In the world of law enforcement, being an undercover cop is among the most dangerous jobs.  It also happens to be a huge adrenaline rush, as shown by the elite team of detectives in TNT’s action-packed series DARK BLUE.  Golden GlobeÒ winner Dylan McDermott (The Practice) stars in this drama series from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer, which returns for its second season with back-to-back episodes Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica) joins the cast of the series, which also stars Omari Hardwick (TNT’s Saved), Logan Marshall-Green (The O.C.) and Nicki Aycox (Supernatural).

DARK BLUE follows the lives of an undercover team of Los Angeles police officers so covert, many of their own colleagues don’t even know they are involved.  The team is supervised by Lieutenant Carter Shaw (McDermott), who frequently butts heads with his superiors over the risks the team is prepared to take to bring down a target.  This summer, Carter will be forced to take orders from FBI Agent Alex Rice (Helfer) as they work together on a special joint task force.  Alex’s arrival will also set the stage for a major change in Carter’s personal life.

The undercover team includes Ty Curtis (Hardwick), whose job is forming a wedge between he and his wife; Dean Bendis (Marshall-Green), a shoot-from-the-hip officer who won’t hesitate to follow his own initiative if he doesn’t agree with an assignment; and Jaimie Allen (Aycox), a former patrol cop whose success in covering up her shady past is the main reason Carter originally chose her for his team.

Together, these undercover cops look to catch Los Angeles’ most notorious criminals, no matter what it takes. They understand, better than anyone, that to bring down a criminal underworld, one must first dive into its depths and get on the criminals’ level.  To do that, they socialize with seedy characters and spend much of their time pretending to be someone else, a task made all the more difficult when personal relationships develop both on and off the job.  These undercover officers are frequently faced with circumstances that strain the line between right and wrong.  When that happens, what matters is loyalty to fellow officers and the goal of finding the bad guys.

DARK BLUE is produced for TNT by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Horizon Television, with Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman (the CSI series, Cold Case), Danny Cannon (the CSI series, Eleventh Hour), Doug Jung (Big Love) and Rick Eid (Law & Order) serving as executive producers.  KristieAnne Reed (The Forgotten) is co-executive producer.

Jerry Bruckheimer Television is one of the most successful production companies in the history of the medium, with innovative and powerful storytelling establishing new benchmarks in programming excellence.  Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s series have included C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation, C.S.I.: Miami, C.S.I.: NY, Cold Case, Without a Trace and the seven-time Emmy® Award winner The Amazing Race and, for fall 2010, The Whole Truth and Chase.  In the 2005-2006 season, Jerry Bruckheimer Television had a record-breaking 10 series on network television, a feat unprecedented in nearly 60 years of television history.  Jerry Bruckheimer Television shows have garnered 88 Emmy Award nominations and 18 Emmys.

Warner Horizon Television (WHTV) is one of the entertainment industry’s fastest-growing television companies, specializing in the creation of scripted series for the cable marketplace, and primetime reality series for both network and cable.  Founded in 2006, this second production entity allows the Warner Bros. Television Group to expand its programming offerings and explore creative options made possible under a new business model.  For summer 2010 and the 2010–2011 season, WHTV is producing more than a dozen series.  WHTV’s unscripted series are The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor Pad and True Beauty for ABC, School Pride for NBC, High School Reunion for TV Land and Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew for MTV.  Scripted programs from WHTV are Dark Blue, Memphis Beat and Rizzoli & Isles for TNT, Pretty Little Liars for ABC Family, Rubicon for AMC and Unnatural History for Cartoon Network.

TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama.  Seen in 99.6 million households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; and Dark Blue, starring Dylan McDermott; the upcoming Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Memphis Beat, with Jason Lee; Men of a Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; and Southland, from Emmy®-winning producer John Wells (ER).  TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and Numb3rs; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA.  The NCAA men’s basketball tournament will appear on TNT beginning in 2011.  TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

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