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"The Librarians" review by Suzanne 1/6/15
Airs Sundays at 8/7c on TNT

I really enjoy this show. It's a spin-off from "The Librarian" movies starring Noah Wyle, which are really cute. He appears in some of these episodes, too.  Unfortunately, we only saw Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin in the first episode, so we may not see them again too often.

The cast of newbies is fun and likable, with their own little foibles. They include Christian Kane (as Jacob Stone), one of my favorite actors ever since he was on "Angel".  The group is led by Eve, a NATO counter-terrorism soldier (Rebecca Romijn, who's been on lots of great shows I liked). They all have their own special talents. Eve is great at leadership and hand-to-hand combat. Stone is also great at fighting, plus he's very smart and knows a lot. Ezekiel Jones is a thief from Down Under. He's very fun and gleeful, but he's also kind of a criminal. Cassandra (Lindy Booth) sees patterns and other stuff in her head. She has a brain tumor and may die...she's kind of the ditzy one in the group.

John Larroquette plays Jenkins, the caretaker of their little Library annex. The original movies had the Library in New York City, but the new annex of this show is in Portland.

They continue on with the mission of finding magical objects and fighting bad guys, and saving the world.  The show was created by Dean Devlin, who also did "Leverage", one of my favorite shows. Christian Kane was also in that show. However, I won't say that this is as good as that show.  It's entertaining, though. It's got a lot of fun. It reminds me of "Warehouse 13", but it's not as good as that show, either. It's fine. I'm not saying it's bad. It just sort of screams "low budget fluff".

It does have a great cast and fun stories. Matt Frewer is a frequent guest on the show as an evil guy who wants to use magic to rule the world.

Check it out!



The Librarians

Series Premiere: "And the Crown of King Arthur" – Sunday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-PG-LV
Someone is killing off potential Librarians and it's up to Flynn Carsen and his new Guardian, Colonel Eve Baird, to save the three that are left.

Directed by Dean Devlin
Written by John Rogers

The Librarians

"And the Sword in the Stone" – Sunday, Dec. 7, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-PG-LV
The Serpent Brotherhood is trying to return magic to our world. Flynn, Colonel Baird, and the potential Librarians must stop them before it's too late.

Directed by Dean Devlin
Written by John Rogers


The Librarians

The Librians

"And the Horns of a Dilemma" – Sunday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-PG-LV
The Librarians' first solo mission hits a snag when Baird loses the others in a mysterious Labyrinth that magically exists below the skyscraper of a modern corporation.

Directed by Marc Roskin
Written by Jeremy Bernstein

The Librarians

The Librarians

"And Santa's Midnight Run" – Sunday, Dec. 21, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-LV
When the Serpent Brotherhood wants to kill Santa, the Librarians must rescue him and help him accomplish the true, secret purpose of Christmas.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by Paul Guyot & John Rogers

The Librarians

The Librarians1

"And the Fables of Doom" – Sunday, Jan. 4, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-PG-LV
The Librarians travel to a town where fairy tales are coming to life – and attacking.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by Kate Rorick

The Librarians

The Librarians

"And the Rule of Three" – Sunday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
When a group of competitive high-school students start undercutting each other with witchcraft, the Librarians have to intercede before disaster destroys them all.

Directed by Marc Roskin
Written by Paul Guyot & Kate Rorick


The Librarians

"And the Heart of Darkness" – Sunday, Jan. 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Librarians encounter the House behind the legend of ALL haunted houses and set out to destroy it.

Directed by John Harrison
Written by Geoffrey Thorne

The Librarians

The Librarians

SEASON FINALE: "And the City of Light" – Sunday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
A missing-person investigation uncovers what appears to be an alien invasion in a small rural town.

Directed by Tawnia McKiernan
Written by John Rogers & Jeremy Bernstein

The Librarians

SEASON FINALE: "And the Loom of Fate" – Sunday, Jan. 18, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
When Dulaque changes the course of Fate, Baird starts moving through alternate timelines, each showing the changing destinies of the Librarians – and her own inevitable doom.

Directed by Jonathan Frakes
Written by John Rogers


7.3 Million Viewers Check Out TNT's The Librarians

Fantasy-Adventure Series Scores Cable's #1 New Series Launch for the Year-to-Date,

With 5.4 Million Viewers for Two-Hour Premiere

The Librarians

TNT's new series The Librarians scored a huge launch Sunday night, drawing a combined audience of 7.3 million viewers in Live + Same Day delivery for its two-hour premiere and encore. The fantasy-adventure series opened with 5.4 million viewers for its 8-10 p.m. premiere telecast, edging out TNT's The Last Ship to become cable's #1 new series launch for the year-to-date in Live + Same Day delivery.

The Librarians did especially well among key demos, with a total of 2.9 million adults 25-54 for the premiere and encore (2.1 million for the 8-10 p.m. premiere) and 2.3 million adults 18-49 (1.6 million for the premiere). The premiere telecast now ranks as cable's #1 new series launch for the year-to-date in Live + Same Day delivery of adults 25-54 and one of the Top 3 new series launches with adults 18-49.

With its exceptional premiere performance, The Librarians is on track to join TNT's Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, Murder in the First and Falling Skies in giving TNT six of basic cable's Top 10 scripted series for the year-to-date, more than any other network. It is also well positioned to rank among the top scripted series of 2014 with key demos.

Based on TNT's hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn (X-Men), Christian Kane (TNT's Leverage, Angel), Lindy Booth (Dawn of the Dead, The Philanthropist) and John Kim (Neighbors, The Pacific) star in the series as the newest protectors of the world's mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette (Night Court, Deception) as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle (Falling Skies, ER) recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT's movie trilogy. Also reprising their roles from the movies are guest stars Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory, The Bob Newhart Show) and Jane Curtin (Kate & Allie, 3rd Rock from the Sun).

New episodes of The Librarians premiere on TNT Sundays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The series is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle.

About Electric Entertainment

Electric Entertainment is a full service film, television, and new media production company and studio headed by veteran producer Dean Devlin along with Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan. Along with Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry production company, Electric produced SyFy Channel's The Triangle, which won an Emmy® for its Visual Effects, and was the highest-rated miniseries on the cable channel since Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN (2002). Electric's recent film projects include MGM's Flyboys and Sony Picture Classics' politically-charged documentary Who Killed the Electric Car?, which was nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Documentary Feature.

Electric launched Electric Visual Effects (EFX), its in-house effects arm, allowing the filmmakers they work with to stretch their dollars way beyond traditional effects budget boundaries. The EFX crew has been assembled from industry veterans Devlin had previously collaborated with on his global box-office hits, including Independence DayGodzillaThe Patriot and Eight Legged Freaks. EFX is headed by veteran visual effects producer Mark Franco, whose career spans over 25 years and includes productions such as TitanicBatman & RobinArmageddon and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Electric recently launched its international theatrical film and television sales and acquisitions division, which is headed by Sonia Mehandjiyska. Current titles include John Slattery's God's Pocket, the Terrence Malick-produced The Better Angels, and SXSW Award-winners Before I Disappear and Kelly & Cal

Devlin is currently in production on his feature directorial debut, Warner Bros.’ Geostorm, which he is producing with Skydance Pictures' David Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.Ellison and Dana Goldberg and his Electric Entertainment team of Marc Roskin and Rachel Olschan.

About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians and the international hit Transporter The Series. TNT's upcoming slate of original scripted dramas includes Public Morals, Proof and Agent X. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice, On the Menu and the upcoming Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Castle, Bones, Supernatural and Grimm, which joins the lineup in early 2015; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; kids and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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