TNT Renews ‘The Librarians’ and ‘Major Crimes,’ Confirms ‘Murder in the First’ Season 3

The Librarians Season 3 renewal
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TNT has renewed “The Librarians” and “Major Crimes” for new seasons, the cable net announced Tuesday.

As previously reported, “Murder in the First” has also been renewed for its third season.

Currently in the midst of its second season, airing on Sunday nights, fantasy-adventure series “The Librarians” has been picked up for a third season, which is slated to premiere with 10 episodes in fall 2016. A follow-up to Turner’s “Librarian” movie franchise, the TV series centers on an ancient organization hidden beneath the Metropolitan Public Library dedicated to protecting the unknowing world from a secret, magical reality.

Crime drama “Major Crimes,” currently airing Mondays, has been renewed for its fifth season with 13 episodes set to debut in summer 2016. Starring Mary McDonnell, it is a spinoff to long-running Kyra Sedgwick drama “The Closer.”

“Murder in the First” will also return next summer.

In Live+3 estimates from Nielsen, “Major Crimes” logged its best fall numbers in five airings to date on Dec. 7 (0.84 in 18-49, 5.45 million viewers overall), leading all cable scripted series for the week in total viewers. And book-ending the week, “Librarians” (0.88 in 18-49, 3.56 million viewers overall) had its best showing since its Nov. 1 season premiere and ranked sixth among all scripted cable series for the week.

“The Librarians” wraps up its sophomore run with the season finale on Dec. 27. After it’s midseason finale on Dec. 21, “Major Crimes” will return with the back-half of the season in February.

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  1. ketihapa says:

    Librarians.. awesome.

  2. Ladyhawk says:

    Why such a long time in between seasons?

  3. Adam says:

    Yes!!! More librarians. Great cast very amusing. Keep up the good work TNT.

  4. me says:

    why was such a BAD show like the librarians renewed…………..there should have never been a 2nd season let alone a 3rd. the ratings are so low it should have been canceled the 1st season I wonder what kind of backroom deal they have going on

    • Julie says:

      The variety of sources and the idea of various myths and legends and bringing them to life was very interesting. Was like bringing some books to life. The cast of characters is a constant humour. With a open mind…..loved it.

    • MalCharacter says:

      Simple, there’s no other show that works for it’s target audience. So even if it’s cheesy, it keeps us watching.

      I like silly adventure shows with artifacts and magic/super science. No overblown drama, no love triangles, no blood, with humor, that kinda stuff. Stuff like Warehouse 13, Buffy, or Fringe (even though Fringe had a lot of dead bodies and blood).

      Besides The Librarians, what’s airing right now that I would like? I’m seriously asking, I’d love to find new stuff to watch.

  5. nblackburn01 says:

    Why only 13 shows for Major Crimes, TNT??? It is your best show! And….why so long to renew it. Should have been a no brainer!

  6. cadavra says:

    Yay for both shows. And glad “Librarians” is surviving such a murderous time slot. The DVR works overtime Sundays at 8:00.

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