TNT's 'Murder in the First' Renewed for Season 3

The Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal drama stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson.
Doug Hyun

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.