VIDEO: 'Saving Grace': Sex, Crime and Heavenly Visions

A Brian Steinberg Media Review for Media People

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NEW YORK ( -- "Saving Grace," which stars Holly Hunter, is a new TNT drama set in Oklahoma City that focuses on crime, sex and visions of heaven. The show's premise: A lusty female police detective who suffers frequent bouts of falling down drunkenness is hounded to reform her life by a fully-winged, tobacco-chewing angel named Earl. The mix of fast-paced police action and religious righteousness has drawn big-name advertisers like BMW, AT&T and Paramount Pictures. At the end of the pilot, we learn that Grace's emotional troubles are grounded in her belief that she's responsible for her sister's death in the 1995 truck-bomb attack that destroyed the Murrah Federal Building. Product-placement opportunities in this one? A real dicey prospect, says Ad Age television editor Brian Steinberg.

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