Monday saw one TNT series return for a second season while another launched. Back for its sophomore cycle the cable broadcaster’s Major Crimes garnered just over 5 million viewers with 1.2 million among Adults 18-49 and 1.5 million among Adults 25-54 at 9 PM. That’s down from the 7.2 million who watched The Closer spinoff’s debut on August 13, 2012. The ensemble crime drama also slipped from the 1.5 million and 2.0 million it garnered in its premiere among the key demos respectively. That being said, last year’s Major Crimes debut was right after the series finale of The Closer on TNT. The Season 7 Closer ender drew 9.1 million viewers with 2 million among the 18-49 and 2.7 million among Adults 25-54. Monday’s result sees Major Crimes as the top scripted show on basic cable for the year among returning shows. The second season has been set for 19 episodes, almost double what Season 1 was.
‘Entourage’ Movie, ‘Justified’, ‘Teen Wolf’ & ‘King And Maxwell’ Among Winners Of California Tax Credit Production Lottery
The Entourage movie, the fourth season of MTV’s Teen Wolf, the fifth season of Justified, the upcoming CBS Studios-produced King And Maxwell and Pretty Little Liars Season 5 are among the 31 projects picked this year in the state’s $100 million film and TV tax credit lottery, the California Film Commission announced today. Also on the list of winners is a previously unannounced sequel of Blumhouse’s upcoming horror/thriller feature The Purge, which debuts on June 7 from Universal.
Given the green light by Warner Bros back in January, the feature version of HBO’s eight season Hollywood series was always going to film a portion of its big screen debut in California but now they have a 20% tax credit to use. Among the others selected, Shane Brennan’s P.I. series King and Maxwell is one of the few new TV series to get subsidies this year and with a 25% tax credit, a move to California as a Relocating Series. Ordered earlier this year for 10-episode season by TNT, the pilot for the series, which stars Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney, was shot in Canada. There were a lot of familiar names this year too. This is the second year that Teen Wolf has received an allocation from the state program. It was selected as a Relocating TV Series in 2012, which made it automatically eligible this year under the Film Commission’s rules. TV series Justified and Pretty Little Liars, who already film in the Golden State and received tax credits last year as well, were re-eligible this year under regulations that place previously selected TV series at the top of the queue for future seasons. See the names of all of the winners of the 2013 California Production Tax Credit Lottery after the jump.