TNT’s ‘Rizzoli & Isles’, ‘Major Crimes’ & ‘Perception’ Renewed

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 10:40am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has ordered 15-episode new seasons of three of its highest performing original summer series, Rizzoli & Isles, The Closer spinoff Major Crimes and Perception, for next summer. The three join recently renewed Falling Skies. No decisions have been made yet on freshman King & Maxwell and Franklin & Bash, whose future is uncertain, as is that of the 2 reality series TNT launched in the summer, The Hero and 72 Hours.

The four renewed TNT dramas rank among basic cable’s Top 10 series with total viewers this summer, with Rizzoli & Isles leading the pack at No.1. Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles are two of basic cable’s Top 5 dramas with adults 18-49. “With the renewals of Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies and Perception, TNT has built an incredibly strong arsenal of scripted series,” Michael Wright said. “And it’s only going to get stronger with the addition of Mob City and the return of Dallas this winter, not to mention the debuts of The Last Ship and Legends next summer.” Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Dips In Return, ‘King & Maxwell’ Debuts OK

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 11:38am PDT

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.

Related: TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ Season 3 Debut On Par With Last Year

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TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Gets Order For Four Additional Episodes, ‘Perception’ For One

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 5:16pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: TNT drama Major Crimes is getting its upcoming second season supersized. The network has ordered four … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Major Crimes’ Taps Nadine Velazquez As New Regular, Promotes Robert Gossett

By | Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 9:45am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: My Name Is Earl alumna Nadine Velazquez has joined TNT drama series Major Crimes as new regular for the upcoming second season. Additionally, former Closer co-star Robert Gossett, who recurred as Assistant Chief … Read More »

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Jonathan Del Arco Upped To Regular On ‘Major Crimes’, Colton Haynes On ‘Arrow’

By | Wednesday March 13, 2013 @ 2:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Jonathan Del Arco, who has been recurring as the snarky but lovable medical examiner Dr. Morales on five seasons of TNT‘s The Closer and the first season of spinoff Major Crimes, has been promoted to a … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Major Crimes’ In UK, ‘Sapphires’ Star Makes Impression

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 10:09pm PST

‘Major Crimes’ Coming To The UK
Major Crimes, the Mary McDonnell police procedural hit for TNT, will go out on the Universal Channel in the UK. The Warner Bros. International Television Distribution show, which spins off from … Read More »

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TNT’s ‘Closer’ Spinoff ‘Major Crimes’ Renewed For Second Season

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 10:12am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT has gone 3-for-3, giving all of its freshman series a second-season pickup. The cable network has renewed The Closer spinoff series Major Crimes with a 15-episode second-season order. The series starring Mary McDonnell will end its first-season run in mid-October, with Season 2 slated to roll out next summer. Major Crimes hails from The Closer creator James Duff and Warner Horizon. “With Major Crimes, James Duff and his amazing production team have crafted an incredibly entertaining show that not only honors the spirit of The Closer, but also stands alone with its own voice and spirit,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright. Read More »

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‘The Closer’ Finale Draws 9.1 Million, Spinoff ‘Major Crimes’ Opens With 7.2 Million

By | Tuesday August 14, 2012 @ 11:49am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

TNT’s flagship drama The Closer ended its seven-season run last night with 9,075,000 viewers in Live + Same Day to become cable’s No. 1 series telecast for the summer-to-date. Among adults 18-49, The Closer averaged 2 million viewers, its 25-54 tally … Read More »

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Hayes MacArthur Boards ‘Rebounding’, Kearran Giovanni Joins ‘Major Crimes,’ Sophia Bush Cast In ‘Partners’

By | Wednesday February 15, 2012 @ 5:00am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Actor-comedian Hayes MacArthur (Perfect Couples) has been cast in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Rebounding. The project, written by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman and directed by Jason Winer, is an uplifting comedy about a man recovering from the death of … Read More »

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TV Castings: Lenny Venito To Star In ABC’s Dan Fogelman Pilot, Graham Patrick Martin Cast In ‘Closer’ Spinoff

By | Friday January 27, 2012 @ 7:03am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Lenny Venito (Men In Black 2 & 3, The Sopranos) has landed a lead role in ABC’s untitled Dan Fogelman comedy pilot. The single-camera project, from ABC Family and Kapital Entertainment, centers on Marty Weaver (Venito) who, in order to … Read More »

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‘The Closer’ Spin-Off Has More Freedom With Format Than Mothership Series: TCA

By | Saturday January 14, 2012 @ 5:54pm PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

As a spinoff of The Closer – TNT’s most popular scripted drama series ever — Major Crimes, which premieres in the summer, has its work cut out to match its predecessor. But the … Read More »

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NBC Buys Legal Drama From ‘Outlaw Country’ Scribes, Producer Michael London

Nellie Andreeva

With their Nashville pilot Outlaw Country heating up for a series pickup at FX, Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz have sold a second drama project to NBC. The legal … Read More »

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