TNT has officially announced Major Crimes season 5 renewal today, several weeks after word first broke on social media about the renewal order.
While there were initially conflicting reports about the number of episodes in the pickup, MajorCrimesTV.net has confirmed with TNT that at this time 13 episodes have been ordered for Season 5. While this is a lower-than-usual number of episodes, Major Crimes has historically seen its episode order increased for each of the past 3 seasons, most recently this current season where the initial episode order of 15 was increased twice to a total of 23 episodes in Season 4.
Along with the renewal of Major Crimes and The Librarians, TNT also announced the cancellation of the underperforming series Legends, Agent X, and Public Morals.
Happy Holidays indeed – we’re hearing that Major Crimes has been renewed for Season 5! The renewal was announced on social media today, and confirmed by several of the cast members on the show on twitter and Facebook.
Season 4 of Major Crimes is currently airing its winter season, with a total of 23 episodes scheduled to air, the largest episode order of any TNT series to date.
Major Crimes enjoyed a very strong summer season, finishing as the Most Watched Basic Cable Series for 10 consecutive weeks, besting perennial frontrunner Rizzoli & Isles, and more than doubling the ratings of fellow TNT series Murder in the First, Proof, and Falling Skies throughout the summer season.
This winter Major Crimes has been a bright spot on TNT’s roster, which has been suffering losses of over half its viewership from its summer to winter seasons. While Major Crimes has also suffered from the TNT viewer drop, its numbers have been the least impacted of all TNT’s currently airing dramas, and has continued to lead as TNT’s most-watched program this winter by an average margin of almost a half million viewers.