TNT Powerhouse ‘Claws’ Returns for a High Stakes Season
Claws was one of only two dramas on cable to be in the top 10 among both 18-49 and AFAM 18-49
Claws was one of only three top 40 Cable Dramas to Grow YOY in 2018 (P2+)
Claws Season Three to Premiere Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
April 4, 2019 – WarnerMedia Entertainment’s TNT has set the premiere date for hit original series Claws, which returns Sunday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. A fan-favorite, the series reached roughly 6.5M viewers per episode across linear, VOD, and digital platforms and was one of only three top 40 cable dramas to grow year over year in total viewers for 2018.
Claws reached 33.6M total viewers last season and ranked among the top 10 cable dramas with 18-49 and top 20 with total viewers.
The hit dramedy currently stars Primetime Emmy® nominee and Daytime Emmy® winner Niecy Nash, Primetime Emmy® winner Carrie Preston, Judy Reyes, Karrueche Tran, Jenn Lyon, Jack Kesy, Kevin Rankin, Jason Antoon, Evan Daigle, Suleka Mathew, Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Harold Perrineau, and Screen Actors Guild Award® nominee Dean Norris.
Claws follows the rise of five treacherous manicurists working at the Nail Artisans of Manatee County salon, where there is a lot more going on than silk wraps and pedicures. In last year’s epic Season Two finale, Desna (Nash) dodged an ill-fated marriage to the sinister Dr. Ruval (Jimmy Jean-Louis), took out her Russian crime boss, Zlata (Franka Potente), and inherited a new casino. The celebrations ended with a massive cliffhanger when Virginia (Tran) took a bullet for Desna as they were about to survey their new business venture. In Season Three, the ladies will quickly learn that the stakes couldn’t be higher in the casino world, and Desna will take a gamble as she enters into business with a sinister couple, Mac (guest star Michael Horse) and Melba (guest star Rebecca Creskoff). This season, Nash and Preston will each direct an episode.
Claws is executive-produced by Rashida Jones (Angie Tribeca, Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z,), Will McCormack (Toy Story 4, Celeste and Jesse Forever, A to Z), Janine Sherman Barrois (ER, Criminal Minds), who also serves as showrunner, and Eliot Laurence (Welcome to Me), who created the series. Claws is produced for TNT by Jones and McCormack's Le Train Train, in association with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws, I Am the Night, the upcoming Snowpiercer, Tell Me Your Secrets, The Angel of Darkness, and Raised by Wolves. TNT's premium unscripted series include Drop the Mic, Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild and the upcoming Chasing the Cure. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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About Warner Horizon Scripted Television
A division of the Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Horizon Scripted Television was founded in 2006 and is one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of dramatic and comedic programming for the cable and subscription/on-demand marketplace. Series produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television include Animal Kingdom and Claws for TNT; Cherish the Day, David Makes Man and Queen Sugar for OWN; Fuller House, Medical Police and You for Netflix; Krypton for SYFY; Pennyworth for EPIX; Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists for Freeform; and The Right Stuff for National Geographic.