TNT renews 'Rizzoli and Isles,' 'Major Crimes' and 'Perception'
"Rizzoli & Isles" in particular is something of a no-brainer. The procedural is TNT's number-one show -- and the top basic-cable scripted show this summer -- with an average of 8.4 million viewers. Starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander as a cop and a coroner, respectively, the show focuses on the two women's shared friendship and crime-solving abilities.
"Major Crimes," the spinoff to "The Closer" that is now in its second season on the network, has also been renewed. Ratings numbers for the police drama have averaged above 6.7 million viewers from week to week.
The third series to get the renewal news is "Perception," starring Eric McCormack as an academic whose skewed view of the world helps him find truth in the world of crime.