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TNT to Lead into Season Three Premiere of "Major Crimes" With 19-Hour Marathon of Second Season
The marathon will begin running Sunday, June 8, at 2 a.m. (ET/PT) and will continue right up until the season three premiere on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

[via press release from TNT]

TNT to Lead into Season Three Premiere of "Major Crimes" With 19-Hour Marathon of Second Season

Top 10 Cable Drama to Launch New Season Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

As fans of TNT's Top 10 drama Major Crimes prepare for the start of an all-new season, they will get the chance to enjoy a 19-hour marathon of the entire previous season. The marathon will begin running Sunday, June 8, at 2 a.m. (ET/PT) and will continue right up until the season three premiere on Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).

Major Crimes is headed by Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) nominee Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan, Raymond Cruz, Phillip P. Keene, Kearran Giovanni, Graham Patrick Martin and Jonathan Del Arco, with Robert Gossett. The series explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction.

McDonnell plays Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, who heads up a special squad within the LAPD that deals with high-profile or particularly sensitive crimes. Her team of investigators includes Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes and Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson. Gossett plays Assistant Chief Russell Taylor, Raydor's boss, while Del Arco plays Dr. Morales, the medical examiner. And Martin is Rusty Beck, a formerly homeless teen who has been taken in by Raydor.

Cases the squad will be called upon to investigate in season three of Major Crimes include the disappearance of two kids and their father, the death of the defendant in a rape trial and a complex case involving arranged marriages and diplomatic immunity. In addition, one of Sanchez's old cases will resurface when it turns out a man he put away for manslaughter might be innocent. And Provenza and Flynn will be drawn to a ritzy estate to investigate the murder of a dog, but they're going to have to solve the case with unwanted help from an amateur sleuth they've encountered before. On the home front, Sharon Raydor will try to help Rusty put his turbulent past behind him, a goal made far more difficult when a member of the young man's biological family returns, threatening Rusty's hard-won stability.

The third season of Major Crimes is set to feature several recurring guest stars, including Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominee Jon Tenney (The Closer, Scandal), Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) winner Tom Berenger (Platoon, Hatfields & McCoys), Screen Actors Guild Award(R) nominee Bill Brochtrup (NYPD Blue, Shameless), and Emmy(R) nominee and Image Award winner Malcolm-Jamal Warner (The Cosby Show, Malcolm & Eddie). The roster for season three also includes recurring guest stars Ransford Doherty (The Closer, Caribe Road) and Kathe Mazur (The Closer, Alias); Andrew Daly (Silicon Valley), reprising a role he played on The Closer and Azita Ghanizada (Alphas, X's & O's).

TNT's Major Crimes launched in 2012 and finished its first season ranking as basic cable's #1 new series of the year. In 2013, the drama was one of basic cable's Top 10 series of the year, averaging 6.8 million viewers for its second season. Major Crimes also drew more than 2.1 million adults 25-54 and 1.6 million adults 18-49.

Created by James Duff, Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. Duff, Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.

Major Crimes Marathon: Sunday, June 8 - Monday, June 9

2 a.m. - "Final Cut" - TV-14-DLV The squad scrambles to garner a confession when the pregnant wife of a big-time film director is found murdered. Meanwhile, just as things seem to fall into place under Raydor's leadership, new Deputy D.A. Emma Rios (Nadine Velazquez) challenges Raydor's intentions as Rusty's guardian.

3 a.m. - "False Pretenses" - TV-14-DLV A complex murder-suicide case has the department reeling. Meanwhile, when Rusty receives a mysterious and threatening letter Emma demands that he be relocated.

4 a.m. - "Under the Influence" - TV-14-V A meddling television writer-producer (guest star Ben Feldman) accompanies Sanchez and Tao on a ride-along so he can get an inside look at the LAPD. But what starts out as a simple outing quickly gets out of hand.

5 a.m. - "I, Witness" - TV-14-DLV The LAPD flies a material witness into Los Angeles to testify, but in a horrible turn of events their witness winds up as the key suspect in an entirely new murder. Personal and professional stress takes a toll on Flynn. And the squad takes bets when Rusty brings a girl from class to hang out with him at the department.

6 a.m. - "D.O.A." - TV-14-LV The squad investigates a brutal murder, but they soon find that dark secrets are at the root of an apparent drug bust gone wrong. Meanwhile, Raydor's estranged husband of 25 years, Jack Raydor (guest star Tom Berenger) returns to Los Angeles to work as a court-appointed attorney. Charming and charismatic, Jack becomes fast friends with Rusty but Sharon continues to remain wary.

7 a.m. - "Boys Will Be Boys" - TV-14-DLV When a child with gender dysphoria goes missing, the Major Crimes division scrambles to solve the emotional case before it's too late. Torn between several suspects, the squad has to be careful as it tries to connect the evidence to a dangerous bully. Meanwhile, Jack Raydor (guest star Tom Berenger) attempts to make up for years of lousy parenting.

8 a.m. - "Rules of Engagement" - TV-14-LV In a case that brings gang violence and social profiling to the forefront, the squad realizes that things are not always as they seem. Complicating matters further, Sharon offers Jack (guest star Tom Berenger) the opportunity to be a court-appointed attorney in the case. Meanwhile, Rusty expresses apprehension about meeting Kris' (guest star Madison McLaughlin) parents.

9 a.m. - "The Deep End" - TV-14-DLV The media goes into a frenzy over race relations when the body of a young Latino man is found at the home of a white award-winning swimming coach. Flynn struggles with an emotional dilemma on the eve of his daughter's wedding. Kris' mother (guest star Lori Loughlin) pays Raydor a visit to discuss some concerns.

10 a.m. - "There's No Place Like Home" - TV-14-L Provenza faces possible permanent desk duty while the squad investigates the suspicious death of a loathsome ICE agent, bringing them into contact with the residents of an ancient apartment complex. Tim Conway, Paul Dooley, Ron Glass, Doris Roberts and Marion Ross guest star. Paul McCrane and Kathe Mazur also appear in the episode.

11 a.m. - "Backfire" - TV-14-DLV In a case that hits a little too close to home for Rusty, a 19-year-old prostitute is brutally murdered. The squad rushes to reach a deal with the remorseless killer they believe is part of a larger criminal enterprise. Their efforts, however, do not sit well with the judge assigned to the case.

12 p.m. - "Poster Boy" - TV-14-LSV The team works strategically to capture a spree killer who has put everyone on high alert. Trying to solve the case quickly, Raydor is torn between two seemingly right decisions, each of which comes with major consequences. Meanwhile, Rusty is given some extra freedom, but more threats leave him afraid to stray far from home.

1 p.m. - "Pick Your Poison" - TV-14-DLV After a bad batch of drugs claims the lives of two brothers, the race is on for the squad to find the dealer before more of their fellow high school students are threatened. Feeling smothered by his new around-the-clock security detail, Rusty faces a big decision.

2 p.m. - "Jailbait" - TV-14-DLV When a newly released prisoner misses two back-to-back parole meetings, the squad is called in to track him down after the suspect's therapist expresses concerns over his mental state. Meanwhile, Sharon invites therapist, Dr. Joe Bowman (guest star Bill Brochtrup), to the office to evaluate Rusty over a game of chess. Esai Morales also guest stars.

3 p.m. "All In" - TV-14-LV When a body turns up at a posh country club in a quiet neighborhood, the squad's investigation leads them down a money trail full of surprises. Flynn is noticeably distracted on the job, and Emma's actions have Rusty questioning her intentions, causing him to distrust her even more.

4 p.m. - "Curve Ball" - TV-14-LV Christmas vacation is interrupted for the Major Crimes Division when a baseball scout is found dead in his RV. The squad works through the murder case, unfolding a complicated kidnapping scheme. Meanwhile, Rusty opens up to Dr. Joe (guest star Bill Brochtrup) about his mom. Directed by Jon Tenney.

5 p.m. "Risk Assessment - TV-14-LV When a well-off graduate student gets shot to death in a gang-riddled neighborhood, the Major Crimes Division must work with the FBI, including Fritz Howard (guest star Jon Tenney) to find his killer. Throughout the investigation, it is revealed how each member of the unit became interested in joining the police force.

6 p.m. - "Year-End Blowout" - TV-14-DLV A year-end blowout sale becomes literal for a used-car lot after one of its owners is killed when a bomb explodes. While the squad tries to find who is responsible, Rusty dons a bulletproof vest under the watchful eye of Lt. Chuck Cooper (guest star Malcolm-Jamal Warner), a Special Investigation Section supervisor, in an attempt to catch the person responsible for threatening his and Sharon's life.

7 p.m. - "Return to Sender" - TV-14-LV The squad must work quickly to track down a serial killer before he strikes again. Meanwhile, things get dangerous over a game of chess.

8 p.m. - "Return to Sender, Part 2" - TV-14-DLV The Major Crimes unit draws closer to finding a dangerous serial killer. Rusty faces his biggest challenge yet when he bravely takes the stand against Phillip Stroh. Complicating the case further, the team goes head to head with Linda Rothman a tough, powerful attorney who doesn't let morals stand in her way of winning a case.

9 p.m. SEASON 3 PREMIERE: "Flight Risk" - TV-14-DLSV When a father and his two young children go missing, the squad has to work quickly to find them, while uncovering a slew of terrible family secrets along the way. Meanwhile, Raydor does her best to trust Rusty as he begins to take suspicious trips out on his own. Kathe Mazur guest stars.

About TNT

TNT is television's destination for drama. Seen in 101 million households and ranking among cable's top networks, TNT is home to such original drama series as Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Falling Skies, Perception, Dallas and Franklin & Bash. TNT's upcoming slate of scripted dramas includes the original series The Last Ship, Murder in the First, Legends, The Librarians, Public Morals, Proof and Transporter The Series, which will make its U.S. television debut on the network this fall. TNT also features such dramatic unscripted series as Cold Justice, APB with Troy Dunn and the upcoming On the Menu and Wake Up Call. In addition, TNT is the cable home to popular dramas like Hawaii Five-0, Castle, The Mentalist, Bones and Supernatural; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R); blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.

TNT is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

  [june 2014]  


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