane is always awesome!

  6. wahya signal says:

    Great article. #TheLibrarians is going to be a new phenomenon! My fav cast is Christian Kane.

  7. THANK GOODNESS… I always hoped that we hadn’t seen the last of “the Librarian! They were some of the best movies and Noah Wyle, Bob Newhart and Jane Curtain are the best.. Bless you TNT for bringing them back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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