TNT has ordered new seasons of three summer dramas, including Rizzoli & Isles and Major Crimes.
Rizzoli & Isles will return next year for a 15-episode fifth season, following the final episodes of its fourth season in early 2014.
The crime series pairs a Boston police detective with a medical examiner, played by Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, respectively. It was developed for television by executive producer Janet Tamaro from characters created by novelist Tess Gerritsen. The series is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions, with Tamaro, Haber and Michael Katleman executive producing.
Major Crimes has been renewed for a 15-episode third season, also for summer 2014, while Perception will also have a 15-episode third season next summer after the conclusion of its second season in early 2014.
Major Crimes stars Mary McDonnell as a Los Angeles police captain in a crime procedural produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, in association with Warner Bros Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard, Michael M Robin, Rick Wallace and Adam Belanoff executive produce.
Perception, about an eccentric neuroscience professor (Eric McCormack) recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases, was created by executive producer Ken Biller and co-executive producer Mike Sussman. McCormack also serves as producer. Perception is produced by ABC Studios.
TNT previously renewed Falling Skies for a ten-episode fourth season, while new drama Mob City, from executive producer Frank Darabont, will debut on December 4.
Produced by DreamWorks Television, Falling Skies follows a band of survivors in a post-alien invasion world. It is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank, Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman.