11:47am PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT's 'The Last Ship' Renewed for Third Season
TNT is staying the course with The Last Ship.
The Turner-owned cable network has renewed the Eric Dane starrer for a third season, the company announced Tuesday.
The drama, which airs Sundays at 9 p.m., will be back for a 13-episode season in summer 2016. The news comes a month before the drama's Sept. 6 season finale. TNT is also putting every episode of the sophomore drama from Michael Bay online through VOD and Watch TNT mobile apps the day after their debut.
Based on William Brinkley's novel, The Last Ship is set on the Navy destroyer the USS Nathan James and follows the exploits of Capt. Chandler (Dane) as he charts a course to exist in a world where there are few remaining survivors.
The drama's second season ranks as basic cable's No. 1 new scripted series this summer among adults 25-54 and as one of the top three among the key adults under 50 metric. When factoring in linear, VOD, digital and mobile viewings, the series averages 9 million total viewers per week.
The Last Ship is part of a TNT scripted roster that also includes the final season of Falling Skies, recently renewed Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes, Legends, Murder in the First, The Librarians, Public Morals, Proof, Agent X and Transporter: The Series.