Major Crimes: Season Two Renewal from TNT

Major Crimes season two on TNT The Closer may be over but many of the characters continue to live on through Major Crimes. Though the new cable TV series isn’t as big in the ratings, it’s certainly still a success for TNT.

It’s no surprise that they’ve now renewed Major Crimes for a second season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for the sophomore season of the spin-off and they’ll start to air next summer.

Season one of Major Crimes has 10 episodes and is expected to wrap on October 15th.

Here’s the TNT press release:

TNT Books Second Season of Cable’s #1 New Drama, Major Crimes

TNT has renewed its hit original series Major Crimes, the year’s #1 new cable drama. TNT has ordered 15 episodes of the Warner Bros. Television crime drama, which features two-time OscarĀ® nominee Mary McDonnell leading an outstanding ensemble cast. Major Crimes currently airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT, with the first season finale slated for mid-October and the second season scheduled to roll out in summer 2013.

“With Major Crimes, James Duff and his amazing production team have crafted an incredibly entertaining show that not only honors the spirit of The Closer, but also stands alone with its own voice and spirit,” said Michael Wrig ht, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Week after week, Major Crimes has drawn millions of fans with its combination of sharp writing and engaging characters brought to life by what can only be described as one of the best acting ensembles on television. We look forward to another season of this remarkable new drama.”

With an audience of nearly 7 million viewers, Major Crimes ranks as cable’s #1 new series for the year-to-date. It also holds position as one of basic cable’s Top 3 new dramas with key adult demos, averaging 1.6 million adults 18-49 and 2.1 million adults 25-54. Among all original series on cable, Major Crimes ranks third behind TNT’s The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles for the quarter-to-date. In addition, the series’ Aug. 13 premiere audience of 9.5 million viewers set a new record as basic cable’s most-watched series launch ever.

With the renewal of Major Crimes, TNT has now gone three-for-three when it comes to ordering second seasons of its new scripted dramas. The network previously renewed its hit primetime drama Dallas, which brought together iconic stars from the original series with a new generation of cast members. More recently, TNT renewed the crime drama Perception, starring Eric McCormack.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Major Crimes will be back for a second season?

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  1. Wahine says

    Ok.. where the heck is everyone finding Major Crimes? I can not seem to find it at all and I really got hooked on it. I couldn’t stand McDonnells character when she messed with my gang at The Closer but, she grew on me and now …. Kaput!!!

  2. alice hecht soliman says

    I really liked major crimes it had the old closer folks playing new roles and taking on new responsibilities. I liked the addition of Rusty. It is a good interesting show, more psychological and should have many more seasons.

  3. sue says

    We’re very happy Major Crimes has been renewed. My husband and I both like this show better than The Closer.

  4. Millie says

    I’m happy it’s been renewed for those who enjoy it, but I’ve permanently tuned out. It seems when Brenda left, she took the show’s energy with her. I find it boring and sleep inducing.

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  5. irene says

    I am trying to like major crimes, but I truly miss Brenda and her dramatic behaviors. I am not yet a Mary McDonald fan–she reminds me of a zombie. Maybe it will get better; I still love the cast.


  6. Kathy McGilvery says

    Great show! Never miss it. A brilliant solution to keeping the cast together from The Closer. I love Provenza’s new stepped-up role and the addition of Rusty and Sykes has really made it into a unique new show. I look forward to season 2.

  7. Rene Kraus says

    Major Crimes is a big hit. I think it is wonderful the way each of our favorite characters from the Closer are being featured. I cannot wait to see what they do with Andy Flynn.
    this has always been an outstanding ensemble cast that has pretty much gone unrecognized for their talent.

    Mary McDonnel is one of the coolest, sexiest characters on tv at this time and I hope Amercia continues to watch this amazing show. It just gets better with each show.

    The new additions to the cast ie; Rusty and the young female detective add good story lines and a little comic relief which is always welcome.

    Last weeks episode with the killer telling his daughter that he wished he had killed her too was unforgetable. I just wished Sharon had hauled off and smacked him upside the head.

  8. didimoda says

    The entire cast is outstanding. Mary McDonnell brings her her great acting skills to an ensemble of actors who have made The Closer one of the greatest TV shows in history.
    The writers, cast and director will do the same for Major Crimes. Thank-you TNT for
    another season!

  9. Suzanne says

    This show has evolved to a phenomenal stand alone drama. The cast is tight and the stories are dramatic. Good job Mary McDonnell and TNT!

  10. Carole says

    Major Crimes is a complex and intriguing show, one that I savor each week. While retaining much of a familiar and beloved cast, it feels fresh and will only improve with a second season. Sharon Raydor adds much depth to this great show.

  11. Tony says

    That’s great News.

    I always liked Sharon Raydor, even though she started off as a foil for Cheif Johnson she grew as a character and became the obvious choice to take over the unit. I am happy that the bulk of the cast is still together, they work well as a team and I’m always happy when talented people are getting a paycheck. I look foward to the remainder of this season and into the next.

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