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TNT to Adapt ‘The Last Ship’ by William Brinkley

TNT will resurrect William Brinkley‘s 1988 novel, The Last Ship. Ten episodes of the post-apocalyptic TV show will launch in 2014.

It will star Eric Dane from Grey’s Anatomy and Transformers director Michael Bay will executive produce. Bay’s Platinum Dunes will partner with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form on the project. Showrunner Hank Steinberg and executive producer Steven Kane wrote the pilot script. Here’s more from the release:

The story opens with a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world’s population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoids falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now the crew and its captain must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors … Dane stars as Captain Tom Chandler, a career Navy man who is authoritative and decisive, but also fair and courageous … The Last Ship also stars Rhona Mitra (Strike Back) as Rachel Scott, a strong-willed, intelligent and fearless paleomicrobiologist assigned to the Nathan James to investigate the cause of billions of deaths worldwide. (Via Alex Weprin)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.