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TNT’s Hit Series Major Crimes to Tackle Tough New Cases

                                        When Season 4 Launches in June

               Top 10 Basic Cable Drama Returns Monday, June 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Television’s favorite squad of detectives will be back on the case this summer when TNT’s hit drama Major Crimes returns for its fourth season. One of basic cable’s Top 10 series, Oscar® and Emmy® nominee Mary McDonnell heads the extraordinary ensemble cast that includes G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Graham Patrick Martin and Jonathan Del Arco, along with Robert Gossett. Major Crimes is set to launch its fourth season on Monday, June 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). It will be followed by the return of TNT’s hit crime-drama Murder in the First.

In 2014, Major Crimes ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 10 series for the third consecutive year. The series averaged more than 8.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery in its third season, with 2.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million adults 25-54, all on par with the prior season’s performance. Overall, the show reached an average of 11.6 million viewers per episode across TNT’s linear, VOD, online and mobile platforms.

Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. In the series, McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Her team of investigators includes 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, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes and Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson. Robert Gossett plays Assistant Chief Russell Taylor, Raydor’s boss, while Jonathan Del Arco plays Dr. Morales, the medical examiner. Graham Patrick Martin plays Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who has been adopted by Raydor.

In addition to the main cast, Major Crimes features recurring appearances by Jon Tenney as Deputy Chief of the Special Operations Bureau Fritz Howard, Ransford Doherty as Coroner’s Investigator Kendall, Kathe Mazur as DDA Andrea Hobbs, Malcolm-Jamal Warner as Lt. Chuck Cooper and Bill Brochtrup as Rusty’s therapist, Dr. Joe Bowman. Also set to return this season is guest star Tom Berenger as Jack Raydor, Capt. Raydor’s estranged husband.

This season on Major Crimes, the division will be called upon to investigate a complicated string of home burglaries, a case involving a dead body left in the trunk of a car that is wrecked during a high-speed chase and a gangland shooting case involving an 11-year-old witness. During his first drive-along as a Reserve Officer, Buzz Watson will be dragged into the latest Flynn and Provenza investigative debacle after a dead body in a bathtub threatens an extremely expensive wedding. And Sanchez will return to the Major Crimes unit, but struggle to rebuild relationships and trust with his fellow officers. Back at home, Sharon Raydor’s newly adopted son, Rusty, will discover a passion for journalism that tests his mother’s patience, and could threaten the prosecution of a confessed murderer.

Created by James Duff, Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.

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“Internal Affairs” – Monday, Jan. 5, 2014 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother’s (guest star Ana Mercedes) caregiver is found murdered… Rusty is forced to take on Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) when he shows up at Sharon’s condo acting recklessly. Ransford Doherty, Raoul Trujillo, Daniel Roebuck and Augusto Aguilera guest star.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway
Written by Michael Alaimo
Created by James Duff

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Advance stills for Major Crimes 317 “Internal Affairs”

“Internal Affairs” – Monday, Jan. 5, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

Sanchez is put under the microscope when his mother’s (guest star Ana Mercedes) caregiver is found murdered… Rusty is forced to take on Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) when he shows up at Sharon’s condo acting recklessly. Ransford Doherty, Raoul Trujillo, Daniel Roebuck and Augusto Aguilera guest star.

Directed by Anthony Hemingway
Written by Michael Alaimo
Created by James Duff

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“Party Foul” – Monday, Dec. 1, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

It’s all fun and games at a raucous teen party until two people are brutally attacked with a pair of scissors and the Major Crimes unit has their hands full picking the culprit out of the crowd. Provenza meets someone (guest star Dawnn Lewis) who will change his life. Kathe Mazur, Ransford Doherty, Spencer Daniels, Joey Pollari and Tiffany Boone guest star.

Directed by Rick Wallace
Written by Michael Alaimo
Created by James Duff

SEASON PREMIERE: “A Rose Is a Rose” – Monday, June 8, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
The squad investigates a double homicide related to an ongoing string of home invasions in the Hollywood Hills. Meanwhile, Sanchez attempts to reintegrate himself in the division after his suspension over a questionable use of force, while Captain Raydor makes a fateful choice in the life of her adopted son, Rusty. Kathe Mazur, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Ransford Doherty, Brandon Barash, Savannah Lathem, Skyler Maxon and Raul Diaz guest star.

Written by David McWhirter

Directed by Duppy Demetrius

Created by James Duff

TNT's Top-Rated Major Crimes Is Back on the Case

TNT’s Top-Rated Major Crimes Is Back on the Case November 24 Hit Crime Drama Ready to Heat Up Winter with All-New Episodes After Ranking as One of Basic Cable’s Top Summer Series

TNT’s hit series Major Crimes, which finished summer as one of basic cable’s top series, is ready to fire up winter with all-new episodes starting Monday, Nov. 24, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). Oscar® and Emmy® nominee Mary McDonnell heads up the extraordinary ensemble cast of Major Crimes, which stars G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Graham Patrick Martin and Jonathan Del Arco with Robert Gossett.

This winter on Major Crimes, the squad will be called upon to investigate the murder of a woman serving as a surrogate mother, a vicious attack at a teen party, the death of a former child actor hoping to make a comeback and a bank robbery and shooting that takes place against the backdrop of a Santa Claus flash mob. In addition, Lieutenant Provenza meets someone who will change his life and Buzz starts training to be a backup officer.

On the home front, Rusty continues to make progress putting his turbulent past behind him, especially after finally facing the truth about his biological mother’s addiction. Meanwhile, Sharon begins the process of formally adopting Rusty just in time for a big family gathering for the holidays.

In addition to the main cast, Major Crimes features recurring appearances by Jon Tenney as Deputy Chief Fritz Howard, Kathe Mazur as DDA Andrea Hobbs, Ransford Doherty as Coroner’s Investigator Kendall and Nadine Velazquez as Deputy D.A. Emma Rios. Also set to return this winter is guest star Tom Berenger as Jack Raydor, Capt. Raydor’s estranged husband.  And Billy Burke will make his first Major Crimes appearance, reprising his role from The Closer as serial killer Phillip Stroh, who claims to have information that could lead to a new deal with the District Attorney’s office.

Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. In the series, McDonnell stars as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Her team of investigators includes 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, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes and Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson. Robert Gossett plays Assistant Chief Russell Taylor, Raydor’s boss, while Jonathan Del Arco plays Dr. Morales, the medical examiner. And Graham Patrick Martin is Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who has been taken in by Raydor.

Major Crimes launched in 2012 and finished its first season ranking as basic cable’s #1 new series of the year. In 2013, the drama was one of basic cable’s Top 10 series of the year, averaging 6.8 million viewers for its second season. It built on that success this past summer by averaging 7.1 million viewers to rank as one of basic cable’s top summer series.

Created by James Duff, Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Duff, Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.