TNT Reveals Summer Slate of 10 Original Series

New Steven Bochco series “Murder in the First” premieres June 9


TNT unveiled its summer slate on Friday, announcing that it would air 10 original series — which, the network claims, is a record for basic cable.

In addition to returning series “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Dallas” and “Franklin & Bash,” the network’s summer slate will include the new crime drama, “Murder in the First,” from executive producer Steven Bochco (“NYPD Blue,” “Cop Rock”). The series will focus on one intense, complicated case across an entire season.

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The summer lineup will kick off on June 9 at 9 p.m. with the Season 3 premiere of “Major Crimes.”

“This summer TNT is continuing to expand and energize its line-up with both returning audience favorites and new series that speak to the future direction of our brand promise: If you love drama that thrills, turn to TNT,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “We’re excited to offer our audience a variety of programming – action-adventure, crime-drama, mystery and suspense – all delivering on our promise to take viewers on a thrilling ride and leave them satisfied at the end.”

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Read TNT’s summer slate below:

“Major Crimes” Season 3 premiere: Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m.

“Murder in the First” series premiere: Monday, June 9, at 10 p.m.

“Rizzoli & Isles” Season 5 premiere: Tuesday, June 17, at 9 p.m.

“Perception” Season 3 premiere: Tuesday, June 17, at 10 p.m.

“Cold Justice” Season 2.1 premiere: Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m.

“The Last Ship” series premiere: Sunday, June 22, at 9 p.m.

“Falling Skies” Season 4 premiere: Sunday, June 22, at 10 p.m.

“Dallas” Season 3.1 premiere: Monday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m.

“Legends” Series premiere: Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m.

“Franklin & Bash” Season 4 premiere: Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 10 p.m.