Welcome to MajorCrimesTV.net, your trusted source of news and information for the hit TNT drama Major Crimes. The series from Creator/Executive Producer James Duff brings the familiar characters of the LAPD’s elite Major Crimes Division into all-new situations as they adjust to being led by Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), while still trying to close the department’s highest-profile cases.
MajorCrimesTV.net has learned that Major Crimes season four will premiere on Monday, June 8th at 9pm/8c on TNT.
Start the countdown and set those DVR’s, because the team is back!
Updated, 1:45PM PST, From TNT’s official press release:
“Television’s favorite squad of detectives is on the case in Major Crimes, TNT’s powerful crime-drama that ranks as one of basic cable’s Top 10 original series. Major Crimes focuses on how the American justice system approaches the art of the deal as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. The elite team is back, headed by two-time Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell as Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor, G.W. Bailey as Lieutenant Provenza, Tony Denison as Lieutenant Andy Flynn, Michael Paul Chan as Lieutenant Mike Tao, Raymond Cruz as Detective Julio Sanchez, Kearran Giovanni as Detective Amy Sykes, Phillip P. Keene as tech expert Buzz Watson, Robert Gossett as Assistant Chief Russell Taylor and Jonathan Del Arco as Dr. Morales. Graham Patrick Martin returns as Rusty Beck, the homeless teen who was officially adopted by Captain Raydor last season.
In 2014, Major Crimes ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 10 series for the third consecutive year. The series averaged more than 8.2 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery in its third season, with 2.5 million adults 18-49 and 1.9 million adults 25-54, all on par with the prior season’s performance. Overall, the show reached an average of 11.6 million viewers per episode in season three for its linear telecasts and DVR, VOD, digital and mobile plays. Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc., in association with Warner Bros. Television. James Duff, Greer Shephard & Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace, Adam Belanoff and Leo Geter serve as executive producers.”
Great news, Major Crimes fans! Warner Bros has announced that Major Crimes: The Complete Third Season will be released May 26, 2015. Featuring all 19 season three episodes, deleted scenes, and the always-popular gag reel, this is a must-have for all fans!
UPDATED 3/11/15 – Advanced cover art for the DVD’s have been released, the set is now available for preorder on Amazon.com.
“WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
BRINGS ONE OF TNT’S MOST-WATCHED SERIES
TO DVD May 26, 2015
WITH THE RELEASE OF
MAJOR CRIMES: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON
DVD Release Includes All 19 Season Three Episodes
Plus Never-Before-Seen Unaired Scenes and Gag Reel
BURBANK, CA (February 25, 2015) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings the third season of one of cable television’s most powerful police dramas to DVD, with the release of Major Crimes: The Complete Third Season. Available in stores May 26, 2015, this release features all 19 of the series’ season three episodes plus never-before-seen unaired scenes and gag reel. The show, which spun off the critically acclaimed, award-winning The Closer, has quickly established itself as one of basic cable’s top programs. During season three, Major Crimes ranked as TNT’s #2 show and as the # 3 scripted drama on basic cable television *. The release of Major Crimes: The Complete Third Season is timed to the show’s fourth season premiere on TNT. The four-disc DVD set will retail for $59.98 SRP. Order due date has been set for April 21, 2015.
The third gripping season of Major Crimes finds our favorite squad of detectives hard at work, as they continue to solve the division’s highest profile cases. The elite team is under the leadership of department head Captain Sharon Raydor, portrayed by Oscar® nominee Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves, Battlestar Galactica). The unit is comprised of Lieutenant Provenza (G.W. Bailey, The Closer, M*A*S*H, Police Academy), Lieutenant Andy Flynn (Tony Denison, The Closer, Crime Story), Lieutenant Mike Tao (Michael Paul Chan, The Closer, Arrested Development), Detective Julio Sanchez (Raymond Cruz, The Closer, Training Day), Detective Amy Sykes (Kearran Giovanni, One Life to Live), tech expert Buzz Watson (Phillip P. Keene, The Closer, The D.A.), Dr. Morales (Jonathan Del Arco, The Closer, Nip/Tuck), Assistant Chief Russell Taylor (Robert Gossett, The Closer, Arlington Road) and Deputy Chief Fritz Howard (recurring guest star Jon Tenney, The Closer, King & Maxwell).
Season three finds the unit involved in a series of startling and complex cases. The detectives investigate the death of a canine that inherited his deceased millionaire master’s fortune; a young runaway who is found murdered in a trash can; a woman who confesses to killing her rapist; a series of young girls who disappear from a nightclub; a father and two young kids who go missing and several other captivating mysteries. The third season also brings the return of homeless teen and material witness Rusty Beck (Graham Patrick Martin, The Closer, Two and a Half Men), who is taken in — and adopted — by Captain Raydor. It’s a thrilling season filled with intriguing cases and compelling stories about the lives of the officers and prosecutors who work together to rid the streets of Los Angeles of some its worst criminals.
“Major Crimes has quickly developed a devoted fan base. Fans of The Closer now have a spinoff that stands completely on its own. We’re delighted to release another exciting season of this exceptional series on DVD,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing. She added, “Major Crimes keeps getting better and better with each season. Mary McDonnell in the lead is superb and the rest of the supporting cast is outstanding.”
NPR praised Major Crimes as “…good, solid television,” and Yahoo TV says, “[The] fact that Major Crimes can veer from the grim…to the gleeful…is due in great part to the diversity of the cast.”
Major Crimes is produced by The Shephard/Robin Company and Walking Entropy, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. The Closer’s James Duff, Greer Shephard, Michael M. Robin, Rick Wallace and Adam Belanoff serve as executive producers.
*Source: Nielsen Galaxy Explorer L+7 US AA%; excluding repeats, specials & <5 TCs; Season to Date = 05/26/14-10/26/14
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WB Ultra.
On a night where many broadcast programs posted series lows against the College Football Playoffs, the Major Crimes two-hour season finale held its own in the ratings, finishing the season even with their winter average, and wining the night as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program. ”Special Master, Pt. 1″ saw 3.73 million viewers tuning in for the much anticipated return of Phillip Stroh, while hour two saw excellent viewer retention, with 3.5 million viewers sticking around for ”Special Master, Pt. 2″.
Last weeks episode of Major Crimes continued to perform well in time-delayed ratings, coming in as the Most Watched Show across all of cable (including sports and reality) for the week, and beating out sister TNT series The Librarians by more than a million viewers. In Live + 3 day ratings, last week’s outing rose to 7.6 million viewers (+3% over the prior weeks winter best).
Overall in its third season, Major Crimes is reaching a total of 9.4 million viewers per episode across multiple platforms.
Major Crimes will return for season 4 with all-new episodes Summer, 2015.
MajorCrimesTV.net wishes to congratulates the cast and crew on a fantastic season!
Up against stiff competition from the return of network programming, Major Crimes performed well in its first outing of 2015, winning the night as the Most Watched Cable Program of the night. The episode, featuring the long-awaited showdown between Julio Sanchez and his temper (and Captain Raydor with her former Internal Affairs team) dropped slightly, with 4.311 viewers tuning in. In the key demographic, the episode remained steady, with 0.7 million viewers 18-49 tuning in.
Last weeks episode also brought some Major gains, winning the week as the Most Watched Scripted Cable Program, beating the runner up program (and sister TNT series) The Librarians by almost 1 million viewers!
Congrats to the Major Crimes team for making a big splash into 2015!
Don’t forget to watch the 2 HOUR Season Finale of Major Crimes, this Monday at 9pm/8c on TNT!
“Special Master Part One” – Monday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
Phillip Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) returns and is demanding a new deal from DDA Rios (guest star Nadine Velazquez) in exchange for his cooperation regarding “future murders.” In a race against the clock to prevent the deaths of three women, Major Crimes works to save the victims while decoding the source of Stroh’s information. Jon Tenney, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Ransford Doherty, Tuc Watkins, Jon Abrahams and Cara Santana guest star.
Directed by Steve Robin
Story by Mike Berchem
Teleplay by Ralph Gifford & Carson Moore
Created by James Duff
“Special Master Part Two” – Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
The Major Crimes division is in overdrive working to stop a serial killer who has been targeting female sex workers. To interpret the facts, Captain Sharon Raydor reaches outside her division to a consultant, Clarissa Fields (guest star Annie Potts), to help reverse engineer a decade of horrible murders as Stroh (guest star Billy Burke) moves closer and closer to achieving his ultimate deal. Jon Tenney, Laurie Holden, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Nadine Velazquez, Lindsay Price, Brock Harris, Hampton Fluker, Tuc Watkins, Ransford Doherty and Theo Alexander guest star.
Directed by Leo Geter
Story by Mike Berchem
Teleplay by Leo Geter & Jim Leonard
Created by James Duff
MajorCrimesTV.net wishes the cast, crew, and all the fans of Major Crimes a very Happy New Year. Thanks for all the support in 2014, and we look forward to all that 2015 will bring!
Thanks to Jon Tenney for sharing this image with us on twitter!
Major Crimes ended the season on a major high, with Monday night’s outing bringing in 4.4 million viewers, a 16% increase over the prior week, hitting a new ratings high for this winter season, and won the night as the most watched scripted cable outing. The episode also showed gains in key demographics, with 0.7 million viewers tuning in Live + Same Day, a 17% increase over the prior week.*
Major Crimes added another feather to its cap for the last week of 2014, surpassing freshman series The Librarians ascend to the #2 spot of TNT’s most-watched shows of the year!
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Major Crimes for a truly wonderful year, and best wishes to all for the New Year!
Authors note: Time-delayed ratings for last weeks Christmas outing of Major Crimes were not immediately available at the time this article was published, but will be added once they have been released.
The holidays brought good cheer to Major Crimes, with 3.82 million viewers tuning in to watch the squad crack the case of the “Felony Santacides” and meet the rest of the Raydor clan. The episode won the night as the most watched scripted cable offering of the evening, and improved on last weeks live numbers by 8%. In the 18-49 demographic, the episode remained steady withthe previous outing, pulling in 0.6 million viewers.
Meanwhile, last week’s episode continued to bring good tidings, coming in as the most- watched scripted cable offering of the week. So far the episode has drawn 6.8 million viewers in Live + 3, an increase of 4% over the prior week. In key demographics the episode showed even more significant gains, with 2.1 million adults 21-54 (up 11% over the prior week) and 1.6 million adults 18-49 (up 13% over the prior week). For those with a touch of schadenfreude, we can’t resist noting that Major Crimes has beat out fellow TNT series The Librarians in the ratings for the past two weeks, despite the latter being much more heavily promoted.
With one week left to go for 2014, Major Crimes is set to finish the year on a high note as the 6th most watched cable series of the year, and is poised to rise to the #2 spot for TNT’s most watched series of the year.
MajorCrimesTV.net wishes a very happy holiday season to the cast and crew of Major Crimes, and to all the fans.