TNT Sets Return Dates for Summer, Including Falling Skies

Summer is heating up, said the PR robot, and that means its time for your favorite second-tier cable channels to announce the returns of several of their flagship shows. TNT announced its calendar today for the hot season, including the sort-of-anticipated debut of the Dallas remake, the return of the smash hit Falling Skies, and the last we'll see of Brenda's closing abilities in The Closer. All shows will have 10-episode seasons, except for The Closer, which finishes with half a dozen.

Let's look at these premiere dates chronologically:

June 5
9pm: Season 3 of Rizzoli & Isles
10pm: Season 2 of Franklin & Bash

June 13
9pm: Series premiere of Dallas

June 17
9pm: Season 2 of Falling Skies

June 24
10pm: Series premiere of The Great Escape

July 9
9pm: Final season of The Closer
10pm: Series premiere of Perception

July 15
8pm: Season 5 of Leverage

August 13
10pm: Series premiere of Major Crimes

Wow. I practically forgot Falling Skies even existed. I practically forgot that I covered that show last season. It's a soap about struggling farmers, right?

Which TNT show are you most excited to see again? And no, Franklin & Bash is not an acceptable answer.


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I'd like to know why we have to wait till june 17th for the return of "Falling Skies".
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Happy that The Closer is back, sad that it's the last season. Also love Leverage and Rizzoli and Isles. Can't believe Harry's Law was canceled, totally loved that show. And what's happened to Suits???????
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suits starts june 14th...
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Look forward to The Closer but wish it wasn't the final season. Like Leverage and the 'gang' getting back at the big cheats. Rizzoli and Isles is good, still hard to see Sasha Alexander as a ME when she had such a super role on NCIS. Don't like USA and TNT flip flopping the programs for such short runs - need a full season of 26 shows!

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Do us all a favour if you hate Falling Skies as much as it seems you do how about you give it up and let someone cover it who can give it a fair go.
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glad to see falling skies returning for a second season..
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Franklin &Bash. Also Leverage, The Closer, and Rizzoli & Isles. I wish they hadn't cancelled Memphis Beat, It was one of my favorites.
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Falling Skies. Actually quite good.
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Rizzoli&Isles
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But I am most excited to see Franklin & Bash.
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Rizzoli & Isles i guess ...will watch leverage and maybe try falling skies from the beginning which i wasn't aware of.

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Franklin and Bash, Rizzoli and Isles , The closer (tooo sad it's the last) and Leverage!! yayyy

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Falling skies!!!! :D
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Rizzoli and Isles all the way!

The Closer and just 'cause of them I'll follow Major Crimes!

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Rizzoli & Isles...all the way!
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Franklin & Bash and Falling Skies. I really hope they turn up the excitement factor in FS.



Not a fan of Eric McCormack, but I'll still give Perception a shot.
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Falling skies is good, but i'm looking forward to franklin and bash more
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Falling Skies! Love it!
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Falling Skies.... looking forward to seeing what Terry O'Quinn will bring to the mix. And I love scifi.
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LEVERAGE!!!



Okay so Franklin& Bash, RIzzoli& Isles, The Closer...okay most of their shows in the summer but seriously it's all about Leverage.
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Leverage, Falling Skies and Rizolli & Isles !
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Great news about Falling Skies and Leverage but why haven't these shows had their episode guides updated?
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Falling Skies, haven't seen any of the other shows, but perhaps i should.
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I'm most excited for Leverage and Rizzoli & Isles.
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Got to say none of these really grab my interest, except Sasha Alexander.. Massive sci-fi fan, but couldn't care less for Falling Skies.. left me with 'falling eyelids'.. least it gave Terra-Nova a run for its money.
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Rizzoli & Isles - I've always enjoyed both Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander separately, and together they're just a lot of fun, IMO
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Falling Skies was pretty average but it was still way better than Terra Nova.
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I have been eagerly waiting for The Falling Sky, would love to watch TerraNova too but sadly they didn't gather it up good till the end.
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Falling Down actually ended Season 1 pretty decent especially for a summer series. If you compare it to the high hopes, highly hyped crap that premiered in the fall season (Terra Nova, Alcatraz, etc) Falling Skies is actually pretty much OK
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Score one for the good guys. Glad the nitpickers and the haters haven't brought Falling Skies down yet.

R.I.P. Terra Nova...word ta ya mutha.
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falling leverage and Skies lets go
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Leverage and Falling Skies can't wait
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Falling Skies and Leverage for me.
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Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash (It is an acceptable answer because Mark-Paul Gosselaar just ages sooo well! I have had a crush on him since Saved by The Bell, that's just good genes end of story!) and Leverage.
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Rizzoli & Isles should get more than 10 friggin episodes...
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I can honestly say I don't watch a single one of these shows. I did give Falling Skies a try but it wasn't very good.
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I love me some struggling farmer drama!
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Falling Skies and the two babes Rizzoli & Isles
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practically all except Franklin & Bash:) (ok, and Falling Skies:D) now awaiting syfy to announce haven and alphas premiere dates:)
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Cant wait for The Closer and its spinoff Major Crimes
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Leverage + Rizzoli and Isles!
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Rizzoli and Isles!!!! I don't know I love the show, it may because of my bias towards procedurals, but I really love the characters too :)
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Falling Skies Hoping its better this season
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Anyone know about Haven or Alphas? Don't know what networks do them. Looking forward to falling skies especially after the ending. Leverage use to love but I think getting tired.
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The syfy network has haven and alphas, Don't know when they will return but i hope they do

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Leverage for sure, Franklin and Bash, Have to catch up with season 1 of falling Skiesand R&I first, give a try to major crimes love MMD since BSG Thanks God for DVR.

A pick at the the great escape and perception who knows for rainny days.

The only one I ll avoid at all cost Dallas just plain stupid to make another remake
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Leverage is always good, and I'll watch Falling Skies even if it is an alien invasion show largely without aliens.
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Can't wait for Falling skies :)
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I think except for USA and the SyFy channel, TNT has the best summer shows.
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I'll watch Falling Skies, Rizzoli & Isles, and yes even Franklin & Bash because it's better than all the other law crap on TV.. and I've noticed as long as a show's about a detective or FBI or something like then and not a cop, then I'm fine with it lol
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Falling Skies can not wait
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In order of date:

Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas, Falling Skies, Leverage

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