TNT Schedules Winter Runs for Leverage, Southland and Others, Sets Mystery Movie Slate

Building on this week’s unofficial theme of Cablers Announce Their Fall/Winter Plans, TNT on Tuesday revealed its winter return/premiere dates for four different series.

Leading things off: Leverage, which airs its summer finale this Sunday, will resume its fourth season on Nov. 27, with eight new episodes.

On Nov. 28, The Closer will return with what we will call Season 7.33, comprised of five episodes, followed by Rizzoli & Isles‘ Season 2.5 (also five eps).

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Southland, meanwhile, is set to launch its fourth season on Jan. 17, 2012, with 10 fresh episodes — each and every one of them like salt in NBC’s wound.

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TNT also announced that its Mystery Movie Night series of “contemporary procedural dramas” will launch Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 9/8c, with an adaptation of Scott Turow’s Innocent, starring Bill Pullman (Torchwood), Marcia Gay Harden (Damages) and Alfred Molina (Law & Order: LA).

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Subsequent Mystery Movie entries include Ricochet, based on the Sandra Brown novel and starring John Corbet (United States of Tara), Julie Benz (Dexter) and Gary Cole (The Good Wife); Hide, based on the Lisa Gardner novel and starring Carla Gugino (Sin City), Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash) and Kevin Alejandro (Southland); Silent Witness, starring Dermot Mulroney; and Good Morning, Killer, starring Catherine Bell (JAG).

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  1. Tia says:

    Excellent news about Southland! NBC was very dumb to dismiss this show. (I just wish the rumor had been true about TNT picking up L&O:LA)

  2. Mandy says:

    Hooray for more Southland! Been counting down the days!

  3. elr says:

    The Mystery Movie Night sounds really good. Looking forward to it and three of my favorite shows continuing, Leverage, The Closer, and Rizzoli & Isles.

    • Bill Dauphin says:

      “The Mystery Movie Night sounds really good. ”

      I wonder if it’ll spin off any series, a la Columbo, McMillian and Wife, or McCloud?

      What’s next, a contemporary throwback to Love, American Style?


  4. Don J says:

    Is Leverage correct? If it comes back in November with 8 new episodes, that would make this seasons episode count 18. Not that I mind more episodes, but all the press releases inititally said this season was 15.

  5. Karen says:

    Yeah Southland!!!!

  6. Sarah Ball says:

    If Catherine Bell is on TNT how does that effect her Army Wives role?

    • Reena says:

      Im assuming since its a made for tv movie it won’t effect her role on Army Wives…so excited for Southland! Cant wait but only 10 episodes makes me a little sad it will be done so quickly

      • Don J says:

        It was reported that this movie with Catherine Bell is a potential backdoor Pilot for a new TNT series. I know she’s still under contract with Army Wives for next season, so this possible new show wouldn’t happen until late 2012 or early 2013…but only if Army Wives ends.

  7. mandy says:

    Woooohoooo! 8 more epsodes of Leverage is like an early Christmas present for me!

  8. DL says:

    Hooray for Southland! One of the best shows on TV. Seriously needs to get some awards love.

  9. kevin says:

    Can’t wait for SOUTHLAND Season 4 on January 17th. Who thinks there are huge fans of SOUTHLAND?

  10. Gemmond says:

    Eight more eps of Leverage? Yippeeeeeeee!Go Team Nate.

  11. Lorie says:

    I’m really looking forward to the Mystery Movie Night series, but not more than the return of my favorite cable show, The Closer.

  12. CJ says:

    SOUTHLAND!!!! I cannot wait. Best show on TV these days (for my taste anyway)

  13. melita says:

    5 eps of rizzoli and isles i thought it was 3
    who cares wow this is awesome :)

  14. billk says:

    The only thing that would make the Leverage news better would be a return appearance of Wil Wheaton’s hacker character.

  15. kim says:

    What about Hawethorne???? When are the new shows??

  16. Insurance lady says:

    I want Lie to Me and Human Target back!! great shows!!