Animal Kingdom Renewed for Season 3

TNT is extending Animal Kingdom‘s sentence with a Season 3 renewal for the Ellen Barkin-led crime drama, TVLine has learned.

The renewal, announced on Thursday, comes eight weeks into Animal Kingdom‘s sophomore run. New episodes currently air Tuesdays at 9/8c, with the Season 2 finale set for Aug. 29.

“The Cody family’s drama keeps bringing more and more viewers back for more,” Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president of original programming for TNT, said in a statement. “Animal Kingdom has earned its place among a very select group of cable dramas that continue to grow audiences thanks to superior writing and storytelling.”

In addition, TNT has also announced that Michelle Dockery’s Good Behavior will return for Season 2 on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 9/8c.

Have at it, Animal Kingdom fans: Did you have any doubt that the Cody clan would be back for a third season?

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  1. T says:

    Yessss this is by far one of the best tv shows on air!

  2. Wrstlgirl says:

    Great news!! Animal Kingdom and The Last Ship are my favorite summer shows.

  3. DryHeat says:

    HELL, YEAH!!!

  4. Linda H says:

    Tremendous news, one of the best written series on tv, acting is exceptional, Ellen Barkin leads a superb cast! can you tell I like it!

  5. kate says:

    My only doubt has been whether they all kill each other, not that they run out of stories to tell. Right now, I just hope Smurf realizes she has found her true heir in J, but she needs to let him go to college and he can have totally legitimate looking outside life. Baz is about to do something stupid and, while it is clear that he has no interest in being a father, he probably should realize that there is a good chance that Smurf has both of his children under her roof and who would both side with Smurf (Lena, who I think is just as likely to be Pope’s kid as Baz’s, and there is a better chance that J is Baz’s son, but Lena just doesn’t like Baz at all and I can’t even tell what J’s feelings are toward him, though Baz is seeming to realize the same thing that Smurf is).

    Who might present the most interesting possibility is that if Deran sees a real way to go legit, while he knows he has to take care of Craig, he may actually reach out to J as they are actually the only two I tend to see as similar enough to be family.

    • Jason Stein says:

      I completely agree with your synopsis of the show. I’m just mad Baz is so hard headed. He thinks everyone is out to get him and the world hates him. Smurf might be weird but she did take care of him. And now he wants to rob her. J is going to end up beating his father’s azz.

    • Jesse Madrigal says:

      This show was amazing, cant wait for season 3 to get here..
      Totally didnt see that coming to end like this.., WOW… Yall are in for a treat … well Don’t wanna spoil anything,.. Bring on season 3.. ugh #2 had me hooked.. just binged watched 10 hours straight…..
      “Spoiler alert” ,sorry… but all i can say is , Damn ,didnt think SHE was a boss like that.. and not talking about smurf…. goodnight… Feel free to let me know what yall thought, come Aug29th. When your season finale comes through ur cable boxes.. lol..

      • Good Girl says:

        Arrogant…just like Baz. I’m surprised Smurf didn’t put a bullet in his head when she found out Baz robbed her. Not at all surprised Lucy is some kind of crime mafiosa, it fits perfectly well in with the whole grimy story. Let’s just see what happens in season 3, like you’ve said..puto

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  7. Cyndi Lugo says:

    I love this show. All the actors are great. Very interesting. A little too much on the sexual stuff . I an sooo happy being renewed.
    Love love love this show.

  8. Cyndi Lugo says:

    I love this show. All the actors are great. Very interesting. A little too much on the sexual stuff . I an sooo happy being renewed.
    Love love love this show.

  9. drhenning says:

    Terrific news as I enjoy this show… It certainly isn’t family viewing and you wonder if they have uncut versions available online and/or DVD/BR??? Also if they’ll end the season trying to get to Smuf’s money safehouse or is that plot going to move into next season??? The idiotic boat heist looks like it’ll be tough to pull off…

  10. Tim says:

    Love that they are giving Ellen Barkin lots of screen time.

  11. Donald Crouch says:

    Great news! Now maybe they’ll think about working to get Ellen Barkin her much-deserved EMMY NOM!! Failing that…..Mother Of The Year, perhaps???

  12. Pauline says:

    I love this show… if only the awards (Emmys, GG, etc.) would catch up. Great actors & stories!

  13. Charlene Ofstedahl says:

    I love this show.

  14. Antwon303 says:

    I’m happy to hear this news and I enjoy the show. Season two had been good! I just need them to stop with the incest vibes! It ruins the show for me.

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  16. G says:

    Yea!!! My absolute favorite show on TV, even tops Game of Thrones.

  17. santi says:

    took long enough for them to announce it…i was getting nervous!! don’t take away my cody boys!

  18. Trina says:

    HOOOOOORRRRAAYYYY!!! Love this show!!!!

  19. Shannon S. says:

    Super excited about this!! One of the best TV dramas on television. I stay on the edge of my seat and feel my own blood pumping with the adrenaline and excitement portrayed each and every week by the Cody’s. LOVE THIS SHOW. I hope they keep up the amazing job.

  20. lisa miller says:

    SOOO HAPPY Animal kingdom will be back for season 3!! Every episode is explosive and leaves me wanting more! I can’t believe the season finale is 2 episodes away but can’t wait for season 3. Let’s get to work and have season 3 go off before June 2018.

  21. Jane says:

    Love this show. Ellen Barkin and cast are fanastic so happy there will be a season 3! One of the best shows on tv.!