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TNT sets summer 2014 premiere dates for 'Rizzoli & Isles,' 'Dallas' and more

Josh Henderson and actress Emma Bell pose after a panel discussion following the 'Dallas' season three premier at the aTVfest on February 8, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Photo by Catrina Maxwell

TNT revealed the remaining details for its summer 2014 schedule on Friday (March 14), Variety reports. They include the premiere dates for the new seasons of "Rizzoli & Isles," "Major Crimes," "Franklin & Bash" and "Perception." Stephen Bochco's new series "Murder in the First" will also debut, while "Dalllas" will air the second half of Season 3.

The cable network previously released the premiere date for Season 4 of "Falling Skies" and the debuts of new dramas "Legends" and "The Last Ship." TNT will air a total of nine original dramas, and 10 series overall, this summer.

"Major Crimes" returns for its 15-episode third season on Monday, June 9 at 9/8 p.m. CT, leading into the premiere of the Taye Diggs-led "Murder in the First" at 10/9 p.m. CT. The series focuses on one case across an entire season.

"'Murder in the First' is unique among TNT's crime dramas by focusing on one intense, complicated case across an entire season, with several surprises and twists along the way," TNT President Michael Wright said in a statement.

"Rizzoli & Isles" returns for Season 5 on Tuesday, June 17 at 9/8 p.m. CT. It will be paired with the third season of "Perception" airing at 10/9 p.m. CT.

Crime-investigation series “Cold Justice” returns for Season 2 with a run of new episodes starting on Friday, June 20 at 8/7 p.m. CT.

The back end of "Dallas'" third season kicks off on Monday, Aug. 18 at 9/8 p.m. CT. Lastly, Season 4 of "Franklin & Bash" launches on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at 10/9 p.m. CT following "Legends."

“This summer TNT is continuing to expand and energize its line-up with both returning audience favorites and new series that speak to the future direction of our brand promise: If you love drama that thrills, turn to TNT,” said Wright. “We’re excited to offer our audience a variety of programming – action-adventure, crime-drama, mystery and suspense – all delivering on our promise to take viewers on a thrilling ride and leave them satisfied at the end.”

Full details of TNT’s summer 2014 schedule:

Monday, June 9th

9/8 p.m. CT – Major Crimes

10/9 p.m. CT – Murder In The First

Tuesday, June 17th

9/8 p.m. CT – Rizzoli & Isles

10/9 p.m. CT – Perception

Friday, June 20th

8/7 p.m. CT – Cold Justice

Sunday, June 22nd

9/8 p.m. CT – The Last Ship

10/9 p.m. CT – Falling Skies

Monday, August 18th

9/8 p.m. CT– Dallas

Wednesday, August 20th

9/8 p.m. CT – Legends

10/9 p.m. CT – Franklin & Bash

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