Be sure to tune in to The Great Escape season finale this Sunday, August 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Trapped in a Los Angeles skyscraper almost 50 stories high, three teams attempt to free themselves by racing through the endless corridors, passageways and office space. Rich Eisen hosts.Read more
Host Rich Eisen greets the episode’s three teams at the Western Region Power Station, a huge 63-mega-watt power plant in Southern California. To win The Great Escape and $100,000, the teams must navigate through a maze of pipes and unfamiliar structures, avoid patrolling guards and be the first to reach Rich, who will be waiting with the cash prize. The rules are explained, the teams are locked up and the escape is on.Read more
New episodic photos are now available from “Before and After” premiering Monday, August 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). To view more and download, click on PHOTOS on the MAJOR CRIMES show page.Read more
In “Escape from the Air Force Boneyard,” three teams are unloaded from a military cargo truck and placed in the middle of an enormous airplane storage field. They have their blindfolds removed and listen to host Rich Eisen as he explains the rules. Each team must escape detainment, tough it out through four separate stages of competition and complete the challenge by locating the transport zone and the host. The first team to complete their mission will win $100,000.Read more
Three teams are blindfolded and transported in military-grade hummers to a top-secret missile silo in the Arizona desert. The teams have their blindfolds removed to see the massive Titan Missile Silo. They must race to the finish to win $100,000. After host Rich Eisen explains the rules, the teams are led to the detainment zone, and the escape is on.Read more
TNT’s blockbuster drama THE CLOSER and new hit series PERCEPTION achieved solid growth in Live + Same Day delivery last night, outperforming last week’s summer premieres among key adult demos. Meanwhile, time-shifted viewing is already providing both series with strong gains in Live + 3 delivery.Read more
In the third episode of TNT’s The Great Escape, three teams of two are blindfolded and taken to a 165-year-old mental institution in Ione, Calif. The teams have their blindfolds removed and are visibly frightened by the gothic asylum. To win $100,000, each team must overcome their fears and make it out of the institution. After host Rich Eisen explains the rules, the teams are escorted to the detainment zone, and the escape is on.Read more
Reorganization Includes New Roles for Lillah McCarthy, Brett Weitz and Kathy Busby, Plus Newly Hired Unscripted Development Exec David Eilenberg TNT and TBS‘s original programming group is undergoing a reorganization that includes new roles for three current executives. Lillah McCarthy will shift into a new position as senior vice president of TNT and TBS Original Productions, heading up the networks’ in-house production company. Brett Weitz has been promoted to senior vice president of scripted development for TNT and TBS. And Kathy Busby will take on a new role as vice president of TNT and TBS Original Productions, reporting to McCarthy. Yesterday, TBS and TNT announced the addition of David Eilenberg as senior vice president of unscripted development. All four executives are based in Los Angeles, with McCarthy, Weitz and Eilenberg reporting to Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. Lillah McCarthy most recently served as senior vice president of original programming for TBS and TNT, focusing on the development and production of new comedy series for TBS and new drama series for TNT. “With an increased emphasis on building up our in-house production arm, we needed an executive who could bring true experience and great taste to the [...]Read more
In the premiere episode of TNT’s new reality-competition series The Great Escape, three teams are locked into cells at the infamous Alcatraz penitentiary. They must then escape from their cells, avoid patrolling guards and overcome numerous obstacles on their way to finding freedom and $100,000.Read more
Before the series premiere of The Great Escape this Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), check out the rules of the game. The Great Escape Game Play InstructionsRead more
An online screener of the premiere episode of TNT’s THE GREAT ESCAPE is now available. (TNT Newsroom login required.)Read more
Check out an all-new behind-the-scenes video of The Great Escape, which includes the first two locations: Alcatraz and USS Hornet. Be sure to tune-in to the premiere Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).Read more
Get to know host Rich Eisen before The Great Escape premieres Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
How did you get involved with The Great Escape?
* I’ve always been looking to be cooped up in unique, history-laden locations with people to whom I can give $100,000. It’s a dream come true.Read more
Check out this promo for a sneak peek at TNT’s first-ever unscripted-competition series, The Great Escape. Rich Eisen (NFL Network) hosts The Great Escape, which is slated to premiere Sunday, June 24, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), after an all-new episode of TNT’s epic sci-fi drama series Falling Skies.Read more