TBS lays out ‘Land,’ ‘Sinkhole’ for 2000

Production begins on telefilms

NEW YORK — TBS will begin production this month on the cabler’s next two original telefilms, “Nowhere to Land” and “Sinkhole,” both slated for 2000.

In “Nowhere,” Jack Wagner (“Melrose Place”) will play an airline pilot who must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted. Christine Elise (“ER”) has been cast as his co-pilot in the telepic, which is slated to premiere in March. Armand Mastroianni (TBS’ “Fatal Error” and “First Daughter”) will direct from a script by Matt Dorff and Walter Klenhard. Ernie Hudson (“Oz”) has been cast as a bomb expert. Frank von Zerneck, Robert Sertner and Matt Dorff will exec produce.

In “Sinkhole,” John Corbett (“Northern Exposure”) will play a geologist who tries to prevent a huge sinkhole from devouring New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Jessica Steen (“Armageddon”) and Brittany Daniel (“Dawson’s Creek”) have also been cast. Mario Azzopardi (TBS’ “The TimeShifters”) will direct from a script by Brian Ross. Orly Adelson will exec produce “Sinkhole,” which is set to bow in June.

TBS plans to air four original telefilms in 2000, eight in 2001.

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