EXCLUSIVE: TNT has given a 10-episode second season order to Murder In The First, its cop drama series executive produced by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal. Murder is the second new drama series that TNT launched this past summer to get a renewal, joining The Last Ship. It’s still early to tell on the third, Legends, which premiered less than a month ago. The network, which had its strongest summer ratings performance in years, also recently renewed returning dramas Major Crimes and Falling Skies.
Murder In The First is a departure for procedural-driven TNT as it chronicles a complex homicide investigation that spans the entire season. This past season, it followed San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) as they investigated two seemingly unrelated murders. The mystery deepened, however, when they found that both murders had a common denominator in a Silicon Valley wunderkind.
In its first season, Murder In The First was a Top 10 cable series for the summer, averaged more than 4.7 million viewers in Live+7 , including 1.3 million adults 25-54. Its cumed audience was 9.2 million viewers through live television viewing, DVR playback, set-top VOD and digital on-demand.