Major Crimes Gets Season 4 Episode Order Increase

By M. Sharpe

mc black castWith the season four premiere of Major Crimes only hours away, has learned that TNT has increased the episode order by three, bringing the total amount of episodes planned for the upcoming season to 18. Series creator/executive producer James Duff confirmed that the extra three episodes will be added onto the winter portion of the season, with the first 10 episodes scheduled to air this summer.

The episode increase is not without precedent; TNT previously ordered 15 episodes of both the second and third seasons, before increasing the order to 19 total episodes for each of those seasons as well.

Along with the news last month that parent studio Warner Bros has already sold the rights to air the upcoming season in the United Kingdom to the Universal Channel, this episode increase is another good sign for the continuing longevity of the series, which currently ranks as TNT’s second highest rated series, and the 3rd most watched scripted series across all basic cable networks.