Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Mysteries on TV: TNT Announces Summer Schedule

Mysteries on TV

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TNT announced today its summer schedule of original programming. Of interest to fans of crime dramas are two returning series and one new one.

returns for its 5th season starting Monday, June 8th at 9 PM (ET). It's going to be a year of change for Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (played by Kyra Sedgwick) and her Major Crimes unit. Johnson, a former Atlanta detective brought to Los Angeles to head a special LAPD homicide unit, is a top-notch investigator with unparalleled interrogation skills and a track record for closing nearly every case with a suspect's confession. The first 4 seasons of are available on DVD.

Leverage, a Mystery TV Series

is also returning and will begin its second season on Wednesday, July 15 at 9 PM (ET). returns for its 5th season starting Monday, June 8th at 9 PM (ET). This summer the gang is back with more elaborate scams designed to exact revenge against those who use power and wealth to victimize people. Timothy Hutton stars as Nate Ford, a former insurance investigator determined to bring down the kind of corrupt bigwigs whose neglect led to the death of his son. He and his team put their energy, quick minds and keen intellects toward securing justice for society's underdogs. The 1st season of is not yet available on DVD but individual episodes are available video-on-demand (VOD).

Dark Blue, a Mystery TV Series

The new series this summer on TNT is Dark Blue, which will follow Leverage on Wednesdays. This fast-paced, undercover police drama from prolific producer Jerry Bruckheimer (, ) stars Dylan McDermott as Carter Shaw, a deeply wounded character who has lost his wife and much of his former life as he struggles to bring down bad guys through complex undercover assignments. The series follows the exploits of his crack undercover team of police officers so covert, many of their own colleagues don't even know they are involved.

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