Fall TV Season: TNT and TBS announce new shows; Conan goes on the road

Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

Time Warner’s cable network unit Turner Broadcasting, parent of TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network, announced new shows to advertisers Wednesday morning.

Among the new shows are: “Major Crimes,” starring Mary McDonnell, which premieres on TNT after the series finale of “The Closer” early next year. Also new is a mystery movie lineup on Tuesday nights from a host of bestselling crime authors. Among the works and writers slated for the new movie slot are: Scott Turow’s “Innocent,” Richard North Patterson’s “Silent Witness,” Sandra Brown’s “Ricochet,” Lisa Gardner’s “Hide,” April Smith’s “Good Morning, Killer,” and Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark’s “Deck the Halls.”

Meanwhile, TBS is adding new comedies including “The Wedding Band,"an hourlong comedy starring Brian Austin Green and Harold Perrineau, who spend their spare time performing in a band. The series is to premiere in summer 2012.

Also, Conan O’Brien will take his late-night talk show on the road for the first time next season, making stops in New York and Chicago.


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