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TNT’s Major Crimes at long last resumes Season 5 this week — though for the first time in its history, not airing on Mondays.
Instead, the offshoot of The Closer — which also called Monday home — will be airing Wednesdays at 9/8c, starting Feb. 22. As such, you can understand if the series’ creator is a bit anxious.
RelatedTNT’s Major Crimes Renewed for Season 6
“This is not the night I would have picked, and this is not the time of year that I would have picked to come back on,” James Duff shared with TVLine, as part of our Season 5B preview »
ABC has added another TV star to one of its upcoming dramas… and maybe offered a hint about the fate of one of its current dramas.
Emily Kinney (The Walking Dead) has joined the cast of Ten Days in the Valley, according to our sister site Deadline. The straight-to-series drama stars Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) as a TV producer whose daughter goes missing; Kinney will play Casey, the upbeat assistant who idolizes Sedgwick’s character. TV veterans Erika Christensen (Parenthood) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show) have also signed on to join the Ten Days cast in recent months. »
The Theo Huxtable comeback continues: Malcolm-Jamal Warner has joined the cast of the upcoming ABC drama Ten Days in the Valley.
According to our sister site Deadline, Warner will be a series regular on the show, which has already received a straight-to-series order from the network. Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) stars as TV producer Jane Sadler, whose young daughter goes missing, mirroring the cop drama she produces; Warner will co-star as Matt, the head writer on Jane’s TV show. Erika Christensen (Parenthood) has also joined the cast as Jane’s psychologist sister.
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The actor will write, executive-produce and headline an anthology series about infamous sinners and anti-heroes, with the first season taking on criminal-turned-lawman Wyatt Earp, our sister site Deadline reports.
Fimmel’s Vikings character chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok was — Spoiler alert! — killed off in the Dec. 28 episode.
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* Adele will perform at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards, airing live Feb. 12 at 8 pm Et/5 pm Pt on CBS.
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To keep the bad guys on the run, TNT has renewed its Major Crimes TV show for season six. The sixth season order is for 13 hourlong episodes. The second half of Major Crimes, season five, resumes on TNT Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9:00pm Et/Pt.A sequel to Kyra Sedgwick's crime drama, The Closer, Major Crimes stars Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene, Jonathan Del Arco, and Graham Patrick Martin.Read More… »
Major Crimes will continue to be TNT's longest-running drama.
It was just renewed for a sixth season by the network.
The successful series predates current network head Kevin Reilly and a time when the net focused on procedural fare.
While the focus may be changing at the network, there's no denying the focus of TNT's audience.
This past summer, Major Crimes reached an average of 10 million viewers per episode across TNT's multiple platforms and finished the third quarter ranking as one of cable's Top 10 dramas with adults 18-49.
In its first season, it ranked as cable's #1 new drama of 2012, and it has remained among the most-watched dramas on cable ever since.
Major Crimes centers on a special squad within the Lapd that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. »
- Carissa Pavlica
“Major Crimes” has been renewed for a sixth season at TNT, the network announced Wednesday. The renewal comes well before the show’s return for the second half of Season 5 on Feb. 22. Season 6 will consist of 13 episodes.
The series, originally a spin-off of network-maker “The Closer,” has been a bulwark for TNT, pulling in 10 million viewers a week across all platforms, according to Turner. Turner Entertainment chief creative officer Kevin Reilly has taken TNT’s creative direction away from the kind of meat-and-potatoes police procedural that marked the networks’ previous aesthetic. Yet even with series like “Rizzoli & Isles” breathing their last and new, grittier series like “Animal Kingdom” and “Claws” coming to populate the TNT schedule, it appears there’s still room for “Major Crimes.”
“Major Crimes” follows a special squad within the Lapd that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), the squad includes Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey), Lieutenant »
- Oriana Schwindt
Ahead of its season-five return, TNT has given an early renewal to stalwart Major Crimes.
The Turner-owned cable network has picked up the Mary McDonnell drama for a sixth season consisting of 13 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The early pickup comes as The Closer spinoff is poised to return for the second half of its fifth season with the final eight episodes airing Feb. 22. The drama, produced by Warner Bros. Television, has ranked as one of cable's most watched series since its debut in 2012. This past summer, the first half of season five drew an »
- Lesley Goldberg
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