Unscripted

TNT sets summer airdates for unscripted premieres

U.S. net TNT has unveiled its summer schedule, featuring forthcoming docudrama Cold Justice, and competition series The Hero (pictured) and 72 Hours.
March 21, 2013

U.S. net TNT has unveiled its summer schedule, featuring forthcoming docudrama Cold Justice, and competition series The Hero (pictured) and 72 Hours.

Competition series The Hero, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, will premiere on June 6 at 8 p.m. EST/PST. Produced by Electus and 5 x 5 Media, the series features nine people competing in missions that test brains, brawn and morality, to see if they have what it takes to be a hero.

An interactive element will also allow viewers to determine the contestant they believe is the most heroic, via polling, while the end of the series will give viewers a chance to vote for who gets the grand prize.

Debuting the same night at 9 p.m. EST/PST, 72 Hours is a competition series hosted by Brandon Johnson that drops three competing teams of strangers into the wilderness with a bottle of water and a GPS device. The competitors have three days to find a hidden briefcase full of cash. Lighthearted Entertainment produces.

Finally, on August 27 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, the docu-drama procedural Cold Justice (working title) premieres. The unscripted series follows two investigators tackling small town unsolved murders. Taking on a cold crime each week, prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigator Yolanda Mcclary will re-examine evidence, interview suspects and witnesses, and chase down leads. Wolf Films and Magical Elves coproduce.

“Even as we expand TNT’s line-up of original series to a year-round model, summer remains a big season for us and a great opportunity to introduce new series,” said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “They all deliver on TNT’s promise of smart, entertaining storytelling featuring a wide range of engaging personalities.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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