Bill Paxton Training Day

Bill Paxton to Receive Dedication During Thursday's Training Day

This Thursday’s Training Day will feature a special dedication to its late leading man, Bill Paxton, our sister site Deadline reports.

The remembrance will air at the top of the new episode that airs March 2 (CBS, 10/9c). Paxton stars as morally ambiguous detective Frank Roarke in the TV series adaptation of the 2001 film, alongside Justin Cornwell, who plays young cop Kyle Craig.

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Paxton died on Saturday at the age of 61. In a statement released to TMZ, Paxton’s family said, “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” and noted that his “passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable.” Along with his memorable film work, Paxton also starred on the small screen in HBO’s Big Love and had key roles on ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and History’s miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

Production on Season 1 of CBS’ Training Day wrapped in December, with Paxton having completed his work on the series. Nine more episodes, including this Thursday’s installment, are still scheduled to air.

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7 Comments
  1. Kevin Tran says:

    What are the chances Training Day gets renewed for a second season and if so could the series move on to cast an actor for the late Bill Paxton’s replacement?

  2. tjchurch2001 says:

    Apparently CBS actually DOES now how to do this! The long delay for the “Granger”/Ferrer dedication (on an episode that will include his guest singing vocals) had me wondering.

    I simply hope they hadn’t finished filming “Los Angeles” & maybe can alter “Training” somehow to write their characters off/out in case of renewals.

  3. Hirsty says:

    Brilliant as John Garrett in AOS working for Hydra at the time of The Winter Soldier when the films and tv were still linked. Better days. RIP Bill.

  4. MMD says:

    Glad they are doing this properly. If I am still this stunned about his passing it is beyond my comprehension how his family is coping.

  5. Amy says:

    I was really enjoying the new show – Training Day! RIP Bill. You will be missed.

  6. David Lowell says:

    Sensational show hopefully they can keep the show running.
    My deepest condolences to the family.