TNT to Roll Out 10 Original Series This Summer, Including More Scripted Dramas than any other basic cable network ever

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TNT, home to more hit dramas than any other cable network, is preparing to roll out a stellar summer lineup of 10 original series, including five returning hits – RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES, PERCEPTION, DALLAS and FRANKLIN & BASH – and the launch of MURDER IN THE FIRST, a powerful new crime drama from 10-time Emmy®-winning executive producer Steven Bochco. These six shows join the previously announced season premiere of FALLING SKIES and the debuts of the exciting new series THE LAST SHIP and LEGENDS in giving TNT a total of nine scripted dramas this summer, the most ever for a basic cable network. In addition, TNT’s unscripted crime-investigation series COLD JUSTICE, which is currently in its second season, will join the lineup with a run of new episodes.

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TNT issues summons for FRANKLIN & BASH Season 4

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TNT has ordered a fourth season of Franklin & Bash, the popular buddy drama starring Breckin Meyer (Heroes) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue). Produced by Four Sycamore Productions, Left Coast Productions and FanFare Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television, Franklin & Bash also stars Malcolm McDowell (Entourage) and Reed Diamond (24). TNT has ordered 10 episodes for season four, which is slated to air in summer 2014.

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23238_006_0381_R FRANKLIN & BASH: CLIP AND PHOTOS FROM THIS WEEK’S EPISODE

Jared and Peter come to the aid of their friend Robbie (guest star Eddie Jemison) who’s been charged with murdering his long-time practical joke adversary. The boys must cast aside their instincts as lawyers and channel their inner prankster to draw out the truth. Damien handles a case for Infeld’s foundation; a turf war for shelf space between a supermarket and a non-profit that employs rehabilitated criminals. Peter finally gets to meet Charlie’s daughter who takes a shine to Pindar.

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FRANKLIN & BASH: EPISODIC PHOTOS FROM THIS WEEK’S EPISODE NOW AVAILABLE

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This week on Franklin & Bash, Peter and Jared represent a brilliant actuary (guest star Martin Starr) who buys a dying woman’s life insurance policy for pennies on the dollar and then is accused of her murder. Damien and Infeld work with a Venice Beach beekeeper, and Peter makes headway with Charlie, but is surprised to learn she has a daughter.

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Screen shot 2013-03-20 at 6.17.27 PM TNT Announces 2013 Summer Premiere Dates Lineup Includes Four New Series and Five Returning Hits

TNT is going to ramp up the drama this summer with a spectacular lineup of original series, including four brand new shows and five returning favorites. Set to launch new seasons this summer are the hit series FALLING SKIES, RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES, PERCEPTION and FRANKLIN & BASH. New series joining them in the lineup include KING & MAXWELL; the unscripted competition series THE HERO and 72 HOURS; and the docu-drama procedural COLD JUSTICE.

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TNT Original Series Dominate Summer Ratings Race, With Basic Cable’s Top 5 Scripted Series

As the summer ratings race reaches the home stretch, TNT is on track to score several remarkable competitive victories, securing its position as home to basic cable’s top original dramas. Leading the pack are returning hits like THE CLOSER and RIZZOLI & ISLES and breakout newcomers like MAJOR CRIMES, PERCEPTION and DALLAS, which together rank as basic cable’s Top 5 scripted series for the summer-to-date. In addition, TNT’s epic sci-fi drama FALLING SKIES reigns as basic cable’s #1 summer drama with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

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