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Murder in the First's Hildy and Terry

"Murder in the First" review by Suzanne
Airs Mondays at 10/9c on TNT

Murder in the First is a great new mystery cop drama on TNT. You'll probably recognize a lot of the actors from other shows. It stars Kathleen Robertson as a divorced detective, Hildy. She's very sexy. The actress was also great on the show "Boss". Her partner, Terry, is played by Taye Diggs. Terry's wife dies in the pilot and then he has to go through all of that and yet still solve the murder of a young woman. The mystery is about who killed these two people.

At first, the murders seem unrelated, but then the detectives find out that both are known by computer genius CEO Erich Blunt. Blunt is played by Tom Felton, who was so wonderful in the Harry Potter movies. They suspect him pretty quickly, and then the rest of the series is about proving whether he did it or not, and his courtroom trial. It's a very good story, with lots of interesting characters. You'll no doubt recognize veteran actors Steven Weber, Raphael Sbarge, Currie Graham, Richard Schiff and many others.

"NYPD Blue" creator Steven Bochco created the show, along with a guy named Eric Lodal. I would definitely recommend the show. You can catch the first few episodes on TNT's website.

I hope you like it as much as I do!


Series Premiere: Murder In The First


Murder In The First

Series Premiere: "Pilot" – Monday, June 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLSV

When a junkie is murdered in the Tenderloin district, SFPD detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan are shocked to discover the case may be related to the city's youngest billionaire, tech genius Erich Blunt. But Terry's ability to focus is troubled as his wife battles stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Just as the inspectors begin closing in on the case, Blunt's beautiful flight attendant is found dead.

Directed by Thomas Schlamme

Story by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal

Teleplay by Eric Lodal

TNT's Murder in the First: Behind the Scenes

MURDER IN THE FIRST Behind the Scenes:

Murder in the First

"The City of Sisterly Love" – Monday, June 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-MA-L
As Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan begin their investigation into the death of Erich Blunt's flight attendant, Cindy Strauss, Terry must also deal with the recent death of his wife and the arrival of his sister-in-law. The investigation takes an unexpected turn when the results of Cindy's autopsy reveal a shocking secret.

Directed by Jesse Bochco
Story by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal
Teleplay by Eric Lodal

Murder in the First

"Who's Your Daddy" – Monday, June 23, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Inspectors search for clues that might link various suspects, including Erich Blunt, to Cindy Strauss' death. Meanwhile, Hildy is confronted by a young witness from a past investigation who worries for his mother's safety after she is physically abused by her new husband.

Directed by: Rick Wallace
Story by: Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal
Teleplay by: Alison Cross

Murder in the First


Murder in the First

"Burning Woman" – Monday, June 30, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Despite the advice of his lawyer, Warren Daniels, Erich Blunt escapes for a drug- fueled weekend with his adoring CTO, Ivana West. Meanwhile, Terry and Hildy must deal with the repercussions of Hildy's officer involved shooting. As Hildy confronts the prospect of losing her job, Terry works to help his partner get out of trouble.

Directed by Ben Bolt
Story by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal
Teleplay by Alison Cross

Murder in the First

“Pants on Fire" – Monday, July 7, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
To change the world's opinion of him, Erich Blunt takes a lie detector test to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Hildy and Terry discover that a past suspect's alibi does not check out. They must get to the bottom of this before it unravels their case against Blunt.

Directed by Allison Anders
Story by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal

Teleplay by David Maples

Murder in the First

"Punch Drunk" – Monday, July 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
It's six months later, and the whole world is watching as tech genius Erich Blunt is put on trial for the murder of his flight attendant, Cindy Strauss. Meanwhile, Terry decides to start making amends for his behavior after the death of his wife. Hildy begins reconnecting with her ex-husband, Mike, and soon must confront the temptation to rekindle their romance.

Directed by Reggie Hudlin
Story by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal

Teleplay by Brian Nelson

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Acclaimed Producer Steven Bochco Tackles a Season-Long Case In TNT's New Drama Series Murder in the First

Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson Star in Powerful Scripted Series

                            Slated to Premiere Monday, June 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)

This summer, TNT is going to take an up-close and personal look at a complex homicide investigation in Murder in the First, a powerful scripted drama co-created by Emmy®-winner Steven Bochco and newcomer Eric Lodal. Murder in the First stars Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss). Also starring are Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Mimi Kirkland (Safe Haven), Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), Lombardo Boyar (The Bernie Mac Show), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0), Bess Rous (What Just Happened), Nicole Ari Parker (Revolution), Currie Graham (Raising the Bar), Richard Schiff (The West Wing), James Cromwell (Babe, L.A. Confidential) and Steven Weber (Dallas, Wings). Murder in the First is set to premiere Monday, June 9, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), following the season three premiere of TNT's hit crime drama Major Crimes.

Set in San Francisco, Murder in the First will follow a single case across an entire season. The series follows homicide detectives Terry English (Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) as they investigate two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepens, however, when they find both murders have a common denominator in Silicon Valley wunderkind Erich Blunt (Felton).

Terry and Hildy's fellow detectives in their squad include SFPD homicide inspector David Molk (Sbarge), a thoughtful philosopher-cop and frequent class clown, and his tough-as-nails partner inspector Edgar Navarro (Boyar). The ambitious and no-nonsense Lt. Jim Koto (Dale) serves as the squad's supervisor.

Supporting Blunt in his endeavors are Bill Wilkerson (Weber), his long-time friend, driver and pilot, and Ivana West (Rous), the company's brilliant chief technology officer. Blunt's legal team includes David Hertzberg (Schiff), his gruff lawyer and trusted confidant, and Warren Daniels (Cromwell), a legendary criminal attorney brought in to assist when suspicion turns to Blunt. Facing them in the courtroom will be the remarkably brilliant District Attorney Jackie Perez (Parker) and pit-bull Chief Prosecutor Mario Siletti (Graham).

Murder in the First also takes viewers into Terry and Hildy's home lives. Hildy is a single mom with an inquisitive daughter (Kirkland). Terry, meanwhile, is struggling to take care of his terminally ill wife, Emily, played by guest star Anne-Marie Johnson (JAG, In the Heat of the Night).

The 10-episode first season of Murder in the First is being produced by TNT Originals, with Bochco and Lodal serving as executive producers. TBS International is handling distribution to regions outside the United States and Canada.

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, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT's upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians, Public Morals, Proof and Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice, APB with Troy Dunn and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, 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; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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