The major networks may like to take off during the summer, but not TNT,
which has an ambitious lineup of nine shows, new and returning. All
summer long TNT will have big events like the second season of the alien
invasion series Falling Skies
, the premiere of its Dallas
reboot, the final season of The Closer
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Returning shows include Angie Harmon in the detective drama Rizzoli and Isles
, Mark-Paul Gosselaar in the legal dramedy Franklin and Bash
, Noah Wyle's alien invasion series Falling Skies
, the con artist team of Leverage
and the final six episodes of Kyra Sedgwick's The Closer
TNT will also debut four new shows this summer. Dallas
is a reboot of the iconic primetime soap with Patrick Duffy, Larry Hagman and Linda Gray reprising their original roles while a new crop of Ewings shows up, including Desperate Housewives
alums Jesse Metcalfe and Josh Henderson.
The Great Escape
is a new reality series from the producers of The Amazing Race where teams must find their way out of seemingly impossible situations like a prison.
stars Will and Grace's Eric McCormack as a neuroscience professor hired by the FBI to help solve cases.
Finally, the Closer
spin-off Major Crimes
stars Mary McDonnell as Captain Raydor and will feature several other Closer
alums as well.
Here's a quick look at when your favorite TNT shows will return.Tuesday, June 5
9pm: Rizzoli and Isles
10pm: Franklin and BashWednesday, June 13
(begins with two-hour series premiere)Sunday, June 17
9pm: Falling Skies
(begins with two-hour season 2 premiere)Sunday, June 24
10pm: The Great EscapeMonday, July 9
9pm: The Closer
(the series finale will air August 13)
10pm: PerceptionSunday, July 15
8pm: LeverageMonday, August 13
10pm: Major Crimes
(moves to 9pm the following week)(Image courtesy of TNT)