10:16am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT Renews Dick Wolf's 'Cold Justice' for Third Season (Exclusive)
TNT is sticking with Cold Justice.
The Turner-owned cable network has picked up a third season of the unscripted series from exec producer Dick Wolf, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The true crime docu-drama will return with another batch of 10 episodes in early 2015, featuring both new states and types of cases that haven't yet been depicted on the series. The episodic order is up from the eight of season one and on par with the initial order for its current sophomore run, which was later upped to 16.
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Cold Justice, which follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and ex-crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they examine unsolved cases, has already helped result in 15 arrests, eight criminal indictments, four confessions, two guilty pleas and a 22-year prison sentence.
In its move to Fridays this summer, the show has averaged 2.3 million viewers when factoring in seven days of delayed viewing. That's up 24 percent compared with Cold Justice's winter run. The series is up 12 percent among adults 25-54 compared with its winter installment and up 13 percent among adults 18-49 vs. season one.
Cold Justice hails from Wolf Reality and Magical Elves' Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz as well as Tom Thayer.
Cold Justice is part of TNT's summer lineup, with scripted dramas The Last Ship, Major Crimes and Falling Skies already renewed for additional seasons.