TNT renews ‘Closer,’ ‘Leverage’

Cable network also brings back 'Rizzoli'

TNT has given renewals to three dramas: “The Closer,” “Leverage” and frosh hit “Rizzoli & Isles.”

Cabler announced 15-episode pickups for “Closer” and “Leverage” and a 13-seg order for “Rizzoli.” All three shows will have bow new seasons next year.

“TNT has enjoyed tremendous success on Sunday and Monday nights with Leverage, The Closer and Rizzoli & Isles,” said Michael Wright, executive veep and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. “All three shows feature terrific casts, sharp writing and top-notch production teams. We look forward to continued success with new seasons in 2011.”

“Closer” hails from Warner Bros. TV. “Rizzoli” comes from Warner Horizon and “Leverage” is produced by exec producer Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment.

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