TNT today has officially renewed adventure drama The Librarians and serialized crime drama Murder In The First for third seasons and crime procedural Major Crimes for fifth. The Librarians, which is in the midst of its second season, has been picked up for 13 episodes. Major Crimes, also currently airing, will return with more episodes to round out its fourth season in February 2016. The Closer spinoff, as well as Murder In The First, have been picked up for 10 episodes to air in summer 2016. The renewals, word of which started leaking over the past month, come as TNT canceled Public Morals, Legends, and Agent X.
The Librarians, Murder In the First and Major Crimes join previously renewed Rizzoli & Isles and The Last Ship. They will be joined in 2016 by recently picked up new drama series, Good Behavior and Animal Kingdom as well as the straight-to-series The Alienist as TNT is undergoing a brand makeover with edgier fare.
Here are descriptions of the renewed series.
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.