Series each averaging 7 million viewers
TNT has renewed drama reboot “Dallas” for a second season, while also re-upping drama “Rizzoli & Isles” for a fourth season.
Each skein from Warner Horizon TV received 15-episode renewals for air in 2013.
“Dallas” is the No. 1 new basic cable series to date in 2012 with 6.9 million total viewers on average. “Rizzoli” has been averaging 7.1 million viewers in its new 9 p.m. Tuesday timeslot.
” ‘Dallas’ has been a success for us on every level: pitch-perfect writing, smart directing and buzz-worthy performances by a new generation of stars and their iconic counterparts,” said Turner prexy and head of programming Michael Wright. “With (its) top-flight ratings, robust growth through time-shifted viewing and the extensive online buzz, it’s clear the Ewings of Southfork have once again captured the imagination of viewers.”
Cynthia Cidre and Michael M. Robin exec produce “Dallas,” which stars Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster, Julie Gonzalo and Brenda Strong along with original series castmembers Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman.
Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander star in “Rizzoli,”with Janet Tamaro, Bill Haber and Michael Katleman exec producing. Lee Thompson Young, Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges, Brian Goodman and Lorraine Bracco co-star.
“Anchoring a new night in its third season, ‘Rizzoli & Isles’ has proven itself to be a strong and enduring hit, not only in terms of the great storylines and performances, but also in terms of the show’s stellar ratings,” Wright said.
“Rizzoli” actually averaged more than 8 million viewers per episode in its first two seasons before moving to its current timeslot.