Spring has not even yet sprung, but TNT has just unveiled its rather robust summer line-up, including premieres for new seasons of Falling Skies, Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage, and launch dates for Dallas, a thrill-seeking new reality competition and The Closer‘s spin-off, Major Crimes.
Check it out, then tell us which new or returning series you are most looking forward to.
Tuesday, June 5
9/8c | Rizzoli & Isles (Season 3, 10 summer episodes)
10 pm | Franklin & Bash (Season 2, 10 episodes)
Wednesday, June 13
9 pm | Dallas (Season 1, 10 episodes)
Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprise their famous characters as J.R., Bobby and Sue Ellen Ewing return to Southfork with secrets, schemes and betrayals. This time, they’re joined by the next generation of Ewings, played by Josh Henderson and Jesse Metcalfe, who take ambition and deception to a new level. Dallas also stars Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong.
Sunday, June 17
9 pm | Falling Skies (two-hour season premiere; Season 2, 10 episodes)
Sunday, June 24
10 pm | The Great Escape (Season 1, 10 episodes)
This fast-paced, nail-biting competition series drops ordinary people into the middle of their own epic action/adventure movie. Each week, Rich Eisen (NFL Total Access) hosts as teams of competitors try to find their way out of seemingly impossible situations for a chance to take home a cash prize. The series is executive-produced by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, as well as the Emmy-winning producers of The Amazing Race, Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.
Monday, July 9
9 pm | The Closer (Season 7, six final episodes)
10 pm | Perception (Season 1, 10 episodes)
Drama fans are about to meet one of the most unique crime solvers on television when TNT premieres this fascinating new series about an eccentric neuroscience professor (played by Emmy winner Eric McCormack) who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Rachael Leigh Cook, Arjay Smith and Kelly Rowan also star.
Sunday, July 15
8 pm | Leverage (Season 5, 10 summer episodes)
Monday, Aug. 13
10 pm* | Major Crimes (Season 1, 10 episodes)
* Premiere follows The Closer‘s series finale; regular timeslot is Mondays at 9
Mary McDonnell continues her role from The Closer as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, as Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law-enforcement officers and prosecutors work to score a conviction. Joining McDonnell are fellow Closer veterans G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene, with guest appearances by Jon Tenney and Robert Gossett.