'Boston's Finest' Renewed for Second Season by TNT

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May 9th, 2013


via press release:

TNT Books Second Season of Gripping Docudrama Boston's Finest


CNN to Feature Encore Run of Series that Follows the Lives of Boston Police


TNT has ordered a second season of the powerful docudrama Boston’s Finest, which recently completed its first season. The unscripted series offers viewers an up-close and very personal look at the men and women of the Boston Police Department and what it takes to protect one of America's greatest and most distinctive cities. TNT has ordered six episodes for the second season of Boston's Finest, which is set to return in early 2014. As part of the TNT renewal, sister network CNN plans to encore the series.


Boston's Finest is executive-produced by Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods) and Seth Jarrett and Julie Insogna-Jarrett (Celebrity Ghost Stories) and comes to TNT from Jarrett and Insogna-Jarrett's Jarrett Creative Group and Wahlberg's Donnie D. Productions. In its first season, the show averaged 1.3 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery.


Unlike many unscripted series about law enforcement, Boston's Finest follows the fearless actions of the entire Boston Police Department, including patrol officers, detectives, special task forces and members of the SWAT Team, the Fugitive Unit and highly decorated Gang Unit. In addition to following the officers while they are on duty, Boston's Finest provides a glimpse into their personal lives when they are off the clock and living in the same neighborhoods they protect each day.


During the first season of Boston's Finest, viewers got to know officers like Jenn Penton, who joined the force after a military stint in Afghanistan and whose twin sister has been battling addiction; Diamantino "D" Araujo and Manny Canuto, who grew up together as best friends in Roxbury and now partner together on the gang squad; and Officers Greg and Nancy Dankers, who work opposite shifts, making home life a challenge for the couple and their twin sons.


Boston’s Finest not only celebrates the bravery of officers who risk their lives every day, but also showcases the heart and soul of one of the oldest and proudest police departments in the nation.

  • Cooper

    What about SOUTHLAND?

  • Jay S.

    If they picked this up, they damn well better renew Southland, which had much higher ratings on the same night.

    Yeah, I know Southland is more expensive, but still.

  • Dan

    Southland and Monday Mornings are basically dead.

  • Alex

    Would have been in poor taste not to renew this.

  • Rod

    Ugh … Southland :(

  • Evil Abed

    Come on, TNT, SouthLAnd is one of the best shows on TV, it’d be a true crime to not let it end on its own terms after a final season.

  • Johnny G

    Southland, Southland, Southland!

  • D

    Southland must be renewed. a top 3 show on TV

  • Eric

    They renewed this show just because of the Boston Bombings I know they did.

    Now If Southland doesn’t get renewed I will be so angry with TNT.

  • SouthLAnd OG

    Congrats to the Boston Finest team.
    TNT is bizarre.

  • aw

    southland is done. i read somewhere that it didnt intend to end but cudlitz and i think hatosey were both in scripted pilots for new shows with other networks. lets face it cudlitz’s character went south very quick at the end and really is not surviving that onslaught of gun fire he brought on himself…

  • Very sad fan

    They renew this show and not Southland awe that’s sad Southland did better than this show.

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