major-crimes-cancelled-renewed-season-two-tntAnother show to join our lists of cancelled shows of 2012 and renewed shows of 2012. Not always spinoffs work, but sometimes they do, specially in procedurals, and since this season marked the end of The Closer on TNT, a spinoff in the form of Major Crimes came to our screensm and now, TNT renewed Major Crimes for season two.

TNT has ordered 15 episodes of the Warner Bros. Television crime drama, which features two-time Oscar nominee Mary McDonnell leading an ensemble cast. Major Crimes currently airs Mondays at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT, with the first season finale slated for mid-October and the second season scheduled to roll out in summer 2013.

“With Major Crimes, James Duff and his amazing production team have crafted an incredibly entertaining show that not only honors the spirit of The Closer, but also stands alone with its own voice and spirit,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “Week after week, Major Crimes has drawn millions of fans with its combination of sharp writing and engaging characters brought to life by what can only be described as one of the best acting ensembles on television. We look forward to another season of this remarkable new drama.”

With the renewal of Major Crimes, TNT has now gone three-for-three when it comes to ordering second seasons of its new scripted dramas this year. The network previously renewed its hit primetime drama Dallas, which brought together iconic stars from the original series with a new generation of cast members. More recently, TNT renewed the crime drama Perception, starring Eric McCormack.

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