Air Date: Monday, June 12, 2006
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on TNT
Episode Title: (#101) "Pilot"
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TNT Launches Second Dramatic Season of THE CLOSER, Debut of New Series SAVED

Monday, June 12, Premieres To Air Uninterrupted and Commercial-Free, Sponsored by Audi (THE CLOSER); Dodge and Quiznos (SAVED)

Kyra Sedgwick Returns in THE CLOSER as Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson Investigates Case Involving Murder of an LAPD Officer at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Tom Everett Scott Hits Streets of Portland as a Conflicted Paramedic in TNT�s Character-Driven Original Drama Series SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

TNT launches another dramatic summer Monday, June 12, with the premiere of the eagerly anticipated second season of THE CLOSER, starring Golden Globe� and Screen Actors Guild Award� nominee Kyra Sedgwick (Something to Talk About, Loverboy, TNT�s Door to Door), and the debut of TNT�s new drama series SAVED, starring Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Boiler Room). The premieres of both series will be presented uninterrupted and commercial-free, with Audi sponsoring THE CLOSER�s second season launch at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) and Dodge and Quiznos sponsoring the series premiere of SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

SAVED � Episode 100: �Pilot�

Directed by Darnell Martin, Written by David Manson

TNT�s newest, character-driven drama stars Tom Everett Scott as Wyatt Cole, a complicated yet charming young man struggling to find his place in life while coping with the breakneck pace of his consequence-ridden job as a paramedic on the streets of Portland, Oregon. The premiere episode opens with Wyatt engaging in his favorite pastime, gambling away his money in a game of cards. But when things turn sour, he ends up decking one of the opposing players, only to then have to offer the same man medical assistance for the bloody nose he has just inflicted.

Wyatt�s troubles are not only at the card table. He also feels intense pressure from his controlling father (David Clennon � thirtysomething, Syriana), a highly respected doctor who wants his son to follow in his footsteps and return to medical school. He even offers to help Wyatt pay off his gambling debts if he�ll simply fill out and submit a medical school application.

Meanwhile, Wyatt�s off-and-on (but currently off) relationship with emergency room physician Alice Alden (Elizabeth Reaser � The Family Stone) continues to be complicated, despite the fact that she has a new beau. The chemistry between Alice and Wyatt, however, seems unstoppable, and their passion for each other extremely volatile.

In the adrenaline-paced world of the paramedic, Wyatt finds his comfort. He rides the streets in an ambulance with his partner, John �Sack� Hallon (Omari Hardwick � Beauty Shop, Sucker Free City), who is struggling with his own problems, including a past drug addiction and an estranged relationship with his son.

Wyatt and Sack�s fellow paramedics include Angela De La Cruz (Tracy Vilar � The Steve Harvey Show, ER), whose confidence in the field is matched by her extreme frustration with being saddled with partner Harper Sims (Michael McMillian � What I Like About You, Firefly), a novice paramedic who is just realizing the intensity of being a first responder.

SAVED comes to TNT from Fox 21, Imagine Television and Sarabande Productions, with Sarabande�s David Manson (Nothing Sacred, Thief) and Imagine�s Brian Grazer (The Da Vinci Code) and David Nevins (Arrested Development) serving as executive producers.

Turner Network Television (TNT), television�s destination for drama and one of cable�s top-rated networks, offers original movies and series, including the detective drama series The Closer, starring Golden Globe� and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominee Kyra Sedgwick; Saved, a new character-driven drama starring Tom Everett Scott; and this summer�s eagerly anticipated anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King. TNT is also home to powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, Las Vegas, Cold Case, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed and Judging Amy; broadcast premiere movies; compelling prime-time specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards�; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of programming for the television industry.

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