Tom Selleck Books Return to Iconic Detective Role

Aug 31, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Tom Selleck has a date with some TV detective work, returning in the role of iconic detective Jesse Stone as the star of “Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise.” The two-hour original TV movie premieres Sunday, Oct. 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT (8 p.m. CT) on Hallmark Channel.

The movie will also air Sunday, Oct. 25, on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

Selleck received an Emmy nomination for a previous entry in the series, “Jesse Stone: Sea Change.”

Along with Selleck, the cast includes William Devane, Gloria Reuben, Leslie Hope and Luke Perry.

“Based on the bestselling books by Robert B. Parker, the 10th anniversary installment of the iconic detective franchise Jesse Stone is the first ‘Jesse Stone’ original produced by Sony Pictures Television exclusively for Crown Media Family Networks,” the company said in its announcemtn. “With things running smoothly in Paradise, Police Chief Stone (Selleck) agrees to serve as a consultant on an unsolved murder case in Boston. Local police suspect ‘The Boston Ripper,’ a killer who is already behind bars, but Stone believes the murderer is a bit closer to home — setting him off on an investigation filled with surprises and grave danger.”

Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming and Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks., said in the announcement: “Tom Selleck is a TV legend and ’Jesse Stone’ is a cornerstone franchise on our very successful Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. While unprecedented to debut a program across our networks, we want Tom’s millions of fans to see one of TV’s greatest actors reprise one of his best roles ever.”

“Jesse Stone: Lost In Paradise” is produced by Brandman Productions, Inc., Jesse Stone Productions Inc. and TWS Productions II in association with Sony Pictures Television. Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck are the executive producers. Steven Brandman is the producer. Robert Harmon directs from a script by Michael Brandman and Tom Selleck based on characters created by Robert B. Parker.

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  1. How many times do you think you can use “iconic” in one article!?

  2. Good for Tom Selleck. He certainly is one of the greatest tv actors in the last 30 or 40 years.

  3. Tom Selleck is back in action as Jesse Stone, perhaps the best character he’s ever played. Thank God for him, Michael Brandman, and Hallmark for daring to think outside of the box. With the creator of the “Jesse Stone” novels, Robert B. Parker, having passed away, it’s essential that this thought-provoking, honest but flawed character lives on, and it’s wonderful that Hallmark likes the CBS shows so much that they’ve decided to take a chance with it. Tom Selleck is definitely Jesse Stone, and I hope the rest of the cast will return in their poignant roles so that true justice can be done to this fabulous TV series.

  4. huge fan of Selleck and Jesse Stone..but did not see any advertisement or promos on normal channels, and I missed it and only saw reviews after the fact. Any re runs planned…bummer

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