TNT renews three series
Ordered 15 eps of 'Closer,' 'Leverage' and 13 for 'Rizzoli'
NEW YORK -- Time Warner's TNT has ordered new seasons of hit shows "The Closer," "Leverage" and "Rizzoli & Isles" for 2011.
"The Closer," which continues to rank as ad-supported cable’s No. 1 series of all time, is coming back for its seventh season. "Leverage," now in a Sunday timeslot, will return for season four.
And new show "Rizzoli & Isles," which is cable’s No. 1 new series year-to-date, will be brought back for its second season.
TNT has ordered 15 episodes each of the two first shows and 13 of the latter.
"TNT has enjoyed tremendous success on Sunday and Monday nights with 'Leverage,' 'The Closer' and 'Rizzoli & Isles,' " said Michael Wright, executive vp and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies. "All three shows feature terrific casts, sharp writing and top-notch production teams."
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