TNT’s Summer Lineup Includes ‘Cold Justice’ Spinoff, ‘Proof,’ ‘Public Morals’

Edward Burns, Jennifer Beals and Matthew Modine are among the stars of the 10 dramas airing on Turner cable channel

TNT unveiled its 10 summer shows for 2015 on Thursday, and the full slate includes the returning “Last Ship,” which was basic cable’s top new series of 2014.

“Rizzoli & Isles” and “Major Crimes” will also come back, along with “Murder in the First,” one of last year’s top 10 new series on basic cable. The fifth and final season of “Falling Skies” will also run, alongside “Legends” and “Cold Justice.”

Three new series will debut this summer, including the 1960s police drama “Public Morals,” from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns and executive producer Steven Spielberg; drama “Proof,” starring Jennifer Beals and Matthew Modine and executive-produced by Kyra Sedgwick; and “Cold Justice: Sex Crimes,” the first spinoff of the aforementioned “Cold Justice” from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves.

In addition to airing on TNT’s linear television platform, each of the shows on the summer slate will be available via VOD and digital on-demand, including the TNT Drama website and the Watch TNT mobile and tablet apps. New episodes will be made available the day after they premiere on linear television.

Here are more in-depth descriptions of the new shows, according to TNT’s statement.

“Public Morals”
This summer, TNT is going to take viewers to the seedy, gritty streets and the bright, seductive lights of 1960s New York with “Public Morals,” a powerful, buzz-generating police drama from writer, director, executive producer and star Edward Burns. “Public Morals” also stars Michael Rapaport and Elizabeth Masucci. The series centers on Terry Muldoon (Burns), an officer of the Public Morals Division, which investigates vice crimes in the city. Many of Muldoon’s fellow cops in the division walk a thin line between morality and crime as vice-related temptations threaten to snare even the best of officers, including Muldoon’s partner, Charlie Bullman (Rapoport). As Muldoon watches the Hells Kitchen streets where he grew up devoured by an escalating war within two factions of the Irish-American Mob, he becomes more determined than ever to fight back against the city’s dark underbelly so he can provide a safe place where he and his wife, Christine (Masucci), can raise their family.

Also starring in “Public Morals” are Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Wass Stevens, Keith Nobbs, Austin Stowell, Patrick Murney, Katrina Bowden, Lyndon Smith, Brian Wiles and Cormac Cullinane. In addition, “Public Morals” will feature guest appearances by Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Golden Globe winner Brian Dennehy, Satellite Award winner Neal McDonough and Satellite Award nominee Robert Knepper. “Public Morals” is produced in collaboration with Amblin Television and executive producers Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, the team behind the network’s hit series “Falling Skies.” Also serving as executive producer is Aaron Lubin.

“Proof”
For millennia, the world’s greatest scholars and philosophers have tried to answer one important question: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Now a brilliant surgeon is ready to take up the mantle in TNT’s intriguing new drama “Proof,” starring Jennifer Beals, Matthew Modine, David Sutcliffe and Joe Morton. Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage and a growing estrangement from her daughter. Carolyn is persuaded by Ivan Turing (Modine), a cancer-stricken tech inventor and billionaire to investigate cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, hauntings and other phenomena, all of it in the search for evidence that death is not the end. It’s both a journey of exploration toward finding an answer to a question many people have asked and a deeply personal and emotional journey for Carolyn, who hopes to find answers in the wake of her son’s death.

“Proof” also stars Callum Blue, Edi Gathegi, Annie Thurman and newcomer Caroline Rose Kaplan. The series is produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick, Rob Bragin, Tom Jacobson, Jill Littman and Emmy winner Alex Graves serving as executive producers.

“Cold Justice: Sex Crimes”
TNT is expanding its real-life investigation series “Cold Justice” with the all-new spinoff, “Cold Justice: Sex Crimes” from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves. This new series is an extremely timely project, especially in light of the sobering statistics for sex-related crimes in America revealing that there are approximately 240,000 survivors of sexual assault in America, including men, women and children. In fact, every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. To combat these numbers and bring justice to the survivors of sexual assault, former Harris County, Texas, prosecutors Casey Garrett and Alicia O’Neill are traveling to small towns around the country to help local law enforcement close cases that have sat dormant for years.

Emmy winners Dick Wolf, Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz and Tom Thayer serve as executive producers on “Cold Justice: Sex Crimes,” with “Cold Justice” expert Kelly Siegler also serving as an executive producer on the new show.