Saving Grace

Saving Grace's fourth and final season will kick off on March 29, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The new season will begin with back-to-back episodes, beginning at 9/8c. The following week, the show will settle back into its normal Mondays-at-10 timeslot.

Saving Grace to end next summer

The premiere date is a little earlier than the summer debut TNT indicated when the network announced the upcoming season would be its last. The season will be interrupted, however, by the NBA playoffs, which begin April 19.

Grace stars Holly Hunter as promiscuous, tough-as-nails Detective Grace Hanadarko, and has enjoyed critical acclaim and solid ratings since its debut. Hunter earned her second-straight Emmy nomination for the role in 2009.

TNT has nine total episodes to air as Saving Grace's swan song.