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

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

Last Updated: March 10, 2011 @ 1:55 PM

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

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