TNT announced that it has renewed three drama series, all of which rank among the top five scripted series this summer on basic cable in adults 25-54. The shows are "The Last Ship," "Major Crimes" and "Falling Skies."
The network noted that the series have contributed to TNT's ranking as basic cable's No. 1 network in prime time for the summer-to-date.
TNT ordered 13 episodes of "The Last Ship," increasing the order over the show's first-season order of 10 episodes. The network picked up 15 episodes for season four of "Major Crimes," and 10 episodes for the fifth and final season of "Falling Skies."
Said Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM): "TNT's refreshed and recharged drama brand is soaring this summer, and that is due in large part to these three enormously popular dramas. 'The Last Ship' has become this summer's top drama among key adult demos with its epic scale and visceral storytelling. 'Major Crimes' continues to be one of the most enduring and popular crime-drama franchises on television. And 'Falling Skies' has begun an ambitious and thrilling story arc this summer as it sets the stage for next year's climactic final season."
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