Good news for fans of TNT dramas today, as the cable network has decided to renew three of its more popular summer series.
First up is the Eric McCormack led 'Perception.' The show marked McCormack's first series lead since 90's phenomenon 'Will & Grace', and quickly found its audience when it premiered last summer. A second season was picked up quite easily, and can currently be seen airing every Tuesday at 10pm. There are six more episodes remaining in season two, with an extended hiatus planned at the end of August. The series will return in early 2014 to finish off its second round, and will come back next summer to begin its now 15 episode third year.
Next to get brought back is 'The Closer' spin-off 'Major Crimes.' 'Crimes' followed the same path as 'Perception', premiering in summer 2012, gaining a sizable audience, then getting picked up for a currently airing second season. 'Crimes' will also be taking a hiatus in August, but will return in November to finish off the second half of its 19 episode sophomore season. 'MC's third season order is also for 15 episodes.
Finally, the Angie Harmon/Sasha Alexander fronted veteran drama 'Rizzoli & Isles' will also be returning for another season of 15 episodes. Unlike 'Perception and 'Crimes' though, 'R&I' has been on the TNT force for a much longer period. The series is currently airing its fourth season every Tuesday at 9pm, and will break in early September. True to the established pattern outlined above, 'R&I' will return for the second half of season four in early 2014.
Are you glad these three series are coming back next summer? Or are you wondering where the heck 'Franklin & Bash' is on this list?