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TNT Greenlights ‘Good Behavior’ and ‘Animal Kingdom’

TNT has greenlit two new original dramas to its 2016 slate, Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom.

Good Behavior stars Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and Juan Diego Botto (1492: Conquest of Paradise) and is an adaptation of the Letty Dobesh novels by Wayward Pines author Blake Crouch.

Animal Kingdom stars Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love) as the matriarch of a Southern California family whose excessive lifestyle is fueled by their criminal activities.

"Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom are muscular, distinct dramas that will define the new direction of TNT," said Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT. "We believe audiences will love watching Michelle Dockery trade in her manners for the life of a sexy, complex ex-con in Good Behavior and Ellen Barkin and Scott Speedman command an unruly family of criminals and adrenaline junkies in Animal Kingdom."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.