TNT Sets 'Falling Skies,' 'Franklin & Bash' Launches


The summer is near.

TNT has announced its premiere dates for returning favorites and anticipated dramas, including Steven Spielberg’s high-concept sci-fi series Falling Skies.

Starring ER vet Noah Wyle and produced by Spielberg, Skies will launch with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. before settling into its time slot at 10 p.m.

New legal series Franklin & Bash, toplined by Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer, will launch Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m., beginning its 10-episode run.

Returning series Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher, premieres the second-half of Season 2 on Wednesday, June 1 at 10 p.m. for six episodes.

Memphis Beat, starring Jason Lee, returns for its second season Tuesday, June 14 at 9 p.m. for 10 episodes.

Following Beat is medical drama HawthoRNe, starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Vartan and new cast member Marc Anthony, debuting its third round Tuesday, June 14 at 10 p.m.

Leverage premieres its fourth season Sunday, June 26 at 9 p.m., with The Closer launching Season 7 on Monday, July 11 at 9 p.m. Rizzoli & Isles follows with its Season 2 premiere at 10 p.m.