TNT Q1 2015 Highlights
Season 3 Premiere: Friday, Jan. 9, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT's real-life crime series Cold Justice will return for a powerful and emotional third season as the show continues to have a real-world impact on cases that have lingered for years in small towns across America. Cold Justice follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime-scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they dig into murder cases that have long gone unsolved. Working with local law enforcement, Siegler and McClary are helping bring about real results in real time for the police, investigators, district attorneys and families who have worked tirelessly on these cold cases for years. The impact of Cold Justice can be seen clearly in the results of the investigations featured on the show, which have so far helped local law enforcement secure 19 arrests, 10 criminal indictments, four confessions, three guilty pleas and two convictions. In the ratings, Cold Justice averaged more than 2.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery this past summer, a remarkable +17% increase over the show's winter episodes. In key demos, Cold Justice averaged 838,000 adults 25-54 (+3% vs. winter). Cold Justice is produced for TNT by Wolf Reality and Magical Elves. Emmy(R) winners Dick Wolf (Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD), Dan Cutforth & Jane Lipsitz (Top Chef, Time of Death) and Tom Thayer (Hitchcock, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) serve as executive producers.
RIZZOLI & ISLES
Season 5.1 Premiere: Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT's blockbuster hit Rizzoli & Isles, which stars Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as Boston's top crime-solving duo, has ranked as one of basic cable's Top 3 original dramas for each of the past four years. Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli, a tough-as-nails Boston police detective, and Alexander is Maura Isles, a smart, impeccably dressed medical examiner from a privileged background. Despite being complete opposites, the two women share an offbeat chemistry, an authentic and deep friendship and a unique working relationship, a killer combination that helps them solve the most complex murder mysteries in the city of Boston. Rizzoli & Isles also stars Jordan Bridges, with Bruce McGill and Lorraine Bracco. Developed by Janet Tamaro and based on a series of novels by best-selling crime writer Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television and Bill Haber's Ostar Productions. Haber, Michael Katleman and showrunner Jan Nash serve as executive producers.
Season 3.1 Premiere: Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
TNT's fascinating drama Perception features one of the most unique crime solvers on television, an eccentric neuroscience professor who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Emmy(R) and Screen Actors Guild Award(R) winner Eric McCormack stars as Dr. Daniel Pierce, who possesses an intimate knowledge of human behavior and a masterful understanding of the way the mind works. Although Pierce's mind may be brilliant, it's also damaged as he suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Rachael Leigh Cook stars as FBI agent Kate Moretti, Pierce's former student who has recruited Pierce to consult on cases. Also starring are Arjay Smith, Kelly Rowan and LeVar Burton. In addition, Scott Wolf (Party of Five, V, Everwood) is joining the cast as a regular this season, playing Donnie, Kate's ex-husband. Perception, which ranked as one of basic cable's Top 15 series of 2013, was created by Ken Biller and Michael Sussman, who also serve as executive producers. The series is produced by ABC Studios, with McCormack also serving as producer.