TNT Sets Summer Premiere Dates as 'The Closer' Closes Final Season

TNT's long-running drama The Closer will premiere the first of its six final episodes on Monday, July 9, the network said Thursday in announcing its summer schedule.

The swan song of the Kyra Sedgwick serie and one of the most successful shows in cable history will launch new drama Perception, starring Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor recruited by the FBI, which debuts the same night at 10 p.m. The Closer's series finale on Monday, Aug. 13, will lead-in to its spinoff Major Crimes, starring Mary McDonnell in a continuation of her Closer role.

TNT's "reimagining" of the classic series Dallas will premiere earlier in the summer, on Wednesday, June 13, with a two-hour episode. The sophomore season of last year's hit Falling Skies is scheduled for Sunday, June 17, setting up new Amazing Race-style reality competition series The Great Escape to debut the following Sunday (June 24).

Returning series Rizzoli & Isles and Franklin & Bash will premiere Tuesday, June 5 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., respectively, while Leverage relaunches Sunday, July 15, at 8 p.m.