TNT has purchased the off-network rights to NBC's critically acclaimed drama "Boomtown" in a deal similar to the network's repurposed run of the WB's "Charmed."
The cable channel will begin running encores of the series' first season Mondays at 10:00/9:00c beginning next week. Once "Boomtown's" second season kicks off in the fall, encores will air on TNT the following week from their initial NBC broadcast.
Originally posted by lisadoris Did I miss something - didn't Bravo buy the rights to Boomtown and air a marathon not that long ago? What on earth happened (I complain because I don't have TNT but I do have Bravo).
Actually NBC owns Bravo and were just using it to reair eps to try and raise viewership. Using TNT will probably bring them more money in, since they'll have to pay for it.
I know nothing of the show. Without spoilers, convice me to watch it. Specifically, anyone in it I would recognize? What type of drama is it? Comparable to anything else?
About the show (from NBC's website):
From Emmy nominated executive producer/writer Graham Yost (“Speed,” “Band of Brothers”) and executive producer/director Jon Avnet (“Fried Green Tomatoes,” “Uprising”) comes this stylish ensemble drama that tells the street-level story of the City of Angels with a unique twist -- as seen from the diverse perspectives of the city’s unsung and imperfect heroes. These are the cops, paramedics, beat reporters, members of the D.A.’s office and city officials whose stories overlap and intertwine, creating the experience that is Boomtown.
In a style that can be described as “Rashomon” meets “Pulp Fiction,” the series employs a multiple perspective narrative technique, letting the story unravel as it is experienced from the individual perspectives of the characters -- all of whom have different sensibilities and agendas.
“Sometimes the best way to tell the whole story about something is not to try to tell the whole story, but to tell all the little stories and let the viewers put it together themselves,” says series creator Yost of the storytelling style of “Boomtown.”
“Boomtown” features Donnie Wahlberg (“Band of Brothers”) as Joel Stevens, a dedicated detective; Mykelti Williamson (“Forrest Gump”) as “Fearless” Bobby Smith, Stevens’ easy-going, daredevil partner; Neal McDonough (“Minority Report”) as David McNorris, a politically savvy and ambitious Deputy D.A.; Gary Basaraba (“Brooklyn South”) as Ray Hechler, a veteran patrol officer, and Jason Gedrick (“The Last Don”), as Tom Turcotte, a beat cop struggling to prove himself.
Nina Garbiras (“The $treet”) stars as Andrea Little, a tough metro reporter whose private life is less than perfect and Lana Parrilla (“Spin City”) as Teresa Ortiz, a compassionate paramedic who has already seen too much suffering.
“Boomtown” is from NBC Studios and DreamWorks Television. Graham Yost and Jon Avnet are executive producers; Yost is the writer and Avnet is the director.
Bust - you should check out this show just for the cast.
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Originally posted by Rypro 525 I heard about half way through the show they dropped the original format since people thought it was too confusing???
I don't know why they did, but it was a gradual process. It's hard to point to one episode and say "This is the one where it stopped."
My biggest problem with the show isn't really that they dropped the format (although that pissed me off). It's that the show has no balls. Episode after episode they had a situation where a lead character might have crossed the line and done something horrible. Turns out at the end...they didn't! Whew! It would have been far more interesting to see some of those characters cross that line and then deal with the repercussions.
I guess I'm just spoiled by shows like "The Shield."
I hope I'm not the only one watching these for the first time every week. This has become one of my favorite shows - I don't know what I was thinking when I chose not to watch it last season (oh, yeah - it was on Sunday's ). Every hour is entertaining and dramatic with a wonderful blend of characters and stories.
Anyway, fantastic show that has also become my favorite theme music for opening credits.
I missed out on this show on NBC, and then Bravo showed it, and I missed it there too. I replay'ed it on TNT and finally watched them a week or so ago. I came close to saying forget it and deleting it off the replay, but i decided to force myself to watch it, and I'm so glad that I did! Great show!