TNT Renews 'Perception,' 'Major Crimes' And 'Rizzoli & Isles'



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.

Major Crimes

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.

Rizzoli & Isles

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?

- Perception
- Major Crimes
- Rizzoli & Isles

Written by: msd85
Aug 15th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Images courtesy of TNT


Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2013, 5:26 pm
King & Maxwell is by far the worst tv series I've seen this year ! Ridiculous plots, no rhythm.

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Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2013, 6:21 am

Most TV shows fall into a formula pattern simply because of their nature. Some try to add a seasonal story arc to keep at least something new; however, with that being said I did like Perception, especially in its first season. All shows can't be anthologies line American Horror Story so I tend to give regular series some slack. Just my opinion.


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Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2013, 4:46 am

King and maxwell was fairly promising for me as it started out but boy a few episodes in turns out it really was nothing new,i like John Tenney as an actor but he seems to be sleepwalking his way through this,in fact the only thing i still tune in for is Ryan Hurst as Edgar.


As for major crimes its a bit of a mess in my eyes,nowhere near as good as the closer and still sturggling under the former shows shadow,im not sure what they can do to right it either,for my money Mary Macdonald is miscast as Raydor she doesnt seem to know what to do with the role to break free of the shacles of the closer,yet for all that i watch it each week more in hope than anything else,the odd episode that has been good there spakle is still there but for the most part it lumbers along as prdictable as they come.


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Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2013, 3:02 am

thanks for the info ,& please keep me informed of king & maxwell



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Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2013, 12:40 am

On a side note, I just now noticed after typing my last reply that TNT seems to really like the _____ & _______ naming convention for their shows.



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Message Posted On Aug 16th, 2013, 12:34 am

To answer mcw and ohdawn's questions, TNT has yet to say one word about the status of either Franklin & Bash or King & Maxwell. Their fates are still up in the air.


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Message Posted On Aug 15th, 2013, 11:58 pm

where's king & maxwell?


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Message Posted On Aug 15th, 2013, 9:56 pm

Yeah, where's Franklin and Bash...

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