×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TNT orders ‘Boston Blue,’ ’72 Hours’

Cabler adds more to burgeoning reality slate

To complement its scripted cop series “Southland,” TNT has ordered real-life police skein “Boston Blue” as well as competition series “72 Hours.”

TBS has added two unscripted comedy skeins, “Deon Cole’s Black Box” and “Who Gets the Last Laugh?”

The TNT shows both have eight-episode orders and are targeted to bow next year.

From exec producer Donnie Wahlberg, “Boston Blue” will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Boston Police Dept.’s gang unit. Along with Wahlberg, Julie Insogna-Jarrett and Seth Jarrett will exec produce.

In “72 Hours,” contestants are dropped from a helicopter into the wilderness and given three days and a GPS tracking device to find a hidden suitcase full of cash. Along the way, they must hike across treacherous terrain and battle the elements to locate the cash before rival teams.

Show comes from Howard Schultz and Rob LaPlante.

TBS’ “Black Box” features “Conan” regular Deon Cole riffing on outrageous vid clips. Show hails from Conan O’Brien’s Conaco shingle and is exec produced by O’Brien, Cole, Jeff Ross, David Kissinger and Doug Karo.

“Last Laugh” is the latest prank show from “Punk’d” creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg. The Warner Horizon TV/Katalyst skein challenges comedians to unleash pranks on the public while a live audience determines the winner.

Michael Wright, prexy of TNT, TBS and TCM, will announce a handful of shows in development at Turner’s Gotham upfront Wednesday

More TV

  • The Good Cop

    ‘Fauda’ Producer Yes Studios Develops Comedy Series ‘Shared Spaces’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Yes Studios, the Israeli production-distribution company behind such hits as “Fauda,” “Your Honor” and “On the Spectrum,” is developing “Shared Spaces,” a high-concept comedy series. “Shared Spaces” is currently in development with the writer-creator Erez Aviram on board. Aviram is the co-creator of the Israeli police comedy “The Good Cop” (pictured) which was adapted in [...]

  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 -- Pictured:

    'American Horror Story' Recap: Who Survived to See the 'Red Dawn'?

    SPOILER ALERT: Do not read if you have not yet watched “Red Dawn,” the fifth episode of “American Horror Story: 1984.” After five episodes, “American Horror Story: 1984” is moving onto another day within the story. The sun finally came up in “Red Dawn,” but not every would-be counselor at Camp Redwood survived to see it. [...]

  • TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets

    TV News Roundup: 'Sesame Street' Sets 50th Anniversary Special

    In today’s TV news roundup, Sesame Workshop announced a premiere date for “Sesame Street’s Historic 50th Anniversary Celebration” and “Brave New World” adds Sophie McIntosh. CASTING New Zealand actress Sophie McIntosh has been cast in USA Network’s “Brave New World” series, Variety has learned exclusively. She will play the recurring role of Jane, and joins a cast [...]

  • HBO Max Adds Three Execs to

    HBO Max Adds Three Execs to Drama Team

    HBO Max is continuing its spate of executive hires. The nascent WarnerMedia streamer has now tapped Roberto Alcantara, Chika Chukudebelu and Mark Tuohy to all be vice presidents in the drama department. The announcement was made by Joey Chavez, EVP of original drama at HBO Max, to whom they will all report. Chavez and his [...]

  • STRANGER THINGS

    'Stranger Things 3' Is Most-Watched Season to Date, Netflix Says

    The Upside Down delivered upside for Netflix in the third quarter: “Stranger Things” season 3 was the most-watched season of the series to date, according to the streamer. In the first four weeks of release, “Stranger Things” season 3 was watched by 64 million member households, Netflix said in the Q3 letter to shareholders. The [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content