‘Rizzoli & Isles’ Season 5, ‘Perception’ Season 3 and ‘Major Crimes’ Season 3 Announced by TNT

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TNT announced a trio of renewals for their summer series Rizzoli & Isles, Perception and Major Crimes today. Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston’s foremost crime-solving duo, will return for a fifth season, while both Perception and Major Crimes will return for their third seasons. They join the previously announced Falling Skies, which will return for season four in summer 2014. All four series have proven to be big winners for TNT this summer, with each one cracking the Top 10 basic cable series amongst all summer viewers to date.

“TNT has had a terrific summer with four big hits that have drawn viewers with great storytelling, engaging characters and outstanding performances,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in a statement. “With the renewals of Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies and Perception, TNT has built an incredibly strong arsenal of scripted series. And it’s only going to get stronger with the addition of Mob City and the return of Dallas this winter, not to mention the debuts of The Last Ship and Legends next summer.”

Major Crimes will wrap up it’s summer season first on Monday, August 19th. The Mary McDonnell-led series will resume its second season in November, and season three will premiere Summer 2014. Perception‘s summer finale airs Tuesday, August 27th with its second season set to resume in early 2014 and the 15-episode fourth season premiere set for next summer. Rizzoli & Isles‘ summer finale will follow on Tuesday, September 10th. The series is set to return in early 2014 for the second half of its fourth season. Meanwhile, its 15-episode fifth season will premiere in summer 2014.

Absent from the renewal list are TNT’s freshman drama King & Maxwell and the lawyer drama Franklin & Bash.

Are you excited to see TNT continuing so many of their summer hits?