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'Major Crimes' Renewed for Season 2

September 28, 2012 (8:58 am) GMT
The 'Closer' spin-off is picked up for its second run which will kick off in summer 2013.

"" has secured a new season order from TNT. Garnering strong ratings for the cable network since its debut in August, the spin-off to "" will return for its sophomore run in summer 2013.

"Week after week, 'Major Crimes' has drawn millions of fans with its combination of sharp writing and engaging characters brought to life by what can only be described as one of the best acting ensembles on television," says Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, when announcing the renewal. "We look forward to another season of this remarkable new drama."

Centering on 's Sharon who is now in charge of Major Crimes Division, "Major Crimes" debuted to 9.5 million viewers which marked the most-watched series launch ever for basic cable. It has averaged nearly 7 million audience so far and ranks No. 1 as cable's new series in 2012. It will wrap its first season in mid-October.

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