TNT adds Time Heals, The Line

By Tim Surette

Jan 08, 2009

Everyone knows that cable television is the place to go for quality these days, and TNT is hoping to keep that notion up. The cable network, which is home to critically praised original programs such as Saving Grace and The Closer, is adding two more to its growing brood.

Jada Pinkett Smith, Matrix trilogy actress (well just the last two crappy ones, actually) and wife of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, will headline the medical drama Time Heals. Smith will play the director of nursing at a Charlotte hospital who battles all sorts of red tape and business executives to make sure everyone gets the care they need. And just like every other drama centered around a strong female personality, she struggles to deal with the hardships of maintaining her home life and her professional life. Heartwarming, indeed.

In The Line, The Practice's Dylan McDermott plays the head of an undercover police unit that is waaaaaay undercover. His team is rounded out with a cop who struggles with his personal relationships, a rookie undercover female cop, and one of those "doesn't play by the book" type of characters. Watch it, or the Sarge will have your badge, pal!

Both shows are scheduled for a 10-episode debut season, due out later this year.

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  • princesslawless Apr 01, 2009

    with ER coming of the air I'm not to sure what the response to a new hospital show is gonna be like but i love Jada so I'll give it a try. and BTW the shows being called Hawthorne now...

  • tvdvdaddict Feb 05, 2009

    Hate hospital shows, sorry Jada. Dylan's sounds good though. Big Shots didn't last so hopefully this will.

  • pgsuperfan Jan 09, 2009

    Somebody at TNT has some money lol

  • LAURAMARIE63 Jan 09, 2009

    Neither will likely last.

  • ali_tv_fan Jan 09, 2009

    Grat to see Dylan back on TV

  • hrgaffney Jan 09, 2009

    Another hospital show? Does the world really need yet another one?

  • peon4570 Jan 09, 2009

    Can anybody make a show that doesn't revolve around cops or a hospital.

  • bernsd3 Jan 09, 2009

    I'll definitely give The Line a chance -- that does sound good. Time Heals: no so much, but just having Jada on the show may make me at least watch one episode.

  • thefanof Jan 09, 2009

    Damn, how many shows is Dylan McDermott going to star in? I mean, I'll tune in, but it's enough already.

  • tjaman Jan 08, 2009

    McDermott's got the right kind of intensity for a tough cop role, but he's not pitch-perfect about calling it forth. In "The Practice" he would approach the ordering of a cup of coffee with the sort of gravitas he used in defending a homicide defendant. Meaning that he's damn' near perfect for basic cable, as is the title of the show. As for the other, I'd watch Jada reading the phone book -- preferably in bed -- and with a Southern accent no less? Rowr.