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Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is a cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner in 1988. TNT airs National Basketball Association games, NASCAR, and reruns of popular network television shows from the past.

In 2001, TNT relaunched itself, with a new logo and tagline, "We Know Drama". It now focuses on sports and high-action movies with lots of drama and energy, and the "Primetime in the Daytime" weekday lineup featuring reruns of network TV dramas such as Law & Order, Charmed, NYPD Blue, ER, and Judging Amy. It is a direct contrast to sister network TBS, which shows more comedy related programming.

A British version of TNT was launched in the 1990s (called TNT Classic Movies) but was exclusively dedicated to movies, mainly from the MGM and Warner Brothers archives. At the time the channel was combined with Cartoon Network Europe into a channel called TNT & Cartoon Network. It was later renamed TCM (Turner Classic Movies), presumably to coincide with the launch of the US channel. TNT continued to run in the UK, consisting of shows, newer movies, music and sports but closed in mid-2000.

In 2004, TNT became the first Turner Network to begin broadcasting in High Definition.

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August 30, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> TNT books Grisham pilot

TNT is teaming with best-selling author John Grisham to develop an adaptation of his novel "The Street Lawyer."

The cable network is eyeing a four-hour "backdoor" pilot that could eventually end up as a series. The concept was once under consideration at ABC as a drama ... Read More

Source: Yahoo! News

August 5, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> TNT unmasks 'Avenger' pic with Sam Elliott

Sam Elliott will star in the TNT cable TV movie "Avenger," a thriller based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth.

Elliott will portray Cal Dexter, a small-town lawyer and former Special Forces operative who hires himself out to those seeking to avenge t... Read More

Source: Yahoo! News

August 3, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> TNT’s ‘Wanted’ aims beyond usual suspects

LOS ANGELES - Wanted: a distinctive cop show. In a summer of usual suspects, Jorge Zamacona is on the case.

The creator of TNT’s “Wanted” isn’t trying to “reinvent the cop wheel.” But he thinks his new Sunday series (10 p.m.... Read More

Source: MSNBC


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