The run of TNT's drama series "Saving Grace" will come to an end with a nine-episode final season slated to air next summer.
Originally, the cable network had ordered a typical split 15-episode third season -- nine to run this summer and six in the winter.
TNT now has ordered three more episodes, which will be added to the six earmarked for winter, and the nine episodes will run next summer.
It is understood that TNT offered "Grace" producer Fox TV Studios a full-blown fourth-season pickup, but the studio declined to accept it for financial reasons.
"Grace" is an expensive drama fronted by an A-list talent, Oscar winner Holly Hunter.
Pretty interesting about the producing studio declining the pick up for financial reasons. It's a side of the business we don't typically hear about...