TNT renews 'The Last Ship,' 'Major Crimes' and 'Falling Skies'
TV fans who have been tuning in to TNT all summer will be excited to know that the cable network has renewed "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies."
First up, the Michael Bay-produced "Last Ship" will return with 13 new episodes, following its 10-episode debut season.
The show has averaged more than 7.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery in its first season and stands as basic cable's #1 scripted series for the summer with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.
TNT is also ordering 15 episodes for "Major Crimes'" fourth season.
"Major Crimes" currently ranks second behind "Rizzoli & Isles" among the summer's top scripted series on basic cable.
Finally, "Falling Skies" will end its run with a fifth and final season comprised of 10 episodes.
The sci-fi series, starring Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood, has averaged more than 5.5 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery for its fourth season, including 2.5 million adults 25-54 and 2.1 million adults 18-49.
Meanwhile, TNT will unveil new shows next month. "Legends," starring "Game of Thrones" victim Sean Bean, will debut on Wednesday, August 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, while a new season of "Franklin & Bash," will follow in that same night. "Dallas" returns with its third season on August 18.
"TNT's refreshed and recharged drama brand is soaring this summer, and that is due in large part to these three enormously popular dramas," said TNT head of programming Michael Wright in a press release. "'The Last Ship' has become this summer's top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling. 'Major Crimes' continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television. And 'Falling Skies' has begun an ambitious and thrilling story arc this summer as it sets the stage for next year's climactic final season."