Spielberg Alien Invasion Drama, ‘The Closer’ in TNT's Summer Lineup

Cable channel unveils mixture of old and new series in its upcoming lineup

TNT announced its lineup for next summer on Thursday, revealing the air times for both returning series and new additions.

Among the shows scheduled to debut are the alien-invasion drama "Falling Skies," starring former "ER" actor Noah Wyle and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, and the light-hearted legal drama "Franklin & Bash."  "Franklin & Bash" stars "NYPD" alum Mark-Paul Gosselaar, "Road Trip" actor Breckin Meyer, and Malcolm McDowell.

See the full schedule of season premieres below.

 

New Series:

"Franklin & Bash" – Series premiere Wednesday, June 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 1: 10 episodes

"Falling Skies" – Two-hour series premiere Sunday, June 19, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT); regular timeslot Sundays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 1: 10 episodes
 

Returning Series:

"Men of a Certain Age" – Premiere: Wednesday, June 1, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 2 continues: Six summer episodes

"Memphis Beat" – Premiere: Tuesday, June 14, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 2: 10 episodes

"HawthoRNe" – Premiere: Tuesday, June 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 3: 10 episodes

"Leverage" – Premiere: Sunday, June 26, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 4: 10 summer episodes

"The Closer" – Premiere: Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 7: 10 summer episodes

"Rizzoli & Isles" – Premiere: Monday, July 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) – Season 2: 10 summer episodes