TNT Checks Out 'Librarian' Again: The Curse of the Judas Chalice

The most mild-mannered action hero in TV history will be back on TNT late this year. The cable network has begun production on the third installment of its "Librarian" franchise, with former "ER" star Noah Wyle reprising his title role. The movie, titled "The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice," is scheduled to premiere in late 2008.


Dear TNT,

Please try making one that didn't suck so hard that it had its own event horizon.



In the first one, I especially enjoyed the job interview scene, with the line running down a circular set of stairs. The women running away in tears, the intervierw with an unsympathetic supervisor, questions coming from an unseen source, were all a hoot.
Besides, my brother-in-law is convinced that I go to work, jump out of airplanes, have marvelous adventures, fight the bad guys, saves the world, and am back home in time for supper.
Sounds terrific to me.

R. Lee Hadden (These are my own opinions!)

TNT's adventure movie "The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines." Now we're talking truly inspired stupid. Bob Newhart, Olympia Dukakis and Jane Curtin are in it, and it stars Noah Wyle. It is not entirely out of bounds to think of it as a vaguely smart kind of stupid.

For the benefit of those who didn't see "The Librarian: Quest for the Spear," Wyle is Flynn Carsen, a guy in his 30s who never had a girlfriend, lived with his mother (Dukakis) and was so afraid of the real world that he stayed in college long enough to earn 22 academic degrees. When his favorite professor kicked him out, he took a job at the Metropolitan Library, figuring it would be the perfect place for him.

But his superiors, Judson (Newhart, cuddly and stammering as always) and Charlene (Curtin), had other plans. For in the belly of the library is a labyrinthine archive of powerful legendary antiquities they're charged with protecting, including the Ark of the Covenant, the Shroud of Turin and Excalibur.