TNT, BBC Team On 'The Grid'


Atlanta– Turner Network Television and the British Broadcasting Corp. are teaming up on The Grid, a dramatic series about the war on terrorism.

The six-hour series, starring Dylan McDermott and Julianna Margulies, will begin production early next year in Toronto, London and Morocco.

Margulies will play a maverick counterterrorism operative and McDermott an FBI agent. They'll collaborate to derail a terrorist cell.

The Grid is a series with standalone episodes, not a miniseries, according to a TNT spokeswoman.

It will premiere in one-hour blocks this summer.

"The Grid is very well-written; it's rich in character, and tells a complex story about one of the most provocative, relatable subjects we face today in a gripping, thought-provoking manner," Michael Wright, TNT's senior vice president of original programming, said in a statement.