4:26pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
TNT's 'Murder in the First' Renewed for Season 3
TNT has renewed Murder in the First.
The serialized drama created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal will return for a third season on the Turner-owned cable network.
The series, which stars Kathleen Robertson and Taye Diggs, will return in 2016 after averaging 2 million viewers during its sophomore run.
The drama, which wrapped its second season in the summer, was considered a bubble show given TNT and TBS topper Kevin Reilly's push for more edgier fare but the cabler had to make a decision before the cast's options ran out at year's end.
Murder in the First joins a roster of dramas at TNT including Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, Legends, The Librarians, Public Morals, Agent X and the upcoming Alienist series.