TNT picks up 'Line' and 'Time Heals'

Projects star Dylan McDermott, Jada Pinkett Smith

TNT has picked up two pilots to series, the Jada Pinkett Smith-starring medical drama "Time Heals" and Jerry Bruckheimer's cop drama pilot "The Line."

Both projects have been given 10-episode orders and are targeted for premieres later this year.

"Our new series are consistent with our belief that audiences are drawn to relatable, complex characters showcased in exciting, emotional settings and story lines," said Michael Wright, head of programming at TNT, TBS and TCM.

"Time Heals," from writer John Masius, Sony TV, 100% Womon Prods., John Masius Prods. and FanFare Prods., centers on Christina Hawthorne (Pinkett Smith), a strong but caring director of nursing at a Charlotte, N.C., hospital.

Most of the pilot's cast members, including David Julian Hirsh, Laura Kenley, Christina Moore and Suleka Mathew, will continue on the series. The pilot was directed by Mikael Salomon.

Masius is exec producing "Time Heals" with Pinkett Smith and Jamie Tarses.

"Line," from Warner Horizon and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, stars Dylan McDermott as the head of a squad of undercover LAPD officers who walk the line between doing their job and being seduced by easy money. Co-starring in the project are Logan Marshall-Green, Omari Hardwick and Nicki Aycox.

Doug Jung penned and Danny Cannon directed the "Line" pilot. The two are exec producing the series with Bruckheimer and Jonathan Littman. KristieAnne Reed is co-exec producing.

"Line" marks the first cable series for broadcast powerhouse producer Bruckheimer.

Still in contention for a series pickup at TNT is Ray Romano's drama pilot "Men of a Certain Age," which might be retooled.

Boston drama pilot "Bunker Hill" has not been delivered yet, while the fifth pilot from TNT's current development cycle, "Night and Day," is not going forward.
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