TNT has renewed the drama 'Major Crimes' for a third season, according to a media announcement from TNT Television Network. The crime-fighting series stars Mary MacDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Kearran Giovanni, Phillip P. Keene and Jonathan Del Arco.
"Major Crimes" replaced the TNT hit "The Closer" when lead actress Kyra Sedgwick left the series. Mary McDonnell took the lead as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor and the fine ensemble cast continued on in the new series about detectives and the art of the deal. End of The Closer launches Major Crimes on TNT
The hit crime-drama, which currently ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 5 series, is drawing more than 6.7 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery. "Major Crimes" wrapped up its summer run on Monday, Aug. 19. It will return in November for the second half of the season. TNT has ordered 15 episodes for season three, which is slated to begin in summer 2014.
Two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor. The cast includes G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech coordinator Buzz Watson and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. In addition, Graham Patrick Martin plays Rusty Beck, a homeless teen and material witness taken in by Captain Raydo. Robert Gossett portrays Assistant Chief Russell Taylor. This season, Nadine Velazquez joined the ensemble as Deputy District Attorney Emma Rios.
"Major Crimes" focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The story goes beyond the dramatic confessions featured on its predecessor "The Closer."
"Major Crimes" s is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace and Adam Belanoff serve as executive producers.