TNT’s Good Behavior Among Turner International’s MIPCOM Fare


LONDON: Turner International is heading to MIPCOM with a slate of original general-entertainment highlights from TNT, TBS and truTV, including the thriller Good Behavior.

Good Behavior stars Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery as Letty Dobesh, a thief and con artist who is fresh out of prison and trying to keep her head above water. Chaos returns to Letty’s life when, as she’s about to rob hotel guests in the North Carolina resort town of Ashville, she overhears a hit man being hired to kill a man’s wife. Good Behavior premieres on TNT in the U.S., along with select international markets, starting in November.

Another TNT highlight is Will, which tells the story of young William Shakespeare’s arrival onto the punk-rock theater scene in 16th-century London. The contemporary story of Shakespeare’s life stars newcomer Laurie Davidson in the lead role.

Turner is also offering Search Party from TBS. The comedic drama follows a group of self-absorbed twentysomethings who come together when a former college acquaintance mysteriously disappears. It stars Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development) as Dory, who becomes fixated on the mystery.

From truTV, there is Those Who Can’t, the brand’s first foray into scripted comedy. The show follows three trouble-making teachers, played by show creators and professional comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl and Ben Roy. Turner is also highlighting I’m Sorry, a scripted comedy from truTV that features a seemingly confident comedy writer, wife and mom named Andrea (Andrea Savage), who comically exposes her inner immaturity and neuroses through unexpected life situations.

Turner’s MIPCOM slate also includes a lineup from adult swim, led by animated comedies Rick & Morty, Robot Chicken and Samurai Jack. In the kids’ programming space, there are new seasons of Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls, as well as Cartoon Network flagship shows Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball and more.

“We’re excited to be at MIPCOM this year with arguably our most impressive slate of original entertainment programming ever,” said Hannes Heyelmann, the senior VP of international original programming strategy for Turner. “We’re confident that buyers and audiences alike will love the new direction of TNT, defined by distinct dramas and immersive stories, as well TBS and truTV’s intelligent and entertaining scripted comedy output. We’re looking forward to premiering these new shows on our own networks, as well as finding the best destinations for them on other channels and platforms.”