The Last Ship: Season Two for TNT TV Series

The Last Ship TV show on TNT: season 2Next summer, you’ll be able to watch season two of The Last Ship TV show on TNT. The cable channel has picked up the new action series for a second season of 13 episodes.

In a statement, TNT president Michael Wright said, “The Last Ship has become this summer’s top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling.”

On The Last Ship, the crew of the USS Nathan James must try to find a cure for a deadly virus that has wiped out most of the world’s population. The cast includes Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Rhona Mitra, Charles Parnell, Christina Elmore, Michaela McManus, Sam Spruell, Travis Van Winkle, and Tracy Middendorf.

The first four episodes of Last Ship have averaged 4.66 million viewers each week along with a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic. It’s TNT’s third most-watched series this summer, behind Rizzoli & Isles and Major Crimes.

Today, the cable channel also renewed Major Crimes and Falling Skies for next summer. The latter will return for its final season.

zWhat do you think? Do you like The Last Ship? Are you glad it’s been renewed or, do you think it should have been cancelled instead?

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  1. Robert Souva says

    I’ve been looking forward to this season of The Last Ship since the season finale last year. I haven’t been able to watch the first two episodes of this season as I have had to wait to pay my direct tv bill Looking forward to catching up if they put them on Hulu. I will definitely be watching when I get the bill paid. I am partial to this show as I was a USN sailor from 80 to 84. I too served on a destroyer, that being USS Elliot DD-967. My ship has since been decommissioned and is not a coral reef. I was glad she was allowed to be sunk, and not scrapped. Because of this, it brings back pleasant memories. I would love to take a tour of the USS Nathan James DDG-151 if the opportunity should present itself.

    • Bones Kelley-McCoy says

      Thank you for your service. My uncle was on the Ticonderoga that was hit by 2 kamikaze fliers and was nearly killed with his friend. Inches in another direction and he wouldn’t have survived. Many sailors and officers died. My dad served the hellish area that they call Korea —-the Korean War. It wasn’t a conflict or police action. It was a hard and bloody war. My dad was wounded and taken to the 8063rd M*A*S*H, which was 3 miles behind enemy lines. He was awarded the Purple Heart, among many citations, including a sharpshooter’s medal. He also drove generals, was promoted to Sgt and went to OCS w/highest marks. I speak for him because he passed in 1996. However, I am with you —I’m glad your ship was scuttled rather than dismembered. It’s how it should be. The Nathan James is not real…they are using 2 ships for it….forget their names —-a year ago. They called the Korean War fighters the frozen chosen….Korea is the Chosin (Cho –seen) Reservoir. Or it was. The weather is extreme 50 below or 150 degrees. I’d like to tour the Nathan James. I already have a shirt, patch and cap. You will enjoy the new season. Glad to know you.

  2. says

    In contrast to the previous commenter, I saw S2E1 as “tying up loose ends”. They got the ship (and Baltimore) back from armed, organized opposition; nobody expected it to be clean and polite. What happens in the next couple of episodes will tell the tale of whether there’s going to be a story worth watching after they spent the first season very carefully building one up.

    That having been said… the drop in production values (and apparent budget) from anything in S1 to what I just finished watching was cataclysmic. My companion was convinced we were watching British low-budget television in the style pioneered by the first few Doctor Who series. I wouldn’t rate it that highly; it was all handicam, with Amiga-level special effects for things like the helicopter attack on Nathan James. The sets were mostly stellar, but they, including the exteriors, were all left over from S1.

    If this is how TNT treats its “third most-watched series”, I’d hate to be a fan of the fifth, seeing what the bean-counters must have done to that. Memo to the bosses: TV is a visual medium; it doesn’t matter nearly so much even if you had great storytelling and acting if the visuals look like something a reasonably-funded community-access channel could pull off. That’s the existential threat to USS Nathan James and her crew.

    A shame.

  3. oakhill says

    After being avid fans for the last season, we were anxiously awaiting the premier for June 2015. After watching about 5 minutes of the first episode tonight, I am disgusted. This show has gone from intrigue to gore. We have just now deleted our record list for this show forever.

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