Season five of the Major Crimes TV show premieres on TNT, Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:00pm ET/PT. Whether it will be cancelled or renewed for a sixth season is not known. When TNT picked up Major Crimes for a (shorter) fifth season of 13 episodes, there were rumors that the crime drama was on its way out.
Mary McDonnell stars 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, and Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez. The Major Crimes TV series cast also includes: Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Jonathan Del Arco, and Graham Patrick Martin.
Get more information from this TNT press release.
TNT’s Hit Series Major Crimes Returns for Season 5 this June
Top 10 Basic Cable Drama Returns Monday, June 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
Television’s favorite squad of detectives will crack some of the most challenging – and gruesome – cases when TNT’s hit drama Major Crimes returns for its fifth season this summer. 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 and reserve officer 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 Patrick Martin stars as Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who was adopted by Captain Raydor in the third season. Major Crimes is set to launch its fifth season on Monday, June 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
Major Crimes, McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Fans will be treated to more mysteries in its fifth season as the squad sets out to solve some of the worst and most challenging homicides in America’s second largest city. Whether it involves hunting for a missing teenage girl who vanished while helping the homeless, hunting down the killer of a potentially dirty cop, following up on an ISIS-related beheading, or putting back together a body burnt to cinders in a grilling pit at Kenneth Hahn Park grilling pit, the investigators attempt to return balance to the scales of justice.
Also this season on Major Crimes, Sharon strives to push her adopted son, Rusty, through college while figuring out where she wants to go in her ongoing romance with Andy Flynn. Julio Sanchez decides to try to adopt a child by himself. Provenza develops some sensitivities related to his new marriage to Patrice (recurring guest star Dawnn Lewis). Buzz Watson picks up where the LAPD left off on their murder investigation of his father and uncle 30 years ago. Mike Tao wins an award for his work as a Hollywood consultant. And Amy Sykes confronts whether she wants to have children or stay focused on her career.
In addition to the main cast, Major Crimes features recurring appearances by Jon Tenney as Deputy Chief of the Special Operations Bureau Fritz Howard, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Lt. Chuck Cooper, Ransford Doherty as Coroner’s Investigator Kendall, Kathe Mazur as DDA Andrea Hobbs, Rene Rosado as Gus Wallace, Ever Caradine as Sharon Beck and Bill Brochtrup as Rusty’s therapist, Dr. Joe Bowman.
In its fourth season, Major Crimes reached an average of 10.3 million viewers per episode across TNT’s linear, mobile and digital platforms. The series consistently ranks among basic cable’s Top 10 dramas.
Created by James Duff, Major Crimes 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, Mike Berchem and Duppy Demetrius serve as executive producers.
Here are TNT’s descriptions of the first four episodes of Major Crimes, season five.
Season 5 Summer Episodes
SUMMER PREMIERE: “Present Tense” – Monday, June 13, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLV
The Major Crimes squad investigates the mysterious disappearance of a teenage girl, who vanished while volunteering at a homeless shelter, while Buzz cracks open the decades old cold case file on the murder of his father and uncle. Andy Flynn considers selling his house.
Directed by Sheelin Choksey
Written by Damani Johnson
Created by James Duff
“N.S.F.W.” – Monday, June 20, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLV
The murder of a detective in the Sex Crimes unit leads Major Crimes into the world of “barely legal” porn, where they find rampant drug use and questionable ethics. Meanwhile, Rusty’s biological mother, Sharon Beck (Ever Carradine) returns with some surprising news.
Directed by Sylvain White
Written by Kendall Sherwood
Created by James Duff
“Foreign Affairs” – Monday, June 27, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLV
After an ISIS inspired attack against a member of the US Armed Services, the FBI asks for Captain Raydor’s help in finding a terrorist, joining the Bureau in a race against the clock before the terrorist can strike again.
Directed by Nzingha Stewart
Written by Carson Moore
Created by James Duff
“Skin Deep” – Monday, July 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – TV-14-DLV
When Flynn looks into purchasing a new home and seeks input from Provenza and Buzz, an unexpected turn of events leads to a new investigation for Major Crimes. Meanwhile, Buzz continues to look into the circumstances surrounding his father’s murder.
Directed by Steve Robin
Written by Adam Belanoff
Created by James Duff
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Major Crimes TV series? Do you plan to watch the fifth season?
Love this show & all the characters. Interesting story lines. Sometimes I watch a show 2 or 3 times, as so much to see & hear
Far better show than Law & Order or Blue Bloods
Missing the show can You rethink this when you have so much talent funny serious and all in one episode don’t blow this one off; it’s too good so many relatable characters Please don’t pull the plug
I love this show. Please don’t cancel Major Crimes!
So many crime shows have cardboard characters. Major Crimes has the BEST characters–all lovable and/or maddening in their own unique ways. Even the self-serving Commander Taylor will be missed. This is the the most entertaining serio-comedy ever! Please bring it back.
I’ve purchased all The Closer and Major Crimes DVD’s. The cast has become my second family. Please don’t cancel this series, it is one of the few great shows on TV….much better than that reality junk.
I surely hope that this show is renewed for a sixth season. I was so sad to see that Commander Taylor was killed. He is one of my favorite people on the show. He will be missed. I was so upset to see The Closer leave, but quickly got over it with the premiere of Major Crimes. Please do not replace this show with one of those crazy reality ones. This would definitely be a MAJOR CRIME!@