TNT Announces Winter 2012-13 Premiere Dates for 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Dallas' 'Leverage', 'Southland' & 'Monday Mornings'

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October 2nd, 2012

via press release:

TNT Announces Winter 2012-13 Premiere Dates
Lineup Includes Returning Hits Rizzoli & Isles, Dallas and Leverage;
Launch of New Medical Drama Monday Mornings;
And Fifth Season of Acclaimed Cop Drama Southland

As part of its strategic expansion to year-round original programming, TNT is set to burn brightly this winter with a slate of six original series. The lineup includes the return of three hit dramas, a new season of one of the most acclaimed series on television and the premiere of a brand new medical drama from David E. Kelley and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Among TNT's winter highlights, hit dramas Rizzoli & Isles and Leverage will return for a run of episodes beginning Nov. 27.

TNT's hot new series Dallas will return for its second season on Jan. 28, followed on Feb. 4 by the debut of Monday Mornings, the new David E. Kelley-Sanjay Gupta medical drama starring Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina and Jamie Bamber.

On Feb. 13, TNT will launch the fifth season of Southland, the acclaimed police drama that puts viewers in the middle of the action on the streets of Los Angeles.

And on Feb. 27, TNT will premiere Boston's Finest (working title), a new unscripted series with unprecedented access to the Boston Police Department, from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg.

When it comes to specials, TNT will showcase some of the music industry's biggest stars in the network's annual presentation of Christmas in Washington on Dec. 21. And TNT will team up with TBS for a live simulcast of the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on J an. 27.


  • silvit

    @Fake Me Out

    You’re welcome.;-)

  • SAC

    Do any of the TNT, USA shows do well against the broadcast network shows in the winter? I do not think any of these cable networks shows do as good in the ratings in the winter as they do in the summer. I would guess both networks shows ratings will be down in the winter.

  • silvit


    No. unlike AMC and FX their winter run is highly affected by broadcast counterprogramming, not surprisingly. As it has always been. Even if, to be honest, some years ago TNT shows did much better in the winter compared to the last couple of years (see the ratings for Leverage in its first year during the winter vs last year’s ratings in the winter for the show).

  • Greg

    Cannot wait for Dallas to return!!! But what I’m really looking forward to is…when someone wises up and brings back Dynasty, or Falcon Crest, or Knots Landing! I miss Joan Collins and Nicolette Sheridan!!!

  • John


    That’s why Southland doesnt get strong ratings for TNT

  • david

    I will be watching R and I and will check out Monday Mornings.

  • Jordan


    Justified is coming back sometime in January.

  • Ram510

    Excited for Dallas and Southland, but why didn’t TNT change they’re respective days. Dallas should’ve stayed on Wednesday and Southland should’ve stayed on Tuesdays.

    Nice to see they are pairing a show with Southland this year for once, it’s just too bad it’s a unscripted show. It’s sad cause a Major Crimes/Southland pairing would be great!

  • Gb

    Just when I thought I was out you pull me back in.

    I know I said I was done. But Silvit – what a shock, you’re at it again.Oh wait, it’s not a shock – a column had TNT in the headline so your google alert went off and you came here to rag on them.  Let’s call it like it is: you are officially a troll.  You can dress it up however you like but your posts are singularly anti-TNT and hopelessly skewed.  Why do you come on here at every opportunity to trash them?  It’s so blatantly obvious to anybody who comes here frequently.  Did TNT a) fire you? b) not buy your show or c) have the audacity to have their shows do better than one or more of your favorite shows on another network?  Seriously.  Can’t wait for your spun reply – but at this point, it’s obvious what you’re about – you have an agenda – you don’t like them, and want others to not like them too.  At least be honest about it and don’t pretend you don’t.  it makes you laughable to anybody paying attention to your pattern here. Okay…Going back into blogging retirement again unless The Troll comes out from his hater hole again.

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