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TNT Announces Summer Premiere Dates For 'Major Crimes', 'The Last Ship', 'Murder In The First' & More

Today TNT announced the premiere dates for several of its returning series and one brand new series.

Rizzoli & Isles - Season 7 Premiere: Monday, June 6, at 9/8c

TNT's chart-topping 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.

Rizzoli & Isles launched in 2010, finishing its first year as basic cable's #1 new series. Each year since, it has ranked as one of basic cable's Top 5 series with total viewers, as well as one of the Top 10 series with adults 25-54.

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.

The Last Ship - Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, June 12, at 9/8c

The wait is nearly over. TNT's epic drama 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.

Based on William Brinkley's popular novel, The Last Ship chronicles a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S.

Eric Dane, Bridget Regan, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Marissa Neitling and Jocko Sims star in the high-impact series.

Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. But now, Captain Tom Chandler (series star Eric Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

Major Crimes - Season 5 Premiere: Monday, June 13, at 10/9c

Major Crimes centers on a special unit of Los Angeles Police Department detectives responsible for investigating high-profile crimes.

The series 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.

Major Crimes features a stellar ensemble cast headed by Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor. Also starring are G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Phillip P. Keene as tech expert and reserve officer Buzz Watson, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales and Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor.

In addition, Graham Patrick Martin stars as Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who was adopted by Captain Raydor in the third season.

Murder in the First - Season 3 Premiere: Sunday, June 19, at 10/9c

TNT will once again take viewers deep inside a complex murder investigation with the return of the powerful crime drama Murder in the First.

Created by Emmy® winner Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal,Murder in the First centers on a pair of San Francisco detectives - played by Taye Diggs (Private Practice) and Kathleen Robertson (Boss) - who investigate tough crimes that put the city on edge.

Murder in the First launched as one of basic cable's Top 10 new series of 2014 and went on to reach more than 5.6 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms in its second season.

**Photo courtesy of TNT**

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