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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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