About the Show

January 2017

TRAINING DAY

TRAINING DAY is a crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film, about a young, idealistic police officer who is tapped to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD, where he partners with a morally ambiguous veteran detective. Detective Frank Rourke is the maverick head of the Special Investigation Section (S.I.S.) that hunts the city’s most dangerous criminals, and one of the finest investigators the department has ever produced. However, when the LAPD brass notices Rourke’s penchant for operating in a gray area to fight the war on crime, they assign Kyle Craig, a heroic, untarnished cop, to pose as Frank’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. The members of Frank’s loyal team include Rebecca Lee, a formidable officer with killer aim and a dark past, and Tommy Campbell, a former pro surfer who follows Frank’s orders without hesitation. The team’s cases find Frank and Kyle often crossing paths with Detective Valeria Chavez, one of the LAPD’s top investigators. Providing Frank with intel is his girlfriend, Holly Butler, a well-connected, unapologetic Hollywood madam. While LAPD deputy chief Joy Lockhart coolly puts Kyle in danger in her mission to take down Frank, Kyle’s schoolteacher wife, Alyse, worries her husband’s resolve to avenge the murder of his father, a cop, may be his undoing. As Frank starts teaching his principled trainee the way of the streets where the ends often justify the means, they form an uneasy alliance that will change the course of both their lives irrevocably.

Premieres Thursday, Feb. 2 on the CBS Television Network

ON AIR: Thursdays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)

ORIGINATION: Los Angeles

FORMAT: Drama (Filmed in HD)

STARRING:

Bill Paxton

(Det. Frank Rourke)

 

Justin Cornwell

(Det. Kyle Craig)

 

Katrina Law

(Rebecca Lee)

 

Drew Van Acker

(Tommy Campbell)

 

Lex Scott Davis

(Alyse Craig)

 

Julie Benz

(Holly Butler)

 

Christina Vidal

(Det. Valeria Chavez)

AND:

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

(Deputy Chief Joy Lockhart)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jerry Bruckheimer, Kristianne Reed, Antoine Fuqua, Will Beall, Barry Schindel, Jonathan Littman and Danny Cannon

PRODUCED BY: Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

BASED ON: The feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures

Photos are available at: http://cbspressexpress.com

Official CBS website: http://www.cbs.com/shows/training-day/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trainingday

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrainingDayCBS

CBS Tweet: https://twitter.com/CBSTweet

Cast on Twitter:

Justin Cornwell

@justin_cornwell

Katrina Law

@KatrinaLaw

Lex Scott Davis

@scottyeye_

Drew Van Acker

@_Drew_Van_Acker

Julie Benz

@juliebenz

Christina Vidal

@CVDramatix

Cast on Instagram:

 

Justin Cornwell

@justin_cornwell

Katrina Law

@KatrinaLaw

Lex Scott Davis

@ scottyeye_

Drew Van Acker

@_Drew_Van_Acker

Julie Benz

@JulieBenzMFT

Christina Vidal

@christinamvidal

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Press Contacts:

Steven Feldman          212-975-7931             steven.feldman2@cbs.com

Vernon Cheek             818-655-1588              vernon.cheek@cbs.com

Photo Contacts:

Timothy Kuratek         212-975-7068               tkuratek@cbs.com

Amanda Beane           818-655-1545              amanda.beane@cbs.com

Press:

Steven Feldman
212-975-7931
Steven.Feldman2@cbs.com

Vernon Cheek
818-655-1588
vernon.cheek@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Timothy Kuratek
212-975-7068
tkuratek@cbs.com

Amanda Beane
818-655-1545
amanda.beane@cbs.com