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TNT Renews Summer Shows Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Major Crimes

  • Thursday, 15 August 2013 00:00
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Three Popular Dramas Join Previously Renewed Falling Skies among TNT’s Returning Hits.

It comes as no surprise that TNT has renewed three of its hit summer series, including the top-ranked Rizzoli & Isles and the Top 10 dramas Major Crimes and Perception. The renewals join the previously announced fourth-season order of TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies, one of the summer’s most popular dramas.

TNT’s news comes as all four shows rank among basic cable’s Top 10 series with total viewers for the summer-to-date, with Rizzoli & Isles leading the pack at #1 and Major Crimes ranking among the Top 5. In addition, all four series rank among basic cable’s Top 10 summer dramas with adults 25-54. And Falling Skies and Rizzoli & Isles are two of basic cable’s Top 5 dramas with adults 18-49.

About Rizzoli & Isles
Consistently ranking as one of basic cable’s top dramas, Rizzoli & Isles stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston’s top crime-solving duo. Harmon is Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship that together, helps them to solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston. Rizzoli & Isles also stars Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges and Lee Thompson Young, with Bruce McGill and Lorraine Bracco.

Rizzoli & Isles was developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro from characters created by best-selling crime novelist Tess Gerritsen. The series is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Tamaro, Haber and Michael Katleman serving as executive producers.

About Perception
TNT’s mind-bending drama Perception features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce’s mind may be brilliant, it is also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook co-stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce’s former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan and LeVar Burton.

Perception was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman. McCormack also serves as producer. Perception is produced by ABC Studios.

About Major Crimes
Television’s favorite squad of detectives is on the case in Major Crimes, TNT’s powerful crime-drama that ranks as one of basic cable’s most popular series.  Two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor. She heads an extraordinary ensemble cast that includes G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech coordinator Buzz Watson and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. In addition, Graham Patrick Martin plays Rusty Beck, a homeless teen and material witness taken in by Captain Raydor, and Robert Gossett is Assistant Chief Russell Taylor. This season, Nadine Velazquez joined the ensemble as Deputy District Attorney Emma Rios.

Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The series is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace and Adam Belanoff serve as executive producers.

About Falling Skies
TNT’s epic drama Falling Skies, from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Noah Wyle stars as a college professor who becomes an unlikely resistance leader. The series’ exceptional ensemble cast also includes Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Maxim Knight, Seychelle Gabriel, Mpho Koaho, Colin Cunningham and Sarah Carter.

In addition to Spielberg, Falling Skies is executive-produced by DreamWorks Television heads Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, along with Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman. TNT recently announced it has renewed Falling Skies for a 10-episode fourth season, scheduled to air in summer 2014. Based on the most recent Live + 7 data available (eight episodes), Falling Skies is showing a slight uptick compared to season 2.

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