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TNT Will Return to the Scene of 'Major Crimes' for Second Season

TNT has renewed its Closer spinoff Major Crimes, ordering a 15-episode second season of the drama.

The Warner Bros. crime drama, which stars Mary McDonnell, is the year's top-rated new drama on cable, averaging nearly 7 million viewers. Among key demos, Major Crimes is drawing 1.6 million persons 18 to 49 and 2.1 million adults 25 to54, ranking it behind fellow TNT dramas The Closer (which ended its cable-record run this summer) and Rizzoli & Isles.

Major Crimes' first-season finale airs in mid-October with the second season to return in summer 2013.

TNT has already renewed its other new summer dramas, Dallas and Perception.