TNT Announces Summer Premiere Dates for THE LAST SHIP, MAJOR CRIMES, RIZZOLI & ISLES and More


TNT has officially announced the premiere dates for four of its summer shows: THE LAST SHIP, RIZZOLI & ISLES, MAJOR CRIMES and ANIMAL KINGDOM.

RIZZOLI & ISLES – Season 7 Premiere: Monday, June 6, at 9/8c
TNT’s hit RIZZOLI & ISLES is back this summer with Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston’s toughest crime-solving duo. The show will return this summer for its seventh and final season.

ANIMAL KINGDOM – Series Premiere: Tuesday, June 7
ANIMAL KINGDOM is a bold drama starring Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso, and Molly Gordon.

The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody (Barkin) and her right-hand Baz (Speedman), who runs the business and calls the shots, the clan also consists of Pope (Hatosy), the oldest and most dangerous of the Cody boys; Craig (Robson), the tough and fearless middle son; and Deran (Weary), the troubled, suspicious “baby” of the family. Also prominent are Nicky (Gordon), J’s steady girlfriend, and Catherine (Alonso), Baz’s de facto wife and the mother of their 3-year-old daughter, Lena.

It isn’t long before Josh is pulled into the family’s life of indulgence and excess, but he soon discovers that it’s all being funded by criminal activities. Joining the family comes with more danger and excitement than he might be ready to handle.

THE LAST SHIP – Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, June 12, at 9/8c
The wait is nearly over. TNT’s THE LAST SHIP – one of last summer’s Top 5 scripted series on basic cable among total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 – is preparing to set sail again in its quest to save humanity after a devastating pandemic with a two-hour premiere this summer. Watch a preview for season 3.

MAJOR CRIMES – Season 5 Premiere: Monday, June 13, at 10/9c
MAJOR CRIMES returns with more mysteries in its fifth season as the squad sets out to solve some of the worst and most challenging homicides in America’s second largest city.

MURDER IN THE FIRST – Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, June 19, at 10/9c
In the first season, the show focused the murder of a woman who worked for the powerful head of a tech company, while season two centered on a brutally vicious shooting that threatened to rip the city apart. Homicide Inspectors Terry English and Hildy Mulligan are thrust into the tangled world of sports and celebrity when a pro-football player is murdered. As their investigation becomes increasingly more complex, the Inspectors are faced with their own, personal tribulations, compounding the cascading pressures of the case. Meanwhile, the prolific DA of SF has his pedal to the medal as he attempts to stay afloat after an unfortunate tragedy threatens his livelihood.

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