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CLAWS
Air Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on TNT
Episode Title: (#101) "Tirana"
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SERIES PREMIERE: Claws

"Tirana" - Sunday, June 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) - TV-MA-LSV

Desna (Niecy Nash) and her girls take pride in doing nails at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County, but amidst painting hooves and dreaming of a better life, she finds herself entangled in a money laundering scheme with the Dixie Mafia. As New Year's Eve approaches, Desna's promise of getting out and going clean is complicated when things go south with Roller (Jack Kesy), leading her and newcomer Virginia (Karrueche Tran) to take matters into their own hands, changing their lives forever.

Directed by Nicole Kassell

Written by Eliot Laurence

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CLAWS (TNT)
Returns in TBA 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/11/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second) on 7/12/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from TNT's press release, July 2017) Turner's TNT has renewed its new original drama series Claws for a second season. From Warner Horizon Scripted Television, Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisan of Manatee County, where a lot more is going on besides silk wraps and pedicures. The series stars Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon with Harold Perrineau and Dean Norris. New episodes of Claws premiere across TNT platforms Sundays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale set for Aug. 13. The second season is slated to launch in 2018. Claws is currently reaching a multiplatform audience of 6.3 million viewers per episode across TNT's linear, digital, mobile and on-demand platforms, averaging 1.1 million adults 18-49 in linear Live + 7. The series, which has resonated with critics and viewers alike, ranks as cable's #4 new drama with adults 18-49 for 2017-to-date and draws the youngest audience of any TNT drama. The show recently landed its strongest Live + 3 delivery of adults 18-49 yet and has grown +27% in the demo since the premiere. A social media magnet, Claws ranks #4 among cable's most socially engaging primetime dramas.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Carrie Preston as Polly
· Dean Norris as Uncle Daddy
· Harold Perrineau as Dean
· Jack Kesy as Roller
· Jason Antoon as Ken Brickman
· Jenn Lyon as Jennifer
· Judy Reyes as Quiet Ann
· Karrueche Tran as Virginia
· Niecy Nash as Desna Simms
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Peter Firth as Uncle Daddy (Original Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Eliot Laurence as CRTR/CO-EP
· Janine Sherman Barrois as EP
· Nicole Kassell as DIR (Pilot)
· Rashida Jones as EP
· Will McCormack as EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Le Train Train Productions
· TNT Original Productions
· Warner Horizon Television