TNT has announced its Summer 2013 schedule today, and on it are returning favorites like Falling Skies and Franklin and Bash, as well as some new, surprise pick-ups.
Starting June 9 at 9 p.m., Falling Skies returns (it will slide into its regular time slot of 10 p.m. the next week). This third season sees Gloria Reuben guest-starring as an aide to Noah Wyle's Tom Mason, as well as Robert Sean Leonard as an obsessive but gifted scientist who runs a local power grid. Stay tuned right here for some on-the-set scoop from the cast as it gets closer to return.
Major Crimes will return on June 10 at 9 p.m. with Nadine Velazquez joining the ensemble as a Deputy D.A.; Rizzoli & Isles returns on June 18 at 9 p.m. and Perception follows at 10 p.m. The second season features special guest star Scott Wolf.
Our favorite lawyers, Franklin and Bash, return on July 24 at 9 p.m. with a new season guest starring Heather Locklear as the firm's newest partner.
The new shows are as follows:
72 Hours – Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 9 p.m.: Each week, this action-packed, white-knuckle competition series hosted by Brandon Johnson drops three new competing teams of strangers into the wilderness with only a single bottle of water and a GPS tracking device. The competitors have just three days to find a hidden briefcase full of cash. Along the way, they must survive treacherous terrain and battle the elements to be the first to locate $100,000.
Cold Justice (working title) – Premiere: Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 p.m.: TNT’s new unscripted procedural drama follows two top-notch female investigators as they dig into small town murder cases that have lingered for years without answers or closure. Kelly Siegler, a Texas prosecutor for 21 years who has successfully tried 68 murder cases, and Yolanda McClary, a crime scene investigator who worked more than 7,000 cases in her 26 years in the Las Vegas Police Department, are putting their vast knowledge and experience to work helping local law-enforcement officers and families of violent-crime victims get to the truth. With a fresh set of eyes on old evidence, superior interrogation skills and access to advanced DNA technology and lab testing, Siegler and McClary are determined to bring about a legal and emotional resolution. Taking on a different unsolved crime each week, they will carefully re-examine evidence, question suspects and witnesses, and chase down leads in order to solve cases that would have otherwise remained cold indefinitely.
The Hero – Premiere: Thursday, June 6, at 8 p.m.: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson headlines this epic new competition series that will bring nine ordinary people together and assign them various missions testing their brains, their brawn and even their morality. The show will challenge the competitors to prove they’ve got what it takes to be heroes, pushing them to the limits to see what they are willing – and able – to overcome, undergo, or sacrifice for the sake of their fellow contestants. Through the show’s unique interactive digital platform, viewers will be polled each week to determine the contestant they consider to be the most heroic. The competition will then climax with viewers voting to determine who deserves the grand prize and the title of “The Hero.”
King & Maxwell – Premiere: Monday, June 10, at 10 p.m.: This brand new private-eye drama features Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as bestselling author David Baldacci‘s popular characters Sean King and Michelle Maxwell. These two aren’t your typical private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skills – not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry – give them a leg up on conventional law enforcement. Maxwell is a former Olympic athlete who uses her brains, beauty and Beltway connections to solve cases. King’s career in the Secret Service ended when the presidential candidate he was assigned to protect was assassinated, sending him on a downward spiral. Today, King has added a law degree to his arsenal of skills, allowing him to navigate the system in ways a typical private investigator never could. Along the way, King and Maxwell clash over everything, from her garbage-strewn car to his love of wine over beer.
Which will you watch??
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