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Major Crimes season 5 to premiere on June 13, 2016

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Basic info and storyline

Major Crimes is an American television police procedural television drama series that is currently airing on the TNT channel in the United States. Major Crimes is a spin-off series of TNT’s smash hit series The Closer. The show was created by James Duff, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter. Season 1 of Major Crimes premiered on TNT on August 13, 2012.

Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The series stars Mary McDonnell, G. W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Graham Patrick Martin, Jonathan Del Arco, Nadine Velazquez, Robert Gossett, and Jon Tenney.

Critical response and renewal hopes

In July 2014, TNT officially renewed the series for a 18-episode fourth season which premiered on Monday, June 8, 2015. While Major Crimes has not been as successful as its predecessor, The Closer, the series has still done very well for TNT: the ratings for season 3 averaged 4.53 million total viewers per episode, which is almost the same as its season 2 ratings. Today, TNT's powerful crime-drama ranks as one of basic cable's Top 10 original series. Major Crimes opened its season 4 with 7.0 million viewers in Live + 3 delivery, and it is projected to score around 8.3 million total viewers for its first episode. With ratings like that, we have no doubt that the series will get picked up for another season. Meanwhile, check back with us for the latest news, or subscribe to our notifications and get the premiere date of Major Crimes season 5 automatically sent to your inbox as soon as it is announced.

Latest developments

UPDATED September 3, 2015: TNT has just revealed the premiere dates for its 2015 fall line-up of original drama series. A second installment of Major Crimes season 4 is scheduled to premiere on TNT on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT. Let us remind you that originally, a fourth season of the procedural police drama series was set to consist of 18 episodes, but on August 20th, TNT ordered additional five episodes, bringing its season 4 total to 23 and making it the longest season so far. The decision was driven by impressive viewer ratings: the series has been averaging 10.3 million total viewers. Subscribe to our notifications and get a reminder of the premiere date of Major Crimes season 4 part 2 automatically sent to your inbox a week, or a day before it hits the small screen.

UPDATED November 27, 2015: Good thing come to those who wait. While the current season’s ratings continue to decline, the TNT channel has already officially renewed the police drama series for a fifth season. Even with a current drop in the ratings, the TV show still remains the network’s top-rated scripted original show, so the renewal was quite expected. No plot details or any cast changes have been revealed at this point, so stay tuned for the latest updates and for the release date of new episodes.

UPDATED December 25, 2015: Episode 18 of the current season of Major Crimes was broadcast on the TNT channel in the US on December 21, 2015, after which the police procedural left for an extended holiday break. TNT has just revealed its 2016 winter premiere schedule and we have learned that the crime drama series is scheduled to resume with all new episodes on February 15, 2016.

UPDATED March 31, 2016: The TNT network has unveiled the release dates for most of its summer 2016 scripted series, including Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship and the new addition to the programming slate, Animal Kingdom. A fifth season of the hit police procedural drama series Major Crimes is expected to hit the small screen on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10/9c. The producers have hinted that in all new episodes, the special squad will be seriously challenged with the most horrible homicides the city of Los Angeles has ever seen. Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz and Phillip P. Keene are all set to reprise their lead roles. Sign up for our updates and we will email you an automated reminder of the release date of Major Crimes season 5 one day before the show hits the road.

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Premiere date of Major Crimes season 5 – June 13, 2016

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