TNT sets premiere dates for Summer season, includi...

The folks at TNT have announced the premiere dates for their upcoming summer season. Among them is RIZZOLI & ISLES, which is heading into their seventh and final season. Other shows include MAJOR CRIMES (season 5), THE LAST SHIP (Season 3), MURDER IN THE FIRST (Season 3) and ANIMAL KINGDOM (Season 1)     ANIMAL KINGDOM- Series Premiere: Tuesday, June 7 Animal Kingdom is a bold drama starring Emmy® and Tony® winner Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love, This Boy’s Life, Oceans 13 ), Scott Speedman (The Strangers, The Vow), Shawn Hatosy (Southland, Reckless),Ben Robson (Vikings, Dracula: The Dark Prince), Jake Weary (Pretty Little...

RIZZOLI & ISLES To Return for Seventh and Fin...

All things must eventually come to an end. Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles will come back for a thirteen episode Seventh season before driving off into the sunset. The news came, during the Television Critics Association Winter press tour, from TNT head honcho Kevin Reilly “That will be the final season, I think both ladies have had a really satisfying experience. I don’t know that they wouldn’t do anymore, but I think they felt very comfortable that it’s had a good run. It felt like it was time. Everyone said, ‘Let’s go out and finish 13 great ones and call it a day. “  The series, which is based on the works of Tess Gerritsen, has been...

Rizzoli & Isles star Lee Thompson Young passe...

Shocking news today for the cast and crew of RIZZOLI & ISLES, series regular Lee Thompson Young took his own life. Early this morning, after he failed to show up for work, his landlord discovered his body. “Everyone at Rizzoli & Isles is devastated by the news of the passing of Lee Thompson Young,” a network statement read. “We are beyond heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, gentle, good-hearted, intelligent man. He was truly a member of our family. Lee will be cherished and remembered by all who knew and loved him, both on- and offscreen, for his positive energy, infectious smile and soulful grace. We send our...

Perception, Major Crimes & Rizzoli & Isl...

TNT has announced the renewal three of RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES and PERCEPTION. “TNT has had a terrific summer with four big hits that have drawn viewers with great storytelling, engaging characters and outstanding performances,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “With the renewals of Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies and Perception, TNT has built an incredibly strong arsenal of scripted series. And it’s only going to get stronger with the addition of Mob City and the return of Dallas this winter, not to mention the debuts of The Last Ship and Legends...

TNT moves 4 summer premiere dates

TNT is shifting the season premieres for four of its summer dramas: Franklin & Bash, starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Breckin Meyer and new cast member Heather Locklear, will launch its third season with a two-hour premiere on Wednesday, June 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, will kick off its fourth season on Tuesday, June 25, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Perception, starring Eric McCormack, will return for its second season on Tuesday, June 25, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Cold Justice, a new unscripted procedural featuring former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary,...