TNT has ordered a third season of Franklin & Bash, the network announced Friday.
"Franklin & Bash, with its winning cast and some of the sharpest dialogue on television, is a refreshingly clever, light-hearted take on the courtroom drama" said TNT's programming head Michael Wright. "We look forward to spending another season with Breckin [Meyer], Mark-Paul [Gosselaar] and the rest of the terrific cast and crew of Franklin & Bash."
TNT has ordered a 15-episode sophomore season of its original series Major Crimes, the network announced Thursday
"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," Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, said in a statement.
Major Crimes star Mary McDonnell still isn't exactly sure how she ended up as the star of TNT's newest cop drama.
Fall Preview: Get scoop on all your favorite returning shows
The Battlestar Galactica alum first stepped into Capt. Sharon Raydor's shoes during The Closer's fifth season, when her Internal Affairs investigation put her at odds with Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) and her team. Three years later, Brenda is gone and Raydor is now leading the squad on the spin-off Major Crimes.
"I've never had something grow this way," McDonnell tells TVGuide.com...
It was a summer that won't be remembered fondly, at least by the broadcast networks. Despite a flurry of new shows, from CBS' Dogs in the City to ABC's Glass House, there wasn't much to crow about — at least until NBC's Summer Olympics ratings juggernaut came along. Cable fared better, launching new hits like A&E's Longmire and TNT's Perception and opening events like History's Hatfields & McCoys to big numbers. Here are some of this summer's highs and lows.
Question: Let's play armchair programmer. While I am enjoying Major Crimes, it does feel a bit like we're just waiting for Brenda Leigh to show. Do you think they could have benefited from holding Major Crimes until the traditional December run of The Closer to let us get a little distance? Or is it purely a creative question? Major Crimes looks just like The Closer. Could the show benefit from some slight visual tweaks? Perhaps a slightly different opening sequence? — Steven