We are reviewing all the cancelled shows and renewed shows of the season.
And bad news are that TNT is cancelling Saving Grace.
Although the network order three more episodes so all the loose ends can be tied up by the writers.
Saving Grace is an American crime drama series that mixes reality with fantasy. It premiered on July 23, 2007 on TNT and stars Holly Hunter, Kenny Johnson, Bailey Chase, Laura San Giacomo, and Lorraine Toussaint as employees of the Oklahoma City police department and Leon Rippy as a guardian angel. Although the series includes numerous shots of local buildings and landmarks, such as the Oklahoma City National Memorial and the downtown skyline, most of it is filmed in Vancouver and Los Angeles.
The theme song for the show is written and performed by American rapper/musician Everlast. The series is rated TV-MA in the United States for language, sexuality, and violence.
The series will complete its run in the summer of 2010, because the show’s producer, Fox Television Studios, cancelled the show – despite its high ratings – after disappointing overseas and DVD sales. TNT had originally ordered a split 15-episode third season, with nine episodes running in the summer of 2009 and six to have been aired in the winter of 2009. Due to the show’s cancellation, which was announced August 13, 2009, season three will end on August 18, 2009. TNT will add three additional episodes to the six originally planned for Winter 2009, allowing the writers to tie up all loose ends. These last nine episodes of the show will air as a final season four in Summer 2010.
What is Saving Grace About – Plot?
The plot focuses on Grace Hanadarko (Holly Hunter), a smoking, heavy drinking, and promiscuous Oklahoma City detective. In the series opener, Grace meets up with her “last-chance” angel when she runs down and kills a pedestrian with her Porsche after one of her drinking binges. In desperation she calls out for God’s help, and a scruffy, tobacco-spitting man who calls himself Earl (Leon Rippy) appears. Unfolding his wings to reveal his divine origins, Earl tells her that she’s headed for hell, and asks if she’s ready to turn her life over to God. When he finally disappears, the person she struck is also gone and it’s as if the accident never happened. The only evidence left is a small amount of the victim’s blood on her blouse, which she brings to her best friend, forensics expert Rhetta Rodriguez (Laura San Giacomo), to analyze. With Rhetta’s help, Grace discovers that her accident “victim” is actually an inmate on death row, Leon Cooley (Bokeem Woodbine), who is also visited by Earl on a regular basis.
Passionate in her job, Grace investigates homicides and other major crimes with the fellow officers in her squad, including Ham Dewey (Kenny Johnson), Butch Ada (Bailey Chase), Bobby Stillwater (Gregory Cruz), and Captain Kate Perry (Lorraine Toussaint).
When not working, Grace drinks heavily, engages in numerous one-night stands and casual encounters with men, and is having an affair with her partner Ham, who divorced his wife in the second season. Aside from her faults, Grace is an extraordinarily loving and generous person to those around her. In particular she loves her young nephew Clay (Dylan Minnette) and devotes a great deal of her time to him.
Earl appears to Grace throughout the series, hoping she’ll turn away from her more self-destructive tendencies and seek God’s help. Saving Grace does not promote any one religion but does use Grace’s story to discuss the topic of faith, and how difficult faith can be in such an imperfect world.
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