TNT Announces Summer Premiere Dates for Dallas, The Closer's Final Season
TNT's highly anticipated reboot of Dallas is set to debut on June 13 at 9/8c, the network announced Thursday.
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The series, which features Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray reprising their original roles alongside a new generation of Ewings, is the first of three new dramas debuting on the cable channel. It be joined by two crime dramas: Perception (premiering July 9, 10/9c), starring Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases, and Major Crimes (premiering August 13, 10/9c), the Closer spin-off starring Mary McDonnell.
Speaking of The Closer, the long-running series starring Kyra Sedgwick will end its run with a six-episode final season that premieres July 9 at 9/8c.
Returning series Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander, moves to Tuesdays this summer beginning June 5 at 9/8c. It will followed by the season premiere of Franklin and Bash at 10/9c. The fifth season of Leverage is set to premiere on July 15 at 8/7, while Season 2 of the alien drama Falling Skies debuts on June 17 at 9/8c. The latter will be paired with The Great Escape (premiering June 24, 10/9c), a new reality show from the producers of The Amazing Race.
"Each show in TNT's summer lineup entertains in its own unique voice, but together these drama series are designed to appeal to viewers who want to be taken on a great ride," Michael Wright, TNT's executive vice president said in a statement. "Whether it's a clever procedural, an action-adventure drama, or a sweeping family saga, the dramas on TNT all have that popcorn sensibility. They're meant for viewers who crave smart storytelling and engaging characters, and who above all else simply want to pull up a seat and have a good time."
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