TVLine Items: Tim McGraw's TV Debut, TNT Delays Legends and More

Tim McGraw TNT

Country music? Done. Oscar-nominated films? Done. Next, Tim McGraw is taking on the small screen.

The singer/actor is set to star in and executive-produce Robbers, an upcoming drama project at TNT, our sister site Deadline reports.

Based on Christopher Cook’s 2000 novel, Robbers follows two ex-cons on a crime spree across Texas. McGraw will play Ray Bob, one of the drifters, who is described as the “worst of the worst.”

McGraw is a newcomer to TV, but his film credits include The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, Country Strong and the upcoming George Clooney flick Tomorrowland.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* TNT has pushed the Season 2 premiere of Sean Bean’s Legends to the fall, at which time The Librarians will also return and Agent X will debut. In turn, the new period drama Public Morals will now premiere Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 10/9c (eight days later than originally announced).

* PlayStation has renewed its comic-book drama Powers for a second season, to debut in 2016, per The Hollywood Reporter.

* C. Thomas Howell (Southland) and Henry Rollins (Sons of Anarchy) will guest-star on Stitchers, ABC Family’s upcoming procedural drama about Kirsten, a young woman who helps a covert government agency solve murders by getting “stitched” into the minds of the deceased. Howell will recur as Daniel, a mysterious person from Kirsten’s past, and Rollins will play Barbiero, a security expert who is pushed to extreme measures.

* BBC America’s upcoming miniseries Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell — which follows two magicians during the Napoleonic Wars  — will debut Saturday, June 13, at 10/9c.

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  1. Boiler says:

    Still very upset about Perception. After R&I done no TNT at all for me. Can’t trust them to know what they are doing

  2. Dean says:

    And TNT continues to make dumb decisions they cancel Perception and Dallas and pass over SOB for a show starring a has-been country singer. Seems as if Major crimes and probably Legends are their only saving graces.

    • Dean says:

      And R&I

    • johnhelvete says:

      Tim McGraw was very good in the Friday Nights Light and Blindside, and this article fails to mention that a few of the producers of Justified are involved in the pilot/series. I am a big fan of Major Crimes and the Closer, but I did not find the potential SOB spinoff to be appealing.

      • Dean says:

        He was the one thing I hated about the Blindside. As for Friday Night Lights we talking the movie or the tv show?

        • johnhelvete says:

          Movie. He was the drunk, washed up athlete living off his glory days of his high school championship, father of the Garrett Hedlund character.

  3. wrstlgirl says:

    I don’t like pushing Legends to the Fall. It’s nice to have shows to watch during the summer before the mass of new and returning shows begin in the Fall.

    • Patrick says:

      When a cable channel does this, its usually a ploy to kill their own show dead because of how badly it will suffer in the ratings. True monsters like Walking Dead or GOT can hold their own. Most cablers can’t.

  4. Shaun says:

    Terrible idea to put Legends in the fall

  5. Mr. Tran K says:

    Not happy about the news that TNT has pushed the upcoming season of Legends in the Fall.

  6. Gregg says:

    McGraw was on an episode of the Jeff Foxworthy Show back in the 90s