New York -- TBS Superstation added three original movies to
its development slate, joining a batch of other made-for-TV movies that the network
already plans to premiere this year.
TBS, which just jumped into the original-movie business
this year, announced the new development titles for its year-2000 lineup at its upfront
presentation here last week:
Con Road, which follows a dangerous Texas
convict as he hijacks a prisoner-transport bus and takes hostages;
Sinkhole,a disaster thriller about a
massive sinkhole that threatens to swallow New Orleans during Mardi Gras; and
Home, a contemporary Western about a young
man whose estranged father, an old bank robber, shows up looking for reconciliation.
Also last week, TBS said it green-lighted its fourth
telepic for this year: Thrill Seekers,a time-travel adventure from Avenue
Pictures, which is set to debut in October.
TBS' first original movie, Fatal Error,
premiered in March. The film, about a computer virus that turns into a killer, starred
Antonio Sabato Jr., Janine Turner and Robert Wagner.
The superstation's second made-for-TV movie -- a
horror film about rattlesnakes, called Silent Predators -- premieres June 13, and
it stars Harry Hamlin and Jack Scalia.
And TBS debuts its original political thriller, First
Daughter,featuring Mariel Hemingway and Gregory Harrison, Aug. 22.