TNT Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Dallas,' 'Closer' Finale and More
TNT Sets Summer Premiere Dates for 'Dallas,' 'Closer' Finale and More
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
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 and more.

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 Bash

Wednesday, June 13
9pm: Dallas (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 Escape

Monday, July 9
9pm: The Closer (the series finale will air August 13)
10pm: Perception

Sunday, July 15
8pm: Leverage

Monday, August 13
10pm: Major Crimes (moves to 9pm the following week)

(Image courtesy of TNT)