Are you a Spectrum cable subscriber struggling to find the TNT channel on your TV guide? We’ve got you covered. With so many channels available in your cable plan today, it can be difficult to find specific networks that have gotten lost in the mix. There’s just one thing: Spectrum subscribers across the nation will find TNT on a different channel number depending on where they’re located. Take a look at the chart below to find your TNT channel number based on your region.
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TNT Channel Guide
|City and State||TNT Channel on Spectrum|
|El Paso, TX||40|
|Fort Worth, TX||77|
|Los Angeles, CA||42|
|New York, NY||3|
|St. Louis, MO||49|
|St. Paul, MN||55|
|San Antonio, TX||27|
|San Diego, CA||27|
The History of TNT
TNT stands for Turner Network Television. It’s one of the more popular cable television networks around today, known best for its sports, dramas, and movies. While it used to be owned by AT&T, it changed hands in the gigantic Warner Bros/Discovery merger of 2022. Its history dates back to 1988, back when media mogul Ted Turner needed a platform to showcase both classic movies and sporting events. This unique pairing has remained foundational to the network for 45 years now.
In the network’s early years, it didn’t stay far from this original programming goal. On any given day in the late ‘80s or ‘90s, you’d find TNT playing either a live sporting event or a classic movie. You could also find your run-of-the-mill cartoons or Westerns in the early mornings or late at night. It wasn’t until the 2000s that TNT made room for a new factor in the equation: syndicated dramas. This included Law & Order, ER, and other popular network dramas with extensive back catalogs.
TNT has also seen its fair share of hit original series. Some popular titles over the years include The Closer, which ran from 2005 to 2012, Rizzoli & Isles, which ran from 2010 to 2016, and Animal Kingdom, which ran from 2016 to 2022. Under its new Warner Bros. Discovery ownership, TNT seems to have shifted away from original dramas and returned to its roots of sports, movies, and syndicated dramas from other networks.
TNT Sister Stations
Since the Warner Bros. Discovery takeover, things have gradually shifted over at Turner Network Television. One by one, some of its most popular programming — Animal Kingdom, Snowpiercer, Claws, Leverage, AEW Dynamite, and more — have been canceled or moved to another network. This is likely due to the new ownership’s company-wide belt-tightening (which has caused a lot of controversy, to be clear). Nevertheless, here’s what TNT’s programming looks like today.
Since its inception, TNT has loved playing live sports. Even under new ownership, this love remains integral to the network’s typical weekly lineup. Depending on the time of year, you may encounter wrestling, soccer, basketball, or hockey on the network’s primetime lineup.
Sometimes MLB games play on TNT, as well. However, these games are nothing more than overflow from sister station TBS. On occasions where this happens, the games are branded with TBS’s logo instead of TNT’s.
TNT still plays movies, too. However, they aren’t exactly the classic titles from film history like they were at the network’s outset. These days, the films played on TNT tend to fall under the umbrella of blockbuster cinema.
On any given evening, you may find a recent entry from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Star Wars Saga, the Jurassic Park series, or another big film franchise. Clearly, the network’s options are not limited to the Warner Bros. catalog just because Warner Bros. Discovery is in charge.
Syndicated programming is still going strong on TNT, too. As a matter of fact, syndicated shows from other networks may be TNT’s strongest asset after live sports. Their current syndicated lineup is limited to around half a dozen popular dramas.
Depending on the day of the week, TNT likes to play reruns of Charmed, NCIS: New Orleans, Supernatural, Cold Case, and Lucifer. It’s quite an eclectic mix, but all are extremely popular among loyal TNT viewers.
One of the few original series left on TNT’s lineup is The Lazarus Project. Interestingly enough, it’s not even an “original” in the traditional sense of the word. It’s actually an acquisition from the United Kingdom’s Sky Group.
Rich & Shameless continues to air on TNT, as well. This original documentary series tells true stories about those who find fame and fortune, only to end up in heaps of trouble as a result. It has a special focus on sports riches, which feels particularly fitting for Turner Network Television.