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'Dallas' Season 2 Begins January 28; More TNT Winter Premiere Dates

Been missing your fix of the scandalous Ewing family? Your wait won’t be much longer! TNT has announced the return dates for Dallas and a slew of returning and new series for winter 2012-2013. As TNT shifts to more year round programming, the network is preparing for the return of three hit dramas, its critically acclaimed police drama, and the premiere of David E. Kelly’s new medical drama.

Rizzoli & Isles returns for new episodes beginning November 27 at 9PM. Over the span of three seasons, Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander have proven that two heads are better than one in this Top 5 drama series. As Boston detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, the pair share a quirky chemistry and put away some of Boston’s most notorious criminals. Developed by Janet Tamaro from the popular characters created by best-selling author Tess Gerritsen, Rizzoli & Isles is produced for TNT by Warner Horizon Television, Janet Tamaro’s Hurdler Productions and Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions.

Television’s coolest gang of thieves, grifters and con artists on Leverage return on November 27 at 10PM to close out the fifth season of this fast-paced, light-hearted caper series from blockbuster executive producer Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment.

Two months later Dallas returns for its second season (on a new night) January 28 at 9PM. The exciting drama stars three iconic figures from the original series: Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray and Larry Hagman. They are joined by the next generation, played by Josh Henderson, Jesse Metcalfe, Jordana Brewster and Julie Gonzalo. The series also stars Brenda Strong, Mitch Pileggi and Emma Bell. Produced by Warner Horizon Television, TNT’s Dallas burst onto the scene this past summer with an average of 6.1 million viewers. It currently ranks as basic cable’s #1 new drama for the year-to-date with key adult demos. The network will air a special season one marathon January 26-27 to catch viewers up.

David E. Kelly and Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s medical drama Monday Mornings (starring Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina and Jamie Bamber) premieres February 4 at 10PM. Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. Produced by TNT Originals and David E. Kelley Productions, the series stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.

Southland returns for its fifth season on February 13 at 10PM. TNT’s critically acclaimed police drama takes viewers directly to the streets of LA to present an intensely personal, first-person look at cops and detectives on the beat. The extraordinary show – starring Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King and Ben McKenzie – has redefined the police drama genre with a raw, authentic look at the lives and work of detectives and beat cops. Southland is from John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television. TNT will lead into the season 5 premiere of Southland with a marathon of memorable episodes on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The network’s new unscripted series from executive producer Donnie Wahlberg, Boston’s Finest (working title), premieres on February 27. This gripping new series follows the men and women of the Boston Police Department, encompassing multiple units including the exclusive and highly decorated Gang Unit. Featuring detectives, investigators, beat officers, and others, we get an up close and personal look at what it takes to patrol and secure one of America’s greatest and most distinctive cities. Boston’s Finest (working title) comes to TNT from Jarrett Creative Group, along with executive producer Donnie Wahlberg’s Donnie D. Productions.

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