Brenda Investigates the Death of a Porn Star in TNT�s THE CLOSER
while Wyatt Seeks Help for a Dying Patient and Friend on SAVED Monday, July 24
2006 Emmy� Nominee Kyra Sedgwick Stars in THE CLOSER at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do, Boiler Room) Headlines SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT�s hit Monday night line-up continues with the network�s top-notch original series � THE CLOSER and SAVED � on Monday, July 24. This week, THE CLOSER�s lead character, Brenda Leigh Johnson, played by 2006 Emmy� nominee Kyra Sedgwick, looks into the death of an HIV+ porn star while also dealing with a possible development in her personal life at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). And on SAVED at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), Wyatt Cole (Tom Everett Scott) works hard to procure a liver transplant for a patient with whom he has developed a strong friendship.
THE CLOSER�s premiere episode on Monday, June 12, scored ad-supported cable�s largest audience delivery ever for an original scripted series telecast, beating its own record set with the premiere episode of season one. This season of THE CLOSER currently ranks as ad-supported cable�s best-ever season for a scripted original series. Meanwhile, SAVED ranks as ad-supported cable�s top new original scripted series of the year.
SAVED � �Who Do You Trust?�
Directed by Stephen Kay, Written by Barry Pullman
Life becomes difficult for Wyatt (Scott) and his partner John �Sack� Hallon (Omari Hardwick � Beauty Shop, Sucker Free City) after their new supervisor, Kroll (Curtis Caravaggio � Earthsea), decides to install black boxes in each of the ambulances, as a way to keep track of every move the paramedics make. And as Sack struggles to maintain two jobs � one as a bodyguard � in order to pay for his son�s expensive private school tuition, Wyatt desperately tries to save the life of Lexi, the young transplant patient in desperate need of a new liver.
Meanwhile at the hospital, Alice (Elizabeth Reaser � The Family Stone) tries to help an elderly woman suffering from dementia who repeatedly mistakes Wyatt for her dead husband. Paramedic Angela de la Cruz (Tracy Vilar � The Steve Harvey Show, ER) gets jealous after newbie EMT Harper Sims (Michael McMillian � What I Like About You, Firefly) is interviewed on the local news. But the televised interview reveals some surprising details about Harper�s feelings towards his partner and mentor.
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 to the basic cable industry.