TNT announces summer premieres for 'Falling Skies,' 'Franklin & Bash,' 'The Closer' and more

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With summer just around the corner, TNT has firmed up premiere plans for new series "Falling Skies" and "Franklin & Bash" -- as well as return dates for plenty of returning series, including the (possibly/sort of) final run of "The Closer."

"Skies," the high concept alien invasion thriller from Steven Spielberg starring "ER" vet Noah Wyle, bows Sunday, June 19, at the early hour of 9 p.m ET with a two-hour premiere. After that, it will air at 10 p.m. ET, with Season 4 of "Leverage" returning to its 9 p.m. slot on June 26.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer's legal comedy "Franklin & Bash" makes its debut a few weeks earlier on Wednesday, June 1, at 9 p.m. ET. The six-episode final leg of "Men of a Certain Age's" Season 2 begins that same night at 10 p.m. ET.

On Tuesday, June 14, "Memphis Beat" and "HawthoRNe" return at 9 p.m and 10 p.m. ET, respectively -- the latter with a new cast member in Marc Anthony.

And then there's "The Closer," which launches a possibly super-sized, possibly spin-off-setting-up Season 7 on Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m ET. It will continue to lead into it's successful companion series from last summer, "Rizzoli & Isles," which premieres the same night at 10 p.m. ET.
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