Despite moving into darker dramatic realms, TNT is maintaining its balance between darker and lighter with the renewal of The Librarians (the lighter), Murder in the First (the darker) and Major Crimes (somewhere in the middle).
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TNT Renews The Librarians, Major Crimes and Murder in the First
TNT has renewed the hit fantasy-adventure The Librarians and the gripping crime dramas Major Crimes and Murder in the First. The Librarians is in the midst of its second season, airing Sundays at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), with the season finale set for Dec. 27. Major Crimes is currently airing Monday nights at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) through Dec. 21 and will return with more episodes to round out its fourth season in February 2016. Murder in the First completed it second dynamic season this past summer. TNT has ordered 10 episodes for the third season of The Librarians, which is set to air in fall 2016; 13 episodes for fifth season of Major Crimes and 10 episodes for the third season of Murder in the First, which are slated to launch in summer 2016.
Based on TNT’s hit movie franchise, The Librarians centers on an ancient organization dedicated to protecting an unknowing world from the secret, magical reality hidden all around. Rebecca Romijn, Christian Kane, Lindy Booth and John Kim star in the series as protectors of the world’s mystical treasures, with Emmy® winner John Larroquette as their reluctant caretaker. Noah Wyle recurs as Flynn Carsen, the role he played in TNT’s movie trilogy.
The Librarians is currently reaching an average of 5.5 million viewers per episode across TNT’s VOD, digital and mobile platforms. The series is produced by Electric Entertainment, with executive producers Dean Devlin, John Rogers, Marc Roskin and Noah Wyle.
Major Crimes centers on a special unit of Los Angeles Police Department detectives responsible for investigating high-profile crimes. The series features a stellar ensemble cast headed by two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor. Also starring are 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, Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales and Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor. In addition, Graham Pat rick Martin stars as Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who was adopted by Captain Raydor in the third season.
In its fourth season, Major Crimes is reaching an average of 10 million viewers per episode across TNT’s linear, mobile and digital platforms. 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, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.
Murder in the First
TNT will once again take viewers deep inside a complex murder investigation with the return of the powerful crime drama Murder in the First. Created by Emmy® winner Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, Murder in the First centers on a pair of San Francisco detectives – played by Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss) – who investigate tough crimes that put the city on edge. In the first season, the show focused the murder of a woman who worked for the powerful head of a tech company, while season two centered on a brutally vicious shooting that threatened to rip the city apart.
Murder in the First launched as one of basic cable’s Top 10 new series of 2014 and went on to reach more than 5.6 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms in its second season. The series is produced by TNT Originals, with Steven Bochco serving as executive producer.
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