Get Ready for an Explosive Summer on TNT

July 18, 2012

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Some of our favorite shows may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop indulging in juicy TV dramas. This summer, TNT has added a fresh crop of original series to its lineup. Take a look at the season’s hottest series and swap that Law & Order rerun for some fresh Rizzoli & Isles.

These shows have already premiered, but it’s not too late to start watching:

Dallas
The Ewings, our favorite wealthy Dallas family, are back to thrill and delight in the continuation of the popular 1978 soapy drama. Bobby (Patrick Duffy) and J.R. Ewing (Larry Hagman) join a cast of newcomers and bring us stories of family, money, and power in the show that has become our newest guilty pleasure. Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Falling Skies
In this science fiction drama series produced by Steven Spielberg, alien invaders have attacked the world and destroyed over 90 percent of the world’s population. Among those left is Tom Mason (Noah Wyle), a former history professor who tries to lead a group of survivors to safety as he tries to find his son. Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

Rizzoli & Isles
Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) are back as TV’s toughest female duo in the third season of this popular cop drama. They’re ready to tackle new crime cases and flip the traditionally male-dominated genre on its head. Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.

Franklin & Bash
Jared Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Peter Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselar) are life-long buddies and lawyers who win a high-profile case and get recruited by the firm they beat in court. Will their relationship remain intact as they try to navigate the serious culture of the new firm? Find out what happens in this lighthearted buddy drama. Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET.

The Closer
Kyra Sedgwick stars in this award-winning crime drama as Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson, the head of a criminal investigation unit for the LAPD who resorts to questionable methods in solving crimes. Lauded for its edge, comedy, and heart, the show examines some of the issues that plague law enforcement professionals in the city of Los Angeles. The final episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET.

Perception
Emmy winner Eric McCormack is Dr. Daniel Pierce, an eccentric neuroscientist hired by the FBI. Join him on a journey of the mind as he tries to solve complex criminal cases. Mondays at 10 p.m. ET.

Leverage
Nate Ford (Timothy Hutton) is a former insurance fraud investigator who leads a team of talented criminals in daring heists, trying to bring down influential people who have abused ordinary citizens. Sundays at 8 p.m. ET.