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TNT Will Conclude Saving Grace In 2010

The adventures of Grace Hanadarko will come to an end next summer.

TNT said it will wrap up original series Saving Grace, starring Holly Hunter as Hanadarko, in 2010 with a nine-episode run.

For its current summer run, which ends Aug. 18, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), the series, from Fox Television Studios, has averaged more than 3.5 million viewers and ranks first in its time period among viewers, households, adults 25 to 54 and women 25 to 54.

Hunter, who has received two Emmy nominations for her role as the troubled Oklahoma City police detective, also serves as executive producer, along with along with show creator Nancy Miller (Any Day Now), Gary A. Randall (Any Day Now, Leaving L.A.) and Artie Mandelberg (Leaving L.A., Mr. & Mrs. Smith).

"Since Saving Grace began in 2007, the series has both challenged and entertained viewers in ways few other shows on television ever dare," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies in a statement. "The show's continued success is thanks to the amazing talents of Holly Hunter and Nancy Miller, along with a tremendous ensemble cast and a highly skilled production team. They have taken us on a unique journey, and we look forward to seeing where it will ultimately lead."